Popular Norwich-based folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood return to St Albans on Friday, June 7, for a concert at 8pm at the Maltings Arts Theatre, with support from local singers Martin Olyett and Lizzy Hardingham.

Christina Alden, Alex Patterson and Noel Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album Call Me Home is presented in handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence 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 has now gained considerable popularity with bookings at many leading folk festivals.

Martin Olyett is a singer songwriter, well known locally, who writes about a range of subjects.

Lizzy Hardingham is a new young folk singer from Hertfordshire just starting out, performing a mixture of traditional, contemporary and original acoustic music. In 2018 she was a finalist in New Roots and was a runner up in Watford Folk Club’s Song Contest and Royston Folk Club’s Young Artist Competition.

Tickets: £12, students and concessions £11, under 18 £7.50, on the door or in advance, by booking online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo, by phone on 0333 666 3366 or in person at St Albans Central Library.