GOOD things come in threes, and that is the case at Ilminster Arts Centre on Friday, September 13, when it hosts three different folks acts as part of a bespoke triple bill.

The evening’s concert features performances by Sam Evans, and The Merchant Men, and Jemima Farey.

Sam Evans is a solo singer songwriter from Bristol and is also lead singer and songwriter for his band Verdisa.

Starting piano lessons aged four with a jazz musician, he was exposed to swing and soul and began writing his own material.

Nearly 20 years later, his song-writing combines these early influences with thought-provoking lyrics with a reggae and folk feel.

The Merchant Men are a group of young shanty singers from Somerset. The Merchant Men are Freddie Millard, Thom Hooper, Sam Stokes, Bobby Clark and Ethan Taylor and all have musical and theatrical backgrounds.

They said: “We started listening to shanties and we realised that this was the perfect feel good genre of music that we could learn and sing on our own.”

Their close harmony singing is infectious fun and easy on the ear.

Jemima Farey is a folk/country musician from Somerset whose songs incorporate themes of 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 show costs £10. To book visit Ilminster Arts Centre or call the box office on 01460 54973.