AUDIENCES will be transported back to the golden age of American country music next week as the band The Gathering (right) roll into the city.

The group comprises Debby McClatchy on banjo, vocals and freestyle clogging; Brad Leftwich on fiddle and vocals; Tom Sauber on banjo, guitar, fiddles and vocals and Alice Gerrard on vocals and guitar.

They perform Appalachian country music, with their concerts comprising banjo breakdowns recalling the moonshine hills, country and gospel song, hoe-downs on the fiddle and old-time-dance.

The Worcester concert takes place in Huntingdon Hall on Wednesday, February 2 at 8pm.