On opening night of the Festival delle Geografie in Levanto we had the privilege of attending a concert of Ligurian traditional music celebrating the pilgrimage along Saint James’ Way. It was held in a church built at the time of the great pilgrimages of the 10th through 12 centuries. The Romanesque Church of San Andrea in Levanto was built in 1226, and you can see a bit of dark rock in the video: that’s the local stone in Levanto containing serpentine.
I Liguriani is a group composed of violin, guitar, mandolin and cornamusa, a type of bagpipe, along with vocals. The group has participated in many festivals and concerts in Europe outside of Italy, including Scotland, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. They’ve recorded two albums, and you can purchase them online in the US: Suoni dai mondi liguri and e Stundai.