Irulegi Irratia


  • Recording date: 1999-01-18
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Informant: Krispin
  • Main theme: Factory. Electricity. Carnivals.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Good
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Piece Time Summary
A08 00:44:35
During Carnival some houses would kill a pig. They would eat well. They would dance and sing accompanied by music.
A07 00:42:10
The abstinence was respected a lot in the old days but not now so much. In those days of fasting a lot of fish was eaten, hake, talbot and small eels.
A06 00:29:35
During the day there was verse-singing and "asto-jokoa".(30.30") Verses. (38.50”) On the Tuesday of Carnival week they did the “maskak”. On the Monday the young men would go from house to house begging. On Tuesday they would do a funny sketch on the chores of the house.Since he was a little kid there has always been a custom of celebrating Carnival.
A05 00:23:10
"Galar hotsak": If a widower got married a second time the young men created a fuss. Anecdote.(26.30") Anecdote about Martín.They were out in the night under the window of the widower who had remarried and there the hullabaloo and the shooting started. Anecdote.
A04 00:11:25
During the Carnivals they would do the "Bolant dantzak" and the "maskak". Some would have their faces covered, others would be dressed as women and others dressed as animals. There were also two "gorris" and two "abanderados". Nowadays the "Bolant Dantzak" is done at Easter. He danced after coming back from the war, both at the "gorri" and at the "bolante".The "zapurrak": go with their hatchets in front of the "bolantes" and the "zaldikos";"(little giants)."Atso eta tupinak" (Old women and Pots): one would go dressed up as a woman and the other with a skin on his shoulder and a hat filled with berries. In the square they had to try to get his hat off. (19.12”) How they organized the show so as to try to get the hat off. First the dancers would dance and then with the rhythm of the drums they signalled the time for that part of the fun to begin.
A03 00:08:57
Martín was a very good dancer. He even won some prizes. He went with Faustino to Barcelona. He also learnt dances from Sola. He died at the age of twenty three from appendicitis.
A02 00:07:30
A01 00:00:00
He was six years away during the war.He worked in the electrical stations. They made electricity from water. He speaks about the work in the stations.The town was connected up with electricity in 1931.
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II-130b-B 47:08
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