The Dalebilly brand of Bluegrass is based around the vocal “wall of sound” created by the three harmony vocals encompassing Father and Son – Kevin and Neil Garatt with Richard Collins. The choice of material gives the vocalists ample opportunity to blend the subtle ballads with the driven up tempo songs. The result is an interesting mix of the old and modern – presented in the traditional style. The engine of the band comprises the Bass of Claire Collins, Kevin’s percussive Guitar style, and the Mandolin chop of Richard Collins. Add to that the lead playing from Neil (Guitar), Kevin (Dobro), Richard C. (Mandolin) and Richard H (Banjo), and you have a versatile line up presenting the very best in Bluegrass!
Please listen to this track - recorded live at one of the DALEBILLY gigs. The song is called "The Healing Kind"
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HERE IS WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY
DIDMARTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL- Programme 2011
“Dalebilly bring together three of the great voices in British Bluegrass”
BBMA - DIDMARTON FESTIVAL REVIEW 2011
“First on stage was Dalebilly, stalwarts of the UK bluegrass Scene“,
“they soon had us travelling down the road to a very classy and well paced set”
“sadly all too soon their act came to an end”
BBMA - ORWELL FESTIVAL REVIEW 2012
“They were followed by the good solid professionals who make up Dalebilly”
GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2012 - Advert
“Together Neil, Richard, Claire, Richard, and Kevin, combines the traditional with contemporary to deliver some exquisite bluegrass arrangements”
“ they blend into a unique outfit that as been popular at festivals across the country”
CORNISH BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Programme 2012
“If you like bluegrass with solid rhythm and tight harmonies, look out for Dalebilly”
QUOTE FROM THE INTERNET!
We were only able to get to the festival for the Friday (our first Bluegrass fest), and eager to experience some of the UK Bluegrass bands... As it turned out, half of this mob run/play at our local Bluegrass Club in Leeds & were the best bluegrass we saw!
DALEBILLY CAN BE FOUND ON YOU TUBE PLAYING AT SEVERAL OF THE BRITISH FESTIVALS
- Didmarton (Midnight on the Highway)
- Didmarton (Cold Sheets of Rain)
- Orwell - (Walking After Midnight)