Auli - Latvian bagpipe and drum music group
Auli - Latvian bagpipe and drum music group


CD Gadalokos 2016
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Auli at Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 Malaysia
  • Auli
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  • country:Latvia
  • region:Northern Europe
  • style(s):Traditional, World
  • label:Studija Lauska Sia
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, percussion, string, woodwind
  • artist submitted by:Studija Lauska Sia

Line up

  • Edgars Kārklis (bagpipe, flute)
  • Edgars Krūmiņš (drums)
  • Einārs Cintiņš (Sound Engineer)
  • Gatis Indrēvics (bagpipe, shwmn)
  • Gatis Valters (electric double bass)
  • Kaspars Bārbals (bagpipe, flute)
  • Kaspars Indrēvics (Tree trunk drum)
  • Leanne Barbo (bagpipe, jew's harp)
  • Māris Jēkabsons (bagpipe, vocal)
  • Mārtiņš Miļevskis (drums, percussion)
  • Normunds Vaivads (bagpipes)


Bagpipe and drum music group Auli was founded in 2003 in Riga, Latvia. Regardless of the fact that there is scare trace left of bagpipe and drum playing traditions in Latvia, both instruments were mentioned in Latvian folklore materials. Based in their own research and experience 6 bagpipers, 3 drummers and 1 base player have developed the perception of Latvian bagpipes their tunes and possibilities as well as combined this sound with the rhythm and beat of different kinds of drums, including one of the biggest tree trunk drums in the Baltics.
Auli's repertoire started out with traditional dance and bagpipe melodies including tunes of other European peoples as well as drum pieces. But they soon developed their own melodies and style, not continuing the traditional route, but also not following the well-beaten path of the various medieval bagpipe and drum groups known all over Europe. The music pieces reflect the creative approach of the group members.