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We got the video up online!!! Have a watch at the band attempting 'proper jobs' ;)
Huge thanks to Don Shades for his work and astronomical levels of patience!

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We've got a double CD for you lovely lot! Watch the video to see what we're up to, and pre-order your signed copy here: igg.me/at/jlbdoublecd

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Mark SmithWatch your self with that chain saw john, of all the limbs to maim in this world, yours would truly be a loss :P, Can't wait for the albums, summer time sound track 2015 me thinks!!!!! Good Luck!!1 week ago   ·  1
Mark HermidaGreat work guys...x1 week ago   ·  2

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Tom WalkerSee you at Shambala dude :)2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Fanette MitchellWhat about Bristol? :-)3 weeks ago   ·  1
Jone LesWhat happened to Aberdeen? :(2 days ago
The John Langan BandHiya Jone. Sorry we had to cancel that one, would be great if you can make it to another show or we will Re-arrange Aberdeen show for our November tour. Fanette Mitchell, we'll be back there soon don't worry :) xx3 hours ago

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Massive thank you to everyone who came to see us play at Rumpus and Zu Studios over the weekend - we had a blast! We are taking a couple of weeks away from the stage to get ready for our May tour! After going to Spain to play Riberola Festival, we are back in London on 8th May to launch our new recordings in the wonderful Islington Assembly Hall! Do make sure you have the date in your diary, we have spectacular support acts in the form of Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin and Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson, and will personally guarantee that it will be THE party of the summer outside of a field!

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Hello people, We are incredibly excited to invite you to join us for our new EP Launch! This EP has been a wee while in the making and now it's finally all come together and we would like to celebrate with you all! For this special occasion, we have booked the incredible Islington Assembly Hall, an original 1920's music hall complete with sprung dance floor! Also playing on the night we have some of the UK's finest folk musicians: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin Winners of the 2014 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go. Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson Individually they're two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which is almost magic. This duo have fast become one of the most talked about combinations on the circuit. They are not only vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve in a performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions along with traditional tunes. It's going to be a magical night!! 7.30-11.30pm and after party TBA YAAASS!!!! Love JLB xx

The John Langan Band London EP Launch

May 8, 7:00pm

ready for a surprise….?

THIS FRIDAY - RUMPUS! SURPRISE!!!

The great folk at Rumpus have let us slip in to the party to do a late night set at the Travelling Tavern! Can't wait to see you lot there!
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Alexandra GrayThat IS an EXCELLENT surprise!4 weeks ago
Andrew GibbsGroth and I are really excited. Any idea what time you'll be on?3 weeks ago

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We've managed to hijack a wonderful party this coming Friday - details tomorrow ... ;) ... See MoreSee Less

We are so happy that spring has arrived and summer will be with us again soon! We're going on the road again in May and it would be great to see loads of you along the way! xx ... See MoreSee Less

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Neil GriffinCome back to Bristol1 month ago
Hebba NadezLoving the artwork1 month ago
Leonard Major FanthorpeYes! Fantastic artwork can I ask who did it?1 month ago
John GreenAnd supported in Hull by the mighty The Mighty & The Moon so get the place packed. The pizzas are great by the way!1 month ago
David WillsNo Liverpool!!1 month ago
Jai DubbleyooKnock!1 month ago
Laura SherwinCome to Belfast / Dublin!!!1 month ago
Matt DaleGlad you're back to Fire in the Mountain :-)1 month ago
Kelly Rae SwainCome to Larmer Tree Festival!1 month ago
The John Langan BandThanks for the encouragement everyone!! Our artwork is done by the amazing Glen Leslie www.threeseas.info3 weeks ago

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WOW! Jamboree you guys were absolutely mental!! Thanks so much to Rena and Alina and Charlotte for working, the inimitable Giorgos on sound, and all you lot who where there dancing on the tables! ... See MoreSee Less

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Alina Dheere BabaletsosFucking fantastic night. I love you1 month ago   ·  2
Charlotte Andertonpaartaaaay1 month ago

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COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!
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Dila VardarThat sucks!!1 month ago
Karen ReanGood for you guys! XXX1 month ago

