Dan Walsh – banjo wizard back on the road

Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh returns to solo touring throughout the UK during late summer and autumn to promote the delayed release of a new live album, recorded in January 2020 in a special hometown gig in Stafford. Prior to the pandemic, Dan was one of the most in-demand performers on the folk scene with a hectic touring schedule in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Dan is also a member of the band Urban Folk Quartet.

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.

‘Detectorists’ – live on-line:


06 ALSTONEFIELD Memorial Hall (with Brooks Williams, Tom McConville and Nic Zuppardi)

07 ALSTONEFIELD Downhome Festival

18 MORECAMBE (AND ONLINE) More Music- Devonshire road, Morecambe 7.30-9.30 pm Tickets- £10 adv/ £12 door / live stream £6 info@moremusic.org.uk 01524 831997

22 WHITSTABLE Whitstable Sessions (with Brooks Williams)- St Mary’s Hall, Oxford Street, Whitstable 7-9 pm Doors 6pm. Tickets TBC info@whitstablesessions.co.uk 07895 683567


 04 WOODBRIDGE Maverick Festival

10 BRISTOL Folk House (with Della Mae)

12 SHIPLEY Live Room (with Della Mae)

16 YORK Black Swan Folk Club, Peasholme Green, York 7.30-9.30 pm Tickets- TBC blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk

17 NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE The Globe (with Alistair Anderson) The Globe, Railway street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 8pm £10 Livestream also available 0191 272 5185

18 DUNBAR Music School (with Alistair Anderson) Kings Court, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland 7.30-9.30 pm info@dunbarmusicschool.com
ticket link coming soon

23 CRAIL Folk Club (with Alistair Anderson) Town Hall, Market Gate, Crail, Scotland 7.30-9.30 anthonykingsbury@aol.com 01333 450572

29 STAFFORD Pocket Film Festival (live accompaniment to silent films!)- Gatehouse theatre, Stafford.


10 WALTON-ON-THAMES Riverhouse Barn, Walton Road, Walton-On-Thames 1-3 pm Doors open from mid day Tickets £13 01932 253354

16 HARTLEPOOL Folk Festival (Urban Folk Quartet)

21 FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts, Osborn Road, Fareham 7.30 pm Tickets £10 ashcroft@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk 01329 223100

22 NEW MILTON Forest Arts, Old Milton Road, New Milton 7.30-9.30 pm £10 forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk 01425 612393 or 01425 619983

23 ALDERSHOT West End Centre, Queens Road, Aldershot 7.30-9.30 pm £10 west.end.centre@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk 01252 408040

18 WINCHESTER Hyde Tavern, Hyde Street, Winchester 7.30-9.30 pm hydetavern57@gmail.com 01962 862592               Ticket link to come soon

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

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