International stars perform at college’s music festival

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Artists both international and local are set to feature in a new series of shows to be held at Barnsley College’s Electric Theatre.

The Atlantic Sessions will run from October 12 to 19 showcasing a variety of musical styles including rock, blues, country, folk, Canadian music and theatrical rock drama.

The event opens with former Argent guitarist John Verity and other artists performing include acoustic ensemble Barnsley’s Own, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Jamie Roberts and Katriona Gilmore and British blues sensation Chantel McGregor.

The week will finish with Canadian supergroup The ABC of Canadian Music on Friday October 18 and local band Skinboat performing a live rock production on Saturday, October 19.