It’s a long overdue blog to tell you what’s going on! There’s plenty of news so here we go…
NEW ALBUM WITH BROOKS WILLIAMS
Firstly, there’s a new album on the albums page of this site! I am very excited indeed to tell you all about my brand new album with the legendary Brooks Williams. Brooks is an incredible American singer/guitarist who is now based in these parts. I’ve been wanting to play with Brooks for years so it’s a real thrill to be doing just that.
As many of you know, during lockdown I did umpteen split screen videos and of all of them, the one with this guy was the one everybody talked about and said we should do more…so we have. We’ve been doing gigs and have more on the way (see below…) and now we have the album.
BROOKS WILLIAMS & DAN WALSH AUTUMN TOUR DATES
14/10 CHESTER St Mary’s Centre
22/10 BEVERLEY St Nicholas Church
23/11 NORWICH Louis Marchesi
24/11 BASINGSTOKE The Anvil
25/11 DONCASTER Roots Music Club
26/11 FULBOURN, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
03/12 BLYTH Royal Lightship
09/12 GREAT EASTON, LEICESTERSHIRE Village Hall
NEW SOLO ALBUM ON THE WAY
After the success of my book O’Neill’s Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo, I am delighted to say a recording of all the tunes will be available as my new solo album! This is basically the album I’ve been wanting to make my whole career! It’s these wonderful tunes that inspired me to play banjo in the first place played clawhammer style with guitar accompaniment. It’s simple but I’m so happy with it and I can’t wait for you to hear it! Release date to be revealed soon…
It’s been an amazing couple of weeks at Birmingham Symphony Hall playing Kashmiri music! I was asked by the wonderful folks of English Folk Expo to be part of the first ever collaboration of English and Kashmiri folk music. It’s myself and the legendary Alistair Anderson teaming up with Lala Qadeer and Khalil Anjum. It’s sounding great and I’m pleased to say there will be two gigs in October to showcase the results!
15 MANCHESTER Folk Festival
16 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Very best wishes,