The Festival

What is the Gran Bal Trad

Gran Bal Trad is a festival dedicated to traditional dance and music, born from the desire to put in contact different forms of dance and musical expression. It offers participants a varied collage of examples

from the various cultures of Europe, including a broad cross-section of our own Italian traditions.
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The 2023 edition of the Gran Bal Trad
will be held from Monday 3 July to Saturday 8 July.

279Days 18Hours 40Minutes 39Seconds

The Festival has ended, it was a magnificent edition!

Thanks to all the dancers, musicians and volunteers.

See you next year!

The artists 2022

of the edition 2022

Artists and activities 2022

Edition 2022

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Alsace - Danyèle Besserer & Au Gré des Vents
Asymetrical walzes - Gérard Godon & Le Rouge et le Noir
Balkans - Silvio Lorenzato & Barbapedana
Basque Country - Patxi eta Konpania
Berry - Emeline Rivière & Duo Hervé
Britain - Ronan Autret & Trio Forj
Central Italy: Marches - Marco Meo & Lu Trainanà
Dances for children - Mariarosa Montebianco & Associazione Carolando
Dances for children (aimed at teachers) - Mariarosa Montebianco & Associazione Carolando
English Country dances - Flora Sarzotti, Mario Proietto e John O`Leary & Au Gré des Vents
India: Rajasthan - Monica Murgia Monsun & I Rajasthrani
Irish set dancing - Timothy Flaherty & Cogar Ceílí Band
Irish step dancing - Úna Ní Fhlatharta & Cogar Ceílí Band
Israel - Silvio Lorenzato & Barbapedana
Mazurka variations - Gérard Godon & Le Rouge et le Noir
Northen Italy: Emilia - I Suonatori della Valle del Savena
Northen Italy: Four Provinces - Duo Valla Scurati
Northen Italy: High Val Varaita - Marisa Dogliotti e Silvio Peron
Northen Italy: Vermenagna valley and variations Tana and Embrouiada - Marisa Dogliotti e Silvio Peron
Northern Italy: Valleys of Lanzo - Andrea Lopomo & Balarù
Poitou - Benoit e Maria Guerbigny & Chaï
Sardinia - Carlo Boeddu & Ballade Ballade Bois
Scottish variations - Gérard Godon & Le Rouge et le Noir
Southern Italy: : Tammuriata of Agro Nocerino Sarnese - Ugo Maiorano e Tammorra Felix
Southern Italy: Pizzica - La Paranza del Geco
Southern Italy: Sicily - Barbara Crescimanno & Orchestra di Tavola Tonda
Southern Italy: Tarantella Reggina - La Paranza del Geco
Southern Italy: Tarantelle of Montemarano - Scuola di Tarantella Montemaranese

