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Cosmotheka - Dave and Dan

are back with

Music from the Halls

Website: Cosmotheka.co.uk

Whitby Folk Week...
Cosmotheka...no words....
Except, perhaps: UNBEATABLE!

- Keith Kendrick

Cosmo BromyardFollowing the rapturous standing ovation given to COSMOTHEKA at the 2017 Bromyard Folk Festival 50th anniversary, Dave & Dan Sealey have been catapulted back into the limelight, back into the rough and tumble working class world of the Music Hall. Rubbing shoulders with comedy giants like Gus Elan, Harry Champion, and the rest, they’ve picked up the trail, first blazed by Dave and his late brother, Al, leading to‘sweet Saturday a bellyful of, “Boiled Beef and Carrots”, a bellyful of ale, and a bellyful of laughs at some of the greatest songs ever written And now, like all time travellers, they’re back, and they’ve brought those wonderful songs back with them. For Cosmotheka, these absurdly comic masterpieces are no longer yesterdays….they’re todays….


For a while Dave and Dan were accompanied by Adam Barry on keyboards (see below) but now they are performing as a duo. Just like the old duo with Dave and Al, Dave and Dan have that 'family voice' happening.


Dave is back with his son Dan, former bassist with Ocean Colour Scene. They present a great show as a duo, performing the songs of the halls - the Music Halls. Yes, the next generation is stepping up.

Expect a lot of the old songs, and the great patter, with a new twist.

Dan's guitar skills and dry wit introduce a compelling new dimension to the Cosmotheka collaboration. As instigator of the new venture, Dan is determined to drag his crusty, ancient, musical relic of a father shouting and bawling into the twenty-first century. So far, he's winning hands down. What on earth would Harry Champion say?

Cosmotheka Dave and Al SealeyYesterday

From 1972 to 1999, Dave & Al Sealey were Cosmotheka. Performing the songs of the Music Halls, they were considered by many to be the finest interpreters of the genre, and appeared at venues across the country and around the world. There were numerous radio series and television appearances. Their roots, however, remained firmly in the world of the people's entertainment: the upstairs room at the pub, the folk festival, the village hall.

Since the tragic death of Al in 1999, Dave Sealey has returned to the stage in many collaborations.

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