About Willos’

A journey from the mediterranean to the north sea

Fimu festival – Belfort – France

Italy-Ireland :  A fine treat!

It is always possible to turn-down the music but nothing can be done to stop it! The Proof are willos’, an explosive Irish – Italian band that seduced the main Square ‘La Republique’ yesterday afternoon.

You could say that Willos’  are an Irish or Scottish band when the singer interprets in English the Airs that come from a Traditional Celtic Repertoire. Then, suddenly, without changing instruments they put themselves in the sphere of musicians that make the InterCeltic Festival of Lorient a success.

The lyrics sung also in Italian, you discover watching the program closely that Willos’ are based in Siena, in Italy. The Channel nor the Alps can prevent their Mediterranean music from meeting the Celtic Tradition.

So if you missed them yesterday, you can catch them today. Tomorrow will be too late!!  (Belfort – FRA – FIMU Festival)

Willos’ started in Siena, Italy in January 2001 with a repertoire of irish and scottish folk music .

Over the years, nearly 500 gigs in Ireland, Italy, France and Switzerland the band has continued to produce their own style and today it is interpreting, composing and producing their own fresh unique sound.

After a 6 year break, willos’ are back since January 2018 and offering a brand new repertoire full of Irish reels, jigs, polkas and more songs and ballads either traditionals and originals with a new singer.  

Since spring 2020 Willos’ started a great partnership with the italian piper Massimo Giuntini, a super addition to the show.

Willos’ are

Stephanie Martin – fiddle – from Belfast (IRL)
Angelica McGlynn – voice – from Kildare (IRL)
Lorenzo del Grande – flutes – from Pisa (ITA)
Luca Mercurio – folk guitar & bouzouki –  from Siena (ITA)
Giulio Putti – percussions – from Siena (ITA)
Massimo Giuntini – uillean pipes, irish bouzouki, flutes