News 2017! Visit to the Cave


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The music and popular dances are expressions of the local culture which has been shaped by the territory where she has been hosted: we have decided to present you some interesting spots of our territory, rich of his local culture and tradition linked to the place it has been developed

Friday 9th June we began the festival offering you the possibility to visit the Spipola’s Cave: which is the world’s biggest epigenetics gypsum cave known in the world!

  • Price for the visit: 5€ (instead of 15€ just for us)
  • Meeting : 12:00 hour in the little square in front of the festival venue to organize cars
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Dress code!: you need to wear clothes suitable for a 10 – 12° clima (long pants!), which can be dirtied mud, rubber boots or boots, we advice to take a clothes change.
Grotta della Spipola, Salone Giordani
Grotta della Spipola, Salone Giordani

The place are limited so we advice you to fill the iscription form.


Dance Workshops

Breton sung dances

“Breton sung dances, the most ancient form of chain and round dances in Brittany ( and in extenso in France and western Europe) is one where the dancers create the dance by singing while dancing.
The sing and repeat patterns can vary slightly from terroir to terroir but it is in essence the same.
I propose a study of Vannetais-Gallo and southern Brittany repertory so as to work on our singing for dance skills.”

BR I :
“I’ll teach the dance and we will practice them a few time until they’re more familiar and we can then focus on the proper stressed rhythm and singing patterns
(no real need to learn the lyrics as we will focus on learning the dances)”
You can download the workshop songs lyrics here.

“Using the same song repertory covered in BR I, we will try to get many people to lead the dance as well as change leaders as the dance flows, work in groups and try to improve leading/following skills.
(those who want to test leading the song should know them, those who just want to dance can come too)

Technical skills: Spinning

Spinning, either alone or in a group or in a couple is one of the essential movements in most dance styles. Folk dance has number of occasions to spin.
Spinning can be exhilarating, it can also be quite difficult if you don’t have a little basis on how to use your body when spinning.
This workshop will center around the spinning possibilities of the human body and how to make it easier, smoother and much much more fun.

Vincent Michaud

Vincent Michaud
Vincent Michaud

Vincent Michaud is a breton-scottish dancer. He studied classical ballet with Francine Lancelot in several baroque projects and at the same time he engaged in folk dances.
He always tried to connect folk with historical and contemporary dances to create a mix of styles capable of matching tradition and individual expressivity.

Ancient “Ballo liscio” (smooth dance)

“Filuzzi” is the word used in Bologna and in its province to address a peculiar style of playing and dancing “liscio” (central Europe traditional dances like Waltz, Mazurka and Polka), in which some steps and figures coming from ancient countryside dances (ìb‚l spÈccî) are still present. This is a peculiarity that many other liscio dances in Italy lost, as some of them are standardized or have been created in dance schools.

with Carlo Pelagalli e Celeste Geromella

Hatha Yoga


God Shiva, in one of his representations, is Nataraja, the master of dance who squashes “Ignorance” under his feet. At the same time he is the perfect yogi, immersed in neverending blessing and samadhi.

Hata yoga starts from the lowest level, the absolute perception of our phisical, “gross” body, a basic starting point in dance, to lead the pupils up to the superconsciousness stages.

Salvo Angelico

Salvo Angelico

Salvo Angelico approached yoga very early in his life and began his learning in the well known “Yoga Academy” in Rome. While deepening his knowledge in hata yoga he also studied tantric yoga and kashmir shivaism. After several years of deep practice he got a teacher diploma in India at the ìYoga Vidya Gurukulamî ashram held by Swami Ananda Saraswati.

Edition RenoFolk 2016 @Oz

During the Reno Folk Festival Produzioni Clandestine Made some incredibles reportages of the stages, concerts and days of the festival that you can find in the following Youtube playlist

You can see the photos on the Facebook Page: Produzioni Clandestine


Friday Balls, June 9th


19:30 – 21:00- Osteria del Mandolino

Osteria del Mandolino

Mandolins, guitar, ocarina, double bass and the accordion meet at the Osteria del Mandolino, an introspective place born out of the mists of the past, a place where the things of old return to life, and where it is still possibile to listen to serenades, be twenty years old and dance embracing, and, in a journey of discovery, enter in contact with the most intimate and truest part of your Self.

