3 JULY: DIGNANO – LEWIS McLAUGHLIN TRIO, AURONZO DI CADORE – HOODMAN BLIND
LEWIS McLAUGHLIN TRIO
The third appointment in July will be on Wednesday 3 in Dignano at the Civic Center, in Piazza Cimolino at 9.15 pm with the Scottish Lewis McLaughlin Trio.
Lewis McLaughlin is a young folksinger and multi-instrumentalist from Leith (Edinburgh). Raised in direct contact with Scottish musical traditions, he is influenced by John Martyn, Bon Iver, Tom Waits and Dylan.
Live his guitars mix with the accordions and violin of Ewen White and Alastair Hambrey in an exciting mixture of traditional songs alternated with new songs and compositions.
Lewis McLaughlin – vocals, guitar, violin, baritone guitar;
Ewen White – violin;
Alastair Hambrey – accordion.
Another appointment with the trio will take place in Prato Carnico in Piazzetta della Fontana, on Thursday 4 July at 9.15 pm.
Dignano is a municipality along the banks of the middle river Tagliamento; in addition to the chief town, it boasts the hamlets of Bunzìc (Bonzicco), Cjarpât (Carpacco), and Vidulis (Vidulis). As far as architecture is concerned, the following are to be remembered: the church of Saints Peter and Paul dating back to the 12th century, one of the oldest churches in Friuli, which has an apse frescoed with contemporary paintings and four eighteenth-century frescoes in the left nave; the Pirona-Bisaror house dating back to the 16th century, which is a rare example of a Carnic house in the middle Friuli, characterized by a fine facade with four tuff arches and with inside two large 18th century frescoes; the Pirona house that gave birth to Jacopo Pirona, author of the first vocabulary of the Friulian language.
Also, on Wednesday 3 July, the Irish band Hoodman Blind will perform in Auronzo di Cadore in the San Giustina Church in Via Roma. The young trio from Limerick, in the County of Clare, which is one of the richest in terms of music, was formed in 2016. They immediately inserted their great love for the music of Finland and Sweden in their compositions, that alternate with traditional Irish songs. In these few years they have been able to build a solid reputation, which has led them to perform at the top festivals Other Voices and Electric Picnic, as well as the Kaustinen Festival in Finland.
Niamh O Brien – harp and vocals;
Seán Ó Dalaigh – violin;
Finn Harper – accordion.
In July there will be two more appointments with the Hoodman Blinds in the square of Colle (Pinzano al Tagliamento) on Thursday 4 July at 9.15 pm and in Spilimbergo in Piazza Garibaldi on Saturday 6 July at 10.10 pm.
AURONZO DI CADORE
The municipality of Auronzo extends over a very large area, including the towns of Cima Gogna and Misurina, with the homonymous Lake Misurina. The area is crossed by the Ansiei river which, thanks to the damming of the ancient dam, forms the artificial lake of Santa Caterina, better known as Lake Auronzo. The origin of the toponym is still uncertain, but a theory to be taken into consideration brings the origin of it closer to the Eboruntii or Aboruntii, which would have been the ancient inhabitants of Cadore. The first archaeological evidence in the Val d’Ansiei that could suggest a settlement of the ancient inhabitants, mentioned before, in the Roman period was discovered in the last years of the twentieth century; although three hundred years earlier a historian named Giovanni Candido had already written in the account of his journey between Friuli and Cadore of a place called “Auronzo, where many vestiges of antiquity are seen”. In the nineties, at the Molin house in Via Tarin, the first Roman structures were found. From that moment on, the discoveries followed one another at a rapid pace: on Mount Calvario, behind the church of Santa Giustina in Villagrande, one ofthe most important archaeological sites in the Veneto is being excavated; a place of worship active since the 2nd century BC to the IV century AD. The inscriptions on the site demonstrate the use of the Venetian writing up to at least the whole of the 1st century AD, much later than in other places of the Venetian plain, becoming in this way the missing link for the birth of Runic writing.