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There are barely tickets left for tonight's gig! Make sure you get down early to avoid missing it all, we'd really love to have you all there! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Paddy's Day! We're heading back into the studio today to finish the E.P, got 4 tracks down yesterday and thanks to George and Alex they're sounding phenomenal, 1 more track today then we'll be heading over to Jamboree, like a homecoming gig for us. I can't believe we haven't played in our favourite London venue for over 2 years!!! Its going to be cathartic, see ya there xxx ... See MoreSee Less

The John Langan Band are back at one of their favourite London venues to play a special set for St Paddy's Day! There will be a traditional session from 8pm run by JLB fiddler Alastair Caplin and his crew of wonderful trad musicians - followed by a huge two 45 mins sets by the band! The John Langan Band are a dynamic trio, with a sound that is rooted in Celtic Folk but encompasses Balkan, Roma, Gypsy Swing and Flamenco. The band met in Glasgow and has been playing together for 7 years. Their performances are high energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, as they take traditional acoustic idioms and deliver them with a punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. Having played over 100 gigs in the past year alone, the band have now established themselves across the UK as being one of the best live Folk bands around. We have already confirmed 15 UK festival performances for summer 2015 with gigs at Glastonbury, Shambala, Broadstairs Folk Week and Secret Garden Party. May 2015 will see the release of the bands new E

The John Langan Band @ Jamboree - St Patrick's Day Special

Mar 17, 7:00pm

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Chris MillsFine work!1 month ago
Mark OrchardThat is one mega hat John. I have an ongoing personal photographic project of 'men in hats'. Would you be one of my vict.... subjects?1 month ago
Dila Vardar:) in a studio run by musical geniuses! Now that's super exciting!!!1 month ago
Ian DavisJohn putting his foot in it!1 month ago
Claudia GebhardtIt looks more like a 'zebra shoe'!1 month ago
Garry BoyleHahahaha! YES! Bloody YES.1 month ago

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We are going to play a little impromptu set late this afternoon at No.14 Bacon St - come down if you are in the area! ... See MoreSee Less

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Vicky ChauRough time?1 month ago
Katie SmithYes! What time?1 month ago
The John Langan BandProbably around 5ish1 month ago   ·  1
Vicky ChauDamn, damn, damn. Dinner with the famalam or John Langan Band??? Tis a real struggle 😱1 month ago
Rory HobbsAre you fellas about for the lamb later, in town for a change...1 month ago
Alexandra GomolkaDeklau Boy fancy going there with me??1 month ago

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The John Langan Band are back at one of their favourite London venues to play a special set for St Paddy's Day! There will be a traditional session from 8pm run by JLB fiddler Alastair Caplin and his crew of wonderful trad musicians - followed by a huge two 45 mins sets by the band! The John Langan Band are a dynamic trio, with a sound that is rooted in Celtic Folk but encompasses Balkan, Roma, Gypsy Swing and Flamenco. The band met in Glasgow and has been playing together for 7 years. Their performances are high energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, as they take traditional acoustic idioms and deliver them with a punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. Having played over 100 gigs in the past year alone, the band have now established themselves across the UK as being one of the best live Folk bands around. We have already confirmed 15 UK festival performances for summer 2015 with gigs at Glastonbury, Shambala, Broadstairs Folk Week and Secret Garden Party. May 2015 will see the release of the bands new E

The John Langan Band @ Jamboree - St Patrick's Day Special

Mar 17, 7:00pm

Really looking forward to our Kentish gig this weekend, make sure you come down if your in the area!! playing with some of our favourite bands Cocos Lovers and Dallahan!! Going to be a banging night xx

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To celebrate the arrival of the Spring we are putting together a special concert. Featuring three of our favourite bands; Cocos Lovers- Local legends playing their unique blend of Kentish Folk and African rhythms. Beautifully crafted feel good music. The John Langan Band- Synergistic folk trio who's sound is much greater than the sum of its parts. Expect everything from mesmerising folk melodies to foot stomping Balkan and Romani Gypsy rhythms. Dallahan- Brilliant new Irish/Scottish/Hungarian five-piece whose tunes and songs, both traditional and original, draw on all these styles together with jazz, classical and Americana influences. ''Some of the most exciting Traditional musicians to emerge in current years'' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Smugglers Presents: Cocos Lovers, John Langan Band + Dallahan

