CRUCK Barn in Appletreewick will host the much-requested return of singer-songwriter Ian Prowse on November 30.

Prowse, described as the ‘scouse Springsteen’, will perform his unique brand of Celtic Soul and rock ‘n’ roll.

After disbanding the and Pele, who scored a number one hit in South Africa back in the 90s, Prowse formed the band Amsterdam.

They went on to build a huge following, partly as a result of backing Elvis Costello on the Jonathan Ross Show and writing one of John Peel’s favourite songs, ‘Does This Train Stop On Merseyside?’.

Ian works mainly as a solo artist, but switches between full-blown Amsterdam gigs, solo performances, and appearances with a small group of excellent folk musicians.

A spokesman said: “Whether mob-handed or solo, the show is ‘Ian Prowse’ and is brilliant.”

The Cruck Barn, the live venue at the Craven Arms, will on December 7 host a solo show by Dan Donnelly, part of the Stockton-on-Tees pub-based male voice choir Infant Hercules.

Growing up in Belfast, Dan played in local bands, finding success in Ireland with Watercress, a four-piece acoustic folk-rock band for whom he played guitar, mandolin, percussion and a home-made didgeridoo.

The Donnelly-penned Candlemaker reached the number one position on the Irish indie chart, and after the demise of Watercress in 2001 he pursued a solo career in New York.

Donnelly has toured extensively, performing solo shows and supporting major artists.

He has also performed as part of the live bands of The Levellers, Oysterband and Joy Zipper, and he records and tours with his own band Sonovagun.

Visit to book tickets for any of the gigs, and call 01756 720270 for information.