A RARE chance to see one of the world’s top Cajun music bands in the beautiful setting of an oak frame workshop, next to the beech-ringed ancient Radnorshire hill fort is provided this Saturday evening, May 12.

Cajun Country Revival will be on stage at 8pm at Castlering Wood, Evenjobb, near Presteigne, with the chance to dance, enjoy some food and drink and listen to this amazing band.

Spanning generations, Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians comprised of Cajun players Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and two members of Portland Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful.

Together, they have delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than “performing” the genre that unite them - Cajun music and early Country music.

Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann and the founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy is a GRAMMY winner for his production work with The Band Courtbouillon and a nine-time GRAMMY nominee, as well as a two-time winner of the Cajun French Music Association’s Fiddler of the Year Award.

Sharing the stage with Joel for the last 15 years is the legendary Cajun powerhouse Jesse Lége. Growing up in a rural pre-electricity home in Gueydan, LA, Jesse spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbours and the family’s much-loved battery-powered radio. Today he is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists in the world, known especially for his high, clear, ‘crying’ vocals.

Completing the Revival for this tour are Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind (Minneapolis) on guitar and Nadine Landry (Québec) on double bass, two highly respected members of Foghorn Stringband, the band who continue to set the shining gold standard for American Stringband music, and who played at the same time last year in this very location.

Tickets cost £12 are on sale (for cash only) at The Workhouse, Presteigne, or you can book by phoning 01544 350407 or 01547 560231.