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Johnny Dickinson, Etal Village Hall, Saturday, April 2. Doors open at 7.30pm and the music starts at 8pm. Tickets £10. Book in advance. Contact Steve or Helen, email or ring 01890 820566.

HE has been described as the most potent slide player in the UK.

And on Saturday, April 2, Johnny Dickinson will perform live at Etal Village Hall.

Johnny is a Northumbrian lad made good who sings and plays guitar superbly.

In 2003 he was nominated for a prestigious Radio 2 Horizon Award, and as a result was featured as a main guest on The Mike Harding Show in January 2004.

His name also featured on the list of Most Promising Artists for 2004 on Channel 4’s Teletext service.

In 2004 he worked and toured alongside artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Jan Akkerman, John Martyn, Jerry Donahue and Kelly Joe Phelps.

Johnny has been nominated as Best Musician in the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

He has appeared in venues such as The Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and starred in a live Radio 2 broadcast along with Loudon Wainwright III.

Supporting him will be Robyn Kinsman Blake, a young singer from the Borders.