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Christina Alden & Alex Patterson and The Shackleton Trio

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A double header gig to feature two of Norwich’s Finest Folk Exports:
Christina Aldern & Alex Patterson, and The Shackleton Trio. Joining forces for a five piece finale.


Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

‘Immensely talented musicians’ – fRoots

‘Pure calm and clear vocals’ – Songlines

‘Exceptionally well written songs’ – Shirefolk

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson are the main song writing force behind award winning folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood. They have been playing and singing together for the last seven 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.


The Shackleton Trio

Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands in the UK, The Shackleton Trio have gained significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. They have been featured on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 2 Folk Show and BBC Radio 4, with ★★★★★ reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.

The trio feature Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group’s native East Anglia.

The unique, distinctive songwriting style of Georgia Shackleton, combined with the vibrant instrumental brilliance of Aaren Bennett, Nic Zuppardi and Georgia’s pure and original voice have developed and matured through two critically acclaimed albums: The Dog Who Would Not Be Washed and new release Fen, Farm and Deadly Water.

Presented by Norwich Arts Centre

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Running time: 90 Mins (No Interval)


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