DUNSTER Festival returns next Friday (May 24) with a feast of chamber and choral music in the village’s St George’s Church and the historic Tithe Barn.

The annual festival runs across the last weekend in May and has three days of events and performances of classical, folk and contemporary music.

This year it includes a free interactive family performance on Saturday morning at East Quay, in Watchet, with Stevens and Pound introducing the audience to an array of unusual instruments.

There will also be a late-night candlelit church concert on the Saturday, and a choral workshop on Sunday in the Tithe Barn for local singers.

Artists this year include internationally-renowned vocal ensemble The Marian Consort, BBC Radio 3 award-winning percussionist Delia Stevens, and three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee Will Pound.

Opening night on the Friday will see The Marian Consort performing ‘The Language of Flowers’, a programme exploring all things horticultural in choral music.

The festival closes on the Sunday with award-winning Scottish string duo Sequoia - violinist Alice Rickards and cellist Sonia Cromarty - presenting two narratives linked by the theme of water.

More information and tickets available from the Dunster Festival website here.