Christina Alden & Alex Patterson

Two people on a sofa playing instruments

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from East Anglia. Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, sensitive accomplished musicianship and a creative song-writing style that is both delicate and moving. Deeply inspired by the world around them, they have a keen environmental eye to craft stories with the natural world at its heart, reflecting on the relationship between humans and the wild.

They have toured extensively in the UK and Europe including a twenty-three-date concert hall tour with Show of Hands (including Union Chapel and St David’s Hall Cardiff); a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections; headline and main stage performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious folk festivals and performances in Norway, Belgium, France and Ireland.

They have written and self-released four albums, composed music for a BBC Radio 4 documentary series and have had over a million streams on Spotify.

A milestone for contemporary folk songwriting – Bright Young Folk

A bright, lively collection of songs that plays so sweetly it evokes the sensation of a summer folk festival – The Guardian