Artisti Triskell 2019

The Artists

FESTIVAL ARTISTS
23 July Friday

Wooden Legs (ITA)

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Wooden Legs is an Irish music band made up of five musicians based in Trieste, with over 10 years of experience on European stages. Their repertoire ranges from traditional ballads, special fusions of Jigs and Reels, to original compositions that blend folk atmospheres with unexpected sounds.
From 2017 it is presented in a new line-up, and are characterized by powerful rhythms and a more gritty sound, reaffirming the goal of creating "Extreme Irish Music". However, the band remained true to their research into traditional Irish instrumental melodies and ballads.
They recently released their third studio album "Animals", which is the synthesis of their musical journey over the last few years.

For the review "Space for local groups", the local band among the most loved by the Trieste public, will open the 21st Edition of the Festival.

 

Wooden Legs

Daridel (ITA)

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Daridel are a paganfolk band from northern Italy. The group was born in 2017 and is made up of five elements. They range from delicate harp and flute melodies on their first album "Forest Folk", to the bagpipes and aggressive tribal rhythms of the second born "PaganRoots". Guided and united not only by music but by ideals, actions and a common lifestyle, they choose to let nature sing through their instruments: from the spring stillness to the impetus of the cold winter winds. Different instruments come together to create new sounds, tribal rhythms intertwined with sweet melodies. Flutes and harps tell of fairies and elves. Aggressive bagpipes sing accompanied by the voice of the hurdy-gurdy. Immense drums make the spirits dance. Bones beat, woods rub, horns sound, as in a frantic song of Nature. A continuous cycle of death and rebirth, of sweet and aggressive sounds that come together in a macabre song of life.

Daridel

July 24 Saturday

Spiritual Seasons (UA)

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Medieval folk band from Ukraine, and more precisely from Kharkov, who performed for the first time at the XIX Triskell, then at the twentieth anniversary, and given the remarkable success, returns to the big stage.

The band combines different musical cultures such as Scandinavian and Celtic. Born in 1994, they started performing on stage concerts only since 2004. Their repertoire is vast, from Scandinavian, Celtic and medieval melodies of central and northern Europe, to the acquisition of cultures from countries such as France, Germany, Finland, Brittany, Auvergne and others. Their performances are often accompanied by traditional dances performed by a pair of dancers following them.

There is no danger of getting bored, given the wide range of pieces on offer that stems from their research on the musical traditions of the various peoples of Europe, both in past and present times. On stage they release a cheerful and contagious energy for a great Saturday night.


Spiritual Seasons

Gens d'Ys (ITA)

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The Gens d'Ys led by Umberto Crespi take their dances all over Italy - from Milan to Rome, from Aosta to Trieste - in France, Switzerland, Germany and beyond. Thinking of the beginnings linked to tradition, the path followed is evident: in the wake of the exciting Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, the Gens d'Ys offer compelling performances and sparkling choreographies in which the study of the past is today a solid basis for the dynamism of rhythms more sustained.

The different moments of the show, punctuated by the frequent change of costumes, alternate folk dances with surprising reinterpretations of traditional steps performed with "heavy shoes".

The dances they present are both traditional and of their own creation. For years, they have been acclaimed regular guests of Triskell, as well as partners of the Festival.

http://www.gensdys.it/

July 25 Sunday

Corte di Lunas (ITA)

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For the exhibition "Space for Local Groups", the Corte di Lunas could not be missing. Born as a medieval formation, they released their first album in 2010, “Plaudite 'si più forte”. A few years later, "Ritual" comes out, which wants to give space to Jo's female voice, and some new songs.

Later the sound becomes more energetic and rock, and from this new mix comes "Lady of the lake" (2015), original album in music and lyrics, except for the traditional song "The Circle". EP and video follow.

The will of the current training is to return to the origins and traditions of the Friulian land, finding in its own territorial roots a further meaning of compositional and narrative research. With this in mind, the latest album "Tales from the Brave Lands" is released in 2020, a collection of 11 songs focused on the stories and traditions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, from which the video of the first single "Vida" was taken.

The Court of Lunas

Spiritual Seasons (UA)

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Replica for this medieval folk band from Ukraine, and more precisely from Kharkov, who performed for the first time at the XIX Triskell, then at the twentieth anniversary, and given the considerable success, returns to the big stage.

The band combines different musical cultures such as Scandinavian and Celtic. Born in 1994, they started performing on stage concerts only since 2004. Their repertoire is vast, from Scandinavian, Celtic and medieval melodies of central and northern Europe, to the acquisition of cultures from countries such as France, Germany, Finland, Brittany, Auvergne and others. Their performances are often accompanied by traditional dances performed by a pair of dancers following them.

There is no danger of getting bored, given the wide range of pieces on offer that stems from their research on the musical traditions of the various peoples of Europe, both in past and present times. On stage they release a cheerful and contagious energy for a great Saturday night.


Spiritual Seasons

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In Vino Veritas (ITA)

Arthuan Rebis & In Vino Veritas . Alessandro Cucurnia aka Arthuan Rebis, - excellent multi-instrumentalist and composer -, will open the evening in a solo overture, only to be joined by the band he belongs to: In Vino Veritas. Atmospheric concert, with medieval pagan folk tones, with percussion, Celtic harp, bagpipes, flutes and much more ...

