Wall to Walsh banjo brilliance at Smailholm Village Hall

Dan Walsh performs at Smailholm Village Hall next monthNO

Dan Walsh performs at Smailholm Village Hall next monthNO

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DESCRIBED as one of the finest banjo players in the UK, Dan Walsh hits Smailholm Village Hall next month.

Supported by Eryn Rae, Walsh comes to the Borders as part of a tour in which he returns to his roots, playing in pubs, village halls and even houses.

Walsh is also a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, described as “the real deal” (Uncut) and “taking the banjo into the stratosphere” (Froots), with a unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass, jazz, rock, and even Arabic. According to R2 magazine, “If anyone succeeds in making the banjo cool, it’ll be Dan Walsh, he can play it all.”

After three years of touring theaters and arts centres with award-winning duo Walsh and Pound and appearing at huge venues with Seth Lakeman and the Levellers, Walsh is promoting his new album The Same But Different, out now.

Dan Walsh plays Smailholm Village Hall on Saturday, March 2, at 8pm. Tickets, £8, available from Linda Kinsman-Blake at the Gallery, Smailholm, tel 01573 460666.