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05 Aug 2022

News n° 9 – 04/08/2022

Thanks to all of you and see you next year!

Thanks to all the dancers, musicians, artists! Thanks to all the volunteers and to all those who made this twentieth edition of the GBT special! After two years of hiatus it was exciting to see how many are at home at GBT together with many, many new dancers and lovers of folk music. For many things, the logistics this year was harder than usual, and also for this we want to thank those who have been patient, and those who have supported and advised us. It was important to be “on track” again and … more energized than ever: see you next year with lots of news!

Mark the dates! The 2023 edition will be held from Monday 3 to Saturday 8 July!

Relive the emotions!

To relive the magical moments of the ended edition, we uploaded to the website the photos of our official photographers Diego Cantore and Matteo Carzaniga, whom we also thank for their splendid work!

And have a good summer!

27 Jun 2022

News n° 8 – 27/06/2022

Looking for a little coolness?

If the summer heat makes you melt, turn off the air conditioning and come to Vialfrè!
The Festival area, 400 meters high, is a cool and shady green oasis.
And then there are the dances, the music and the magic of the Festival!

Not signed up yet?

No problem, you can do it directly in Vialfrè!
We are waiting for you at the entrance to the reception area.

Let’s reduce the number of machines!

The Festival is in a naturalistic area of great beauty.
Let’s protect it by getting as few cars as possible to Pianezze! In addition to the shuttle service to and from Ivrea, this year we have also equipped an interchange parking lot on the edge of the naturalistic area connected by a shuttle that goes back and forth. If you can park there!

13 Jun 2022

News n° 7 – 13/06/2022

Last hours for on-line registration!

Online registration closes today at midnight!
In any case, it will always be possible to register for the Festival, even directly in Vialfrè, but without taking advantage of the discounts …

The Saturday afternoon dance 2022: Lo Sbrando

You are all invited to the square dance on Saturday afternoon!
This year a traditional Piedmontese dance: Lo Sbrando!
Look at the score that Enzo Conti kindly granted us on the site. This is the first original transcription of the song!

Sing around the table

Singing Around the Table is now a much loved GBT classic.
This year in addition to the Piedmontese repertoire of Chacho Marchelli also the Repertoire delle Marche with Lu Trainanà.
All the texts are online!
Then also the songs of the Aosta Valley tradition with the Trouveur Valdoten.

10 Jun 2022

News n° 6 – 10/06/2022

Last weekend useful to register online!

On Monday 13/06, at midnight, online registrations will close!
In any case, it will always be possible to register for the Festival, even directly in Vialfrè, but without taking advantage of the discounts.

06 Jun 2022

News n° 5 – 06/06/2022

Last week of online registration!

We are almost there! Online registrations will remain open only until Monday 13 June. Hurry to register online to take advantage of a discount of up to 30% of the participation fee to the Festival!

Are you having difficulty finding accommodation?

If you have difficulty finding accommodation, get help from the organizers by writing to: m.montebianco47@gmail.com
To stay together this year, as well as being able to camp or use the accommodation facilities in the area, it will also be possible to find hospitality with the family or in a tent offered for hire by the organization.

Let’s reduce the number of cars!

The Festival is in a naturalistic area of great beauty. Let’s protect it by getting as few cars as possible to Vialfrè. On Monday 4 and Monday 11 July (opening and closing days of the Festival) a free shuttle service will be available from Ivrea (railway station) to Vialfrè and vice versa. On the other days the service is at a controlled price. Also on the Facebook group “Gran Bal Trad di Vialfrè! Car pooling is organized to fill the cars!

31 May 2022

News n° 4 – 31/05/2022

Gran Bal Trad is also the Youth Festival!

In fact, admission is free up to the age of 15, and up to the age of 24 there is a reduction of 50% !!!

We also remind you that all those, young and old, who register online, until June 13, will be able to take advantage of a discount of up to 30% on participation in the Festival!

