Jack Badcock

25th August 2022

“World class vocalist. Jack Badcock has a perfect ballad singers voice.”



“Subtle guitar…Exquisitely modulated vocals” 

The Scotsman


“Startling adaptations of traditional material”

The Courier


Singer and guitarist, Jack Badcock is a hugely experienced performer, having toured extensively around the world, predominantly as frontman and founding member of his award winning world-folk band Dallahan.

Raised in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland and later Yorkshire, splitting his first eighteen years between the two, before moving to Scotland to immerse himself in it's traditional music scene, where he has lived since 2011, Jack feels no more tied to any of his three home countries than the next.

Over the last two years, between time on the road, he has focused his time at home in Glasgow on writing his own material and now draws on his performance experience to deliver a solo set of mostly original songs. These showcase his craft of thoughtful lyrics that explore human history, cosmology, personal experiences and questions about our world all delivered with a sensitivity clearly influenced by American folk, funk and soul music as much as traditional music from Britain and Ireland.

 In 2021, Jack released his debut EP, The Driftwood Project. Funded by Creative Scotland, the EP was drip-released throughout the year and showcased a plethora of musical influences and outlooks, featuring a large lineup of some of Scotland's most accomplished instrumentalists from the jazz, classical and folk worlds. It was nominated for Original Work of the Year (Sponsored by PRS) at the BBC Scots Trad Music Awards 2021. He followed this up with the prestigious New Voices commission at Celtic Connections 2022 - writing, arranging and performing a show of all-new original material with a 6-piece band. 

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