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The Langan Band + John Fairhurst & Joe Strouzer + DJ Jake Pike

November 21, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - November 22, 2015 @ 2:00 am

High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, taking traditional acoustic idioms and delivering with punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. The Langan Band are a dynamic three piece offering a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Gypsy Swing, Roma and Flamenco. 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 John 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!






Wigan native Fairhurst has been honing his craft on the road combining his passions for people and music for years. The result is an awe inspiring wall of sound rooted in his northern blues background with gritty mournful deep-south attitude and a voice to carry it home.

John Fairhurst is a phenomenon known as ‘Clapton’s Son’ or the Wigan Jimi Hendrix…Audiences are blown away by his ability to channel rock and roll greats into a modern and really jumping sound”

Chris Tofu – Island Records/ Continental Drifts

A harmonica player, blues shouter and guitar picker, Joe Strouzer sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between and, of course, gives the occasional impression of a freight train…

“The only British guy I’ve ever liked” Blind Texas Marlin

The ultimate blues duo John & Joe reunite with Joe on harmonica, John singing and blasting out blues guitar, and the wonderful Felix Weldon (Rum Buffalo) on drums! Check out John & Joe in action here.





This ‘funked up’ party DJ is no stranger to the festival scene, playing anything Bassy, Groovy and Booty Shaking for your listening pleasure! If you’re after some relief from a painful week, DJ Jake Pike is the guy to work his musical healing powers…





Ruth Bloomers, Small World resident and bloomin’ marvellous ecclectic selector plays gypsy, swing, ska and anything weird and wonderful to swing your pants to! Extra frills guaranteed..



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Free before 8pm, £7 after

The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm

Music starts from 8pm



November 21, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
November 22, 2015 @ 2:00 am