‘Wonderful’ quartet taking Root

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“Impossibly wonderful” folk musicians are next to take the stage at Doncaster’s Roots Music Club.

The Urban Folk Quartet of Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigas, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are performing at the club tomorrow.

A club spokesman said: “In an age where the word ‘folk’ encompasses everything from Laura Marling 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, playing music from funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afro-beat to north Indian rhythms.”

Worldwide folk and roots music guide fRoots called them “impossible wonderful”, while The Guardian said: “UFQ show a great deal of inspiration and invention.”

Urban Folk Club play Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster, tomorrow (Friday, November 13) from 8pm. Support comes from Raymond Greenoaken and James Haigh.

Tickets are £11 on the door, or £9 in advance from www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk site.