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Kendal's Replay to celebrate Record Store Day

12:06pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SATURDAY sees the seventh annual Record Store Day – a celebration of the UK’s independent music sector.

Music festival replaces rugby in Windermere this weekend

The Westmorland Gazette: Aynsley Lister. Picture by Walter Goyen.

10:18am Thursday 17th April 2014

WINDERMERE Rugby Club are holding their first music festival this Easter weekend.

Gig Guide: April 17-23

9:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Pink Torpedoes. Brewery, Kendal: Kirk McElhinney. Burgundys, Kendal: Trefor Owen Quartet ‘Spirit of Shearing’. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. Quiet Bar (The Quiet Site), Ullswater: Pete Lashley. Strawberry Gardens, Fleetwood: Hush.

Ulverston music festival finishes on a high note with more outstanding music making

The Westmorland Gazette: Festival winner Daisy Ball of Ulverston

10:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two of the region’s top male voice choirs came head to head in the final week of the South Cumbria Musical Festival.

BBC Philharmonic provides sumptuous grand finale to Lakeland Sinfonia season

9:27am Monday 14th April 2014

THE BBC Philharmonic attracted a full house for the final concert of the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society’s season.

Top brass gets Ulverston music festival off to a rousing start

The Westmorland Gazette: Dalton's St Mary's C of E School KS2 Choir competing in South Cumbria Musical Festival

9:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

Burneside Brass was among those in the honours in the first part of South Cumbria Musical Festival.

Windermere music video competition winners announced

The Westmorland Gazette: Emma Dockeray

1:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO students from Leeds College of Music have won a Windermere film company’s competition to put music to its short film.

Colt 45 headline trio of Cumbrian talent at Bootleggers

The Westmorland Gazette: Colt 45

12:46pm Thursday 10th April 2014

IT’S a three-for-one special on Cumbrian musical talent at Bootleggers tonight, headlined by North Cumbrian punk trio Colt 45.

Gig Guide April 10-6

The Westmorland Gazette: Bedlam comes to Kendal!

9:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Colt 45 + All Becomes Clear + Youth Salute. Brewery, Kendal: An Evening with Suzy Bogguss. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy Street Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. Quiet Bar (The Quiet Site), Ullswater: Pete Lashley.

Kendal Choral Society remembers those who lost their lives

6:10pm Monday 7th April 2014

Kendal Choral Society’s spring concert remembers the fallen of the First World War.

Rachmaninov’s sacred masterpiece features in Levens Choir's Easter concerts programme

5:40pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Levens Choir turns to one of the finest sacred masterpieces of the early 20th Century for its Easter concerts.

Star violinist Elena Urioste plays Kendal with BBC Philharmonic

The Westmorland Gazette: Rising star of violin Elena Urioste

10:10am Sunday 6th April 2014

THE mighty BBC Philharmonic wraps up the 39th Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society series on Saturday, April 12 (7.30pm) in terrific style.

Swing City Trio put jazz centre stage at Hawkshead Brewery

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Kendal Jazz Club’s next gig features the highly-respected sax and clarinet maestro Steve Andrews leading the Swing City Trio.

Gig Guide April 3-9

10:37am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Stevie Nimmo Trio. Burgundys, Kendal: Freddie Garner. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Composer Chris Noble's new piece will be premiered in Pro Nobis concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Composer Chris Noble's new Missa Brevis features in Pro Nobis programme

8:20am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Pro Nobis brings Six Centuries of Choral Music to St Mark's Church, Natland, on April 5.

See Sean Webster at Bowness Bay Blues Weekend workshop

10:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

ONE of the most eagerly anticipated acts at this year's Bowness Bay Blues Weekend will be the Sean Webster Band, who are to top the bill at The Wheelhouse on the Saturday.

Handel's magnificent oratorio receives five star treatment from Furness Bach Choir

9:50am Sunday 30th March 2014

Furness Bach Choir with the Holborne Players Baroque Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton-in-Furness, on Saturday (April 5, 7.30pm).

Hotly-tipped Rainband play at Brewery tonight

The Westmorland Gazette: Hotly-tipped Rainband play at Brewery tonight

12:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

PEGGED for greatness by everyone from 6 Music to Rolling Stone magazine, The Rainband are coming to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre tonight (March 29).

