FOLK music fans will want to keep Saturday, November 11 free as Chester Folk Festival prepares to bring a trio of acts together for their autumn concert.

Showcasing some of the finest talent in the British folk scene, an eclectic mix of traditional and modern acts will be playing at All Saints Church, Hoole Road, next month.

Introduced by the fabulous Virginia Kettle - of Merry Hell fame - will be Eleven Magpies, Lauren South and Keith Price.

Their first album Eleven Magpies was a collection of tunes written by guitarist Ian Ross, reflecting his experience touring in the United States of America and the UK, and their second album Two for Joy was released in spring 2023 to great acclaim.

Chester Folk Festival says of the band: "Eleven Magpies chart a whirling journey of plucked and bowed strings, through humorous miniatures and sorrowful madrigal-esque beauty, then up into unexpected flights that come to land in moments of serene stillness."

Lauren South is a Rugby based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose self-penned and traditional songs have gained her a reputation as one of Warwickshire’s finest folk musicians. Tenor guitar, fiddle and shruti box provide backing for songs full of emotion and imagery, inspired by Lauren’s love of the night sky, nature and motherhood. Her album Tiny Boat is due out soon.

A features of the North West folk music community for decades, and indeed in his home town of Liverpool, the festival describes stalwart Keith Price as a "living legend" and a "Singer, guitarist melodeonist, fiddler and raconteur par excellence."

Chester Folk Festival's Autumn Trilogy concert will take place on Saturday, November 11 at All Saints Church, Hoole Road, Chester from 7.30pm.

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