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25/05/2010

Dan Evans' appearances in the press

 

as well as being featured in the Who's Who of Popular Music for over 20 years, the following items have appeared in local, national and international press - obviously, I can't buy every newspaper and magazine published, but here are a few press items captured since 1992 ...

 

prior to 1992

•    (UK) various articles in local press about concerts
•    (UK) folk press two technical articles extensively published in various folk magazines: 'Amplifying Acoustic Guitars' and 'Manicure for Fingerpickers'

 

1992
•    (UK) Luton Herald & Post - 7 separate articles about my music career, my DanSing Music record label and Guardian Spirit CD reviews
•    (UK) Rock 'n Reel magazine - review of my sampler cassette
•    (UK) Shire Folk magazine - review of my sampler cassette
•    (UK) Unicorn folk magazine - review of my sampler cassette
•    (UK) Folk Roots magazine - review of my sampler cassette
•    (UK) Folk Roundabout magazine - review of my sampler cassette

'he displays an admirable willingness to take risks and showcases as sound rich in style and experimentation'
Rock 'n Reel magazine

1993
•    (UK) South Bedfordshire On Sunday - 1/4 page article to support my entry to a national talent competition
•    (UK) South Bedfordshire On Sunday - 1/4 page article to support my entry to a national talent competition
•    (UK) Luton Leader - article about my DanSing Music record label 
•    (UK) Essex Folk News - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) Folk Roundabout magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) Folk Roots magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) Folk In Kent magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) Buzz magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD

 

Luton & Dunstable Herald & Post article

 

'one of the country's most popular and hardest working performers'
Folk Roundabout magazine

1994
•    (UK) Luton Herald & Post - 1/4 page article to support my entry to a national talent competition
•    (UK) Luton Herald & Post - article on my music career, my DanSing Music record label and my Guardian Spirit CD review
•    (UK) Thame Gazette - article about my Guardian Spirit CD, featuring the artist who designed the front cover of sleeve
•    (UK) Yorkshire & Humberside What's On - item about my concert at York Arts Centre
•    (UK) Folk On Tap magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) unknown music magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) Folkwrite magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) Shire Folk magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (UK) Unicorn folk magazine - review of my Guardian Spirit CD
•    (USA) Dulcimer Players News (20th Anniversary Issue) - 2 page centrefold interview: 'Then and Now - Twenty Years with the Dulcimer'  

'Dan's technical guitar skills are far beyond the norm for the folk world'

Folkwrite magazine

1995
•    (UK) Northampton Press - 1/4 page article on my concert for Northampton College of Arts 
•    (UK) Luton & Dunstable Herald & Post - article on my concert in Dunstable
•    (UK) Bedfordshire On Sunday - article about my music career and concert in Dunstable
•    (UK) Newport Pagnell & Olney Herald - article about my marriage to Mary
•    (UK) The Independent Newspaper - short review of Guardian Spirit CD

'a stylish blend of medieval folk and contemporary guitar idioms'

The Independent Newspaper (UK)

1996
•    (UK) Kent Courier - article about my concert in Kent
•    (UK) Bracknell Gazette - 1/4 page articel on my workshop in Bracknell
•    (UK) Bedford Times & Citizen - article about my concert in Flitwick
•    (UK) Bedfordshire On Sunday - article about my concert in Flitwick
•    (UK) Ely Standard - article about my concert in Ely
•    (UK) Ely Weekend News - article about my concert in Ely
•    (UK) Middlesbrough Evening Gazette - article about my concert in Stockton
•    (UK) Middlesbrough Herald & Post - front page feature about my concert in Stockton
•    (UK) Luton Herald & Post - 1/2 page article about my concert in Luton
•    (UK) Brecon & Radnor Express - 2 articles about my concert in Hay-On-Wye
•    (UK) Milton Keynes Herald - article about my concert for Olney Arts Festival
•    (UK) Milton Keynes Citizen - article about my concert for Olney Arts Festival
•    (UK) Reading Chronicle - article about my concert in Reading

'folk at its finest'
Brecon & Radnor Express (UK)

1997
•    (UK) Bedfordshire On Sunday - 2 separate articles reviewing my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) Milton Keynes On Sunday - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (USA) Dulcimer folk Association magazine - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) Unicorn folk magazine - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) Folkwrite magazine - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) Folk Roots magazine - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) Nonsuch News (the newsletter of the UK Dulcimer Club) - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) Folk In Kent - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) Folk London - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    Taplas magazine - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    Folk Roundabout magazine - review of my Spirit Dancing CD

 

Milton Keynes On Sunday cutting

 

'Well thought out, highly polished and attractively packaged, this CD deserved a wide audience'
Folk In Kent magazine

1998
•    (UK) Winchester Extra - article about my performance at Winchester Folk Festival
•    (UK) Abbey View (magazine of Abbey National Bank) - article about my music career & dulcimers
•    (USA) The Daily Commercial, Florida - article about my concert in Florida 

1999  
•    (UK) Milton Keynes On Sunday - article about my concert in Woburn
•    (UK) Milton Keynes Citizen - article about my concert in Woburn
•    (UK) Bedfordshire On Sunday - article about my concert in Woburn
•    (UK) Time Out - article about my concert in London
•    (UK) Milton Keynes Citizen - article about my concert in Newport Pagnell
•    (UK) NFAA (Northamptonshire Folk Activities Association) - review of my Spirit Dancing CD
•    (UK) unknown music magazine - review of my Spirit Dancing CD

