by Davide Castiglia
Here we had planned to publish an article about the rock tune "Traccia II" of the Italian rock band "Banco del Mutuo Soccorso" and its arrangment for a nyckelharpa ensemble. Unfortunately the rights were refused by the management of "Banco del Mutuo Soccorso" without reading the article or the arrangement. We would have loved to honour this song! Sorry.
Despite the impression gained by attending the academy and studying classical music, Davide Castiglias attention soon moved to popular music. Since 1981, he is violinist of the group Morrigan's Wake, which offers a repertoire of traditional Celtic music. In 1991, he founded the group Bevano East, with which broadens their experience on the musical traditions of the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. He is collaborating with the Sabbatriò, Gianluca Lo Presti and many others. Since about seven years, he is the responsible musical project director for Orchestrona, the orchestra of the Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli, where he had taught in the past also violine, and where he is a member of the board.