six years ago, we decided to found the Buttrio Folk Club we would
have never imagined that in such a short time it would not only become
an indispensable meeting place for folk fans from all over the Region,
but also one of the Italian small concert venues most liked by international
musicians (so they said themselves) for the atmosphere and the informed
involvement of the audience.
Even more surpriseingly we discovered that in our Region there are
so many talents not only playing quality folk music, but also writing
and singing music which –when not traditional- is anyway deeply
rooted in a popular culture, be it Friulian, European or what ever.
And so, side by side with long established local folk bands, in this
CD there are other more recent (but ready) bands who have showed themselves
in the two annual series of concerts “My band plays folk music”,
promoted within the Buttrio Folk Club’s activity and open also
to non-Friulian folk such as klezmer, Indian or Central-American music.
It is a message of universality, of hope, of welcome we can testify
today thanks to the availability of so many regional musicians, to
the support of Udine Province and Buttrio Town Council and, above
all, to the Durì family who, with enthusiasm, opened the doors
of their restaurant to us, making it the seat of our Folk Club.
Folk Club, 1999)