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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-04-11

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Urban Folk Quartet at The Atkinson

THE Urban Folk Quartet head back out on tour and we are delighted that they have chosen The Atkinson, as 1 of the venues to perform. Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet. Since forming in 2009, The UFQ's genre defying, all embracing approach to folk music has captivated audiences in high energy performances across the world. After releasing their critically acclaimed album:- "The Escape" in 2015, the band recorded shows on their international:- "Escape Tour." These recordings went towards "Live III," released in November 2016.

The 2016 to 2017 Live III tour was The UFQ's longest and most successful to date, seeing the quartet perform to larger audiences across the UK, Scandinavia and Europe.

Formed in 2009 in the West Midlands, The UFQ have continued to forge a reputation as 1 of the UK's most consistently stunning live acts, and boast 4 highly accomplished musicians:- BBC Folk Award nominated banjo player (and occasional UFQ vocalist) Dan Walsh; Galician fiddle player Paloma Trigás, who's worked with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Altan, and Carlos Nuńez, Spain's biggest folk star; percussionist Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the UK's most accomplished and innovative cajón player; and fiddler, guitarist, mandolin player and producer/ arranger Joe Broughton (The Albion Band, Fairport Convention etc).

In their 8 year career, the band have released 3 studio albums and 3 live albums, the latter of which aim to showcase the energy audiences witness at their dazzling live performances.

A new, yet to be titled, studio album will be released in 2018, in the run up to The UFQ's 10th Anniversary Celebrations.

This tour will be slightly different to the other:- "It's the 1st time in the band's history that we'll be gigging and not promoting a specific album. That gives us the freedom to play whatever we like; not just focus on promoting the latest record. So expect to hear some exciting new variations of recent tracks as well as a few new tunes which we'll be road testing for that next studio album."

Urban Folk Quartet can be seen at The Atkinson, on Friday, 10 November 2017, at 7.30pm. Tickets are just ₤15 for the Lower Level and ₤13 for the Balcony.

To book tickets please call The Atkinson Box Office on:- 01704 533333 or book online. Counter sales are also available during opening hours.

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