Chris McShane and Ralph Shaw

Original songs. Hilarious entertainment. Great musical chops.

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)

Plastic is Everywhere

Pension for a Soldier

Disco Ukulele



Thursday May 2 Crookes Folk Club, Sheffield Doors 8.15pm


Sunday May 5 – Valefest, Bolsover


Sunday May 19 – McShane & Shaw’s BIG 60s/70s/80s Singalong Penistone Paramount Theatre


Friday June 7 – The Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley


November 22, 23 & 243 Day Folk Jam workshop. HF Holidays, Dovedale

“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