Folk – Alden, Patterson + Dashwood & Julian Mount + Rose Ford
Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood is made up of Christina Alden on vocals and guitar, Alex Patterson on violin and mandolin and Noel Dashwood on dobro and vocals. Their music takes influences from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. The trio weaves rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’, released in November 2016 has been highly rated by reviewers.
Julian Mount is passionate about folk, roots and acoustic music. He plays acoustic guitar, writes his own songs and plays songs by others too. Julian’s songs are thought provoking, full of wit and highlight his quirky perspective on people, places and situations.
New Roots 2017 finalist Rose Ford is a singer/songwriter from south east London who writes songs inspired by nature, stories and writers, including T.S Eliot and Arthur Ransome.