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.
“The Dillyboys are an energetic folk band, bringing to life original and traditional songs and tunes.” MonoMagazine