Dave Goulder

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Dave Goulder
Born (1939-01-01) January 1, 1939 (age 78)
Derbyshire, UK
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1961–present
Labels Fellside Records
Outer Green Records
Timberhead Music
Associated acts Liz Dyer
Website http://www.davegoulder.co.uk
Notable instruments
Jaw harp

Dave Goulder (born January 1, 1939) is a singer, guitarist, dry stonewall builder,[1] mountain climber, railway fireman, humorist, and composer. He is best known for his song "January Man" and for his collections of railway songs which have received acclaim by critics and enthusiasts alike.[2]

Family and personal life[edit]

Goulder is married to his wife Mary and lives in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands.

Musical career[edit]

Early work[edit]

Dave Goulder left the railway in 1961 and began mountaneering while recording his first folk records in the late 1960s progressing in time to collections of railway songs.

Selected discography[edit]

Release Date Album Title Record Label
1975 The Golden Days Of Steam Argo
1974 Stone, Steam And Starlings Argo
1973 The Man Who Put The Engine In The Chip Shop Argo
1971 The Raven & The Crow Argo
1971 Requiem for Steam Argo Big Ben Record
1970 January Man Argo
1969 LP Argo


From Goulder[edit]

About the jaw harp:

  • "It is particularly well suited to Scottish music; the drone effect being perfect for pipe marches in any time signature, in fact just about all bagpipe tunes will richly reward the player."[3]


  1. ^ Wicked Local, "Dry stone wall building workshop slated in Franklin". Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. 
  2. ^ The Northern Times, "New head of steam for railway songs". [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Celtic Music Net.


  • Goulder, Dave. How To Build and Repair Dry Stone Walls, A 60-minute video/DVD explaining the basic principles of dry stone walling. Filmed in Scotland and the Cotswolds, Dry Stone Walling Association, DSWA.

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