Latvian folklore groups
Welcome to our Web site! Here you will find information about almost all
Latvian adult folklore groups (some, unfortunately, have not found the time
or resources to send material).
The groups are classified in
alphabetic order and in
administrative district order as shown
on a map of Latvia. It is also possible
to choose groups by other various
Each group has a separate page which contains general information,
description, photos and sounds. The description is written by the
participants or leader of the group. However, the sounds are not
of a high quality due to the large file-size which would be required and are
created in two formats: all songs are in MP3
format and one verse is in AU format. Some groups have sent only partial
information, so don't be surprised if there is an absence of photos or songs.
We hope that our catalogue will give visitors an opportunity to get a
good understanding of Latvian folklore and ethnographic ensembles and to choose
suitable material for their own use.
The catalogue is created thanks to the support of the
Soros foundation - Latvia,
which has supported
Ansis Ataols Bērziņš'
project Latvian folklore groups catalogue on the Internet
within the Internet program and also thanks to the groups which were not
lazy and sent the requested information.
We understand that our English translation is not very good and has many
mistakes. In any case, we would be very grateful if you helped us to
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