Branscombe hosts jazz band

BRANSCOMBE will play host to the talented Joe Stilgoe Trio next month. The show has been organised by the village hall roof committee in conjunction with Villages in Action (VIA). Joe s father, Richard, who is noted for his witty songs on the Esther Rant

BRANSCOMBE will play host to the talented Joe Stilgoe Trio next month.

The show has been organised by the village hall roof committee in conjunction with Villages in Action (VIA).

Joe's father, Richard, who is noted for his witty songs on the Esther Rantzen programme, has just become a patron of Villages in Action, the organisation devoted to bringing top-class entertainment to the countryside at affordable prices.

Paul Haines, an organiser, said: "Joe combines his father's formidable wit in crafting songs with virtuostic skill at the keyboard.

"He has a wide vocal range and superb piano technique, and with his trio is regarded as the up-and-coming jazz combo."

The concert takes place on Sunday, October 4 at 7pm. Tickets (�10) are available from Branscombe Post Office on (01297) 680225 or Paul Haines on (01395) 515106.