Canadian folk band cross the pond for Lancashire gigs

An acclaimed indie-folk music group from Canada will include two dates in Lancashire as part of their two week tour of rural England from the end of October.

Vancouver based The Fugitives will not only be playing in village halls, churches and libraries, but have already invited choirs located in and around those venues to join them and perform a song entitled Ring, a single off their latest album, re-arranged for choral performance and available to view as a brand new video HERE.

The band, who will also be promoting their latest album Everything Will Happen, bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances. Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’, they have been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, opened for Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and also played a slot at Glastonbury Festival as part of their UK tour in 2014. The forthcoming shows at Borwick and Priest Hutton Memorial Hall on 7 November and Adlington Library on 11 November will precede a series of dates in Europe.

On reaching out to rural areas with their live music experience, spokesperson for The Fugitives Brendan McLeod, said:

“All these shows are grass roots organised. They’re put on by people in their community for people in their community. There’s a spirit and aesthetic to that which matches what we’re going for as a band. It means so much more to be sharing music with an audience you actually interact with, where you eat and sleep in their community, and hang out with before and after the show. It’s more intimate, and meaningful. Also, we’ve been touring for ten years now, so we’re getting older and creature comforts matter more. We want to make sure we play places where everyone can direct us to the best breakfast in town!”

The Fugitives are on YouTube performing their previous single Bigger Than Luck HERE.