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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



www.deeringbanjos.com
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VERGING ON THE PERPENDICULAR RELEASED 28TH APRIL

UK TOUR

April


19 SITTINGBOURNE Dog Gone Roots
https://www.dancingdogsaloon.co.uk/

20 BURNHAM ON SEA Ritz Acoustic Club
https://sites.google.com/site/theritzacousticclub/

21 DEAL Folk Club
http://www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/

22 OXFORD Folk Weekend
http://www.folk-arts-oxford.co.uk/

23 NAILSEA Tithe Barn
http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/

27 STOURBRIDGE Katie Fitzgerald's
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/378575

28 BURTON ON TRENT Brewtown Folk Club
https://www.brewtownfolkclub.co.uk/

29 BROMYARD Conquest Theatre
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EJLHIH

30 MALDON The Sunny Sailor
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390301

MAY

01 LONDON The Green Note
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/383191

02 NORWICH The Bicycle Shop
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/395002

03 HALESWORTH Cut Arts Centre
http://newcut.org/events/entry/5501

05 THAMES DITTON Ram Folk Club
http://www.theramclub.co.uk/

06 CROYDON Stanley Halls - UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS GIG IS CANCELLED

09 STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre

https://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/en-GB/shows/dan%20walsh%202017/info

10 SHREWSBURY The Hive
https://hiveonline.cloudvenue.co.uk/danwalsh

12 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/urban-folk-night


USA TOUR

MAY

California tour dates

17 SOQUEL The Ugly Mug
http://www,fiddlingcricket.com

19 MODESTO Great Valley Songwriter Series
email for details

20 OCCIDENTAL Center For The Arts
http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/dan-walsh-banjo-master/


21 BERKELEY Sally Greenberg's

http://www.sgreenberg.org/concerts.htm

22 WILLITS Shanachie Pub
https://www.facebook.com/Shanachie-Pub-253435045583/

23 ARCATA House Concert
http://www.relevantmusic.org/CribConcerts

24 NEVADA CITY Ol' Republic Brewery
https://www.olrepublicbrewery.com/taproom


25 DAVIS House Concert
email for details

26 SAN DIEGO Folk Heritage
http://sdfolkheritage.org/

JUNE

01-04 MICHIGAN Midwest Banjo Camp
http://midwestbanjocamp.com/

UK TOUR PART 2

JUNE

07 SHEFFIELD Nether Edge Folk Club
https://netheredgefolk.club/

08 DONCASTER Brewery Tap
https://singingtogether.co.uk/

15 NEWPORT, WALES Lyceum Folk Club
http://www.lyceumfolknewport.org.uk/

16 CASLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC Banjo Jamboree
http://www.banjojamboree.cz/bj-english.php

17-18 BEVERLEY Folk Festival

http://www.beverleyfestival.com/

JULY


06 PORTSLADE Railway Roots
http://www.railwayroots.co.uk/

14-15 ANGLESEY Folk On The Farm
http://www.tyddynmon.co.uk/folkonthefarm/

22 HULL Folk and Maritime Festival
http://www.hullfolkandmaritimefestival.com/

23 CASTLE CARROCK Music On The Marr (solo and UFQ)
http://www.musiconthemarr.com/

28 ROCHDALE Touchstones

http://www.link4life.org/

30 ST BOSWELL'S Village Hall (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/405926


AUGUST

01 NEWCASTLE Mining Institute (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/390387


02 EDINBURGH House Concert (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
email for details

08 INVERNESS Black Isle (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
email for details

 

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