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Stafford folk star Dan Walsh in hometown show - with video

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Stafford-born banjo player and folk artist Dan Walsh will be returning to the Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre for his latest tour.

The 29-year-old from Baswich has performed there almost on an annual basis for the last decade.

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Now the former Walton High School pupil will be playing there again on Tuesday, May 9, fresh off the back of the release of his fourth album Verging on the Perpendicular which will be out on April 28.

Dan will be performing in Stafford as part of a country-wide tour which will take him as far north as Inverness and as far south as Plymouth. However he said the Gatehouse was one of his favourite venues.

Dan said: "I first played there when I was 19 or 20 and it has been a bit of an annual thing ever since. I play it solo and with a band. I am in a band now called the Urban Folk Quartet but the upcoming show will be a solo one. It is always lovely to play there. I spend a lot of time on the road and abroad but it is always good to come back.

"It is quite an intimate venue but at the same time you can pack a good crowd in there."

Dan had always wanted to play the guitar as a boy and took it up around the age of eight. He discovered banjo around five years later after having a taster session in Cannock which he loved.

Visit www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk to book tickets.

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