URBAN FOLK QUARTET 10th Anniversary | Spring Tour 2019

Urban Folk

Electrifying acoustic/ roots band The Urban Folk Quartet are heading out for their spring 2019 tour.

Kicking off at the end of February at Lincolnshire’s historic Ropewalk, on the site of a former 19th century rope making factory, the tour concludes in April at the former Dorset home of Frankenstein scribe Mary Shelley.

The 13 date jaunt will see the award-winning quartet perform material from throughout their career, including new tunes from their impending seventh album. Yet-to-be-titled, the release forms part of The UFQ’s 10th anniversary celebrations, which will run throughout 2019 and see the band enjoy further live shows, major festival appearances, and more.

Taking a break from recording, UFQ co-founder Tom Chapman said: “We debuted a few new tunes on our autumn 2018 tour, and the response was fantastic. So we’ll be road-testing more new numbers throughout these dates, dropping them into the set alongside established fan favourites and the occasional rarity.”

Discussing their year-long birthday celebrations, Tom said simply: “We can’t believe it’s been ten years … and the new material’s sounding really special!”

Formed in the summer of 2009, The Urban Folk Quartet excel playing live, hosting high-energy, genre-defying acoustic shows that leave audiences breathless. Comprising of fiddle player and guitarist Joe Broughton, fiddle player Paloma Trigás, percussionist Tom Chapman and banjo/ guitar player Dan Walsh, the quartet’s dazzling musicianship (and showmanship) finds four artists at the very top of their game.

For full details of The UFQ’s touring schedule see: www.theufq.com

LISTINGS

The UFQ 10th Anniversary – Spring Tour 2019

Saturday 23 February 2019

The Ropewalk, Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT

T: 01652 660380

8pm

£14/£16

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Saturday 9 March 2019

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB

T: 01704 533 333

7.30pm

£15

www.theatkinson.co.uk

Saturday 16 March 2019

Huntingdon Hall, CrownGate, Worcester WR1 3LD

T: 01905 611 427

7.30pm

£17.50

www.worcesterlive.co.uk

Saturday 23 March 2019

The Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS

T: 01392 667080

7.30pm

£13/£11

www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

Saturday 30 March 2019

Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NE

T: 01235 515144

7.30pm

£14/£12

www.cornerstone-arts.org

Saturday 6 April 2019

Bristol Folk House, 40A Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG

T: 0117 926 2987

7.30pm

£14.50-£10

www.bristolfolkhouse.co.uk

Friday 12 April 2019

Silvester Horne Institute, 60 High St, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6BY

£12

www.silvesterhorneevents.co.uk

Saturday 13 April 2019

Ace Space, St. Nicholas Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5PR

T: 07905 590214

8pm

£12/£10

www.acespace.org.uk

* Supported by Thom Ashworth

Monday 15 April 2019

The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 9JB

T: 020 78375371

7pm

£13-£9

www.thelexington.co.uk

thenestcollective.co.uk

Thursday 18 April 2019

Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1AA

8pm

£16

www.marlboroughfolk-roots.co.uk

Friday 19 April 2019

Artrix Arts Centre, Slideshow Drive, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 1GN

T: 01527 577330

8pm

£14/£12

www.artrix.co.uk

Thursday 25 April 2019

Alexander’s Live, 2 Rufus Court, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2JW

T: 01244 401 402

alexanderslive.com

Saturday 27 April 2019

Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX

T: 01202 413 600

8pm

£16/£12

shelleytheatre.co.uk

* For full list of live appearances see: www.theufq.com/gigs

Twitter: @theUFQ

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