RICHARD Digance is a rare performer in that he’s respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer/ guitarist.

His loyal following confirms his wide appeal, fromthe younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many modern-day performers, to the super-loyal who have followed Richard since the time he had his own ITV series and further when he started in folk clubs.

He has received numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, fromaBAFTAnomination as a TVentertainer to a gold award fromThe British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

He has supported Steve Martin in the USA, Robin Williams at The London Palladium and is included in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his contribution to British comedy songwriting.

He has been described as someone who for half a century has travelled the world with just a guitar and a huge collection of stories gathered through his own experiences.

Catch him at Llanhennock Village Hall, Caerleon on October 4. Tickets from Diverse Records, Charles St, Newport 01633 259661;Caerleon Tourist Information Centre - Rafi Goldsmith – The Ffwrwm or