The man who made banjo cool – Dan Walsh set for Durham gig

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The musician praised for “making the banjo cool” will be performing in the region tonight.

 Dan Walsh, who’s been touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK, will perform an intimate set at The Old Launderette in Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate, Durham, from 7.30pm.

 A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan has a unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and even Arabic.

 The newest member of the award-winning Urban Folk Quartet, Dan will be doing an extensive UK solo tour this month and next just after returning from a month’s tour of New Zealand.

 After making his name with award-nominated duo Walsh and Pound, Dan had a remarkable solo year in 2013 touring three new countries as well as the UK and receiving critical acclaim for his album The Same But 

 He also collaborated with Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan, Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard and English concertina legend Alistair Anderson.

 Previous credits also include touring with Seth Lakeman’s band, playing on stage and in the studio with the Levellers and with Martin Simpson.

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