Review of folklore ensembles of Preili district, Lici, 2 February 1997
recommended transcription in English: Muderniki
approximate pronunciation in English: Muuderneeki
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Created: 17 February 1986
Location: Preili, Latgalia
Leader: Jānis Teilāns
Number of participants: 21, of them by age:
younger than 14 years: 2
from 14 to 24 years: 4
from 25 to 44 years: 10
from 45 to 64 years: 3
older than 64 years: 2
and by gender:
Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
Description: 17 February 1986 in former Preili cheese-making plant a
folklore ensemble was created under direction of Jānis Teilāns.
Firstly the ensemble acts at home: on factory, town and district holidays.
The ensemble participates in 1987 in the meeting of ethnographical and folklore
ensembles Dainu kalns-87 in Sigulda.
The ensemble has participated in the international festivals Baltica-88,
Baltica-91, Baltica-92 (in Estonia), Baltica-94, Baltica-97, was
performed in Lithuania and Russia. In autumn 1993 Mūdernīki have
participateted in the International festival of folklore music in Angere
From the beginning Mūdernīki are a family ensemble, in which there
participate no professional musicians or singers. Participants are united
by their interest in folk song and folk traditions.
The ensemble is trying to master songs, roundelays, folk believes of
Preili area - to be able together with countrymen participate in the processes
of nature and the pace of sun.
As the ensemble works at joint-stock company Preiļu siers (Preili cheese),
and most part of its participants are the workers of the company, in 1990
the a new name was selected: Mūdernīki - cheese-makers.
During recording on Latgalian television, 1995
Sound sample: Mīdzeņš īti, gulēt gribu (Slumber comes, I want to sleep) (1998)
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Full song in MP3 format (278 Kb)
Veneranda Skutele, A.Upīša 10-2, Preiļi, LV-5301, Latvija
Veneranda Skutele, A.Upisa 10-2, Preili, LV-5301, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 53-22590
Date of presenting the information: 26 August 1998