RETURNING to Keighley is guitarist and songwriter Henry Parker as he performs with his band on July 13.

The young Bingley folk-rock musician can be seen in the Exchange Arts Centre, Russell Street, Keighley, from 8pm.

A spokesman said: “The Exchange will become alive with the earthy sounds of progressive folk music, as Henry releases debut album Silent Spring.

“Performing his material with a band for the first time, Henry Parker will be joined by double bassist Augustin Bousfield and percussionist Brendan Bache.

“Echoing the 60s sounds of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, Henry’s music is a modern exploration of what can be achieved with the acoustic guitar and vocals, as deft finger-picking mixes with a vibrant approach to the traditional folk-rock genre.”

The album, recorded by the BBC’s David Crickmore, will be released nationally on July 13 and has already attracted interest from the folk music press and radio.

Hebden Bridge acoustic music legend Steve Tilston has described Henry as “a really excellent guitarist and songwriter”.

The gig will begin the performance by acclaimed Hull singer-songwriter Katie Spencer who will be performing material from her 2019 release Weather Beaten. Her immersive style has gained praise from the likes of Ralph McTell and Steve Harley.

Otley based guitarist, singer and banjo player Serious Sam Barrett, who has toured the States and Europe both solo and with the American traditional bluegrass band The Pine Hill Haints, will also play support.

Visit to book tickets, which cost £7.