The Ruhnu Fiddle Festival 2023 was originally conceived to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Ruhnu Fiddle Camp. While the camp had long been an invitation for individuals to participate in workshops dedicated to Ruhnu Music, the organizers sought to broaden the scope of the celebration. Recognizing the desire to share the island's magical essence with those who may not play an instrument, they took on the ambitious task of organizing a grand festival. This festival would encompass a diverse array of experiences, including concerts, exhibitions, workshops, a film program, and so much more. It was their way of opening the doors to Ruhnu's magical world for everyone, regardless of their musical abilities, and inviting them to become part of this captivating journey.
The Ruhnu Fiddle Festival is not just a musical event; it's a celebration of heritage, unity, and the power of music to transcend borders. It's a testament to the enduring spirit of Ruhnu Island and a reminder that, in the heart of this island, the past, present, and future coexist harmoniously through the strings of the fiddle.