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Dulaman are a young talented acoustic band   first formed in 1999, and who have experimented with various musical styles and genres. They are constantly developing their own style of music, which is now difficult to fit into a particular genre. Their instrumental line up is guitar, fiddle, (or twin fiddles) and double bass. All members sing lead and harmony vocals.

Dulaman write and arrange most of their songs and tunes, which appeal to audiences who appreciate quality acoustic music that is played with invention, flair and enthusiasm. Their live performances have been rousing excellent reviews from the organisers and their audiences.

 Dulaman’s performance has been described  as ‘the gig of the year’

Influences embraced in their music include Celtic, Bluegrass, Pop, Classical, Folk, Country and American Old Time.

Dulaman featured on BBC TV North West Tonight  (May 06) programme which discussed the development of folk music and its appeal to younger and new audiences.


  They are performing at various Folk/ Bluegrass Festivals and Clubs in the UK, supporting major bands and artists such as Chart Hits singer  Sandi Thom, Mercury Prize nominee- Seth Lakeman, Squeeze former member Glen Tilbrook, The Oyster Band, Waterson:Carthy, Flook, Little Johnny England, , Smith and O’Reilly and The Shankman Twins (now known as Malibu Storm) along the way.

The band has been supported throughout from Fluff (fiddle player and newest member of the Incredible String Band 2004), who along with music lecturer Kath from Keele University helped them to write and arrange their first tune. Eleanor and Anna were both taught to play the violin to a high standard by Fluff (Clare Smith)

  Dulaman played for the first time abroad in July 2004 at the prestigious Folkest festival in Italy. Followed by headlining the Anchorage Folk Festval in.Alaska, US in Jan 06.

  Dulaman were BBC Young Folk Awards Semi Finalists in 2001, and Eleanor and David (former member) were semi finalists as Cross:Pickering in 2003.

The band won the first borough ‘Mayors Oscars’ for best performers in 2002.

Dulaman were featured on BBC Radio Merseyside for a 40-minute slot on the Stan Ambrose Folk Programme during September 04 and have featured on the Genevieve Tudor Folk Programme for BBC Radio Shropshire.

  Their first CD was recorded in 2003 and titled ‘Four years in November’, featuring friend and former band member , David Pickering on mandolin and vocals. It has been broadcast on a number of radio stations in the UK and overseas and given excellent reviews from a variety of recognised sources.

Dulaman’s second CD is currently being recorded and produced.