Dave Townsend Solo

Dave performs solo in all sorts of settings. He’s equally at home in a small folk club, an arts centre, a village hall, a theatre or a music festival. His broad experience and varied repertoire means that he can create programmes for any kind of audience, whether or not they are interested in folk music or just want to have a good time.

A typical concert performance will combine songs and instrumentals. You can expect virtuoso fireworks on the concertina, with fast or lyrical tunes played with rich harmonies and emotional punch, drawn from traditional sources and earlier times. His song repertoire includes music hall and early music alongside folksongs of rural life, love and tragedy – and even the odd jazz standard. You’re also likely to hear a few of his own remarkable compositions.

Dave is an engaging and humorous solo performer, whether the audience want to sing along, relax into the background or be held on the edge of their seats.

And here are a few of Dave’s other accomplishments:
– Caller for ceilidhs and barn dances
– Accordion music with a French café flavour
– Creating music for theatre, television, film and radio