Franc Cinelli is a folk singer songwriter & producer. Born in Rome and raised in London, Franc’s distinct rootsy indie folk joins together varied influences crossing both Eastern and Western folk music. A troubadour at heart with a sentimental soul, Franc Cinelli is on a timeless journey of self-discovery and expression.
"A rootsy, bluesy, folky confection"
Latest album "Night Songs", available to listen here and purchase on bandcamp or webstore. Also available on all download and streaming platforms.
"Folk Radio UK Artist & Album of the month"
"Husky, folksy, loose and laid back. Eastern blends with western." Americana UK
"A soundtrack to red wine, cold evenings and dark windows, a great listen." Northern Sky
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The Marvel Age
I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight
Mar 14, 2021
I'm very pleased to share some new music with you today; I shared the first "London Stories" piano track with you a few months ago and today I am releasing a four song EP. These are all instrumental songs I wrote on the piano, inspired by daydreams and the eerie quiet in London during lockdown. This is quite a departure from what you are used to hearing from me, but I hope you'll enjoy it and please let me know what you think. Listen here.
Feb 12, 2021
A case of the lockdown blues and the swell delay guitar pedal. Feeling the need to do a little sonic exploring of late, this is one of the things I've been working on. My folks had a painting called "Folding Time" by Henry Brittan Willis an English painter from the 19th century. It was in our living room when I was growing up, and long before I found music. It’s a small painting of cattle being led home at the day’s end. It's one of those things I saw when I was very young and has no doubt left an indelible mark I cant help but come back to, as some sort of reference point I suppose. I always loved the peaceful feeling of that pastoral setting, making it home safely before night time, for a new day awaits and adventure starts again. Knowing that the day’s unknown is rewarded by the safety of home, wherever that may be. That’s my entire song book right there :)
I hope you enjoy this track, I might release this with a few others at some point!
Dec 23, 2020
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas time - as crazy and surreal as this one is - hope you are able to be near some of the ones you love.
This is my all time favourite Christmas number, first interpreted by Judy Garland in the 1944 musical Meet Me In St Louis. I think it works beautifully with just an acoustic guitar - piano chords always translate so well in folk music, it sounds a bit jazzy and the song has that magic thing where it sounds both full of sorrow and joy. Here’s to the new year. Be safe stay well and wishing you a merry Christmas. Franc x
Nov 27, 2020
Pleased to share another new song with you today. Winter's Fall is the third track and final track I recorded with Dr. Bone (who produced amongst many also my hero John Martyn) at his beautiful Washoose Studio up in South Lanarkshire, Scotland at the end of August.
Like the first two tracks (Here In My Heart & Let My Love) this one was written during the first lockdown and was written just as an instinctive reaction to all the craziness. This will pass sisters and brothers! Stay safe and thank you for listening.
Listen / Watch on all platforms here.
Nov 6, 2020
Looking forward to starting another run of Saturday night online shows from my facebook page. I'll be playing from 6pm (UK time) on Saturdays, starting tomorrow November 7th.
You dont need to have your own facebook page to watch the show. Just visit my page and you'll be grand.
See you then friends, thank you for listening.
Oct 23, 2020
I'm pleased to share with you a brand new song "Let My Love".
This is the second track I recorded up at Washoose Studio in Scotland at the end of the summer.
Love is courage, love is strength. Thanks for listening xx
Watch the video here:
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Oct 23, 2020
Today I'm also releasing a second song "Home", from a project called London Stories.
London Stories is a new collection of songs I started writing during lock down earlier this year. It's very far from anything I've written before - instrumental piano songs; Mercurial soundtracks from the urban landscape. I'm excited to share this first song, there will be an album out soon.
Watch the video for "Home" here.
Listen/download on all platforms here.
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