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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

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More videos:  Gadan - Brian O’ Lynn

               Gadan - Sailor’s Wife/Cavers of Kirkcudbright




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