Julian Lachiondo

Julian Lachiondo was born in Ibarrangelu, Bizkaia, in 1915. He immigrated to the United States in 1930 to join his father, Manuel, who was working as a sheepherder in Riverton, Wyoming. In 1938 he moved to Idaho where he began working for Pedro Gandiaga in his sheep business.  It was there he met his wife, Lydia Gandiaga, Pedro’s daughter and they were married in 1945 after Julian returned from serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Joe Mendive

Joe Mendive in Elko, Nevada phtograph. 

Joe Mendive recorded live performances of Basque music for decades. His reel-to-reel collections were a major resource of good quality Basque music for several archives. In addition, he shared excellent musical selections from
a variety of performers in the Basque Country, both Spain and France.

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