italian cookery school Dublin

Win a Voucher for a Cookery Class at Pinocchio Cookery School

TEAM COOKING & COOKERY PARTIES We’re offering 4 vouchers to the value of 65 euro each. Each voucher is valid for one year for one person to attend one cookery class at Pinocchio Cookery School, 1 Pudding Row, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Chef Giuseppe Crupi regular on Ireland AM holds the classes.

The lesson includes: welcome with “bruschetta crash course”, hands-on cooking session with lunch, use of apron & recipe book. Duration time: 2h30

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Anyone who bought online a Standard Ticket or a Standard + Workshop ticket for the festival will be in with the chance to win, so get your tickets now!

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Andrea Facco

andrea faccoWe are happy to introduce the Italian folk part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents Andrea Facco.

Andrea Facco is singer-songwriter from Genoa, Italy. At the age of nine, he began to cultivate his passion for music by taking the first guitar lessons with Giorgio Falco. Search artistically grows with the teachings of Katzumi Nagaoka, Armando Corsi and Gianni Martini. Thanks to which thirteen years he began to compose his own songs (music and lyrics). Parallel to the guitar he engages in the self-taught study of ethnic and ancient instruments. Among them: the Oud, the Lute and the Bouzouki, which became his favorite instrument.

Website: http://www.andreafacco.it/

 

Pointbreak

Pointbreak

We are happy to introduce the surf rock part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents the Pointbreak!

Pointbreak was conceived somewhere in the strange corridors of Stefano’s brain in Dublin, in the autumn of 2014. A brand new Surf Rock group paddled out into the world and took the drop.

Now, the questions are: Why Surf Rock? And what the hell is this sound?

Surf Rock is basically instrumental Rock’n’Roll – electric guitars drenched in reverb, cranked through valve amps, with a distinctive beat that has gotten people moving since the 50’s. Think Dick Dale, The Ventures and Link Wray. You know it, you just might not know that you know it. The focal instrument really is guitar, and that’s where the inimitable Stefano comes in. Once Gavan came on board on drums, things began moving. Adding Pablo on sax and theremin and Mark on bass, and Pointbreak really started cooking.

After the band was formed, the first gig came a few months later at the Dublin Rock’n‘Roll Festival. People seemed to enjoy that twanging sound, reminiscent of Tarantino and Sergio Leone’s movies. This was only another confirmation that playing surf rock was actually a brilliant idea.

After that, the band was eager to play that music for as much people as possible and they did. Fibber Magees became their second home and they’ve headlined at Whelan’s, Sin É, Gypsy Rose, Sweeney’s. How can you resist THE beat after all?!

It didn’t take long until Pointbreak started writing their own songs and re-arranging some famous tunes as their own. All this material has shaped out as an EP, “Get Wet!”, already available on all major platforms.

What about Pointbreak shows? Their live show is a raucous blend of soaking wet, twangy Fender guitars, screaming sax and a pulsating rhythm on the drums that will have everybody up and dancing. The setlist is a mix of classic surf rock tunes from the ‘60s (Walk don’t run, Surf Rider, Miserlou, Mr Moto, Wipe Out), more contemporary surf tunes (music from Jon & The Nightrider, Satan’s Pilgrim), original tunes and a bit of nonsense (Theme from The Munsters TV Show, Tetris, Superhero meadley and so on). One thing is definite: you’ll never get bored watching these guys playing live!

Pointebreak are Stefano Vita – Guitar,  Gavan Duffy – Drums, Mark Corry – Bass,  Pablo Caderno – Sax & Theremin

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/pointbreak9
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pointbreakdublin/
Bandcamp: https://pointbreak-ie.bandcamp.com

Bounceback Cafe

Win a Breakfast/Lunch for Two

We’re offering a voucher for Breakfast/Lunch for two at Bounceback Cafe to the value of 20 euro. Anyone who bought online a Standard Ticket or a Standard + Workshop ticket for the festival will be in with the chance to win, so get your tickets now!

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finalists

Finalists at Short-Video Competition 2018

We are happy to announce the final list of videos of teh Short-Video Competition that will be shown during the festival.

  • A Christmas to Remember by Maria Fiorentini
  • First Day by Alexandre Vetter
  • My Red Hot Car by Max Boccalari
  • Ellie by Tim Laubscher

Water’s Edge

We are happy to introduce the folk part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents one of the most talented band in Dublin: The Water’s Edge.

Water’s Edge (Ireland) is a group of 3 friends who come from 3 corners of the world very far from each other: Ciaran is the leader who with his beautiful voice and his ease in playing guitar, saxophone and drums created Water’s Edge in the ’80s. Three years ago Onofrio, the Italian of the group began his adventure as a solo guitarist of the group bringing some interesting rhythmic changes and sounds to Water’s Edge. As a duo they have performed at various concerts and radio programs including Radio Dublino and Spirit Radio where they are regular guests. This year they opened the doors to a new friend, Ashih. Ashish is from New Delhi, India. With his unique and professional music knowledge he has brought more changes to what was already an experimental hectic ensemble.

