A UNIQUE performance by a pair of ensembles will be performed in Settle next month.

Featuring seven instrumentalists in two ensembles, the Eccentric Orbits Tour will showcase the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro.

The concert will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday, March 1, in Settle Victoria Hall.

The Settle performance by Leveret and Spiro will be the second of nine concerts that will be staged as part of the 12-day Eccentric Orbits Tour.

The two groups share much of the same raw material, including tunes from a handful of 18th-century tunebooks, as well as original compositions, but their musical orbits follow widely divergent paths.

Leveret include fiddler Sam Sweeney, melodeon master Andy Cutting and concertina wizard Rob Harbron.

The trio, who are firmly rooted in English folk music, rely on mutual trust and intuition to create their music entirely in the moment. There are no arrangements and the focus shifts constantly between three masters of their instruments.

Spiro, the Bristol-based musicians Jane Harbour (fiddle), Jon Hunt (guitar), Alex Vann (mandolin) and Jason Sparkes (accordion), draw inspiration from minimalism and electronic music.

Their live shows feature intense ensemble playing which transports audiences on a journey far away from their roots in English folk.

This joint tour is an opportunity to hear the contrasting music of two original instrumental ensembles, and will include a unique joint finale.

Doors open at 6.45pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets, which cost £15, are available at settlevictoriahall.org.uk or by ringing the Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718.