Welcome to zither player Sander Karu (Kandlemees Sander) & Estonian folk music group Simmaniduo's page online!

The current page enables you to find out more about the Estonian folk music, zither player Sander Karu (Kandlemees Sander) and zither group (ensemble) Simmaniduo (founded in 1983) a.

Simmaniduo and Kandlemees Sander presents original and popular songs & tunes coming from different regions of Estonia and abroad. Using Estonian national instrument  - the zither (the table-harp) - gives Simmaniduo´s music a special colouring which is rather original in nowadays music.

The  zither (the table-harp, gusli, kantele, kokle, kanklės, citars) is Estonian national instrument (folk instrument). Kandlemees Sander ja Simmaniduo are using zithre, which have 55 strings and produced in Tallinn Piano Factory (Tallinna Klaverivabrikus) at the 80s of last century. They are using accoustic and electric zithre.

7 exellent possibilities:

1. Invite us to perform or write to us simmaniduo@gmail.com
2. Look at the playlist and demosongs and Sing Karaoke with us 
3. Buy CD (CD), vinyl, songbook and souvenirs 
4. Look at the and print out or copy FREE Sheet music and lyrics by Sander Karu 
5. Print or copy yourself our songbooks
6. Buy Estonian Kannel (zither)
7. Learn to play Estonia Zither (Free videos)

Sander Karu is an Estonian folk musician - zitherist (Estonian kannel, Estonian zither is a 55-stringed folk music instrument, which allows to play the melody and accompany it with chords at the same time, est kannel, rahvakannel).  Many Sander Karu´s zither melodies have been recorded by Estonian Radio.
Sander Karu's well-known songs are a good example of Estonian contemporary folk music.


See Sander Karu's songs notes and texts

During the 30 years Simmaniduo has played its own creation and also original Estonian and international folk music. Its creation combines the sound of Estonian folk music instrument zither (est kannel) with contemporary sound. Simmaniduo performes at both public events as well as weddings and birthday parties. Members of Simmaniduo have presented its music outside Estonia in Finland, Sweden, Germany and Vietnam

Band members:
Sander Karu - Estonian zither (Estonia rahvakannel), vocal, rythm machine
Märt Toom - bass, vocal


Invite us to perform at an event and buy a CD or vinyl record (LP)!

Tell us your wish and we will be happy to help you!
Please contact: Sander Karu

e-mail: simmaniduo@gmail.com
Tartu city, Estonia, Europa

Best gift to You and to Your friends - Simmaniduo´s and kannel-player (zitherist) Sander Karu`s CD-s and vinyl record (LP)! Buy CD or cassette!

  • NEW vinyl record (LP) in May 2017! Kandlemees Sander "Kandlemuusika ja rahvalikud laulud simmanile" 19,99 € *)  track listing    Video here  .   See more information
  • NEW album in June 2016! Kandlemees Sander "Kandlemuusika kogu perele". track listing  Video here     See more information
  • CD 2014: Kandlemees Sander CD "1 kannel ja rahvalikud laulud" (2014). Special price 8,99 €*, normal price 9,99 €*  track listing . Video here
  • CD "Tule simmanile" (2011) special price: 8,99 €
  • Track listing here , video here
  • CD "Kandlemees Sander Karu kandlelood" (2011) special price 8,99 €. track listing here demo  video here
*Delivery expenses outside Estonia are added (approx 4,8 )

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Our music in ITunes Store (search "Kandlemees Sander")

"Kandlemees Sander - Elva männid" (music and words Sander Karu, 2016) (song of Sander*s birth town Elva) 

NEW vinyl record (LP) in May 2017! Kandlemees Sander "Kandlemuusika ja rahvalikud laulud simmanile" See more information

NEW album in June 2016! Kandlemees Sander "Kandlemuusika kogu perele". See more information

Welcome to enjoy our music on Youtube: