'Concertina Crooner' Geoff Lakeman and the 'Titan of Twang' Rob Murch have teamed up in a dynamic new folk, acoustic duo.

Geoff and Rob are appearing at Devoran Acoustic Sessions at Devoran Village Hall on Sunday, November 3.

Geoff Lakeman is a Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years.

He has been described as a stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty.

Geoff is the father of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, all internationally renowned folk musicians; who started their careers playing as children in a family band with Geoff and their violinist mother, Joy. Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. Geoff performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman.

Also Dartmoor based, finger-style banjo virtuoso Rob Murch is one of the best-kept musical secrets in the UK, although Rob is revered in the “underground” folk and acoustic music scene.

Rob describes his vintage, classical style of playing as 'all the rage in the 1900’s', but he brings it up-to-date with a punch.

Rob has the precision and 'wow' of the old music hall stars as he churns out foot-tapping ragtime and cakewalk tunes. Most people are familiar with hoe-down bluegrass banjo picking, or old-time ‘frailing’ but Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board is mesmerising.

This newly formed duo makes a new unique sound, expect everything from folk to rag time and jazz. Tickets £12.50 are available from 01726 879500 /www.crbo.co.uk. The show starts at 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm).