Urban Folk Quartet at Hollingwood Hub

Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet. Four highly accomplished musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices coming together to craft a knockout show of globally–influenced, electrifying acoustic music that has been taking the international folk scene by storm.

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.

On Wednesday 9th March at 7.30 p.m., the Urban Folk Quartet will be in concert next to the Chesterfield Canal at Hollingwood Hub (S43 2PF).

There is free onsite parking. Nona’s Coffee Shop will be open from 6.30 p.m. Tickets cost £9 and are available from the Chesterfield Canal Trust website or by ringing 01246 477569.

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