POP solo artist Meilyr Jones will be the latest acclaimed act to play live in a Cumbrian library when he heads to Kendal this weekend.

The former Race Horses frontman performs live on Saturday night as part of the Get It Loud In Libraries, offering up an evening of sharp wit and genre-hopping.

The welsh artist's style has excited critics and attracted quite a following, while his 2013 album featured the widely-praised track How to Recognise a Work of Art.

Meilyr was the frontman of the Cardiff-based psychedelic pop-indie group Race Horses, who found wide-ranging success singing in both Welsh and English.

After appearing across Wales and during the debut Festival N°6, the band announced their split in January 2013 and performed a farewell gig the following month at Clwb Ifor Bach.

His solo career has seen him perform across Europe, and his sets include everything from art house pop to beautiful ballads, all from his own off-beat angle.

Over the past nine years, the Get It Loud In Libraries live programme has drawn an audience of over 28,000 people into libraries across the UK.

Through live music, it has created exciting opportunities for young people to lead, participate, volunteer and excel in artistic and cultural activity.

The programme will also see We Are Scientists appear in Barrow next month, and Cate Le Bon also in Kendal in December.

Meilyr Jones will be playing at Kendal Library on Saturday October 22 at 8pm.