Folklore holiday of Selia region, Akniste, 1 August 1998
recommended transcription in English: Ceiruleits
approximate pronunciation in English: Tseiruleits
Listen pronunciation in AU format (15 Kb)
Created: September 1990
Location: Livani, Preili distr., Latgalia
Leader: Anna Kārkle
Number of participants: 66, of them by age:
younger than 14 years: 32
from 25 to 44 years: 34
and by gender:
Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
various pulsatile instruments.
Description: In West Latgalia, city Livani on the coast of Daugava,
since autumn of 1990 is active the children folklore group Ceiruleits.
In its repertoir are Latgalian songs, roundelays and dances. In some cases
materials of other regions of Latvia are used. Themes of repertoir are wide and
various. During performances the participants use every occasion to involve
The participants actively collect folklore among old-timers in the Livani
Large attention is given to playing the traditional instruments.
The participants wear costumes of Livani area.
The group actively participates in the cultural life of the region,
and in the Latvian festivals Pulkā eimu, pulkā teku, Baltica. The group
has been recorded on the radio, has performed abroad - in Italy, Finland,
Poland, Germany and Sweden.
Folklore festival Pulkā eimu, pulkā teku, Jurmala, 1997
Sound sample: Gonūs mani mōte syuta (Mother orders me to drive the cattle to the pasture) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (208 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (272 Kb)
Anna Kārkle, Jersikas iela 12, Līvāni, LV-5316, Latvija
Anna Karkle, Jersikas iela 12, Livani, LV-5316, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 6-53-42913, 2-9969943
Fax: (+371) 6-53-43623
E-mail: ceiruleits_N@N_inbox.lv, ceiruleits_N@N_yahoo.com
Date of presenting the information: 25 August 1998, 26 January 2006, 20 October 2011