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JACK AND MIKE LANGLEY

A Hobbit’s Second Irish Breakfast, A Night of Irish Songs with Mike Langley

Keep those St. Paddy’s celebrations going with Siouxland’s own sing- er-songwriter Mike Langley as he returns to WITCC for another spar- kling evening of songs from the Emerald Isle!

On his tours across the pond, Mike has found Ireland to be not only a beautiful spot on the globe to reconnect with family and find new friendship, but also a state of mind to carry along in one’s travels, as a talisman of the power of the human spirit.

Along with selections from the catalog of Irish evergreens and assorted gems from jam sessions in the pubs, Mike will perform original songs from his albums, “Cheers Love,” “Songs From the Future,” “For Real” and “Milky Way Home.” Mike’s own songs have been inspired by his travels through County Clare, Galway, Connemara, Westport, Ballina, Clare and Achill Islands of Clew Bay, Dublin, Killarney, Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula, Sligo and Donegal. Mike recently sang a set of his own songs for The Acoustic Yard Sessions in Matt Molloy’s Pub in Westport, which was broadcast on Irish TV, and has been a guest on Radio Westport.

Ireland waits with warm welcomes and great music at every stop along the way and an open invitation to come back for more! 

TUESDAY, MARCH 19; 7 P.M. 
Location: Cargill Auditorium, Entrance 14, Lot 4
Fee: no charge / Max: 200
Lifelong Learning membership not required 

 

Singin’ My Songs, Babe, A Concert of Langley Originals with Jack and Mike Langley

Sioux City’s own Jack and Mike Langley, father and son, have always been first and foremost songwriters, by nature, history and definition. Their original song catalogs make up a vast archive on vinyl, cassette, cd, video, virtual media, and most indelibly in the ears of countless friends and fans, spanning now seven decades of faithful support!

From the fifties of rock and roll through the sixties and seventies, the Nashville years of gigging six nights a week at Ireland’s restaurant off Music Row, and “chasing the phantom of fame” with hometown friend Danny Matousek, Jack has truly lived the life of “a picker, a rhymer, a poet, songwriter.” In the 1990’s, he joined Mike in Vienna, Austria, for a summer of gigs and a live album, European Reunion Tour (a double album with 26 Jack Langley originals). Through the Aughts and the Teens he has kept his song diary, and has perennially earned national honors for his albums, produced and recorded on Mike’s record label.

True to family tradition, Mike Langley has cultivated a song index not easily fathomed. Archiving his late brother Jon Langley’s music, as well as his own recorded song history, Mike is in charge of nothing less than a gargantuan amount of material, as official custodian of, and lifelong contributor to, the Langley archives.

In recent years, Mike’s songs are frequently played on global radio, from Seattle to Boston to Toronto, and across the pond to Ireland, the UK and Germany. His 30-song “Collection 2018” is available on multiple online platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, etc.

Both Jack and Mike Langley have been inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame. 

TUESDAY, MAY 14; 7 P.M. 
Location: Cargill Auditorium, Entrance 14, Lot 4
Fee: no charge / Max: 200
Lifelong Learning membership not required 

 

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