Grodi 15'th anniversary,
29 November 2002
On Friday, November 29, within bounds of the International folk music
festival Live music, in the Gold hall of Riga Latvian society
the 15'th anniversary of folklore group
Grodi have performed the firsts (with summer songs). They sang silently,
maybe because of hope on intensifying properties of microphones, or maybe
because of November cold. It is pleasant, that all participants began to sing
The musicians from Viljandi
As the anniversary passed within bounds of the festival, the foreign
participants of the festival performed too. The firsts played young Estonian
musicians from Viljandi Folk music college. It was felt, that it is not an
ensemble - they are not achieved a good interplay, however, everyone itself
is a very good musician: the girl - bag-pipe player, the lad - accordion player
and the girl - squeeze-box player.
The nexts have performed two Norwegians - folk music duet Hurmvomhei,
violinist and drummer. They played well, with a good interplay,
and have shown also other instruments - overtone pipe, reedpipe, spoons.
The last has performed Vydraga from Vilnius, Lithuania. There was much of
participants (5 persons), and they played with a big ardour (two violins, bag-pipe,
bandonia, bass, psaltery).
After congratulations, flowers, and entertainments with a big pretzel and red vine,
the musicians have begun to play dances. It was an especial pleasure to observe,
how the musicians played together, how the music sounded and the eyes sparkled.
Article: Ansis Ataols Bērziņš, 8 December 2002
Photos: Ansis Ataols Bērziņš