Top folk duo Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight appear in Mellor Brook

A RIBBLE Valley village has again struck folk music gold, securing the only North West show on a national tour by the widely accclaimed Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight.

It is the latest coup for Mellor Brook Community Centre, which has previously booked a range of high profile artists and is building a strong following for its regular music shows.

The brother and sister duo are son and daughter of the late Lal Waterson, a mainstay of the Brit-folk family group The Watersons until her death in 1998. The family group continues to perform and includes folk luminaries Martin and Eliza Carthy.

Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight, with special guest Ed McGurk, will play Mellor Brook Community Centre, on Saturday, May 14th, doors open at 7-30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start. Tickets cost £11 and are available ifrom The Britannia Gallery, 104 Branch Road, Mellor Brook (open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9-30 to 4-30 and Saturday 9-30 to 2), or by sending a cheque payable to “J. ASPIN” and enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to: Shamrock Promotions, 53 Briar Road, Blackburn, BB1 9TF.