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Will Allen is an expert button accordionist, melodeon player and fiddler based in the southeast of England. He has an enormous repertoire of dance tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland and many other western countries.

Will also composes his own music and teaches people of all abilities to play and understand traditional music and dance.

In 2015 he was shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Competition.
Will is also a proud member of electrifying ceilidh band Urban Folk Theory. with which he has performed at some of the UK's biggest folk festivals.


"Growing up myself in Kent I know that playing folk music is mostly a sole learning experience, I was at Broadstairs Folk Festival some years back on campsite and heard a sound you'd never hear unless a visiting band were perhaps having a session, it was box playing of a superb standard and from such a young man too! Will embodies all that is great about our folk traditions and on fiddle too!"

- Tim Edey


Performer, teacher

and composer

"It's a long time since I heard somebody with such a great sense of rhythm and such sensitivity"

- Mike Harding

Will on Hampstead Heath in the snow, doing that folky 'out in the wilderness' thing.

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