Welsh pop star Cerys Matthews is releasing a book showing fans how to perform her favourite songs.

The former Catatonia frontwoman has put together the music and lyrics from dozens of tracks, from traditional numbers to hit rock songs, in a bid to encourage more families to sing together.

She tells The Sunday Times Style magazine, "Singing is one of those things in life that you can enjoy for free. I've always loved the physicality of singing, especially in company, so I decided to make a music and lyrics book of the best and easiest songs to sing, called Hook, Line and Singer.

"I wanted people to have a compendium of easy-to-play songs at home, from lullabies for chubby babies, to teenagers learning House of the Rising Sun on the ukulele."

The book is released next month (Jun13).