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      Created: 19 October 1988
      Location: Tilza, Balvi distr., Latgalia
      Leader: Daiga Jēkabsone
      Number of participants: 21, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 8
          from 25 to 44 years: 2
          from 45 to 64 years: 2
          older than 64 years: 9
      and by gender:
          males: 0
          females: 21
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays
      Musical instruments: zither, accordion.

      Description: Tilza folklore ensemble was founded October 19 1988 by Linda Čaunāne, which managed the ensemble for 10 years. In the autumn of 1998 she has replaced by Daiga Jēkabsone.
    At first we have not much participants, but after some time becamed more. The basic structure has not changed - some women sing from the beginning until this day.
    Are assembled and are performed about 200 Latgalian folk songs, basically from our and nearby parishes. Subjects of songs are different, but the wedding songs are especially favourite.
    The ensemble participates in many actions of our parish, gaved concerts also in other places - in Valmiera, Cesis, Riga, Jaunlaicene, tooked part in folklore festivals Baltika in 1991 and 1994 in Riga and in 1996 in Lithuania, Vilnius.

      Sound sample: Vīna poša vīšņa gōja (One guest went) (1999)
One couplet in AU format (529 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (870 Kb)

          in Latvian: Anta Laicāne, Brīvības 5, Tilža, Balvu raj., LV-4572, Latvija
          in English: Anta Laicane, Brivibas 5, Tilza, Balvi distr., LV-4572, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 45-56260

      Date of presenting the information: 1 August 1999

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