Globetrotting guitar virtuoso Claude Bourbon, known throughout Europe and America for amazing performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories, is showcasing his talents in Royston on Friday night.

French-born Claude received a classical training in Switzerland but since then he has crafted an signature fusion of classical and jazz modes mixed with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements and strains of Western folk.

He’s on the bill at Royston Folk Club, at the Old Bull in the High Street, and tickets are £9 – £7 if you get yours in advance – with under 25s paying just £2 to encourage young fans.

Also on the bill is Louise Jordon, who has toured with the likes of Ralph McTell, Barbara Dickson and Richard Digance.

Louise plays original works and musical settings of literature as well as her own unique arrangements of traditional material.

She accompanies herself on piano, guitar and cello and her music combines classical sensibility with award-winning acoustic song writing to create timeless and honest pieces delivered with energy and passion.

She says: “When I write music I want to convey feelings that the listener can identify with and understand.

“I hope that my music provides a safe place for people to explore these ideas so that something positive can come out of the experience.”

Although she plays many instruments it’s her voice which is most often celebrated as the pinnacle of her trademark sound – captivating, powerful and evocative.

Doors open for Friday’s session at 7pm, with the music set to start at 8pm.