Urban Folk Quartet

The award-winning Urban Folk Quartet, simply known as UFQ to their friends, are stopping off on their 10th Anniversary Tour to headline Stogumber Festival 2019!

UFQ have ignited international audiences with their high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music since 2009, blazing a trail across the world, playing everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields, igniting audiences and winning them a devoted fan base from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific. UFQ's cross-genre appeal sees them occupying a singular position, crossing scenes and continents and sharing bills with the most eclectic range of artists.

The band features four World class musicians. The first of those is phenomenal fiddler, Paloma Trigás from Galicia in Spain, who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan, during her tenure touring the stadiums of the world with Spain’s biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez. The second is Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in UFQ Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh. Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist, Dan (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) joined UFQ in 2014. The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer.

“I was absolutely slain by UFQ. Fans of ambitious folk should check this out.”  The Telegraph

"Big-hearted music. Breathtaking." R2 (Rock 'n' Reel)

“One of the tightest lineups I have ever seen. There's a palpable electricity to a UFQ gig that surges through the band and into the crowd.” Songlines

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