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The Folk singing group “Leigarite lauljad” (“Singers of Leigarid”) performs Estonian archaic songs called "regilaul" but also newer songs and ballads that were sung in Estonia from the end of 19th century on. Special focus goes on swinging songs, which is a very special tradition of spring songs in North-Estonia. The group also performs many singing games and plays a couple of instruments (kannel, bagpipe).

 

Leigarid is one of the biggest and oldest folklore groups in Estonia which has always had also singers as a part of the group – the group itself was founded in 1969. Singers are probably the most multifunctional group of Leigarid since most of the members are also often  participating in dance groups and are interested in folklore in a wider sense, for example handicraft, traditional clothing and instrumental music.

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