TALENTED young musicians are looking forward to showcasing what they can do - and it's all in aid of a good cause.

A fundraising barn dance is being held for the Bridport Youth and Community Centre tomorrow (FRI) and takes place at the Symondsbury Tithe Barn.

Ros Kayes, chairman of the youth centre trust said: “We are delighted that the Bridport Jams can come to show off their considerable talent, as a musician myself I know how important it is to support young people as they develop in confidence.”

Bridport Jams, young people who rehearse at the Youth Centre, have been invited to play a couple of songs in the supper interval. They are part of B Sharp, the music and enterprise charity based in Lyme Regis which delivers workshops, training, performances and gigs across the district and beyond. Bridport Jams is for young people aged from 11 to 19 years. They come together each week to jam and create new original music.

Professional musician Ellie Walker, who leads the group, said: “They love the opportunity to perform, and are delighted to come to the barn dance to play in the interval.”

Wyld Morris, the popular traditional band who play at many ceilidhs and barn dances will be playing their infectious tunes for the dancers, with Ruth Jenkins and Vince O’Farrell as callers.

The band has a wonderful range of instruments, piano accordion, melodeon, mandolin, guitar and percussion and so they will raise the rafters with their lively tunes. Wyld Morris, so called because they rehearse at Monkton Wyld, are the band for the Morris side also called Wyld Morris. The Morris dancers start each summer's season on May 1 by dancing at Stonebarrow Hill, Charmouth at Sunrise which will be at 5.42am this year.

The fundraising barn dance is being warmly supported by the community. The barn has been kindly offered by Julia and Philip Colfox, the band are not charging for playing, and local businesses have agreed to donate the food for the interval supper. Ham from Framptons, flapjacks from Leakers, tomatoes for the Washingpool Farm, cheese from Ford Farm and cheese biscuits from the Coop will all be part of the supper that is included in the ticket price of £10 from the Tourist Information Centre. Call 01308 424901, or go online at bridportandwestbay.co.uk

The event will start at 7.30pm with doors opening at 7pm.