For our 2023 Conference, we’ll welcome the much-loved Norwich folk group The Shackleton Trio playing a special gig for us. The Trio couldn’t be more perfect for New Networks values and mission, and this year’s theme: a local band writing and playing songs about East Anglian people, traditions and wildlife. Seven years performing together has seen the band played on BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4, with gleaming five-star reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s prestigious main stage, a host of UK and European festivals, and international tours. Join us to be thrilled and captivated by their beautiful, fiery, and haunting 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, landscape and heritage. Find out about their music and hear them here: https://www.shackletontrio.co.uk/.
From their website: 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.