THE COAL Porters are bringing their sixth British tour to Hebden Bridge Trades Club on September 21.

The Coal Porters started playing acoustic music around 2002 in London when ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin decided to turn away from electric music.

Since then, the band’s unique combination of folk/indie/bluegrass/Celtic music has demonstrated the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with sweet harmonies set against strong melodies.

The Coal Porters was co-founded by Sid with guitarist and singer Neil Robert Herd, and also feature Paul Fitzgerald on banjo and harmony vocals, Andrew Stafford on doghouse bass, and the classically-trained Kerenza Peacock on fiddle and vocals.

A spokesman said: “Herd is a songwriter of note, Paul Fitzgerald invented his own banjo technique copied by many in the UK, Andrew Stafford is a music business litigation expert.

“Fiddler Kerenza Peacock has recorded two hit classical CDs, recorded with Paul Weller and Eric Clapton, and has just completed a world tour in Adele’s band.”

The Coal Porters’ most recent album, No 6, is produced by John Wood, the legendary British folk-rock mastermind who recorded the classic albums of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Beth Orton and Squeeze.

No 6 is a a departure for the Coal Porters as it pushes their musical boundaries further than ever before.

Visit or call 01422 845265 to book tickets.