Southern Tenant Folk Union Gig

We are delighted to say that we shall be supporting a fantastic band at the Norwich Arts Centre next year. On January 26th the mighty Southern Tenant Folk Union will be heading to Norwich to give us a taste of their unique blend of celtic folk and bluegrass.

Formed by Belfast born five-string banjo player Pat McGarvey in 2006 and taking their name from the groundbreaking multi-racial union of sharecroppers and non-landowning tenant farmers founded in Arkansas in the 1930’s (the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union), the Edinburgh-based Southern Tenant Folk Union are now the most highly rated folk and bluegrass outfit in the UK today. Now with their fourth album 'Pencaitland' they’ve continued to appropriate themes and ancient sounding chord progressions from traditional folk songs. Using these to document and reflect modern life they keep the essential simplicity and directness of style but often with a modern update to the underlying lyrical subject matter. New tunes that touch on atheism, intolerance and most recently (on ‘The New Farming Scene’ and ‘Pencaitland’) a post fossil fuel, post technological, agrarian future.

Nobodaddy will be playing a short set at the beginning of what we expect to be an unmissable night of top quality roots music. Tickets are £12 and can be bought from Norwich Arts Centre.