Sunday Balls, June 11th

Balls

18:00-20:00 – Ciac Boum

Ciac Boum 11 Giugno Reno Folk Festival
Ciac Boum

This trio, made by three “buskers”, proposes country dances based on traditional music from the Poitou region (Center-West France) and other original compositions.

Christian Pacher was born with this kind of music and dance environment, loving their diversity and great energy.  Julien Padovani e Robert Thébaut grew up as improvisers, but more than this.

The trio will lead you in several dances: rondes, pas d’été, waltzes, maraîchines and bals limousines… as if their life depended on it! They will play everything respecting the dance spirit of the dance that they turn into music with their fingertips. If in certain moments a wind of freshness and a joyful freedom run over the parquet, it is due to old melodies filling the air of eternal youth!

Since their birth in 2009, the Ciac Boum trio gained a great reputation among the audience (we count more than 150 performances up to now), thanks to their touch of originality and vivacity that everybody can experience during their concerts. So, ladies and gentlemen, stay tuned! We are starting soon… what will happen then?

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Ciac Boum
Julien Padovani: chromatic accordion, kick, choir
Christian Pacher: violin, diatonic accordion, choir
Robert Thébaut: violin, guitar, chant
Olivier Thillou: sound technician

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20:30-22:30 – ByTikZyz

ByTikZyz

This instrumental folkclorist band started its activity in 2008. The band appears not only in stage performances: their main goal is that during social dance party everyone is a participant, everyone is a dancer.
The repertoire consists of the XIX – early XX century dance tunes: dances for couples, waltzes, polkas, quadrilles.
In Lithuanian traditions dance and music are one body, so it is through dancing that the highest values of traditional music are best experienced. ByTikZyz is on a mission to spread the joy of traditional dancing – to loose oneself in a dance, have fun and feel alive: as it has always been and it will always be.

ByTikZyz:
Edita Gumauskaitė: violin
Daumantas Čepulis: button accordion, bandoneon
Artiom Oppermann: tambourine

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23:00-00:30 – Hot Griselda

Trying to escape Irish traditional music, uilleann pipes’ musician Stijn van Beek ended up at a folkbal in Nijmegen, looking for some shelter for the cold autumn of 2007. But apparently there was no escape. Before having even entered into the dancefloor, the haunting sound of the Irish pipes surrounded him once again, this time played by multi-instrumentalist Toon van Mierlo. As a result of this most remarkable meeting Toon and Stijn decided to start playing together with two renowned string-prodigies: Kaspar Laval and Jeroen Geerinck. Hot Griselda was born. And she was hotter than hot, bigger than huge and at times quite sensitive… Hot Griselda hit the folkscene by surprise and hit it hard. After their first appearance at Boombalfestival 2008, a stormy year followed during which she conquered the hearts and minds of the folkies throughout Belgium, Holland and even Portugal. Within a year their first album was out, containing thirteen steamy tracks of folk with echoes from Ireland, Flanders, Brittany and even heavy metal. Recently Hot Griselda spread their wings to France and Germany, working in the meantime on brand new refreshing material!

Hot Griselda:
Toon van Mierlo: bagpipe
Stijn van Beek: bagpipe
Kaspar Laval: mandolin
Jeroen Geerinck: guitar