Lithuanian music event to be held at Leisure Centre

An evening of Lithuanian music is to be held at the Leisure Centre in Fraserburgh.
An evening of Lithuanian music is to be held at the Leisure Centre in Fraserburgh.

An evening of Lithuanian music is set to take place at the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre later this month.

The group ‘2000 myliu’ - which translates to ‘2000 miles’, the distance separating Lithuania and Scotland - will be performing alongside ‘Ruta ir Egis’ at the Leisure Centre on March 28.

Thanks to the advent of the internet, we can reach anyone, anywhere by the click of a button - and that is exactly what the manager of one of the most well known Lithuanian pop singers, Dzordana Butkute, did three years ago.

Thanks to social media, the Lithuanian community in Fraserburgh can attend the first of many concerts organised by ‘Lithuanian music in Scotland’.

This concert was the beginning of a passion for Romas Rauktys, the co-ordinator, who saw that the community wanted to see events which brought them together and allowed them to celebrate music alongside those who could speak their language.

‘Lithuanian Music in Scotland’ also brought together a group of talented people - ‘2000 myliu’ - who began to prepare warm-up performances for shows including singing, dancing and playing instruments.

On March 28, ‘Lithuanian Music in Scotland’ will be celebrating their third anniversary at the Leisure Centre, with ‘2000 Myliu’ and ‘Ruta ir Egis’ as hosts, who have planned a night of music as well as a talent show to let people share their passion for music.