A FOLK star is preparing to perform at a South Cumbrian music festival.

Claire Hastings and her band will be performing as part of the Ulverston International Music Festival on Friday, June 9, at 7.30pm.

Since earning the prestigious title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Claire Hastings has been earning accolades in the folk scene.

Her debut album Between River and Railway was released in 2016 and her much-awaited second album Those Who Roam, launched at Celtic Connections 2019, features traditional and original songs under the theme of journeys.

A spokesman for the event said: “Claire has a strong ability to portray a story through song and is known for her varied repertoire of traditional, contemporary and original songs. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a spellbinding evening with Claire and her band, with Laura Wilkie on fiddle, Andrew Waite on accordion, Tom Gibbs on piano and Innes White on guitar.”

You can get tickets for her performance at: www.thecoro.co.uk/event/folk-night-claire-hastings-and-friends/