A 14-YEAR-OLD singer and songwriter from a village near Market Drayton has landed a recording contract ahead of a concert at a local event.
Lydia O’Dowd, who is signed to Cheshire record label Craggstar, will be performing her debut single, Chemical Reaction, at the Dorothy Clive Garden, near Woore, on Sunday.
Organisers are expecting large numbers of visitors when the attraction hosts a farmers’ market on the day.
Lydia, who attends Madeley High School in Staffordshire and lives in Knighton, is set to sing at 12.15pm and penned the song herself.
She said: “I am really looking forward to performing live at the Dorothy Clive Garden farmers’ market on Sunday.
“It is a perfect setting to showcase my new single Chemical Reaction.
“I enjoy visiting the garden with my aunt, who is a keen gardener, and it will be great to perform at such an exciting local event.”
Visitors can listen to Lydia sing while browsing 20-plus food stalls pitched by farmers, growers and producers from the local area.
Titus Alpacas, based near Baschurch, will also be at the market selling products like socks, gloves and hats made from the animals’ luxurious fleeces.
Admission to the event, which raises funds for the garden’s running costs, will be £3 adults or £1 for children. The market is from 10am to 2pm, but the gardens will remain open until 4pm.