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:
Saturday 13 April 2019
Ace Space, St. Nicholas Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5PR
T: 07905 590214 8pm £12/£10
* Supported by Thom Ashworth
Thursday 18 April 2019
Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1AA
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