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


New Album

The New Album: Verging On The Perpendicular

Upcoming Gigs

  • Froots

    “Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant”

  • Banjo Newsletter

    “One of the banjo’s true innovators”

  • Acoustic Magazine

    “Breathtaking and wonderful”

  • Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

    “Absolutely terrific”

  • Living Tradition

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

  • Maverick

    “This artist is an inspiration”

  • Uncut

    “The real deal, a demon picker”

  • Morning Star

    “Matches up virtuoso playing with winning songwriting”

  • 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”

  • Rock Society

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

  • Bright Young Folk

    “No genre out of his reach, incredible talent”

  • Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6

    “A real world class banjo player”

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



Sat 17

Urban Folk Quartet, Old Bakery, Truro

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun 18

Urban Folk Quartet, Devon

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 22

Urban Folk Quartet, Leek

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 24

Solo, Blaxhall, Suffolk

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dec 01