BLACK Horse Fairy, the Alligators and Ben Blue Waters play the Groovy Happening on Saturday, February 3.

The monthly music night will celebrate its sixth birthday at the usual venue, the Parkside Social Club in Butt Lane, Haworth.

The Happening, organised by a team of volunteers, has now raised more than £27,000 for Manorlands.

Groovy spokesman Ann Wiles said Black Horse Fairy performed songs of loss and love and the universe.

She said: “Their music, sweetly alluring, at times heavy and strange, moves and turns and cajoles you into a world of ghosts and memories and magic. The poetic lyrics will haunt you.”

Singer Yvonne Gilson said she was particularly excited to be playing the gig because for the first time the band would be showcasing their forthcoming album Riverrun almost in its entirety.

Ann added: “This means that, from the first song of the set to the last, she will be singing of the strange journey she went on after they lost their beloved Archie Blackwell so suddenly.”

Archie was the pseudonym of Yvonne’s partner, well-known Keighley musician Ashley Cartwright, who died last year.

The Alligators are a five-piece blues outfit, whose members hail from West Yorkshire and have all been involved in various bands over many years.

Influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Cray, BB King to Delbert McClinton.

Ben Blue Waters, who hosts several regular Blues & Roots nights in Haworth and Keighley, is well-known for his footstomping blues style.

Local singer-songwriter Gordon Roger will appear at the Groovy Happening for the second time following his great performance last year, playing 70s-influenced material and covers.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Admission is £3.