ERIC Bell, founder member of Thin Lizzy, is to play a free show with his new band at Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre next week.

Guitarist Eric along with drummer Brian Downey and singer and bassist Phil Lynott made Thin Lizzy one of the biggest rock bands in the world in the Seventies with hits including Whiskey in the Jar and The Boys Are Back in Town.

The free gig on Tuesday is a warm-up date for Eric and his new outfit. The trio will also be playing a free gig at the Swan and Royal in Clitheroe on Wednesday.