WELSH trio Alaw will be performing in Piddletrenthide next weekend.

The folk band, which is set to play Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall, is playing a series of gigs courtesy of the Dorset rural touring arts organisation, Artsreach.

They will be playing tunes brought back from a recent tour in Bulgaria, but the ancient tunes of Wales remain at the heart of their set.

Artsreach spokesman Kerry Bartlett said: “From the elegant to the virtuoso, the three musicians play with an empathy that comes from many years of collaboration.

“Dylan Fowler has a developed a reputation as an international solo guitarist. Oliver Wilson-Dickson plays with, amongst others, The Devil’s Violin & The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Described by R2 magazine as ‘an expressive and exceptional fiddler’ he also regularly collaborates with storyteller Daniel Morden, with whom he appeared for four consecutive years at the National Theatre.

“Jamie Smith is a folk musician and one of the UK’s finest accordionists, fronting the international award-winning Celtic band Jamie Smith’s Mabon.”

In August 2018 Alaw, which is Welsh for melody, collaborated with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a televised Prom at The Royal Albert Hall.

The spokesman added: “From stirring songs to driving jigs, Alaw communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

“Expect an evening of joyful and life affirming music to start the new Artsreach season.”

Alaw play Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall at 4pm on Sunday, January 13. Call 01300 348247 for tickets or get them from Piddletrenthide Stores.

The group will also play Wootton Fitzpaine on January 10, Langton Matravers on January 11 and Child Okeford on January 12. See artsreach.co.uk for tickets.