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Vestapol

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2019
Released 2019
Dave plays possibly the oldest blues tune in the world, if it really does date from the siege of Sevastopol.
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Dave Rolfe plays folk, blues and beyond on the acoustic guitar.

Happy Meeting in Glory

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2019
Released 2019
Dave Rolfe plays lively and folky guitar instrumentals
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Dave Rolfe is a Folk Guitarist specializing in instrumentals ranging from Irish harp music to the Delta Blues. He plays with a vitality rarely seen in acoustic guitar players but sees himself as a humble disciple of such British acoustic guitar worthies as Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, and Ralph McTell. Dave returned to the folk scene in 1997 by joining the band at the Unicorn Folk Club near Weston Park. In his misspent youth he played …
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Ashokan Farewell

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2019
Released 2019
Dave Rolfe plays the acoustic guitar. ........and the mandolin.......and the bass guitar. In fact, any thing with strings and frets. oh and percussion.
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Dave Rolfe has been in love with the tune Ashokan Farewell ever since he first heard it. So it's only natural that he should record a guitar and mandolin version.

Dance, Dance

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2018
Released 2018
Dave Rolfe is known as a folksy acoustic guitar player, but he also plays "anything with frets", oh, and percussion, and occasionally sings......and he plays guitar, did I mention he plays guitar?
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Dave Rolfe is known as a solo guitar player, and an accompanist, but on "Dance,Dance" he accompanies himself. So in addition to guitars we get mandolin, bass and Djembe. All played by Dave because he's too mean to pay other musicians.

My Big Brother

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2018
Released 2018
Words by Dave Rolfe to lament his Brother's passing. Tune by Dave Rolfe and Toby Wilson.

Make You Feel My Love

by Ellie Lou

Released 2018
Released 2018
Ellie Lou gives a folksy version of this Dylan classic. She is accompanied by Dave Rolfe and Ali McDonald on guitars, Nick Wells on bass, and Andy Wain on resophonic guitar.
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Ellie Lou is a singer with a tremendous range. She covers songs from all genres, folk, jazz, pop, etc, but her talents do not stop there. She also writes her own stuff and has a genuine gift for arranging.

Apache

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2018
Released 2018
Dave Rolfe usually plays acoustic guitar. But here he has dusted off the electric guitar and produced a fine version of an instrumental classic. I can still hear the folky influence though. Can you? All instruments here are played by Dave.
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Dave Rolfe is a Folk Guitarist specializing in instrumentals ranging from Irish harp music to the Delta Blues. He plays with a vitality rarely seen in acoustic guitar players but sees himself as a humble disciple of such British acoustic guitar worthies as Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, and Ralph McTell.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

by Ellie Lou

Released 2017
Released 2017
Ellie Lou is a talented young British indie singer, composer and arranger.
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Ellie Lou is a singer with a tremendous range, and lead singer with the Ellen Venn Band. She covers songs from all genres, folk, jazz, pop, etc, but her talents do not stop there. She also writes her own stuff and has a genuine gift for arranging.

Windy and Warm

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2017
Released 2017
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Dave Rolfe performs his own version of the fingerstyle standard "Windy and Warm". John D Loudermilk wrote this tune for Chet Atkins, intending for it to sit midway between Country and Jazz in style. Well Dave's version adds a little folkiness to the mix. We hope it will make you feel "Warm" inside, leave the "Windy" for someone else.

