FOLK music firmly takes centre stage in Ilminister this month.

Ilminster Arts Centre’s ‘flying folk’ night returns on Friday, January 19.

This will be for another instalment of top notch West Country folk music performed in the intimate and friendly surroundings of the Meeting House.

As well as introducing two other talented folk acts from the South West, MC Jemima Farey will also sing and perform as a piano and guitar duo with Andrew Gilham.

Somerset based Jemima has been hailed as ‘an extraordinary new talent’ by Fatea Magazine and her original songs explore themes of family, loved ones and cherished places, while her delicate guitar work provides the perfect accompaniment for her mesmerising vocals.

Louise Jordan is a Hampshire based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, whose recorded albums and live performances have attracted critical acclaim.

Louise’s distinctive musical voice fuses classical with folk, and her albums Born to Wander (2010), Tempvs (2011, Florilegum (2012), Veritas (2014) use soothing and lyrical arrangements to tell tales of human experience and to reflect on human nature and our place in the world.

Her latest album ‘No Petticoats Here’ has also been well received: “Louise’s vocals are out of this world’ according Maverick, ‘A stirring, lilting grace’ says the Telegraph, ‘Haunting and unforgettable’ agrees The Sunday Express.

Completing this eclectic and exciting line up, are The Good Ol’ Boys, a duo made up of Simon Durrant and Rob Mear who perform old time folk country and acoustic music.

Flying Folk: an evening of folk music takes on the stage at 8pm.

Tickets cost £10.

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01460 54973.