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The Dillyboys are an energetic folk band, bringing to life original and traditional songs and tunes, using banjo, accordion, violin, guitar and carefully constructed harmonies.

 

Their debut EP is a fine example of a sound they have coined ‘Shanty Chic’, drawing on the traditions of folk music from around the globe. They have cultivated a  reputation for lively, rambunctious concerts that have a strong focus on audience participation.

2019 festival highlights include Sidmouth Folk Festival, Topsham Brewery Craft Ale Festival, and Withyfest. 2018 Festival highlights include Goren Festival, Exeter Street Arts Festival, The Little Big Gig, Folk on the Quay, and Sidmouth Folk Festival. The Dillyboys have played support slots for Martin and Eliza Carthy, 3 Daft Monkeys, Sheelanagig, Mad Dog McRea, Gaz Brookfield, and Ferocious Dog. 

Dilly Reviews

"The Dillyboys took to the stage with their original take on traditional folk, more along the Gypsy folk lines. The crowd were a knowledgeable bunch and joined in on several numbers where audience participation was required. The trio comprised of Banjos, Mandolins guitars and an accordion. As well as traditional folk instruments and songs, the trio’s harmonies dovetailed seamlessly creating a rich and sweet vocal line."

"Amazing band. Seen them perform at weddings, pub gigs and festivals and always blown away by how much energy and talent come from these guys. Such fun to dance to! They leave their audience exhausted and wanting more!"

"Fantastically talented, passionate and lovely people. We'd love to have them again in the future."

Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
Hatherleigh Carnival Fundraiser
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Withyfest 2021

Withyfest

20/21/22 AUG

Fantastic family friendly festival just outside of Tiverton in Witheridge, Devon. Dillyboys are playing on Saturday at 6pm.

For more information and to book your tickets please click here.

The Old Firehouse

Exeter

28 AUG

The Dillyboys are delighted to be playing again in one of their favourite local venues. Famous for pizza and quirky cosy atmosphere, this is going to be a wild night not to be missed! Set starts at 10pm. See the Firehouse website for more information.

Cranbrook Festival

Cranbrook

4 SEP

Cranberry farm is a beautiful setting for a festival just outside of Exeter in the new community of Cranbrook, Devon. The Dillyboys will take to the stage on Saturday at 2:30pm.

For more information please click here.