Great live review of the Young ‘Uns…

I would highly recommend any love of modern folk music to give a listen to the Young’uns. Their last album made my top 5 albums of 2017.

Teeside-based folk trio The Young ‘uns have been singing about injustices, historical and modern, for some years now, releasing four well-recieved albums and touring folk venues and festivals up and down the country. Their songs, written by the trio’s Sean Cooney, have covered everything from fighting poverty in the 1930s to fighting homophobia in the […]

via Live review: The Young ‘uns – The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings 22/3/18 — Darren’s music blog


LINDISFARNE live review from Darren’s Music Blog

After well-received performances from both Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span at Hastings’ St Mary in the Castle this past year, it perhaps came as no surprise that it was time for that other giant of the late 60s/early 70s folk-rock: Lindisfarne. The band had been on hiatus for around a decade but the Lindisfarne name […]

via Live review: Lindisfarne at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings 24/3/18 — Darren’s music blog


Dear all,

Greetings to you all and a special thank you to new subscribers from my trip to Australia and New Zealand which was absolutely amazing to put it mildly. A very special two months was had. The brand new Dan Walsh Trio performing brand new material is on tour for the first time in England throughout May. Details below and don’t forget to see UFQ before then too 🙂

So another preview for you! This is my new song The Light Of Day which will be part of the set for our first ever tour in May. I’m so incredibly excited to be joined by two of my favourite musicians in the world – Ciaran Algar on fiddle and Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. Below is our previous video Late Night Drive. Here’s the dates for you:

20 April COVENTRY Big Comfy Bookshop (Solo)
07396 029448
04 May DERBYSHIRE North Wingfield Resource Centre
01246 856451
08 May STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre
01785 619080
10 May NORWICH Louis Marchesi
11 May KINGSWINFORD Woodman Folk Club
01384 560462
12 May PEAK DISTRICT Alstonefield Village Hall
15 May DARTFORD Dartford Folk Club
01322 277218
16 May LONDON Slaughtered Lamb
020 7253 1516
17 May WINCHESTER Hyde Tavern
01962 862592
18 May BURTON ON TRENT Burton Folk Club
19 May GUILDFORD Trinity Folk Festival (12pm)
19 May STAFFORDSHIRE Chebsey Parish Hall (Solo)
01785 760660
20 May OXFORD Holywell Music Rooms
07464 252847
22 May NEWCASTLE The Cumberland Arms
0191 265 1725
23 May SHEFFIELD The Greystones
24 May BISHOPS CASTLE Sparc Theatre
01588 630321
25 May OSWESTRY Willow Gallery
01691 657575
29 May LEICESTER The Musician
07775 896681
20 June PRESTON Willows Folk Club
01253 640959


Delighted to say I shall be back in Canada in September! I’ve been asked to play at Sunshine Festival in Powell River, BC so it’s a second successive west coast tour for me. Some more gigs have been added and some still to come. Keep checking the website!
Thank you all so much for the continued support. It’s a crazy life I’ve chosen, and you all make it possible and I am forever grateful.

Best wishes,

FEDERAL CHARM tour dates

Federal Charm embark on four UK concerts from April 14th. Dates include Open Club in Norwich (April 14) The Louisiana in Bristol (April 22), The Deaf Institute in Manchester (May 12), and the Cluny in Newcastle (May 18).  Tickets are now on sale and can be booked from or from the 24 hour box office: 08702 183 805.

Very special guest at the Bristol and Newcastle shows is Gabriella Jones featuring Planet Rock radio’s Wyatt Wendels on drums.

Following 2016’s Planet Rock Roadstars co-headline tour with SIMO and Aaron Keylock, Stockport’s Federal Charm amicably parted ways with vocalist/guitarist Nick Bowden and drummer Danny Rigg. Paul Bowe (guitar) and LD Morawski (bass) recruited new vocalist and frontman Tom Guyer and drummer Josh Zahler.

Tom Guyer’s powerful and characterful voice led to immediate chemistry as he joined Paul and LD in writing sessions for Federal Charm’s third album (scheduled for release in the fall 2018). His wide vocal range opened up new creative possibilities during song writing and added an exciting and new dynamic that compliments Federal Charm’s exhilarating blues rock sound.

Federal Charm’s new heavy blues rock musical direction and style has organically evolved since the band’s second album Across the Divide (2015). New drummer Josh Zahler adds his own distinctive drumming style and grooves that compliments the band’s pulsating rhythm section.

2017 saw Federal Charm perform play a great number of high profile gigs supporting UFO, Y&T and Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS.  These shows introduced the new line-up to old and new fans alike. The band received a fantastic reception. What’s more, fans got a taste of the new direction and musical impact of Federal Charm’s transformation. The success of the band’s live shows and new songs, resulted in the band being picked up by global touring booking agent TKO (Stone Broken, Jared James Nichols, and the Bad Flowers).

Federal Charm have just completed recording their highly anticipated third album. The band are extremely eager to showcase their explosive new sound and new songs on their forthcoming April 2018 UK tour.



Norwich, Open Club                                       Saturday 14 April

*Bristol, The Louisiana                                  Sunday 22 April

Manchester, The Deaf Institute                Saturday 12 May

*Newcastle, The Cluny                                 Friday 18 May

Austin Gold UK tour date

MAR. 2018

Thu 22nd          PETERBOROUGH ACOUSTIC NIGHT St. Johns Church, Cathedral Sq. 8pm

Thu 29th           LONDON                  Dublin Castle, Camden                       8pm

APRIL 2018

Sat 28th            CAMBRIDGE          Junction 2

MAY 2018

Fri 11th             WHITLEY BAY       Playhouse                    (supporting KING KING)

Sat. 12th           CLITHEROE            The Grand Venue       (supporting KING KING)

JUNE 2018

Sat 2nd             SOUTH WALES      Viking Festival

Thu 21st           BILSTON                  Robin 2                       (supporting Steve Gibbons)

JULY 2018

Sat 14th            OUNDLE                   Festival

Sun 22nd          NORTHAMPTON   Sixfields Festival

Thur 26th        CAMBRIDGE          Rock Festival

Sat 28th            PETERBOROUGH Key Theatre SOLD OUT

Debut album details:-


FIVE GRAND STEREO tour dates & new single ‘Anyone Can Be a Star’

LONDON 28 March, The Islington – buy on night
LEICESTER 7 April, The Musician* –
buy tickets
DUBLIN 10 April, Grand Social – buy tickets
LIMERICK – 11 April, Dolan’s (Kasbah) – buy tickets

* Supporting The Della Grants
The new single ‘Anyone Can Be A Star’ is out now