Dan Walsh Trio
Music • What's On at the NAC
Showing: 11/05/2019 to 11/05/2019
Nominated for best musician at last year’s BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines ‘virtuoso playing and winning songwriting’ (MORNING STAR). This exciting new trio sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin.
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.
Support from Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer, with their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer entertain and engage their audiences “in a likable, humorous style”. Combining their own beautifully written songs with a fine choice of folk favourites, Paul’s vocal and individual guitar style blended with Karen’s voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised: “I have never seen our audience so spellbound!” exclaimed a promoter recently. Karen adds with alto and tenor recorders, Irish flute and whistle – and not to mention the odd German ‘joke’ – to this fantastically entertaining night.
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop on the same day by Dan Walsh
A look at the basic right and left hand techniques that constitute clawhammer banjo and then ideas for how to embellish your playing beyond the basic bum-ditty such as slurs, drop thumbing, syncopation and much more including the opportunity to ask any questions!
This exciting workshop shop is on the same day that the Dan Walsh Trio play Newhampton Arts Centre. Banjo workshop starts at 3pm finishing at 5pm leaving time for dinner before the evenings Folk concert.
Why not add a pre-show meal from Jesters Cafe (situated in the arts centre) for just £6.50
A combination ticket to the gig and workshop can be purchased for just £20
Doors Open: 7.30pm
Event Start: 8pm
Advance Admission: £12.50