A BAND formed by friends 30 years ago following a special one-off Valentine's Day performance will be raising the rafters at Settle Victoria Hall on Sunday, April 14.

The Feast of Fiddles, born in Nettlebed, South Oxfordshire, on Valentine's Day, in 1994, has gone on to do 28 spring tours, 26 festivals and has seven CDs to its name.

The band of friends, which will be celebrating 30 years together with 18 concerts up and down the country, puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun, and has been described BBC Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe as 'Britain’s fiddling supergroup'.

Typically, it is made up of Fiddlers Garry Blakeley (Band of Two), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Marion Fleetwood (Trad Arr, Sandy Denny Project), Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Tom Leary (Joe Brown), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band) who together bring a large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line – all held together by drummer Dave Mattacks.

The exact line up is subject to change but is currently expected to be: Blakeley, Crabtree, Cutler, Fleetwood, Harding, Leary, Mattacks, McNeill, Swarbrick and Vincent.

And, with it being the 30th anniversary of the band, audiences may see and hear past member special guests along the way.

Feast of Fiddles is at Settle Victoria Hall on Sunday, April 13, at 7.30pm to 10pm.

Tickets £24.50. Booking at https://www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk; in person, or Box Office 01729 825718.