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Nominated for best musician at this year's BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). He now has three critically acclaimed solo albums with new album Incidents and Accidents lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

Dan Walsh uses Deering banjos, D'addario strings and Freshman guitars

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  • The time anyone?

    Dear all,

    Well I'm running about like a bluebottle with the runs just lately but all in the name of my ludicrous career choice. So dating back, the UFQ tour finished with cracking gigs in Maldon, Moreton and Chester. The first named has been a long time favourite of ours at the town hall thanks to the wonderful Barrie and Nicki of MAC Theatre who put on wonderful gigs. Moreton is a village just 20 minutes from my home and thanks to Tricia and Tony who do a wonderful job of bringing music to rural Staffordshire/Shropshire/Whichever-county-it-falls-in. Then it was to Chester to play Alexander's and we had an absolute cracker in a venue that's had a real lift since new manager Jamie came in. All in all, a bloody marvellous end to a bloody marvellous tour.

    In between some of those gigs was an appearance at Todmorden festival with the legendary Alistair Anderson which was a lot of fun as always. Then sandwiched in between the UFQ tour and the beginning of my tour came a weekend trip to Austria for a one off gig with superb harmonica player Lee Sankey who after a decade of relentless touring decided to go down the business route but is occasionally persauded out of retirement as he was here. We had a great time and the scenery was lovely. I also managed to fit in an open top bus gig on Llandudno pier. I don't know if any of you have ever been to Llandudno pier. It gets quite cold. It was quite cold. But I had fun.

    Then my tour began up in Bridlington in Yorkshire. It was a cracking night and great to catch up with the lovely Edwina Hayes (check out her stuff if you haven't already) although in the end my original tour plan of doing that gig and staying up in Yorkshire with some family/friends until my gig in Kirkby Fleetham a few days later was thrown out by a trip to the Royal Albert Hall for the Folk Awards thanks to my nomination. Still, if you're looking Read more...