West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman will perform at the Alban Arena next week, following the release of his eighth studio album.

Famed for playing the violin and tenor guitar, the musician also plays the viola and the banjo.

Meet Me in the Twilight, which was produced by Ethan Johns, is a combination of his songwriting and playing and the harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin.

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner’s previous albums include Mercury Prize nominated Kitty Jay (2005) and the gold-selling Freedom Fields (2006) which featured the hit single Lady of the Sea.

With his band and the trio he will play tracks from the new album and live favourites from his back catalogue.

The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD, Thursday, March 2, 8pm. Details: 01727 844488