Thursday 22 January 2015 at the Atkinson
One of the most highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass bands in the UK today, Southern Tenant Folk Union are about to release their sixth album (The Chuck Norris Project) and since starting out in 2006 have toured their exciting live show all over the UK, Ireland, Netherlands & Germany.
A six piece all acoustic band with banjo, mandolin, fiddle & harmony vocals they perform an eclectic mix of high energy atmospheric folk and have received airplay from Bob Harris & Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2 and made live appearances on BBC One TV (The Andrew Marr Show), RTE TV (The Late Late Show) & Radio 4’s Loose Ends. Praise in The Sunday Times, Guardian, Irish Times and Independent has seen the band light up the folk music scene. Artistically successful, award winning and with an exciting live act worked around a single microphone they have performed at Celtic Connections, Orkney Folk Festival, Belladrum & The Electric Picnic and now sell out arts centres across Europe.
Southern Tenant Folk Union are:
Adam Bulley – Mandolin
Rory Butler – Acoustic Guitar/Lead Vocals
Steve Fivey – Cajon Drum/Percussion
Chris Purcell – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Craig Macfadyen – Double Bass
Pat McGarvey – 5 String Banjo/Vocals
Katherine Stewart – Fiddle/Vocals
“The Scottish folk group Southern Tenant Folk Union presents its most potent offering since 2010’s excellent The New Farming Scene” – Andy Gill, 4 Stars, The Independent
“Going to inordinate lengths to emulate Krautrock gods such as Can, the five-string banjo of Pat McGarvey is harnessed to a tea towel to recreate the arpeggios of the analogue sequencers pioneered by Tangerine Dream, and it sounds fantastically dreamy” – Colin Somerville, 4 Stars, Scotland On Sunday
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