LET CHAIRS SAIL THROUGH THE AIR WITH THIS STORMING NEW TRAD QUARTET
Gadan is the new project created by four experienced and well-known musicians in Irish trad and European folk/rock scene, with years of touring in the major European and US festivals of traditional and contaminated folk music.
An impactful repertoire with a powerful live appeal and a sound comparable to new-trad acts such as Talisk, WeBanjo3, The East Pointers or Rura, but with a unique identity thanks to years of experience in folk music, from Traditional Irish & Scottish music to Appalachian & Old Time music, not to mention the deep connection with regional folk ballads of Northern Italy.
Gadan musically and lyrically explores the deep connection between emigrating people from different part of Europe, such as Ireland and Italy, to the United States, through a reinvigorating and modern musical approach.
Two banjos – tenor & clawhammer – fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar for a “strings-only” sound with a hint of electronics and driven by a powerful rhythmic pulse. Who said you need drums to groove?
More information about the band can be found here
Andrea Verga: mandolin, banjo, vocals
Jacopo Ventura: guitar, bouzouki, vocals
Joan Gatti: fiddle
Lorenzo Testa: tenor banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals