Brigan

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  • country:Italy
  • region:Napoli
  • style(s):Electronic, World
  • label:Liburia Records
  • type:Small Ensemble, Duo, Trio
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, electronic, percussion, visual, woodwind
  • artist posted by:Liburia Records

Line up

  • Andrea Laudante (Electronics, field recordings)
  • Francesco Di Cristofaro  (Voice, flutes, bagpipes, accordion)
  • Luca de Simone  (Percussions and objects from Liburn, effects ​)

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Brigan involves young musicians from Southern Italy united by an interest in roots and traditional music.

​ The group was born in 2009 and has released 4 albums and many concerts all over the world.​

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After the debut album "Irish Roots", dedicated entirely to the music of the Irish harpist T. O'Carolan, in 2011 with the release of the second album "Ti sfondo i bodrhàn - tradition and contamination", was born and developed idea of Embarking on a new project: merging the sounds and rhythms of Celtic music and traditional music of Southern Italy. With this new project the band embarks on the first European tour touching countries such as England, Slovenia, Switzerland and Croatia, also being nominated as the best group of the "Ferrara Busker Festival".

The research and study of traditional repertoires of most of the Celtic area is strengthened with the publication in 2014 of the third album "Transumanza Sonora", with which Brigan win “Universo Folk" international folk competition in Oviedo, Spain, also sharing the stage with historic bands including the Gwendal.

The numerous concerts and trips in Spain and Portugal have led the Brigan to devote themselves to the search for a hybrid language through the encounter between the music of the Iberian Northwest and Campania, and this is how in 2018 the fourth album “Rúa San Giacomo", Produced by Marocco Music, and recorded between Santiago de Compostela-Vigo (Spain) and Sant’Arpino (Italy) with a preface by Peppe Barra, and with the participation of numerous italian and spanish guests, including Efren Lopez Sanz, Davide Salvado,Lino Cannavacciulo and many others.

This last album boasts various awards including the top 40 of the Best World Music Records (Translgobal World Music Chart); Album of the month for BloogFolk; finalist of the "One World Music Awards" (England); top 20 of Global Chart (USA) and numerous national radio stations in many countries such as Australia, China, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, America, Greece, France and many others.

The "Rua San Giacomo" Tour brings the Brigan to a long series of concerts throughout Italy, in many cities of the Iberian peninsula, in Germany and for the first time beyond the European borders: at the "Jacob's Ladder Festival" in Israel and at the "World Music Asia ” with two concerts in Shanghai, China.

​​Brigan are currently in preparation for their fifth album to be released in 2022.