Penultimate Larks concert will feature top acoustic talent

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A folk duo who have been given airtime on BBC Radio 2 top the bill at an acoustic concert being staged at Belper’s River Gardens as part of the Larks in the Park season.

David Gibb and Elly Lucas, who performed at festivals including Cambridge and Towersey this year, are appearing as part of the event being staged by Belper arts organisation, Fleet Arts on Sunday August 19.

The band will be joined by rising stars of the folk scene The Roundheads and three solo acts – David Lacy, Emma Kerrison, and Rys.

The free event is part of a series of concerts run by Belper Town Council on the River Gardens bandstand.

Julian Butt, Fleet Arts music project coordinator said: ‘It has been great to be invited to organise an event on the bandstand, it is a wonderful setting and we hope people will turn out to support this wealth of local young talent.

“David and Elly are building a great national profile and I am sure that people will be impressed by the quality of all of the acts. It looks like being a great afternoon - so why not bring a picnic and listen to them all.”

The Concert begins at 2pm, finishes a 4pm and is free.

This years Larks season began with a Diamond Jubilee Concert and ends with Ilkeston Brass Band on August 26.