Irulegi Irratia


  • Record: II-008b
  • Piece: A03
  • Time: 00:23:05 - 00:47:40
  • Themes: dance , jobs: musician , men/women
  • Summary: The woman did not take part in the Basque dances. “Las Basanderes” and the “Cantineras” from Zuberoa were men. Later the woman started to join in. At that time the only dancers were those who could dance very well.Her father was always out and about. That was his job, he was a musician. His brother went off to the war at nineteen and at the age of twenty three he gave up what he was doing to do music fulltime. He went to study in Tolosa. When his father died he started up a music band, like his father used to have. His father died in 1936, but he had disciples like Manex Urruti.(32:28”) Nowadays everything is danced much faster.The girls did not dance the “dantza-iauziak”. The girls began to dance in other parts of Spain and and then it started here as well.(In French) Those who continued the work of her father.(In French) About the accordion. (42:30”) The “Ramuntxo” band play.(44:00”) Beñat Katxetaburu plays the music of Bolant-dantza.(45:30”) Goodbye.