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2018

2018 brings a healthy mix of new endeavours and some injections of fresh energy into ongoing ones. The UFQ have plenty of exciting plans afoot, with the preparations for our next album (studio album number four and our seventh in…

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Soon...

It's been a crazy year and there's lots to tell - new update coming soon!

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December 2016

Just a few gigs left this year. The UFQ will play our final show of the year at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on 9th December, then take a short break before the Live III Album Launch Tour continues in January. We're…
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Spring 2016

As the days get longer and the mornings brighten up, I'm looking forward to  a really exciting year. The UFQ are touring in the UK from March 5th, through April and then on into a festival season that looks set…
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Autumn 2015

Well here we are again! After another beautiful UFQ and Folk Ensemble festival season, which seems to be only just over, we're getting ready for the UFQ's autumn tour throughout October and November. This is The Escape Tour Part II…
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Summer 15

I've just got back from some truly lovely gigs in France. After our first gig, in the north at Festival Het Lindeboom in Loon Plage, a Belgian journalist asked me what the appeal of playing in France was. After some…
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Spring 2015

Well The BFG was a blast! It was a great bunch of people to be in such close proximity to for two months and I really enjoyed spending so much time behind the drum kit again. In fact, I've had…
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Autumn 2014

It's an autumn of firsts. After one of the best festival seasons I can remember it's full steam ahead into The UFQ's autumn tour - our first with the full new lineup. We've got a nice mix of rural touring…
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(Almost) Spring 2014

This time of year is always a bit of a hibernation period for me, as I recover from The UFQ November tour and everything that Christmas and new year entails, whilst working away quietly preparing for the rest of the…