Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Jan 22nd 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Lauma Garkalne “Gaismeņa ausa”
from Best of Folk Music From Latvia (ARC 2008) —Sung here with Laiksne. A young man gets on his horse to bring his bride home - the fate of the woman is to go to a foreign place to live with her husband
Vilki “Sadziedami Mēs Bāliņi”
from Dzelzīm Dzimu (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —The group's name means "wolves". they are a men's group dedicated to equestrian arts and men's war and hunting songs. this is their first CD, now out of print. this CD title means "born to iron".
Vilki “Uz Tiem Laukiem”
from Dzelzīm Dzimu (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —this begins with a lovely solo on kokles, a Latvian table harp known Finland as Kantele.
Maskačkas Spēlmaņi “Olenderu laiva nāca”
from Zirnīšiem skaisti ziedi (MS 2001) —This group was founded in the late 1990s to preserve the old urban traditional music. As a result, their music lacks the "new agey" quality of the other bands here, but it make for great dance music.
Iļģi “Aizalaida Sauleite”
from Izlase (UPE www.upe.lv 2011) N —This group has been around from the beginning of the Latvian folk revival and has slowly moved from traditional to folk-rock and back. This is their latest CD
Taai Taai “Opsasā”
from SVIESTS IV (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2011) N —This group celebrates the minority language groups that are part of the Finno-Ugric traditions - Livonian, Vote, Estonian, etc.
Keps & Muktupavels “Lobs Bej Puika Myusu Jezups”
from Liku Bedu Zem Akmena (UPE www.upe.lv 2007) —"our Jezups is a good lad", but a bit short. He saddles his horse to see his sweetheart to chat about getting married. She listens and exclaims "look at that - the little toad wants to get married!"
Skandinieki “Pēc leitīša es dziedāju”
from Dzied un Spēle (UPE www.upe.lv 2003) —I'm after a Lithuanian guy - I'm singing for him and wearing my bead crown for him. He' coming to get me in a cart with 6 black horses.
Biruta Ozoliņa “Apleik Kolnu Saule Tak”
from Bolta Eimu (UPE www.upe.lv 1999) —Young folks wish to take an orphan girl, even if she is not of welathy kin. They wish to do it, as the Mother Sun shows the way to her house.
Laimas Muzykanti “Krakovjaks”
from Danco Dievis (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —a dance of Polish origin that swept Eastern Europe in a "Ballroom version" that then went out into the countryside, so that there are Finnish versions, ukrainian versions, etc.
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