Urban Folk Quartet announce spring tour

Urban Folk Quartet
Photograph by Maurice Guerard

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 thirteen 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.

Artists’ website: https://www.theufq.com/

‘Boat Up The River’ – rehearsal:

Tour Dates

Saturday 23 February 2019
The Ropewalk, Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT
T: 01652 660380         8pm     £14/£16

Saturday 9 March 2019
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB
T: 01704 533 333        7.30pm            £15

Saturday 16 March 2019
Huntingdon Hall, CrownGate, Worcester WR1 3LD
T: 01905 611 427        7.30pm            £17.50

Saturday 23 March 2019
The Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS
T: 01392 667080         7.30pm            £13/£11

Saturday 30 March 2019
Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NE
T: 01235 515144         7.30pm            £14/£12

Saturday 6 April 2019
Bristol Folk House, 40A Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG
T: 0117 926 2987        7.30pm            £14.50-£10

Friday 12 April 2019
Silvester Horne Institute, 60 High St, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6BY

Saturday 13 April 2019
Ace Space, St. Nicholas Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5PR
T: 07905 590214         8pm     £12/£10
* Supported by Thom Ashworth

Monday 15 April 2019
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 9JB
T: 020 78375371         7pm     £13-£9

Thursday 18 April 2019
Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1AA
8pm     £16

Friday 19 April 2019
Artrix Arts Centre, Slideshow Drive, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 1GN
T: 01527 577330         8pm     £14/£12

Thursday 25 April 2019
Alexander’s Live, 2 Rufus Court, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2JW
T: 01244 401 402

Saturday 27 April 2019
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX
T: 01202 413 600        8pm     £16/£12