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The shackleton trio, josephine corcoran

Fri 15th Mar 19 20:00 edit


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.

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.

They are a highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet.

Josephine Corcoran lives in Wiltshire, where she is involved in schools and community literature projects. This will be her first visit to the club.

Her radio play The Songs that Houses Sing and short story Algebra (both originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4) were repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra last year, and she has had a stage play produced in London.

Her poetry pamphlet The Misplaced House was published in the UK by tall-lighthouse (November 2014) and a full collection What Are You After? was published by Nine Arches Press in June 2018. She is founder and editor of And Other Poems (www.andotherpoems.com), which is now an extensive online poetry anthology featuring many poets.

In 2018 she was awarded a Local Artist Bursary from Ginkgo Projects and Bloor Homes to write new poems that engage with the landscape and heritage of the area in and around Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Penarth Acoustic Club

Penarth Conservative Club
15 Stanwell Rd
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