Irulegi Irratia


  • Recording date: 1997-10-20
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Informant: Xan, Piarre, Louis.
  • Main theme: Ancient hunting.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Good
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Piece Time Summary
A08 00:34:56
By the time he started hunting he was forty years old. He began by hunting rabbits with a friend. It was only later that he started with pidgeons. They would go up to the cabin after work, at night. They would come down the following morning.The year that he got the most pidgeons was when he got eighty two. Most years he would kill about thirty or forty. Nowadays there are too many hunters. There was a time when it was necessary to walk up carrying the rifle. Now there are roads everywhere.Allthough up to lately he had always hunted “in the air” his sight and his reflexes are not what they used to be and he has begun to hunt on the ground. Although there are twenty-five posts, twenty can be used. In the hunting season he has a hut up in the summit and he usually spends a few days there. His son also goes to spend fifteen days there.(4:15”) Goodbye.
A07 00:31:55
Verses from Xalbador about hunting sung by Gaston Erramuzpe.
A06 00:31:05
What the doctor from Labourtin, Agirre, said to a man who went to him to have his leg cured.
A05 00:30:00
The accident that happened in Garazi. A man fell and killed himself.
A04 00:26:00
A03 00:11:00
They use to hunt “Hurrankan" (close up). They would watch the pidgeons perching and then they would make a move. They would have to wait for the pidgeons to perch on the trees. They would go to the oak tree and the beech trees. Because there they could find something to eat. They would also go to the ground to get the acorns which had fallen. If they were well hidden the pidgeons did not realize that the hunters were near.The most he hunted was eighty pidgeons.They were sold. There was a man who would come by to take them. At that time they were sold at a good price.They were gadgets to clean the guns. If it rained it was necessary to clean them each day.They bought the ammunition and made the cartridges at home.(20:12") The day they killed forty pidgeons between the four brothers.(23:11”) Before the guns were loaded from the top but he never knew that type of gun.The elements to make the cartridges would depend on the type of gun.
A02 00:07:30
Uso xuria (white dove), a song from the XV century sung by Erramun Martikorena.
A01 00:00:00
Introduction: There used to be less hunters and the ways of hunting were different. They would even put the birds in the trees.(02:10") They had the pidgeons inside the holder and in the morning they would feed them and then put them on the trees so as to attract other pidgeons.He used to hunt in the “pausura” (migratory ) way. That meant more work because it is necessary to feed the pidgeons, as they will not do it on the own.
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II-103b-B 43:34
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