Playing these instruments, this repertoire, is like returning home after having travelled for a long time; and while completing this nostalgic journey, you will meet the ocarina, the Bolognese land which plays, since 1853. This land, which falls away from the dancers’ feet, becomes a sound, it makes lighter their steps and more vorticose their spins.

Check the band fanpage by clicking here.

Osteria del Mandolino:
Domenico Celiberti: Mandolin, Violin and voice
Antonio Stragapede: Mandolin and Guitar
Marco Visita Marcheselli: Organino Bolognese
Federico Massarenti: Ocarina di Budrio
Nicolò Scalabrin: Guitar
Peppe Aiello: Doublebass

21:30-23:30 – La Mesquia

“A band that moves like a swiss clock, but raises in the listener deep emotions. Even though they strongly hold their roots in traditional culture, they never give up constant musical innovation”. That’s how La Mesquia was described when they won Suonare@Folkest2015 contest.

This band’s history begins in 2011 and walks through two albums and several concerts, festivals, theaters, folk events and traditional fairs.

Their first album, “En l’aire ailamont”, opened the way to some important festivals and contests, including Etetrad, interesting event from Valle d’Aosta, which gave the band an impulse to go on deepening their musical research; from that research their second album “Podre” was born.

2016 has been the year in which many new songs have been conceived. Many of them have been recorded in the Drant Deman pre-release. They will soon give birth to the new CD, expected for 2017.

La Mesquia:
Luca Pellegrino: voice, accordion, flutes and bagpipe.
Remo Degiovanni: ghironda, harmonica and lyrics
Manuel Ghibaudo: small accordion
Chiara Cesano: violin and viola
Alessia Musso: harp
Giorgio Marchisio: double bass
Silvio Ceirano: drums

00:00-02:00 – Ballsy Swing

Great French group formed by three as eccentric as talented musicians: Colin Delzant, Valere Passeri (also members of Sextet à Claques) and Lucas Thebaut (accordion player in mayor bands like Accordzeam, Les Doigts de Carmen and many others).

To understand what will make us crazy of them, just read their self-description:
“Trained in the ruins of an ancient castle of the Rhone, this group has an epic story, an ode to the tragic youth of musicians who survived thanks to a couple pizzas marinated in jasmine tea. In a maze of dark cellars, three promising young men were forced to intensively listen to Bach, Jean-Michel Braces and other unknown repertoires of Bouree d’Auvergne. During childhood they have been often seen dragged in chains to play on the stages of improbable balls, only fed with zucchini and nutria stew, to make them future big bosses of the “little hip hop stars with committed texts” industry. Taking advantage of a moonless night they managed to escape, and after shelter in a strip club they ended their epic journey on the bal folk stages. So today Colin Delzant (cello), Valere Passeri (violin) and Lucas Thebaut (melodeon) are proud to offer the fruit of this incredible journey: music that will make you dance, scream, and maybe even fly, to the sound of this swing … that comes from afar! ”
Well … was it enough to drive you crazy?
If it is not enough, come listen to them anyway, you won’t regret it!

Ballsy Swing:

Colin Delzant: cello
Valère Passeri: violin
Lucas Thebaut: button accordion

Saturday Balls, June 10th


17:00-19:00 – La Compagnia dei Violini

It is a group created just for this occasion the: RenoFolk 2017.
Violinists of any generation, school and  various experiences (trad, classic, jazz..).

It will take into the festival the tradition of the little violinistic emilian orchestras, different songs with a common base: the traditional “liscio”.

