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11/01 Writers Block, Fremantle, WA
12/01 Wanneroo Folk Club, Perth, WA
13/01 Bindoon Hall, Bindoon, WA
14/01 Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA (1pm)
15/01 House Concert, Casuarina, WA
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17/01 Gaslight Club, Fremantle, WA
19-21/01 Illawarra Folk Festival, Jamberoo, NSW
21/01 Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, NSW (3pm)
25/01 Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
26/01 Braidwood Folk Club, Braidwood, NSW
27/01 Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
28/01 Live n Lounging, Campbelltown, NSW
29/01 Summer Supper Club, Maylands, WA
01/02 Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
02/02 Hills Folk Club, Perth, WA


04/02 Barrel Room, Tauranga
05/02 Nikau Cave, Nikau

07/02 Sound Lounge, Te Pahu

08/02 4th Wall, New Plymouth

09/02 Community Hall, Himatangi Beach

10/02 Bluegrass Society, Wellington

12/02 Mussel Inn, Onekaka

15/02 Le Cafe, Picton

17/02 Barrytown Hall, Barrytown

18/02 Christchurch Folk Club, Christchurch

19/02 Highfield Winery, Blenheim

20/02 Punga Cove, Marlborough Sounds

21/02 Captain's Daughter, Havelock
22/02 The Boathouse, Nelson

23/02 Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru

24/02 New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin

25/02 Fork And Tap, Queenstown (4pm)
01/03 Little Theatre, Matamata
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02/03 Katikati Folk Club, Katikati

04/03 House Concert, Hamilton (2pm)
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05/03 The Bunker, Devonport

Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). 
Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves - all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.

New album 'Verging on the Perpendicular' is Walsh's fourth solo album and again has received much critical acclaim and is accompanied by a hectic touring schedule taking in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Both solo and as a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage with Imelda May, Joss Stone and the Levellers, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

Dan Walsh is a Deering Banjos artist and also uses the Banjolit Dr Arm

11 Jan   Writers Block, Fremantle, Australia
12 Jan   Wanneroo Folk Club, Perth, Australia
13 Jan   Bindoon Hall, Bindoon, Australia
14 Jan   Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, Australia
17 Jan   Gaslight Club, Fremantle, Australia
19 Jan - 21 Jan   Illawarra Folk Festival, Jamberoo, Australia
21 Jan (1pm)   Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, Australia
25 Jan   Smiths Alternative, Canberra, Australia
26 Jan   Braidwood Folk Club, Braidwood, Australia
27 Jan   Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, Australia
28 Jan   Live n Lounging, Campbelltown, Australia
29 Jan   Summer Supper Club, Maylands, Australia
01 Feb   Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, Australia
02 Feb   Hills Folk Club, Perth, Australia
04 Feb   Hop House, Tauranga, New Zealand
05 Feb   Nikau Cave, Nikau, New Zealand
07 Feb   Sound Lounge, Te Pahu, New Zealand
08 Feb   4th Wall, New Plymouth, New Zealand
09 Feb   Bowling Club, Himatangi Beach, New Zealand
10 Feb   Bluegrass Society, Wellington, New Zealand
12 Feb   Mussel Inn, Onekaka, New Zealand
15 Feb   Le Cafe, Picton, New Zealand
16 Feb   The Boathouse, Nelson, New Zealand
17 Feb   Barrytown Hall, Barrytown, New Zealand
18 Feb   Christchurch Folk Club, New Zealand
19 Feb   Highfield Winery, Blenheim, New Zealand
20 Feb   Punga Cove, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
21 Feb   Captain's Daughter, Havelock, New Zealand
23 Feb   Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand
24 Feb   New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin, New Zealand
25 Feb   Fork And Tap, Queenstown, New Zealand
01 Mar   Little Theatre, Matamata, New Zealand
02 Mar   Katikati Folk Club, Katikati, New Zealand
04 Mar   Nirvara Lounge, Hamilton, New Zealand
05 Mar   The Bunker, Devonport, New Zealand

Latest Blog

  • A week in Australia

    Dear all,

    Incredibly it's been a week since I arrived in Australia and the first half of the Western stint is done. Tomorrow I fly to Sydney to play Illawarra Folk Festival followed by gigs in Sydney, Canberra, Braidwood, Upper Lansdowne and Camden before returning to the west for three more gigs before heading to New Zealand.

    It's been a mightily enjoyable trip. After the hotel check in drama it was straight into action at the Writers Block in Fremantle, a songwriting focussed gig with quite a few other acts on the bill. I really enjoyed what I heard and of course it was good to finally play here. I was pretty fried I have to say – normally it only takes me a day to get over jetlag but I had a hard time shaking it off this time I must confess. Still much fun was had and this excellent shot captured the glamour of my life – tea brought to the stage. Sometimes I just don't know how the world copes with my rock'n'roll...

    I've been mostly been staying with the Ralphs (that is their surname, I don't mean there's a house full of people called Ralph) who have been wonderful hosts and made me feel very at home. Between them they've been to quite a few of my shows while I've been here too! Next on that list of shows was Wanneroo Folk Club which was a really great night. Superb support was provided by the exquisite Read more...