Dylan Walshe

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Dylan Walshe
Dylan Walshe at the Fox Theater, California. 2017
Dylan Walshe at the Fox Theater, California. 2017
Background information
Birth nameDylan Robert Walshe
OriginLoughlinstown, Dublin
GenresFolk, Irish traditional music, singer-songwriter, blues, roots music, one-man band
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, harmonica, foot drum, singing
LabelsStirring Foot Records, Muddy Roots, Squoodge Records, Voodoo Rhythm Records

Dylan Robert Walshe (Irish: Dylan Breathnach) is an Irish folk music singer-songwriter. Born and raised in southeast Dublin, he is based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has toured with Flogging Molly, Avatar, The White Buffalo, The Mahones and recorded with James Fearnley of The Pogues.[1][2]


Walshe first performed on stage at the age of 15 in a band which was formed with some school and neighbourhood friends. He played rhythm guitar & drums before moving onto performing as a solo singer-songwriter. After some years of performing at home in Ireland, Walshe lived out most of his 20s in London where he also spent some time in a band with R. Roswell of Spacemen 3. In 2013, Walshe released a limited edition 7" vinyl recording on the Berlin label Squoodge Records, R. Roswell recorded two of those tracks on some analog recording equipment in the living room of his London apartment. In 2015, Walshe released a live recording on Muddy Roots Records of Nashville, Tennessee.[3]

Walshe moved to Nashville in 2016. After busking on lower Broadway, his first Nashville show was with Spider Stacy of The Pogues, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and The Secret Commonwealth on St. Patrick's Day at the Nashville Palace.[4] In 2016, Dylan also released 'And Then You Cry' on The Monsters tribute album for Reverend Beat-Man's Swiss label Voodoo Rhythm Records.[5] While in Nashville, Flogging Molly invited Walshe to perform on their 2017 Salty Dog Punk Rock cruise through The Bahamas. Subsequently, Flogging Molly then invited Dylan on a nationwide US & Canadian tour. The White Buffalo was also on that tour.

Walshe self-released his debut studio album of original songs All Manner of Ways in October 2018. The album reached No.1 on the Amazon Singer-Songwriters New Releases chart & No.2 on the Amazon Singer-Songwriters Best Sellers chart. Paddy Rock (US) named All Manner of Ways its 2018 Roots Album of the Year.[6] Shakenstir and The Alternate Root also named the album as one of the best of 2018.[7][8] Irish folk singer Christy Moore nominated Walshe's work for the 2019 RTE Irish Folk Awards saying, "Dylan is a true Irish ballad singer, I admire his work." Paddy Rock (US) charted All Manner Of Ways in the top 3 best Celtic Rock albums of the decade 2010–2019.[9]

In 2018, Walshe opened for Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters and recorded with James Fearnley of The Pogues.[10] Walshe was the opener for the Swedish heavy metal group Avatar on a 32-date UK & European tour in 2019.[11][12] Canadian Celtic Punk band The Mahones were also on that tour.[13] Dylan often joined The Mahones onstage to perform with them.[14]

Since December 2019, Dylan has produced & presented the Irish radio show Your Kind Of Folk on Garden County Radio from Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

As a solo performer, Walshe has headlined tours throughout much of Europe & The US. Walshe has appeared on bills with artists such as Del McCoury, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Peter Rowan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, The Skatalites, DeVotchKa, NOFX, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Chris Bailey of The Saints, The Beat, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, The Blasters, Bobby Bare, The Sonics, Tír na nÓg, Scullion, The Melvins, Ray Wylie Hubbard, L. C. Ulmer, The Black Lillies & many more.


  • Blind Is Blind 7" Vinyl – Squoodge Records (2013)
  • Muddy Folkin' Roots (Compilation/VA) CD & Digital – Muddy Roots (2014)
  • Muddy Roots Record Artists (Compilation/VA) CD & Digital – Muddy Roots (2015)
  • Soul Hell Cafe (Live) CD & Digital – Muddy Roots Records (2015)
  • Blind Is Blind (Re-release) Digital only – Muddy Roots (2016)
  • Eamonn Karan – Celtic Skies (Contains 'Boy Buries Mother' written by Dylan Walshe) CD & Digital – Real Music (2016)
  • Tribute to The Monsters (Compilation/VA featuring 'And Then You Cry') Vinyl, CD & Digital
  • It's A Dark Holler! (Compilation/VA) CD – Mofo Music 2018
  • All Manner of Ways (Album) Vinyl, CD & Digital – Stirring Foot Records (2018)
  • It's A Dark Holler Vol 2 Blues, Roots & Hillfunk (Compilation/VA) CD – Mofo Music 2020
  • Voodoo Rhythm Blues Trash Radio (Compilation/VA) Digital - Voodoo Rhythm Records


  1. ^ James G. Carlson (24 July 2018). "Video Premiere: "Death Dance" by Dylan Walshe". No Depression.
  2. ^ "A 21st century troubadour". The Irish World. 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ "An Interview With Dylan Walshe". No Depression.
  4. ^ "Spider Stacy and the Lost Bayou Ramblers". Punk Globe.
  5. ^ "The Monsters Celebrate Thirty Years of Making Music with New Album and Tribute Compilation". Punk Globe.
  6. ^ "Paddy Rock Podcasts Best Releases of 2018". Paddy Rock.
  7. ^ "My Best Albums 2018". Shakenstir.
  8. ^ "Top 100 2018". The Alternate Root.
  9. ^ "Paddy Rock Best Releases Of The Decade". Paddy Rock.
  10. ^ "Dylan Walshe – All Manner of Ways". Folk and Tumble. 11 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Slavestate Magazine – Sveriges tyngsta tidning".
  12. ^ A, Fabrice. "Avatar + The Mahones + Dylan Walshe à La Kulturfabrik – Esch Sur Alzette (Lux)". La Magic Box.
  13. ^ Reid, Hannah (24 January 2019). "Avatar/The Mahones/Dylan Walshe – Glasgow, The Garage – 16 January 2019". Über Rock.
  14. ^ Weber, Klaudia (1 March 2019). "Avatar, The Mahones, Dylan Walshe @ Nosturi". Stalker (magazine).