Four musicians play life the melodies created for the show. They emphasize each gesture and mark the rhythm of the action. Music is the protagonist and the stories related to this factory are told through the melodies.

The music of LURRAK is played with Basque musical instruments, which have worldwide recognition due to their singularity:


This percussion instrument was played in a small part of the Basque Country and it is linked to cider production. After crushing the apple, they would had dinner. Later on, when the people in the neighborhood heard the instrument, they would show up to the fest.

Txalaparta was also played in another celebration: the wedding, on the same day or days before.

Where the txalaparta was heard there was a party, it was used to amuse the people and make festive music and games of rhythmic improvisation.

It was heard within a radius of 5 km. and everyone who lived in the area would go to the party.


This diatonic accordion has been played since 1889. It became essential in the pilgrimages for being very easy to transport to the hermitages and to follow its rhythm.


The original name comes from the Arabic “al-buk”. It used to be played in Africa, Asia and Europe but nowadays it is only used in the Basque Country. It is an aerophone instrument formed by one or two horns joined by a wooden tube. The sound is continuous because it uses circular breathing (this technique allows breathing without stop playing)

The alboka was also habitual in the towns festivities and it rivaled with other instruments like trikitixa.

The result of this is a festive music that triggers acclamation and cheers from the audience.

All these instruments are mixed with ukulele, flute, harmonica, bagpipe …