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Great British composer to be celebrated with evening of music in Furness

5:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE great British composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, will be celebrated in an upcoming concert by the Furness Bach Choir.

Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society joins European Union Chamber Orchestra to 'electrify' audience

2:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Pianist coming to the town hall

5:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

KENDAL Midday Concert Club presents accomplished pianist Cordelia Williams.

Proficient but no projection

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kendal Midday Concert Club, Kendal Town Hall, October 15

World influences to come together at album launch in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: WORDLY WISE: Katuš will be launching her new album tomorrow

2:29pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KATUŠ Young is not a musician that can be easily labelled.

Award winning folk trio come to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: ON A MISSION: Award winning folk trio Faustus

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

MADE up of three of the leading lights of their generation, Faustus are on a mission to ‘banish all that is anodyne and fey in the delivery of folk music’.

Folk band Keston Cobblers' Club bring folklore with modern kick

11:45am Friday 17th October 2014

A BAND described by BBC Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq as one of his ‘best new discoveries’ will be playing at More Music’s Hothouse in Morecambe on Saturday.

Chamber concert with a sacred side

2:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED chamber choir will open its new season with a concert in Keswick.

Talented band has electricity

5:22pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Blazin' Fiddles, The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness

Irish blues-rock hero to play in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

BLUES-rock hero Simon McBride is back on tour in October and offering audiences a unique chance to win a PRS Guitar at his autumn shows.

Cumbrian band Wasted Saints release debut EP

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

IT’S just over a year since Cumbrian heavy metal band Wasted Saints met and bonded over a love of music at a sixth form open day.

Echo and the Bunnymen frontman to play in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen)

7:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ECHO & the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch will play a solo concert in Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre on Saturday.

RTE Vanbrugh Quartet are simply outstanding

The Westmorland Gazette: Vanbrugh Quartet.
Pic: Miki Barlok, www.barlokphoto.com (11027564)

5:18pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, Kendal Town Hall

'I want people to see my gruesome side': Interview with singer Marika Hackman ahead of Cumbrian show

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:21pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

SHE may be a girl with a guitar, but think twice before slapping any labels on singer songwriter Marika Hackman.

Sinfonia soloist is technically dazzling

12:04pm Saturday 4th October 2014

Lakeland Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Mancunian Americana stars The Travelling Band play at the Brewery tonight, supported by Kendal duo

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:33pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

‘MANCUNIAN Americana’ five-piece The Travelling Band are back after (for them) an unusually long time away from touring and recording.

Haydn’s Mass in Time of War is centrepiece of Haffner Orchestra's opening concert of new season

10:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

Lancaster’s Haffner Orchestra opens its new season on Saturday, November 15.

Kendal Millennium Youth Choir and Otto Voce share the choral stage

The Westmorland Gazette: Award-winning Otto Voco

3:16pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

KENDAL Millennium Youth Choir is staging a joint concert under the banner of Two For The Price of One with Tracie Penwarden's award-winning female choir Otto Voce at St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe, on Saturday, October 18 (7.30pm).

Talented percussionist lands this year's prestigious Keldwyth Award

The Westmorland Gazette: This year's Keldwyth Award finalists, from left and right: Faye Lewis, Amy Shaw, Taneli Clarke and Heather Storer.

11:18am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THIS year's Keldwyth Award Final was held at Grange-over-Sands' Victoria Hall.

Highly respected Lakeland concert society celebrates four decades of top music

10:10am Saturday 20th September 2014

Autumn is just around the corner and a new and exciting Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society season beckons.

REVIEW: Christian Rodska shines as Alan Bennett in Untold Stories

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRISTIAN Rodska, playing Alan Bennett in Untold Stories, is quite simply outstanding.

Jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins to headline Lancaster Jazz Festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Courtney Pine is coming to Harrow Arts Centre

11:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

INTERNATIONAL jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins will headline the fourth Lancaster Jazz Festival this month (September 18-21).

Wisconsin guitar virtuoso Willy Porter announces Penrith show

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

GUITAR virtuoso and Wisconsin native Willy Porter has announced a show at Penrith Playhouse on September 26.

Chart-toppers British Sea Power prepare for Kendal homecoming gig

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:41am Saturday 13th September 2014

CHART-TOPPING band British Sea Power are coming home to Kendal with a typically special show this November.

Theatre by the Lake classics concert leaves audience spellbound

11:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The last of Splash Classics’ enterprising concerts, organised around the theme of The Four Elements’, was a multimedia presentation of the fourth element in the series, Earth.

The Lindisfarne Story comes to Keswick this weekend

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THIS Sunday will see Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake host ‘The Lindisfarne Story’ - the inside story of Tyneside’s most-loved band.

South Cumbria musical comedy duo The Hairy Buskers promise 'dressing up, audience participation and mayhem'

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE Hairy Buskers describe themselves as a ‘musiedy’ (musical comedy) duo and promise ‘dressing up, audience participation and mayhem’ from their increasingly popular shows.

Windermere-born musician Father Funk's star is on the rise

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

‘IF you’re not having fun, why are you doing it?’ is the motto of Windermere-born Father Funk - a rising star in the Breaks and ever-growing Ghetto Funk scene.

Kendal band Postilion aiming high with release of new single

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:04pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THEY may be barely out of their teens but Kendal band Postilion are, in their own words, ‘aiming high’.

