Friday 12th April 2019
The Urban Folk Quartet are unlike any folk band you have ever heard.
“UFQ show a great deal of inspiration and innovation” the Guardian
“Absolutely terrific” Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2
Just as English country dance meet the big band Jazz, their approach is to embrace every influence that makes sense of their time and place with their music.
From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard.
UFQ is a truly international band. Foreign touring and globally- influenced music have been at the heart of what they do since day one, have appeared at concerts and festivals across the world.
The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás (Fiddle, Vocals), who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan, during her tenure touring the stadiums of the world with Spain’s biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez.
Joe Broughton (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin ) (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in UFQ Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song)
Dan Walsh (Banjo, Guitar, Vocals ), whose Grandparents live here, is touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist, Dan (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) joined UFQ in 2014, Banjo player/vocalist/guitarist.
'The real deal, a demon picker' - UNCUT MAGAZINE
The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman,( Cajón, Percussion, Vocals) widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer. Tom took inspiration from the cajoneros of the world to become one of the first UK musicians to adopt the cajón as a serious first instrument.
Images & text courtesy of https://theufq.com/home
Tickets & More Information
Adult £12, (Under 18 £6) available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, Church Stretton Town Council Office and on line
For more information please contact Mike Walker here.