Top Greenock singer songwriter Martin Jones tops the bill at the latest “open mic” session at Costa Coffee in Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, on June 28 at 6pm.

Martin, who has performed many times at the Danny Kyle open stage at Celtic Connections, is well kent’ face around the Scottish festival and folk scene.

He brings his music and songs about his home town and songs that inspire him, including in Spanish.

Martin has supported American singer-songwriter Kim Richey, played onstage with the Eddie King Band in Nashville, performed in the Glasgow Americana Festival, and has many radio show appearances to his name.

Also on the bill is brother and sister Matthew and Amy Evans from Kilwinning, who will recite some of their favourite poems and play the cello. Also Mia Lynch, from Ardrossan, will be on stage with songs.

The monthly event is proving very popular with locals and outsiders who are prepared to travel for a great night’s entertainment.

Frances Grier, whose stage name is Franklyn, has been organising the evening entertainment for a couple of months at Costa.

She said: “We’ve had some great singers, guitarists and harpists, with good attendances. But there’s plenty room for more. My message to the people in the Three Towns is: ‘come on down, you won’t be disappointed.”

Franklyn is soon to release a single. Check out her Facebook page: www.facebook/franklynAcoustic’

She also encourages more “future stars” to participate in the “open mike” evenings.

She said: “There’s a lot of talent in the Three Towns, so if you sing, write poetry, tell jokes or whatever just contact Franklyn on Facebook.”

And last word goes to manager Alison McCracken of Costa, who said: “I’m delighted to encourage these evenings of entertainment. It’s great for the local community, and you can enjoy a coffee at the same time. See you there!”