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Xan Pampín was born in Vidán, Santiago de Compostela.

He studied Musical Education in Santiago de Compostela University and he has been teaching music since 1999. He started his career as an accordionist in the “Cantigas y Agarimos” Folk Agrupation and has taken part in several bands such as Xochilmica, Pesdelán, Enxebres de Cacheiras, Edelmiro Fernandez, Tribemol, Banda de Crechas and Rancho de Cabezudos de Santiago de Compostela.

He represented Galicia in the “Soirée de Accordéon” for three successive years (2003, 2004 and 2005) at the Interceltico de Loirent Festival (Frech Brittany).

He won the V folk music competition of Radio Obradoiro, organized by the newspaper El Correo Gallego in 2005. He was also awarded by Le Terroir contest in Lorient and by the X folk music competition of Radio Obradoiro.