Four musicians play live 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 using Basque musical instruments, which have worldwide recognition due to their singularity:

TXALAPARTA

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 used to be played also in another celebration: the wedding, on the same day or days before.

the sound of the txalaparta was a synonim of party, it was used to amuse the people and to play festive music and games of rhythmic improvisation.

It could be heard within a radius of 5 km. so everyone who lived nearby would go to the party.

TRIKITIXA

This diatonic accordion has been played since 1889. It became essential in the pilgrimages because it was easily carried to the hermitages and its rhythm wasn’t hard to follow.

ALBOKA

It is named after the Arabic “al-buk”. It used to be played in Africa, Asia and Europe but nowadays it only exists 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 while still playing)

The alboka was also a regular during the towns festivities and it rivaled with other instruments like trikitixa.

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

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