THE URBAN FOLK QUARTET
SAT 30 NOV – 8pm – £16.50
The Swan Hotel, 73 High St, Maldon, CM9 5EP
Tickets Maldon Town Hall
01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861 or email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.
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The Urban Folk Quartet play 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. The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded 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. The second is Joe Broughton (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) with Dan Walsh. 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, as guitarist, oud player and founding member Frank Moon stepped out of touring life. The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer. They’ve been coming to Maldon for the last decade and the Maldon date will be the last night of their tour so be prepared for the biggest party ever!!
“Seriously exceptional musicians” – R2 (Rock n’ Reel)
“Big-hearted music. Breathtaking.”
“Up there with the best of them – amazing musicians’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
“One of the tightest lineups I have ever seen. There’s a palpable electricity to a UFQ gig that surges through the band and into the crowd.” Songlines
Guitar Workshop Weekend
15 & 16 Feb, 2020
Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon CM9 4QE
Nicola@mactheatre.org.uk for details