Gig Guide August 21-27

4:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Wasted Saints. Burgundys, Kendal: Freddie Garner. Engine Inn, Cark in Cartmel: The Hairy Buskers. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. Passions, Kendal: Postilion FRIDAY: Ambleside Parish Centre: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. Bootleggers, Kendal: Hush. Derby Arms, Witherslack: Paddy Wilde. The Lily, Ambleside: Adrian Naik. Tweedies, Grasmere: Box Car Band. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Hunter Muskett. SATURDAY: Bardsea Malt Kiln Village Hall, Ulverston: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. Bootleggers, Kendal: Northern Soul Night. Bounty Inn, Maryport: Sam Davidson. Brickyard, Carlisle: Gaz and Daz’ Vinyl Spectacular. Globe Inn, Kendal: Hush. Horse and Farrier Inn, Bentham: James Taylor. Ivy Leaf Club, Kendal: Haig. The Lily, Ambleside: Big Red. Tweedies, Grasmere: Room Full of Mirrors. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Stuart McCallum Trio + Strings. SUNDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Blue Juice. Brickyard, Carlisle: Motown & Soul Night. Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley: Sunday Sessions. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Jazz Cafe. Winster Village Hall: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. MONDAY: The Lily, Ambleside: Paddy Rogan. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Americana Night. Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Staveley Village Hall: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. Ye Olde John O’Gaunt, Lancaster: Jazz Unlimited. TUESDAY: Elleray, Windermere: Lakes Jazz Men. Golden Lion, Lancaster: Open Mic Night. Gregson, Lancaster: Irish Music Session. WEDNESDAY: Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Stonewell Tavern, Lancaster: Open Mic Night.  

Heron Corn Mill gig for The Cornshed Sisters

11:10am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Cornshed Sisters perform songs which might sound traditional.

Kathryn Tickell and The Side is an irresistible musical mix

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

Taking time out from rehearsals Kathryn Tickell explains that The Side is one of the most exciting musical projects she had been involved with.

Lancaster Music Festival creates 'unofficial bank holiday'

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

LANCASTER Music Festival is creating its own ‘unofficial Bank Holiday’ for this year’s event with the mantra ‘Take Monday Off’.

Arnside singer releases debut album after 30 years

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:06pm Saturday 16th August 2014

AN Arnside singer-songwriter has finally got round to recording his debut album after playing in folk clubs, festivals and bars for more than 30 years.

Top bands headline at Silloth

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A NORTH Cumbrian music and beer festival looks set to surpass itself this year with a tremendous lineup of both.

It's all in the name for local singer Kendall

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:26am Saturday 16th August 2014

THIS summer sees the release of the debut single from Kendal-born songstress Ashleigh Woods, and the 21-year-old is hoping the song will propel her into the record charts.

Piano playing brothers Jonathan and Tom Scott in full flow at Keswick

8:10am Friday 15th August 2014

Next in Splash Classics Four Elements series at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake is Water.

Gig Guide August 14-20

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Ulpha 590. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy Street Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. FRIDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: PNUK. Cross Keys, Milnthorpe : Hale & Hearty Folk Club Singaround. The Lily, Ambleside: Room Full of Mirrors. Tweedies, Grasmere: Phil Saunders. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Rodina. SATURDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Nine Lives. Brickyard, Carlisle: Fiona Clayton. Horse and Farrier Inn, Bentham: Claudia-Ann. Ivy Leaf Club, Kendal: Strawberry Fields. The Lily, Ambleside: The Lost Bananas. Tweedies, Grasmere: Paper Cranes. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Chameleon. SUNDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: New England. General Burgoyne, Urswick: The Hairy Buskers. Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley: Sunday Sessions. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Jazz Cafe. MONDAY: The Lily, Ambleside: Lily and Scott. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Americana Night. Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Ye Olde John O’Gaunt, Lancaster: Jazz Unlimited. TUESDAY: Golden Lion, Lancaster: Open Mic Night. Gregson, Lancaster: Irish Music Session. WEDNESDAY: Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Stonewell Tavern, Lancaster: Open Mic Night.  

Top performance from Young Piano Quartet

12:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

The Young Piano Quartet gave a fine recital in Ambleside Parish Church.

Stile Antico performance is vocal ensemble singing at its very best

6:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

Stile Antico made a welcome return to Kendal Parish Church.

One of the Army’s top bands plays Kendal charity concert

11:10am Sunday 10th August 2014

The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps is bound for Lakes Leisure Kendal.

Band of the Royal Armoured Corps marches musically to Kendal

10:10am Saturday 9th August 2014

One of the Army’s top bands is playing a concert for good causes at Kendal.

Fine Arts String Quartet performance is technically brilliant

10:20am Wednesday 6th August 2014

The first string quartet recital in this year’s Lake District Summer Music festival was given by the distinguished Fine Arts String Quartet.

Manchester Camerata gets prestigious Lakeland music festival off to tremendous start

2:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

Manchester Camerata, under the baton of the energetic young conductor Jamie Phillips, opened this year’s Lake District Summer Music Festival.

Sterling Trio performs music from the Renaissance to the present day

10:10am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Grange-over-Sands Concert Club’s next event features the exciting, innovative and engaging Sterling Trio.

Sterling Trio brings its extensive and eclectic repertoire to Grange-over-Sands

9:10am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Grange-over-Sands Concert Club’s next event features the exciting, innovative and engaging Sterling Trio.

Acclaimed band Woman's Hour go back to their old school in Kendal to film new video

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

KENDAL-born band Woman’s Hour went back to school to film their latest video.

Lake District Summer Music has another five-star line-up

6:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Cumbria's flagship music festival begins this weekend celebrating its 30th year with more than 40 events staged across 14 venues.

Imaginative Four Elements gets the music flowing at Theatre by the Lake

9:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Improvisations on Stravinsky’s thrilling Firebird, a cello sonata by Vivaldi and scorching tangos from across the world, feature in Fire.

Local folk musician to host acoustic fundraiser at Kendal gallery

12:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

LOCAL folk singer Brendan Lewes is holding a second fund raising gig at the Josefina Gallery in Kendal on Sunday.



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