Phil Beer, who is playing a one-man show here just a month after his Show of Hands bandmate Steve Knightley packed the venue, is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music.

A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top-flight fiddler and with all-star line-up Feast of Fiddles. He also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. Equally at home playing blues, Americana or traditional music, his CV includes playing with the Rolling Stones and Steve Harley.

Patrons Phil and Steve Knightley will be returning together in the summer for this year’s Village Pump Folk Festival.

The evening also includes a short support slot from James Hollingsworth, a talented modern British singer and songwriter.