Music

Derby Folk Weekender 2019

The Urban Folk Quartet

a Standing and Dancing Event

The Old Bell Hotel

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Fri 4 Oct

Tickets: £10 More price information

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

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.

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.



“A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn’t naturally follow that list of genres. Built on the rhythms of a cajón-wielding percussionist and oud-playing bassist, the phenomenal fiddlers led the quartet in one of the tightest line-ups I have ever seen.” - Olivia Haughton, Songlines

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Dates & Tickets

The Urban Folk Quartet

Fri 4 Oct 2019, 10:30pm

£10

Prices & Offers

£10

Concessions: £8

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Offers

Take advantage of one of the following great offers for this event.

Derby Folk Weekender 2019 - Save £1 per ticket

Buy tickets for both Rachael McShane & The Cartographers and The Urban Folk Quartet to receive a multi-buy discount of £1 per ticket.

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Reviews

"UFQ are impossibly wonderful" - fRoots

"Seriously exceptional musicians" - R2 (Rock 'n' Reel)

"Up there with the best of them - amazing musicians." - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show