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.
THE FOLK & FOOD on October 19th was sold out (again!) and turned into an enjoyable if very slightly overcrowded evening. We raised over £300 for the Fishguard Folk Festival (actually about £380 if you include non-Quarto items too) and had a great time. We played at least eight pieces that were either completely new or had had only one previous outing, so that was good for us, and the rest were old favourites, several from the CD. Now we're looking for the next project...
Our CD is now available, and we're delighted with it. Sleeve notes here. Preview video above: five minutes of deep loveliness. It costs £10, and we sell it only at our gigs at the moment, but if you want one, send us an email and we'll work something out I'm sure.
"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.
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 to come: