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Oskorri: 25 Kantu Urte

Oskorri: 25 Kantu Urte (2 CD, Elkarlanean KD-453/454)

25 Kantu Urte
Oskorri

Elkarlanean KD-453/454 (2 CD, Basque, 1997)
Elkarlanean KD-460 (CD single, Basque, 1997)
Elkarlanean KD-470 (CD single, Basque, 1997)

Oskorri: 25 Kantu Urte (CD single, Elkarlanean KD-470)

Once again Oskorri joined their audience in celebrating another anniversary, 25 songs for 25 years. Recorded live on September 7, 1996 at the Getxo Folk Festival, it represents one of the most emotional and important moments in the band's career. Guest musicians from all over Europe took part: Martin Carthy, Niko Etxart, Pedro Guerra, Gwendal, Kepa Junkera, Mikel Laboa, Fermin Muguruza, Liam O'Flynn, Ruper Ordorika, Juan Carlos Pérez, Albert Pla, Anton Reixa, Jon Sarasua, Joseba Tapia, Patrick Vaillant and Gabriel Yacoub.

Musicians

Natxo de Felipe, vocals, accordion, ocarina and percussion;
Anton Latxa, vocals, trumpet, fliscorno and acoustic guitar;
Bixente Martínez, electric guitar and mandolin;
Txarli de Pablo, electric bass and contrabass;
Jose Urrejola, saxophone and flute;
Juantxe Aguiar, violín, vocals, timple and kettledrum;
Josu Salbide, xirula, alboka, bagpipe, flagolet, flute and ttun-ttun (hammered chordophone);
Kepa Junkera, trikitixa (Basque diatonic accordion);
Joserra Fernandez, mouth organ;
Martin Carthy, guitar and vocals [14];
Niko Etxart, vocals [23];
Pedro Guerra, vocals [13];
Gwendal, vocals [21];
Mikel Laboa, vocals [20];
Fermin Muguruza, vocals [10];
Liam O'Flynn, bagpipe and vocals [5];
Ruper Ordorika, vocals [3];
Juan Carlos Pérez, vocals [18];
Albert Plá, vocals [24];
Anton Reixa, vocals [2];
Jon Sarasua, vocals [7];
Joseba Tapia, Basque diatonic accordion and vocals [25];
Patrick Vaillant, mandolin and vocals [16];
Gabriel Yacoub, guitar and vocals [8]

(Traditional Iberic instruments)

Tracks

CD 1 (KD-453)CD 2 (KD-454)
  1. Ezpatadantza (Sword Dance) (5.35)
  2. Bizkaiko aberatsak (3.58)
    with Anto Reixa
  3. Ostatuko neskatxaren koplak (Ballad for the Girl at the Inn) (3.47)
    with Ruper Ordorika
  4. San Petrike dantza (San Petrike Dance) (3.19)
  5. Gaztelugatxe (4.59)
    with Liam O'Flynn
  6. Horra hor goiko (4.31)
  7. Insumisoarena (Song About Refusal To Do Military Service) (3.10)
    with Jon Sarasua
  8. Kalera noa ihesi (4.32)
    with Gabriel Yacoub
  9. Itsasotik ilargira (4.03)
  10. Euskaldun berriaren balada (Ballad of Euskaldun Berri) (3.06)
    with Fermin Muguruza
  11. Zalaparta (Uproar) (4.06)
  12. Katupourri (3.56)
  13. Guretzat (For Us) (4.22)
    with Pedro Guerra
  1. Nafarroa (4.08)
    with Martin Carthy
  2. Lantzeko ihauteria (4.42)
  3. Violetaren martxa (Violeta's March) (3.56)
    with Patrick Vaillant
  4. Topa dagigun (Let's Drink a Toast) (4.10)
  5. Mode (Fashion) (4.06)
    with Juan Carlos Pérez
  6. Atzo goizean (Yesterday Morning) (4.55)
  7. Aita semeak (Father and Son) (4.39)
    with Mikel Laboa
  8. Tirauki (Tap Tap) (4.31)
    with Gwendal
  9. Kattalin (Oh My Darling Clementine / Kalinka) (4.19)
  10. Gora ta gora beti (Long May It Live) (4.08)
    with Niko Etxart
  11. Euskal Herrian euskaraz (In the Basque Country speak Basque) (4.28)
    with Albert Plá
  12. Furra furra (6.03)
    with Joseba Tapia
CD single (KD-460) CD single (KD-470)
  1. Guretzat (For Us) (4.22)
    with Pedro Guerra
  2. Euskal Herrian euskaraz (In the Basque Country speak Basque) (4.28)
    with Albert Plá
  3. Bizkaiko aberatsak (3.58)
    with Anto Reixa
  1. Gora ta gora beti (Long May It Live) (4.08)
    with Niko Etxart
  2. Nafarroa (4.08)
    with Martin Carthy
  3. Kalera noa ihesi (4.32)
    with Gabriel Yacoub
  4. Gaztelugatxe (4.59)
    with Liam O'Flynn

Acknowledgements and Notes

Nafarroa was also included in 2001 on Martin Carthy's 4CD box The Carthy Chronicles.

Thanks to Alistair Banfield for information on the second CD single and its cover picture.