ST HELEN'S Church, Alveston, begin their Autumn series of concerts with the welcome return of Chris While and Julie Matthews on Friday October 27.

Chris While (vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, bodhran and percussion) and Julie Matthews (vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki) are breathtaking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless.

They have been hailed the best and most hard working acoustic duo on the folk roots scene.

Though internationally acclaimed, they continue to be a leading force on the UK's acoustic/roots arts circuit.

Their songs cover life as they see it, from the industrial waste lands of the north, to injustice and freedom, matters of the heart and everything in between.

Their songs are covered by many singers the world over but it is While and Matthews' musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life.

They have been nominated eight times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk music awards in the 'Best Song, Best Duo, Best Live Act' categories.

  •  Tickets are £14 from Steve on 07760 991297 or email steve.c.hitchins Doors open at 7.30 for 8pm performance. There will be a licensed bar.