BLUEGRASS and country group The Orange Circus Band will perform at Corfe Castle next week.

The Celtic-Americana quartet are in Dorset as part of the autumn programme of rural touring arts organisation Artsreach.

An Artsreach spokesman said: "With roots in Virginia, Wales, Cornwall, and England, this quartet are a raucous, footstompin', unique Americana/Celtic collective performing on banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, double bass and drums.

"With one hand in roots, rock and gospel music, and updating traditional songs taken from The Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, The Orange Circus Band also produce their own original tunes, continuing a historical musical lineage in a contemporary, fresh and unique way."

Alongside worldwide concerts and appearances at festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Black Deer festival and Maverick Festival, The Orange Circus band have also played amongst industry legends and rising stars such as First Aid Kit, Eric Bibb, Ward Thomas, Whiskey Shivers and more.

The performance starts at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 3, at Corfe Castle Village Hall.

Call 07590 352219 for information.