September 11, Saturday, 11:00 at PROSPEKTO P.U.B. (2/1 Gedimino Ave.)
This long-lasting event includes ethnographic documentaries on customs, musical instruments' production, music players, and dances. This year the event has changed not only its location but also its form. The audience will not just watch documentaries, it will be offered a chance to have a cup of coffee or tea, or even to lunch.
Lithuanian, Latvian, Irish, Polish, Slovakian, American and many other folklore programs will be available.
FROM THE HOME-WOWED SONG (instrumental poetry), a project by poet V. Braziūnas and composer A. Klova
September 9, Thursday, 21:00 at Vilnius Teachers' House Sitting-room (39 Vilniaus St.)
This year's novelty. It represents a bit unexpected view on folk lore by a poet and a composer. Poetry is rendered simultaneously in two forms - by word and by the sound of a music instrument.
OPENING OF THE WORLD MUSIC CLUB SEASON, a folkjazz and world music night.
September 8, Wednesday, 20:00 at the "Užupio sodas" restaurant (5 Zarasų St.)
Folkjazz project by Algirdas Klova with the participation of musicians from China, Turkey, Norway, Estonia, and England.
GRIEŽYNĖ REVELRY AND FOLCOTHEQUE
September 10, Friday, 21:00 at PROSPEKTO P.U.B. (2/1 Gedimino Ave.)
Folcotheque means a new form of disco where musical pieces of different genres can be heard. They may be inspired by traditional folklore or folk music, or by a union of folklore and other genres (the so-called mixes), or by world music. The music is characterised by distinct rhythm, consequently, it is fit for dance and listening, or it may serve as the background for a glass of beer or other beverages. The folkotheque welcomes everyone who wishes to have a good time wrapped up in the sounds of exotic music. This year for the first time it will also offer live music.
OPENING OF A WIND INSTRUMENTS' SHOW AND A CONCERT AT THE LITHUANIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM (1 Arsenalo St.)
SEPTEMBER 8, Wednesday, 17:00
The Lithuanian National Museum is another place of action, and a wonderful focal point in terms of culture. A display of ancient wind instruments accumulated by the Lithuanian National Museum, the M.K. Čiurlionis Fine Arts Museum, the Šiauliai Aušra Museum, and the Kupiškis Ethnographic Museum is offered to festival guests. At the concert they will hear the sounds produced by the instruments.
September 11, Saturday, 15:00 at Teachers' House Sitting-room (39 Vilniaus St.)
At this traditional event GRIEŽYNĖ guests will present their instruments to the audience. 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.
VISIT TO KERNAVĖ MUSEUM OF FOLK INSTRUMENTS
September 10, Friday, 11:00
A show of musical instruments collected by musician Jonas Pivoras in Vilnius environs will be offered to festival guests.
"STARTING WITH RALIO...." MUSIC SHOW
September 10, Friday, 17:00 at Vilnius Teachers' House courtyard (39 Vilniaus St.)
Birbynė means a Lithuanian archaic wind instrument. The music show will include melodies once popular among herdsmen as well as pieces by Lithuanian or other composers inspired by folk music tradition. Music will be performed by means of a straw, a feather, and diatonic birbynės. Performers come from Vilnius B.Dvarionas Ten-year Music School, Lithuanian Music Academy, and Klaipėda University. The show program director - K. Mikiška, Prof. Assoc. of the Lithuanian Music Academy.