A CONTEMPORARY folk act is taking centre stage at the Lion Salt Works Museum next month to wow audiences with ‘powerful and moving’ songs.

Jez Hellard and The Djukella Orchestra, will be playing both traditional and contemporary folk music at the Salt Works Sessions at Cheshire’s award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich on June 11.

In a night that promises to be ‘one to remember’, Jez and the Djukella Orchestra will play ‘powerful and moving’ songs with virtuoso playing, including fiery fiddling, silky double bass and smoking harmonica.

The doors and the bar open at 7.15pm with music starting at 8pm.

Parking is free, and tickets cost £14.00.

They can be bought at danarts.org/events/jez-hellard-and-the-djukella-orchestra/ 

Jez Hellard is a guitarist and a harmonica player – honing these skills over the last 20 years, travelling around the world and performing in some unlikely places.

His band, The Djukella Orchestra, features Nye Parsons, who is ‘one of the most captivating’ double bassists on the folk scene.

Councillor Louise Gittins, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “This dynamic folk band is full of passion and virtuoso musicianship and I’m delighted that they will be playing at this year’s Salt Works Sessions at the Lion Salt Works.

“The museum’s unique historic setting continues to be an on-going success as a folk venue, lending an intimacy and atmosphere to all performances.”