MUSICAL nights are finally returning to one village near Oswestry.

Gig organiser Jock Tyldesley has confirmed musician Cahalen Morrison will be performing at Rhydycroesau Village Hall on Thursday, December 9 – the first event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

He said: "So, we’ve gone for it. So many people have been asking when there might be a gig at Rhydycroesau, and we definitely need some, so we thought we’d start with this fella, Cahalen Morrison, who came to The Docks one very snowy night in March a good few years ago as a duo with Eli West.

"Cahalen’s music and lyrics run so deep – he’s a great start to what will hopefully be many more great gigs soon.

"Due to the continuing nature of the pandemic, we’re respectfully asking everyone to act responsibly to enable this gig and others in the future to happen.

"For the benefit of the artist and other audience members, we’re encouraging people to do a rapid flow test before attending, and not to attend if they have any Covid symptoms.

"We won’t be providing any refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks, cups and snacks. We hope everyone will do what they can.

"Could we also ask everyone to let us know asap if they have booked tickets but are unable to attend. We’ll probably run this gig with slightly limited attendance than usual."

Originally hailing from the high desert of Northern New Mexico, Cahalen Morrison has made a name for himself. Over the past decade touring solo, as a duo with Eli West, or with his roadhouse country band Western Centuries, Cahalen has played shows and festivals all over the world and performed on stage with the likes of Tim O’Brien, Kelly Joe Phelps, Hot Rize, Crooked Still and Kris Drever.

Equally at home on guitar, banjo, mandolin, singing three-part harmony or unaccompanied, he has carved out a place for himself as a unique voice in American music.

An insightful and poetic wordsmith and songwriter, a subtle and accomplished roots multi-instrumentalist and a captivating singer.

The gig begins at 7.30pm and tickets costing £12 are available by emailing or call 07796 694191.