Gadan is comprised of 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 contemporary folk music.
An impactful repertoire with a powerful live appeal and a sound comparable in power and energy to new-trad acts such as Talisk, We Banjo 3, The East Pointers, or Rura, but with a unique identity thanks to years of experience in several folk genres, from Appalachian & Old Time to Scottish, and English folk and traditional music.
Two banjos – tenor & clawhammer – fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar combine in a “strings only” sound utilizing the energy from stellar musicianship with a hint of electronics and driven by a powerful rhythmic pulse. A loop of increasing aural power, building momentum for the the audience with the wide spectrum of contemporary yet traditional tones. BOOKING 2025
Andrea Verga: mandolin, banjo, vocals
Jacopo Ventura: guitar, bouzouki, vocals
Joan Gatti: fiddle
Lorenzo Testa: tenor banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Gadan's website: www.gadanband.com
More videos: https://youtu.be/vYxHiZqeX9o Gadan - Brian O’ Lynn
https://youtu.be/DL_wZHAfQyI Gadan - Sailor’s Wife/Cavers of Kirkcudbright