The Langer's Ball

The Langer's Ball

 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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The 5-piece Irish Punk band "The Langer's Ball puts down some really great tunes with strong vocals & skillful instrumentation." Celtophilia says: "Check out The Langer’s Ball post haste, right freaking now!" & PaddyRock & Shite'n'Onions put thier latest CD in their top 3 for best of 2012

Biography

Good. Irish. Music.

The Langers Ball has been performing since 2007, with their first album release in 2008, they were hailed as "...A Band To Watch" by PaddyRock.com. And watch people did! Called The Punk Rock Pogues, their music has been described as Straight ahead, no-frills Irish ballads with just a hint of razor blades, safety pins and American rock 'n' roll". Their latest album The Devil or the Barrel earned them a top spot on virtually every Irish music writer, podcaster & bloggers best of 2012 list. As a reviewer in London says about TLB Showing no signs of stopping or slowing downput your best dancing shoes on because The Langers Ball are in town and theres no excuse for sitting down. (TLB) are swigging Jamesons and writing some of the best Celtic punk you may ever listen to.

Last year TLB headlined Celtic Festivals in Iowa, South Dakota and Connecticut as well as performing at several others as support for their headliners.  In the past 3 years, The Langer's Ball has played the following Festivals:
  Irish Fair of MN, Saint Paul, MN
  Oshkosh Irish Fest, Oshkosh, WI
  Irishfest LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
  Iowa Irish Fest, Waterloo, IA (7 years running at that festival)
  Lawler Irish Fest, Lawler, IA
  Pipes in the Valley, Hartford CT
  Missoula Irish Fest, Missoula, MT
  Weston Irish Fest, Weston, MO
  Kansas City Highland Games, Kansas City, MO
  Shamrockfest, Kansas City, MO
  NE South Dakota Celtic Faire, Sioux Falls, SD
  and lots and lots of clubs and pubs!


Discography

"7 Year Itch", EP 2014 Download Only

"The Devil or the Barrel", 2012 New Folk Records

"Live: Drunk, Sick, Tired", 2011 Independent release

"Ships Are Sailing", 2009 Independent release

"As I Roved Out", 2008, Independent release

Set List

The Langer's Ball plays traditional and contemporary Irish Music. With over 4 hours of material, the sets can vary in both lenght and content depending upon what is called for. Their recording shows a brief variety of the diversity, from Steve Earle's "The Galway Girl" to the pub tunes "Mick McGuire" And "The Jolly Beggarman" to a bit of Trad with their sets of Jigs, Slides and Polkas.
Here is the full playlist that is currently played:
1. 52 VINCENT
2. AS I ROVED OUT
3. BACK HOME IN DERRY
4. THE BANKS OF THE ROSES
5. THE JOLLY BEGGARMAN
6. BOTANY BAY
7. AIRE: BYGONE DAYS
8. CHARLIE HUNTER’S JIG
9. STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN
10. CROOKED JACK/THE FERMOY LASSES
11. POLKAS: DENIS MURPHY'S/JOHN RYAN'S
12. DIRTY OLD TOWN
13. FAIRYTALE OF NY
14. GALWAY GIRL
15. GALWAY RACES
16. JIGS: GLENDART/BANSHEE/RAMBLES
17. JOHNNY IS A ROVING BLADE
18. IT'S A HARD LIFE WHEREVER YOU GO
19. I’LL TELL ME MA
20. I’M A MAN YOU DON’T MEET EVERYDAY
21. HORNPIPES: KITTY'S WEDDING/GALWAY
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