CELTIC folk band Vortigern return to the Florence Arts Centre, in Egremont, next month.

The Cumbrian outfit played a storming set at the venue's inaugural Folk and Roots Festival earlier this summer, and are back to headline their own show.

The concert on Saturday September 8 will feature their trademark bass and drum-driven folk rock, telling tales of lake and dale, loch and glen.

The Maryport-based band use their music to tell stories - some local to Cumbria, such as their tale of the Border Reivers, others further afield.

Their music varies from acapella ballads and jigs, right through to thunderous foot-stompers, and draws influence from acts such as Big Country, Thin Lizzy, Runrig and the Levellers, while even a Sinead O'Connor number has been known to appear in their sets.

Vortigern formed in 2006, and have gone on to play at events around the region, including Solfest, Silloth Music Festival and Irton Hall's Summer Line-Up. They first performed at Florence Arts Centre November 2015, and have performed live shows each year since.

Roger Lomas is the lead vocalist and guitarist, with Paul K on drums, Mark Rudd on violin and accordion, and Paul Rudd on bass and bodhran.

Vortigern appear at the Florence Arts Centre on Saturday September 8, from 7.30pm, and tickets are available in advance from the venue's box office.