A charity blues gig will return next month.

Feel the Blues returns to Cockermouth and Maryport to bring awareness of how music helps those who are affected by dementia and raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

On July 1 Zoe Glencross from Somethin' Brewin' takes music to Dalton Court care home in Cockermouth so Ann Westcott and residents can join in.

Ann, who has a Rare Type of Alzheimer's called PCA, is the partner of Graeme McGrory from Feel The Blues who has helped organised these fundraisers.

Ethan Thomas from Checkerboard Lounge will also be performing to residents at Dalton Court on July 2 before performing at The Huntsman in Cockermouth.

Both artists are guests at Grasslot Club Maryport on July 3 with Carlisle-based band Hardwicke Circus.

The gig will start around 2:30 pm, finishing at 7:00 pm.

Jonny Foster, lead singer of the Hardwickes, and Graeme were recently interviewed on Radio Cumbria about the gig and the newly released live album at her Majesty's pleasure. Jonny sang a couple of songs including Ballad Of The Gypsy King about Tyson Fury.

As a tribute to Maryport's musical history, The Hardwickes will also perform a song by local band Broken English, "Maryport Blues."

Feel The Blues has so far raised over £4000 since starting in 2015 to bring music to Ann whose mobility problems made it difficult for her to travel to gigs.

Jonny Foster said: "The Hardwickes are honoured to be hosting this gig to support Ann and Alzheimer's Society.

“I have seen the positive effect music has on Ann."

The event on July 3 is sponsored by AW Promotions and Events, Cottage Pie Ltd, Dearham, HMV Carlisle and Workington and The Source Collective.

Ellenvale Coaches and Mike Taylor Printing Services are supporting the event which is in conjunction with Top Table Promotions.

Tickets £5 are available by clicking here. 

There will be two more Feel The Blues this year on September 24 at the Railway Club in Workington and November 6 at The Source Collective in Carlisle.

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