Folk Concerto
FOLK CONCERTO Festival is born on a Giuseppe Possedoni's project in 1998, in Ancona, Marche, Italy, and, as the first, has introduced in the Marche the traditional folk music, commonly more known as 'celtic', of the european and atlantic areas (Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, United Kingdom, Galicia, Asturias, Canada etc.) where it has been preserved more, presenting its best performers.
The Festival's regional dimension, acquired in 2004, is the most suitable for a festival like Folk Concerto, since the historical role of Gallic Senoni, also called Adriatic Celts, who settled down Marche region in the IV century b.C.. According to the greek historian Polibio, a group of Gallic Celts crossed the Alps and, after having driven out the Umbrian population, settled down the east coast of Italy, from Rimini region to Ancona area, in the territory that was nominated Ager Gallicus, mainly in North Esino river. Occupying the areas of Rimini, Fano, Jesi, Monte San Vito, Piobbico, Cagli, Suasa, Ostra, Metauro, Misa and of Cesano rivers' valleys and more, the places of Montefortino of Arcevia, Serra San Quirico, Sassoferrato (Sentino), Fabriano, they went on to Filottrano, Osimo, Matelica and Camerino, settling their capital in the place ever since called Sena Gallica (today Senigallia). The overcoming of the celtic invasors didn't bring to the extinction of the local pre-existent populations, otherwise caused a pacific coexistance.
The ancient presence of such a population in the Marche region is just what makes this Region one of the most qualified parts in Italy, in getting the name of "celtic region".
That's why since 1998 Folk Concerto is proposing more and more these historical elements (not so much known by the most of region's people, but superbly attested by the archaeological rests exposed at the National Archaelogical Museum of the Marche, Ancona), calling back their heritage through concerts able in evoking the charm of the autochthon cultural roots of the Continent, so as they have been evolving during the centuries, integrating with various, later other civilizations' contributions.
  • Fairport Convention (Uk)
    2005 July, VIII Edition - Ancona, Plebiscito square
  • Kepa Junkera Band (Pais Basco)
    2008 July, XI Edition - Fermo, Popolo square
  • Wolfstone (Scotland)
     2008 July, XI Edition - Fermo, Popolo square
  • Lunasa (Ireland)
     2008 July, XI Edition - Porto Recanati (MC)
  • Fairport Convention (Uk)
     2005 July VIII Edition, Ancona, Plebiscito square
  • Tannahill Weavers (Scotland)
     2001 June, IV Edition - Ancona, Mole Vanvitelliana's courtyard
  • Amazing Blondel, Uk
     2004 July, VII Edition - Falconara M.ma (AN), Castle's courtyard
  • Carlos Nunez Band, Galicia
     2007 July, X Edition - Ancona, Plebiscito square
  • Didier Squiban (Brittany, France)
     2007 July, X Edition - Fermo, San Martino Audit.
  • Altan (Ireland)
     2004 June, VII Edition - Ancona, Muse Theatre
  • Capercaillie, Scotland
     2004 July, VII Edition - Falconara M.ma (AN), Castle's courtyard
  • Mozaik, Ireland
    2005 July, VIII Edition - Ancona, Sperimentale Theatre
TANNAHILL WEAVERS
Scotland

TREAD: JON & NATHAN PILATZKE
Canada, Ireland, Usa

MARTIN HAYES & DENNIS CAHILL
Ireland, Usa

URBAN TRAD
Belgium

MOZAIK
Ireland

CAPERCAILLIE
Scotland

CHARLIE McKERRON
Scotland

KAREN MATHESON, CAPERCAILLIE
Scotland

DIDIER SQUIBAN TRIO
Brittany, France

SOLAS
Ireland, Usa

VINCENZO ZITELLO
Italia

FRANKIE GAVIN BAND
Ireland

GRAN DERANGEMENT
Nova Scotia, Canada

JOHN RENBOURN
Uk

TREAD
Canada, Ireland, Usa

CARLOS NUNEZ
Galicia, Spain

FAIRPORT CONVENTION
Uk

SOLAS
Shetland - Scotland

TRIONA MARSHALL, TREAD
Ireland

URBAN TRAD
Belgium

SESSION A9
Scotland

WOLFSTONE
Scotland

FINLAY MacDONALD BAND
Scotland

SHOOGLENIFTY
Scotland

SKOLVAN
Brittany, France

TIM EDEY
Uk

GILLES LE BIGOT
Brittany, France

MARTHE VASALLO
Brittany, France

TEJEDOR
Asturias, Spain

LUNASA
Ireland

KEPA JUNKERA BAND
Pais Basco

CARA BUTLER, TREAD
Ireland, Usa

CARLOS NUNEZ BAND
Galicia, Spain

JOHNNY DICKINSON
Uk

TIM EDEY BAND
Uk

SUSANA SEIVANE Band
Galicia, Spain

AMAZING BLONDEL
Uk

BOYS OF THE LOUGH
Scotland

BIRKIN TREE
Italia

ALTAN
Ireland, Usa

JACQUI McSHEE
Uk

STEFANO CORSI
Italia

SIMON NICOL, FAIRPORT CONVENTION
Uk

LAURIE RASMUSSEN
usa/eei
2000