19:30-21:30 – Sùna!
(Domenico Celiberti and fratelli Semeraro)


Sùna! (Play!) Is more than an order, it is a need! When the music is over and there remains in the air the wish to play, to dance and to sing, a shout bursts through the silence and, like a spell cast, the feast restarts. It is from this wish to have a ball that SÙNA is born!

Three Pugliese musicians Giovanni e Francesco Semeraro, e Domenico Celiberti, revive, through their voices and their instruments, the sounds and the atmosphere typical of the popular feast of the south of Italy. But now, enough talk… SÙNA!

22:00 – 00:00 –Ballade Ballade Bois

Ballade Ballade Bois

Ballade Ballade Bois is a project started in 2009 and led by accordionist Carlo Boeddu, one of the most active musicians in the folk scene of Sardinia. The group’s repertoire is focused on traditional outdoors balls and great care is put in respecting the traditional style of playing with the interplay of the accordion, the guitar, “sa trunfa” (the jew’s harp), percussion and two voices specialized in folk dance singing.

Ballade Ballade Bois interpret tradition without loosing touch with contemporary music, alternating more traditional performances with new and diverse sonorities, always keeping in mind the aim of being the soundtrack for outdoor balls. Ballade Ballade Bois have played in International Bal Folk Festivals (Gran Bal Trad, Capodanze, Folk in Val, Venezia Balla, Budrio Folk, Balli in Quota) and in some Jazz Festivals (Time in Jazz, Calagonone Jazz), but their main artistic activity remains linked to the seasonal cycle of village fairs throughout the Island of Sardinia.

In 2014 the group won the interregional contest “Sonata di Mare” and was awarded in Pisa during Pisa Folk Festival.

Ballade Ballade Bois:
Carlo Boeddu: Accordion
Carlo Crisponi: Voice
Gianmichele Lai: Jew’s Harp and Voice
Fabio Calzia: Guitar
Giuseppe Cillara: Percussion

00:30 – 02:30 – 
Sextet à Claques

Sextet à Claques

With their unusual scorings, made up of strings and brasses, the Sextet à Claques builds a whole universe around a very personal sound. These six young French musicians link elegant compositions with creative arrangements, coloured with jazz, baroque and even rock. The group has forged its own identity with contemporary folk which swings, grooves but also gives us some astonishing intimate pieces.

Sextet à Claques:
Anthony Jambon: Guitar
Colin Delzant: Cello
Cécile Delzant: Violin
Camille Passeri: Trumpet
Marie Jouis: Violin
Florian Huygebaert: Percussions

Facebook: Sextet à Claques

Program 2017

If you click on the name of the day you’ll be redirected to the respective day program

Dance Workshops

Friday, June 9



12:00 – 16:00

Speleological excursion in “La Spipola” cave

17:00 – 19:00


Claudio Pelagalli

Valli Occitane Dances


Introduction to Ocarina

Fabio Galliani



19:30 – 21:00

Osteria Del Mandolino

21:30 – 23:30:00


00:00 – 02:00

Ballsy Swing


Saturday, June 10



9:30 – 10:30


S. Angelico

10:30 – 12:00

Breton song and dances 2

Vincent Michaud

Introduction to Balfolk



12:00 – 13:30



Sud Dances

Silvia de Ronzo

 Emilian violin

Claudio Vezzali

14:30 – 16:30

Balli Staccati

Sardinian Dances

Ballade Ballade Bois




17:00 – 19:00

Violini Emiliani

19:30 – 21:30


22:00 – 00:00

Ballade Ballade Bois

00:30 – 02:30

Sextet à Claques


Sunday, June 11



9:30 – 11:00


S. Angelico

11:00 – 13:00

Breton song and dances 2

Vincent Michaud

Dances for the School and animation

Sardinian song

Ballade Ballade Bois

15:00 – 17:00

 Lituanian Dances2


Body perception and rotations

Vincent Michaud

Accordeon for beginners

M. Berselli



18:00 – 20:00

Ciac Boum

20:30 – 22:30


23:00 – 00:30

Hot Griselda

Dance Workshops

Vincent Michaud

Vincent Michaud
Vincent Michaud

Breton-Scottish dancer Vincent Michaud studied classical ballet in France and cooperated with Francine Lancelot at several baroque projects; at the same time being devoted to folk dancing. He has long been trying to interconnect the worlds of folk, historical and contemporary dance.

