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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). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around.

 

As well as his solo work, Dan has joined the award winning Urban Folk Quartet. He also regularly performs with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson as well as recent tours with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard. He's also been on the stage or in the studio with Seth Lakeman, the Levellers and Walsh and Pound. Both his solo albums have also received critical acclaim and extensive airplay on both sides of the Atlantic with FROOTS calling recent effort 'The Same But Different' consistently brilliant.

 

He also retains a passion for outreach work and through the prestigious Live Music Now scheme has performed throughout the UK in hospices, hospitals, special schools and care homes. He also teaches banjo both in person and over skype.

Latest Blog

  • The function of a door

    Dear all,


    I've some fabulously moving Live Music Now stories for you this week, but I've a fair number of gigs to report on so let's start with those. Also, I guess calling it this week given this is my first blog for a few week probably sounds a bit weird but there you go...


    That was unneccessary. So, gigs. First up, a visit to an old favourite The Haberdashers in Knighton. Rather than the usual room I've always played here, as it was...er...warm and a big turnout was expected the gig was moved to an outdoor marquee. Well the big turnout happened...yes my hands were bloody cold as were some of the audience but not to worry I still did a nice long set and had a cracking night so thanks very much to everyone who came out. Special thanks to Andrea and Paul who were as ever wonderful hosts.


    The next day also saw a local gig as I played as part of a tribute concert to the late Hywel Evans. Hywel was a cracking fiddler and guitarist who sadly died last year. I first met him when I started gigging aged 16 in Joxers and he was very supportive and told me if I wanted, I'd be a professional musician. I then met him frequently at various Read more...