Storming new quartet, blending of the drive of Irish traditional music and bluegrass along with heart and soul of folk & Appalachian music.

Gadan is a new project created by four experienced musicians of Irish trad and European folk/rock scene. They come with years of experiencetouring the major European and US traditional and alternative folk music festivals.

Their highenergy repertoire has a powerful live appeal and a sound comparable to newtrad acts such as Talisk, and WeBanjo3, but with a unique identity thanks to years of experience in several folk scenes, from Appalachian & Old Time to English folk and Irish traditional music. Their lineup consists of two banjos tenor & clawhammer fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar creating an “stringsonly” sound with a hint of electronics,driven by a powerful rhythmic pulse.

Gadan’s performances build energy, taking audience to ecstasy with their wide spectrum of refreshing yet traditional sound.

Gadan‘s power leaves no one unmoved. You don’t need drums to groove.

Andrea Verga: mandolin, banjo, vocals
Jacopo Ventura: guitar, bouzouki, vocals
Joan Gatti: fiddle
Lorenzo Testa: tenor banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals