AN award-winning folk singer is set to perform in Wiveliscombe as part of her ongoing national tour.

Odette Michell, whose debut album was named among 2019’s best by BBC radio DJ Johnny Coppin, is scheduled to perform at the town’s community centre on Saturday, June 8, as part of the venue’s Silver Street Sessions summer programme of music.

In 2020 Ms Michell was named ‘female artist of the year’ in music magazine FATEA’s annual award show. And this year she says she intends to release her second studio album on the tail end of a series of shows alongside “folk legends.”

Her performances often feature a bouzouki, a long necked lute-style string instrument hailing from Greece, as well as the guitar and accordion, with Ms Michell describing herself as a “multi-instrumentalist.”

The artist is Yorkshire born but of Irish heritage and says she grew up in a musical household where she first got her hands on a guitar at aged 15, and soon began to write her own songs.

She will be performing in a trio alongside Karen Pfeiffer and Daria Kulesh. Their music is said to be: “Expertly woven together with a vibrant international twist.”

The trio linked up over lockdown when they found themselves burdened with more spare time than they would have liked.

Introducing Stage winners at The Great British Folk Festival 2023 by public vote, they “wow their audiences with a deeply moving, exciting and unique live show.”

Theirs is a unique cross-cultural, multilingual, multi-instrumental collaboration, turning familiar folk tunes into something fresh and powerful.”

The show is set to take place from 7pm, on Saturday, June 8, in the Wiveliscombe Community Centre on West Street. Tickets cost £14 or £12 with concessions.