A DALES village hall is to launch a new venture as a music venue with a performance by an acclaimed folk band.

Other Roads will perform at West Witton village hall on Friday, March 8.

The band has previously appeared in the area at the Hardraw Folk Gathering in 2011 and Reeth Memorial Hall in 2012.

Grant Humphreys, who is organising the event to raise funds for the village hall committee, said: “There have been two other recent music events in the village hall organised by another committee but this time we are adopting the seated concert format used in Reeth and Carperby.”  The hall and bar will open at 7pm.

After the concert starts at 8.00 pm, admission will only be allowed during the interval.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for £10 from the village shop, from Mr Humphreys on 01969-622108 or other committee members, or for £12 at the door.