JERRY Donahue, one of the world’s most accomplished guitarists, will perform live after the switch-on of Blackburn’s Christmas lights on Thursday.

The former Fairport Convention and Fotheringay guitarist will be appearing at Reidy’s Home Of Music talking about his career which has seen him work with the likes of Robert Plant, Elton John and George Harrison and playing live.

Jerry featured prominently in a tribute concert to Sandy Denny broadcast on BBC4 last Friday.

The free event, courtesy of Vox Amplifiers, starts at 7.30pm.