Gosforth Civic Theatre present
THE SHACKLETON TRIO
WITH SUPPORT FROM JIM BOYLE & DAVE GRAY
Original date Tuesday 26 May, 2020.
£10, £8 concession Plus booking fee when buying online
A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet.
Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 Folk Show, ★★★★★ reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.
The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia.
The unique, distinctive songwriting style of Georgia Shackleton, combined with the vibrant instrumental brilliance of Aaren Bennett, Nic Zuppardi and Georgia’s pure and original voice have developed and matured through two critically acclaimed albums: The Dog Who Would Not Be Washed and new release Fen, Farm and Deadly Water.
"Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured. An exciting and innovative young trio. A hefty thumbs up" fRoots Magazine
★★★★★ Northern Sky
"An excellent debut album" ★★★★ R2 Magazine
“a voice entirely of their own” Mike Harding
“The combined forces of the trio deliver a stylish mix of material and influences with a direct and equal-handed commitment and tremendous panache” FATEA
"A great sound altogether" Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland
"Superb with stunning harmonies" Sean McGhee, Editor, RnR Magazine
JIM BOYLE & DAVE GRAY
Jim Boyle and Dave Gray are a duo with a delightful repertoire of traditional tunes with a light coating of classic pop tunes sprinkled over the top. They play with precision and ease and could be the natural successors to Chris Wood & Andy Cutting.
"Merry Christmas to you, Guys. You are so far below the radar. I look out for your Gigs but inevitably find out afterwards. Please market your immense talents." Nigel, melodeon player 2018
"Ding Dong." Allyson 2019