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Nominated for best musician at this year's BBC Folk Awards and 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' (UNCUT). He now has three critically acclaimed solo albums with new album Incidents and Accidents lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

Dan Walsh uses Deering banjos, D'addario strings and Freshman guitars

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  • Canadian parking meters...

    Dear all,

    I am here in an irritatingly wet but otherwise wonderful Fredericton. It is a quite wonderful city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick packed with lovely cafes, quirky shops and a decent dollop of live music. I arrived in Canada yesterday and begin my gigging tonight over in St Andrews (not the one in Fife obviously...). I got to my accommodation in the pouring rain and was keen to head out and get a bite to eat and maybe a cheeky beer but operating as I do a no-drink policy with driving, I was a little dubious of the whole 'walking' thing. The rain eased off so I thought right let's go. And it did that thing, I'm sure you've had it too, where I got just far enough away that turning round and getting in the car instead was relatively pointless as it was far away enough that I would just get soaked anyway. So I thought screw it I'll keep on heading into Fredericton. Good god did I get soaked. I got to a little food pub and sat down and the whole table was drenched in seconds! Still I had clam and chips and some very nice oatmeal stout so all was not lost...

    Anyway to bring you up to speed, my last outing was on the eve of the end of a big UK tour. Cambridge was first up and a small but perfectly formed audience gave me a nice Read more...