JESSICA Lee Morgan is to play a free show at Ilkley the day before her headline performance at this year’s Carnival.

The singer - the daughter of Welsh musician Mary Hopkin who achieved fame in the 1970s with Those Were the Days - will perform at The Black Hat between 7pm and 11pm on Sunday, May 5. She will be supported by Otley singer Carys Crow.

Jessica, whose father is legendary music producer Tony Visconti, is then set to sing at Ilkley Carnival the following day.

During both shows she will perform a selection of her own songs along with some of her mother’s and a number of David Bowie hits that her father produced.

A spokesman said: “Given her parentage, a musical career inevitably beckoned but Jessica has also worked in fields such as health and social care and this is often reflected in her songwriting.

“She mostly performs live with acoustic guitar alongside bassist Christian, and with percussion strapped to her army boots.

“Mary Hopkins has given up singing and thoroughly endorses her daughter carrying on her legacy. Mary will turn 69 two days before Jessica plays the Black Hat in Ilkley.”