They say Italians do it better, and while that might be a bone of contention for locals, it can’t be denied that the
Italian community brings a lot of flavour to the Irish proceedings.
Take the Italian Fusion Festival, for instance. Organised by Radio Dublino, Ireland’s only talian – language radio programme, it aims to provide a platform for cultural conversations between Irish and Italian people in Dublin.
If you’re into la Dolce Vita and you like great music, you should make haste to this event at the Grand Social, one of Dublin’s most iconic venues.
The Italian Fusion Festival is an artistic and cultural event taking place at The Grand Social, Dublin, on the 2nd of July 2017, from 4p.m. to 11 p.m.
The festival will present some of the best bands in Ireland whose music is the result of the original collaboration between Irish and Italian musicians.
All 6 participating bands performed during Radio Dublino’s shows and will now offer an exciting overview of the latest music trends in the Dublin’s music scene. The festival holistic lineup spans from jazz, folk, trad and blues to rock music and will also showcase art performances and videos.
5 PM Miss Phoenix and The Jaffa Cakes (Jazz/Swing)
6 PM SteamFolk (Folk/Trad)
7 PM Infinitwirl (Trad Dances and Music from the South of Italy)
8 PM The HQ’s (Rock/Funk)
9 PM The Ballad of Adam & Eve (Country/Rock/Folk/Blues)
10 PM Mongrel State (Rock/Folk)
To complement the event, there will be a selection of Italian artisan food to delight the palate of music enthusiasts, an exhibition of vintage Vespas and videos of local Italians filmmakers in an informal setting where people will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves and to meet new and old friends.
Radio Dublino is a weekly Italian radio magazine broadcasted since 2013 every Wednesday on Near FM 90.3, a not for profit cooperative run by volunteers who manage their programmes autonomously and independently.
The programme addresses the Italian community in Dublin, the Irish speakers of Italian and all residents in Dublin interested in Italian culture, Italian music and Italian language.
More info on www.radiodublino.com
Tickets €4.50 – €10
The Grand Social
35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin.