ONE of the foremost innovators in folk music today is touring her award-winning show to the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham in November.

Rowan Rheingans tours her solo show Dispatches on the Red Dress following her critically-acclaimed debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August and celebrated debut solo album The Lines We Draw Together.

She will appear at Pound Arts on Saturday, November 6, from 7.30pm.

Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation.

She has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Best Original Track in 2016 and Best Album in 2017) and is a six-times nominee.

An intimate and adventurous exploration of memory, identity, joy, sorrow, trauma-recovery, war and waltzes, Dispatches on the Red Dress tells the true story of Rowan's German grandmother's youth in 1940s Germany.

Having taken over two years to write it, Rowan says: “For me, this is a show about horror and beauty. It is also about trauma recovery, birdsong, war and waltzes.

"Hidden in the folds of my own grandmother’s story, there is a profound darkness alongside, I think, a deeply hopeful message about humanity’s capacity for transformation."

Developed in collaboration with Liam Hurley, the live show brings the intimacy of a folk concert to meet the ancient traditions of storytelling and textures of contemporary theatre in a troubling, tender and powerful performance.

Tickets at £12/£10 (concessions) from the Pound Arts Box Office on 01249 701628, or online here.