Dan Webster and Bella Gaffney to co-headline tour

Dan Webster

Dan Webster & Bella Gaffney are stalwarts of the UK folk scene and this year they are coming together to do a co-headline tour of the UK.  This is not one to miss.

Bella is releasing her new album Reflection this summer and this tour presents an exciting opportunity to buy the album before it is officially released. Singles from the album have already enjoyed considerable success, having been played on BBC Radio 2 folk show.

Dan is releasing his 5th studio album this year and has just returned from a highly successful tour of Australia.  Dan’s previous album have been lauded by the folk and Americana press.

2016 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. 2023 will see the release of Bella’s new album which is inspired by connections made over the lockdown period.  Her latest single, ‘Blood In The Earth’, a duet with Leesa Gentz (Hussy Hicks) was released in this year to great acclaim along with airplay on BBC radio 2.  Bella is also part of sought after folk band The Magpies (‘effervescent’ The Sunday Times).

Dan Webster has been described as ‘one of the UK’s best kept musical secrets and one not to miss!’, ‘Achingly lovely, like sun breaking on a rain swept highway…’ RnR and an ‘An insightful lyricist with a great voice’ Acoustic Magazine. According to Americana UK – ‘He is the missing link, the joining point, where folk fuses with country – as good as you’ll hear on any record out of Austin or Nashville – beautiful – he is Anglicana’. Dan is a road-seasoned English singer-songwriter and guitarist, his music is influenced by the sounds and storytelling traditions of Americana, which he uniquely melds with an honest Northern English perspective in his songwriting. His sound is unashamedly influenced by the US – his heart remains a Yorkshireman’s.

Dan, like his band, is a formidable live performer – inspiring attention; pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics – delivered with a powerful and honest vocal.

Dan’s duo partner Emily Lawler hails from Suffolk. Performing with Dan for nearly five years, she brings beautiful harmonies and some of the very finest fiddle playing. She leads the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, plays in the UK line up of Lachlan Bryan’s Wildes. Emily’s also a fine guitarist, writer and singer in her own right winning praise across the U.K. including from Alison Moyet.

Artists’ websites: http://www.bellagaffneymusic.com/ http://danwebstermusic.com/home

Dan Webster and Emily Lawler: ‘Playing Cards & Late Night Bars’ – live:

Bella Gaffney: ‘Seven Black Roses’ – officially live:

Tour Dates


21st – Temperance, 33 Bath street, Leamington Spa. CV31 3AF 01926-730102 Adrian@temperance.bar 7-11 pm Tickets – TBC.

22nd – House Concert, High Wickham

24th – The Greys, 105 Southover street, Brighton, BN2 9UA. 7pm. info@thegreysfreehouse.co.uk 01273-232615 Tickets £16.50 inc booking fee.  https://www.ents24.com/brighton-events/the-greys/dan-webster-bella-gaffney/6676524

25th – The Harrison, 28 Harrison street, London, WC1H 8JF. 7.30 pm. 0207-278-3966 harrisonbar@hotmail.com Tickets – TBC


4th – Cafe #9, 9 Nether Edge road, Sheffield, S7 1RU. cafeninesheffield@gmail.com 7pm. Tickets £13.80 including booking fee. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/569677

6th – FortyFive Vinyl Cafe, 29 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JH. info@fortyfiveuk.com 7pm. 01904-207345 Tickets- TBC- www.fortyfiveuk.com

13th – Ropewalk, Maltkin road, Barton-Upon-Humber, DN18 5JT, north Lincolnshire. info@the-ropewalk.co.uk 01652-660380 7pm Tickets – TBC http://www.the-ropewalk.co.uk/