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Concerts & Tours

dulcimer concert in Stratford On Avon

“really Lovely performance of folk songs by Dan Evans on Dulcimer & sung by Rebecca Hallworth in the courtyard of Stratford Play House”

“it was a lovely evening, nice weather and surroundings, and of course great musicians”

“we are enjoying a concert by Dan Evans in the courtyard of the playhouse, Stratford upon Avon ~ Dan plays dulcimer and it is a lovely concert of folk music with some of his own compositions”

“we both thoroughly enjoyed every minute ~ I even welled up once or twice as I find some of your pieces very moving as well as uplifting ~ mostly uplifting I should hasten to add!” 

April Day live in Nashville film+TAB

an original composition on a nature theme by Dan Evans, performed here during Dan’s concert for Nashville’s Grand Old Dulcimer Club at the Turner Hall, Blair School Of Music in Nashville in June 2018

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a brief career history

a brief history of Dan Evans’ music career

early beginnings

With no training in music but good woodworking skills, Dan built two dulcimers whilst at school and then played mandolin in the school folk band.  Inspired by legendary British dulcimer player Roger Nicholson, with whom he was later to work, Dan learned a little early music on the dulcimer.  At university he taught himself guitar and, aside from fifteen minutes coaching with the British virtuoso guitarist Martin Simpson, is still completely self-taught on his instruments to this day.  His university days were certainly formative and artists he first heard then, like John Martyn, The Pentangle and Gryphon have undoubtedly shaped the development of Dan’s highly individual and eclectic style.READ MORE

my digital effects

effects for my acoustic instruments 

My dulcimers have natural sounding pickups, which feed the excellent Boss DD-500 delay unit.  This box processes the signal to the highest of audio standards, so the integrity of the acoustic sound is preserved.  The delay effects that I use for dulcimer, with a few exceptions, are subtle and you might only notice them by their absence.  They add warmth and place the music in a natural sound space.

 

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Bullet Train at KMW film

the first live performance of Dan’s adventurous minimalist solo dulcimer composition Bullet Train at Bardstown Baptist Church, Kentucky as part of the 2014 Kentucky Music Week festival (KMW)

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Nashville concert ~ part 3 ~ with Stephen Seifert

after playing solo in my concert for Nashville’s Grand Old Dulcimer Club in the Turner Hall, Nashville, I was joined by the brilliant dulcimer player Stephen Seifert, whereupon we improvised several duets off the cuff, with no preparation whatsoever

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