The founders of the award-winning American roots and folk band Low Lily are to play Pembrokeshire at the end of June.

Liz Simmons and Flynn Cohen will perform in Pembrokeshire on Sunday, June 30, at Ffwrn, 6 Main Street, Fishguard, SA65 9HH. Doors open 8pm. Contact: 07904 001011.

Between them the couple from Vermont, USA, sing and play guitars and mandolin, creating a close duo vocal harmony and warm, cohesive instrumental blend cultivated from years of musical collaboration. From introspective original and traditional folk songs to impeccably plucked instrumentals on mandolin and guitar, Liz and Flynn put on a dynamic show of folk and roots music, influenced by the traditions of bluegrass, Americana, and Irish and English folk music.

Born in San Francisco to musician parents, Liz Simmons spent her early childhood traveling through the wilds of North America in a sky-blue VW bus. Her parents were itinerant musicians, moving from California to Oregon to Alaska, and finally settling in New England. After a brief foray into classical music, Liz found her way back to folk and roots music, founding the bands Annalivia and Low Lily with husband Flynn Cohen, as well as performing in a duo with Hannah Sanders, and as a backing vocalist for Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Melanie, and others. 2021 saw the release of Poets, her first solo album in 15 years which has been lauded as "an ageless album".

Versatile string virtuoso Flynn Cohen studied with John Renbourn at the Dartington College of Arts in Devon, and DADGAD pioneer Davy Graham. Flynn is also a traditional bluegrass picker on guitar and mandolin, having studied with flatpicking legend Scott Nygaard. He has recorded five solo albums.