THE Malvern Cube will really be getting the blues with folk this weekend, with a blues double head-liner on Saturday night a a folk double head-liner on the Sunday.

On Saturday, September 21, Ian Parker and Aynsley Lister will take to the stage.

A spokesman said: “A songwriter genuinely literate, sometimes almost literary, Ian is an original craftsman. Expressed through a distinctive bitter-sweet vocal delivery, Ian’s songs hold nothing back.

“And when explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.”

On Sunday, September 22 at 7:30pm, Miranda Sykes and Benji Kirkpatrick will entertain folk with folk.

The spokesman added: “Building on the success of her ‘Borrowed Places’ tour, Miranda Sykes makes a welcome return with a completely new project ‘Behind The Wall’.

“Where ‘Borrowed Places’ opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, ‘Behind The Wall’ is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us?

“Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect and maybe even empower us.”

Benji Kirkpatrick is well known as a rhythmic driver of such outfits as Bellowhead, Faustus and more recently Steeleye Span, with his “memorably aggressive” (MOJO) style. The spokesman added: “He started working as a soloist early on in his career though, and now brings the focus back to that.

Tickets are available from Malvern Cube, from Malvern Tourist Information, from Carnival Records and online from