A RENOWNED poet and acclaimed composer will team up in Otley next month for a night of ‘words, music and breathtaking comedy’.

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss will present Between You and Me at Otley Courthouse from 7.30pm on Friday, February 22 when tickets cost £12.50.

The duo are promising a hilarious show that features songs, stories and ‘a musical created out of thin air’.

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan is a poet, broadcaster and comedian who hosts the weekly hit radio show The Verb.

He is Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. Ian is also a regular on TV starring on a variety of shows including BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes.

Luke Carver Goss is a composer and musician whose music has included commissions for BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Cultural Olympiad, and for festivals and concerts up and down the UK.

Luke has also recorded and performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as with The Ian McMillan Orchestra, the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic and jazz singer Tina May.

His recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera: The Magical Music Tree, for Mahogany Opera Group, and Tiger Tales, for Holmfirth Arts Festival.

The week before the McMillan and Goss show, meanwhile, will see four accomplished Leeds musicians and songwriters performing together at the Courthouse as The Sisterhood.

Fuzzy Jones, Fran Wyburn, Astraluna and Miranda Arieh - each of whom have been featured on BBC Introducing - describe their collaboration as a way of celebrating ‘female musicians and the stories behind their songs’.

The Sisterhood will take the stage at the venue at 8pm on Friday, February 15, and tickets cost £8.

To book for either show, or any other forthcoming Courthouse events, visit www.otleycourthouse.org.uk, call (01943) 467466 or pop into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street, Otley.