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Folklore holiday of Selia region, Akniste, 1 August 1998

      Name: Ceiruleits
          meaning: lark
          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:
          males: 27
          females: 39
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
      Musical insruments: kokle (psaltery), monochord violin, Petersburg squeeze-box, accordion, pipe, trumpet, drum, 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 public.
    The participants actively collect folklore among old-timers in the Livani area.
    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.

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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)

          in Latvian: Anna Kārkle, Jersikas iela 12, Līvāni, LV-5316, Latvija
          in English: Anna Karkle, Jersikas iela 12, Livani, LV-5316, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 6-53-42913, 2-9969943
      Fax: (+371) 6-53-43623

      Date of presenting the information: 25 August 1998, 26 January 2006, 20 October 2011

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