Incidents & Accidents

Dan Walsh

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Country, Folk
Rooksmere Records
March 16, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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'Incidents & Accidents' is the highly anticipated follow up to Dan Walsh's critically acclaimed 'Same But Different' album release from 2012. On the new album we get to hear Dan in a more stripped back format with just a few guest appearances from Patsy Reid (fiddle), Nic Zuppardi (mandolin), Mark Hutchinson (percussion/vocals) and Canadian singer Meaghan Blanchard.

The album was also produced by Mark Hutchinson at his Rooksmere Studios, known for producing albums by Blair Dunlop, Fabian Holland and of course Walsh & Pound. There are seven songs and four instrumentals. The song lyrics are a major focus on this album but there is still plenty of Dan's signature fast and furious banjo playing to keep the fans happy.

Of the livelier songs 'Time To Stay' tells of Dan's mixed emotions of moving back to his home town of Stafford after six years living in Newcastle upon Tyne along with the bluegrass inspired Lost Rambler, showing his love of the mountain music minor tunings.

Of the slower songs, the contemplative 'Dancing In The Wind' and 'The Song Always Stays' are perfect examples, the former telling of a moving moment on a family holiday in Ireland and the latter relates to Dan and Nic Zuppardi's experience of playing a gig to Scottish singer Glen Mason in a Surrey care home and rekindling his love of singing and performing in his twilight years.

Dan originally started playing banjo due to his love of Scottish and Irish jigs and reels and the aptly named The Tune Set contains four tunes from a slow air building right up to a fast and furious reel with names inspired from touring from the Isle of Barra to New Zealand. To complete the musical world tour, Whiplash Reel displays Dan's new found passion for Indian classical music.

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'The real deal' in UNCUT magazine. To date he has released two critically acclaimed solo albums and has toured the world including visits to Canada, Norway, Germany, India and New Zealand and of course has played solo at venues and festivals across the UK.

Having made his name with the duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage and on record with the Levellers and Seth Lakeman, this unique and eclectic musician continues to stun audiences across the world.

His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the UFQ, including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard.

Press Quotes

"Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant"


"The real deal, a demon picker"


"Truly amazing banjo wizardry"

Simon Mayo (BBC Radio 2)

"Incredibly gifted - if anyone has the opportunity to see him they must"

Janice Long (BBC Radio 2)

"Check out his stuff, one of the best banjo players in the country"

Seth Lakeman

"Breathtaking and wonderful"

Acoustic Magazine

"The best banjo player I've seen in Britain"

Don Wayne Reno (Hayseed Dixie)

"An awesome banjo player"

Mike Harding

"Stunning player destined for great things"

Living Tradition

"Dan takes the banjo into another place and makes all banjo jokes obselete - he actually makes it a bit cool"


"The new kid on the block - move over Mr Lakeman!"

Maverick Magazine

"No genre out of his reach, incredible talent"

Bright Young Folk


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Key Value
Catalogue number RRCD115
Barcode 5052442006619
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported Yes
Weight 56g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 6mm x 125mm