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DAN WALSH gigs news 2021

Dear all,

It’s been a while since I wrote to you so I thought I’d let you know that real life gigs are slowly coming back! Yay! I thank all of you who watched my regular live streams which really helped me stay positive and keep ticking over during all this madness. Read on for details of new dates!
I’m over the moon to have some gigs on my website again that don’t involve the words facebook or zoom! First up I’m back in my former home of Newcastle THIS SATURDAY! I can’t wait to be back – there are a few tickets left if you want to grab them. Here’s the full list as it stands for the rest of the year:

06 ALSTONEFIELD Memorial Hall (with Brooks Williams, Tom McConville and Nic Zuppardi)
07 ALSTONEFIELD Downhome Festival
https://moremusic.org.uk/ (exact ticket link for the event shortly)
22 WHITSTABLE Whitstable Sessions (with Brooks Williams)

04 WOODBRIDGE Maverick Festival
10 BRISTOL Folk House (with Della Mae)
12 SHIPLEY Live Room (with Della Mae)
16 YORK Black Swan Folk Club
17 NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE The Globe (with Alistair Anderson)
18 DUNBAR Music School (with Alistair Anderson)
ticket link coming soon
23 CRAIL Folk Club (with Alistair Anderson)
29 STAFFORD Pocket Film Festival (live accompaniment to silent films!)

10 WALTON-ON-THAMES Riverhouse Barn
16 HARTLEPOOL Folk Festival (Urban Folk Quartet)
21 FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts
22 NEW MILTON Forest Arts
23 ALDERSHOT West End Centre
The pandemic put pay to the original plan of releasing my live album recorded in January 2020 with a big solo tour in April/May/June that year. Sorry for such a delayed release folks but the whole plan was to sell it at gigs so it seemed sensible to wait til gigs were back! However, be assured it will be out soon and another studio album is also in the works I’m pleased to say. Stay tuned!
Just a reminder, my Patreon page is up and running and I’m really pleased with how it’s going. If you’re not a banjo player but like my stuff then the lowest tier is probably for you – three exclusive videos each month including an in-depth look at one of my numbers. The other two tiers are aimed at banjo players with four new tabs each month (two easier, two harder) and for the top tier, detailed video tutorials on each tab plus a look each month at a different area of banjo technique. Lots of other stuff posted for everyone too!
Just to remind, my skype lessons are also still avilable! This is something I’ve been doing for a good nine years now and thanks to the wonders of the internet I’ve taught people in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Norway, Germany and here in England! Get in touch if you fancy a lesson – more details on the teaching page of my website: https://www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk/teachingandoutreach/
Thank you all so much for the continued support. It’s a crazy life I’ve chosen, and you all make it possible and I am forever grateful.

Best wishes,


  • JAN 30 Thu 19:30 Southampton Joiners – Southampton
  • JAN 31 Fri 19:30 Roadmender – Northampton
  • FEB 02 Sun 19:00 O2 Academy2 Oxford
  • FEB 07 Fri 19:00 The Cluny – Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • FEB 08 Sat 19:00 Arts Club – Liverpool
  • FEB 09 Sun 20:00 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow
  • FEB 11 Tue 19:30 Nottingham Glee Club
  • FEB 13 Thu 19:30 Hoxton Hall – London
  • FEB 14 Fri 19:30 Hoxton Hall – London

Get tickets here

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News – Fairport Convention added to Fifty Gigs In A Day

Delighted to have folk rock legends FAIRPORT CONVENTION joining in again. They appear at the Leeds City Varieties on February 8 as part of their winter tour.

29 Jan TewkesburyThe Roses Theatre

30 Jan Brecon That Brycheiniog

31 Jan Southport The Atkinson

01 Feb Settle Victoria Hall

02 Feb Gateshead Sage

04 Feb Petreborough Key Theatre

05 Feb Newcastle under Lyme New Vic Theatre

06 Feb Lincoln The Drill Hall

07 Feb Bridlington Spa Centre

08 Feb Leeds City Varieties

09 Feb Manchester RNCM

11 Feb Milton Keynes The Stables

12 Feb Farnham The Maltings

13 Feb Exeter Corn Exchange

14 Feb Bath Forum

16 Feb Bromsgrove Artrix

18/19 Feb Canterbury Gulbenkian

20 Feb Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

21 Feb London Union Chapel

22 Feb Saffron Walden Saffron Hall

23 Feb Winchester Theatre Royal

News – Beans On Toast joins in with Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020

Beans On Toast aka Jay McAllister is a folk musician who has released a new album every year on December 1st since 2009. This year’s album is entitled ‘The Inevitable Trainwreck’.

