Alden & Patterson and The Shackleton Trio

Norwich Lanes

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 more prestigious venues and festivals, and achieved national play on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 music.

Expect 2 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 5 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 song-writing 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.
‘A bright, lively collection of songs that plays so sweetly it evokes the sensation of a summer folk festival’ – The Guardian

‘A milestone for contemporary folk songwriting’ – Bright Young Folk

‘Gorgeous harmonies and lush melodies’ – BBC Countryfile
The Shackleton Trio: Captivating songwriting 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 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.

‘Beautiful songs’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
‘Masterful’ Folk Radio UK
‘Spirited Storytelling, timeless tunes’. Tom Robinson, BBC radio 6

Location: Norwich Arts Centre
St. Benedict’s Street