Adlington Library will provide refuge for The Fugitives

The Fugitives, from left, Ali Romanow (violin, vocals), Adrian Glynn (balalaika, vocals), Brendan McLeod (guitar, vocals) and Chris Suen (banjo, vocals)
The Fugitives, from left, Ali Romanow (violin, vocals), Adrian Glynn (balalaika, vocals), Brendan McLeod (guitar, vocals) and Chris Suen (banjo, vocals)

An acclaimed indie-folk music group from Canada will include a date in Chorley as part of its two-week tour of rural England this month.

Members of Vancouver-based The Fugitives, who will also be promoting their latest album Everything Will Happen, promise to bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances.

“It means so much more to be sharing music with an audience you actually interact with, where you eat in their community, and hang out with before and after the show.”

Band member Brendan McLeod

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.

Supported by Lancashire’s Spot On rural touring network, the forthcoming show at Adlington Library on Wednesday, November 11, precedes a series of dates in Europe.

On reaching out to rural areas with their live music experience, playing in village halls, churches and libraries, band member 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 in their community, and hang out with before and after the show.

“It’s more intimate, and meaningful.

“Also, we’ve been touring for 10 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!”

Doors open at 7pm for the show at Adlington Library.

Tickets are £6 and available to book by phone on 0300 1236703.

Alternatively, send your details to adlington.library@lancashire.gov.uk.