MIRIAM Erasmus will perform a one-off folk concert at the Wuthering Heights pub in Stanbury on Sunday, June 18.

Miriam is best known by her original surname of Backhouse from the time in the 1970s when she became known as the First Lady of Folk.

The South African singer is touring the UK this summer but the Wuthering Heights gig, which begins at 4pm, will be her only one in West Yorkshire.

A spokesman said: “Miriam has had several tours in the UK over the last few years, and has had many positive reviews. She is, justifiably, known as The First Lady of Folk.

“She was very well known in the folk revival of the 1970s as Miriam Backhouse, and her 1977 album, Gipsy Without a Road, has its 40th anniversary this year - indeed Miriam is publicising this as her 40th Anniversary Tour.”

There is no charge for the concert, but people will be invited to make donations in a box or buy raffle tickets.

In the 1970s Miriam was likened to Joan Baez, and ranked alongside Maddy Prior and other revivalists of the time.

Miriam’s interpretation of traditional and modern folk songs are described as unique, and her ability to lead a folk audience into chorus singing, particularly, Keys of Canterbury at Cambridge Folk Festival 1976, is the stuff of legends.