Southern Tenant Folk Union bring Irish tour to Mullingar

The UK’s hottest roots collective Southern Tenant Folk Union will make a return visit to Ireland in May 2012 for a 10 date breakneck tour of Ireland including Mullingar Arts Centre on Friday May 18.

Edinburgh-based Southern Tenant Folk Union is now one of the most highly rated folk and bluegrass outfits in the UK today. The group was formed by Belfast-born five-string banjo player Pat McGarvey in 2006 and take their name from the groundbreaking multi-racial union of sharecroppers and non-landowning tenant farmers founded in Arkansas in the 1930s (the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union ).

Their newest album Pencaitland continues the band’s trip into the more interesting areas of acoustic sound, word, and tone. A critical smash hit in the UK, it has gained a raft of four star reviews and media interest.

Pencaitland, a career high, continues the collective’s journey through eclectic and acoustic soundscapes whilst harvesting their natural folk feel for this timeless music.

 

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