With Carmina at the Maze


You are warmly invited us with our good friends Carmina at the Maze on July 8th. Tickets £10.

Tickets re available online here.

Carmina began their career in Bristol in the 1990’s; since then they have toured all over the world and recorded five albums, two of which were produced by Irish music legend Donal Lunny. Their music is an intoxicating blend of Celtic-inspired themes and jazz improvisation, woven together in powerful original songs. The line-up for the Maze features the band’s founder members and songwriters Pippa Marland (vocals, saxes, whistles) and Rob King (acoustic guitar, bodhran) with long-time Carmina member Paul Bradley on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars. The trio will be playing material from their new album ‘Landmarks’ along with other songs from their extensive repertoire.
‘Glorious… gorgeously haunting’ – Time Out

Free download of ‘This Day’

This Day


We’re pleased to re-issue Phil’s 2005 CD ‘This Day’ as a free download. This 14 track album of original songs and settings features band favourites such as ‘County Cork to Downeast Maine’, ‘Dunmanus Bay’ and ‘Crossing Brooklyn Bridge’. It’s produced by Frank McCarthy and features Steve & Penny Benford, Chris Pitcher, Milli Galgut, Rick Dizon and Ali Dennis.

You can download all 14 tracks free from Soundcloud at this link.

8/10 Review on Americana UK

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Thanks Muff Fitzgerald for this lovely review. Well more of a full-on psychoanalysis of Phil really.

“Looking into Langran’s brain is rather like looking into the Chauvet Cave with a torch. Marvels that shimmer with great beauty are painted on the walls of his occipital lobe, reflected in the flickering flames of his calming songs. Beautiful plumes rise and billow with the wind and then disperse like motes of dust. Just like us.”



Four Star Review in R2

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Thanks to Ian Taylor of R2 – Rock’n’Reel – magazine for reviewing the Distance.

“It is hard, however, to single out highlights on an album packed with them, and which has no weak link”

“The intelligence, emotion, poetry and poignancy in his writing and performance is there for all to hear. Compelling stuff.”


Last call for this weekend’s gigs with the brilliant singer/songwriter duo Plumhall: “Like watching Springsteen and Emmylou – awesome”.

Sat 17 Feb: Thrumpton Village Hall, doors 7.30 – admission £10, concs £7.50 – advance bookings robertwebb18@gmail.com

Sun 18 Feb: The Star, Beeston, 7.30 – admission £6 on the door

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Folking.com review


Thanks to Mike Wistow of Folking.com for his review of The Distance.

“The songs reflect Langran’s knowledge of poetic tradition and seem like poems set to music.”

” … the ability to write songs for people to join in with is a canny skill. There is much about this album which is understated, but as I’ve kept listening, I’ve found that I hum along to many of the songs.”

Read the full review here.

BBC Introduces …

Many thanks to Dean Jackson of BBC Introducing for playing our song To Be Continued on the Beat. Thank for the great comments too … “A really good song” indeed. We hadn’t figured it could be a Christmas hit. Maybe we should remix with some sleigh bells?

Dean Jackson

The show is available on iPlayer until January 23rd.