Mar 14, 7:00pm

Heather AndrewsAre you selling tickets from the Lighthouse as well, or only online?3 months ago
Smuggler RecordsJust online and on the door for this one Heather x3 months ago

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Ladies and gents, we are really excited to invite you to join us for the launch of our new EP! We came together as urchins scraping a living off the streets of Glasgow so it holds a special place in our hearts. And its always such a pleasure to play in Glasgow because everyone is so feckin up for it and its always a right good hooley! Joining us for the show we have some of Scotland's finest players: Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson Banging Trad music from two of the best players around, bursting with energy and emotion. A fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve in a performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions along with traditional tunes. Dallahan- Irish, Scottish and Hungarian 5 piece who's songs and tunes have roots in Irish Trad music but encompass many global styles. The result? Original, exciting, high energy music that you can't help but jig about to. DJ Dolphin Boy- a unique entity. He has been an integral part of the positively evolving music scene in Scotland over the last 20 years and has also become one of Scotland’s favourite DJs and remixers. His open-minded musicality and ability to make even the folkiest of dirges sexy means he’s loved by the folkies and jazzers as well as by the hardcore clubbers on the dance floor. Hail Dolphin Boy. We love you you genre busting beat freak! Aidan O’Rourke (Lau, Kan) 9-3am Yaas!!

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May 15, 9:00pm

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Hello people, We are incredibly excited to invite you to join us for our new EP Launch! This EP has been a wee while in the making and now it's finally all come together and we would like to celebrate with you all! For this special occasion, we have booked the incredible Islington Assembly Hall, an original 1920's music hall complete with sprung dance floor! Also playing on the night we have some of the UK's finest folk musicians: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin Winners of the 2014 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go. Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson Individually they're two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which is almost magic. This duo have fast become one of the most talked about combinations on the circuit. They are not only vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve in a performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions along with traditional tunes. It's going to be a magical night!! 7.30-11.30pm and after party TBA YAAASS!!!! Love JLB xx

The John Langan Band London EP Launch

May 8, 7:00pm

We told you to keep Paddy's day free … Well here's why!! This will be a totally bonkers night, do make sure you're there! ... See MoreSee Less

The John Langan Band are back at one of their favourite London venues to play a special set for St Paddy's Day! There will be a traditional session from 8pm run by JLB fiddler Alastair Caplin and his crew of wonderful trad musicians - followed by a huge two 45 mins sets by the band! The John Langan Band are a dynamic trio, with a sound that is rooted in Celtic Folk but encompasses Balkan, Roma, Gypsy Swing and Flamenco. The band met in Glasgow and has been playing together for 7 years. Their performances are high energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, as they take traditional acoustic idioms and deliver them with a punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. Having played over 100 gigs in the past year alone, the band have now established themselves across the UK as being one of the best live Folk bands around. We have already confirmed 15 UK festival performances for summer 2015 with gigs at Glastonbury, Shambala, Broadstairs Folk Week and Secret Garden Party. May 2015 will see the release of the bands new E

The John Langan Band @ Jamboree - St Patrick's Day Special

Mar 17, 7:00pm

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The John Langan Band are back at one of their favourite London venues to play a special set for St Paddy's Day! There will be a traditional session from 8pm run by JLB fiddler Alastair Caplin and his crew of wonderful trad musicians - followed by a huge two 45 mins sets by the band! The John Langan Band are a dynamic trio, with a sound that is rooted in Celtic Folk but encompasses Balkan, Roma, Gypsy Swing and Flamenco. The band met in Glasgow and has been playing together for 7 years. Their performances are high energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, as they take traditional acoustic idioms and deliver them with a punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. Having played over 100 gigs in the past year alone, the band have now established themselves across the UK as being one of the best live Folk bands around. We have already confirmed 15 UK festival performances for summer 2015 with gigs at Glastonbury, Shambala, Broadstairs Folk Week and Secret Garden Party. May 2015 will see the release of the bands new E

The John Langan Band @ Jamboree - St Patrick's Day Special

Mar 17, 7:00pm

Advance tickets have now sold out for our gig at The Courtyard Theatre but they have reserved some for door sales so get down early. Gonna be a really good one!! xx