Children’s entertainment

Free service provided during the hours of the ateliers and reserved for children from 3 years old, with entertainment, games, dances and activities. In addition, a “sleeping” area is provided for the little ones: a closed structure is made available where parents can let their children sleep and manage the surveillance shifts themselves.

Musical animation

The Brigada Corsara group offers a musical workshop exclusively dedicated to children. During the workshop we work alternating moments with single instrumental groups at the same time (flute, violin, guitar, percussion) with moments of orchestral ensemble. The workshop is free!

23 May 2022

News n° 3 – 23/05/2022

After two years of lockdown there is a need to dance

The pandemic is behind us, let’s dive lightly into the magical world of the Gran Bal Trad to fully breathe the first great post-pandemic festival. Forget the masks and greenpass! The serenity will be visible again on our faces, new friendships will be added to the “old” ones and we will come out recharged with new strength and trust!

The Ball in the square!

Enzo Conti and Domenico Torta, first will tell us the origins and history of “Sbrando” then, all together, we will dance accompanied by the musicians present at the Festival. We look forward to seeing you for the “Sbrando” on Saturday afternoon!

 

Registration open until June 13!

We remind you that on-line registrations will remain open only until June 13th. Hurry to register online to take advantage of a discount of up to 30% on the participation fee for the Festival!

 

12 May 2022

News n° 2 – 12/05/2022

The detailed program is online!

Consult the day by day program on the Festival website and discover the artists who will be present in this edition that celebrates its twentieth anniversary!
We are waiting for you from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th July in the magical wood of Vialfrè.

The Wood of Luthiers

This year a large part of the naturalistic area of Vialfré will be destined to host the fascinating world of violin making. Come and touch the traditional tools and get to know the artisans who produce them!

 

One more day

You got it right, this year the Gran Bal Trad lasts 7 days! After two years of forced stop we all want to spend a few more days together!

 

27 Apr 2022

News n° 1 – 27/04/2022

Registrations for the Gran Bal Trad are open!

Finally, after two years of forced stop, we will finally be able, without the constraints of masks and green passes, to celebrate the twentieth edition of our beloved Festival! Registrations open today and close on June 13th.
 
We are waiting for you all from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th July, for a whole week of dances and concerts in the magical wood of Vialfrè.
It will be great to see each other again!

Line Up 2022

For the twentieth anniversary edition, the program is richer than ever!
7 days of music, 61 musical groups, 65 concerts, 89 dance and singing workshops, 68 instrument studios!
See who will be in Vialfrè in this special edition!

 

Homestay accomodation

To stay together this year, as well as being able to camp or use the accommodation facilities in the area, for those who want it will also be possible to find hospitality in families. The organization offers, within a few kilometers from the Festival area, the solution that is closest to your needs.

 

26 Jul 2021

News n° 5 – 26/07/2021

GRAN BAL TRAD 2021 EDITION CANCELED …

Hello everybody,

it is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the Festival.

The recent government provisions, contrary to realistic initial expectations, do not allow events such as ours to take place, even though we adopt the green pass and adapt to all the provisions of the “Covid-19 Discotheque health protocol” of 28 May 2021.
As announced at the opening of registrations, we will proceed with the refund of the deposit paid. For this purpose, we have prepared a form that you will need to fill in and send to us and which you can find on our website.

However, we must not hide that the failure of the Festival for two consecutive years, with most of the organizational activities fully carried out, places us in an extremely critical financial position. To overcome it and allow us to organize the next edition with the usual quality standard, we ask those who have pleasure and possibility for help in supporting us by renouncing the refund of the deposit paid.
Those who have not registered but still want to contribute with a donation can do so via the “donate” button activated on the site.

We thank everyone and look forward to seeing you next year which, with your help, we are sure it will be the most beautiful edition ever.

Refund request

Download the «Refund Form» and send it by 27/08/2021. If, on the other hand, you want to renounce the deposit paid, you don’t have to do anything. It will be of great help for the Festival.

 

Donations

If you want to support the Festival in this critical moment you can do it with a donation. Even a small amount is a great help.