Grayshott Folk Club Presents Alden & Patterson with The Shackleton Trio
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Grayshott Folk Club welcomes back:
Christina Alden & Alex Patterson with The Shackleton Trio
Both of these sets of musicians have played for us before, individually and as a big band so we know to expect a real treat.
This will be a rare collaborative concert bringing together two of East Anglia’s finest folk exports; The Shackleton Trio and Christina Alden & Alex Patterson. Both acts have racked up tens of thousands of miles on the road, playing at some of Europe’s most prestigious venues and festivals, and achieved national airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music.
Expect two sets of collaborative music including brand new material as a five-piece, alongside re-imagined big band arrangements of the material of each act. Soaring five-part harmonies, driving fiddles, banjo, mandolin and guitar grooves blending together with a transatlantic session feel.
Christina Alden & Alex Patterson:
Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from Norwich. Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, sensitive accomplished musicianship and a creative songwriting style that is both delicate and moving. Deeply inspired by the world around them, they have a keen environmental eye to craft stories with the natural world at its heart, reflecting on the relationship between humans and the wild.
Most recently, “Etta’s Song” was featured on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show:
‘A milestone for contemporary folk songwriting’ – Bright Young Folk
‘A bright, lively collection of songs that plays so sweetly it evokes the sensation of a summer folk festival’ – The Guardian
‘Gorgeous harmonies and lush melodies’ – BBC Countryfile
The Shackleton Trio:
Captivating song writing and fiery tunes. The unmistakable sound of The Shackleton Trio brings to life the stories of their native East Anglia, and beyond. Touring their brand new album ‘Mousehold’, the trio features Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin, banjo). Collectively, the band draw influence from British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, whilst Georgia’s flair for sourcing largely unsung material from East Anglia keeps the band firmly rooted in their local tradition.
Watch The Shackleton Trio at the Folk Alliance Showcase, here:
‘Beautiful songs’ Mark Radcliffe’ – BBC Radio 2
‘Masterful’ – Folk Radio UK
‘Spirited Storytelling, timeless tunes’ – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
Tickets £15 available from:
Grayshott Post Office (in person only)
Des O'Byrne on: 01428 607096
By e-mail: email@example.com
Or online from Ents 24
Christina Alden & Alex Patterson
Christina Alden and Alex Patterson are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists from Norwich. They have been playing and singing together for a number of years and have toured extensively in the UK and Europe – including a twenty three date tour with Show Of Hands, a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections and main stage performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious folk festivals.
See Christina Alden & Alex Patterson tour dates
The Shackleton Trio
Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes that combine mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo with powerful three part harmonies. The unmistakeable sound of The Shackleton Trio brings to life the stories of their native East Anglia, and beyond. Touring their brand new album 'Mousehold', the trio features Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin and banjo). Collectively the band draw influence from British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, whilst Georgia’s flair for sourcing largely unsung material from East Anglia keeps the band firmly rooted in their local tradition. Seven years performing together has seen the band played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4, with gleaming ????? reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s prestigious main stage, a host of UK and European festivals and international tours, and many miles in the Mondeo. This is a band that clearly enjoy playing together, and are not to be missed.
See The Shackleton Trio tour dates