McShane & Shaw Portrait with Dad Dancing CD Cover

Original songs. Hilarious entertainment. Great musical chops.

Check out DAD DANCING, the new McShane & Shaw album!

We’ve just released a fantabulous new album called Dad Dancing, a collection of eclectic and original songs featuring different styles and genres (country, disco, classical, jazz swing, comedy & reggae) superbly recorded and mixed at Ian Rafferty’s “Creative Music” studio.

The album is available to buy both as CD (with free digital download) or download-only at our Bandcamp page.

Crammed with feel-good tunes — a perfect antidote to the approaching winter.”
— Uke Magazine Click here to read the full, glowing review!

“I reckon Ralph and Chris must be very much at the very top of the tree nationally in terms of quality and appeal of their ukulele act and music.”
— Pete Arnold, organiser of Diss Ukulele Day, Norfolk

Welcome to the official McShane & Shaw website

Ralph Shaw and Chris McShane are multi-instrumentalists from Yorkshire who have honed their craft everywhere from Barnsley to British Columbia.

Watch and be delighted by virtuoso music, tight harmonies, family friendly comedy, original funny songs, timeless classics, audience interaction and sparkling wit – be taken back to what entertainment used to be before it all got ruined by reality TV.

Find out who we are in the About Us  section, see performances on the Video page and make sure to check out our Bandcamp page where you can sample and buy Dad Dancing, the eclectic new album (see above) and a selection of singles.

We do performances all year round (book us!) and a list of upcoming shows can be found below.

We look forward to seeing you!

Recent videos

(More videos can be seen in the main Video section)

Pension for a Soldier

Disco Ukulele

McSwing — a (nearly) silent movie



July  7 – Friday 7pm  McShane & Shaw at Dronfield Barn, Sheffield


July 8 – Swainefest – Hoylandswaine Village at Rose & Crown 2pm & 3pm


July 15 – McShane & Shaw at Diss Ukulele Day, Norfolk

Info and Tickets here


October 20 Coddington Village Hall


October 21 Saturday  Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican Big Day Out


December 23  McShane & Shaw’s  Big Christmas Singalong!

Penistone Paramount Theatre Saturday 2pm


May 5 – 2024 – Valefest, Bolsover


June 6 – 2024 – The Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley

“Wickedly funny, superbly talented, heart-warming and with a feel-good factor you wish you could bottle up and take home.”
– Scott Doonican, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Mopntage of Ralph Shaw and Chris McShane photos