Apr
17

Got home an hour and forty minutes later than planned.

Author // Dan Walsh

Insert expletives here.

North/South divide (posted a few days late because the internet where I was staying had an absolute mare)

Dear all,

Well a few gigs to report on since my last entry. First up was a return to Newcastle for a Good Friday gig at the Cumberland Arms which started a little slowly thanks to an early start courtesy of the day but filled up rapidly and turned into a cracking night. Next up we were in Barnsley for the Acoustic Roots festival which wasn't bad apart from a drunk couple in the evening who failed to comprehend the idea that no-one else gave a **** about the fact they were drunk and when she asked 'I'm on holiday why shouldn't I drink a lot?' the temptation was almost overwhelming to say 'because it makes you behave like this in public you ****...' Still everyone else was nice and the Shee, as ever, were superb. Special mention also to Lisa the taxi driver who was one of the funniest and friendliest people ever encountered on tour!

Apr
06

God bless Newcastle

Author // Dan Walsh

Dear all,

Well tonight I return to Newcastle for a night to play with Will at the Cumberland Arms. Cannot wait, it's always been a favourite venue and it comes after a wonderful gig last night at the Black Swan Folk Club in York. We had a wonderful night and thanks to everyone who came especially the chap whose bladder was discussed in some detail during the gig...

Apr
04

Back home

Author // Dan Walsh

Dear all,

Well I am once again back home and a resident of Stafford. It feels good, I've bumped into countless people I know, had my regular pub to go to of course and oh it's just great! I write happily, so what's been going on since my last entry? Well Walsh and Pound's hectic April began on the 31st March...which isn't in April...at Newhampton Folk Club in Wolverhampton. It's fair to say it wasn't a classic but still a good night with a wonderful support act in Sunjay Brayne who showed some dazzling blues guitar. A great future awaits for him I'm sure. The next night we were in the capital for Walthamstow Folk Club which was a classic! A great gig at a great club with a great audience. Simples as that irritating advert about markets and meerkats would say. Thanks to all who came, it was quite extraordinary how at 7.45 we were thinking it wasn't going to be much of a turnout then suddenly in they all came! I guess the tube not really working properly on a Sunday might have had something to do with it...

Mar
29

I have left Newcastle, good lord

Author // Dan Walsh

Dear all,

Apologies for the delay in bloggage, my laptop helpfully decided to cease performing that most basic of functions last Sunday, that of booting up and no amount of encouragement, gentle or otherwise compelled the machine to alter its stance. I then managed to persuade my old laptop which I thought had ceased to turn on at all long ago to turn on again albeit whilst making rather worrying whirring noises and with the monitor still half detached from when I dropped it down the stairs some time ago, and the internet worked which I thought was good...except facebook chat didn't which when it is your only means of instant communication with a girlfriend on a trip in Asia is not overly helpful, neither is the fact that this blog for some reason didn't work on it either.

Mar
29

Earl Scruggs = Legend

Author // Dan Walsh

I have to say here rest in peace the mighty Earl Scruggs, the most influential banjo player of the 20th century who passed away. Gigging virtually to the end, the man invented the most used banjo playing style in the world and pretty much co-invented bluegrass.