Formed in 1996, Inisfail have played many gigs around Italy, Switzerland, France and Germany in theatres, festivals, TV and Radio. High on energy, ability and with original arrangements, Inisfail create a very personal sound and are one of the most famous bands in Italy playing Irish traditional music.
Since 2011, irish fiddle player Colm Murphy, from Cork has joined the band, providing a releavant help in enriching the style and the taste of arrangements.
InisFail have recorded four albums ("Tradizionale" 1998, "One More" 2001, "The Blue Bottle" 2004, and "Rebound" 2006).
Alessia became interested in singing as a child when her grandmother Teresa taught her the Alpini's traditional songs , although her myth remains Mina . Her artistic career began with the Burning Bush , an all-female band. During period with her second band , the Back Room , she decided to take jazz singing lessons ,. Thanks to Inis Fail she eventually came accros Irish Music: since then the relationship is not yet finished. She spent some time in Ireland where she came in contact with two great musicians , Lorenzo Morales and Steven Ryan , so she soon began the study of bodhrán and tin whistle . Today jazz and traditional irish music are the two great passions of Alessia .
The artistic career of this exciting musician began on piano : soon after she graduated at the Conservatory of Mantua . Likewise she grew her own boundless passion for traditional Irish music , a genre that finally completed her, with empowering technique , improvisation and personal enjoyment. And ' considered the band a real steamroller and therefore nicknamed " TheTractor" for her accuracy and stylistic freshness acquired in this style .
Francesco Bettoni is an Italian acoustic guitarist, performer and arranger who has been interested in traditional Irish music since he was twenty years old. He was born and grew up in the beautiful region of Brescia, Italy in 1978. Here he started his musical journey in a traditional way: taking piano and drum lessons from the age of 8. It was only at the age of fifteen that he picked up his brother's electric guitar. He studied privately for the first two years, but at eighteen he attended Brescia's Conservatory of Music, where he studied classical guitar. Highly inspired by the style of Michael Hedges, Alex de Grassi and John Renbourn, he then turned his efforts into acoustic fingerstyle, which he has now studied for many years. At the same time, he grew a passion for traditional Irish music. At the age of twenty four he moved to Ireland. He played in a lot of music sessions in Galway (where he regularly visits), in Co. Clare and Co. Donegal, with both local and famous artists such as Arty McGlynn, Ed Boyd, Paul Kelly. Now Francesco is a member of Inisfail, a successful traditional Irish music band in Italy. Francesco performs at all the largest traditional music festivals around Italy, Switzerland and France, having the chance to share the stage with bands like Dervish, Altan, TriYann, Cara Dillon, Fine Friday, Hevia, Alan Kelly Quartet and Grada. Francesco is endorsed by Faith Guitars ®