A family folk band from Wales will play a fundraising gig in Chessington next weekend (May 25).

The Meadows are a four-piece folk band made up of siblings from the same family, and are currently touring their critically-acclaimed album 'Force of the Tide.'

On Saturday May 25 the band are playing Chessington Methodist Church in aid of Riding Stars, an initiative run by Education4Everyone, which supports young people with special needs through interaction with horses.

Ahead of the gig the band said spoke of their excitement at coming back to Chessington, having previously played in the town.

"We’re so much looking forward to returning to Chessington, and supporting such a wonderful charity," The Meadows said.

Band members Melody, Fantasia, Harvey and Titania all grew up in South Wales together, and play an assortment of instruments including violin, flute, guitar, whistles and piano as well as singing.

'Force of the Tide, as the name suggests, rips much of its influences from the band's affinity to the ocean.

"We always had a love of the sea," said Melody, the eldest band member. "Some of my earliest memories are of running through the waves, being out in a boat, or hunting for smuggler's treasure in coastal caves with my grandparents.

"We always had a fascination for the history and tales of the ocean, so it seemed natural that our first full length album would be made up of old songs which are keeping these stories alive," she added.

For more information on Riding Stars, go to https://www.education4everyone.org.uk/riding-stars

Doors open at 7p.m. for a 7.30p.m. start. Tickets are £15-£13 available from either https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/TheMeadowsBand or directly from Chessington Methodist Church.