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Turn off the TV - and watch some live music instead!

More great live music is heading for Letwell.

John Parr warming up

St. Elmo's Fire star John Parr rehearses before a show at the Village Hall

Two great nights coming up

Lots of great music heads for Letwell in the next few months - with a return visit from old favourites John Reilly and Lewis Nitikman plus a long-awaited debut appearance from dazzling BBC Folk Award winners Chris While and Julie Matthews.

John and Lewis - accomplished songwriters themselves - will be celebrating the work of Billy Joel and Sir Elton John on the night of Saturday September 30th.

Great tracks from the pair's back catalogue will fill the evening from beginning to end.

John, fresh from two nights at Letwell with Boy On A Dolphin, is looking forward to the night. "It's a great chance to celebrate two of the finest songwriters in recent memory. It's a challenge as well, but I'm sure we'll enjoy ourselves, just like we always do at Letwell."

Chris and Julie are legendary figures in the folk world - now acknowledged as two of the greatest songwriters in the land. Artists ranging from Barbara Dickson to Mary Black and Fairport Convention have recorded their work over the years, and the pair have been nominated as finalists in the BBC Folk Awards on nine separate occasions.

Together since they were members of the renowned Albion Band in the early 90s, Chris and Julie have recorded eight studio and two live albums in all. They come to Letwell after a busy year which has seen them perform at the Royal Albert Hall and in front of 20,000 fans at the Cropredy folk festival in Oxfordshire.

Musically, the pair overflow with talent. Julie plays guitar, piano, violin and mandolin, and she's fine vocalist too. Chris, equally talented as a vocalist, plays guitar, bodhran, banjo and percussion.

Tickets for the show on Thursday October 19th are priced £12, and are available from Martyn and Andy on 01909 731626 or 540694.

Tickets for the Billy and Elton show are on the sale via the same numbers.

Call Martyn on 01909 731626

Call Andy on 01909 540694

Email Martyn