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Urban Folk Quartet

Apr 14th 2018 @ THOMAS HUGHES MEMORIAL HALL

Faringdon, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
7:00 PM
THOMAS HUGHES MEMORIAL HALL
Faringdon, United Kingdom
In an age where the word folk encompasses everything from acoustic pop to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever.

The Urban Folk Quartet's distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is 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. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.

Supported by local folk trio, White Horse Whispers, putting their usual WHW twist on traditional and original songs alike, the evening promises to be an eclectic and lively celebration. We defy you to sit still!

Doors open 7pm, music from 7.30.