Christina Alden & Alex Patterson - Debut Album

by Christina Alden & Alex Patterson in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

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On 25th November 2020 we successfully raised £2,022 with 81 supporters in 29 days

We would love your support in helping us make our debut duo album!

by Christina Alden & Alex Patterson in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

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Hello friends and followers! Christina and Alex here…

For those of you who do not know us, we are independent musicians based in Norwich, we write songs and tunes together on guitar, fiddle, tenor guitar, banjo and shruti box and have been playing together for the past 7 years. Since 2016 we have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe as part of our trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood, but now we are excited to be working on our debut duo album! 

We have been beavering away over the last few months writing lots of new songs and recording in our ‘folk cellar’, but now we are looking to you for help to release this project into the world. In the past we have self funded albums through touring and live shows, but unfortunately with the impact that Covid-19 has had on the creative industry, all our concerts for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled, leaving us unable to fund this project. This is where we ask for your support to help us make our album. 

We are able to keep our crowder funder goal low as we are really fortunate that we both have additional skills that we’re able to put into this project. This includes production/ recording/ pr / illustration and design.

We are really hoping to showcase our love of songwriting and arrangement and have been working hard on lots of new material. We are aiming to have our album ready for release in early spring 2021 and we will keep all pledgers up to date with our progress!

We would love you to be a part of making this album come to life and there are lots of rewards if you pledge! Including; beautiful hand painted lyric sheets, a copy of the new album before release date, a one to one fiddle lesson with Alex or your own socially distanced concert! Any money you pledge will help towards paying for; mastering, cd duplication/ packaging and promotion and any left will pay towards the extra work that we both do.

It’s been a difficult time for everyone, but any help you can give us will be very much appreciated! We look forward to sharing our music with you,


Christina and Alex xx


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£12 or more

Pre-release CD

We will send you a copy of our new album along with a handwritten note...all before the official release date!

£10 or more

Pre-release Digital Download

You'll receive a download of the album before release date!

£15 or more


You'll receive a copy of our songbook, with lyrics, illustrations and stories.

£20 or more

Hand painted Lyric Sheet and Signed CD

Not only will you get a signed CD, but a beautiful hand painted Lyric Sheet of one of our songs will be delivered to your door!

£25 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Online Songwriting Workshop

Come spend an hour or so with us via zoom and we will talk to you about our songwriting process, answer your creative questions and show you some tricks of the trade! Date and time to be arranged.

£30 or more

0 of 4 claimed

One-to-One Fiddle Lesson

This reward is for an hour's fiddle tuition with Alex via zoom. You can arrange and discuss what you would like your lesson to cover beforehand.

£35 or more

CD Bundle

Not only will you receive a signed copy of our album, but also a beautiful hand painted lyric sheet (a song of your choice) AND a copy of our illustrated songbook.

£350 or more

House Concert / Garden Concert - UK mainland only

As well as receiving a signed copy of our album, we will come and play a concert for you and your friends! (dates and times to be discussed).

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