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BALATTI Michel - The Northern Breeze
BALATTI Michel
The Northern Breeze

fy 8240
Felmay Records
Italia
 
1 CD

“I've had the great pleasure of performing on stage many times with Michel Balatti over the years. He is a fine flute player with a thorough understanding of the style and repertoire in Irish music. His flute playing sounds as authentically Irish as the best playing you might expect to hear in co. Clare or Sligo. This is a beautifully arranged and produced recording”. Martin Hayes

The Northern Breeze is the debut solo album of Italian flute and whistle player Michel Balatti. Michel is a well known artist in the Italian and European folk scene, due to his career with the Birkin Tree (the foremost Irish music band in Italy) and with the Italian traditional music band Liguriani, with whom he has toured Europe extensively over the course of the last five years.
The core of the album repertoire is Irish music: from traditional tunes (both obscure and well known), to a selection of reels, jigs and slow airs by some of the predominant contemporary composers within the tradition, such as Paddy O'Brien, Brendan McGlinchey, Martin Nolan, Michael Queally and Liz Carroll. An American old time tune, a Swedish waltz and four original compositions by Balatti complete the tracklist. Simple artistic production and minimalistic arrangements were chosen to highlight the strength of the melodies and the expressiveness of Balatti's flute playing.
The album features Scottish guitarist Michael Bryan (well known in UK and Ireland for his work with the Nuala Kennedy Band and with the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the year House Band) and Italian multi instrumentalist Fabio Biale (who had been a long time partner of Balatti both with the Birkin Tree and with Liguriani) on most tracks. Guest appearances by Irish flute player and singer Nuala Kennedy, Irish concertina player Caitlin Nic Gabhann and Italian harpist Elena Spotti complete the album’s line up.
Flautist Michel Balatti graduated with honors from Conservatorio Paganini di Genova. In 1998 he began a serious study of traditional music and the simple system wooden flute. Since 2003 he decided to devote himself entirely to the wooden flute and folk music.
During 2004 and 2005 he lived in Ennis, Ireland, where he had the chance of immerse himself completely in the vibrant co. Clare session music scene.
Michel also plays traditional northern Italian music with the band I Liguriani, with whom he has recorded two widely acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout Europe. He is one of very few flute players in the field of Italian traditional music, and he has crafted his own unique flute style.
Michel has collaborated with musicians such as Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Niamh Parsons, Tola Custy, Cyril O’Donoghue, Nuala Kennedy, Caitlin nic Gabhann, Mick O'Brien and many others. Over the years he has performed all over Europe and abroad. As well he has recorded live concerts for national radioes worldwide.



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BALATTI Michel - The Northern Breeze

 
 

Michel Balatti : flutes, whistles
Michael Bryan : guitar
Fabio Biale : piano, bodhran

Special guests :
Nuala Kennedy : whistle
Caltin Nic Gabhann : concertina
Elena Spotti : harp

 
 
 
 

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24 June 2017 - h:20.00
ORCHESTRA BAILAM & COMPAGNIA di CANTO TRALLALERO
Village des Voix Moissac
Moissac - France



25 June 2017
Bandakadabra
, Festa del Mirtillo,
Moncrivello Canavese


25 June 2017 - h:18.30
ORCHESTRA BAILAM & COMPAGNIA di CANTO TRALLALERO
La Cour de Massillargues
3 Place du Château
Massillargues - France


25 June 2017 - h:18.30
Arturo Stàlteri
"Entroterre"
Agriturismo Il Cavazzone
Viano(RE)


01 July 2017
Bandakadabra
Originies,
Les Rutilants


02 July 2017 - h:20.00
Arturo Stàlteri
"Piano City Milano" (summer festival)
Casa del Jazz
Roma


05 July 2017
Bandakadabra

Port Saint Louis du Rhone


07 July 2017 - h:21.30
Arturo Stàlteri
Parco Archeologico di Egnazia Savelletri
Fasano(BR)


08 July 2017 - h:21.00
Arturo Stàlteri
"Dancing Universe"
INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma
(Monte Porzio Catone)


09 July 2017 - h:17.00
Yo Yo Mundi
Festival della Partecipazione
Auditorium del Parco
L'Aquila - Italy


11 July 2017 - h:20.00
I Liguriani
Witzheldener Sommer Serenaden
Evangelische Kirche
Witzhelden - Germany


14 July 2017
Bandakadabra
Serate a Teatro,
Alba


19 July 2017
Bandakadabra
Chalon dans la rue, Chalon
France


20 July 2017
Bandakadabra
Chalon dans la rue, Chalon
France


20 July 2017
Bandakadabra
Chalon dans la rue, Chalon
France


21 July 2017
Bandakadabra
Chalon dans la rue, Chalon (France


22 July 2017 - h:21.30
Yo Yo Mundi
Festa di San Giacomo
Piazza del Duomo
Valenza Po (AL)-Italy


23 July 2017
Bandakadabra



27 July 2017 - h:22.00
Yo Yo Mundi
Il sole, la luna festival 2017
Arena Largo Buonarroti
Giove (TR) - Italy


28 July 2017
Bandakadabra
Via di Banda, San Donato
Val Comino


18 August 2017 - h:20.00
I Liguriani
Kulturnacht Loeffingen
Loeffingen - Germany


23 August 2017
Bandakadabra
Festival arts de rues,
Aurillac


24 August 2017
Bandakadabra
Festival arts de rues,
Aurillac


25 August 2017
Bandakadabra
Festival arts de rues,
Aurillac


03 September 2017 - h:21.30
Yo Yo Mundi
L'ultima luna d'estate
Villa Greppi
Monticello Brianza (LC) - Italy


17 September 2017
Quintetto Nigra
"Folkermesse Festival"
Casale Monferrato (AL)- Italy


01 October 2017
Bandakadabra
Cherasco, fiera


04 December 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Cinema Teatro Don Natale Leone
Albisola Superiore (SV) - Italy


 
 
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