The John Langan Band




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'The John Langan Band offer a collection of songs and tunes that take us on a vertigo inducing reel around European and American acoustic traditions delivering with a jagged, punky and irresistible edge. That three guys from Glasgow could conspire to create such an immense sound between them is not unprecedented, but to achieve this with such lyrical and instrumental flair is a rare, rare thing' Neil McFadyen, Folk Radio UK
‘Astonishing work, boundlessly inventive... driving rhythms and mesmerising folk melodies' R2 Magazine
‘The band possess an originality and dramatic edge that pushes into new and highly energetic territory' Songlines Magazine, 4 stars`
‘Un-categorise able and irresistible’ Acoustic Magazine
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High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, taking traditional acoustic idioms and delivering with punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. A dynamic three piece offering a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Gypsy Swing, Roma and Flamenco and tuned in savvy.

Wrapping pan European traditional acoustic music with infectious grooves, epic, pounding, sing along, punch the air anthems to intricately arranged instrumentals.

Challenging the limitations of what people might expect acoustic instruments to sound like, the use of bowed harmonics between fiddle and bass can be as menacing and eerie as it can be psychedelic and mesmerising.

Percussion provided by the front man Langan, whilst singing and driving the rhythm guitar, he somehow co-ordinates the operating of a Cajon and a tambourine with his feet bringing the driving, swinging groove of the rhythm guitar together with his foot percussion resulting in an impressively tight band sound with a tempo that is free to go anywhere. Add scorching hot fiddle lines and a guy thumping the groove out a double bass

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Oran Mor

Byres Road
United Kingdom
G12 8QX

Venue Details

TUE 1 DEC 2015
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.00
FRI 11 DEC 2015
The Beat
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£19.00
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
Blanck Mass (Ben Power of F*ck Buttons)
+ special guests
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 12 DEC 2015
Treacherous Orchestra
Drygate, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£14.00
SUN 13 DEC 2015
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 19 DEC 2015
John Bramwell (I am Kloot)
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm£15.00
SUN 20 DEC 2015
John Bramwell ( I Am Kloot )
The Hug & Pint7.30 p.m.£15.00
MON 21 DEC 2015
Vladimir, Bar Dogs, Vida
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£5.00
TUE 22 DEC 2015
Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
+ Andrew Wasylyk
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
WED 23 DEC 2015
Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
+ Sorren Maclean
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
THU 14 JAN 2016
Kiran Leonard & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
FRI 15 JAN 2016
Aaron Fyfe & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
SAT 16 JAN 2016
De Rosa & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
SUN 17 JAN 2016
The Mermaids & Genesee
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£6.50
MON 18 JAN 2016
Carbs, Ultras & JJJJonathan
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
TUE 19 JAN 2016
Andrew Wasylyk
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.50
THU 21 JAN 2016
Marry Waterson & Alistair Ogilvy
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£10.00
FRI 22 JAN 2016
Beach Slang
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
SAT 23 JAN 2016
The Drink
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
The Beat
Electric Circus, Edinburgh7PM £19.00
SUN 24 JAN 2016
Twelfth Day & MJ McCarthy
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
MON 25 JAN 2016
Three Blind Wolves
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
Matthew E White
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7pm£15.00
TUE 26 JAN 2016
Uncle Lucius, Tommy Reilly & Ryan Joseph Burns
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
WED 27 JAN 2016
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
THU 28 JAN 2016
Rick Redbeard & Friends
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00
FRI 29 JAN 2016
Air Waves
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.50
SAT 30 JAN 2016
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.50
SUN 31 JAN 2016
A Mote of Dust & Friends
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
FRI 5 FEB 2016
Martha Ffion
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00