A FOLK duo from Vermont is crossing the pond for a spectacular performance at Broadmayne Village Hall.

On Friday, July 12, Hungrytown will take to the stage as part of a four-month tour of the UK. The duo, made up of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, have spent 15 years touring the world, gaining a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.

The pair's introduction to folk music came when a close friend, who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis, entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar, which has since been featured on all of their albums.

Inspired by the grit and realistic experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Rebecca was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Ken's flair for musical arrangement.

The duo released their first album, Hungrytown, in 2008, followed by Any Forgotten Thing in 2011 and Further West in 2015. Their third album featured in the top 10 of the American Folk DJ charts for two months, and was described by New York Music Daily as "one of the best albums of the decade."

The couple now spend more than half of each year on the road, frequently touring North America, Europe and New Zealand.

The performance at Broadmayne Village Hall will begin at 8pm, with doors open from 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 and can be purchased from Cornerhouse Stores on Main Street, Broadmayne, or by contacting Tim Clayton on 07443 659912.