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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 Pasini : Voice, Bodhràn
  • Lucia Picozzi: Piano Accordeon
  • Luca Crespi : Uilleann Pipes, Irish Flute, Thin Whistle
  • Colm Murphy: Fiddle, Vocals
  • Francesco Bettoni : Guitar
  • Alessia Pasini: Voice, Bodhràn


    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 .

    Lucia Picozzi: Piano Accordeon


    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 .

    Luca Crespi : Uilleann Pipes, Irish Flute, Thin Whistle


    Luca got his classical flute degree at the Conservatory of Novara . Despite the intense activity in classical music , he's grown an interest in other music styles , ending up with traditional Irish music as his best . Involved viscerally from Irish folk has deepened over the years the technical and assimilated the style of the Irish flute and uilleann pipes , studying with different musicians during his staying in Ireland. Luca directs for many  years the music academy  " Albero Musicale "  where he also organizes irish music classes.

    Colm Murphy: Fiddle


    Colm Murphy comes from a musical family from Cork . His talent soon showed on classic violin , bodhran and piano, early before embracing different fiddles genres . Thanks to his great technique and his impeccable style has gained widespread acclaim in festivals in Europe , North America and Canada, especially while playing with the great accordionist Luke Daniels in the celtic/jazz band " Broderick " . In addition to traditional Irish music Colm plays blues , bluegrass , swing jazz . He shared the stage with big stars of the blues like Robert Cray and Keb Mo ' besides playing in " Cara Dillon Band " during his stay in Southampton (UK ) . He currently lives in Milan and has regularly worked with the groups " Inis Fail" and " Bluegrass Stuff ".


    Francesco Bettoni: Guitar


    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 ®