MUSIC fans can look to the future as well as the past during National Heritage Day in Keighley.

Teenage singing sensation Niamh Mirfield will share the bill with a band who first played the town six decades ago.

Niamh, 14, from Glusburn, will perform at Keighley Library along with newly-reformed The Presidents who rock ‘n’ rolled the punters at the nearby Mechanics Institute in 1957.

Both acts are part of a day of public performances, talks and displays upstairs at the library, which will together explore Keighley’s musical history.

Niamh, who recently played Grassington Festival alongside Bananarama and Newton Faulkner, will perform from 3pm.

Niamh’s song Can’t Stand This Anymore was last year voted runner-up in the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards.

In autumn last year she began writing the song Love Drug, which was initially recorded by Jamie Vee from Keighley-based Zene Records.

In November Niamh was invited backstage when Jools Holland played the Harrogate International Centre, and Jools’ saxophonist Derek Nash and bassist Dave Swift agreed to support her next track.

Niahm subsequently worked with the pair in Clowns Pocket Studios in London on re-recording Love Drug, with drumming from Darby Todd from The Darkness.

The Presidents’ set at 2pm will reunite legendary Keighley performers Bruce and Linda Russell with their 1950s bandmates Colin Hodgson and Chris Kelly.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm, with Keighley indie/folk/punk band Foxes Faux kicking off the live music at 11am.

Music historian Gary Cavanagh will at 1pm talk about local bands from the 1960s and 1970s, and play their music.

Email or call 01535 618215 for further information about the National Heritage Day events.