Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are The Urban Folk Quartet. Since forming in 2009, The UFQ’s genre-defying, all-embracing approach to folk music has captivated audiences in high-energy performances across the world.

2015 brought “The Escape”, a new studio album showcasing material that the band have crafted over the course of their first two years with their latest member, banjo player, guitarist and singer Dan Walsh. The album is their most critically acclaimed to date, making several end of year lists including The Telegraph's Best Of Folk 2015. The Escape Tour took them across the UK, as well as taking in dates in France, Belgium and Denmark.

Click the image below to hear an extract from The UFQ live in session for The BBC.

“I was absolutely slain. Fans of ambitious folk should check this out.”  
The Telegraph

“UFQ show a great deal of inspiration and invention.” The Guardian

"Big-hearted music. Breathtaking."  R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) 

“One of the tightest lineups I have ever seen. There's a palpable electricity to a UFQ gig that surges through the band and into the crowd.”  Songlines

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