Southern Tenant Folk Union - folk, bluegrass, roots and a whole lot more at The Source

Southern Tenant Folk Union are an Edinburgh-based six-piece string band that, over a series of albums, have produced a thought-provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music.

Southern Tenant Folk Union are an Edinburgh-based six-piece string band that, over a series of albums, have produced a thought-provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music.

They also run their own record label and work completely independently releasing their own music.

Through extensive touring Southern Tenant Folk Union have seen audiences grow year-on-year and now consistently sell-out concert venues all over the UK and Ireland.

Artistically successful their albums have been reviewed and praised in the Guardian, the Independent, the Sunday Times and the Irish Times.

Started in 2006 by Belfast-born musician Pat McGarvey, he has through various different line-ups of the collective, driven ever increasingly forward to create roots music that has depth both lyrically and musically. The name of the band itself comes from a desire to find a union-based name for the group and one that also suited the style of music. The group’s sixth album, ‘The Chuck Norris Project’, was released last month and launched at Celtic Connections. The album takes the disparate influences of the band, expands upon them and progresses the experiment ever further whilst always posing the question “what can we do with these acoustic instruments?”.

Southern Tenant Folk Union continue to tour in the manner of Willie Nelson, that is with an exciting live show that engages the audience, talks and tells stories, discusses issues, is informal and also one that displays the fully eclectic and interesting music from across the band’s career to date. And, like Willie they play the hits.

Southern Tenant Folk Union stop over in Thurles for one night only on Saturday, March 7th (8pm).

Do not miss this chance to catch such a unique and gifted collective live at The Source Arts Centre.

For all bookings and enquiries please call the box office on 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm) or alternatively you can book online at www.thesourceartscentre.ie.