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Sat 26 Oct – 8pm – £15

The Town Hall, Maldon, CM9 4RL

Tickets: Maldon Town Hall 01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861
email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.

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With 25 years of unrivaled musical partnership and gathering nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, British artists and singer-songwriters While & Matthews are celebrating this year with a brand new album and an extensive Autumn tour of the UK following numerous summer festivals. Nominated ten times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in  ‘Best Song, Best Duo and Best Live Act’ categories, winning Best Duo in 2009, Chris While and Julie Matthews are at the very top of their field, more sought after and creative than ever. They’ve had a tremendous creative run up to their commemorative year; performing ‘The Ballads of Child Migration’ as a Live Broadcast at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards alongside Boo Hewerdine, John McCusker and Kris Drever with a standing ovation and also touring this powerful and moving piece throughout the UK.  The tremendous audience response continued nationally while touring across the country with all-female super group ‘Daphne’s Flight’ which includes musical colleagues Christine Collister, Helen Watson and Melanie Harrold .  Then upon returning to Australia on their 12th biennial tour, they were named ‘Artists of the Year’ at the prestigious Port Fairy Music Festival, one of the biggest events of its kind in Australasia. Celebrate with them in the best way possible by seeing and hearing them Live. A truly unique and vibrant partnership! 

“They light up the room with their amazing energy” James Taylor

“Truly gifted human beings” Richard Hawley

“Two of my favorite singer/songwriters in the whole wide world” Beth Nielsen-Chapman


Sun 24 Nov – 7.30pm – £15

Also 2 day Songwriting Workshop 23 & 24 Nov audreyripleymusic@icloud.com for details

The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon, CM9 4QE

Tickets Maldon Town Hall 01621 857373 or 0784 653 5861 or email Nicola@mactheatre.co.uk for any enquiries.

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For over 30 years Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters. As lead singer of seminal band, The Bible, through his subsequent solo work and his long-time collaboration with the incredible Eddi Reader he has become something of a national treasure. He is in demand as a writer, producer and performer.  His latest album Before was recorded with supreme Danish multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren, Boo’s only collaborator on the set. Whilst this is an album for the times, Before is also a reminder of the power of simplicity with Hewerdine’s lyricism set to a subtle backdrop of vintage instrumentation.  On this tour he will be singing songs from his new album Before and his extensive back catalogue. A naturally gifted raconteur his gigs are always a total joy. 


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