The autumn series of ‘Folk At The New Room’ concerts kicks off on Thursday 24 October with a performance by highly-acclaimed young trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood, hailed by BBC Radio 2 as a ‘talented and poetic triumvirate.’
This will be the third series for The New Room – otherwise known as John Wesley’s Chapel in Bristol’s Broadmead – which started hosting regular monthly folk gigs after the opening of its multi-million-pound HLF funded visitor centre in autumn 2017.
Alden Patterson and Dashwood is a Norwich-based folk trio whose music weaves rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro and guitar around beautifully written original songs and melodies.
Their tunes take influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.
The group’s debut album, Call Me Home, was selected as ‘Editor’s Choice Album of the Year’ by folk and world music publication, fRoots.
The trio comprises Christina Alden on guitar and vocals, Alex Patterson on fiddle and vocals, and Noel Dashwood on dobro and vocals.
Christina Alden said: “We always love coming to Bristol and are really looking forward to playing in such a beautiful venue. We’re excited to be touring some new songs and tunes and we will also have our new live album for sale.”
Advance tickets are available from the New Room’s shop and café (£12 adult, £10 concessions) as well as on the door or online at £14/£12. Online tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2koDtB8 – booking fee applies. Pre-concert refreshments will be available from 6.30 in the New Room’s café, and doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start.
The next concert in the series is scheduled for Thursday 14 November with Americana-roots and folk duo Dana and Susan Robinson.