The Water’s Edge are Ciaran Smithfield: Vocals/Guitar/Flaute, Onofrio ‘Chiko’ America: Guitars, Ashish: Drum

The style of Water’s Edge is unique for the simple reason that they are writing original pieces in which they use Italian, Irish and Indian instruments, creating very interesting compositions or renovating some covers adding special sounds and rhythms.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WatersEdgeIRL/

The Secret of Italian Gestures Workshop

The Italian Fusion Festival is happy to introduce The Secret of Italian Gestures Workshop lead by Andrea Gatta.

Andrea was born and raised in the land of Fellini (Amarcord’s Romagna). He studied European literary cultures at the University of Bologna. He moved then to Paris where he studied Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne University. One of his greatest passions has always been cinema. He lives and works in Dublin.

Did you ever wonder why Italians gesture so often? If you want to truly learn the Italian language and culture you need to also understand facial expressions, gestures and body language. Do you want to give it a go? Then this workshop is for you!

Join Mother Tongues in a celebration of the Italian culture through the gestures that make our conversations so special. We will draw on examples from films that have made the history of Italian cinema, and we will learn together the meaning of these gestures. No need to be fluent in Italian! All you need is an interest in the Italian language and the bravery to try out some funny faces.

The aim of the workshop is to study the pivotal role of gestures and body language in the evolution of Italian culture (from the 1930th to now) in cinema. The public will direct an actress, trying to answer a series of questions: gestures as a mean of expression are key to understand a director’s artistic vision of society and reality. We will reflect on the choices of Italian directors.

Workshop made in collaboration with Mother Tongues Festival:  https://mothertongues.ie/

 

Italian Food

Win an Italian Dinner for Two

We’re offering a voucher for dinner for two at Ciao Bella Roma to the value of 40 euro. Anyone who bought online a Standard Ticket or a Standard + Workshop ticket for the festival will be in with the chance to win, so get your tickets now and don’t miss this chance to have a traditional Italian dinner on us!

Opened for the past 11 years, Ciao Bella Roma is a pizzeria and restaurant symbolising a long tradition of the Italian dining culture. It’s familiar ambiance welcomes you 12 hours a day, 7days a week (including public holidays) offering you the best choice of traditional Italian cuisine.Those who come will taste the flavors of our Italian kitchen, which is opened till late every night. There’s no better place in town for a real pizza or pasta with the best quality and fresh ingredients.

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Donnacha Dwyer

Workshop Uilleann Pipe

The Italian Fusion Festival is happy to introduce the Uilleann PipeWorkshop lead by Donnacha Dwyer.

Donnacha Dwyer began playing the pipes in Na Píobairí Uilleann in the late 1980s where he was thought by Martin Nolan and John Murphy. By the mid ’90s he began to be influenced by recordings of Seamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, Leo Rowsome and Liam O’Flynn.

It was also in the mid ’90s where he began performing on the pipes and took a keen interest in reed and pipe making and began to study pipe-making, part-time initially with pipe maker Des Seery. Later he received an Arts Council grant to study pipe-making full time and has been a full time pipe-maker since 2008.

He has been a teacher in Henrietta Street for a number of years on Tueaday nights and has also thought a number of courses through NPU’s PipeCraft initiative.

In 2006 he released an album with fiddle player Malachy Bourke entitled “Bourke and Dwyer”.

He plays a D and a C set, both made by himself.

Website: http://www.donnachadwyer.com/

The Stoles

The Stoles

We are happy to introduce the rock part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents one of the most talented band in Dublin: The Stoles.

The Stoles are Antonio (Vocals/Bass),  Andrea (Guitar/Vocals), Ciaran (Drums/Vocals).

Since forming in 2015, the preceding years have proven very eventful for the band. 2016 started with the band writing and recording their debut album and ended with them signing a record deal with the largest independent record label in North America – Spectra Music Group. Following on from signing with Spectra The Stoles released their first single from their forthcoming debut album ‘Age Of Deception’ in February 2017. The single (titled ‘Getaway’) was released throughout Europe and America and received great reviews and mainstream radio play.

In support of ‘Getaway’ The Stoles launched an Irish tour which seen them play in some of Ireland’s most renowned venues for upcoming bands. Following on from that successful tour, and to coincide with the July 2017 release of their second single ‘Evelyn’, the band announced a further series of summer gigs in a select few venues throughout Ireland. This run of gigs also seen the band play at the Galway Fringe Festival.

In December 2017 The Stoles released ‘Age Of Deception’ – the third single and title track from their forthcoming debut album ‘Age Of Deception’.

The Stoles debut album was released on February 9th, 2018, with Irish and European tour dates expected to be announced.

Website: http://www.thestoles.com/