Maddy heading to Scunny

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday 13th December.
Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday 13th December.

Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior is to bring her band to perform at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe tonight.

Following her popular 2010 Christmas tour, Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the festive season for their unique celebratory show Carols and Capers.

The Carnival Band are five ‘musical explorers’, five voices, 25 instruments, five dozen styles of music and ‘500 fresh ideas for making and combining music from across the centuries with sounds from around the world in an irreverently joyous mix’.

Thrown together in 1984 on a ‘let’s see what we come up with’ basis for a Yuletide Radio 2 broadcast, what began as a one-off session in a village hall in Cumbria has endured for over 20 years and has become something of a tradition in its own right.

A spokesman said: “Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour.”

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Thursday 13th December.

Tickets for the concert are £17.50 and are available by visiting www.bathshall.co.uk or calling 0844 8542776.