Fans of Cat Stevens will be taking the ‘Peace Train’ to Carlisle this weekend as a tribute to the singer performs in the city.

On Sunday, Keith James will be performing his ‘The music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens’ show at the Old Fire Station.

James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years.

He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully crafted and memorable songs.

The London-born singer, who changed his name to Yusuf Islam following his conversion to Islam in 1978, is a multi-award winner who was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019. He has released a total of 16 studio albums since 1967, releasing classics including ‘Father & Son’, ‘Wild World’ and ‘Morning Has Broken’.

Last year, the singer re-recorded and re-released his remarkable album ‘Tea for the Tillerman’, with each of the unforgettable 11 songs re-conceptualised and re-imagined, celebrating the LP’s 50th anniversary.

Tickets cost £17.60 and are still available online through Skiddle.