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****TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR**** Woodburner are proud to present: The John Langan Band Firm Woodburner favourites and the most reliable party-starters ever; we love The John Langan Band with a deep passion. They take treasures from Celtic folk and Balkan music and turn them into the most ferocious dance party you can possibly imagine! In their own words: 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 rythm 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. If you’re not dancing like a professional ostrich you get a refund. SUPPORT is provided on the night by close pals Gwennie and the Old Accord Hailing from deep in the Highlands, Gwennie has connected with musical communities all over the UK and indeed the world. With sweet guitar picking, heavy accordion grooves and her own unique songwriting sensibility, when she combines with her band The Old Accord it's a show to remember with luscious backing vocals and a truly uplifting vibe. Tickets are £8 advance, £12 on the door Times Live music must end at 11pm. 7pm Doors 815pm Gwendolen Chatfield and the Old Accord 930pm The John Langan Band DJ's until 12am

The John Langan Band + Gwennie and the Old Accord at The Courtyard Theatre

Feb 13, 7:00pm

We've got a nice wee run of gigs coming up this weekend:

Friday 13th- Woodburner at The Courtyard Theatre, London
Saturday 14th- Circus of Boom, Bristol.
Sunday 15th- Sofar Sounds Bristol (pre-booked tickets only)

Make sure you get yourselves down if your in the area!!

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Hardi Les ArtsWe wait for you to Florac!! Come on please!!2 months ago
Vivien ShawHow do I get tickets for sofar sounds on sunday?2 months ago

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Loïc RobichonI think I was lookin' for Montreal-Qc in there!3 months ago
Annie Ishtarani FrangipaniAnd so it begins ...3 months ago   ·  1
Caz AdamsonNice work!! Looking forward to the Glasgow show!3 months ago   ·  1
Walter Micklethwaitfabuloso x3 months ago   ·  1
Mark JohnsonChris Prior Sharon Prior 3rd April Brighton!!!3 months ago
Sharon PriorHell yeah:)3 months ago   ·  1
Steven HuntHooray, Knocky!!! I told them to book you on FB, sure that was it! ;-)3 months ago   ·  1
Barbara BegioAt the Jamboree?? Can't wait already!!!3 months ago
Anna Grace Kawalekyou guys should come to Sheffield /somewhere near!!!!! xox3 months ago

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Susan ReadPhilip Read xx3 months ago
Tom PurcellI remember paddy's day with you guys at the boogaloo a couple of years back. It was a belter! :)3 months ago

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Happy to be heading back down to Kent in March for a good auld Smuggler Records shindig, really great line up too. Come and join us if your in the area. xx

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To celebrate the arrival of the Spring we are putting together a special concert. Featuring three of our favourite bands; Cocos Lovers- Local legends playing their unique blend of Kentish Folk and African rhythms. Beautifully crafted feel good music. The John Langan Band- Synergistic folk trio who's sound is much greater than the sum of its parts. Expect everything from mesmerising folk melodies to foot stomping Balkan and Romani Gypsy rhythms. Dallahan- Brilliant new Irish/Scottish/Hungarian five-piece whose tunes and songs, both traditional and original, draw on all these styles together with jazz, classical and Americana influences. ''Some of the most exciting Traditional musicians to emerge in current years'' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Smugglers Presents: Cocos Lovers, John Langan Band + Dallahan

Mar 14, 7:00pm

Heather AndrewsAre you selling tickets from the Lighthouse as well, or only online?3 months ago
Smuggler RecordsJust online and on the door for this one Heather x3 months ago

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What a great festival! Massive respect for everyone that helped make those two incredible stages. All images @2015 David Wilman. Please tag and share them from this page. For any other usage please inbox me.

