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Formed by Belfast born five-string banjo player Pat McGarvey in 2006 the Edinburgh-based Southern Tenant Folk Union are now the most highly rated folk and bluegrass outfit in the UK today.
Pat McGarvey served his musical apprenticeship touring the world and recording a number of albums with bands like The Coal Porters & The Arlenes in London. That grounding plus countless other collaborations with key independent Americana acts gave him the real experience needed to fuse together the band's American folk and British roots sound with his own Celtic heritage.
STFU also includes Ben Ivitsky on fiddle (Eliza Carthy Band/Peatbog Fairies); singer & guitarist Jed Milroy (The Aliens); Adam Bulley on mandolin (The Halton Quartet/Wingin It); newest recruit Ewan Macintyre on lead vocals/cajon and two stalwarts of the Edinburgh folk music scene, Chris Purcell on guitar/vocals and Jenny Hill on double bass.
STFU's third album, 'The New Farming Scene', was released in June 2010 and their fourth CD 'Pencaitland' has just been released.
Mark Lamarr Radio 2 included one of the songs from 'The New Farming Scene' as one of his best of 2010 tracks
"A bold concept piece" Andy Gill, The Independent, 4 stars
"Surging vocal harmonies riding a railroad of strings" The Scotsman, 4 stars
"More than simple roots-music revivalism" The Sunday Times
"They know how to write a song that band" Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2
"A smart conflation of Celtic tradition and bluegrass played with rare intuition" Uncut
"The band knock up a fierce, raw and earthy music that is the stuff of Mumford and Sons' dreams'" The Guardian
Mon to Sat
07.15 (not Sat); 07.45; 09.00; 09.15; 09.30; 09.45; 10.15; 10.45.
On demand from 11.15 until 12.50 and from 14.00 until 16.15.
16.45; 17.15; 17.45; 18.00; 18.15
19.30; 20.00; 20.30; 21.00; 23.00