STARS of the folk music world come to the Wyeside Arts Centre, at Builth Wells, this season starting with one of British folk music’s most exciting performers, the former lead singer of Bellowhead and exhilarating multi-instrumentalist Jon Boden, this Saturday, September 28.

In July, Jon received an Honorary Doctorate from Durham University where he had gained his degree in Medieval Studies, while also becoming active on the North East folk music scene, going on form the 11-piece band Bellowhead with fellow musician John Spiers in 2004.

In addition to his 10 studio albums with Spiers & Boden and Bellowhead, Boden has released three solo records and created the ‘A Folk Song a Day Project’ for which he recorded a different song every day for a year.

The winner of 11 BBC Radio Folk Awards, some herald Boden with reinventing big band folk, bringing a traditional genre to a mainstream audience.

Though widely respected as an interpreter and champion of traditional song, his latest album, 'Afterglow' proves that his repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the folk traditional genre.

Since Jon decided to leave the band and Bellowhead played their final gig in 2016, Jon has also been touring with a newly extended 11-piece, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, as well as his solo gigs.

Tickets are £20, from the Wyeside box office on 01982 552555.

Two of Boden’s Bellowhead mates Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin team up with Saul Rose, in the traditional trio at the Wyeside on Thursday, October 24.

Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans brings her intimate and courageous new show 'Dispatches on the Red Dress' on Wednesday, October 30; Peter Knight’s Gigspanner is there on Thursday, November 7; Blazin’ Fiddles return on Thursday, November 24; and a Celtic Christmas with Calan celebration is on Friday, December 6.