Irulegi Irratia


  • Recording date: 1996-09-30
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Informant: Martin Olhats
  • Main theme: Childhood. Vineyard. How to make ribbons.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Good
Towns Dialects Maps
Labourd (low-navarrese - navarro-labourdin)
Piece Time Summary
A03 00:24:40
As well as having a vineyard he also made wine. They would stamp on the grapes and put the must in kegs. They would get about eight hundred or nine hundred pints per year. He used to sell it. The people would come with cans. (30:25") It was necessary to take measures to ensure that the vines did not catch an disease. One time when the grape was maturing something happened. There was a butterfly that would perch under the leaves and contaminate the essence of them.He made some good wine.The vines need a lot of care and it is necessary to look after them everyday.(41:17") Goodbye.
A02 00:06:50
(09:50") There were vineyards where he was when he was young and he learnt to work in them. They used to set traps to catch birds. His brother used to make them to put in the villages and that is how he learnt. As bait they would put down walnuts. How he made the traps. Now he sells them.(21:10") The traps are set in the vineyard in August. It is necessary to check them every day because the birds inside need to be removed.When he had his vineyard he also put down traps. It is the best way to trap the birds.
A01 00:00:00
Introduction.(01:55ö) Martin was born in Makea in 1909 in the Iberria house. He was there until he was eight years old. Then in 1917 the owner gave the house to a nephew of his.He got very little schooling. It was a time of war and he had to work. Even so, he learnt to read and write. His mother taught him to read in Basque in order to learn the catechism. He would go to school twice a week. The kids of seven or eight years who were children of farm laborers had to go out to work instead of being at school.They were obliged to learn French but he learnt it outside of school hours.
Track Time Listen to file
II-086a-A 43:34
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