SANCTO IANNE, (late latin world of Saint John) born during the summer of 1995 in SAN GIOVANNI di CEPPALONI (BN), inland territory between Rome and Naples known as “Sannio” near Benevento, expresses the energy of rock, the sophistication of jazz and the truth-telling directness of folk music creating an original neoroots sound.


Sancto Ianne has won prestigious awards :

2001 - EUROPEAN FOLKONTEST / CASALE MONFERRATO (AL) (the most important award for italian folk music bands)

2001 - TROPHEE DAGAN CELTIC CIDER / FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE de LORIENT (FRANCE)

2005 - VOCI PER LA LIBERTA’,UNA CANZONE PER AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL / VILLADOSE (RO)

The band has recorded three cds: TANTE BANNERE, TANTI PADRUNE (SIE 01, 2000), SCAPULA’ (Folkclub Ethnosuoni / IRD, 2002) MO’ SIENTE(Folkclub Ethnosuoni / IRD, 2006) and TRASE (Folkclub Ethnosuoni / IRD, 2013) distributed in Europe, North America and Asia and various compilations:TRIBU’ ITALICHE / CAMPANIA (EDT / WM 024 - 2002), LAS MUSICAS DE ITALIA (FNAC - 2003), FOLK GENETICAMENTE MODIFICATO (Stampa Alternativa, 2003), VOCI PER LA LIBERTA’ (Rockstar,2006) and IN TERRA ZAPATISTA (ROdU 001, 2008).

All recordings have received outstanding reviews from the most prestigious folk/world music magazines in Italy (Folk Bulletin/World Music Magazine/Trad Arr/Cupa Cupa), France (Ethnotempos/Trad Magazine), UK (Folk Roots), Holland (New Folk Sounds), Germany (Folker!), Belgium (Mazz Musikas/Le Canard Folk), Spain (Caramella) and USA (Roots World Magazine).

His music has been broadcasted in various occasions by important radios in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Israel, Australia, England, Colombia, USA and Hong Kong.

SCAPULA’ has received important awards:

FOLKNIGHTS AWARD - place n°2 in the 2002 Top five music recordings drawn by radio program FOLKNIGHTS by Giovanni Alcaini

BRAVOS!AWARD from french folk music magazine “Trad Magazine”


I MAGNIFICI CINQUE AWARD – place n°3 in the 2002 top five music recordings drawn by FOLK BULLETTIN (the most important italian folk music magazine)


MUSICIANS

GIANNI PRINCIPE voice and castagnette

ALFONSO COVIELLO tammorre, tamburello, darbouka, percussions

CIRO SCHETTINO classic and acoustic guitar,beating guitar, mandoloncello, tin whistle, ciaramella

ANTONIO PASQUARIELLO acoustic and electric guitar

SERGIO NAPOLITANO accordion, percussions

RAFFAELE TISEO violin

MASSIMO AMORIELLO electric bass

and

PIERLUIGI IELE sound engineer



The musicians of the band have played in various occasions with DAVID SHEA, JAMAL OUASSINI, FAUSTA VETERE, PEPPE BARRA, PATRIZIO TRAMPETTI, CARLO MARIANI, DARIO MARUSIC, GIOVANNI MAIER, MARCO ZURZOLO, MARIO SALVI, EMMA KIRKBY, FAISAL TAHER, IMUSICALIA, M’BARKA BEN TALEB, ORCHESTRA SINFONICA NAZIONALE DELLA RAI, CANZONIERE DELLA RITTA E DELLA MANCA, MARGHERITA BUY, FABRIZIO BENTIVOGLIO, SILVIO ORLANDO, GIOVANNI ALLEVI, MAURO DI DOMENICO partecipating with them at important festivals as DRUGA GODBA FESTIVAL / LUBIANA (SLO), FOLKEST / FRIULI V.G., RISONANZE / VENEZIA, FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DELLA ZAMPOGNA / SCAPOLI (IS), DI NUOVO MUSICA / REGGIO EMILIA, IMPAKT FESTIVAL / UTRECHT (HOL), ETHNOS / TORRE DEL GRECO (NA), BENEVENTO CITTA’ SPETTACOLO, FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE DANSES FOLKLORIQUES / PALMA DE MALLORCA (SPA), ORTE DI NOTE / ORTE (VT ), STAGIONE CONCERTISTICA DELL’ACCADEMIA CHIGIANA / SIENA, LEUCIANE FESTIVAL / CASERTA.