'if you are not familiar with the expressive qualities of the mountain dulcimer, this CD will convert you. Get it.'

unknown music magazine
 
2000
•    (UK) Bedford Times & Citizen - article about my concert in Bedford
•    (UK) MK Arts magazine - extended article written by myself: 'Performing in America and Britain - the difference'
•    (UK) Folk On Tap magazine - 3 page article, about my Kentucky tour

2001
•    (UK) Crew Cronicle - article about my UK tour
•    (UK) Bedfordshire On Sunday - article about my concert in Flitwick
•    (UK) Traditional Music Maker magazine - 2 page article about my music trip to Texas  
•    (UK) Folk On Tap magazine - 2 page article about my music trip to Texas  
•    (UK) Woman's Weekly magazine - article about my singing course by two regular students
 
'there's a real "wow" factor!'
Woman's Weekly magazine (UK)

2002
•    (UK) Leighton Buzzard On Sunday - article about my music career and concert in Woburn
•    (UK) Luton & Dunstable On Sunday - article about my music career and concert in Milton Keynes
•    (UK) Olney Phone Box magazine - article about my concert in Olney
•    (UK) Redditch Advertiser - article about my concert in Redditch
•    (UK) Milton Keynes Citizen - article about my Autumn Dance CD
•    (UK) Dunstable News/Gazette - Article about the launch event for my Autumn Dance CD 
•    (UK) NFAA (Northamptonshire Folk Activities Association) - review of my Autumn Dance CD
•    (USA) Celtic Music magazine - mention in article: Appalachian Music by Winnie Czulinski

 

Abbey View cutting


2003
•    (UK) Abbey View (magazine of Abbey National Bank) - full-page article about my music career and courses
•    (UK) Unicorn folk magazine -  review of my Autumn Dance CD
•    (UK) Folk On Tap magazine - review of my Autumn Dance CD
•    (USA) Dulcimer Players New magazine - mention in article: The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club Annual Weekend at Launde Abbey' by Butch Ross  

'A fine album from a very accomplished musician'
Folk On Tap magazine

2008
•    (UK) Medway News - article about my concert in Rainham, Kent
•    (UK) Your Medway - article about my concert in Rainham, Kent

2009
•    (UK) Sunday Express - extended article on my singing course, written by a reporter, who attended the whole weekend and was moved to tears twice
•    (UK) WI Life magazine - article about my singing courses
•    (UK) ISM Journal - interview for this professional music journal
•    (UK) The Mail On Sunday - 1/2 page article on my singing course
•    (USA) Dulcimer Players New magazine - mention in article on DAA by Stephen Seifert  

2010       
•    (UK) Durham First (The University of Dunham magazine) - short article about my career (I attended the university from 1974-77)
•    (UK) Unicorn folk magazine - review of my Let It Be Me CD
•    (UK) Nonsuch News (the newsletter of the UK Dulcimer Club) - review of my Let It Be Me CD
•    (UK) NFAA (Northamptonshire Folk Activities Association) - review of my Let It Be Me CD
•    (USA) Dulcimer Player News - review by Neal Walters of my Let It Be Me CD
•    (USA) Dulcimer Player News - 4 page article written by myself: Singing with the Mountain Dulcimer (part I)


'I am gobsmacked by Dan's amazing ability to provide such compelling and lyrical dulcimer accompaniments to his singing'
Dulcimer Players News

 

2011
•    (UK) Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph - article about my singing course
•    (USA) Orlando Sentinel, Florida - article about my attendance at Mount Dora Dulcimer Festival

 

Orlando Sentinel cutting

 

'having Dan Evans was a feather in our cap'
Mount Dora Dulcimer Festival / Orlando Sentinel

 

2012

•    (UK) Bromsgrove Standard - article about my concert in Bromsgrove
•    (UK) Midlands What's On Magazine - article about my concert in Bromsgrove

•    (UK) Birmingham Mail - article about my concert in Bromsgrove 
•    (UK) Bromsgrove Advertiser & Messenger - article about my concert in Bromsgrove 
•    (UK) Evesham Journal - article about my singing courses

•    (USA) Dulcimer Player News - 3 page article written by myself: Singing with the Mountain Dulcimer Part II 2013

 

2013

•    (UK) Unicorn folk magazine - full-page interview about my music career with editor: Simon Bailes

•    (UK) ISM website - article: 'Three Ss, a Positive Approach to Teaching'

•    (UK) Gloucestershire Echo - article about my singing courses

 

2014
•    (USA) The Kentucky Standard - full-page interview about my music and presence at Kentucky Music Week festival

 

'he displays a lyricism and freedom of expression which is truly exhilarating'
Nonsuch News

 

2015
•    (UK) Woman & Home magazine - article on my singing course 

•    (UK) The Moment Magazine - article on my concert for Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 
•    (UK) Unicorn folk magazine - review of my Au Vieux Moulin CD
•    (USA) Dulcimer Player News - review by Jerry Rockwell of my Au Vieux Moulin CD
•    (UK) Nonsuch News (the newsletter of the UK Dulcimer Club) - review of my Au Vieux Moulin CD

•    (UK) Brecon & Radnor Express - article about Talgarth Festival, featuring my concert there

•    (UK) Gloucestershire Echo - article about my singing courses


2016
•    (UK) Acoustic magazine - review of my Au Vieux Moulin CD

 

'all incredibly pure, all incredibly beautiful'
Acoustic magazine

 

Acoustic review of Dan's Au Vieux Moulin CD



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