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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Friday 27 August – Wednesday 1 September 2021

Time left to the festival

34Days 21Hours 53Minutes 35Seconds

The Festival has ended, it was a magnificent edition!

Thanks to all the dancers, musicians and volunteers.

See you next year!

The artists

of the edition 2021

Artists and activities

Edition 2021

Click on the tabs to discover the artists and activities of 2021.

Asymmetrical waltzes - Gérard Godon & Le Rouge et le Noir
Balkans - Roberto Bagnoli
Basque Country - Jokin Irungaray & Bilaka
Britain - Ronan Autret & Trio Forj
Central Italy: Marches - Marco Meo & Lu Trainanà
Dances for children - Mariarosa Montebianco & Associazione Carolando
English country dances - Flora Sarzotti, Mario Proietto e John O`Leary & Nous Mêmes
India: Rajasthan - Monica Murgia Monsun & I Rajasthrani
Irish set dancing - Timothy Flaherty & Cogar Ceílí Band
Irish step dancing - Aibhe Davoren & Cogar Ceílí Band
Israel - Roberto Bagnoli
Morvan - Aline Dumont & Morvan Express
Northern Italy: Emilia - I suonatori della Valle del Savena
Northern Italy: Four Provinces - Duo Valla Scurati
Northern Italy: Vermenagna valley - courenta e balet with variations - Marisa Dogliotti e Silvio Peron
Nothern Italy: Valleys of Lanzo - Andrea Lopomo & Balarù
Poitou - Benoit e Maria Guerbigny & Chaï
Sardinia - Carlo Boeddu & Ballade Ballade Bois
Scottish and mazurka variations - Gérard Godon & Le Rouge et le Noir
Southern Italy: Pizzica - La Paranza del Geco
Southern Italy: Sicily - Barbara Crescimanno & Orchestra di Tavola Tonda
Southern Italy: Tammuriata of Agro Nocerino Sarnese - Ugo Maiorano e Tammorra Felix
Southern Italy: Tarantelle of Montemarano - Scuola di Tarantella Montemaranese
Southern Italy: Tarantelle Reggina - La Paranza del Geco

Dances from all over the world - Associazione Baldanza
Alzamantes (Bal Folk)
Andrea Capezzuoli - Solo (Bal Folk)
Balarù (Northern Italy: Valleys of Lanzo/Bal Folk)
Ballade Ballade Bois (Sardinia)
Banda Brisca (Bal Folk)
Bargainatt (Bal Folk)
Bifolc (Balfolk)
Bilaka (Basque Country)
Capezzuoli e Compagnia (Bal Folk)
Central Bal (Central France)
Chaï (Poitou)
Che Tango Trio (Tango)
Cogar Ceílí Band (Ireland)
Collettivo Artistico Mistral (Bal Folk)
Duo Peron Ferrero (Northern Italy: Occitan valleys)
Duo Valla Scurati (Northern Italy: Four Provinces)
D`AltroCanto Duo (Singing dance/folk)
Folkingiro-Suonabanda-Fragole e Tempesta (Bal Folk/Northern Italy: Emilia)
I suonatori della Valle del Savena (Northern Italy: Emilia)
Le Rouge et le Noir (Bal Folk)
Lu Trainanà (Central Italy: Marches)
Morvan Express (Morvan)
Nous Mêmes (Bal Folk)
Nous Mêmes (English country dances)
Orchestra di Tavola Tonda (Southern Italy: Sicily)
Philippe Plard Trio (Bal Folk)
Pitularita (Bal Folk)
Scuola di Tarantella Montemaranese (Southern Italy: Montemarano)
Statale 45 (Northern Italy: Four Provinces)
Tribot (Bal Folk)
Trio Forj (Britain)
Ugo Maiorano e Tammorra Felix (Southern Italy: Agro Nocerino Sarnese)
Bagpipe (advanced) - Vincent Boniface (Pitularita)
Bagpipe (Morvan repertoire) - Quentin Millet (Morvan Express)
Celtic harp - Katia Zunino
Childreen musical workshop - Marco Volpatto
Chromatic button accordion - Gérard Godon (Le Rouge et le Noir)
Diatonic Accordion (advanced) - Andrea Capezzuoli (Capezzuoli e Compagnia)
Diatonic Accordion (beginners) - Gianluca Cavallotto (Bifolc)
Diatonic Accordion (beginners) - Andrea Beltrando (Nous Mêmes)
Diatonic Accordion (beginners) - Mathieu Aymonod
Diatonic Accordion (beginners) - Marco Volpatto
Diatonic Accordion (France repertoire) - Philippe Plard (Philippe Plard Trio)
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)
Fifre - Xavier Borriglione
Flute (Ireland repertoire) - Maidhc Ó hÉanaigh (Cogar Ceílí Band)
Guitar (advanced) - Maurizio Verna
Guitar Dadgad - Claudio De Angeli
Hurdy-Gurdy (advanced) - Patrick Bouffard (Central Bal)
Hurdy-Gurdy (beginners) - Gabriele Gunella (Collettivo Artistico Mistral)
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 `gnaccheara` (Marches repertoire) - Marco Meo (Lu Trainanà)
Violin (advanced) - Rémy Boniface (Pitularita)
Violin (Emilia repertoire) - Placida Staro (I suonatori della Valle del Savena)
Violin (Poitou repertoire) - Baptiste Loosfelt (Chaï)
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
Songs around the table: Four Provinces - Duo Valla Scurati
Songs around the table: Marche repertoire - Marco Meo & Lu Trainanà
Songs around the table: Piedmont repertoire - Chacho Marchelli
Enzo 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 (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 - Enzo Conti
Final recital of Celtic Harp - Katia Zunino
Children`s final recital musical workshop - Marco Volpatto
Ensemble music recital - Massimo Enrico

Registrations will close on July 31st, 2021


Some shots of the festival


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