“The Bard of Oswaldtwistle” is well-known around the folk clubs of the North West , and in an increasingly wider circle as a singer-songwriter of considerable talent.  Some of his songs are achingly poignant but many are both funny and point an accurate finger at the absurdities of many of our society’s sacred cows.  Today he will be sharing with you how he gets his ideas and crafts songs which make people laugh..’ Simon Blatchely.  Chorely FM Radio station.

 “Singer songwriter extraordinaire, the one and only ‘Oswaldtwistle Bard’, a satirical genius.” Phil Brown,  The Drift, BBC Radio Lancashire

“….he ploughs a narrow furrow of individual quirkiness… Willy Russell

‘On Sunday, Vin Garbutt headlined a comedy-themed night of music and Dylan Owen regaled the audience with songs about existential car mechanics and Accrington ‘s hairdresser mafia gangs.Lancashire Evening Telegraph

” Dylan is almost as prolific as his namesake (Bob). The difference being that most of Dylan’s compositions are extremely funny.’ Gregson Lane F.C

What a great show of talent we had last night for our last night in the Steamer if there was a top of the pops for folk this man would be topping the charts every week....’ Fleetwood F. C.

 What a treat!  We had the pleasure of hearing the brilliant Dylan Owen perform some of his great comic songs for us.  His wickedly keen observations and  sideways look at life had us all laughing over our beers! …..definitely one not to miss!!   Chipping Acoustic Club

But I must say that my favorite act of the weekend (and song) was provided by comedian/singer/songwriter , the Bard of Oswaldtwistle himself – Dylan Owen. He majors on comic songs but, in similar style to Vin Garbutt, he can play with your emotions as he throws in an occasional serious side to his set. John Owen,  Folk North West.

‘…and of course a fabulous set from Dylan Owen who was simultaneously funny, moving, satirical and wholly irreverent! Cellar bar F.C Liverpool

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