ROOTS powerhouse duo. The Small Glories, Cara Luft and JD Edwards, are described as a musical tour-de-force partnership hailing from the Canadian prairies.

A tour spokesman said: "These two veteran singer/songwriters have built an international buzz around their tight harmonies, emotional authenticity, explosive live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess.

"Luft packs a mean banjo as well."

The pair are now on tour of the UK which includes a date in Purbeck tomorrow night. (JUNE 1)

“We’re so looking forward to playing the Square & Compass on our UK spring tour," the duo told the Echo.

“We’ve been hearing about this venue for years, everyone talks about how magical it is. Can’t wait to experience it first hand.”

Many know Cara as a founding member of country/folk sweethearts, The Wailin’ Jennys.

Fairport Convention drummer, Dave Mattacks, said: “The Small Glories are like The Civil Wars but less pretentious, with better songs and more guts.”

Their 2016 debut album Wondrous Traveler was nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards and found its way onto many critic’s top ten lists across North America and Europe.

The Small Glories will be at the Square & Compass at Worth Matravers on Friday, June 1 at 8.30pm. Free entry.

For more details, call the pub on 01929 439229.