Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter widely regarded as one of the foremost innovators in folk music today.

And the good news is, she has a date at The Cube in Malvern.

Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and is a five-times nominee.

A spokesman said: “In June this year Rowan will premiere her ambitious and deeply personal one-woman show Dispatches on the Red Dress in a 10-date tour across the country. In what could prove to be a career-shifting year, Rowan will also perform the show during a two week run at the Edinburgh International Festival in August, before releasing her first solo album, a companion to the show, with support from PRS Women Make Music and Arts Council England.

"It is an intimate and adventurous exploration of memory, identity, joy, sorrow, trauma-recovery, war and waltzes, , Dispatches on the Red Dress tells the true story of Rowan's German grandmother's youth in 1940's Nazi Germany."

The spokesman added: "With genre-melding fluidity, Rowan weaves immersive storytelling around 10 new songs (Rowan won 'Best Original Track’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2016 for her song Mackerel) performed live with fiddle, banjo, guitar and subtly inventive use of pre-recorded sounds.

"At a time of deeply felt political tensions, with the rise of racism in our communities and a new nationalistic fervor gaining pace across Europe, Dispatches on the Red Dress is a highly resonant and much needed historic provocation for our current political and social climate."

The date for the diary is June 15.

Tickets: 01684 575363.