BalFolk Ensemble

BalFolk Ensemble

We are happy to introduce the bal folk part of our lineup. This year, the Italian Fusion Festival presents BalFolk Ensemble.

The Balfolk Ensemble was born from the BalFolk dance group to add live music to their events. The Ensemble meets regularly at The Hut pub in Phibsboro for an intercultural musical exchange (and to socialize). BalFolk music broadly inspires dances from around the world (Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Israel etc.): Chapelloise, Mazurka, Circassian Circle, Waltz, Hassapiko, Sbrando, Repasseado, Schottische.

If you wish to join us in the dances, please come to the workshop from 5 pm to 6 pm, and please buy the limited combo ticket, including this session, where they will teach you the steps. Those who know the dances are welcome to join them on the dancefloor following the class; otherwise, you are welcome to enjoy the live performance and watch the dances they have taught.


  • Agnese D’Anna, fiddle
  • Els Lemahieu, fiddle
  • Steve Mc Cann, bodhran
  • Laurence Gill, flutes and pipe
  • Nico, flute and clarinet
  • David Delph, bouzouki
  • Rita Garland, guitar