STFU friend and banjo player Dan Walsh plays live in Edinburgh Sun 24th Feb

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by STFU

Virtuoso clawhammer banjo player and friend of the STFU (he covered our song ‘The New Farming Scene’ on his recent 2nd solo album ‘The Same But Different’) plays live in Edinburgh tomorrow evening (Sunday 24th Feb) at the Douglas House Concert – here’s the details and some links…


24 Feb 2013 
08:00 pm
Solo (email House Concert, Edinburgh


(and if you don’t know the Douglas House Concert it’s a brilliant night out in a lovely welcoming house venue -STFU have done it twice before)


Dan Walsh - 3 March


‘Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant’ – FROOTS
‘If anyone succeeds in making the banjo cool it’ll be Dan Walsh, he can play it all’ – R2
‘Breathtaking’ – SONGLINES



‘The real deal, a demon picker’ – UNCUT

‘Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant’ – FROOTS

‘Incredible, you must see him’ – JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2




Expect the unexpected from the truly extraordinary banjo player, singer and guitarist Dan Walsh. You’ll hear some bluegrass but you’ll also hear anything from funk, middle eastern, Irish, Latin and some fine songs from the man regarded by UNCUT magazine as ‘the real deal’.



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’ (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. After three years of touring the UK as one half of award nominated duo Walsh and Pound, Dan’s returning to his solo gigs as well as fronting an all-new Dan Walsh band made up of outstanding and award winning musicians including the Shee’s Rachel Newton and drummer Adam Sinclair whose credits range from the New York Dolls to the Unthanks. He is also performing with the legendary Alistair Anderson and has recently appeared on stage and in the studio with Seth Lakeman, the Levellers, Martin Simpson and numerous others. New album ‘The Same But Different’ is out now to fantastic reviews across the music press. The album follows on from the critically acclaimed (on both sides of the Atlantic) Walsh and Pound album and solo debut Tomorrow’s Still To Come.



After three years of touring theatres and arts centres with award winning duo Walsh and Pound and appearing at huge venues with Seth Lakeman and the Levellers, Dan returns to his roots to promote new album ‘The Same But Different’. See Dan up close and personal throughout the UK and Ireland through February, March and April (after he comes back from India!) as he tours pubs, village halls and even houses!


New STFU Poster from Jonny McClean

Posted on: February 21st, 2013 by STFU

STFU Tour Poster 2013 (3) Red

Check out our new tour poster from Jonny McClean (the artist responsible for our new album cover – he’s been getting a lot of compliments for his work on that)…we’ve got gigs in March and April that we’re sending this out to…come along if you can – details on the Tour page…

STFU Edinburgh Gig…Wed 13th March…

Posted on: February 20th, 2013 by STFU

Southern Tenant Folk Union are playing a special intimate gig in Edinburgh next month at The Canon’s Gait (it’s a nice real ale pub with a basement area)…it’s a concert to welcome new fiddle player Dirk Ronneburg and new mando player Danny Hart (of Johnny Rock Records labelmates Blueflint fame!) to the STFU and probably the last concert in Edinburgh for 2013…here’s the ticket link…hope to see some of you there…

Irish Tour going great – 4 more shows to go…

Posted on: February 13th, 2013 by STFU

Four gigs left on the Irish tour – tonight (13th Feb) we’re in Ballymoney Town Hall, tomorrow we’re in Galway at the Crane Bar (a valentines night special), Friday we’re at Whelans in Dublin and Saturday it’s down to Source Arts Centre in Thurles – Co Tipp for last gig of the tour…

Here’s a selection of the latest press from the Irish Tour (and will put all the Hello Cold Goodbye Sun reviews up on the website sometime in the next few months)…

RTE Radio 1 Arena session –!rii=9%3A20154164%3A1526%3A11%2D02%2D2013%3A

Hot Press 8 out of 10 review –

Interview Q&A with –

Hope to see some of you on these last few dates of the tour…

Irish Tour Starts Tomorrow in Dundalk

Posted on: February 6th, 2013 by STFU

Hi All…

Just a reminder that our ‘Hello Cold Goodbye Sun’ Irish Tour starts tomorrow…come along if you can…



Thu 7th February – THE SPIRIT STORE, George’s Quay, Dundalk, CO LOUTH

8pm  E12 Box Office/Info – 042 935 2697


Fri 8th February – BALLINA ARTS CENTRE, Barrett Street, Ballina, COUNTY MAYO

8pm E15 Tickets/Info Tel: 096 73593



8pm E15 Information Line 026 41793


Sun 10th February – CRANE LANE THEATRE, Phoenix Street, CORK

Free Entry – onstage 12 midnight to 2am – Info 021 427 8487


Tue 12th February – THE RED ROOM, Cookstown, CO TYRONE

7:30pm £10 Bookings 07747 120659 (after 6pm)


Wed 13th February – BALLYMONEY TOWN HALL, Ballymoney, CO ANTRIM

8pm £9/7 Bookings 028 2766 0230


Thu 14th February – THE CRANE BAR, 2 Sea Road, Galway, CO GALWAY

8pm E12.50 (E10 members) – Tel: 091 587419


Fri 15th February – UPSTAIRS IN WHELANS, 25 Wexford Street, DUBLIN 2

8pm E10 advance/E12 on door WaV Box Office 1890 200



8pm E15 Box Office 0504 90204


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