Charity gig by folk favourites

Barbara Dickson
Barbara Dickson

DERBY’S Assembly Rooms is to be the setting on Sunday, May 15, for a fundraising concert entitled Folk 4 Heroes.

As the name suggests, the concert will see folk performers banding together in a bid to raise money for the armed forces charity Help For Heroes.

Topping the bill on the night will be Barbara Dickson, a major force on the British music scene who returns to her roots with songs from her new album Words Unspoken.

Also appearing in the concert will be John Kirkpatrick, a leading interpreter of English folk songs on melodeon and concertina and Flossie Malavialle, the French singer/guitarist now living in the North East, with a repertoire to suit all tastes.

All proceeds will go in support of Help For Heroes and tickets are available by calling the box office on 01332 255800.