(and other websites on Italian music)
GENERAL ITALIAN GROUPS AND PERFORMERS|
WE THREE (Traditional Italian) (CD)
Associazione Culturali Etnostudi, has an archive of over 649 musical instruments, about 6,000 books, 10,000 records, more than 1000 tapes, hundreds of leaflets and other manuscripts from popular music culture from the collection of Roberto Leydi of over 50 years. They put on exhibits in Italy and other parts of the world and are working on books. You can see videos and hear audio tapes on the site.
Mario Salvi, an artist dedicated to the music of the diatonic accordion (organetto) (Lazio and Campania) (CD)
GRUPPO FOLKLORISTICO FIRLINFEU "LA PRIMAVERA", from Sovico Brianza. They play the traditional panpipes called "firlinfeu" and dance traditional songs of the region. The page explains the history of the use of this instrument. (Lombardia) (CD)
Folkitalia, L'Associazione Culturale denominata Centro per la Ricerca e la Conservazione delle tradizioni popolari (C.R.C.) collects information about folk traditions from the Naples area in particular and Italy in general. There are many interesting articles available on the site.
LARK IN THE MORNING, PO Box 1176, Mendocino, CA 95460 USA. For a 100 Page Catalog send $3.00 in the US, $6.00 elsewhere. They carry Tyrolian many belled trumpets, alphorns, jaw harps, zampogne (Italian bagpipes), organetti abruzzesi, a wide variety of accordions, concertinas, hurdy gurdys, and bowl back mandolins.
Kelichek Workshop and Susato Press, Custom instrument making to your specs including violins, violas, lutes, hurdy gurdys, ocarinas and many more. Music typesetting and folk and early music sound studios.
ASSOCIAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE CALAMUS, from the town of Picinisco in the province of Frosinone, have an ethnic dance group,an accordion orchestra, ethnic music quartet, wind quintet and coro polifonico. Nice information about the history of the zampogna.
OTHER RELATED SITES|
Ethnosuoni (Managers of Italian folksinging groups)