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Excited to be playing this wild looking party in February! Bristol folk come and join us! xx ... See MoreSee Less

Launching our brand new totally immersive venue The Wild West of BoomTown is rolling into town to kick things off in a big way after sadly being postponed from 30th Jan for, er not being ready :-) Coming to Bristol with a full showcase of theatrical hillbilly, blue grass and jump up folk this full throttle launch party will be jam packed with the most rootin’, tootin’ bands in town churning up the saw dust and glugging on cider in a full on fusion of Whistlers green meets Wild West - the BoomTown way! Fancy dress: Hillbillies & the meanest, leanest cowboys and cowgirls in the west! Line up: Theatrical hillbilly, blue grass, cow punk & Cider 3 Daft Monkeys John Langan Band Firepit Collective For those wanting a different valentine’s experience, or just to completely ignore the day altogether, the Circus of Boom will be on hand with soul soothing folk, anarchic folk and a whole bunch of lovely folk!! Be transported back in time with acoustic pleasures in a forgotten village setting from the days of Olde! £10 - SOLD OUT £12.50

BoomTown presents 'Wild West' with 3 Daft Monkeys + John Langan Band + Firepit collective

Feb 14, 7:00pm

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A mixture of irish Polkas and Hungarian Ugros. Enjoy!

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Veronica CatonLovely happy music , got my one foot tapping l o l4 months ago

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The John Langan BandMassive thanks to Annie New Horizon Media for the photos x4 months ago
Nick CaplinWell done Annie! xx4 months ago
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Cannot wait for tonight!! We've posted about the wonderful The Lizard Stage party we're playing at from 0130, but first of all we will be playing here form 1130-0030!! Hope to see lots of you at both! ... See MoreSee Less

It seems only yesterday that we were dandling 2014 on our knee, taking it to the soft play centre and reading it bedtime stories; yet here it is now: doddery, flatulent and forgetting what it came into the room for. Come and help it go gently into that good night at our NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE BALL ON THE CABARET STAGE RUBYYY JONES, our compère beyond compare, will introduce a singing and flinging, strutting and stripping, shocking and schlocking line-up of side show, drag, erotica and burlesque nouveau, including: RUBYYY JONES – the queen of queerlesque, neo-burlesque beauty, sex education performer and force of nature. RUBY WEDNESDAY – Star of reality show “Drag Queens of London”: maniacal, misanthropic, Wednesday’s child is truly full of woe. SCARLETT O’HORA – Scandalous and infamous burlesque belle, flapper and tap-dancing temptress. PEARL GREY – Farthingale fetishist & winner of Burlesque Idol 2014 with her bondage homage to Blackadder’s Queenie. HANNAH LOU – one of London’s sexiest freaks, saucy side show girl with bite and burn. IN THE GRAND BALLROOM Our waltzmeister TROYLUS SEARLL will waft you down the Blue Danube to imperial Vienna, whirl you round the Riesenrad ferris wheel and then whisk you to the Hofburg ballroom, conjuring up the elegance and grandeur of the traditional New Year’s celebrations at the Habsburg court with a selection of his waltzes, polkas and gallops. And, after the Viennese, who knows better how to see in the New Year than the Scots? So from Glasgow, following their headline performance at Shakespeare’s Globe, will come the maverick minstrels of the JOHN LANGAN BAND, who will bring All the World to our Stage with their high-energy scotchpotch of Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy, Flamenco and Jamaican folk funk: Jacques Brel and Irvine Welsh scrapping over whose round it is to a klezmer beat. As 2015 lies gurgling softly to itself LOUISE XIV - the Sun Queen of the Bourbon biscuit dynasty - will take to the decks and stir up the dance floor will a regular royal concoction of Guilty Pleasures. THE MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP THE TRAVELLING MENAGERIE In many ancient cultures the skin-shedding snake was the symbol of change and rebirth. So what more appropriate animal could there be for you to stroke for good luck as we ring in the New Year? And what better place to find one than in TIM MAYNARD's itinerant reptilian menagerie, along with scorpions, lizards and tarantulas? RING OUT THE OLD Pay your last respects to 2014 in our life drawing room as ART MACABRE and their cast of mourners stage a pagan funeral for the Old Year. Then on the stroke of midnight, dry your tears and wet your nibs as the scene transmogrifies into a Gaelic birthing ritual to welcome the arrival of 2015. THE GREAT GAME As the inexorable transition from one year to another reminds us, we are but flotsam and jetsam on the roaring torrent of time. So take your place on our HUMAN CHESS BOARD as pawn, knight or bishop and surrender your Will and your Fate to our Golden Game Players, who will despatch you to death or glory in a Ruy Lopez, fianchetto or Queen's Gambit Declined. Further information from: www.acuriousinvitation.com

