ST ALKMUND'S will groove to the sounds of folk music next month with a Dorset-based group visiting the church for an evening gig.

After leaping onto the national folk roots scene over the past few years, duo Ninebarrow will be performing on Friday, October 15 at the church as part of their extensive national tour.

In a few short years the duo, consisting of Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, have carved themselves a distinctive niche on the folk roots scene for their outstanding harmonies, delicate instrumentation and engaging songs.

In 2017, they were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for 'Best Emerging Artist'.

Since then, the duo have continued their upwards trajectory, graduating to more senior award categories, most recently picking up 'Best Duo' in the 2019 awards.

Named after Nine Barrow Down in Dorset's Purbeck hills, the duo have released four critically acclaimed albums with their most recent, 'A Pocket Full of Acorns', which they released to four-and-five-star reviews in the folk and mainstream media in March 2021.

The concert starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm and tickets are available from