Fralalai is a Harpist, Singer and Artist who uses music as a means to awaken the sacred essence that is within and around us. Through the shimmering strings of her harps, the earthy beat of her drum, the angelic tones and emotional depth of her voice,
she serves to connect us with our heart and sensitivity, and to awaken what is magical, mysterious and profound.
Her lyrics are incantations that emanate from archaic memories and enchanted realms, creating a universal language which speaks to the heart; her music is like graceful waves of light, moving with the tides through stillness, wind, storms and peacefulness.
She is inspired by the Bardic path and its living transmission of wisdom and energy that flows through the music, and she is fascinated by Nature, mythical legends and ancient mysticism, which she uses as keys to the divine sacred dimensions. Her compositions are infused with dreamy Celtic atmospheres, as well as with the emotional intensity of Mediterranean and Middle eastern tones.
Fralalai began her creative path as a visual artist and then moved into music as a direct expression of emotion and as a tool for transformation. Born in the north of Italy, she is currently based in the Netherlands and she performs Internationally
MY CREATIVE MISSION
Like a traveler on a flying carpet, I move between worlds: I invoke muses and mermaids, stars and angels, to receive inspiration; I listen to the echoes of the green hills and of the dark caves, to the silence of the stones and to the songs of the birds, and suffuse my music with their spirit.
Through the shimmering strings of the harp, the earthy depth of the drum, and the angelic and deep sounds of my voice, I serve to reconnect us with our heart and sensitivity, and to awake what is magical, mysterious and profound in our essence, allowing it to shine.
I sing in voices of known and unknown lands and in evocative words that flow into me, to create a universal language which communicates to the heart, above all.
I’m inspired by those myths and traditions which tell of iconic Bards and Gods who used the power of music and words to heal, transform, and connect us with our divine dimensions. My music serves as a bridge that connects the values of these ancient worlds with our modern times.
We live now in an ever growing materialistic world, which buries our free spirit and in which we are disconnected from each other’s shared essence and from Nature itself. Through my creative endeavors, I wish to mobilize authenticity and empathy, restoring the spiritual values in our modern societies.
THE MEANING OF "Fralalai"
My artist name "Fralalai" is a combination of my name and my family name (Francesca Lai) who's meanings and origins carry symbolic values which I want to honour through my art
-it comes from "franca": it means "free woman" (The "franchi" ,free folks, were
Celtic tribes who resisted the Roman's invasions)
-Medieval love and fantastic poems with supernatural and fairy-world Celtic motifs, accompained by music.
-Lament, poem, song, emotional expression,
-Word of celtic (irish and breton) origins meaning "song"
My logo is inspired by the ancient carvings from the Menhirs of Laconi (Sardinia) where my father's family come from. I interpret this mysterious shape as a winged figure, and as a symbol for divine inspiration. I added the "f" of my name mirrored, to form the shape of a stringed instrument resembling the harp.