Incidents and Accidents


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‘a shift in focus towards the importance of lyrics but no sense of playing down his ever brilliant banjo playing”shows Dan’s versatility in the most persausive light’ (FROOTS)

‘Absolutely terrific’ (MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2)

‘Proves he can match up virtuoso playing with winning songwriting’ (MORNING STAR)

‘This artist and this album are an inspiration. Get it. Hear it. Treasure it’ (MAVERICK)

Staggering virtuoso picking, an excellent voice and finely crafted lyrics’ (ROCK SOCIETY)

‘His banjo playing is second to none on the UK scene and he’d put many to shame in the US too’ (R2)

‘A must for your collection’ (LIVING TRADITION)

‘the voice has an appealing catch and when the fingers touch the strings, there are angels in the architecture’ (FATEA)

‘A banjo masterclass’ (SONGLINES)

‘Clawhammer is his forte and he shows it to fine advantage’ (ACOUSTIC)

‘A perfect blend of breathtaking playing with a gift for telling a story making for an exceptional record all round’ (FOLK RADIO)

‘A must have addition to any self discerning music fan’s collection’ (RHYTHM AND BOOZE)

‘A collection of the finest tunes you’ll hear this year’ (ARTREE)

INCIDENTS & ACCIDENTS is the highly anticipated follow up to Dan Walsh’s critically acclaimed SAME BUT DIFFERENT album release. On the new album we get to hear Dan in a more stripped back format with just a few guest appearances from Patsy Reid (fiddle), Nic Zuppardi (mandolin), Mark Hutchinson (percussion/vocals) and Canadian singer Meaghan Blanchard. The album was also produced by Mark Hutchinson at his Rooksmere Studios, known for producing albums by Blair Dunlop, Fabian Holland and of course Walsh & Pound. There are seven songs and four instrumentals. The song lyrics are a major focus on this album but there is still plenty of Dan’s signature fast and furious banjo playing to keep the fans happy. Of the livelier songs Time To Stay tells of Dan’s mixed emotions of moving back to his home town of Stafford after six years living in Newcastle upon Tyne along with the bluegrass inspired Lost Rambler , showing his love of the mountain music minor tunings. Of the slower songs, the contemplative Dancing In The Wind and The Song Always Stays are perfect examples, the former telling of a moving moment on a family holiday in Ireland and the latter relates to Dan and Nic Zuppardi’s experience of playing a gig to Scottish singer Glen Mason in a Surrey care home and rekindling his love of singing and performing in his twilight years. Dan originally started playing banjo due to his love of Scottish and Irish jigs and reels and the aptly named The Tune Set contains four tunes from a slow air building right up to a fast and furious reel with names inspired from touring from the Isle of Barra to New Zealand. To complete the musical world tour, Whiplash Reel displays Dan’s new found passion for Indian classical music.