A SERIES of Friday night gigs will be held at Caffe Isola, Newport, in the coming weeks.

Folk-roots luminaries Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds, legendary songwriter Keith Christmas and Jessica Lee Morgan — the daughter of Mary Hopkin and David Bowie/T Rex producer Tony Visconti — are among the headline acts booked for the Feast of Fridays gigs.

The series kicks off this Friday (January 18) with Ian A. Anderson, a musician who has been at the heart of the traditional, roots, folk and global music scenes for five decades. He will be performing with one of the Isle of Wight's finest, Paul Armfield.

Keith Christmas — who played guitar on David Bowie’s Space Oddity album, appeared at the first Glastonbury festival and opened for bands including The Who, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and The Kinks — will play the following Friday (January 25), supported by Douglas Richards from Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids.

Jessica Lee Morgan will play on February 1, with Isle of Wight singer songwriter Holly Kirby.

Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds, with the Fake Shakes, will close the concert series on February 8.

Each gig starts at the Upper St James St cafe at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets cost £7 and are available from the cafe, or online at www.wegottickets.com

Caffe Isola will be service pasta and pizza each night.

Promoter thisisnowhere will be holding a number of events across the Isle of Wight this year, including Martin and Eliza Carthy at Freshwater Memorial Hall, on May 4, Martin Simpson, also at Freshwater Memorial Hall, on June 9, and Johnny Echols with his legendary Love Band at Strings, Newport, on June 26.

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