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New Album and extensive tour for the The Shackleton Trio

Mar 29, 2018

The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton alongside guitarist Aaren Bennett and mandolinist Nic Zuppardi. Together they play an exciting blend of folk, Americana, and self-penned material instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from their native East Anglia. Following the success of their debut album ‘The Dog Who Would Not Be Washed’, they are excited to be heading back out on the road with a brand new release ‘Fen, Farm, and Deadly Water’.

Recorded at Grange Farm Studios in the heart of the Norfolk Fenlands, the album continues to showcase the band’s eclectic musical background. Locally sourced material includes a Fenland song from pig farmer Fred Rooke, the haunting 1611 poem Powtes Complaint, as well as the Cry Of The Radish Boys At Great Yarmouth, given a distinctly bluegrassy twist. The album also showcases the trio’s instrumental prowess, with original compositions The Stanford and Bolton Lodge, alongside Karen Tweed’s Only Viveka, and Swedish polska the Penknife Killer. Original songs by Georgia top off an impressively varied yet coherent album that seamlessly blends a broad musical palette.

The group have toured the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands, with appearances including Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, and concert halls and folk clubs across the UK. Their 2018 diary will take in a host of UK and European festivals, as well as a tour of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

They are launching locally on 6th April and will have physical copies of the new album at gigs from 30th March if you want to grab a copy,  before the National release date on 4th August, when it’ll be available on all the digital platforms.

“A hugely talented lass” – Mike Harding
Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured” – fRoots

Tour dates are as follows:

30th March: Music at The Mo, SHERINGHAM
3rd April: Norden Farm Arts Centre, MAIDENHEAD
4th April: The Harrison, LONDON
5th April: The Burston Crown, DISS
6th April: Norwich Cathedral, NORWICH
8th April: Horsham Folk Club, SUSSEX
10th April: Cumberland Arms, NEWCASTLE
12th April: Hand and Heart, NOTTINGHAM
13th April: Haggler’s Corner, SHEFFIELD
14th April: Market Vaults, STAFFORD
28th April: Grayshott Folk club, SURREY

5th May: Stanford Arms, LOWESTOFT
26th May: Bearded Theory, DERBYSHIRE
27th May: Stradsett Hall, KING’S LYNN
27th May: Green Britain Centre, SWAFFHAM

2nd June: Wessex Folk Festival, WESSEX
23rd June: St. Peters Hall, BECCLES
7th – 10th June: Gate to Southwell Festival, NOTTS
15th June: Woolpit Festival, SUFFOLK
30th June: Folk on the Quay, POOLE

7th July: Little Folk Festival, HERTS
8th July: Cumberland Arms, NEWCASTLE
14th July: Castle Acre Village Hall, CASTLE ACRE
20th – 21st July: Folk on the Lawn, TINTERN

3rd August:  La Roche Bluegrass Festival, FRANCE
4th August:  TBA, BELGIUM
12th August: Folk in The Town, KING’S LYNN
17th August: Just So Festival, CHESHIRE
18th August: Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, PURBECK
25th August: Maui Waui, SUFFOLK
26th August: Full Moon Concert, Klepp, NORWAY
29th August:, Copenhagen, DENMARK
30th August: Riksscenen centre for folk, Oslo, NORWAY
31st August: Victoria Theatre, Malmo, SWEDEN

7th September: Hadleigh Folk Club, SUFFOLK
21st September: Big Comfy Bookshop, COVENTRY
28th September: Ivy House, Supporting Martin Simpson, LONDON

13th October: Slaughtered Lamb, LONDON
16th October: Great Knight Folk Club, NORTHAMPTON
18th October: Orpington Folk Club, BROMLEY
29th October: Bell Inn, BATH
30th October: Bradford-on-Avon Folk Club, BRADFORD-ON-AVON

6th November: Bracknell Folk Club, BRACKNELL
9th November: Tasburgh Social Club, NORFOLK
10th November: The Junction, CAMBRIDGE
21st November: Atherstone Folk Club, WARWICKSHIRE

Full details can be found at

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