International Festival of Instrumental Folk Music
GRIEŽYNĖ - 2006
September 6 - 10, 2006
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN LITHUANIAN COUNTRYSIDE
Lithuanian National Museum has become a perfect venue for GRIEŽYNĖ events. This display will present ancient and contemporary string instruments from Lithuanian National Museum, Panevėžys and Ukmergė Ethnographic Museums, Povilas Stulgas Folk Music Instrument Museum and private collections. Their sound will be heard at the concert.
Concert SOUNDS OF THE
Good friends decided to have some fun to look at the world through rose tinted glasses by playing folk music of different nations and the best known rock and pop melodies on traditional folk instruments. Have a good time!
PERFORMANCES GIVEN BY
FESTIVAL GUESTS IN PILIES STREET, THE OLD TOWN OF VILNIUS
It is a traditional GRIEŽYNĖ event, where townsfolk of Vilnius and its guests get acquainted with festival participants. Look for us all along Pilies Street.
KANKLĖS MUSIC CONCERT
Kanklės is an ancient Lithuanian folk
FESTIVAL GUESTS AT CAFES, BARS AND RESTAURANTS OF VILNIUS
A traditional GRIEŽYNĖ event, a great opportunity to meet festival guests.
This long-lasting event includes ethnographic documentaries on customs, musical instruments production, music players and dances. This year the event has come back to its usual location Skalvija cinema centre. The audience will watch films on GRIEŽYNĖ festival, Latvian, Polish, Australian and other countries folklore programmes.
At this traditional event GRIEŽYNĖ guests will present their instruments. Information on the production of instruments and the traditions of music performance will be given. The technique of performance and the traditional repertoire will be demonstrated.
This is the main event of the festival where its participants and guests demonstrate best pieces of their repertoire. The audience has an opportunity to see all musicians in corpore and have some lovely surprises.
TRIP FOR FESTIVAL
PARTICIPANTS TO NATIONAL PARK OF DZŪKIJA
GRIEŽYNĖ has a nice tradition of taking the festival to peoples homes. In the country there are folk music lovers, whose music and songs will be performed for the guests of the festival who will get a glimpse of the mode of life of Lithuanian countryside and in the evening will demonstrate their art to local people.
GRIEŽYNĖ CLOSING SHOW
It is a traditional closing event in the hospitable farmstead owned by Roma and Eimantas Zalensas. Here, in Padubysis Village (Vilkija Rural District, Kaunas Region), a wonderful nook of nature and an open air folk sculpture museum, is that the music of festival guests will be played for the last time. This time the concert will take place in a newly made May Picnic Valley with impressive sculptures and cosy gazebos, on a stage made of logs.