Craft Yard

MJR XXI¾ CRAFT YARD

The Craft Yard, one of the dearest reflections of the Baltic spirit in Mėnuo Juodaragis, will capture the visitors with a unique programme prepared by all the craftsmen exclusively for this event.

The world of the mythical Ragutis is as expansive and powerful as the Horn of Plenty prevalent in folklore of many nations. From historical mythological sources to songs and tales, abundance as a feature of Ragutis has also decided the richness of the programme of the Craft Yard. Let us immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of Ragutis which will leave us with the taste of memories for the whole coming year!

VIII.20 – FRIDAY

12:00 – Baking of leavened rye bread in a wood-fired oven: soaking in an oak tub – Edita and Gintaras Ruzgys. Pirmapradė duona

12:30 – Traditional basket weaving in Švenčionys region – Stanislovas Gaidamavičius

13:00 – Pottery for beer and gira – Erikas Hincas

13:30 – Living traditions of barrel making: Dismantle and assemble a wooden barrel – Arvydas Kundrotas, a cooper from Kaišiadorys

14:00 – The birth of regional beer from Anykščiai. Presentation of implements and the production process. Mashing – Vykintas Motuza and Algirdas Venckūnas, Latavos žemės žaldokai. Simonas Gutautas, Dundulis

15:00 – A thousand-year tradition: Moulding on a stand – Dainius Strazdas, Jurgita Radžiūnaitė. Vilniaus puodžių cechas

15:35 – About Viking age horns – Martin Tiltnieks (LV). Ragučio užstalė

15:40 – Ancient wooden horns, musical experimentations: The old wooden toys – Algirdas Juškevičius

16:00 – Baking of leavened rye bread in a wood-fired oven: Insertion into the oven. Pirmapradė duona

16:30 – Linocut and woodcut: Presentation and workshop of the craft and art – Adelė Bražėnaitė

17:00 – The birth of regional beer from Anykščiai. Heating of mash with stones. Lautering, cooling, adding hops – Latavos žemės žaldokai. Dundulis

17:30 – Baking of leavened rye bread in a wood-fired oven: Extraction from the oven, washing – Pirmapradė duona

18:00 – Traditional Latvian music with horns – Eduards Klints (LV)

18:30 – Workshop of the use of drinking horns – Living history club Ukranen (DE). Ragučio užstalėje

19:00 – The birth of regional beer from Anykščiai: Yeast incantation. Animation of beer – Latavos žemės žaldokai. Dundulis

19:30 – Mead making in Dzūkija in the 21st century and tasting – Raimondas Merčaitis

20:00 – Horned tales – a night of tales with Algirdas Breidokas from Švenčionys region

 VIII.21 – SATURDAY

11:00 – Techniques of working moose horns, mammoth tusks, and amber – Ruslanas Aranauskas, Dina Jankauskienė. Pajauta

11:30 – Linocut and woodcut: Presentation and workshop of the craft and art – Adelė Bražėnaitė

12:00 – Milling of malt, preparation of the wort kettle, mashing – Ramūnas Čižas. Pajauta

12:30 – What did our ancestors drink: bioarchaeological data on drinking horns – Austėja Luchtanaitė. Pajauta. Ragučio užstalė

13:00 – Distillation of liquors with an ancient still – Marius Mališauskas. Pajauta

13:30 – Tanning methods – Martynas Švedas. Pajauta

14:00 – Binding of drinking horns: Symbolism, binding methods – Evaldas Babenskas. Pajauta

14:30 – The road of bread from leaven to mouth. Bake your own bread symbol – Dovydas Lipinskas. Juostė

15:00 – Forbidden garden: Journeys of wine – Karolina Buivydaitė, Deividas Zaikovskis. Uždraustas sodas

15:30 – Ceramic implements – Kristina Motuzienė. Moliniai rykai

16:00 – Martial ring of new and ancient Baltic nations. Scoop fights for the bravest – Living history club Leitgiris

16:30 – Carving of drinking scoops – Erikas Čypas. Dusetų amatų centras

17:00 – The birth of regional beer from Anykščiai. Filtration – Vykintas Motuza and Algirdas Venckūnas. Latavos žemės žaldokai. Simonas Gutautas. Dundulis

18:00 – Smithing of steel horns – Evaldas Kapčius

18:30 – Making of garnets from natural materials: A workshop – Jurga Kutkienė. Dusetų amatų centras

19:00 – Masculine games of ancient Lithuanians: RĄSTPLĖŠIS – Living history club Leitgiris

20:00 – Leaven pottery: Soaking in leaven – Dainius Strazdas, Jurgita Radžiūnaitė. Vilniaus puodžių cechas

20:30 – Horned kids: A night of folklore by the fire with the folklorist Gražina Kadžytė and storyteller Algirdas Breidokas from Švenčionys region

VIII.22 – SUNDAY

11:00 – Making of barrels and mugs – Vitalius Striuogaitis

12:00 – Sash weaving – Algirdas Breidokas. Breidokų gildija

12:30 – Presentation of the boardgame Nine Knights – Austėja Luchtanaitė. Pajauta

13:00 – Ancient Lithuanian music instruments – Albertas Bartašius

13:30 – Traditional mead brewing – Andrius Janionis

14:00 – Masculine table songs. All are invited!