is a folk band based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Quarto sing and play contemporary and traditional songs and tunes. Our repertoire includes everything from old favourites to our own material and from rousing singalongs to delicate ballads. We can play for your concert, for your wedding, your banquet or any other special occasion. We can be the focus of attention or the background music. Our instruments are fiddles, guitars, melodeon (diatonic button accordion), mandolins and whistles.
NEXT UP is Pontardawe Folk Club, then a Folk & Food in Dale and we're also working on our material for the Fishguard Folk Festival. We're supporting Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, so we're looking forward to that.
Lovers, Soldiers and the Tramp is now available, and we're delighted with it. Sleeve notes here. Preview video above: five minutes of deep loveliness (and some pretty pictures). It is available at our gigs for £10 as a disc or from our web shop for $10 as a download (or less for single tracks) - see the CD page for details.
Eleven lovely tracks of beautiful and varied music are impeccably performed and sung with technical virtuosity. Yet that technique is never the be all and end all. It is always subservient to passion, wit, and more than the occasional piece of contemporary social comment wrapped up and alluded to, as it often is in folk music, through tales from the past. B.B.Skone of Radio Pembrokeshire, writing in the August 2016 Pembrokeshire Life.
The whole album is a sheer delight Mick Tems, FolkWales magazine (whole review here)
We will be expanding this site. Check back often and watch the menu for developments! We've got a Facebook page, (currently inactive, see above) and a ReverbNation page but it's a lot better to contact us via
contact [@] quartofolk.com
You will have to reinstate the link yourself. Sorry, I just finally got tired of all the automated spam. I still get it, of course, but at least there's less of it.
The shape of gigs in the near future: