Peter Kennedy Collection

Basque Music

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    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Pamplona, Navarra, Spain

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Side 1. Navarre Basque at Pam. MK 150.- Entry and line formation with circular dance - steps in position (Royton harries) clapping. Valcarlos. Process out. Eskua - dun - iantza.- Pause no clapping. Lapurtar Matxa.- 8 girls with hoops. Arku. Girls drops stick just before end. Clapping. Then with 2 sticks each. When not used held behind neck. - Sticks above / in front / under leg. Man talks to musician in middle. Makil-Txikia. Starts and finishes with steps facing front. Girls - white blouse, black waistcoat, red skirt, black lace, small black aprons. Men - ?.- 1. Solo + mixed chorus. Agur Yaunak.- 2. With girl solo in middle. Gabon.- 3. Amriozko Abestia.- 4. Aran Lore.- Biribilketa (Panveolo) Dance from Ochagavia.- 15. 8 men with conical hats. 2 sticks each. Dressed white. Fool with bladder "Viva Bobo" on back. Ribbons from dwindlers. Bells on knee. Took vol down in middle slightly.- Side 2.- 1. 8 girls with apples. Sagar (apples) Dance from Baztan. 1 at rear with basket on head goes down centre. Hands - twirling - nice bow to front at end.- 2. Girls have 2 daggers held in white handkerchiefs. Lovely time.- 3. As dance progresses they wave in air.- Ezpata-Txikia.- Talk by leader of singing. 4. Song 1. Maita Nun Zira [1'50"]- 5. 2. Bimbili Bombolo [1'30"] Agur Iza Ori.- 6. 3. Talk beforehand. String at beginning. Whistling. Very long.- 7. 4. Spirited restless audience. Errotazaia [3'45"].- 8. 5. With 3 pipes and 1 drum. Bigarren Kalez-Kale [1'45"] Audience claps male trilling singer. 3 + 5 also rec by Biarritz Group.- ?? (as Schofield) 14" deep and 12" across. Pipe (3 hole) + tabor also have small boy to play a further drum in order to keep 2 players together. Players used music for some items only. Singers used music.

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