Summertime

by Dave Rolfe & Emma Woodhouse

Released 2017
Dave Rolfe
Released 2017
Dave Rolfe
Emma Woodhouse brings her soulful vocals to this timeless classic. An old show tune, but written in a folky way, which suits Dave Rolfe's guitar style. Recorded during the "Legacy" sessions for Emma and Dave's folk album.
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Emma Woodhouse and Dave Rolfe played in the acoustic band "Driftwood", but decided to release a folk album together as their "legacy", to mark Emma's departure from the band. The single "Summertime" was recorded at the "legacy" sessions. Not folky enough to put on the album, but too good not to release. This lively version of the timeless classic was used by Driftwood for soundchecks at gigs, and is fondly remembered by the band and …
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Legacy

by Dave Rolfe & Emma Woodhouse

Released 2017
Dave Rolfe
Released 2017
Dave Rolfe
A blend of traditional and original folk songs with a transatlantic feel.
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Folk guitarist Dave Rolfe and singer Emma Woodhouse team up to produce their "legacy" - a blend of traditional and original folk songs that they want to leave as inheritance tracks to future generations. The pair perform together in the acoustic band Driftwood, but have taken time out to record this album.

The musicians are:
Emma Woodhouse - lead vocal
Dave Rolfe - guitars, mandolin, mandola, djembe
Linda Del Manso - backing vocals
Nick Wells …
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Too Blue

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2017
Released 2017
A self-penned guitar instrumental by Dave Rolfe

Dueling Banjos

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2016
Released 2016
Dave Rolfe turns his hand to a classic instrumental. HIs version has one advantage - no banjos!

Red Is the Rose

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2016
Released 2016
Dave Rolfe and Linda Del Manso collaborate on this traditional folk song.
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On this single Dave accompanies the traditional Folk Singer Linda Del Manso. Dave and Linda can often be found hosting the Bradford Arms Folk Club in Staffordshire, England.

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

by Dave Rolfe & Rhiannon Lewis

Released 2016
Dave Rolfe
Released 2016
Dave Rolfe
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On this single Dave is joined by Rhiannon Lewis on flute. Dave and Rhiannon play together in a band called Driftwood. You should check them out too.

I Will Not Let You Go

by Driftwood

Released 2011
Released 2011
Romeo awakes and hears the lark or is it the nightingale? Juliet will not let him go. She knows that when she does it is the beginning of the end. A love song inspired by O D Slope, Robert Bridges, and Pachelbel.
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Driftwood are an acoustic band playing folk and acoustic music with a big dollop of Soul. The band comprises Emma Woodhouse (vocals), Ali McDonald (keyboards), Nick Wells (bass), Dave Rolfe (guitar), Reuben Alldridge (trombone) and Rhiannon Lewis (flute).

Feckless Eric

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2007
Released 2007
Pure acoustic guitar. No effects, no tricks, just acoustic guitar
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Dave Rolfe is a Folk Guitarist specializing in instrumentals ranging from Irish harp music to the Delta Blues. He plays with a vitality rarely seen in acoustic guitar players but sees himself as a humble disciple of such British acoustic guitar worthies as Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, and Ralph McTell. Dave returned to the folk scene in 1997 by joining the band at the Unicorn Folk Club near Weston Park. In his misspent youth he played …
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With Further Ado

by Dave Rolfe

Released 2008
Released 2008
Folk guitar from the Irish harp to the delta blues
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Dave Rolfe is a Folk Guitarist specializing in instrumentals ranging from Irish harp music to the Delta Blues. He plays with a vitality rarely seen in acoustic guitar players but sees himself as a humble disciple of such British acoustic guitar worthies as Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, and Ralph McTell.

Dave's album "With Further Ado" was recorded at Brian Bedford's Park Head Studio in Yorkshire, and Scadge Studios in Telford. It features Folk, Blues and …
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The Full English

by Luka's Night Out

Released 2009
Released 2009
Traditional English folk songs lovingly arranged for four-part harmony and backed by acoustic instruments.
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Luka's Night Out are a four-piece female vocal harmony group based in Shropshire, England. The line-up is Liz Mars, Liz Rogers, Kathy Watson and Ann Wishart. On their first album "The Full English" they sing traditional English folksongs with all the gusto that the genre demands. There's a song for every mood, and you'll be unable to play this album without singing along. The accompaniment is provided by the fine musicians of Driftwood; Ali McDonald …
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