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Jan31

Roman Rhodes & The Born Again Pagans: 13th Amendment

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka

January 31st is the Anniversary of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. abolishing slavery. As Pagans we celebrate the freedom and respect the rights of all peoples. Come celebrate this historic day with us at the Blarney Stone, where travelers from around the world mingle, mix and drink to music.

Pagans Lineup:
Moray Crawford: Drums;
Kim Kanel: Harmonica & Vocals;
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar;
Roman Rhodes: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar;
Mark Williams: Bass.

Jan17

Roman Rhodes & The Born Again Pagans

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka

In January one should celebrate the return of the Sun as they do in Patras, Greece on January 17th, with the thousands of years old carnival of the sun, a festival of dancing, drinking, treasure hunting and merry making. It ends with the Burning of the King. There are kings in need of burning! Come merry make, dance, drink and celebrate with the Pagans at the Blarney Stone!

Lineup: Moray Crawford: Drums;
Kim Kanel: Harmonica, Vocals;
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar;
Roman Rhodes: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar;
Mark Williams: Bass

Dec31

New Years Eve Bash!

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Murphy's Irish Pub, 〒542-0085 Osaka, Chuo Ward, 5, 心斎橋筋1丁目5-2 2F , Osaka, Osaka

New Year's Eve is always a gas at Murphy's with local nationals and expats and travellers from around the world coming in to celebrate in true multicultural/ international style. The Pagans provide the sound track with their excellent mix of 60s & 70s classics, recent hits, and plenty of powerful originals. And on this night

Original Pagan's Bass player Mark Williams is back. Longtime favourite Moray Crawford on Drums. Tsuyoshi Matsuo's blues cry on electric, and yours truly, Roman Rhodes.

Dec27

Toji to Shogatsu: Pagans Live

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Highlander, 1-10-1 Muranakacho, Izumi, Osaka

A night at the Highlander is always full of fun, dancing, and the generous warmth of the owners, Kay and Dave Shewan. Roman Rhodes is back at Highlander for the Holiday Season with Koji Masuda on lead doing a pagans duo. Tons of originals and Beatles as promised. Enjoy the holidays with great people, beer and Music at he Highlander in Izumi Fuchu.

Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Vocals, Guitar

Dec20

Happy Solstice

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka, Osaka

Christmas was and is Pagan festival, celebrating the Solstice and the last harvest! Come enjoy Saturnalian fun with great beer, people and the music of the Pagans! Pagan Christmas carols, 60s classics and original songs!

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals
Kim Kanel: Harmonica, Vocals, & light percussion
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Main vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Mark Williams: Bass (maybe)

Free

Dec14

Advent of the Sun

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Murphy's Irish Pub, 〒542-0085 Osaka, Chuo Ward, 5, 心斎橋筋1丁目5-2 2F , Osaka, Osaka

The Pagans are back at Murphy's to celebrate the coming Solstice! Only 8 days! With Mark Williams on bass we are almost back to our ancient original lineup! Come celebrate the return of the sun with music, drinks and people who will warm your bones and make you dance!

Moray Crawford: Drums & Backing Vocals Kim Kanel: Harmonica, Vocals & Percussion Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar Roman Rhodes: Main Vocals and Acoustic Guitar Mark Williams: Bass (Maybe)

Nov15

Shichi-Go-San

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka, Osaka

Seventy-Fifty-Thirty, whatever your age, come and celebrate growing older and growing up at the Blarney with the wise and wild music of the Pagans. Great beer and people always at the Blarney!

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals Kim Kanel: Harmonica, Vocals, & light percussion Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Main vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Nov2

Rugballeen: Final Game

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Coolabah, Chuo-ku Nishi, Shinsaibashi 2 Chome 6-3, Osaka, Osaka-fu

With Japan Hosting the Rugby World Cup, the Pagans have been entertaining Rugby fans and players all fall. Andy always put son a great scene at the Aussi-Kiwi Coolabah. The 2nd will be particularly wild as the England vs. South Africa final will put English fans against everyone else, and the Halloween die hards come dressed, half-dressed or undressed! Come drink, dance and celebrate after the game with the Pagans at Coolabah. DJ Carl will also be there. Great music, people and Beer!

Moray Crawford: Percussion
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Vocals and Acoustic.

Oct26

Season of the Witch

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Murphy's Irish Pub, 〒542-0085 Osaka, Chuo Ward, 5, 心斎橋筋1丁目5-2 2F , Osaka, Osaka

Come Celebrate Rugballeen! The Pagans will kick off Halloween after the England-New Zealand Rugby match! Osaka's world famous wild Halloween will be celebrated early and late and again, as the costumed, semi-costumed and barely clothed parade the streets and bars. Murphy's is always a main stop. Come enjoy this ancient pagan festival of Samhain at Murphy's with great beer, music and people!

