SHEEP Music host the official opening of Presteigne’s brand new Community Barn with a Big Barnanza event on Friday, September 6.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to see the barn in its final glory, and celebrate with the members of the community who have given their time to build it and money to make it happen. The new barn will provide the venue for an evening of great live music, plus food, and a bar will be available.

Headlining the event will be Dom Pipkin and The Ikos of whom Jamie Cullum wrote: “I can’t hold a candle to this guy.”

Dom Pipkin is widely accepted one of the best interpreters of New Orleans piano in the UK. Playing the piano since childhood, he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music but found his restless spirit drove him to playing with jazz and blues bands as a more practical education.

He has recorded as a session player on many albums, including with David Byrne, Ray Davies from the Kinks, Cornershop, and Morcheeba on their million-selling ‘Big Calm’ album. He has played solo piano for film director legend Stanley Kubrik and ran a successful New Orleans music night at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London.

Dom was also until recently musical director for Paloma Faith.

Also performing will be Tommi C, a singer-songwriter from Corvedale who writes his own songs and is influenced by The Beatles, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, David Bowie and Miles Kane. He has been playing gigs around local pubs and festivals for the past few years.

Local to Presteigne, the Shed Heads will also take to the stage. They have recently been impressing audiences at Presteigne Carnival where the Barn was in use for the first time.

Finally, fresh from a summer of touring and headlining venues across several major UK festivals, DJ Max Galactic will be making sure you keep your groove on.

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The event runs from 7.30 to 11pm. Tickets: 18 and over £10, 14 to 17 years £5, under 14s free. Tickets available from The Workhouse Gallery and The Salty Dog in Presteigne or online

“There is limited capacity for this event so please book soon if you want to be a part of this special evening,” say the organisers.