Downend Folk Club Preview: February 2019

January 25 2019

Alden Patterson & Dashwood (support from Molly-Anne)

Friday February15, Frenchay Village Hall

LOVE may be the theme of the weekend, but it will be music filling the air on February 15 when Downend Folk Club welcome one of the most highly-rated young trios on the scene to headline their monthly concert.

Norwich- based three-piece Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro and guitar around beautiful 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 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 received critical acclaim.

Opening the evening’s entertainment will be Molly-Anne, a young and upcoming musician from Gloucestershire. With a soulful, country inspired sound fused with elements of indie folk, Molly accompanies herself on the harmonica and acoustic guitar.

Tickets are available from Melanie’s Kitchen or online from £12 each in advance (£10 for members), or £14 on the door. There will be a full bar. You are encouraged to bring your own glass/mug/tankard/bucket, as well as reusable bottles for water. Most of the club’s events sell out, so please do buy your tickets in advance For further information, visit the club’s website, find them on Facebook or Twitter or email