The Place Theatre, Bedford

Folk Nights - Southern Tenant Folk Union
Folk Nights
Southern Tenant Folk Union
9th February at 8pm (doors 7.30pm)

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The acclaimed and award winning Edinburgh based folk, roots & bluegrass collective are touring with their brand new uptempo and political seventh album Join Forces. A recent review said, "this is vivid contemporary folk - aware of its political heritage all the way back through Woody Guthrie and beyond, bringing together disparate but still related musical forms in Bluegrass and Scottish folk, and never less than intelligent and stirring in its social commentary".

Their albums have been praised in The Guardian, Herald, Independent, Sunday Times, Q, Mojo, Uncut and Irish Times. Often heard on national radio shows, most recently BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq Show, Georgia Ruth's BBC Radio Cymru and Frank Hennessy's Celtic Heartbeat on BBC Radio Wales, they have performed live in session on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4s Loose Ends, BBC One TVs The Andrew Marr Show and RTE One national TVs Late Late Show. Their concerts are exciting, engaging and in their hands bluegrass can effortlessly be blended with other genres - folk, roots, americana - to make a potent, timeless sound.

"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

"More than simple roots-music revivalism"
Stewart Lee, The Sunday Times

"Offering an alluring Scottish folk/old-time string band mix, its still stamped with a provocative charm that makes it an effective slow burnbeautiful recording quality, subtle arrangements and involving, melancholic songs are powerfully persuasive"
Colin Irwin, MOJO

"Now pushing their art a fair bit further, theyre filtering a succession of minor chords through arrangements that, in terms of ambition, look to a hybrid of Kronos Quartet and Punch Brothers."
Alan Morrison, Sunday Herald

Tickets for this show are £12.00 in advance, or £14 on the door.