Huw Williams


Welsh songsmith, raconteur and occasional clog dancer

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I have known Huw since his Huw and Tony Williams days, and long admired his songwriting. Everyone knows him for 'Rosemary's Sister' but he has a tremendous fund of intelligent songs from 'We stayed Awake' to 'I can Jump Puddles'. Huw and Tony toured relentlessly and when they retired from the road they left a huge hole behind them.

Now, at last, Huw is available for solo gigs with his guitar, his bucket full of songs, and his trademark drollery. His one-man-show 'Birth of an Accidental Musician' isroyally entertaining.

"I had never seen Huw before and really enjoyed his show last night as did everyone in the room.  A proper entertainer!!" - Pete Thompson Northwich Folk Club, 2023  

Huw Williams began his professional career as a singer songwriter. He toured and recorded as part of the duo Huw and Tony Williams, whose songs were covered by many other artists in the USA and Europe, including Fairport Convention whose version of Summer Before the War and Simon Nicol’s version of Rosemary’s Sister brought him to a much wider audience. He has also worked as a broadcaster producing and presenting programs for BBC in the UK.

Huw and BenHuw will be doing some shows with talented bass player Ben Tunnicliffe. .

"We had a super time last night at Spalding Folk Club with Huw Williams accompanied on double bass by Ben Tunnicliffe. Great musicianship, lovely songwriting mixed with moments of side-splitting humour and storytelling." - Liz Padgett, Spalding FC 2024

You can book Huw’s one man show- Birth of an Accidental Musician featuring foot tapping melodies, deeply moving songs and hilarious humour. Join Huw as he tells you the story of how a woman working in the dole office accidentally changed his life, how he wrote a song about a train that he still doesn’t understand and why £2,000 mysteriously turned up in his bank account.

‘Well-crafted and finely-honed songs, each one an absolute belter. Many songwriters could take a lesson from his brilliant chord progressions and his thoughtful and entertaining lyrics, but his magic touch just about seals it and cajoles the listening public to come back for more – and more and more.’ - Folk Wales


Sun 24 Mar
Bothy Folk

The Bijou Cinema, 8 Post Office Avenue, Southport, PR9 0US

Wed 3 April
Spalding Folk
at South Holland Ctr, Market Place, Spalding PE11 1SS (With Ben Tunnicliffe)

Mon 12th Aug
Broadstairs Folk Week,
Kent. (With Ben Tunnicliffe)