Christina Alden & Alex Patterson + The String Section


June 5, 2024
7:30 pm
Free entry

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from East Anglia. Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, sensitive accomplished musicianship and a creative song-writing style that is both delicate and moving. Deeply inspired by the world around them, they have a keen environmental eye to craft stories with the natural world at its heart, reflecting on the relationship between humans and the wild.

They have toured extensively in the UK and Europe, including a twenty-three-date concert hall tour with Show of Hands (including Union Chapel and St David’s Hall Cardiff), a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections, headline and main stage performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious folk festivals, and performances in Norway, Belgium, France and Ireland. They have written and self-released four albums, composed music for a BBC Radio 4 documentary series and have had over a million streams on Spotify.

‘A bright, lively collection of songs that plays so sweetly it evokes the sensation of a summer folk festival’ – The Guardian
‘A milestone for contemporary folk songwriting’ – Bright Young Folk
‘Gorgeous harmonies and lush melodies’ – BBC Countryfile

The String Section are a toe-tappin’ trio from Cambridge who blend violin, mandolin, guitar and vocals in a genuinely trans-Atlantic style. Regulars on the acoustic scene, their skill on their respective instruments is infectious. The trio play a lively mix of traditional, modern and self-penned fiddle tunes, folk, country, blues and Americana. They performed at the 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival, the 2021 Ely Folk Festival and have been featured on BBC radio and Cambridge 105.

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