Irulegi Irratia


  • Record: II-086b
  • Piece: A01
  • Time: 00:00:00 - 00:17:10
  • Themes: song , game:
  • Summary: Introduction: Martin Olhats, who worked on the land and in the vineyards, sings old songs.The verses which they sang at a famous game of pelota.An article that Mariano Izeta wrote about that game of handball. Lapurdi won the game and the crowd from Guipuzcoa lost a lot of money. The archbishop of Pamplona punished Gamio, the handball player, for playing without his permission. He spent a lot of time in Lapurdi until he had served his punishment. But the people from Lapurdi appreciated him a lot and they gave him a white horse as a gift. He returned to Ciga, his place of birth, on the white horse. He never played again but he would travel about to all the places where there was a game on his white horse. (07:30") Verses.(13:10") How he learnt the verses. Anecdotes.