About us

San Benedetto in Alpe Folkfest (SBFF) is organised by Pro Loco di San Benedetto in Alpe with the support of the Municipality of Portico e San Benedetto: the festival has been promoting Irish traditional music and European traditional dances since 2000. It takes place every year (end of October / beginning of November) for a whole weekend in the beautiful village of San Benedetto in Alpe, located in the Foreste Casentinesi national park.

The festival is not a business, it relies entirely on the voluntary contribution of participants, organisers and teachers. Thank you so much for making it possible year after year!

Participants will have the chance to choose among a wide range of courses taught by Irish musicians or to take part in workshops which will explore various kinds of European dances (from Ireland to Brittany, from France to Sardinia and Southern Italy).

Dance and music are complementary although they are often separated in many festivals: this is why we organise a ‘multicultural ceili‘ each night with musicians playing for the dancers.

Past editions