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02/10 - Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset…/eve…/urban-folk-quartet/

09/10 - St Andrew's Church, Bedford…/music-at-st-andrews-bedfo…

17/10 - Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford…/the%20urb…/info

22/10 - Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

30/10 - Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury

01/11 - Hitchin Folk Club, Hertfordshire

12/11 - Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk…/…/11/12/the-urban-folk-quartet/

13/11 - Roots Music Club, Doncaster

15/11 - Poppy Folk Club, Nottingham

17/11 - Dartford Folk Club

20/11 - Hagges, Denmark

21/11 - Halkaer Kro, Denmark

26/11 - The Barn, Baston nr Peterborough

27/11 - Chebsey Parish Hall, Staffordshire

28/11 - Alstonefield Village Hall, Peak District

29/11 - St Swithun's Institute, Worcester

18/12 - Colston Hall, Bristol (Sheelanagig Christmas Shindig)…/sheelanagigs-christmas-shindig/

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 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 on stage and on record with 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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  • Plastic bag 'problems'...

    I can honestly say in the pantheon of things about England that has riled me in recent years, there aren't all that many that come close to the reaction of some to this introduction of the 5p charge for carrier bags. I was genuinely flabbergasted last night when I listened to the radio in my car and there was a man who phoned in complaining bitterly about the expense and inconvenience that would be coming his way and how it would make a difference to family budgets. There was then the presenter Stephen Nolan actually refusing to believe a text from a listener saying that she always carried a couple of bags around in her handbag. Yes because that is so unthinkable isn't it?

    It is absolutely clear, and has been for some time, that plastic bags are an environmental menace ending up on landfill sites or worse strewn over canals and countryside. Anything that will genuinely help reduce their usage is surely only a good thing and what's more the rest of the UK (and Ireland) have already proved that charging a small fee for carrier bags works. The statistics do not lie!

    Just what makes English people think that they are entitled to get free carrier bags with every shop anyway. Somebody has to make them and you pay for everything else don't you?! What next, mushrooms should be exempt from charges because your third son doesn't like them? The Daily Mirror today ran an article about the monstrosity Read more...