Love may be the theme of the weekend, but it will be music filling the air on Friday 15th February, when we welcome one of the most highly-rated young trios on the scene to headline our monthly concert.

Norwich based three-piece ALDEN, PATTERSON AND DASHWOOD weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro and guitar around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes 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.

Comprising Christina Alden on guitar and vocals, Alex Patterson on fiddle and vocals, and Noel Dashwood on dobro and vocals, they have drawn praise from many quarters, with Mark Radcliffe, host of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, hailing their music as “lovely stuff”, and Songlines Magazine saying their album was “something of enormous promise”.

Alden Patterson & Dashwood followed up their debut album Call Me Home (2016) with By The Night, which was released last year to much critical acclaim.

Opening the evening’s entertainment will be MOLLY-ANNE, a young and upcoming musician from Gloucestershire who is looking to make an positive impact. With a soulful, country inspired sound fused with elements of indie folk, Molly accompanies herself on the harmonica and acoustic guitar.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 15th February 2019, are available from MELANIE'S KITCHEN or online HERE. They are priced at £12 each in advance (£10 for members), or £14 on the door. There will be a full bar, stocking cider, soft drinks, wine, hot drinks and locally-brewed real ale from Hambrook-based GREAT WESTERN BREWING CO., and also locally-made NAUGHTY BROWNIES. There will be a raffle with prizes including CDs, gift boxes of beer and sweet treats. You are encouraged to bring your own glass/mug/tankard/bucket, as well as reusable bottles for water, as part of our drive to be more environmentally aware.

Most of our events sell out, so please do buy your tickets in advance.

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