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FOLK MUSIC IN TUSCANY: MAREMMA MEETS WALES

Ready for a night of dancing under the Tuscan stars? Join the crowd at the Vox Mundi festival in Magliano in Toscana, and clap your hands and stamp your feet to the rhythms of Calan, a young band from Wales (recently called the new ambassadors of Welsh folk music by the Guardian). 


VOX MUNDI Festival, Magliano in Toscana - Saturday 6th of July
Concerts start at 9.45 pm, but come early for wine tasting and stroll around the beautiful town. The concert of Calan opens the 6th edition of the Vox Mundi festival. More folk music concerts will take place on Saturday evenings from July to August. 







Not after dancing? Sit back and enjoy a piano recital with Giovanni Bellucci near Gavorrano. The Italian pianist closes the Melodia del Vino festival with a concert at the Rocca di Frassinello winery. The estate's amphitheater like Barrique wine cellar makes for a stunning concert location. Not surprisingly, since the winery has been designed by Italian uber - architect Renzo Piano. 

MELODIA DEL VINO Festival, Rocca di Frassinello, Saturday, 6th of July
Concert begins at 8.30 pm. Wine tasting from 7 pm at the winery. Come early not just for the tasting, but also to be able to take in the details of Piano's winery design. 

Staying in the area for a little bit longer? Check my Music Festivals in Southern Tuscany post, for more information about the above mentioned festivals and for many more events and concerts all through July and August. 




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