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Dec 31, 9:00pm

Jan & Feb are fairly quiet months for us this year as we get involved in some writing etc … BUT we do have this wee gem of a gig in February for you folk in London! This will be a brilliant night, Gwennie and her band are fantastic as well, so make sure you get down for it! ... See MoreSee Less

****TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR**** Woodburner are proud to present: The John Langan Band Firm Woodburner favourites and the most reliable party-starters ever; we love The John Langan Band with a deep passion. They take treasures from Celtic folk and Balkan music and turn them into the most ferocious dance party you can possibly imagine! In their own words: 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 rythm 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. If you’re not dancing like a professional ostrich you get a refund. SUPPORT is provided on the night by close pals Gwennie and the Old Accord Hailing from deep in the Highlands, Gwennie has connected with musical communities all over the UK and indeed the world. With sweet guitar picking, heavy accordion grooves and her own unique songwriting sensibility, when she combines with her band The Old Accord it's a show to remember with luscious backing vocals and a truly uplifting vibe. Tickets are £8 advance, £12 on the door Times Live music must end at 11pm. 7pm Doors 815pm Gwendolen Chatfield and the Old Accord 930pm The John Langan Band DJ's until 12am

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Feb 13, 7:00pm

Merry Christmas everyone! I know we've punted this one your way already this week, but why not gather your friends and family round to have a watch/listen to this for some winter warmth :)

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Here is a song from our first gig of the November 2014 tour, playing at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe! We had wonderful friends ...

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Cheryl TippleStunning! Can't believe I didn't get an album, if you do find a spare, please can I have one???! Xx4 months ago
The John Langan BandThanks for the lovely comments! Cheryl, you can order an album here if you would like: thejohnlanganband.bandcamp.com xx4 months ago   ·  1

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Thanks for all the lovely responses to our video from the Globe! We're glad you guys enjoyed it, keep sharing it around!

Onto new things, our next big gig is this one, run by one of our most favourite people in the world Miss Dila Vardar, playing alongside Tankus the Henge and The Turbans!

Of all the NYE parties going on, this one is surely going to be one of the very best, and we can't recommend highly enough that you get yourselves down to it :)

Inner City Lizard NYE Extravaganza
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Celebrate New Year's Eve with festival favourites The Lizard Stage! After 2 long years we return to our favourite London City venue for a night of bands, dj's, cabaret and walkabout. 2 rooms specifically tailored to transport you back to the warm, festival days of the summer. We may be in the city, but our hearts are still in the fields. Come join us on this audacious adventure and see 2015 in with the warmest family vibe you can find.. ROOM 1 UNDOUBTEDLY BRINGING YOU THE BEST FESTIVAL BANDS OF OUR TIME :) TANKUS THE HENGE The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt. A 6 piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead. They embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the original carnival town of New Orleans . www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv0t6mXDbjM THE JOHN LANGAN BAND High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, the John Langan Band are taking traditional acoustic idioms and recreating it with wild punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. This dynamic three piece offer a unique sound emerging from celtic, ‘gypsy swing’, Roma and flamenco. The band wrap European traditional acoustic music with infectious grooves, epic, pounding, sing-along, from punch-the-air anthems to intricately arranged instrumentals. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2yiem65Z74 THE TURBANS The Turbans are an international musical collective bringing together exciting music from traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and melting it with their own compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots. It’s members are gathered from countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Italy, Greece and England to perform in concerts and festivals around the UK, Turkey, India and Europe. www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVBlorsRcVI DJ COUSCOUS ‘Purveyor of extraordinary sounds’, DJ CousCous transports audiences back in time and into the future with his blend of raw, funk-filled bass lines, roots music from across the globe and rude electro beats and breaks. DJ JOHN BONGLY Undoubtedly one of the finest Electro Swing and Balkan mashup dj's on the London circuit. With his wealth of experience and a bag chock full of killer choons, including a few of his own choice remixes, Mr Bingly Bongly will keep you dancin till dawn.. www.facebook.com/DJ.Jon.Bongly §§§§§§§§§§§§§ R O O M T W O §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§ Chill out with some delicious Lizard Chai and shelter from the bouncing madness :) DILA V & THE ODD BEATS Dila Vardar & The Oddbeats weave haunting waves of melodious Turkish folk, Balkan rhythms, Rebetiko and Bolero beats; making for an enchanting blend of ancient Eastern sounds. Full power Eastern Folk at its best crafted by a fine brew of Londons best Turkish and Greek players. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OilVloR4cE FUNKSHY An eclectic, multi-layered sound that fuses Funk, Dub, World, Reggae, Soul. Chilled out soul with a funky skip, a peppering of blues, eastern and reggae influences creating a whole new kind of groovy Rhythmic London funk. The 'live' format is a 9 piece band, fronted by three vocalists and includes some of London's finest musicians, led by drummer/producer Tansay Omar. soundcloud.com/nrrmusic/sets/funkshymadeinlondon DJ VAN TOOSH DJ VanToosh will find your musical buttons and push, tweak, spin, pop or stroke them, with one true aim to make us all warmer, sparklier and smilier! THE MAN FROM TIMBUKTU Racubah sound system has been bringing the hottest afro-latin rhythms to North Wales for the past 15 years. The Man from Timbuktu plays music with a roots heart from Funk to Ska : Latin to Afro : Hip Hop to Mashups : Swing to Balkan : Connecting styles, rhythms and people and bringing a genuine festie vibe! DJ STEAM STOCK Steam will be spinning an eclectic mix of funk, soul, hip hop, rock and reggae 45's. He is one half of Zephyr Sounds who broadcast the weekly Check Your Head radio show on Fnoob.com. NYE CABARET Bringing you some of the best Cabaret acts in London, the art of mime, burlesque, comedy packed together in the most aestetical way possible :) WALK ABOUT PERFORMANCES , OUTDOOR HEATED AREA , CONFETTI CANNONS , FOLK sessions.... So all this is available for you in our super special venue within walking distance of Seven Sisters tube.. TICKETS are FLYING HERE and there are VERY LIMITED PLACES !!!!! So many bands so little space SO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW LOVERS : innercitylizardnye.eventbrite.co.uk

