Former Radio 2 Folk Award winners Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker – hailed as ‘best duo’ when the coveted gongs were handed out last year – are Sunday’s guests at Hitchin Folk Club’s regular date at the town’s Sun Hotel.

The double act came from nowhere to secure their place on the national stage thanks to elegant and sophisticated music based on discipline, rigour and craft. After starting off in pub back rooms, they’ve since performed at the Cambridge Folk Festival and London’s Purcell Rooms – and the Hitchin date is part of an extensive tour following the release of their album Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour.

Tickets for Sunday’s session, from 7.30pm, are £12 for members and £14 for non-members.