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.
OUR FACEBOOK PAGE IS OUT OF ACTION. Since Quarto began, I have been logging into our Facebook page with the same email address and password. Now, out of the blue, I can't. All I get is a message telling me that "The email address that you've entered doesn't match any account". The Facebook help system gives new meaning to the word useless, and get this: there is no way to contact Facebook about not being able to log in... unless you log in. I am currently going through an American version of the Trading Standards Department, but I'm not optimistic.
We got on the BBC - Frank Hennessy's programme Celtic Heartbeat to be exact, 12th of June, between Emmylou Harris and Dougie MacLean. He played Seaside Song, so the people who asked us to put it on the album are vindicated. Thanks also to B. B. Skone of Radio Pembrokeshire who has played us twice on his show, choosing Aloysius and Cuckoos.
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: