Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band

Playing classic bluegrass and old-time music Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band is led by Stompin' Dave "One of the world's greatest performers" according to Maverick Magazine on vocals, five string bando and flatfoot dancing. The band features members of top London hoedown band Cut A Shine.

Forming in 2012 at Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band has made headline festival appearances including National Banjo Day, The Tolpuddle Martys Festival, and The Folk Barn at Wilderness Festival. They have also performed at major events such as Glastonbury Festival, Bestival and Camp Bestival as well as appearing at The Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival and The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The group features Hackney based Joe Buirski who is not only a great musician but a dedicated promoter of folk and roots music. Joe was founder member of The Magpie's Nest, BBC Folk Club of 2010.

Also the ever ebullient Ally McAuley on guitar and vocals. Joe and Ally are directors of the award winning Fire In The Mountain Festival, that takes place in Aberystwyth, Wales. 

In addition is the amazing talent of Jerry Bloom on fiddle, undoubtedly one of the capitals finest fiddle players.

The band has on occasion featured an impressive array of guest and deputy musicians. The most regular guest is Joe Hymas "Hippy Joe" who performs with rockgrass legends Hayseed Dixie.

Past public performances


Decentraland Festival District, The Harrison, Kings Cross, London

Fire In The Mountain Festival, Wales (appeared as The Festival Stompin' Stompers) 


East Anglian Bluegrass Festival, Cambridgeshire

Cornish Bluegrass Festival, Cornwall


Cromer Folk Festival, Norfolk

Fire In The Mountain Festival, Wales

Goren Festival, Devon

Cock N Bull Festival, Wiltshire


No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

The Good Life Experience, Wales

The Great Escape Festival Brighton, East Sussex

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Netherlands

Bradford Festival, Yorkshire


The Betsey Trotwood, London

The David Hall, Somerset

Sherston Village Hall, Wiltshire

Fire In The Mountain Festival, Wales

The Green Note, London

Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire

Pound Arts Centre, Wilshire


Green Note, London

Bridport Electric Palace, Dorset

Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge

Fire In The Mountain, Wales

The Canteen, Bristol

The Stag & Hounds, Bristol

Glastonbury Festival, Somerset

Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire

Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton, Hampshire

Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset



Hanger Farms Arts Centre, Hampshire

The Green Note, London

Two For Joy all Day Folk Festival, London

The Blakemore Theatre, Devon

Fire In The Mountain Festival, Wales

Camp Bestival, Dorset


Brewdog, Shoreditch, London

Two For Joy All Day Folk Festival, London

The Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire

Dorchester Corn Exchange, Dorset

The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon

Passing Clouds, London

Bestival, The Isle Of Wight

National Banjo Day, London

Folk Reworked, The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Owlsworld, Sarrat, Hertfordshire

London Remix Festival