A BAND who were nominated for 'Live Band of the Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards are coming to Somerset to perform at the Cheese and Grain in Frome.

The Peatbog Faeries will play at the venue on Friday, July 12 as part of their I See a World tour, which commemorates the release of their latest album and gives local towns and villages alike the chance to experience their live shows.

Coming from Scotland’s Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are known for their mix of traditional jigs and reels with contemporary dance music, jazz, pop, techno and more.

With the renowned Shetlander Norman Willmore on keys and alto sax, multi-instrumentalist Innes Watson on acoustic guitar, fiddle and vocals, Stu Brown on drums, electronics and percussion, Peter Morrison on pipes and whistles, Ross Couper on fiddle and vocals, Tom Salter on guitar and Innes Hutton on bass, the band are an unstoppable force and are ready to get the audience shouting and screaming around the country.

Since their first performance in 1991, the Peatbog Faeries have grown in popularity and success, growing a loyal fanbase not just in Scotland but around the world. The band have taken their brand of music to audiences across the globe, from Australia to Africa, North America, Asia and beyond.

Morrison said: “We can’t wait to continue our tour and visit even more new locations, as well as some regular venues that we always love to play.

“We’ve been delighted with the reaction to our new album, I See a World, and can’t wait to play our new music live for you all, along with some old favourites. We hope everyone in Frome is ready to bring the energy and make it a night to remember!”