Inner City Lizard NYE Extravaganza

Dec 31, 9:00pm

Ladies and gentlemen we are really happy to release our new video, filmed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe. Massive thanks to our brilliant film crew New Horizon Media.

Uncannily it's just in time for Winter Solstice. Happy Winter everyone! xx

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7th4HByc6sY
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Here is a song from our first gig of the November 2014 tour, playing at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe! We had wonderful friends ...

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Karen Ni ChoisdealbhaHappy Solstice to all the family. I've been listening to this a lot lately and this makes my day. Fair play.4 months ago   ·  1
Graham MitchellLove it :)4 months ago
Fergus FauldsGood stuff John...perfect for today!4 months ago
Jai DubbleyooOlive Winning4 months ago   ·  1
James FentigerFantastic! Was the whole show filmed?4 months ago
Olive WinningGreat music in a perfect setting4 months ago   ·  1
Lisa BostockSo beautiful, goosebump inducing performance!, breathtaking... Absolutely amazing work boys :) Annie - excellent job on the filming & editing. Big Love xxx4 months ago   ·  1
Martin RitchieMade my day: more please! (Great to see yer auld man watching, Dave)4 months ago
Neil McFadyenExcellent4 months ago
Oshan Danger MahonyGreat x4 months ago
Mema MarmaladyI love you guys. come back!4 months ago
Lisa Bramleyexcellent !4 months ago
Susan ReadLovely song, beautiful setting4 months ago
Emma L. DrysdaleFantastic video and so atmospheric in The Globe! Keep up the good work, guys! x4 months ago
Geoff AndFuggo Kingso great to get an injection of the John Langan Band at midwinter, cosying up here in the north.4 months ago

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A set of photos from our gig at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe. Many thanks to Annie Klein from New Horizon Media, Nekane Requejo De Ozamiz, James Skerrit & Guy Gotto for the photos! ... See MoreSee Less

A set of photos from our gig at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe. Many thanks to Annie Klein from New Horizon Media, Nekane Requejo De Ozamiz, James Skerrit & Guy Gotto for the photos!

A set of photos from our gig at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe. Many thanks to Annie Klein from New Horizon Media,  Nekane Requejo De Ozamiz, James Skerrit & Guy Gotto for the photos!