Music Workshops


Maurizio Berselli – Accordion

Maurizio Berselli
Maurizio Berselli

He began playing the accordion in 1979 after a research work on Bologna’s and Reggio Emilia’s Appennines typical dance musics, tradition that now form his main repertoire. He also plays music from other parts of Italy and Europe but always related to the dance tradition. Since 1990 he teaches accordion for the Polisportiva Masi in Casalecchio and in 1983 he founded the “Suonabanda” group from Modena that, over the years, has helped to keep alive and to spread the music and dances of Emilian Apennines.

The maximum number of partecipants for the stage is 15: Compile the form to be part of the stage

Denys Stetsenko – Ensemble Folk

Denys Stetsenko

A body plays, a body dances: communication between musicians and dancers. Let’s open our ears: they are the key to learning and remembering. Arrangement instrument and possible forms in the language of folk. Ways to harmonize and decorate your dance. Leading vs. Following. To listen, to have ideas, to suggest.

Denys Stetsenko, from Ukraine, has studied classical music since he was a child and in 2003 he entered the world of traditional and improvised music with the group Mount Lunai and Dancing Strings, participating in various European music and dance festivals. He studied violin at the School of Music of Lisbon and did a Masters in “Ancient music-baroque violin” at the Music and Performing Arts High School (Esmae), in Porto. He is a founding member of Quartetto Arabesque Duo StetsenkoFavola d’Argo  and Parapente700. He taught from 2011 to 2014 in Esmae as an assitant to Amandine Beyer.

Now he is a professor of violin in Lisbon. He has taught traditional music classes in Lisbon, Cordoba, Crisol de Cuerda Madrid and in many festivals like Andancas (Portugal), Folkarria (Spain), Festiv’Alzen (France).

The maximum number of partecipants for the stage is 15: Compile the form to be part of the stage

Claudio Vezzali – Emilian Violin

Claudio Vezzali
Claudio Vezzali

The interest in folk music led him around the Apennines looking for old lost dances. Thanks to the meeting with Melchiade Benni his passion began to focus on the violin. The repertoire was learned directly from dancers and musicians and then was presented again in concerts and workshops with the Orchestra Buonanotte Suonatori. Currently he plays traditional Emilian dances with Suonabanda Group and Scottish music with TriCorde trio. He recently starts working with the Musicanti d’la Basa on another ancient repertoire.

Level: For beginners, with a basic technique of the instrument, interested in the repertoire and style of execution of “balli staccati” from Emilian folk tradition.

The maximum number of partecipants for the stage is 15: Compile the form to be part of the stage

Ivan Halen – Circle Songs

Designed by vocalist Bobby McFerrin, the “Circle Songs” are a form of choral improvisation: in a free improvisation process a director, through specific vocal rhythmic modules, creates the singing roles, assigning them gradually to the singers disposed in a circle. Coming from their connection, an harmonious development creates a real “song”. The experience of the ” Circle Songs” is not only artistic but didactic and anthropological because, transcending “common schemes”, it manages to make us work with our ears, our memory, with the rhythm, the body, the breath and the voice.

Ivan Halen

Ivan 2
Ivan Halen
Ivan began as a singer in the early 2000. In those years he received a lyrical and modern training from various teachers and he approached popular culture and ethnical and oriental traditions. He went on experiencing his voice, learning overtone singing, diplophonies and multifonia, always looking for new sounds and styles. Passionate voice anthropology expert, he approached circle songs with Albert Hera and then he worked on a personal method he use in workshops in Bologna and Europe.

The maximum number of partecipants for the stage is 15: Compile the form to be part of the stage