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


New Album

The New Album: Dan Walsh, Trio

Upcoming Gigs

  • Uncut

    “The real deal, a demon picker”

  • Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

    “A real world class banjo player”

  • Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland

    “One of the most incredible musicians I’ve heard in years”

  • Froots

    “Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant”

  • R2

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

  • Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

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

  • Bright Young Folk

    “No genre out of his reach, incredible talent”

  • Acoustic Magazine

    “Breathtaking and wonderful”

  • Rock Society

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

  • Maverick

    “This artist is an inspiration”

  • Morning Star

    “Matches up virtuoso playing with winning songwriting”

  • Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

    “Absolutely terrific”

  • Banjo Newsletter

    “One of the banjo’s true innovators”

  • Living Tradition

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

Dan Walsh - Top UK Clawhammer Banjo Player

New album ‘Trio’ available here

New book ‘Tabs From The Vaults’ available here

BBC Folk Awards Best Musician nominee 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.

Walsh has recorded five albums to much critical acclaim and he is an in demand performer with a hectic touring schedule in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and throughout Europe. He has also released his first banjo tablature book ‘Tabs From The Vaults’. 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. He also highly recommends Eagle Music Shop in Huddersfield.



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