Irulegi Irratia


  • Recording date: 1996-12-23
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Main theme: Ancient Christmas time.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Normal
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Piece Time Summary
A08 00:41:20
On Xmas Eve, before going to midnight mass the young people would get together and have sponge cake and drink chocolate. They loved midnight mass.They had some small gifts, nothing of the extravegance of today.She has good memories.The following day, as well as the presents in their shoes, they would have a good meal.Midnight mass had a special atmosphere.(46:15") Goodbye.
A07 00:33:20
They would gather with their neighbors and eat roasted chestnuts and play cards until it was time for midnight mass.They use to have some presents: sweets and oranges.They always had roasted chestnuts and drinking chocolate.Midnight mass was wonderful. There were two masses one after the other; the first with singing and the second in silence.Her mother would make crepes and sponge cake for Xmas.Some memories.Before mass the family would get together to play cards. The men would go to the bar.
A06 00:29:10
Prayer and Song.
A05 00:25:30
A group of girls would meet in the house of the nun and there they would have their party. They would take from their homes such things as were needed to make a sponge cake and chocolate. Then they would all go together to midnight mass. At mass they would sing some lovely songs.The following morning they would rush to see what was in their clean shoes left at the fireplace. The best present she remembers getting was a donkey and cart.In the school they would put up a Xmas tree and there too they would find presents.On Xmas day they would have a meal; they usually had lamb, rabbit or chicken.
A04 00:16:00
Erramun Martikorena sings a Xmas song.
A03 00:11:55
Before the midnight mass the young men would go to their houses and play cards. Then they would go walking to church. After mass they would start playing cards again until it was time for bed.They would eat homemade food made by her mother.When they were small they would find chocolate sweets and apples in their shoes, things for school, clothes that they would need during the year, and a toy. They were always happy with what they were given.With the other children they would play at mus.They would sing and he played the accordion when he was young.
A02 00:05:54
Xmas Eve: they would put on their clean shoes. They would go to mass where they would sing. Then the girls would go home and get together to make chocolate. The next morning they would rush to see the presents which had been left by the Child JesusWhen someone had not been a good person they got an onion. They would also find chocolates. Before mass they would have dinner and play cards. At mass they would sing, at that time in Latin. On Xmas day they would have lunch at home. They used the good plates. They would eat lamb roasted on the ashes. There was always marzipan and Basque cakeThey would make a nativity with rivers and everything.At school they did not prepare anything.
A01 00:00:00
Introduction: How they would spend the Xmases in the old days. There was no Olentzero so that it was the child Jesus who would leave the presents. (02:10") The song "Eguberri" by Marcel Errotabere sung by Erramun Martikorena.
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II-091b-B 47:52
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