Folk Tunes of Northern Italy
Achille & Nicola Bocus

This is a chance to learn some classic Northern Italian folk melodies. Achille will play some folk songs from northern Italy on mandolin and teach the words in Milanese Dialect and Italian. Achille and Nicola will then demonstrate some harmonies and rhythmic accompaniments. All instruments and voice welcome!

Achille and Nicola are teachers of Italian and classical mandolin in the Bay Area and directors of the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra. Achille recently moved from Milan where he conducted the Milan Plucked String Orchestra and was an orchestral Double Bass player. Achille and Nicola perform with the ensemble group Mandolini Graziosi and are working on a recording of Baroque concertos including Vivaldi's famous concerto for four violins played on mandolins.