Joe Broughton

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Lecturer in Folk Music and Director of Folk Ensemble

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Joe Broughton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and educator based in Birmingham, UK. As well as his own internationally renowned band The Urban Folk Quartet, Joe has played with everyone from Joss Stone to Fairport Convention. His compositions have been performed at The Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre in London and his workshops in performance and ensemble playing are legendary amongst the teaching community. Joe has played on over 100 albums as a session musician as well as making more than 20 solo and band albums of his own. In the 2023 New Years Honours list, Joe was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to music.

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