A double bill concert with two stellar international touring acts in Picton on the same night!
Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (Morning Star).
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.
"If one name is synonymous with the revival of interest in the banjo, it's Dan Walsh." - Living Tradition
"Absolutely terrific." - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Described as “One of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades” (Maverick Magazine), The Young Folk are touring New Zealand in February 2018.
Hailing from Dublin, The Young Folk marry traditional acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies with contemporary production techniques resulting in a sound which has been compared with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Crosby Stills & Nash.
The Young Folk consists of Anthony Furey (vocals/guitar), Paul Butler (vocals/piano/synth) and Tony McLoughlin (vocals/mandolin/bass), all singer/songwriters of exceptional talent.
The trio are joined by New Zealander Alex Borwick (trombone/synth/percussion/banjo/vocals) for their live shows, enabling The Young Folk to fully flex their musical muscle.
Alex has been based in Dublin for 6 years where he works as a producer/recording engineer at the world-renowned Grouse Lodge Recording Studio, as well as playing in a variety of touring bands. “I'm looking forward to showing the guys some of my home country, and to connect my life on the other side of the world with my home”.
"This is an accomplished musical aggregate that join the microdots between Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. This is folk in Cuban heels.” - The Evening Herald.
“Up-and-coming Irish rockers of the moment.” - Hot Press Magazine
“First-rate alternative folk meets indie pop... First Sign of Morning is a rare and beautiful album... There is a bright future for The Young Folk ahead.” - Soundz Magazine