Bidaia – Music from the Basque Country
Together they have created a music which is both Basque and Universal, inspired by
Traditional melodies and dances yet enriched by world folklore. Bidaia finds its origin in its creators, Mixel Ducau, a Basque composer, singer and multiinstrumentalist and Caroline Phillips, a Californian singer-songwriter and hurdy-gurdy player of Greek and Persian origin. Bidaia’s repertoire includes original compositions as well as traditional Basque songs sung in both Basque and English.
Traditional Basque instruments, like the alboka (a small hornpipe – played with circular breathing) and ttun-ttun (stringed-percussive inst.) are combined with instruments from other musical traditional such as acoustic guitar, hurdy-gurdy & bamboo clarinet. www.bidaia.com
In partnership with Dublin City Council Arts Office, and as part of the Arts Council’s EU Presidency programme, Near Media Co-op are proud to present a weekend of Traditional Music from the EU featuring traditional musicians from Germany, Hungary, Basque Country & Ireland.