An East Cambridgeshire village church will be the venue for an evening of music and poetry.

St Andrew’s Church in Witchford is set to host performances from lute player Robin Irvine and alto Jennifer Bastable on Tuesday June 11 from 7pm.

This duo, both of whom have an extensive history in music, will perform a host of songs stretching from the medieval era through to more recent folk songs.

Robin and Jennifer notably have more than 30 years of performance experience, having graced the stage at Impington Village College, The Tithe Barn at Landbeach, and Girton Church among other local venues.

During the evening, Robin will not only play the lute but also delve into the history behind each song, providing attendees with an interesting and enriching experience.

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The couple are particularly excited to perform in the church due to the acoustics.

They say it will provide the unique opportunity to enjoy music that would have been played at the time of the church's consecration in the late 14th century.

In addition to the historic and folk tunes, the evening promises variety.

The winners of the poetry competition based on the theme of 'Aftermath' will be announced and three of the entered poems will be read.

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The Isle Singers, a local vocal ensemble known for their performances around the area, will round out the night's repertoire with more contemporary selections representing the diverse countries from which Robin and Jennifer's songs originate.

The event is completely free to enter.

There will be an opportunity for donations during the evening with refreshments available at the interval.

For more detailed information, attendees can reach out via or contact 07432342845 or (01353) 663918.