Feb
20

British tourists

Author // Dan Walsh

Dear all,

Greetings from sunny Gran Canaria. I am here for the joyous wedding of my two wonderful bandmates Joe and Paloma and there wasn't a dry eye in the house yesterday at the ceremony. Congratulations to them and their little daughter Sabela who is having lots of fun here too! Since the last blog, UFQ headed into three days of rehearsal so we've got new material in the works for our upcoming spring tour. Then it was into some teaching before heading to London for a Live Music Now gig at a care home which was a lot of fun and profoundly moving at times. Then it was to Holt in Norfolk for a concert of the Devil's Violin which is the project I've been doing with the City of London Sinfonia. It's a concert programme based around folk music and classical music and has been a very enjoyable experience. It's the first time I've read music
Feb
08

Verging on the Perpendicular tour - tickets!

Author // Dan Walsh

UK TOUR

April


19 SITTINGBOURNE Dog Gone Roots
https://www.dancingdogsaloon.co.uk/

20 BURNHAM ON SEA Ritz Acoustic Club
https://sites.google.com/site/theritzacousticclub/

21 DEAL Folk Club
http://www.dealfolkclub.org.uk/

22 OXFORD Folk Weekend
http://www.folk-arts-oxford.co.uk/

23 NAILSEA Tithe Barn
http://www.nailseafolkclub.co.uk/

27 STOURBRIDGE Katie Fitzgerald's
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/378575

28 BURTON ON TRENT Brewtown Folk Club
https://www.brewtownfolkclub.co.uk/

29 BROMYARD Conquest Theatre
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EJLHIH

30 MALDON The Sunny Sailor
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390301

MAY

01 LONDON The Green Note
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/383191

02 NORWICH The Bicycle Shop
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/395002

03 HALESWORTH Cut Arts Centre
http://newcut.org/events/entry/5501

05 THAMES DITTON Ram Folk Club
http://www.theramclub.co.uk/

06 CROYDON Stanley Halls
http://www.stanleyhalls.org.uk/events/dan-walsh/

09 STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre
https://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/en-GB/shows/dan%20walsh%202017/info

10 SHREWSBURY The Hive
https://hiveonline.cloudvenue.co.uk/danwalsh

12 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall
https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/urban-folk-night


USA TOUR

MAY

California tour dates

17 SOQUEL The Ugly Mug
http://www.cafeugly.com/Cafeugly/calendar/calendar.html

18 ALAMEDA Yacht Club
https://www.aycinc.org/

19 MODESTO Great Valley Songwriter Series
email for details

20 OCCIDENTAL Center For The Arts
http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/

21 BERKELEY Sally Greenberg's
email for details

22 WILLITS Shanachie Pub
https://www.facebook.com/Shanachie-Pub-253435045583/

23 ARCATA Relevant Music Concerts
http://www.relevantmusic.org/CribConcerts

24 NEVADA CITY Ol' Republic Brewery
https://www.olrepublicbrewery.com/taproom


25 DAVIS House Concert
email for details

26 SAN DIEGO Folk Heritage
http://sdfolkheritage.org/

JUNE

01-04 MICHIGAN Midwest Banjo Camp
http://midwestbanjocamp.com/

UK TOUR PART 2

JUNE


07 SHEFFIELD Nether Edge Folk Club
https://netheredgefolk.club/

08 DONCASTER Brewery Tap
https://singingtogether.co.uk/

15 NEWPORT, WALES Lyceum Folk Club
http://www.lyceumfolknewport.org.uk/

16 CASLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC Banjo Jamboree
http://www.banjojamboree.cz/bj-english.php

17-18 BEVERLEY Folk Festival

http://www.beverleyfestival.com/

JULY

06 PORTSLADE Railway Roots
http://www.railwayroots.co.uk/

07 MARKET DRAYTON Hales Club
http://www.halesclub.co.uk/

14-15 ANGLESEY Folk On The Farm
http://www.tyddynmon.co.uk/folkonthefarm/

28 ROCHDALE Touchstones
http://www.link4life.org/

30 ST BOSWELL'S Village Hall (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
https://stboswellslive.wordpress.com/

AUGUST

01 NEWCASTLE Mining Institute (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/390387


02 EDINBURGH House Concert (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
email for details

09 INVERNESS Black Isle (with special guest Frank Burkitt)
email for details
Feb
02

Eat a mix

Author // Dan Walsh

Dear all,


It's been a fun old time since my last blog. I haven't been hareing around the country as much as normal so I'm not too tired but I have had plenty on and it's an exciting time for me with my new album coming up and a big tour on both sides of the Atlantic to accompany it! There's always a lot of planning involved - posters and flyers, publicity, travel plans, visas etc etc yawn yawn! However it's not been all admin, I've been teaching plenty as well as a recording session over at Andrew Curran's for his new album. As always it was a lot of fun and we always have a good chat about India too!


Then came my first gig of the year and what a night it was. As a bit of a warm up for my tour and to test out my new material from my album in a live setting I played at the Floodgate in Stafford, a wonderful micropub who stage most excellent concerts about six times a year. As the pub looks so nice I decided to get the cameras in too so Kate Gallow of Shoot This Media did a fantastic job of getting some videos together (see photo below). These will be released in due course ahead of the album
Jan
20

Exciting news!

Author // Dan Walsh


Dear all,


Exciting news time! I will have a new album 'Verging On The Perpendicular' out in April. I can't wait for you all to hear it and I will be on a mammoth tour of the UK with a quick zip over to the USA as well. See the dates, pick your date and I will see you there :)




Jan
04

Zizzi in Earl's Court

Author // Dan Walsh

Dear all,


A very happy new year to you all. There's slightly less to catch up on retrospectively than normal as I took my annual 'I'm actually not going to do much for a couple of weeks at Christmas' Christmas. So my gig at the Market Vaults, the usual pre-Christmas epic that it is, was my last gig and as always it was a belter because let's face it, it is the best pub in all the world. After this, it was off to my parents in Penrith for a thoroughly lazy week and then a great time at new year with extended family down in Chichester. I feel much better and greatly refreshed as I prepare for 2017.


This year will see a new album and a lot of touring again including my return to the USA (don't worry the visa situation is all in hand and after all they've got this new president who's apparently much more open minded...). I'm excited about my new album - it's a bit of a revisit to some of my original love: the folk music of Ireland. There's a few trad tunes on there and quite a few trad-type tunes as well as some of my usual things like funk and a bit of bluegrass. I'm excited!


Now then, I'd like to tell you about the heaping pile of turd that was Zizzi in Earls Court, London. This experience can be best described as shite. Have a read through my letter of complaint to them...

Dear Zizzi,

My family and I went to see Paul Simon recently, a very exiting occasion for us all. As we had plenty of time (or so we thought...) we decided it would be nice to go out for a meal and sit down and enjoy it. Zizzi seemed a good bet as I had been before and the food had been as distinctly bland and generic as one might expect but of reasonable value and it had arrived relatively quickly. That this was not true across all restaurants became quickly rather apparent. After being given a welcome that was about