Familiar faces on the Oswestry music circuit make a New Year’s return later this month.

The Vera van Heeringen Trio will perform at the Willow Gallery on Saturday, January 26 for an evening of outstanding music by the songwriter and instrumentalist, supported by Dave Luke and Andy Seward.

Firmly rooted in Transatlantic traditions, Vera’s original contemporary Americana showcases both these skills: firebrand instrumental virtuosity and poignant, emotionally astute songwriting.

An early starter, raised in the acoustic music scene in her native Holland, she has long been recognised for her elegant yet gutsy guitar style – a skill which transposes to pretty much anything with strings! A musician with integrity and style in equal measure.

Her live performances are intimate, understated affairs, allowing the music to speak for itself. Stripped back, potent, and full of groove. Outstanding flatpicking, fulsome fiddle playing, heartbreaking lyrics, and assured natural vocal tone and driving tunes are all integral to the show.

Meanwhile, Dave is a harmony king on guitar, vocals and mandolin and Andy is on double-bass.

The show starts at 8pm with doors open from 7pm, and tickets cost £10 adults and £5 children, available by calling 01691 657575.