Dan Walsh Trio
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Dan Walsh Trio

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

Opening Times:

Doors Open: 7.30pm

Event Start: 8pm


Advance Admission: £12.50

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