The band has played at

LORIENT (France) – 31° FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE DE LORIENT

CASALE MONFERRATO (AL) – EUROPEAN FOLKONTEST

VILLADOSE (RO) – competition VOCI PER LA LIBERTA’

FAENZA (RA) – M.E.I. / MEETING DELLE ETICHETTE INDIPENDENTI

ROMA - DOMENICA AI FORI

SUISIO (BG) – folk music festival ISOLA FOLK

ONDARA (Spain) – folk music festival FESTA CARRER

PIEMONTE – FOLKERMESSE

CUSANO MILANINO (MI) – folk music festival MUSICAOLTRE

VENICE – CARNEVALE POPOLARE

BENEVENTO – music festival QUATTRO NOTTI…E PIU’ DI LUNA PIENA

MORRO D’ALBA (AN) – folk music festival CANTAMAGGIO

LIZZANO (TA) – world music festival STRANE STORIE

NAPLES – MAGGIO DEI MONUMENTI

TORRICELLA (TA) – folk music festival POPULARIA

SARNICO (BG) – folk music festival ARIE POPOLARI

FROSINONE – FROSINONE FOLK FESTIVAL

PRAIANO (SA) – FESTIVAL DELLE TRADIZIONI

JESI (AN) – MONSANO FOLK FESTIVAL

ALTAMURA (BA) – folk music festival SUONI DELLA MURGIA

REP. of SAN MARINO – SAN MARINO ETNOFESTIVAL

XABIA (Spain) – XABIA FOLK FESTIVAL

VERONA- folk music festival CONCERTI SCALIGERI

COLLE D’ANCHISE (CB) – MATESE FRIEND FESTIVAL

POLINAGO (MO) – FRIGNANO FOLK FESTIVAL

URBANIA (PU) – folk music festival ORIZZONTI SONORI

INGURTOSU (CA) – folk music festival PONTI INVISIBILI

BENEVENTO – festival L.E.F.T.@ C.S.A. DEPISTAGGIO

LURATE CACCIVIO (CO) – festival MELODIE IN COLLINA

SAN PAOLO CERVO (BI) – folk music festival LA VAL AN MUSICA

TRESCORE (BG) – folk music festival ALLA RICERCA DEI SUONI PERDUTI

NAPLES – folk music festival ADUNATA SEDIZIOSA

MERCOGLIANO (AV) – street music festival CASTELLARTE

SAN CESARIO SUL PANARO (MO) – folk music festival ARCIPELAGHI SONORI

PISA – PISA FOLK FESTIVAL

RIVOLI (TO) – INTERNATIONAL FOLKDANCE FESTIVAL

APICE VECCHIA (BN) – folk festival TERREINMOTO

BENEVENTO – folk festival COLORI SONORI

ALESSANO (LE) – LA NOTTE DELLA TARANTA

SAN PAOLO CIVITATE (FG) – folk festival MO'L'ESTATE

FONTANELLATO (PR) – festival MUSICA IN CASTELLO

CAPISTRELLO (AQ) – folk festival ARZIBANDA

MILO (CT) – folk festival TARANTAFEST

BAGALADI (RC) – folk festival PALEARIZA

TRENTO – folk festival ITINERARI FOLK

BRTONIGLA (CROATIA)/SGONICO (TS)/PIANCAVALLO DI AVIANO (PN) – folk festival FOLKEST