The 2022 edition of the Gran Bal Trad will be held
from Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July

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Festival schedule

Edition 2022

Date of the 2022 edition

Monday 04 July – Sunday 10 July 2022

Reception opening hours

from 13:30 to 01:00.

Other days:
from 9:30 to 01:00

Evenings only:
from 19:30 onwards.


Access hours to camping areas

You can access the campsite to settle in with the tent or camper Monday 04, from 06:00 to 01:00, the other days from 07:00 to 23:00.
In the days before the festival the toilets and showers are not accessible, there is no surveillance service, and there is also the last step of the mosquito disinfestation.


Activities will take place simultaneously on five large halls (dance workshops and evening dance) and five gazebo (music workshops) with the following schedule:

10:30 – 12:30 atelier
12:30 – 14:30 dinner
15:00 – 17:00 atelier
17:30 – 19:30 atelier
17:30 – 19:30 conferences
19:45 – 20:15 `pillole di danza`
19:30 – 21:30 supper
from 21:00 – evening dance

At the end of the evening dance, possibility of continuing to play and dance without amplification in the hall number 4.

(`pillole di danza` are short lessons: one dance in 30 minutes)


Instrument storage service

from 14:00 to 03:00

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:
from 10:00 to 03:00

from 10:00 to 04:00

Program day by day 2021

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10:30 - 12:30
Palco 1


10:30 - 12:30
Palco 5


15:00 - 17:00
Palco 4


17:30 - 19:30
Palco 4


10:30 - 12:30
Palco 3


10:30 - 12:30
Palco 4


15:00 - 17:00
Palco 1


17:30 - 19:30
Palco 2


10:30 - 12:30
Palco 2


15:00 - 17:00
Palco 1


17:30 - 19:30
Palco 1


17:30 - 19:30
Palco 3


17:30 - 19:30
Palco 4


15:00 - 17:00
Palco 2


15:00 - 17:00
Palco 4



Variations can be possible at any time.

Artists and activities 2021

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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

The artists 2021

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Other activities for the Gran Bal Trad

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Free service provided during the hours of the workshops reserved for children from 3 years old, with entertainment, games, dancing and various activities. Reservations must be made at the moment of booking.

Music workshop for children:

Marco Volpatto will propose a musical laboratory dedicated exclusively to children. During the workshop children will work alternating moments with individual instrumental groups (flute, violin, guitar, keyboard owned by individual participants and percussion provided by teachers) to moments of orchestral ensemble.
Workshops will be in the morning from 10.30 to 12.30.
On Sunday there will be a public execution.
The workshop will be free for participants and will also welcome any last minute members. But we urge those concerned to register as soon as possible in order to send the scores adapted for each component giving the opportunity to study their own part in these months of waiting.
In order to facilitate the organization of the workshops please send to the laboratory coordinator Marco Volpatto ( the following data: name and surname, age, instrument and degree of experience, the day of arrival and starting.

Children’s “nap” area. A closed structure will be available where mothers can bring their children for naps. Surveillance in this area will not be provided by the organization, therefore parents have to organize surveillance turns by themselves.




The Vialfrè Proloco, which collaborates with us in organizing the Festival, organizes and promotes numerous initiatives based on the combination of Nature and Culture, to discover Vialfrè and its woods.
Those who want to walk freely through the woods, on foot or by bike, can find all the necessary information at this link: .




There is a large exhibition area where luthiers and artists will exhibit musical instruments, CDs, music videos and other educational material.

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