RUTH and Ken Powell are the guests at Leigh folk legends Gary and Vera Aspey's opening folk session of the year which starts at 8pm on Friday (Feb 15) at Westhoughton Golf Club, Long Island.

They joined forces 16 years ago as part of the trio Risky Business and have gained themselves an impressive reputation since continuing as a duo.

Ruth is acknowledged as one of the UK's exceptional vocalists and Ken is not only a skilled guitarist he's an expert guitar maker.

Admission is £8 - more details from 07910 989217.