Recordings from the Estonian Folklore Archives 3

Helene Kukk

Helene Kukk (1894–1969) was living in Tallinn at the time the recordings were made but she was born at Uniku farm in the village of Mäeküla in Sangaste Parish. She had learned older herder and swinging songs as well as very many newer rhymed songs of Sangaste from her mother. It was her grandchild, Tõnu Rüütel, who in 1961 first sent songs written down from Helene to the archives. Helene later continued writing down the songs, riddles, and stories she still remembered from her youth. Her songs were recorded in 1962 and 1967.