Captivating songwriting and fiery tunes that combine mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo with powerful three part harmonies. The unmistakable sound of The Shackleton Trio brings to life the stories of their native East Anglia, and beyond.
September 2024 sees the band touring a brand new album, as they look ahead to celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2025. The trio features Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin and banjo). Collectively the band draw influence from British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, whilst Georgia’s flair for sourcing largely unsung material from East Anglia keeps the band firmly rooted in their local tradition.
Almost a decade performing together has seen the band played on BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, RTE 1, BBC Countryfile, press coverage gleaming ★★★★★ reviews, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival’s prestigious main stage, a host of UK and European festivals and international tours, and many miles in the Mondeo. This is a band that clearly enjoys playing together, and are not to be missed.
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'Songs that glide across land and water, history and the presents
BBC Radio 2
'Spirited storytelling and timeless tunes'
Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6
Folk Radio UK
"Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured. An exciting and innovative young trio. A hefty thumbs up"
"An excellent debut album" ★★★★
“a voice entirely of their own”
“The combined forces of the trio deliver a stylish mix of material and influences with a direct and equal-handed commitment and tremendous panache”
"A great sound altogether"
Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland
"superb with stunning harmonies"