He appears at the Castle & Falcon in Birmingham on February 8 2020.


News – Ninebarrow join in with Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 again

Delighted to have the talented folk duo Ninebarrow (Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardier) joining in again as they supported this year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day. They play the Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Coldfield on February 8th 2020.

They are relentless touring and you can see their upcoming gigs here

News – Letz Zep, Dandelion Charm, Paul Carrack & the Darker My Horizon all supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020

Delighted to have Letz Zep, Dandelion Charm, Paul Carrack and the Darker My Horizon all supporting next year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day, which aims to spread the word of the work of the Nordoff Robbins charity.

If any band or artist would like to join in please contact me via this website.

Please support them if you are able, either by attending one of their shows or spreading the word.

(All on February 8th unless stated)

ED BYRNE appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke

PAUL CARRACK will be playing at the Eastbourne Congress Theatre

DANDELION CHARM are planning something special in support of Nordoff Robbins (this year their gig raised over £170!)

THE DARKER MY HORIZON will be streaming a Facebook gig on the day

JIMEOIN is appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

LETZ ZEP play Rem, Mercia in Spain

Just Giving page is here if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

fifty gigs in a day – ed byrne

Delighted to have comedian Ed Byrne involved again and he appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke on Feb 8 2020.

Plus he has also kindly donated a pair of tickets to any of the shows below and these will be done via a charity auction on eBay in August, with all proceeds going to the Nordoff Robbins charity.

You can see him on tour here –

18 September 2019 – Radlett Centre, Radlett
19 September 2019 – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
25 September 2019 – Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
26 September 2019 – Civic Centre, Trowbridge
27 September 2019 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
1 October 2019 – The Brindley Centre, Cheshire
3 October 2019 – Guildhall, Winchester
4 October 2019 – Guildhall, Winchester
5 October 2019 – Hertford Theatre, Hertford
10 October 2019 – Corn Exchange, Beford
16 October 2019 – Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
17 October 2019 – Palace, Newark
19 October 2019 – Town Hall, Loughborough
28 October 2019 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
1 November 2019 – Marine Hall, Fleetwood
7 November 2019 – The Capitol, Horsham
8 November 2019 – Dorking Halls, Dorking
9 November 2019 – Civic Hall, Bedworth
12 November 2019 – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
13 November 2019 – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
14 November 2019 – Apex, Bury St Edmunds
15 November 2019 – Hexagon Theatre, Reading
16 November 2019 – Albans Arena, St Albans
19 November 2019 – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
21 November 2019 – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
22 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
26 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Worthing
27 November 2019 – Hawth Theatre, Crawley
28 November 2019 – Floral Pavilion Theatre, Merseyside
29 November 2019 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
30 November 2019 – The Castle, Wellingborough
4 December 2019 – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
5 December 2019 – Grand Theatre, Swansea
7 December 2019 – Charter Hall, Colchester
10 December 2019 – Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington
12 December 2019 – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
13 December 2019 – Barbican, York

Newly announced extension:

17 January 2020 – The Hawth, Crawley
18 January 2020 – Rose Theatre, Kingston
21 January 2020 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
22 January 2020 – The Grand, Lancaster
24 January 2020 – Royal Hall, Harrogate
25 January 2020 – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
29 January 2020 – New Theatre, Peterborough
30 January 2020 – Town Hall, Birmingham
31 January 2020 – City Hall, Hull
1 February 2020 – Victoria Hall, Stoke
2 February 2020 – The Lowry, Salford
4 February 2020 – Theatre Royal, Norwich
5 February 2020 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
6 February 2020 – Central Theatre, Chatham
7 February 2020 – Palace Theatre, Watford
8 February 2020 – Anvil, Basingstoke
10 February 2020 – Harlequin, Redhill
11 February 2020 – Apex, Bury St Edmunds
12 February 2020 – Derngate, Northampton
13 February 2020 – Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
14 February 2020 – Pavilion, Glasgow
26 February 2020 – Arena, St Albans
27 February 2020 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
28 February 2020 – Waterside, Aylesbury
29 February 2020 – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
1 March 2020 – Theatre, Richmond
4 March 2020 – New Victoria, Woking
5 March 2020 – Waterfront Hall, Belfast
6 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, Brighton
7 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10 March 2020 – Cube, Corby
11 March 2020 – Drill Hall, Lincoln
12 March 2020 – Oakengates, Telford
13 March 2020 – Wyvern, Swindon
17 March 2020 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
18 March 2020 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
19 March 2020 – Forum, Bath
20 March 2020 – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
21 March 2020 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
24 March 2020 – Arena, Walsall
25 March 2020 – O2 Southampton Guildhall
26 March 2020 – Pavilion, Exmouth
27 March 2020 – Wellsprings, Taunton
28 March 2020 – Pavilions, Plymouth
29 March 2020 – Octogon, Yeovil

NINEBARROW May newsletter

It’s been an incredibly exciting few months since we last contacted you. Huge thanks if you’ve managed to catch us over the last few weeks. We’ve had a string of wonderful rural touring shows – all sold out thanks to you and the wonderful promoters that have been working so hard behind the scenes.

