THERE’S a rich mix of one night shows heading for the county in the coming months as Malvern Theatres provides virtually something for everyone.

Setting the ball rolling will be a frantic night of Irish music when The Wild Murphy’s roll into town for one night that will guarantee high-energy Irish music and a little bit of Irish craic as the award-winning group features songs from The Dubliners, The Fureys, The Pogues, Van Morrison and many more.

One Night in Dublin will see the Wild Murphy’s set up Murphy’s bar this Friday, June 21 (7.45pm) and have hands clapping and toes tapping.

The seven-piece live band is headed by lead singer Middi Murphy armed with blarney, banter and an accordion, alongside Trevor Brewis (Jimmy Nail) on drums, Tony Davis (Prelude) on keys and the BBC award-winning fiddle player Sophy Ball.

In their own inimitable style, The Wild Murphys celebrate Irish classics with tracks including: Galway Girl, Tell Me Ma, Dirty Old Town, The Irish Rover, Brown Eyed Girl, Seven Drunken Nights, and Whiskey in the Jar, to name just a few.

Tribute band T.Rextasy is back on the road and Malvern will be on their list of performance venues.

They will be transporting audiences back to relive the good old days of the 1970’s featuring Marc Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs.

Accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management, T.Rextasy have been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.

They have been performing all over the world for more than 25 years, a career that ironically out-lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.

The band features the skilled musicianship of Danielz (Vocals & Lead Guitar), Neil Cross (Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals), Rob Butterfield (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals) and John Skelton (Drums) and together they let the timeless music and legacy of Marc Bolan and T.Rex live on.

This full-on concert showcases all of the hits and more, with both electric and acoustic performances, faithfully recreating the energy and performance of Marc Bolan and T.Rex to provide a truly rock’n’roll concert for all ages and they will be at Malvern’s Forum Theatre on Thursday, July 11 (7.45pm).

It will be a lot less frantic on Friday week when violinist Rachel Podger and her ensemble, the Brecon Baroque, perform.

According to The Observer, their performances leave you ‘breathless with admiration’ and, in 2018, leader Rachel Podger was named Gramophone Artist of the Year, with the awarding panel saying that ‘there is probably no more inspirational musician working today’.

Founded in 2006 Brecon Baroque has received particular acclaim for its performances of eighteenth-century Italian repertoire, not least Vivaldi, whose set of violin concertos - The Four Seasons - will be heard in the second half of Friday’s concert.

In the first half, the ensemble will perform other concertos and sonatas by Vivaldi as well as JS Bach’s celebrated keyboard arrangement of the D major concerto from Vivaldi’s Op.3.

Malvern Theatres marketing director, Fred Moroni, said: “Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written and Rachel Podger’s recent recording of it is arguably the finest by a British violinist since Nigel Kennedy’s some thirty years ago. We’re delighted to welcome this prestigious ensemble to Malvern”.

The concert takes place at the Forum on Friday, June 28 (7.45pm).

Also on the classical front the Armonico Consort’s tour of Beowulf calls in to the county next month and features soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

The Consort is joined by the AC Academy Singers in Malvern on Wednesday, July 3, when the narrator will be one of the country’s favourite actors and tv presenters, Timothy West.

This UK tour of Toby Young’s Beowulf began last month and has featured a variety of special guest narrators.

Another member of Armonico Consort is harpist Anne Denholm, who is harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales.