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Albums by Matthew Dames are available to purchase on iTunes or CD's can be purchased and mailed out to you within 5 business days.

Salamanca Serenade (2021)

A studio release of the most requested covers in Matthew’s repertoire. This album is solo voice and guitar, with Anna Talbot singing supporting vocals on Bloom (track 2).

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Traditional Ballads (2018)

A collection of traditional Irish and Scottish ballads sung and played in a traditional style. This album is raw and stripped back, featuring warm volcals and guitar.

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Walk With Me (2015)

Original contemporary folk music with rich vocals and intricate guitar work. Reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel, Luka Bloom, Passenger and Dougie Maclean.

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"Matthew stands out amongst his generation of up and coming musicians as an astonishing guitar player and songwriter. Drawing on old and contemporary folk music that I don't see much around the Australian scene. And he really nails it live."

- Daniel Champagne

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View some of my latest tracks, interviews and a few cover songs on my YouTube channel!

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Matthew plays regularly at these locations please like Matthew Dames Music on Facebook for other dates and upcoming events.

Date/Time Location Cost More Info
Saturdays - 9am to 3pm Salamanca Market, Hobart Free Entry
Sundays - 10am to 1pm Farm Gate Market Free Entry
Saturday Afternoons New Sydney Hotel, Hobart Free Entry


Matthew is available to book for venues, events, festivals or special private events such as weddings, parties, corporate events and so on.

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Matthew Dames is a seasoned performer who migrated to Tasmania, Australia from Cambridge, UK. He busks frequently at Salamanca Market and Farm Gate Market in Hobart. His Contemporary Folk style is warm and sensitive, drawing influence from artists including Passenger, Luka Bloom and Dougie Maclean. Matthew has released two original albums and his third album, Traditional Ballads, is a selection of his most requested traditional folk songs. Matthew has performed at multiple national and international music festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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