Yes, yes, yes!!! The Berkhamsted Campaign for Real Music (BCFRM) is excited to welcome The Urban Folk Quartet (UFQ) back. Another sold-out concert when they last played in 2019.
The UFQ have ignited international audiences with their high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music since 2009. This is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence from funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, Afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.
The UFQ features two phenomenal fiddlers: Galician Paloma Trigas, who has shared stages and recorded with with The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon & Altan; and Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone), long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. He is also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player. Dan Walsh (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers) is one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist. The line-up is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer.