THE Dan Walsh Trio, led by the British ‘demon picker’ banjo player, will be playing at the SpArC theatre at Bishops Castle next Thursday night, May 24.

With the mighty Ciaran Algar on fiddle and maestro Nic Zuppardi on mandolin, the trio are touring the UK to accompany Dan’s fourth solo album ‘Verging on the Perpendicular’.

Nominated for best musician at last year’s BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines virtuoso playing and winning songwriting, delivering British, Irish and American folk music 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 his own 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 in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the UK.

Both solo and as a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage with Imelda May, Joss Stone and the Levellers, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

Tickets for Thursday’s show cost £11, or £6 for under 18s, from the box office at SpArC or Enterprise House in Bishops Castle or phone 01588 630321/ 638038.