Folk circuit favourites Fred’s House have just released a Christmas single – well, you can’t deny it’s the right time of year – and it’s sure to be on the playlist when they appear at Royston Folk Club on Friday night.

The Cambridge-based band released their debut album Bonnie & Clyde to much acclaim in April this year, and their seasonal release Christmas At Home is described as a joyously warm and festive four minutes which sees the band continue to nurture its personal brand of folk and classic rock, this time with an added yuletide twist.

Songwriter Griff Jameson said: “We never set out to record a Christmas single as such – we just happened to write a song about how difficult it was when we didn’t see our families for quite a few years at Christmas, yet all we wanted was to spend the big day with them.”

Fiancée Vikki Galvin, who shares singing and songwriting duties, added: “We were both working on pantos, Griff never actually saw his family four Christmases in a row.”

The band has already started sessions for a second album, but you can catch them – as well as Owen Woods and Jed Grimes – at the Old Bull Inn, 7pm for 8pm. Tickets are £12 (£10 in advance) and just £2 for U25s. Find out more details at