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Taquín is a project inspired by 17th century Italian music, mediterranean music and contemporary European Jazz.

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Francesco Turrisi explores the universe of piano solo, creating an original musical language, fruit of all his experiences and influences. Echoes of Mediterranean music, baroque and renaissance, minimalism and  contemporary jazz

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Tarab is an ensemble that aims at creating an imaginary link between aesthetic elements of Mediterranean music and the Irish instrumental and vocal tradition.

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Zahr is a project created by Francesco Turrisi and percussionist Andrea Piccioni that looks at the links between Arabic music and Southern Italian music.

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Songs of Experience is a very original trio that features Italian trumpet player Fulvio Sigurta and Portoguese drummer Joao Lobo

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L’Arpeggiata is one of the most important early music ensembles dedicated to the performance of 17th century Italian music and not only. Francesco has performed and recorded extensively with L’Arpeggiata as harpsichordist, pianist, organist and percussionist.

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Yurodny is a nonet founded by saxophone player Nick Roth. The repertoire of Yurodny varies between arrangements of traditional melodies from the Balkan region and original compositions with influences from eastern traditional music, contemporary classical music and Jazz.

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Lucilla Galeazzi is an Italian traditional singer. Francesco plays accordion in her latest project Festa Italiana.

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The Gregory walkers is an Irish early music quartet specialising in late 16th century and early 17th century repertoire. Francesco plays percussion with the Gregory Walkers.

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RESOUND brings together the creative talents of six diverse musicians, two visual artists and a poet. Inspired by collaborations throughout her continuing residency at the Cork Opera House, Crash Ensemble Cellist and Co-Artistic Director, Kate has joined forces with RTE Lyric FM Composer in Residence Linda Buckley, rising star Laura Sheeran, jazz maestro and world music specialist Francesco Turrisi, old-time and traditional fiddle player and composer, Adrian Hart and the inimitable Chequerboard. Together, this unique group of some of Ireland’s finest music makers present original music with live visuals from the uber talented Jane Cassidy and Cork artist Rory Tangney. Award winning poet Billy Ramsell will complete the line-up with his inspirational words of wisdom.

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eX is one of the most important Irish early music ensembles. Francesco has worked regularly with eX as percussionist and he has participated in several eX recordings and productions such as “Shipwrecked”, “Motions of the Heart”, “Dulra”, “Possessed”

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