And you might be aware we also managed to win BEST DUO in the Folking.com awards. Thanks so much if you managed to find the time to vote for us. Being a public vote, it almost feels more special than some of the other awards we’ve been up for in the past – without the support of people like you, we just wouldn’t be able to achieve this stuff, so we really are truly grateful! 😊

And finally…we’re still recovering from a superb ‘double choir’ concert which we held down in Poole on Saturday. We were joined from far and wide – with people even coming all the way from Wales to see the show.  It really was a corker too!! We’ve got two more choir concerts coming up this summer – so do take a look at the gig list if you’re interested in catching one of those! 

The Ninebarrow Band is born! 

So THIS is very exciting indeed. We’ve had this one under wraps for a little while now, but we’re so excited to announce that on September 14th this year, we’ll be having the first ever Ninebarrow Band concert at the Towngate Theatre at Lighthouse Poole. With John Parker on double bass, Evan Carson on percussion and Lee MacKenzie on cello, this is going to be something rather special. We thought maybe you’d like to have a look at a wee snippet from our first rehearsal a few weeks ago. It’s a little clip of For A Time – our song about the ‘lost’ village of Tyneham. 

Poole Lighthouse is the same venue where we had our album launch last year, and it was such a wonderful evening – an amazing theatre and a full lighting show to accompany the band. We just thought it’d be fantastic to do it again and have the opportunity to not only recreate some album arrangements from over the last 6 years, but also come up with some totally new song arrangements as well.

Tickets have literally just gone on sale for this. We do understand that the south coast is quite a distance for many of the people on this mailing list, but we were delighted that so many of you were able to make it down to the album launch last year, and we can promise you – this is going to be even better. 😎 Click below for details! 

New dates announced!
And of course – we’ve just announced a raft of new duo dates elsewhere around the country too – and it’d be lovely to see you out and about sometime soon! Check out the map on the top right and, as always, find all our upcoming dates over at www.ninebarrow.co.uk/gigs.

Until next time!

All the best,

Upcoming Shows

Wed 15 May 2019
Ely Folk Club

Thu 16 May 2019
St Peter’s Church, 

Fri 17 May 2019    
The Ram Club    
Thames Ditton

Sat 18 May 2019    
St Andrew’s Church, 
Letcombe Regis

Wed 22 May 2019    
Cottingham Live

Thu 23 May 2019
The Place Theatre

Fri and Sat 25 May 2019
Ireby Festival 2019

Sun 26 May 2019    
Chester Folk Festival 2019

Fri 07 Jun 2019    
St Michael the Archangel    

Sat 08 Jun 2019
Bickerton Village Hall

Sun 09 Jun 2019    
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2019

Fri 14 Jun 2019    
St George the Martyr Church
Milton Keynes

Sat 15 Jun 2019    
St John the Baptist Church
Stanton-St-John, Oxford

Sun 16 Jun 2019
Crediton Congregational Church

Thu 20 Jun 2019    
The Atkinson    

Fri 21 Jun 2019    
St Andrews United Reformed Church

Sat 06 Jul 2019    
Kimpton Folk Festival 2019

Sat 13 Jul 2019    
St John’s Church, Totnes

Sun 21 Jul 2019    
Manor Green, Cossington    

Fri 9th Aug 2019
St John the Baptist, Horrabridge

Fri 16th August
Broadstairs Folk Week

Sat 17th Aug 2019
Moira Furnace Folk Festival

Sat 14th September

Tues 17th Sep 2019
Wurzel Bush Folk Club

Wed 18th Sep 2019
Ripon International Festival

Thu 19th Sep 2019
Rolleston Village Hall

Fri 20th Sep 2019
Harwell Village Hall

Sat 21st Sep 2019
Peopleton Village Hall

Fri 27th Sep 2019
St Mark’s Church

Sat 28th Sep 2019
Chard Church

For more info on these gigs and many more see the gigs page on our website.