On Saturday, September 2, award winning singer-songwriter Charlie Dore will be appearing at the Burton Hotel, Kington. Her long-time musical collaborator Julian Littman of Steeleye Span joins Charlie for this concert and between them they will be swapping guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, Indian harmonium and delicious harmonies, creating a much bigger soundscape than would seem possible with just two players.

Mike Harding, well known folk presenter says of Charlie: "An amazingly astute, moving and intelligent songwriter… a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful": while the Guardian simply says "File under treasure".

Best known as one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, Charlie’s own performances reflect her roots/acoustic background and are best described as contemporary eclectic folk. She is one of a handful of UK songwriters to have success across many different music genres. Her songs have been covered by a wide range of performers, from Celine Dion, George Harrison and Lisa Stansfield, to Paul Carrack, Sheena Easton, Tina Turner and Jimmy Nail, who took the song Ain’t no Doubt to a UK number one. This concert is part of Charlie’s Dark Matter tour and the title of her latest album featuring all new material.

Charlie’s songs have won two awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, and, in 2012, she won the Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes.

The Burton Hotel is on Mill Street, Kington. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start. For more information call 01544 231732, or see PLM productions on facebook.