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XX Lithuanian, Latvian & Estonian Village Folk Musicians and Chapels Festival
ANT RUBEZIAUS
 
Date: 1-2-3 June 2017
Location: Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street),  Siauliai, Lithuania. The main stage of the Festival will be located near the Art Gallery. Special seats in front of the stage will be available for the senior audience (approximately 500 seats)
 
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About festival
Festival “Ant Rubeziaus” (“Rubezius” – vernacularism; this word has the meaning of border, which separates two dialect regions: Upper Lithuania and Lower Lithuania.)
It is a traditional and continuous folk music festival directed to many groups of the society: starting with families, young people and ending with the senior audience. Original ensembles and stylised chapels as well as solo village musicians from all regions in Lithuania (Aukstaitija, Samogitia, Suvalkija and Dzukija) are invited to the Festival. Their concerts are scheduled on the main stage of the Festival as well as improvised locations on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street). 
A fair hosting Lithuanian and Latvian folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders will be buzzing on the renovated Pedestrian Boulevard each day of the Festival from 10 o’clock in the morning till evening. It is planned that approximately 40 ensembles and stylised chapels, solo village musicians from Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia will participate in the Festival.
 
On Friday and Saturday the festival audience fruiting “MAGDELE RUBEZINE SOUP” from a large boiler.
June 3. XX festival “Ant Rubeziaus” promise to mention the spectacular musical accent - some folk pieces at the same time will play a rich Joint Baltic bandoneon, concertinas and mandolin ensemble. 
 
Festival Programme 2017
 
On 1 June at 06:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Fair attended by folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street).
06:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. concerts given by strange folk groups on the main stage of the Festival on the Pedestrian Boulevard near the Art Gallery (Vilniaus Street).
Play: KAIMO MUZIKANTAI (Šiauliai), PEČIUS GRIŪN (Gargždai), DZIGA (Rēzekne, Latvija), SALDUVĖ (Šiauliai), NEŠPĖTNI BERNAI (Panevėžys), SAULĖ (Šiauliai), DAUMANTŲ MUZIKANTAI (Kėdainiai), KITAVA (Šiauliai).
10:00 p.m. – 02:00 a.m. Musicians’ get-together on the summer concert yard at Club “Juonė pastuogė”.
 
On 2 June at 04:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Fair attended by folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street).
02:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Improvised performances given by ensembles and stylised chapels in various areas on the Pedestrian Boulevard.
04:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Concerts given by ensembles and stylised chapels on the main stage of the Festival on the Pedestrian Boulevard near the Art Gallery (Vilniaus Street).
Play: SĒĻU MUIŽAS MUZIKANTI (Sēļu pagasts, Mazsalacas novads, Latvija), MARTVEŽIAI (Klaipėdos raj.), JUNGTINIS MANDOLININKŲ ANSAMBLIS (Zarasai), DZIGA (Rēzekne, Latvija), MINGĖ (Klaipėda), SADŪNAI (Zarasų raj.) ir JONIS (Šiauliai) - bendras projektas, Pärnumaa Lõõtspillihaigete Selts (Estija, Piarnu), DUJA (Vilnius), ŠEDUVOS BERNAI (Radviliškio raj.), Heino Tartes ja Sõbrad (Estija, Pilva), VYDRAGA (Vilnius), GERI VAKARAI (Kaišiadorys), Post - folkloro grupė RIKŠI (Rēzekne, Latvija), JOLDIJA (Nida).
09:30 p.m. – 01:00 a.m. Musicians’ get-together on the summer yard at Club “Juonė pastuogė”.
 
On 3 June at 12:00 noon – 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Fair attended by folk artists, craftsmen, conservators of the culinary heritage, and traders on the Pedestrian Boulevard (Vilniaus Street).
12:00 noon – 03:00 p.m. Competition of concertina-players and accordion-players on the main stage of the Festival, concerts given by ensembles and chapels.
02:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Improvised performances given by ensembles, stylised chapels, and solo village musicians in various areas on the Pedestrian Boulevard.
12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Concerts given by ensembles and stylised chapels on the main stage of the Festival on the Pedestrian Boulevard near the Art Gallery (Vilniaus Street).
Play: VYDRAGA (Vilnius), JUSTINO ARMONIKIERIAI (Kelmė), BANDONIJA PLIUS (Tauragė), JOLDIJA (Nida), ANTANO ARMONIKIERIAI (Jonava), Heino Tartes ja Sõbrad (Estija, Pilva), KRETINGOS ARMONIKIERIAI, MINGĖ (Klaipėda), VARĖNOS KRAŠTO MUZIKANTAI, Pärnumaa Lõõtspillihaigete Selts (Estija, Piarnu), KALNUJŲ ARMONIKIERIAI,  Jungtinis PETERBURGO ARMONIKŲ ANSAMBLIS, GERI VAKARAI (Kaišiadorys), liaudies instrumentų ansamblis ZIEMEĻMALA (Limbaži, Latvija), KAUNO BANDONIJA (Kaunas), RŪVENAS AURE (Rūjiena, Latvija), ERŽVILKO BANDONIJA (Jurbarko raj.), SENOLIAI (Klaipėda), SANTAKA (Jurbarkas), MALTA (Rēzeknes novads, Maltas pagasts, Latvija), BIJOTAIČIAI (Šilalės raj.), MĖGUVA (Palanga), RATASAI (Panevėžio raj.).
09:00 p.m. – 00:00 a.m. Musicians’ get-together on the summer yard at Club “Juonė pastuogė”.
 
Hosts of the Festival:
Virginija Nasleniene (Magdele) and her assistant Untaniokas from Aukstaitija (Antanas Laurinkevicius), Rasa Grauziniene (Dedienyte) and Vilma Muleviciute – Sabaliauskiene (Agotele).