no fixed abode

original and traditional folk music

QUOTES ABOUT US FROM FOLK CLUBS AND FESTIVALS

“No Fixed Abode gave us a cracking good night at the club and there were many requests for a return visit from them. There were also many comments about Una’s beautiful, clear, lilting voice which has such an unusual and rare timbre and must surely be one of the finest on the folk scene. We will certainly be having them back.”

Woolston and Bursledon Folk Club Southampton - Sandy Satyanadhan Organiser.

No Fixed Abode always get a warm welcome at the Chesterfield Folk Club and have appeared regularly at the CFC and it's predecessor the Attic. Two lovley tallented people - Una has a voice to die for and Tony plays a mean guitar. They are committed to their music - writing memorable songs and making other people's material their own. They are always worth watching and always turn in an enjoyable and professional performance.

Chesterfield folk club - John Reedman - Chairman

I enjoy watching and listening to good performers enjoying their performance and communicating their enthusiasm to their audience. This is certainly true of the duo No Fixed Abode. Una has a beautiful voice, vibrant and true. Tony is the perfect foil and accompanies Una with great strength, with delicate touches which makes their performances so good. No Fixed Abode are a joy to work with and should be booked by clubs and festivals who are looking for new talent and fresh faces.

Fylde Folk Festival  - Alan Bell - organiser

A duo that pleases with humour warmth and above all superb musical ability. Tony's formidable guitar technique more than adequately suits the vocal talents of Una. Aside from the actual music they are a pleasure to deal with, highly professional but with a great sense of humour. There are many duos at the moment, but No Fixed Abode are something very special and the audience at Folk on the Pier festival warmed to them immediately

 

 No Fixed Abode a professional, entertaining duo, providing a mix of traditional and contemporary songs. Songs sung with a voice to die for and accompanied by a guitar played in a most elegant style. From their large range of material there is something for everyone, be it concert, club, session, or festival. Their enthusiasm for a good song, old or new, is evident in their performance. Any festival should be pleased to be able to book them. We consider ourselves lucky to have them as regular performers at our festival in Weymouth, and the festival goers agree!

Wessex Folk festival - Roger Quigley - organiser

On behalf of all present, thank you Una and Tony, No Fixed Abode for a fantastic evening you were superb, as ever. Good luck on your travels.

The Vernon Arms Folk and acoustic club - Bron - Organiser

No Fixed Abode are story tellers, bards in the truest sense. They paint images with music as deftly as Leonardo Da Vinci did with an equal sense of innovation

John O’Regan - Irish music journalist

 

 

 

 

"A little bit Renaissance, a little bit Fairport Convention - but definitely all their own, and all of it excellent." 

Eric Wincentsen - dj

“It is evident that No Fixed Abode have channelled all their verve & imagination into their own work”. Mood provoking, passionate & poignant – Stunningly hypnotic live. Una Walsh’s powerfully rich voice rouses a pot-pourri of emotions about the ups & downs of life, relationships and every day events. She performs with both passion & grace – not unlike Enya in her style”. 

 The Leicester Mercury.

“There can be fewer sweeter and yet more powerfully affecting voices in the midlands perhaps the hole of the auk”

Nottingham Evening Post

Music from the folky side of rock's dysfunctional family has always been treated with suspicion by some members of the clan. It's the distant cousin politely shunned at the bar; the strange uncle they all hope to avoid as they nervously scan the wedding party seating plan.
But Derbyshire duo No Fixed Abode is doing more than most to bring about a reconciliation and end the family fueding. New Clearwater album still has all the hallmarks of the genre, including bass provided by guesting godfather of folk-rock Ashley Hutchings. But Una Walsh and Tony Dean have crafted an eclectic series of songs that will also shake a few prejudices and preconceptions. Opener What Did I Do, with its Wonderstuffed intro, instantly showcases Una's angelic voice.
Clear as winter ice, it is cultured enough to host its own late-night Radio 4 arts show. And for those that thought folk was fit only for fey subjects and whimsy, Kebab Crazed Nutty will catch them like the business end of broken beer bottle. It's a slice of contemporary realism,served in a pitta bread, with extra chilli sauce. Then there's the left-field arrival of Modern Life, a piano-led jazz track that oozes class and features a stunning trumpet line.The intimacy of Absent Friends draws you in impossibly, so you're left holding your breath as though eavesdropping outside the confessional. Then Sunne Days lands, loaded with Pimms and sunny joie de vivre. All the tracks on this collection are underpinned by Tony's subtle and sympathetic acoustic and given extra polish by some outstanding guest contributions. You can sense the craftsmanship that has been put into these songs. Every performer adds only what the song requires, nothing else. And that display of taste and restraint is something which louder, more gregarious members of the family could do well to emulate...

PHILFY PHIL  - Derbyshire times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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