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UK Roots Movement Singer Songwriters at Folk On The Quay

June 20th, 2013

Part of UK Roots Movement – Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together as the Headline act at Harbour Lounge, part of the ‘Folk On The Quay’ festival


Folk On The Quay 2013 will be at various locations along Poole Quay, in Dorset, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2013


Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant will be participating in this music festival at 9pm Saturday 29 June 2013. Pete Christie was asked to host and headline the Harbour Lounge event and thought what great fun it would be again to get fellow UK Roots Movement musicians; Alex Roberts and Andy Grant to along also; there will be plenty of fingerstyle guitar technique, guitars and singer songwriter folk and roots material that night!



UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant


This is a new festival brought together by Poole Tourism and Folk Dorset; Paul Burke and Catherine Burke, both of which are accomplished musicians and event organisers, who run the famous Bournemouth Folk Club and more recently started putting on the beautiful Purbeck Folk Festival. Pete Christie will be playing again this year at Purbeck Folk Festival on Saturday, August 24th, on the  Fire Stage, at 10pm.


Poole’s Folk On The Quay festival is a FREE event with top folk acts, world music and dancing. What a great location with fantastic views over the harbour!


The Saturday evening will have a street concert and 3 stages, ceilidh dances and lots of other attractions through the weekend with local pub landlords also hosting music along the Quay.


part of UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together at the 'Folk On The Quay' festival


by Pete Christie

UK Roots Movement – providing an independent alternative

March 22nd, 2011

UK Roots Movement

Rory Ellis
Andy Grant
Pete Christie
The Wishbones
Hip Route

Release date         2010

About                     Freedom sounds like this…

Description         We are a non-profit promotional co-operative run by a collective of international musicians touring extensively and releasing new acoustic roots music within the UK.

In the past decade the music industry has been turned upside down and is barely recognisable as its former incarnation. Acts are signed and dropped on a whim as mainstream trends are set and quickly become outmoded. Chart successes invariably come from a will to create celebrity rather than a desire to share and celebrate creativity.

This industry has a stranglehold on the media that we once referred to for the latest sounds. So a parallel music industry is born through the Internet and on the streets: Anyone keen to take their music on the road can record, market, and distribute from their living room.

Coupled with the recent boom in live audiences, any motivated act can go out and make a success of their art.People dont want to be told what is good – They want to seek it out.

There is an unbelievable wealth of high quality music out there on the streets of the UK. There is also a huge audience on the lookout for an alternative to the mainstream.

UK Roots Movement provides a truly independent alternative.