Irulegi Irratia


  • Recording date: 1994-02-08
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Informant: Piarres BordarrampÚ
  • Main theme: Shepherd life.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Good
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Piece Time Summary
A01 00:00:00
Introduction: He was a shepherd in Irati.(02:35") They used to come down from the pass in December.In the pass it would often snow. Sometimes they would have to come back down three times due to the snow.In December they were in the lower pastures and they would spend the Xmas there. The sheep used to give birth later.
A02 00:07:00
When it would snow they put the sheep inside, but even so, those sheep needed to got out, even for only a short time, and even if there was snow.Anecdote: the hardest winter of all.
A03 00:14:05
The changes in the price and the harvests from the meadows. The buying and selling of fodder for the sheep.
A08 00:34:55
That zone of the mountain has changed a lot. Now there are pathways and it is easy to get there. Anecdote. How they made the journeys up and down. They would sleep beside the mule. There is no doubt that tomorrow there will be shepherds in Iropil, although they may be different.(46:50") Goodbye.
A07 00:31:50
Wool was also smuggled over. They never did any smuggling. There were particular men who did that.They used to handle the bread.
A06 00:28:25
The earnings from the pass are what saves the shepherd. The money in the hand that they make from the cheese made in the pass is what saves the shepherd.Nowadays too, it is possible to make a living from the sheep. Nowadays there are grants, not like in the old days.
A05 00:22:55
The changes in the market.(26:45") The fair for the sheep.
A04 00:20:00
Types of sheep. The sheep from Vizcaya.
Track Time Listen to file
II-033b-B 47:40
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