Rancho Folclórico "Os Camponeses" de Riachos
The folklore group Rancho Folclórico "Os Camponeses" of Riachos (freely translated as folklore group farmers of Riachos) was founded in 1958. Currently it has 33 members. It comes from the small town Riachos in the middle of Portugal to the Schlitzerländer Trachtenfest. The costumes in which the group performs are faithful replicas of those worn by their ancestors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In every show, this includes the historical Sunday and work costumes, as well as party costumes.
The dancers are accompanied by the musicians of the group with accordions, clarinet, rhythm instruments, can drums and triangle. The singing will not be neglected either and will be heard during the traditional costume service in the Schlitzer Stadtkirche. Rancho Folclórico "Os Camponeses" de Riachos has made the folk culture of his region known not only by attending national folklore festivals from north to south Portugal, including the island of Madeira, but since the mid-1960s also by attending international festivals in Germany, Belgium, Cape Verde, Spain, France, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.