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20 April COVENTRY Big Comfy Bookshop (Solo)
07396 029448
04 May DERBYSHIRE North Wingfield Resource Centre
01246 856451
08 May STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre…/dan%20wal…/info
01785 619080
10 May NORWICH Louis Marchesi
11 May KINGSWINFORD Woodman Folk Club
01384 560462
12 May PEAK DISTRICT Alstonefield Village Hall
15 May DARTFORD Dartford Folk Club
01322 277218
16 May LONDON Slaughtered Lamb
020 7253 1516
17 May WINCHESTER Hyde Tavern
01962 862592
18 May BURTON ON TRENT Burton Folk Club
19 May GUILDFORD Trinity Folk Festival (12pm)
19 May STAFFORDSHIRE Chebsey Parish Hall (Solo)
01785 760660
20 May OXFORD Holywell Music Rooms
07464 252847
22 May NEWCASTLE The Cumberland Arms
0191 265 1725
23 May SHEFFIELD The Greystones
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24 May BISHOPS CASTLE Sparc Theatre
01588 630321
25 May OSWESTRY Willow Gallery
01691 657575
29 May LEICESTER The Musician
07775 896681
20 June PRESTON Willows Folk Club
01253 640959

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

  • Some dreams do come true...

    Dear all,

    Hope you had a lovely Easter and April thus far (man it's moving fast isn't it?!). My first ever trio tour is drawing ever nearer, do please get your tickets for the gigs. It makes my life a lot more relaxing :) See the homepage for all the details. Don't forget to catch UFQ as well we're in Bristol, Chester and France before the month's out and I even squeeze in a vist to Ibiza, yes IBIZA before the trio fun begins. Those of you know me will be thinking 'of all the people likely to visit Ibiza, I would put Dan Walsh just about last on the list'. And you'd be right. But I am playing the Costa del Folk festival (yes that really is a thing) with the legendary Alistair Anderson. Not a sentence I ever thought I'd say.

    Anyway to bring you up to speed, I had a cracking gig at the Maverick in Stourbridge. I play very few pubs these days as I'm trying to get you all to pay to see me (!) but this is a belting little place and this is the second time I've done it. It's rather handily got a great room music fans cram into to listen and I had a really wonderful time at this one. Then it was off to Walton Hall Read more...