A YOUNG Furness musician has confirmed she will be performing at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards show.

Jess Gillam, 20, from Ulverston, has announced she will play during the ‘In Memoriam’ section of the ceremony.

This pays tribute to the individuals of the film industry who have died in the past year

She said: "I’m really looking forward to performing at the BAFTAs.

"It’s a real honour to be asked to play at such a special event and it will be amazing to be back at the Royal Albert Hall again.”

Miss Gillam, a talented saxophonist, was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition in 2016, having won the woodwind section, and last year received a Classic Brit Award in the Sound of Classical Poll 2018.

Her debut album is due out on Decca Classics later this year.

Doug Gillam, Miss Gillam's father, is "really proud" of his daughter for her latest achievement.

He said, "This is a great opportunity for her, it is a brilliant platform and lots of people will see her perform.

"She is doing so many amazing things at the minute.

"Not many people get the opportunity to do something like this and it is the kind of thing you only get to do once in a lifetime.

"I'm going to the awards show with her and I'm really looking forward to it.

"We're really proud of her, it is amazing.

"We're always proud of her, every time she performs.

"Looking back, we were just as proud of her when she was little and we got to see her get on stage and perform at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston as we are now.

"It is a feeling all parents will recognise."

Mr Gillam also said it was nice that Steve Coogan will be at the awards for his role as Stan Laurel in Stan and Ollie, Stan Laurel was also from Ulverston.

The BAFTAs will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday February 10.

The awards show recognises the best British and international contributions to film.