Folklore friends group
In Bauska folk house
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:
Forms of activity: sing, play music, dance, play roundelays
accordion (when play roundelays),
self-made wood cracks, bells,
Flag of folklore group Trejupe.
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.
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)
Aldona Sormule, Dārza 18-18, Bauska, LV-3901, Latvija
Aldona Sormule, Darza 18-18, Bauska, LV-3901, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 39-20015
Date of presenting the information: 26 August 1998