AFTER many years without a pub, the village of New Radnor has been rejuvenated with the opening of a new licensed social centre in the beautifully refurbished Old School building.

“This has really put the heart back into the village,” said resident Nigel Dodman of Radnor Music and dance.

“As well as serving as a gathering place for locals and visitors, it will be put to good use for many other activities including musical events,” he added.

The first of these events will be on Sunday, March 10, at 7.30pm when award winning songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Nancy Kerr and Luke Daniels will be playing.

Nancy has collected a great number of prestigious folk awards and is recognised by her peers as an outstanding talent.

Luke is a master melodeon and guitar player, as well as being a great songwriter having worked with the likes of Cara Dillon, De Dannan, the Riverdance Orchestra and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.

Nancy and Luke will be supported by local close harmony trio Mandra, and songstress Catherine Hughes.

Meanwhile the current Music in New Radnor season comes to a close on Saturday, March 9, with students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama performing.

It will be held at the New Radnor Community Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £3 for under 14s.

For further details or to purchase a ticket call 01544 350268. Wine and soft drinks will be available.