A SERIES of concerts in Fordingbridge is set to continue after a successful first run.

Forest LIVE is launching its spring 2013 concert series on Sunday, January 13, with local band Eyes for Gertrude.

The concerts, at Fordingbridge Town Hall on the second Sunday of the month, will include world renowned singer, musician and composer John Tams, triple 2013 BBC Folk Awards nominee Jim Moray and alt-country band ahab.

Forest LIVE was set up by husband and wife team Tim and Louise Jordan-Dench without the funding and support of major arts organisations.

So far the concerts have raised more than £500 for locally based charity the Trust for Overseas Aid and Development.