Powerful show in store at Belper venue

Blyth Power’s acoustic line-up will headline a very special evening at The Queens Head, Belper, on Saturday, January 9.

After 30 years in the business, Blyth Power are a band who show no signs of standing still.

Merging folk roots with punk energy, Joseph Porter’s lyrics still cover an astonishing range of subject matter from warfare both ancient and modern to the inner motivations of Mary Queen of Scots.

All human life, as they say, is there. Their latest recording - Women and Horses and Power and War - suggests that there is no letting up in Blyth’s panoramic take on human affairs.

However, to justify the early start of 7.30pm, the line-up also includes local favourites Chris Butler and Sue Macfarlane plus an acoustic version of Headsticks, perennial favourites on the club and festival circuit.

They have a new album in the making and will hopefully be trying out some of the new material. Part of the door will go to Hope for Belper and, as this is also something of a birthday celebration, there will be cake.

Admission is £7.