Dances from all over the world - Associazione Baldanza
Alzamantes (Bal Folk)
Andrea Capezzuoli - Solo (Bal Folk)
Au Gré des Vents (Alsace)
Au Gré des Vents (English country dances)
Balarù (Northern Italy: Valleys of Lanzo/Bal Folk)
Ballade Ballade Bois (Sardinia)
Banda Brisca (Bal Folk)
Barbapedana (Balkans and Israel)
Bargainatt (Bal Folk)
Bifolc Trio (Bal Folk)
Capezzuoli e Compagnia (Bal Folk)
Central Bal (Central France)
Chaï (Poitou)
Che Tango Trio (Tango)
Cogar Ceílí Band (Ireland)
Duo Hervé (Berry - Bal Folk)
Duo Peron Ferrero (Bal Folk)
Duo Valla Scurati (Northen Italy: Four Provinces)
D`AltroCanto Duo (Singing dance/Folk)
Folkingiro (Suonabanda e Fragole e Tempesta) (Bal Folk/ Northen Italy: Emilia)
I Suonatori della Valle del Savena (Northen Italy: Emilia)
La Paranza del Geco (Southern Italy: Pizzica)
Le Rouge et le Noir (Bal Folk)
Lu Trainanà (Central Italy: Marches)
LyraDanz (Bal Folk)
Orchestra di Tavola Tonda (Southern Italy: Sicily)
Patxi eta Konpania (Basque country)
Philippe Plard - solo (Bal Folk)
Philippe Plard Trio (Bal Folk)
Scuola di Tarantella Montemaranese (Tarantella Montemaranese)
Statale 45 (Northen Italy:Apennines of the four provinces)
Trio Forj (Britain)
Ugo Maiorano e Tammorra Felix (Southern Italy: Agro Nocerino Sarnese)
Vincenzo Caglioti (Bal Folk)
Violons Volants (Bal Folk)
Bagpipe (Berry repertoire) - Remy Villeneuve (Duo Hervé)
Celtic harp - Katia Zunino
children`s music workshop - Brigata Corsara
Chromatic button accordion - Gérard Godon (Le Rouge et le Noir)
Diatonic accordion (advenced) - Andrea Capezzuoli (Capezzuoli e Compagnia)
Diatonic accordion (beginners) - Mathieu Aymonod
Diatonic accordion (beginners) - Marco Volpatto
Diatonic accordion (beginners) - Gianluca Cavallotto (Bifolc Trio)
Diatonic accordion (France repertoire) - Philippe Plard
Diatonic accordion (Ireland repertoire) - Seosamh Ó Fátharta (Cogar Ceílí Band)
Diatonic accordion (Poitou repertoire) - Benoit Guerbigny (Chaï)
Diatonic accordion (Sardinia repertoire) - Carlo Boeddu (Ballade Ballade Bois)
Didjeridoo - Luca Mantello
Drum - Simone Campa (La Paranza del Geco)
Drum (Sicily repertoire) - Michele Piccione (Orchestra di Tavola Tonda)
Flute (Ireland repertoire) - Maidhc Ó hÉanaigh (Cogar Ceílí Band)
Guitar (advanced) - Maurizio Verna
Guitar (Beginners) - Massimo Enrico
Hurdy-Gurdy (advanced) - Patrick Bouffard (Central Bal)
Hurdy-Gurdy (beginners) - Gabriele Gunella
Marranzanu (Jew`s harp - Sicily repertoire) - Michele Piccione (Orchestra di Tavola Tonda)
Musical ensemble - Massimo Enrico
Tambourine (Campania repertoire - advanced) - Ugo Maiorano e Tammorra Felix
Tambourine (Campania repertoire - beginners) - Ugo Maiorano e Tammorra Felix
Tambourine and `gnacchera` (Marches repertoire) - Marco Meo (Lu Trainanà)
Violin (advanced) - Rémy Boniface
Violin (Emilia repertoire) - Placida Staro (I Suonatori della Valle del Savena)
Violin (Ireland repertoire) - Milo Molteni (Milo Molteni) & Milo Molteni
Popular song with several voices - Jacopo Soler e Maddalena Soler
Popular tradition songs to listen and danse - D`AltroCanto Duo
Singing - Britain repertoire - Clément Le Goff
Singing - central Italy: Marches repertoire - Marco Meo
Singing - Sardinia repertoire - Ballade Ballade Bois
Singing - Sicily repertoire - Barbara Crescimanno & Orchestra di Tavola Tonda
Singing on the ridges of Savena - Davide Dobrilla & I Suonatori della Valle del Savena
Spontaneous singing in the western Alps - Silvio e Cristina Peron e Mathieu Aymonod

Songs around the table
Song around the table: Marche repertoire - Marco Meo & Lu Trainanà
Song around the table: Piedmont repertoire - Chacho Marchelli
Songs around the table: `Tsantèn Eusèmblo` - traditional Valdostan songs in French and Franco-Provençal - Trouveur Valdoten
Enzo G. Conti e Domenico Torta (Sbrando. A piedmontese dance from tradition to revival.)
Maurizio Berselli (`Storie Folk`, the folk revival in northern and central Italy told by the protagonists.)
Maurizio Berselli e Claudio Vezzali & Suonabanda (Di qua e di là dal Secchia`, notes from a trip to Modena and Reggio Emilia provinces)
Monica Murgia Monsun & I Rajasthrani (Ethnographic tales about the Kalbelia dance of Rajasthan)
Sandro Ronchetti (Daje `Na Giumella De...)
Stefano Valla e Daniele Scurati (Musical and dance tradition of `Quattro Province`)

And ...
`Sbrando` square to dance and play all together
Children`s final recital musical workshop - Brigata Corsara
Final recital of Celtic Harp - Katia Zunino
Ensemble music recital - Massimo Enrico

Registrations will close on July 31st, 2021


Some shots of the festival


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