Dom Prag, from Southampton, sings of injustice, betrayal, hope, death, love, sorrow, despair and being happy – a classic folk mix. His songs are joyous, hopeful and heart-breaking in equal measures. Complex, raw, lyrical and sometimes thunderous riffs accompany harmonious vocals in a set that weaves together self-penned songs with traditional folk songs.
If you haven’t heard him before, now is the time to experience his unique combination of rampant guitar skills and tuneful singing as he displays his customary and dazzling fusion of classical and folk/blues techniques on a Spanish guitar. His 2nd album, Needle & Thread, produced by Phil Beer, came out in February 2022 to great acclaim and has garnered rave reviews. e.g. Dai Woosnam in The Living Tradition: “This is his second CD, and it is one that passes the famous ‘second album test’ with flying colours. The boy doesn’t put a foot wrong”
Get Ready to Rock’s Jason Ritchie said: “What a talent Dom Prag has. With the live scene returning, he can resume his live performances which have won him many a rave review. Remember the name as he is an artist on the up and up. Only January, yet this is already a contender for ‘Folk Album of the Year’.”
Between lockdowns, in 2021, Dom moved onto a narrowboat and has been acquainting himself with life on the canals. He acquired a dog too. Dom has been taking the folk circuit by storm since 2016 and has played at folk clubs from one end of the country to the other. The headline spots are increasing now and he supports established artists like Phil Beer, McCusker, McGoldrick & Doyle, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, While & Matthews, Fairport Convention and Brian Peters. He has played at festivals including Purbeck, Wickham, Wimborne, Wessex, South Downs, Bridport, New Forest Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and the Edinburgh Fringe.