The Feud play pre-European tour show at Bootleggers tonight

The Westmorland Gazette: The Feud play pre-European tour show at Bootleggers tonight

11:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

WITH a new single, album, groundbreaking music video and European tour on the way, it looks like 2014 will be The Feud’s year.

Gig Guide March 27-April 2

3:08pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Colt 45. Brewery, Kendal: BBC Introducing in Cumbria. Brickyard, Carlisle: Peatbog Faeries. Burgundys, Kendal: Steve Oakes Quartet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

BBC Introducing to showcase Cumbria's new musical talent at Brewery

The Westmorland Gazette: Woman's Hour

5:09pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CUMBRIA’s BBC Introducing team are gearing up to host their first live gig showcasing the best in local musical talent.

Brecon Baroque give 'unmissable' performance to round off superb Lancaster season

12:10pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

The excitement of the evening began well before the doors to the Great Hall opened.

Maggini Quartet display awesome mastery

1:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

The final concert of Kendal Midday Concert Club’s season was marked by performances of two contrasting works.

Stirring melodies and sumptuous harmonies in abundance during Westmorland Orchestra concert

11:40am Sunday 23rd March 2014

There was much to enjoy in the Westmorland Orchestra’s recent concert for lovers of Russian romantic music.

Sounds of Scandinavia are focus of Westmorland Youth Orchestra concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Ellen Gibson and Fredrik Holm

9:10am Saturday 22nd March 2014

The Westmorland Youth Orchestra is in fine form.

Cumbrian musicians to share stage with the likes of The Feeling and Hothouse Flowers

The Westmorland Gazette: Stooshie

1:02pm Friday 21st March 2014

Organisers have revealed the names of some of the local musicians who will share a bill with chart topping groups during this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF).

Ska legends The Selecter come to Carlisle

The Westmorland Gazette: Ska legends the Selecter come to Carlisle

2:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

ICONIC ska band The Selecter are celebrating their 35th anniversary with an extensive UK tour, performing their seminal debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’ in its entirety.

Lancaster Jazz Festival on hunt for musicians

12:30pm Friday 21st March 2014

BUDDING jazz musicians have just over a week to apply for their chance to play at Lancaster Jazz Festival 2014.

Gig Guide: March 21-6

12:08pm Friday 21st March 2014

FRIDAY: Bar Continental, Barrow: Northsyde. Bootleggers, Kendal: Absolutely. Brewery, Kendal: Spers & Boden. Cross Keys, Milnthorpe; Hale & Hearty Folk Club. Gilded Lily, Ambleside: Evie Plumb. Kings Arms Hotel, Hawkshead: Pete Lashley. The Pub, Lancaster, Fugitive. Tweedies, Grasmere: Phil Simpson. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Stevie Williams and the Most Wanted Band.

Peace to play gig in Kendal with Drowners

The Westmorland Gazette: Peace to play gig in Kendal with Drowners

11:23am Tuesday 18th March 2014

ACCLAIMED Brummie four-piece are to play a gig at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre in May.

American pianist Jonathan Bliss set to dazzle in Lakeland Sinfonia concert

7:50am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Royal Northern Sinfonia performs the last of its three concerts in the acclaimed Lakeland Sinfonia Society series on Saturday (March 22, 7.30pm)

YouTube superstar 'Drifting' into the Brewery

The Westmorland Gazette: YouTube superstar 'Drifting' into the Brewery

2:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

ONE of the original YouTube superstars is headlining Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre this month.

Jessie J completes summer treble at Carlisle Racecourse

The Westmorland Gazette: Jessie J completes summer treble at Carlisle Racecourse

12:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

GLOBAL chart-topper Jessie J is coming to Cumbria to perform at an open-air concert at Carlisle Racecourse this summer.

Horn player David Pyatt gives assured and exhilarating Lakeland Sinfonia performance

10:10am Saturday 15th March 2014

The Lakeland Sinfonia, directed by Phillip Ellis, entertained its faithful admirers with performances that mirrored their amelioration over recent seasons.