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Main vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Oct18

Sweet Potatoes

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka, Osaka

It's Sweet potato harvest time in Japan. Rhodes is right off his farm and onto the stage with The Pagans at the Blarney for our monthly performance. Come listen and look at dem Sweet Potatoes. The best dancer wins a bag. As always great beer, great music, great people at the Blarney Stone.

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals
Frank Daulton: Bass (No more) BASELESS
Kim Kanel: Harmonica, Vocals, & light percussion
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Main vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Sep20

Fall Equinox, Fall Equally

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka, Osaka

The Fall equinox is a time to celebrate equality with all living things. The Autumn, the fall from grace, the cooling. The times. Embrace the fall from grace, and in true equality lets stop the fall of nature due to greed. With wisdom, insight, and music to heal your soul, The Pagans are back to bring in the fall with great music, people and drink at the Blarney Stone Shinsaibashi.

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals
Frank Daulton: Bass
Kim Kanel: Harmonica, Vocals, & light percussion
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Main vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Aug17

OBON LIVE

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WeBase 京都, Iwatoyama 436-1, Kyoto, Kyoto

Obon is the the festival of the dead. Time to worship ancestors and celebrate life. Come with celebrate with the pagans and learn the Bon Odori (Dance of the spirits) from the We Base staff. We Base puts on a great spread and travellers from around the world gather and meet among good food and music. Introduced by the band Shrine--Roman's second band with Reika Kawakami on Cello, Sado Fumihiko on violin, and Nori-shun Tsujimori on drums. Then part time pagans and full-time professional jazz musicians Kondo Tetuso, Larry Ransome will join Roman for a special pagan performance.

Fumihiko Sado: Violin
Tetsuo Kondo: Bass
Larry Ransome: Jembe
Roman Rhodes: Guitar, Vocals.

Aug16

After the Dance, Dance On

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka, Osaka

Obon. Don't stop dancing, come on down and celebrate life and death and life again, with the Born Again Pagans. お盆踊りKeep on dancing. Great Beer, music and People at the Blarney Stone.

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals
Frank Daulton: Bass
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Main vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Aug3

The Pagans Go to the Moon

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Man on the Moon, 下京区烏丸通高辻下る因幡堂町713番地井筒因幡堂町ビル 1F, Kyoto, Japan 600-8022, Kyoto

With the anniversary of the moon landings at hand, it's appropriate, The Born Again Pagans go play at the Man in the Moon in Kurasuma, Kyoto. Come and enjoy great music, beer and people and reach for the moon! Free!

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals
Frank Daulton: Bass
Roman Rhodes: Main vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Aug2

International Beer Day

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Highlander, 1-10-1 Muranakacho, Izumi, Osaka

Many countries around the world celebrate this day, some on different days, some everyday. Come celebrate international beer day at the Highlander Pub in Izumi Fuchu! Great beer, great people, and Great music with the Pagans duo Matsuo & Rhodes.

Tsuyoshi Matsuo: Electric Guitar
Roman Rhodes: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar

Jul19

Summer Heat Wave: Crisis What Crisis?

The Blarney Stone, B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka, Osaka, Shinsaibashi

Temperatures and Seas are rising. Don't drink to forget, drink to remember, release, reinvent and reinvigorate yourself to fight with the pagans for the environment. Singing their original brand of eco-rock, the pagans are at the Blarney for their regular monthly gig. Come on by, cool down and pick yourself up.

Moray Crawford: Drums Frank Daulton: Bass Kim Kanel: Harmonica and Vocals Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar Roman Rhodes: Main vocal and rhythym guitar.

Jul13

Sea Days: And the Band Plays on

Murphy's Irish Pub, 〒542-0085 Osaka, Chuo Ward, 5, 心斎橋筋1丁目5-2 2F , Osaka, Osaka

It too often feels that spaceship earth is the Titanic and yet we play on. We must keep the music and the message going! Come and rescue yourself with the music of the pagans, great people and beer at Murphy's Irish pub. You can't save others if you're drowning in sorrows. Support the band and get life support with the pagans!

Moray Crawford: Drums & backing vocals. Frank Daulton: Bass Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar Roman Rhodes: main Vocals and Acoustic guitar.

Tanabata Live

WeBase 京都, Iwatoyama 436-1, Kyoto, Kyoto

Free

Canada Day Live

Slices, Yoshimoto Building 1F 2-3-21 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, OSaka-fu

Free

Midsummer Night Dreams

The Blarney Stone, B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka, Osaka, Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Free