Dave started playing Folk Music in the 1960s while in Primary School. His class teacher, John Burgess, was a Morris Dancer and Musician and inspired all his children to dance, sing and to play. Dave was a member of the school's Morris Dance team, Maypole team and Country Dance team. A great introduction to English folklore. While at College (1972-75) Dave sang folk songs and began to develop an interest in fiddle music.
In 1975 Dave met John & Elvyn Blomfield and founded
Wild Thyme. Over the next 19 years,
Wild Thyme became one of Britain's best known English Country Dance Bands recording many collections of dance music.
In the late 1980s, Dave founded Cotswold Music and in the 1990s this became DLBMUSIC. Dave's publications are now available a Kindle Books through Amazon.
Dave has now retired from playing folk music (Except for an occasional appearance at Folk Festivals in England for old time's sake.)
Dave and his wife, Patience now run a small, yet delightful and peaceful property in central France with self-catering gite accommodation. Click on the picture to find out more.