The Langan Band

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6th November 2021 @ 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

We are looking forward to welcoming back old friends of Upfront Arts Venue

For a knees up, dancing folk music session with one of the top live trios in the country. 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. Langan, flanked on one side by Caplin, a Hebridean classically trained violinist who is as adept at long bowed orchestral harmony passages as he is with swashbuckling dazzlingly quick tune playing and improvising. On his other side there’s Tunstall on Double Bass, sometimes utilising his sonorous bow technique in conjunction with Caplin to create eerie soundscapes, but mostly he’s fiercely pounding out bass lines which lock in seamlessly to Langan’s foot operated percussion and fiery rhythmic guitar playing to produce irresistible high energy, bouncy grooves, with beautifully subtle harmonies and vocals.

‘Astonishing work, boundlessly inventive… driving rhythms and mesmerising folk melodies’ R2 Magazine 

This will be a standing gig.

Some seats can be booked over the phone for anyone who can’t stand for the whole evening.

All Tickets £16.50