Press Kit

Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt (EST/ENG) write and perform music rooted in Estonian and English folklore. Their music, both modern and tradition-sensitive, combines kannel, fiddle, and vocals in a colourful, rich and enchanting way. Sharing an affinity for improvisation and spontaneity, the duo’s communication and companionship captivates the ears eager to float and the toes yearning to dance.

They perform regularly in England, Estonia and Finland for both concerts and dancing. In 2022 they were finalists in Kaustinen Folk Music Festival’s Konsta Jylhä competition and in 2020 won the Grand Prize of the Mooste Elohelü Folk Music Competition in Estonia. Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt’s debut album Skylark will be released in 2023.


Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt (EST/ENG) loovad muusikat, mille juured ulatuvad nii eesti kui ka inglise pärimusse. Põimides traditsioone ja omaloomingut, loovad kannel, viiul ja laul kõlavärviderikka ning võluva terviku. Duo kontserdid on vahetud ja tulvil improvisatsiooni, nende muusika on ühtaegu traditsioonitundlik ja modernne. Hea kooskõla ja ühine tunnetus paeluvad nii tantsumaiast kui ka kuulates kulgeda armastavat publikut.

Duo on andnud nii kontserte kui ka mänginud tantsuüritustel Eestis, Soomes ning Inglismaal. 2022. aastal olid Kaustineni Folk Music Festivalil Konsta Jylhä võistumängimise finalistid ning aastal 2020 võitsid nad Mooste Elohelü pärimusmuusikatöötluste festivalil. Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt’i debüütalbum Skylark ilmub 2023. aastal.



A trailer from our concert at Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, May 2021

Our performance at Mooste Elohelü in August 2020.

In 2021, Helsinki Stage filmed a selection of our songs and tunes and interviewed us. The songs included are:

Sõprade labajalg (Friends’ Labajalg) – A dance tune written by Eva.

Lõoke/ Skylark – In 1936, in Estonia, Mari Sutt was recorded imitating various birds’ song using nonsensical words and phrases. Being inspired by that, we used Mari’s imitation of skylark as the springboard for our own bird imitation.

Helevalge tuvi (A Dove Flew Over England) – A traditional counting game from Estonia which we set to music. It’s surprisingly topical for 2020-2021!

Select a video by clicking on the pictures below the video player. There are subtitles in English and Estonian for the interview and English subtitles in Helevalge tuvi (A Dove Flew Over England).

A couple of videos from Tallinna Tantsuklubi (Tallinn Dance Club), December 2019.


Live recordings from our live concert at Musiikkitalo, Helsinki in 2021.