Troka formed in spring 1993 in Kaustinen, Finland.
June 1993: Troka wins first prize in Folk Music Group Master Competition in Mäntsälä.
July 1993: Devastated the audience at Kaustinen Folk Festival. THE hot ticket among new bands. Within days, a recording deal with Olarin Musiikki was set.
April 1994: Debut CD released by Olarin Musiikki of Finland. (OMCD 54) Material includes seven original compositions, six trad tunes and one cover of famous Finnish march by Jorma Panula.
June 1994: Performed at Skagen Festival, Denmark.
1996: Swedish tour
1997: Nordic Lights convention, Falun, Sweden. German tour, Rudolstadt Festival, Germany. Vossa Jazz Festival, Norway
Jan. 1998: North American release of Troka debut album on North Side records label, USA.
May 9, 1998: live performance on US nationally broadcast radio program Prairie Home Companion. May 10: Concert at Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, MN, USA. May 11: Knitting Factory, NYC
March, 1999: Troka released their second album, SMASH, featuring an abundance of new original pieces by Ville, Matti and Timo. Finnish version by Folk Music Institute of Finland and US version courtesy of NorthSide of USA. Coinciding with the release was an appearance at the Nordic Roots Festival in Minneapolis, sharing the bill with Swedish band Väsen.
Summer, 1999: SMASH is licensed to Resistencia label of Spain.
November 19, 1999: Merlin Theatre performance, Budapest, Hungary
Feb 18, 2000: Lillehammer Winter Arts Festival, Norway
March 2000: tour of Spain
2006. Released third album Raharinki (TROKACD 001)