AS THE Tour de France heads for the finishing line in Paris this weekend, a French band comes to Welshpool to play at the town’s Church House this Saturday, July 27.

El Deseo Quartett from Toulouse appear in a fundraising gig for the Wales Air Ambulance service with tickets on the door costing £10, with under 16s free.

The musicians comprise Marie-Emilie Gauffre on flute and stunning vocals, Hélène Colin on flute and vocals, Fabien Vinues on flute and vocals, and Bertrand Gibert on guitar.

Their music is a creative and colourful blend of instruments and voice bringing together earthy and vibrant tones. Their compositions are inspired by jazz and world music.

The night will also feature The Giddy Limit ceilidh band with music for folk dancing. Tea, coffee and cake will be on sale. Bring your own booze.

El Deseo Quartett will also be playing on Sunday at Bishops Castle Town Hall.