In Latvian Academy of Sciences Folklore depository, Riga, 31 October 1996
meaning: name of!!! a farm and of the museum residing there (literal translation: farmstead on a hill)
recommended transcription in English: Kolnasata
approximate pronunciation in English: Kolnasaata
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Created: 31 October 1995
Location: Sakstagals parish, Rezekne distr., Latgalia
Leader: Marija Matisone
Number of participants: 20, of them by age:
younger than 14 years: 5
from 25 to 44 years: 4
older than 64 years: 11
and by gender:
Forms of activity: sing, play roundelays
The flag of our group is created from Latgalian woolen shawl, attached to an
element of a window's cornice - as its flagstaff. On the cornice our name
Kolnasāta is carved.
Description: Folklore group Kolnasāta was formed in connection
with creation of the museum of Francis Trasuns. At the vicinities of the museum
live many female folk singers, among them many expert singers of the funeral psalms.
The museum was carrying out various arrangements and inviting the
folklore group Rūta from Rezekne
(I also had sung in it for 13 years), so I decided to offer the local women
to sing folk songs together and to participate in the activities of the museum.
We perform songs of our parish, basically those collected by Felikss
Laizāns on the verge of XIX and XX centuries, and songs on verses of our
countrymen J.Klīdzējs and Fr.Trasuns.
We have participated in festival Baltica-97 (in Riga), in festival of
Latgalian television in 1997 (in Rezekne) and in many arrangements in Rezekne
district. On weddings we sing chaffing and wedding songs.
5 years of museum, 23 August 1997
Sound sample: Ladojā ezerenī (On ice lake) (1998)
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Marija Matisone, Civkori, p/n Sakstagals, Rēzeknes raj., LV-4638, Latvija
Marija Matisone, Civkori, p/o Sakstagals, Rezekne distr., LV-4638, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 46-57272
Date of presenting the information: 21 August 1998