The Urban Folk Quartet


The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, 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. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.


Other Bits


Date Details
Saturday 23rd March 2019 The Phoenix, Exeter
Saturday 30th March 2019 Cornerstone Arts, Didcot
Saturday 6th April 2019 Folk House, Bristol
Sunday 7th April 2019 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Friday 12th April 2019 Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton
Saturday 13th April 2019 Ace Space, Newbury
Monday 15th April 2019 The Lexington, London
Thursday 18th April 2019 Town Hall, Marlborough
Friday 19th April 2019 Artrix, Bromsgrove
Thursday 25th April 2019 Alexander's, Chester