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

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The New Album: O'Neill's Tunes

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  • Living Tradition

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

  • R2

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

  • Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

    “A real world class banjo player”

  • Uncut

    “The real deal, a demon picker”

  • Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

    “Absolutely terrific”

  • Maverick

    “This artist is an inspiration”

  • Bright Young Folk

    “No genre out of his reach, incredible talent”

  • Froots

    “Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant”

  • Janice Long, BBC Radio 2

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

  • Acoustic Magazine

    “Breathtaking and wonderful”

  • Morning Star

    “Matches up virtuoso playing with winning songwriting”

  • Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland

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

  • Banjo Newsletter

    “One of the banjo’s true innovators”

  • Rock Society

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

Dan Walsh - Top UK Clawhammer Banjo Player

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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 seven solo albums to much critical acclaim. Most recently he returned to his first love and recorded ‘O’Neill’s Tunes’ – a collection of traditional Irish tunes played in his unique take on clawhammer style which was described as ‘expertly played’ and ‘difficult to find any fault with’ by Songlines magazine as well as receiving airplay on BBC Radio 2. 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 two banjo tablature books including a very successful book of clawhammer arrangements of Irish folk tunes which inspired the O’Neill’s album.

He is also an in demand session musician and has recently worked with Universal Studios for an upcoming film soundtrack. He has also performed on stage or on record with the likes of Joss Stone, Ward Thomas, Imelda May, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman. Both solo and as a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

More about Dan here

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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