3HATTRIO will launch the third year of the Vertex Festival this Saturday, September 7 in the West Kilbride Village Hall.

Their beautiful evocation of their desert homelands of Zion National Park in Utah will be sweet music to those who attend Celtic Connections or are followers of Scottish traditional music and contemporary Scottish acts such as Talisk, Snuffbox, and Peat and Diesel.

Whilst capturing the haunting quality of the desert area of Arizona their individual heritage in folk, reggae and classical music shines through in their unique sound which they label as American Desert Music (the European folk tradition is witnessed in the energy and roots focus they share).

At their recent performance in Kilbarchan one member of the audience wrote: ‘Last night we had a helluva night in the presence of 3hattrio who amazed and transported us to the deserts and canyons of their home in Zion National Park, Utah.

Those who experienced it will all feel fully refreshed today.’ Chris Maughan of Vertex said: “These guys are the real deal, authentic, vir tuosic, humble and they tell some good stories too.

“What more could one ask for?”

Tickets are just £10 and are on sale now and available from the village hall, Steamers, and Gift Tae Gie, and from the pop up box office in the Barony on September 5 and 6 (12-2pm), and the community centre on September 7 from 12-2pm as part of the annual Open Day.

Families may be happy to know that children (under 16) will be admitted free of charge for this concert and for the concert by Letitia Van Sant on Saturday, September 21.

Further information about the whole festival is available from www.vertexfestival.co.uk and Facebook vertexfest.