Enchanting those assembled with her verbose, intricate folk epics, she took time to dedicate one song to a EOTR veteran celebrating her 70th birthday, and commented that she was unable to complain about the cold on stage when "we were all stuck out there".

The 90-minute set mainly centered on newer, often piano-focused material from Divers and Have One On Me, but old favourites "Monkey and Bear" and "Bridges and Balloons" made welcome appearances and closer "Good Intentions Paving Company", flecked with banjo and violin wrapped up proceedings on a giddily high note.

Earlybird tickets for End of the Road 2017 go on sale tomorrow morning from endoftheroadfestival.com.