THE highly esteemed English folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman has announced what organisers are calling "an unmissable show" at Hereford Cathedral.

A spokesman said: "Fresh from his whirlwind world tour with rock legend Robert Plant, the charismatic performer will be playing the headline show in support of his stunning, ninth solo album The Well-Worn Path (out now via Cooking Vinyl).

"The Well-Worn Path was recorded in Seth’s garden studio on Dartmoor in January 2018 on a short break from touring with Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters. It is a return to a no-nonsense, organic, classic folk-rock approach with hints of Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Nick Cave and Billy Bragg. Plus Lakeman’s trademark foot-stomping, fiddle bow-shredding and soaring vocals."

The spokesman added: "Seth brought in top producer Ben Hillier (Elbow, Blur, Depeche Mode, Doves) and his brilliant, new four-piece band consists of long-time collaborator Ben Nicholls (upright and electric bass), new boys Kit Hawes (electric and acoustic guitar) and Evan Jenkins (drums) and one of the finest female folk voices, Kathryn Roberts (Seth’s sister-in-law) contributes sublime backing vocals.

"Constantly exploring and moving forward musically, Seth says “This ninth CD is quite different from my previous album, with more of a prog-rock approach. My last record was a deliberately understated Americana set, but this one is more rocking."

The date for the diary for the show at Hereford Cathedral is March 30.