Folk band 4Square to play Ropery Hall

4Square is one of the finest young bands to grace the resurgent UK folk scene and they will be playing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall at the end of this month.

Since humble beginnings in a freezing farmhouse on the outskirts of Rochdale in the winter of 2006, this outspoken alternative-folk quartet  has accomplished an incredible amount in a relatively short space of time. Not only has the group’s music matured into the most unique and exciting sound you shall hear from the British folk music scene today, they have also shared stages with the likes of Steve Winwood, Fairport Convention, Joe Brown, Richard Thompson and Seth Lakeman.

“They play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band,” said Mick Harding of Mad Dog Folk. “The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion.”

4Square – Nicola Lyons, Jim Molyneux, Michael Giverin and Dan Say – have played at many festivals great and small, both in the UK, and all across Europe, in Denmark, Corfu, Norway, The Czech Republic and Sweden, and  released their latest album, ‘Hearth & Home’ in autumn, 2013.

“The evening promises to be an outright musical journey, all in an acoustic setting,” Mick continued.

4Square will be on stage at the Maltkiln Road venue on Saturday, April 25 as part of the monthly Folk Nights held throughout the year at Ropery Hall.

Tickets cost £12 in advance or £14 on the door and can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.

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