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Along with many of his contemporaries such as Nic Jones, Tony Rose and Martin Carthy, Dave Burland is one of the seminal influences of the Folk Revival and an inspiration to following generations of folk artists. A highly respected and long-established performer, Dave's repertoire ranges from the traditional to the contemporary. Since 1968 he has toured throughout Europe, Hong Kong and Australia and been a welcome guest at clubs and festivals throughout the UK.

The rich, mellow tones of Dave’s voice and his distinctive guitar style have featured on over 50 albums and recordings alongside the likes of Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Dick Gaughan, Bob Pegg, Nic Jones, Mike Harding, Hedgehog Pie and The Albion Band. For over thirty years he also fronted the ever-popular Shagpile at UK festivals providing many 'Bop til You Drop' nights of rock n roll.

Shapile at Leeds Folk Festival, 1983, supporting Moving Hearts, John Martyn and Georgie Fame.

Dave Burland and The Awkward Squad at Settle Festival, 2016.

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