Of bonfires, births and the solstice

An evening of traditional folk songs starting with the 16th January – when the Fòcara (the Bonfire) is set alight, leading through to the traditional beginning of the winter solstice – 11th November, then the Christmas/New Year celebrations,and ending with Epiphany – 6th January (the Twelfth Night).

Throughout these festivities, a group of singers would visit the houses and homesteads scattered in the countryside and ask for food and drink in exchange for the performance of the songs. Let’s travel to some little town in Italy; sharing our world with friends – eating, drinking and singing … and be ready to dance to unforgettable folk tunes!

Presented by the Italian Folk Ensemble.


Fullarton Park Community Centre

411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton

6:30pm for a 7:00pm start                                                  

Saturday, 10th November 2018


$25 per person – includes Italian coffee & libretto with the original texts also translated into Italian and English.

BYO food to share with friends and others.

For tickets contact Dino on  8271 1929.


The Italian Folk Ensemble has been researching and performing traditional and popular songs of the Italian people, fully respecting their individual musical style and their cultural context. These songs cover a wide spectrum of emotions and experiences of the people of Italy through the ages; as such they are a unique medium to learn Italian culture and history. The Ensemble acknowledges the legacy that Antonio Comin has left within its rank. His passion for research and presentation of Italian culture is reflected in tonight performance.