BoP3 (or the Burden of Paradise) were formed in 2006 and comprises iconic sax player, Snake Davis, bassist Dave Bowie and vocalist Helen Watson. They describe their music as a stylish blend of precisely 47% blues, 35% folk and 18% jazz. No drums. Just voice, saxophone and a pulsing engine room of double bass (and a bit of ukulele). BoP’s unique interpretations of evocative songs from Dylan to Dowland are spell-binding. “BoP3 is a bit like jazz, but better”. They will be at Threlkeld Village Hall on Friday 1st July at 8pm. Bar and Bar Office from 7:15pm. Tickets are £15 adult and £7:50 under 18s, from Threlkeld Village Hall Coffee Shop, village PO or on-line here.