Gressoney folk group

Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Gressoney-La-Trinité

The Gressoney folk group – Greschoney Trachtengruppe was founded in 1957, with the aim of promoting the heritage of folk dances and songs in German and Titsch, and is currently made up of a group of children, one of adults and some musicians. It performs special dances from the Walser tradition and has received several prizes and awards.

The folk group is known both in Italy and abroad for its ancient and characteristic costume, renowned above all for its precious women's cap embroidered entirely in gold filigree and, together with the Walser Cultural Centre, is the official body that safeguards the tradition of these precious women's and men's costumes – the men's costume was created when the group was founded.

The group participates in national and international events, including the Walsertreffen, the great Walser gathering, and takes part to some summer events held in Gressoney. Since the 1990s, the folk group has been organising the Beer Festival, on the occasion of the celebrations for the patron saint of Gressoney-Saint-Jean: the festival recalls the most beautiful Germanic traditions with Kühbacher beer, which is brought every year directly from Munich by the brewery of the Beck Peccoz barons, native of Gressoney. The entire village is involved in the organisation of the event, and it has become one of the most renowned beer festivals in Italy.

Contact

Gruppo folkloristico di Gressoney
11025 GRESSONEY-SAINT-JEAN (AO)
  • Telephone:
    (+39) 340 4884406
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