AUSTRALIAN Folk Music award winners will play a gig at one of Dorset' quirkiest pubs this weekend.

The Weeping Willows will play the Square and Compass at Worth Matravers, near Swanage, on Sunday, July 10 from 2pm to 6pm.

Performers Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth are said to be 'a couple of old souls', steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery.

Promoters say: 'They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay.'

Between 2017 and 2021The Weeping Willows were nominated for 10 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, 4 x Country Music Channel (CMC) awards, Live Act of the Year (Country) in the National Live Music Awards (NLMAs), performing at AmericanaFest (USA), Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Out On The Weekend and the Australian Americana Music Honours.

In recent years they have supported Lukas Nelson & POTR (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA) and Willie Watson (USA) and completed national and international tours in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, which received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music.