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DICKSON & ALLEN

Two of the finest exponents of acoustic folk and roots music Maurice Dickson & Stompin' Dave are teaming up. They are offering their unique show to venues across the UK continental Europe. 

Belfast born Maurice Dickson, a professional musician for over thirty years has built an enthusiastic audience for his powerful brand of traditional and contemporary folk. This journeyman has toured across the UK, Ireland, Europe and America.

Maurice has performed at many of the major folk festivals including Sidmouth, Edinburgh, Shetland, Belfast, Limerick, Aaron, and Cork. Rock n Reel describes his music as "Gutsy and moving. Personal yet universal...with a sincerity which is a hallmark of all he does." A terrific songwriter Maurice performs many of his own beautifully crafted original songs in tandem with finely chosen covers and traditional material.

In 2008 Maurice formed the duo Mochara with former junior All Britain champion piper and whistle player Catherine Ashcroft. They have performed widely and released three albums of material. Mochara tracks have aired on BBC Radio2, and showcased in the Irish Music Daily.  Catherine toured China in 2017 and 2018 as part of the theatrical show Riverdance.

Described by Maverick Magazine as "one of the world's greatest performers." Stompin' Dave Allen is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer.

With twenty five years of performing experience Dave has worked exclusively as a musician and performed across the UK and beyond.

As a solo performer Dave has performed at bluegrass, blues, country, folk, rock n roll and old-time music festivals including some major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, etc. A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014.

 

Dave was winner of the FOAOTMAD old-time banjo competition 2011 and 2013. Stompin’ Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician & a true original.” The Daily Telegraph.

 

Dickson and Allen have been inspired to begin performing together by the long association and friendship the two have developed over the last ten years. They have worked alongside each other in the same bill at the many Sublime Folk Concerts across the south of the UK that Dave organised from 2010. Dave also made many appearances at Foxstock Festival that Maurice organised and performed at for ten years  in the Cotswolds  until 2015.

 

Last year the pair finally got to present a full length duo set on the last night of Schwarzer Hermann Festival near Hannover, Germany a memorable event for those in attendance. It was decided it was  time that they pursued some employment as a duo as it worked great. It certainly promises to be a fiery and highly skilled one! 

 

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