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.

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)

Disco Ukulele

McSwing — a (nearly) silent movie




July 29-30

Czech Ukulele Festival, Prague, Czech Republic


Sept 14

7.30pm Steel Valley Beacon Folk Club

Stocksbridge Rugby Club 


September 24

Creative Recovery Family UPLIFT Day, Barnsley

(private event)


September 28

Dronfield Barn, Dronfield, near Sheffield


October 14

McShane & Shaw Album Release Concert – Barugh Green Social Club

(by invitation only)


December 18 

Family Christmas Singalong

Penistone Paramount Theatre Sunday 2pm


“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