Fiamma Fumana’s Celtic Sound

The folk songs songs of Italy have a distinct identity that depend on their region of  origin. Let’s start our tour of Italy in the north, where there are bagpipes and fiddles and exuberant dances. The music here reminds one of Celtic culture, and modern northern Italian bands such as Fiamma Fumana embrace the connection. The northern Italian city of Genoa is the home of a specific form of tavern singing called trallelero, a type of polyphony (multiple voices singing different notes at once) that is more like the group singing found in Corsica and Sardinina, which we’ll discuss below, than the bounding Celtic sounds of other parts of the region. In this video watch northern Italian ensemble Fiamma Fumana perform live with the Northern Italian choir Coro Delle Mondine di Novi.