With guitar, mandolin, harmonica, rhythm box and harmonies divine- Adelaide acoustic roots duo The Wandering Minstrels have an energetic and capturing stage presence with lyrics to inspire your consciousness! Husband and wife duo Dylan James and Michelle Byrne will capture your heart with their earthy blend of contemporary folk, blues and roots.
Dylan's highly regarded harmonica blowin' and skillful precision around the fret board meld wonderfully with Michelle's sweet talents on mandolin. With the addition of their Woodskin Cajun drum as a percussive rhythmic base, The Wandering Minstrels deliver a full and diverse sound. The Wandering Minstrels have a wealth of musical experience to draw from.
As a solo artist, Dylan has performed and busked his way around the country. With his unique ability to capture your attention, he promotes awareness towards humanity’s place within the circle of life.
Michelle's musical background includes many years as a solo performer and as a member of several different bands, including an original trio, a Celtic band, a Medieval band, jazz choir, and an Australian Bush Band. She has toured Scotland and Ireland with her Celtic duo Maher Nighean.
The Wandering Minstrels debut EP ‘Intimate Universal Encounter’ is a taste of this duo’s beautifully crafted sound. Their music has been well received during live performances at various festivals around the nation, including The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Autumn Arts Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival and The National Folk Festival. A recent highlight for the duo was performing on the Indian Pacific Railway journey from Western Australia to Adelaide, South Australia.
The Wandering Minstrels are a perfect addition to your next festival, wedding, function or event.