Bio

The Wooden Legs is an Irish music band formed by five musicians based in Trieste, Italy, with more than 10 years of experience on European stages. Their repertoire ranges from traditional ballads, special fusions of classic jigs or reel, to original compositions that blend folk atmospheres with unexpected sound.

The band, from 2017 with a new line-up, is now characterized by powerful rhythms and a more aggressive sound, reaffirming the goal of making “Extreme Irish Music”. However, the band is still faithful to its research on traditional Irish instrumental tunes and ballads.

They recently released the third studio album “Animali“, which represents the synthesis of their musical journey of the last few years.

 

Even if you’ve got a wooden leg, they will make you dance! Join the Wooden Legs!

 

Giovanni Settimo – Vocals, Guitar
Alice Porro – Flutes
Anselmo Luisi – Drums, Bodhran
Sebastiano Frattini – Violin
Michele Blasina – Bassguitar

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Quotes & reviews

“It specifies the mixture between modern and traditional, where the typical sounds of the genre intersect with the new ones creating a unique mix. The vocal is solid and harmonious and the atmospheres created by the instruments bring us straight to Ireland. The sudden changes in tempo and the construction of the tracks, never banal, are an added value for albums to listen to and listen to again given the amount of ideas inside.”

Prog Rock Journal – link


“Sie wollen auch Menschen mit Holzbein zum Tanzen bringen. Das könnte gelingen: die Fünf aus Triest spielen beschwingt und leicht, wie es zu ihrer Heimat passt, und strahlen viel Spielfreude aus. […] Die Band hat viel Potential für die akustische, aber auch für die rockigere Seite.”

Celtic-rock.de – link

 

“Musica fondamentalmente conviviale e festaiola, che sprigiona energia vitale e contagiosa, che abbiate o meno gambe di legno vi riuscirà impossibile tenerle ferme e vi troverete inevitabilmente a battere il tempo, se non a ballare. Musica che sa di birra, balli agresti, spirito anarcoide e ribelle, senso conumitario, di tutto l’immaginario irlandese che cinema, musica, letteratura hanno contribuito a costruire.”

Distorsioni.net – link

 

“Quello che colpisce dall’ascolto è la qualità del suono, compatto, equilibrato e allo stesso tempo grintoso; musica che travarica i confini degli stereotipi della musica irlandese, inutile mettersi ad inseguire i più famosi ed inarrivabili interpreti e le più celebri melodie, meglio cercare una personale via che dia la possibilità di farsi apprezzare senza avere il peso di essere avvicinati a questo o a quel gruppo irlandese.”

Folkbulletin – link

Music

Discography

2020 – Animali
2015 – What are you looking for?
2011 – If it doesn’t forever…

Festivals

Montelago Celtic Festival (Montelago, ITA)

Triskell International Celtic Festival (Trieste, ITA)

Jameson Irish Whiskey St. Patrick Day (Milano, ITA)

Monterenzio Celtica (Monterenzio, ITA)

Druidia (Cesenatico, ITA)

Folkest (Spilimbergo, ITA)

Bundan Celtic Festival (Bondeno – FE, ITA)

Magia Celtica (Pergine Valsugana – TN, ITA)

Celtival (Treviso, ITA)

Tarvisium Celtica (Treviso, ITA)

Mutina Boica (Modena, ITA)

Irish & Scottish Folk Night (Tamm, GER)

lrische Tage in Jena (Jena, GER)

Folk for Friends (Steinheim, GER)

Eherenhausen Folk Festival (Ehrenhausen, AUT)

Keltenfest (Schwarzenbach, AUT)

Festival Ortigueira (Ortigueira, SPA)

Festival Lent (Lent, SLO)

Irish Fest (Domžale, SLO)

Karlovac Day (Karlovac, CRO)