Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra + Effra + John Langan & Alastair Caplin

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Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra
A singer of potent songs, stunning harmonica player, guitarist and producer, Jez Hellard thrives on music of all stripes. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs and reels to tango, rhumba, funk and reggae.

 

Whether he's improvising over Gypsy rhythms, stomping out fiddle tunes on the harmonica, singing a rebel ballad, or dropping fresh beats on a variety of drums, his infectious energy, skill and passion for music has gained him fans far and wide.

 

As a harmonica player, he's renowned as an adept improviser in most styles of music and loves to be put on the spot, either on stage or in the studio.

 

John Langan & Alastair Caplin
They form a dynamic duo offering a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy swing and contemporary progressive music. With a high energy delivery they present extravagant, eclectic performances with a traditional acoustic aesthetic and a remarkably big sound. Since winning the Danny Kyle Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2008, the John Langan Band have built a committed fan base. Highlight performances include supporting Show of Hands at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, as part of Celtic Connections, supporting Capercaillie at Lomond Folk Festival and main stage slots at Eden, Knockengorroch and the Big Tent Festival. Their debut E.P was a best-seller at the Royal Concert Hall in 2009.

 

Effra
A musical mash-up of traditional styles, improvisation and virtuosity from Britain to the Balkans and everywhere in between. We provide our audience with racy dance sets, soulful tunes, killing instrumentals and foot-tapping brilliance.


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