FOLK music and jazz are on the musical menu at Ilminster Arts Centre.

This Friday, January 25, join compere and local folk star Jemima Farey for this unique concert is the highly regarded musician, Luke Daniels.

Luke is a multi-instrumentalist who plays finger style guitar, wooden flute, concertina and sings beautifully as well.

He also uses an “electophon ‘ a 20” diameter steel disc-playing device that combines original 19th and 21st century music technology.

In his twenties, touring as a member of the Riverdance band, he taught himself to play on the concert grand Steinways he found stored in large theatres across North America.

No wonder the Guardian has described Luke as “a musical force to reckon with” while his songs have been hailed as “future classics” by Songlines magazine.

Jemima Farey will also be performing this evening.

For those not lucky enough to have already heard her music, Jemima is a folk/country musician from Somerset who writes original songs incorporating themes including family, loved ones and cherished places.

Her uncomplicated yet delicate guitar work provides the perfect accompaniment for her strong and mesmerising voice.

Tickets for the concert are just £10 and the café and bar will be open.

To book please call the Box Office on 01460 54973.

On Friday, February 1, there are two special guests for the price of one at Mike Denham’s ‘Speakeasy’ session at Ilminster Arts Centre at 8pm. Joining Mike for his latest evening of vintage jazz are top UK clarinettist John Maddocks, and the revered jazz drummer Nick Ward

Together they will tackle an exciting and varied programme.

Tickets: £14 (pre-show supper £15 at 7pm, must be pre-booked).

Buy tickets call the Box Office on 01460 54973.