Dan Walsh Trio announce spring tour dates

Dan Walsh Trio
Photograph by Kate Gallow

After a mammoth solo world tour promoting the release of the critically acclaimed Verging On The Perpendicular album, BBC Folk Award nominee Dan Walsh’s annual UK tour offers an exciting change for 2018 seeing the launch of the all-new Dan Walsh Trio. This exciting new outfit sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long-time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. Although a few favourites from Dan’s previous highly praised albums will be in the set, the gigs are mostly to be shaped around brand new and innovative material. At the heart of the trio’s sound is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is sure to be a truly memorable live show featuring three of the most in demand musicians on the folk scene today.

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Dan Walsh Trio UK Tour Dates

20 April COVENTRY Big Comfy Bookshop
https://www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk/ 07396 029448

04 May DERBYSHIRE North Wingfield Resource Centre http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk/ 01246 856451

08 May STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre
https://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/en-GB/shows/dan%20walsh%20trio%20with%20support%20from%20kyshona/info
01785 619080

11 May KINGSWINFORD Woodman Folk Club http://www.woodmanfolk.co.uk/ 01384 560462

12 May PEAK DISTRICT Alstonefield Village Hall
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/420258 01335310121

15 May DARTFORD Dartford Folk Club http://www.dartfordfolk.org.uk/ 01322 277218

16 May LONDON Slaughtered Lamb
http://www.folkonmonday.co.uk/dan-walsh-trio/ 020 7253 1516

17 May WINCHESTER Hyde Tavern https://www.hydetavern.co.uk/ 01962 862592

18 May BURTON ON TRENT Burton Folk Club http://burtonfolkclub.org.uk/

19 May GUILDFORD Trinity Folk Festival (12pm) http://www.trinityfolkfestival.co.uk/

19 May STAFFORDSHIRE Chebsey Parish Hall (Solo) http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk/ 01785 760660

20 May OXFORD Holywell Music Rooms
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/423382 ​07464 252847

22 May NEWCASTLE The Cumberland Arms 0191 265 725 http://www.wegottickets.com/

23 May SHEFFIELD The Greystones http://www.wegottickets.com/event/426595

24 May BISHOPS CASTLE Sparc Theatre http://www.sparctheatre.co.uk/ 01588 630321

25 May OSWESTRY Willow Gallery http://www.willowgalleryoswestry.org/ 01691 657575

29 May LEICESTER The Musician http://www.greenbirdpromotions.net/ 07775 896681

20 June PRESTON Willows Folk Club www.thewillowsfolkclub.co.uk 01253 640959

Dan Walsh: new album – Incidents & Accidents

Released March 16th on Rooksmere Records

Photograph by Sean Elliot
Photograph by Sean Elliot

 

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.

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as ‘The real deal’ in UNCUT magazine. To date he has released two critically acclaimed solo albums and has toured the world including visits to Canada, Norway, Germany, India and New Zealand and of course has played solo at venues and festivals across the UK. Having made his name with the duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage and on record with the Levellers and Seth Lakeman, this unique and eclectic musician continues to stun audiences across the world.

His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the UFQ, including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard.

‘The real deal, a demon picker’UNCUT
‘Incredibly gifted, you must see him’ BBC RADIO 2
‘Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant’fRoots

Artist’s website: http://www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk/

If you would like to order a copy of the album (in CD or Vinyl), download it or just listen to snippets of selected tracks (track previews are usually on the download page) then click on the banner link below to be taken to our associated partner Amazon’s website. Buying through Amazon on folking.com helps us to recover a small part of our running costs, so please order anything you need as every little purchase helps us.

‘Time To Stay’ from Incidents & Accidents: