Dan Walsh - Top UK Clawhammer Banjo Player, Guitarist and Singer


New Album

The New Album: Verging On The Perpendicular

Upcoming Gigs

  • Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

    “Absolutely terrific”

  • Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

    “A real world class banjo player”

  • Banjo Newsletter

    “One of the banjo’s true innovators”

  • Maverick

    “This artist is an inspiration”

  • Bright Young Folk

    “No genre out of his reach, incredible talent”

  • Living Tradition

    “If one name is synonymous with the revival of interest in the banjo, it’s Dan Walsh”

  • Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

    “Incredibly gifted – if anyone has the opportunity to see him they must”

  • Uncut

    “The real deal, a demon picker”

  • Froots

    “Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant”

  • Morning Star

    “Matches up virtuoso playing with winning songwriting”

  • Acoustic Magazine

    “Breathtaking and wonderful”

  • R2

    “His banjo playing is second to none in the UK and he’d put many to shame in the US too”

  • Rock Society

    “Staggering virtuoso picking, an excellent voice and finely crafted lyrics”

Dan Walsh - Top UK Clawhammer Banjo Player

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



Jan 13

Solo, Inverness

January 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Feb 13

Solo, Montreal, Canada

February 13, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Feb 19

with Alistair Anderson, London

February 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Feb 21

with Alistair Anderson, York

February 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Feb 23