"Fralalai (Francesca Lai) is an Italian harp player and singer-songwriter
based in Amsterdam.
Her solo repertoire includes her original songs and a few traditional covers,
mainly performed with Celtic harp and voice (and with
other instruments such as lyre, frame drum and kalimba).
Her music is infuse with dreamy Celtic atmospheres, as well as with the emotional intensity of Mediterranean and Middle eastern tones.
She sings in a variety of languages, including what she called
"channeled languages": abstract words that she uses to evoke, reather than to describe.
Fralalai defines herself as a Neo-ancient trobairitz
(female troubadour) who explores different styles and languages
in a cross-cultural journey which connects our modern times with
the ancient worlds.
Her performances lead to enchanted inner journeys, which allow you to reconnect with your emotions and with Nature, and to celebrate your soul."
Francesca Lai studied music and visual arts in Italy and in the Netherlands in:
Accademia Lorenzo Perosi Biella, Academie Minerva Groningen and Accademia Albertina Torino
She performs in various venues internationally: Check her agenda here
MY CREATIVE MISSION - "Free your enchanted life!"
Like a traveler on a flying carpet, I move between real and imaginary 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 my harps, the earthy depth of my drum, and the angelic and deep sound 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 poets and musicians who used the power of music and words to heal, transform, and connect us with our divine dimensions. My music is a bridge that connects the values of these ancient worlds with our modern times: I’m a “Neo-Ancient trobairitz”
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 mobilize authenticity and empathy against the apathy and the loss of spiritual values in our modern societies.
Free your enchanted life !
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 very symbolic values which I want to honour
-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,
-Sardinian family name, word of celtic (irish and breton) origins meaning "song"
My logo is inspired by the ancient carvings from the Menhirs of Laconi from Sardinia where my father's family come from. I interpret this mysterious shape as a winged figure, and used it as a symbol for creativity and for its connections with other times and dimensions I added the "f" of Fralalai to form the shape of a stringed lyre