Anna Tam at Shaftesbury Abbey

FOLK singer Anna Tam is coming to Shaftesbury Abbey on Saturday 5th August for an evening concert starting at 6pm.

Anna gives traditional British folk songs her own personal twist. She sings with a clear, bright voice and accompanies herself on a selection of traditional and historical string instruments, including the nyckelharpa, viola da gamba, hurdy gurdy, cello, piano and whatever else she can find.

Her approach to the folk tradition is centred in the stories the songs tell and the people who lived them. Those who heard her concert here last year described it as a magical experience. Irish Music Magazine said: “The string playing is of another dimension… Anna Tam is a find.”

Tickets are available at the Abbey Shop. Gates open at 5.30pm, bring a chair or blanket.