.: Mielotxin

Mielotxin was created in the summer of 2003 and in just a year it reached a prominent place in the cultural circuits of Navarre. As a result of its partcipacion in these events they got very good criticals due to the quality and originality of its musical proposal, where they merge the youth, creativity and moderness of its members with the compromise with the traditional music of their land. In 2004 they won the 1st prize in the seccion of New Musics at the New Artists From Navarra Contest, and the 2nd place at the Eurofolk Festival, which took place in Illora (Granada). In 2005 they recorded their first album, titled “Empapate”. They also participated at the Finals of the Fourth Edition of the Navelgas Folk Festival (Asturias).

In 2006 They reached the 3rd place at the Escenario Prau (Cantabria) and the 1st at the Foked Blai, in Ermua (Bizkaia). In 2007 they obtained the 1st prize at the Third Edition of the Mendebala-Sopuerta Master Recordings Contest, which consisted in the recording of their second album, “Almadierra”. Mielotxin has also played in other festivals, such as Interceltico de Sendin (Portugal), Galdames International Festival (Bizkaia), Pilar Folk Festival (Zaragoza), Programa Cultur 04-07, Olatz Festival (Navarra), Ensuenos Folk/ Artists on the Route 2008. The band played in Spain, Sweden, France, Portugal and others. During summer of 2014, Mielotxin played with a big success in one of the biggest folk festivals in the Scandinavian part of Europe - Urkult festival in the central part of Sweden

In 2017 the group records its fourth CD in Mecca Studios in Oiartzun with all the songs composed in the last few years. Some of them are based on songs recorded by Alan Lomax in Navarre in 1953. For this work, Mielotxin returns to its original format of a quintet with new members in percussion (Salva Tarazona)and double bass (Xabi Folch). It begins a new stage with a new live show accompanied on stage by Oinarin dancers, betting as usual that popular music and modernity are a good match from the hand of Mielotxin if musical quality, freshness and originality go hand in hand.

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