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Wednesday 23rd February 2022

At Folkestone Quarterhouse

Doors 7:00 pm

Price £20 + booking fee / £24 on the door

Working to safeguard performers, audiences venues and their staff a-like we are delighted to announce this show with the dynamic innovative trio LAU at The Folkestone Quarterhouse has a new date of Wednesday 23 February 2022

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Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the rescheduled date, & all other event details remain the same.

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Many thanks for your continuing support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Melting Vinyl and Folkestone Quarterhouse present: Lau Unplugged

Tickets on sale now!

We are over the moon to announce that inventive folk giants Lau, will be playing at Folkestone Quaterhouse as part of their ‘Unplugged’ 2022 tour.

For the first time in over a decade, Lau present ‘Unplugged’, an entirely acoustic tour. Four times winners of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group, Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom.The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with a myriad of musical styles and unlikely collaborators including Jack Bruce (Cream), Adem, Karine Polwart, Joan As Police Woman, Northern Sinfonia, Elysian Quartet, Fred Frith, Anais Mitchell, Aoife O’Donovan, Tinariwen, The Unthanks and many more.

Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK’s best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: ‘Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them’.

Now 2022’s Unplugged concert tour sees the folk supergroup strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music-making.



‘Lau are a remarkable band  the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’ ★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

This is music of such stunning creativity – one of most thrilling live bands SUNDAY HERALD

Instrumental virtuosity  MOJO

Intoxicating, mesmerising music’ BBC MUSIC Magazine

Quite unlike anything else out there’ ACOUSTIC Magazine

Four-time winners ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards