IF you love English folk music, then the next concert in Wiveliscombe’s Silver Street Sessions could be an event to look out for.

Veteran singer and concertina player John Kirkpatrick is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene. John has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music.

He has performed solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands.

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

John has lived in Shropshire since 1973, where he still dances with the Morris team he founded in 1975, The Shropshire Bedlams.

John will be appearing at Cotleigh Brewery in Ford Road, Wiveliscombe on Monday 3rd February. Tickets cost £12 and are available from Wiveliscombe Post Office. For more information call 01984 623308 or visit silverstreetsessions.co.uk