I sing in Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre gymnasium’s folk ensemble “Rugelis”. Folk ensemble’s “Rugelis” head is Jelena Valiulienė. Folk ensemble “Rugelis” was created in 2001. This year folk ensemble “Rugelis” was celebrating it’s 15th years anniversary.
I have been a part of this folk ensemble for 4 years. Also I’m a drummer in the “Rugelis”. During this period I have learned more than 40 different Lithuanian traditional songs and more than 15 songs I can play with drums which form the repertoire of our ensemble.“Rugelis” performs at all of our pre gymnasium’s events. Also “Rugelis” takes part in various festivals like “Ošia ąžuolai” and “Skamba, skamba kankliai”. This year “Rugelis” will participate in the competition for performing in the most famous Lithuanian song festival “Dainų šventė”.
My younger brother sings in “Rugelis” as well, so I want to invite you to cherish our heritage and sing in folk ensemble “Rugelis”.