Young Knives cutting it on their own at Preston's 53 Degrees

The Westmorland Gazette: Young Knives cutting it on their own at Preston's 53 Degrees

10:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

FROM Mercury-nominated indie darlings to DIY pioneers, Young Knives are certainly taking a novel approach to the music business.

Gig Guide: March 13-19

9:26am Thursday 13th March 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Radio KFK. Brewery, Kendal: Oysterband Tour. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy St. Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Kendal midday concert audience revels in unique style of Chaconne Brass

11:10am Sunday 9th March 2014

The season’s voyage of discovery that has been enjoyed by Kendal Midday Concert Club’s audiences was continued by a visit of Chaconne Brass.

Windermere film firm seeks band to put music to lake video

The Westmorland Gazette: Windermere film firm seeks band to put music to lake video

12:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

A WINDERMERE film company is calling for musicians to put a track to their atmospheric short film.

Big Boy Bloater to play the blues at Bootleggers

The Westmorland Gazette: Big Boy Bloater to play the blues at Bootleggers

10:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

BIG Boy Bloater has all the hallmarks of a great bluesman – a gravelly, character-soaked voice, blinding guitar skills, a taste for melancholy lyrics and a great stage name.

Brilliant violinist Jiafeng Chen is star turn in next Westmorland Orchestra concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Violinist Jiafeng Chen soloist for 'wonderful' Westmorland Orchestra's Kendal concert

9:10am Saturday 8th March 2014

Rimsky Korsakov’s sparkling overture to his opera, May Night, is the opening piece in the Westmorland Orchestra's Saturday, March 15 (7.30pm) concert.

The Lone Bellow to play at Kendal Library

The Westmorland Gazette: The Lone Bellow to play at Kendal Library

4:06pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE next act to play at Kendal Library as part of the ‘Get it Loud in Libraries’ scheme has been announced.

Gig Guide: March 6-12

12:23pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THURSDAY: Winter Gardens Opera House, Blackpool: Rumours of Fleetwood Mac. Bootleggers, Kendal: Voodoo. Brewery, Kendal: O'Hooley & Tidow. Burgundys, Kendal: Tim Franks Quartet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

American influence shines through for local band New England

The Westmorland Gazette: American influence shines through for local band New England

12:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014

AS a band name, ‘New England’ is, says drummer and lead vocalist Phil Middleton, a misnomer for four musicians who are ‘as old as the hills’ and play American-influenced music.

Folk duo O'Hooley and Tidow to play at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre

The Westmorland Gazette: Folk duo O'Hooley and Tidow to play at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre

10:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

YORKSHIRE duo O’Hooley and Tidow are one of the strongest songwriting partnerships on the contemporary folk scene.

Guitar prodigy Chantel McGregor to play at Cockermouth

The Westmorland Gazette: Chantel McGregor. Photo by Mike Butcher.

6:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

BLUES-ROCK prodigy Chantel McGregor will be playing at The Saints Rooms, Cockermouth, on Sunday.

Gig Guide: February 27 - March 5

12:30pm Thursday 27th February 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Luke Sharples. Brewery, Kendal: Blue Touch Paper. Burgundys, Kendal: Paul Palmer Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. Malt Kiln Village Hall, Bardsea: Ulverston Jazz Appreciation Society.

Royal Northern Sinfonia in peak form during Kendal concert

8:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte Overture and Piano Concerto K 467, Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending are works familiar to the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society’s devotees.

Arthur Butterworth pays a musical tribute to his late wife Diana

6:10pm Monday 24th February 2014

A NEW work by distinguished composer Arthur Butterworth receives its world premiere on Saturday (March 1, 7.30pm).

Barrow folk songstress comes to Keswick on double header tour

The Westmorland Gazette: Barrow-born folk songstress comes to Keswick on double header tour

12:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

BARROW-BORN singer songwriter Maz O’Connor has joined forces with blistering live act Jamie Smith’s Mabon (JSM) for a double header tour.

Pianist Alessandro's technical facility, musicianship and youthful athleticism are second to none

10:10am Saturday 22nd February 2014

On his recent return to Kendal the remarkable Venetian musician, Alessandro Taverna, wowed the Midday Concert Club’s cognizant faithful.



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