Immediately below is Howards current performance schedule, with details of bands and configurations Howard currently performs with. For bookings and enquiry's please visit the contact page.


Howard is also available as a solo musician and singer as well as giving private tuition, workshops and seminars.
For bookings and enquiries, please visit the
contact page.


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April 21st
  Jurnets Bar Ber Street, Norwich Solo
May 12th - 14th
  Crossover Music Festival Clonter Opera Theatre
Swettenham Heath,
Trap Road,Congleton
Cheshire CW12 2LR

The Dude Coopers

June 7th 2017   Craigdarroch Arms Hotel Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, Moniaive
8pm - 10pm
Tel : 01848 200205
The BassTree String Band
June 8th 2017   The Red Room The Red Room
County Tyrone
Northern Ireland
Tel: 07979 742843
The BassTree String Band
June 9th 2017   The Jester Bar The Jester Bar
Bridge Street
County Mayo
10pm till late
Tel 035 398 29255
The BassTree String Band
June 10 2017   Weigh Inn Bar Weigh Inn Bar
6 Kevlin Road
County Tyrone
Northern Ireland
Tel : 028 8224 1534
The BassTree String Band
June 11 2017   The Grapes Bar 4-6 Bridge Street,
Tel:01776 703386
The BassTree String Band
July 14,15,16 2017   Dalesfest, Bluegrass Festival Dales Bank Farm, Low Lane, Silsden, West Yorkshire, BD20 9JH The BassTree String Band
August 5,6 2017   Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival

Mickleham Village Hall, Dell Close, Mickleham
Dorking, Surrey

Solo with surprise guests





Bands and musicians that Howard often performs with:



The BassTree String Band

The Basstree String Band, with roots in Norwich and Lincolnshire, play classic and contemporary bluegrass with close harmonies and blistering instrumentals. Their musicianship is top-notch with a respect for tradition and played with soul.

Howard Burton is a sought-after bluegrass banjo player, who has led banjo workshops at numerous UK festivals and at the Sore Fingers School in the Cotswolds, placed at the Galax Fiddlers Convention, and teaches banjo from his home in Norwich.

Mark Jones is a flatpick guitarist, having studied the genre in the UK and East Tennessee whilst working at Steve Kaufman's Palace Theatre. Mark and Howard have played bluegrass together for over twenty-five years and also are part of the Dude Coopers, an established band active on the UK festival circuit since 2007.

Asa Hardy-Brownlie is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a background in traditional American music and Gypsy Jazz. He performs bass duties as well as main and harmony vocals.

Please visit the contact page for more information or to arrange a booking.





Howard Burton Solo Musician & Vocalist

Apart from performing with the ever popular Dude Coopers, Howard has built up a reputation as a solo performer playing banjo and singing. This is quite unique amongst banjo players as playing the banjo while singing is no mean feet, but a skill Howard has mastered from years of fronting bands as a banjo player and vocalist. So if you are looking for something a little different for your festival or event, Howard is it!

Please visit the contact page for more information or to arrange a booking.


Here is my solo rendition of the bluegrass classic, The Nine Pound Hammer


This is my rendition of Little Darling Pal of Mine


The Dude Coopers

The Dude Coopers are a Traditional Bluegrass band comprising of Howard Burton (banjo), Mark Jones (guitar), Charlie Ogunremi (mandolin) and Richard Eyres (dog house bass). All the players are seasoned Bluegrass performers in their own right, and have played in Bluegrass bands all over the world, and are presently based in East Anglia.

For more information and booking either contact Howard,
or visit The Dude Coopers dedicated website.












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