HIGHLY-REGARDED American fiddler and smoky-voiced singer-songwriter Laura Cortese and her band The Dance Cards return to Reeth Memorial Hall on Friday, August 12, with their unique fusion of individual traditions and influences.

Laura, along with Valerie Thompson on cello, Zoe Guigueno on bass and guitar and Signy Jakobsdottir on drums, produce rich and intricate tunes full of driving rhythms and resonant harmonies, sweeping the audience up and drawing them in to the music.

Tickets, £15 in advance (£17 on the door), under-16s half price, are on sale at Reeth Post Office or call John Little 01748 884759. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Profits are for the improvement and maintenance of the Memorial Hall.