For nearly 15 years now, the three members of The Langan Band (John Langan, Alastair Caplin and Dave Tunstall) have been carving out their own lawlessly virtuosic path of sound; rampaging through the boundaries of conventional genre and cavorting into the territories of wild abandon, purest intimacy, and unconditional musical elation. This dynamic three piece offer a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Gypsy Swing, Roma and Flamenco and tuned in savvy.
The trio were initially brought together by a deep respect of traditional song and music, yet they discovered a mutual love of the evisceration and regeneration of these pieces into provocative and fascinating new compositions, as was recognised by the band winning the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival at the start of their journey together. This sound and process went on to inform the band’s now mostly original repertoire, and has resulted in a musical experience quite unlike any other.
Whilst it is possible to see the evidence of influences the band have drawn on and enjoyed (Trad. Scots music, Eastern European Romany, Progressive Jazz and American Old-Time to name a few), the true nature of the sound from The Langan Band is best described as un- pigeon-holeable, yet utterly irresistible.
“Extraordinary” – The Times
“Boundlessly inventive” – R2 Magazine
“Fallen angels pursuing demons … a compelling take-no-prisoners style” – The Scotsman
£17 General Admission | £15 Concessions | £6 Under 16’s *
* We are offering a free carer/companion ticket for any disabled or wheelchair-user audience members throughout our shows this season. Please note that it is helpful if this is booked in advance via the WeGotTickets website, so that we can ensure that there is adequate accessible seating reserved on the day/night of the event.
Wheelchair access, or entry for people with a disability is available from the side entrance, by the Phoenix Café.
Tickets for our Autumn/Winter 2023 events can also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Shop, Findhorn. These will be available for purchase from early August.
Please note that there will be dancing at this event. The front two rows of seating will have ‘reserved for audience who wish to dance/restricted viewing’ signage.