Brigan sees engaged young musicians from the South Italy united by the interest with the music for the world. The group was born in 2009 and has 4 published records and many of concerts all over Europe.
The last album is “Rúa San Giacomo “, created and recorded between Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and Sant’Arpino, a few miles from Naples, is the result of years of research, exchanges and long stays in the Iberian land;
Rúa, from the Gallego-Portuguese “road”, assumes another meaning for Brigan, related to the journey, a route begun right in Via San Giacomo (Santiago in Castilian) where the historical study and the band’s place of birth is located.
A musical pilgrimage where Brigan have been protagonists succeeding in framing a part of the repertoire in this work, stories and music that the pilgrims met on their own walk to Santiago over the centuries.
13 tracks , of which 4 unpublished, give birth to ” Rúa San Giacomo “, a small Anthology halfway between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, where the music of southern Italy coexists with the various languages and musical forms of that part of the Iberian territory set between Galicia, Asturias and Northern Portugal. Alala, villanelle, muiñeire, jote, tarantelle and traditional chants merge into a single sound and language, the sound of Brigan.
The band has collaborated with: Davide Salvado, Xurxo Fernandes, Lino Cannavacciuolo, Efren Lopez Sans, Xulio Lorenzo, Pablo Carpintero, Massimo Ferrante, Harry.C (Milladoiro), Ramon Rodriguez (Ex Coetus), Pandereteras sen Fronteiros.
The band has joined many important national events as
Forum universale delle culture (Napoli), Festival dell’arpa Viggianese, Festival della Zampogna di Scapoli, Ferrara Buskers Festival 2011, Mercantia (2011-2012),Teatro del Sale(Firenze), Festival “Esoterika” (Roma), Fairylands Celtic Festival (Roma), support band of Peppe Barra, Eugenio Bennato, support band Gwendal and different collaborations with irish dances school “Gens d’Ys” located in Rome.
In Europe at GallusFest (Swiss), Neukolln Folk Festival (Berlin) Festival Interceltico de Sendim (Portugal), Sala Galileo Galilei (Madrid) Mera World Music festiva ( Romania) Jamboree Club (London), TradInEtno (Pazin – Croatia), Teatro Campoamor (Oviedo), Auditorium Torroso ( Mos),Celtic Transilvania (Romania) semifinal at “Festival do mundo celta de Ortigueira” (Galizia) and other festivals in Slovenia, Portugal, France.
In 2013 Brigan won the first edition of “Universo Folk – Concurso Internacional de Folk Ciudad de Oviedo”.
Francesco Di Cristofaro
Voice, accordeon, Gaita from Aliste – Sanabria – Galicia, zampogna, pito pastoril, tin e low whistles, sisco giuglianese, mandolin, bouzouki
Ivan del Vecchio
Classic guitar, acoustic guitar, guitar 12 strings, mandoloncello
Back voice, marranzano, panderete, pandero cuadrato, pandero di Penaparda, tamburelli, tammorra, castagnette, vieiras, almirez, bombo, piatti, snare, putipù, tamboril
Back voice, botilia di Anis, tambor, unghie di capra, bombo