This paper examines the various projects of Filippo Gambetta (b. 1981), a diatonic accordion (organetto) player from Genoa in Northwestern Italy whose collaborative network includes Canadian, Finnish, Belgian, Irish and Breton musicians. I propose that transnational engagements established through touring often serve to reinforce identifications with home, as individuals reflexively re-imagine it in relation to the universalistic folk festival milieu. In this process, the local is reconfigured as glocal. This paper is based upon multi-site fieldwork in which I performed with Gambetta on tour and visited him at his home in Genoa.