HE has been Jethro Tull’s guitarist for 43 years, voted one of the US and UK’s top soloists, and won a Grammy Award.

But with Tull taking a long break from touring, Martin Barre, above, has put together a band to keep the classics going strong and showcase songs from his forthcoming album.

The guitarist has been secured for a gig at The Barn at the Square & Compass, Ashill, on Friday, August 29, as part of a 65-date tour.

The concert starts at 8pm and tickets cost £19.50, including a booking fee, on www.ents24.com or call 01823-480467.