Arthuan Rebis & In Vino Veritas

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July 26 Monday
July 27 Tuesday

Patricks (ITA)

Patricks is an acoustic Irish Folk band, formed in 2012 in Verona and offers traditional Irish and Celtic songs arranged in a modern key, without betraying the original sound. Multifaceted but never banal band, in a short time they arrive to perform throughout the north-east, bringing energy to the large festival stages as warmth and joy in small pubs. Driven by the success obtained live, the quintet decides to record in 2016 "Tales from Irish Waves", their first album, which leads them to play in various festivals, including Triskell. They shared the stage with international artists such as the Irish band Goitse, a band awarded as “Trad Group of the Year 2015”, and The Sidh. At the twentieth anniversary of the Triskell they will present their latest album.

Patricks

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Willos' + Giuntini + Tergis
(ITA + USA)

An Irish night. A collection of traditional and original music and tales performed by Willos', Massimo Giuntini and Athena Tergis. Written and directed by violinist Stephanie Martin, the show features songs, words and dance music from a specific trait of Celtic culture, that of Ulster, which has always been a crossroads between Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English culture. The repertoire is the result of careful research that drew on multiple sources: some songs are poems by Stephanie's great grandfather, some come from Angelica's grandmother's Irish Gaelic repertoire, others from the Scottish Lowlands and one, dated 1860, is a ballad found in a drawer of the Irish College of Rome. Stephanie was born in Belfast, but has lived for years in Siena where, with the collaboration of some Tuscan musicians, she created the willos' project which, since 2001, has been playing an original interpretation of Irish music in Italy and Europe.
This show is enriched by the participation of two great musicians, Athena Tergis on the violin - violinist of the international musical Riverdance- and Massimo Giuntini on the uilleann pipes, Irish bagpipes.

https://www.willos.it/

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July 28 Wednesday

Boira Fusca (ITA)

July 29th Thursday
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From the hills of the Upper Canavese, scattered with deep woods and rural settlements where the old traditions still survive, come the Boira Fusca. The melodies proposed have their roots in time, when in the moonlit evenings, the villagers at the end of a day of fatigue gathered to dance, drink and tell each other stories. Strengthened by this suggestion, the quintet has a CD and numerous concerts in some of the most prestigious musical realities located throughout Italy and Switzerland.

Their music, largely instrumental, is an electric reinterpretation of ancient traditional melodies, mainly belonging to the Celtic area, capable of transporting the listener in the presence of an arcane feeling that remains immutable and unchanged over time.

https://www.boirafusca.com/

July 30th Friday

Alessandro and Davide are two Veronese multi-instrumentalists from Irish traditional and metal, with a decade of concerts behind them.

It is from their idea that the Ragnarök Duo - Viking & Nordic Folk was born, to offer a captivating North Atlantic pub repertoire and a vast choice of traditional North European songs in Scandinavian language; Icelandic, Modern Norse and Old Norse mix to create an epic atmosphere, culminating in the musical recitation of the poetic Edda, the main source of Norse mythology.

The reinterpretation of various groups - such as the Wardruna - and the soundtrack of the TV series Vikings, are accompanied by original Viking period instrumentation that blends with the modern and digital one, forging a suggestive and engaging performance.

Ragnarök Duo

Rota Temporis (ITA)

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The Rota Temporis were born in 2007 from the union of young people from different artistic fields and the world of entertainment, who decide to promote and disseminate historical and medieval music with a completely new approach compared to the canonical one, looking at the mittelalter starting from the 90s, it begins to spread in Germany.

After almost 15 years of performances around Europe and a performance on the Triskell stage, they return to Trieste to animate two evenings to the sound of drums and bagpipes, with an expanded tribe genre in the offer.

Rota Temporis

July 31 Saturday

Rota Temporis (ITA)

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Second performance for Rota Temporis.

The band was born in 2007 from the union of young people from different artistic fields and the world of entertainment, who decide to promote and disseminate historical and medieval music with a completely new approach compared to the canonical one, looking at the mittelalter genre which, starting from since the 90s, it begins to spread in Germany.

Drums and bagpipes to liven up Saturday nights!

Rota Temporis

Alban Fùam (ITA)

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Alban Fùam are Irish-sounding musicians, capable of blending traditional Irish music with contemporary folk influences and bluegrass. Since 2009 they have started bringing their music on stages and in pubs throughout Italy. The band has received several awards. In a pub in Galway they meet Frankie Gavin, the prince of Irish violinists, after a concert. Frankie immediately becomes their mentor, they record a track together in Italy and in 2012, they open a concert by DeDannan, his band, at the prestigious Roman Theater in Verona. In 2015 they released “Whiskey 'n Beer” with the Maxy Sound record label and won the “best musical proposal” award at the Montelago Festival in Macerata. The album is included in the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, and climbs the iTunes charts during Saint Patrick's Day. Two other albums follow: “From Galway to Dublin” and in 2018 "Galway Girl". They are for the first time guests at the Triskell.

Alban Fuam

Erin's Heartbeat Project (SLO)

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... the dance and music of the green island ...

A unique dance and music show that takes you to Ireland, to the green Emerald Isle, with its natural expanses and cultural diversity!
From the cheerful atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub, through the mystical melodies of the Celtic world, to the pompous creations of dance music - from Irish vivacity to Celtic dream. The development and diversity of Irish dance and music throughout history will be presented by the dancers of Šola Irskega Plesa and the band Noreia, our partner of the Festival.

Noreia and Šola Irskega Plesa

1 August Sunday