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In Bauska folk house

      Name: Trejupe
          meaning: Threerivers
          recommended transcription in English: Trejupe
          approximate pronunciation in English: Treyupe
          Listen pronunciation in AU format (11 Kb)

      Created: October 1990
      Location: Bauska, Zemgalia
      Leader: Aldona Sormule, Inga Bukša
      Number of participants: 20, of them by age:
          younger than 14 years: 1
          from 14 to 24 years: 2
          from 25 to 44 years: 9
          from 45 to 64 years: 4
          older than 64 years: 4
      and by gender:
          males: 8
          females: 12
      Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
      Musical instruments: kokle (psaltery), violion, accordion (when play roundelays), self-made wood cracks, bells, devil drum, drum and others.

      Symbolism: Flag of folklore group Trejupe.
    Flag's photo (8Kb)

      Description: Folklore group Trejupe has grown from Bauska 2'nd secondary school's children's folklore group Urdziņa - first participants of adults group were mums and grandmothers of the children participants. The ensemble for the first time has performed in front of public in October 1990, when in Bauska, after long years of repair, the Folk house was reopened. During the ceremony the group acted as congratulators - and as chaff-singers. This day was in a way fatal to us, we got a roof over our head and were offered to become a collective of the Folk house.
    After long philological researches, we have chosen the name Trejupe, as Bauska is embraced by three rivers - Musa, Memele and Lielupe.
    In our repertoir are basically songs which have been written down in Bauska district and Zemgalia. Themselves we have recorded some narrators too. With pleasure we perform also songs from other regions of Latvia and romances.
    Women act in various Zemgalian costumes, and in some Vidzeme costumes. Men have different costumes too.
    In summers we give concerts to groups of tourists. Together with them we sing, we play roundelays. We participate in the Baltica festivals, in Lithuanian folklore festivals of Pakruojis district, we act on charity arrangements and evenings of pensioners, on calendar holidays.

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In Farmstead, Uzvara

      Sound sample: Maltuves balsis (Voices of flour-mill) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (386 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (622 Kb)

          in Latvian: Aldona Sormule, Dārza 18-18, Bauska, LV-3901, Latvija
          in English: Aldona Sormule, Darza 18-18, Bauska, LV-3901, Latvia
      Phone: (+371) 39-20015

      Date of presenting the information: 26 August 1998

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26 January 2006

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