Dolbro Dan
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Dolbro Dan

Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Demo Reviews - In Focus"

Here is something quite spectacular and unexpected. Dolbro Dan is the all singing all songwriting alias of 23-year-old Daniel Mulligan (formerly of pop-punkers Grabbit Phonya) and he specialises in stripped-back, rustic folk songs. There’s a great sense of self-deprecating humour and fun here with a keen handle of when to play it entirely straight too. Daniel’s songs are simple but effective strummers with charming, self-referential ruminations. There’s no grand ideas or pretensions, especially in the execution (much like what Jeffrey Lewis and co. tried with mixed success as part of New York’s anti-folk movement a few years back) but that is Dan’s greatest asset. Imagine a localised hybrid of modern-day howlers like Langhorne Slim and Seasick Steve and you’ve got Dolbro Dan. We’ll have more of this guy please. - Alternative Ulster


When Bob was still a Boy (3 track promo Cd - AUG07)

Dolbro Dan: Singin’ Homemade Music (12 track album - OCT07)

Silver Clouds (3 track promo Cd - JAN08)

Kilfedder Memorial Bursary Award 2008
Larne Buskfest 2007: 1st Prize
Alternative Ulster (#40) Featured Demo Review
Ards Guitar Festival 2006 singer/songwriter contest: Runner up

BBC Radio Ulster: Across The Line, Gerry Anderson, Stuart Bailie
Radio U105: Interview and live performance (April 07 and October 07)

NVTV Belfast: Kick Out the Jams (Live performance - October 07)

Check out my popular YouTube videos:

Ballad of Hollis Brown – Bob Dylan cover

Catch the Wind – Donovan cover



When I was 17 I got a guitar and played punk rock with friends from school. To our surprise we never signed to Epitaph. After we split I started busking and learning Bob Dylan songs for something to do. Before long I was singin’ homemade music and recording it all as a Diy anti-folk album aptly called Dolbro Dan: Singin' Homemade Music.

My fan demographic is a strange one: half of them are 50+ who like the early Dylan vibes; the other half are punks and weirdos who know something’s happening but they don’t know what it is. Still, they like it anyway. These days I’m basking in minor cult status with my (local) award winning album. The next album will be more of the same - better recorded with more angst. Maybe I'll put out a 7” or two if I can hussle up some funding...!