Music and Performance

Music and Performance

~ Aelfwine ~  

Our Medieval Musical Duo

Alefwine means Elf-friend in Old English.

We liked this as a name as it conveys the charm and enchantments of some of our most loved Medieval music.

Our first performance on the Castle Stages of the superb Medieval Music in the Dales festival – returning this year at Castle Bolton in North Yorkshire – was a delight!

Watch a taster of our day concert in Queen Mary’s Chamber, September 2021                     


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Daring to Sing

My personal Lockdown Soul-Share

This is the full version of a spontaneous recital, broadcast on Facebook live on 14th June. It was a gesture towards myself, daring to show my solo voice and the songs of a lifetime (REALLY of a lifetime) so publicly, a challenge to my inner critic (of a lifetime too!) and an authentic deep wish to share these pieces of my soul with family and friends. It felt part of a lockdown necessary call to break isolations old and new, to connect, to be brave, to send love out, to embrace and create. If you missed it, here is my small dare, and if you where there, thank you!
The songs and talk are both in English and Italian. The album shown in the recital is available from BandCamp here  or directly from myself and Water& Earth, just get in touch




Water & Earth @The Haworth Art Gallery –  6th October 2019

A beautiful afternoon, once again, with an all time favourite venue for us. We returned with great pleasure, had a warm and soulful time and enjoyed improvising an Autumnal magic piece facilitated by Filomena, with Edward on classical guitar and our lovely audience’s own sounds made with soft percussion and tissue paper!

Thank you all! We will be back for sure  


Water & Earth @ Hebden Bridge Folk Roots 2019

As Spring stretches out beautifully in its own time, we get ready for a folky appearance at this year’s Hebden Bridge Folk Roots festival, a tradition since its start in 2016 but now presenting our most loved pieces from our album released last year. Join us free at the White Swan in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK on Saturday 11th May, from 7.30 pm for incantations at candlelight. 

For information and to buy your tickets for more of  this vibrant and outstanding festival all over our amazing town click here 

Meantime here is a flavour of two of our most popular pieces from the album Water & Earth, performed at our album launch at the beautiful Haworth Art Gallery in Lancashire, UK. 

The album is also available to order in digital form (whole album or single tracks) or CD  here. Enjoy!





Water & Earth Debut Album Now Available!

Water and Earth have successfully produced their debut album thanks to your enthusiastic help and you can now listen to (for a limited time), download all or single tracks or order the beautiful CD from BandCamp, click here!

Album Tracks

Water & Earth album cover

Rest Upon My Roots (E.Foster)
Song of the Trees (F.Ianni)
Born From the Spring (E.Foster)
Chissa’ Se Ci Sei (F.Ianni)
Deer Becomes the Hare (E.Foster)
Ductia (E.Foster)
Zittu Zitte (F.Ianni)
When I Fly (E.Foster)
Oltre Il Muro (F.Ianni)
Evensong (E.Foster)
Dance of the Animal Spirits (E.Foster)
Bare Dance/Danza Scalza (F.Ianni)


Water and Earth Debut Album Crowdfunding!

Our first ever album together is being recorded and produced as we speak! Support us by pre-ordering your copy or our album and/or choosing one of the many different additional rewards on our Crowdfunding page here. We only have few weeks left to reach our target. Join us!

Here is the our video introducing our Crowdfunding project:

Water & Earch Concerts 2016

Earth & Water performance

February 7th @ 2pm – Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington
February 14th @ 8pm – The White Lion, Hebden Bridge
April 9th @ 7.30pm – Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge

Italian Tour

April 30th @ 6.30pm – The Basilica S. Angelo in Formis, South Italy

May 14th @ 8.30pm – Shoulder of Mutton, Hebden Bridge Folk Festival
June 4th @ 7.30pm – Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge

Isle of Arran Summer Solstice Tour

June 17th @ 7.30pm – Fiddler’s Bar, Brodick
June 19th @ 2pm – Pierhead Tavern, Lamlash
June 22nd @ 7.30pm – Fiddler’s Bar, Brodick

July 9th @ 10pm _ Drum Camp Festival, Bungay, Suffolk
With special friends – acoustic stage

September 30th @ 7.30pm – Whalley Abbey, Lancashire

Water and Earth

Water and Earth performance-2015

Two live performances from the magical songwriting due Filomena Ianni and Edward Foster playing and singing their original compositions.

Thursday, 3rd December: 7.30pm  Creative With Nature Gallery Todmorden, Yorkshire 07588 944166

Monday, 7th December: 7.30pm  The Ale House Clitheroe, Lancashire 07530 045365