Acclaimed Canadian live band have two Cumbrian shows on UK tour

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18 September 2017 6:24PM

CANADIAN indie-folk band The Fugitives will play two concerts in Cumbria during their upcoming three-week UK tour.

The highly-regarded live band appear at The Beggar’s Theatre, in Millom, on Friday September 29, and Water Yeat Village Hall, near Coniston, on Sunday October 15.

Based in Vancouver, they 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.

Since their last visit two years ago, the band have recorded a new album, entitled The Promise Of Strangers, which will be on sale at their concerts, and singer Adrian Glynn who is also an accomplished actor, recently starred in his first full length feature film, Volition.

Commenting on the forthcoming tour, founder member Brendan McLeod said: "We had a blast the last time we were in the UK and performed to very appreciative audiences.

"However, apart from the fantastic reception and friendly promoters, the real reason we’ve decided to return is because of the beer.

"We imbibed some particularly appealing brews last time and made a point of remembering them. In fact, we’re playing some of the same locations again so we can reunite our taste buds with a decent pint!"

Tickets for the Millom show are available from the Beggar's Theatre box office, and for the Ulverston date - promoted by the Highlights Rural Touring scheme - they can be bought via www.ticketsource.co.uk

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