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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).

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Silverdale duo Aquilo gear up for Kendal Calling

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

METALLICA, Dolly Parton and an abandoned dog may have been the big talking points of this year’s Glastonbury – but an electronic duo from Silverdale also managed to draw a big crowd at the festival’s BBC Introducing stage .

Top brass band plays Barrow's Forum theatre

10:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE award-winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band, who catapulted to worldwide recognition through the 1996 hit movie Brassed Off, play the Forum Theatre, Barrow.

K Shoes Male Voice Choir and Kendal Concert Band team up for Kendal Remembers

6:10pm Sunday 13th July 2014

It's a Long Way To Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles and the Dambusters March feature in the five-star programme for Saturday’s special Kendal Remembers concert at St Thomas’ Church, (7pm).

Tidal sounds transpose into music at Dock Museum

11:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

Floodtide - Music from the Tide brings the sounds of Walney Channel to the masses.

Kendal College-born band JAWW release debut EP

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Friday 11th July 2014

THEY met at Kendal College, bonded over a love of The Smiths and now five young talented South Cumbrians are unleashing their summery pop sound on the world with the release of their debut EP.

Allegri Singers celebrate tenth anniversary with Monteverdi motets

6:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

Casterton Parish Church welcomes the Allegri Singers.

Ace jazz singer Zoe Gilby puts her words and music in spotlight

12:10pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Acclaimed north east based jazz vocalist and songwriter Zoe Gilby returns to Ambleside’s Zeffirellis with her band

Yewfield stages feast of classical music with some of UK’s finest players

9:20am Sunday 6th July 2014

Yewfield Classical Music Festival runs next Saturday and Sunday, July 12/13.

Burneside ukulele group seek 'cajon' player

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE BRYCE Street Strummers are ‘in desperate need’ of someone to play their unusual recent acquisition – a cajon.

Multi-dimensional experience Luna 9 joins Kendal Calling

The Westmorland Gazette: The eight annual festival, featuring 14 stages and promising three days and nights of music fun, will be in the fields at Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe

2:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE latest addition to Kendal Calling is Luna 9 – a 360° hemispherical dome which acts as a projection screen, creating extraordinary multi-dimensional illusions.

Kendal band The Paps reunite for charity gig and album

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:45am Friday 4th July 2014

EVERYONE loves a good rock reunion, and now classic Kendal band The Paps are coming out of retirement with a (potentially) one-off gig at Bootleggers and a double CD of old and new material.

Gig Guide: July 3-9

2:23pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: The Original Steve Gibbons Band. Burgundys, Kendal: The Jazz Police. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Talented young musicians compete for top Cumbrian music award

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TWELVE of the best young musicians in Cumbria take part in the preliminary round of this year's prestigious Keldwyth Award at Kendal Town Hall on Monday (July 7).

Interview: Penrith-based events manager behind Whitehaven Live discusses his career

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:17pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

ONE of the many outdoor musical events that Cumbrians can look forward to this summer is Whitehaven Live – featuring Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers and Big Country.

Ulverston band release new EP

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston band release new EP

11:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

ULVERSTON indie quartet The Twitchers have released their second EP – before finishing sixth form.

All creatures, great and small celebrated in music

11:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Levens Choir’s Animal Crackers summer concert is a light-hearted celebration.

Two settings of the Requiem are centrepiece of Ulverston choral concert

12:50pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

Furness Bach Choir, under the baton of musical director Anthony Milledge, perform two highly-contrasting works.

Conducting debut for youth orchestra members

The Westmorland Gazette: Talented Westmorland Youth Orchestra members Josh Ayrton and David McGregor both pick up the baton in the ensemble's June 28 concert

7:30am Saturday 21st June 2014

Westmorland Youth Orchestra musical director Roland Fudge shares the podium for the ensemble’s next musical outing.

Lancaster Millennium Choir brings tale of Tarzan and Jane to life

11:10am Sunday 15th June 2014

Composer Andy Whitfield and Lancaster Millennium Choir return to The Box at Kendal.

Pro Nobis capture the sounds of Monteverdi's Venice

8:30am Sunday 15th June 2014

PRO Nobis Singers celebrate their 45th anniversary in grand style.

Exciting and dynamic string quartet returns to Arnside

9:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel are the centrepiece of the Benyounes Quartet concert at Arnside WI Hall.

Sedbergh festival promises fabulous finale

7:40am Thursday 12th June 2014

Sedbergh Music Festival got off to a cracking start.

Top drawer soprano Alla Kravchuk graces Sedbergh Music Festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Highly respected soprano Alla Kravchuk performs at the Sedbergh Music Festival on Friday, June 13

10:40am Monday 9th June 2014

Celebrated Ukrainian soprano Alla Kravchuk has performed at every biennial Sedbergh Music Festival since its inception in 2000.

One of the UK’s top jazz and swing vocalists plays Staveley gig

8:20am Saturday 7th June 2014

Class act Nicola Farnon turns on the style for Kendal Jazz Club next Wednesday, June 11 (8pm).

Sedbergh festival has dazzling and diverse programme of music

The Westmorland Gazette: Top pianist Ashley Wass headlines Sedbergh Music Festival

8:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Sedbergh Music Festival is back with world class pianist Ashley Wass topping the bill.

Sounds Write: Prince review

The Westmorland Gazette: Live in concert - Rod Stewart

2:21pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

HAVING generated maximum public/critical interest and excitement via his series of impromptu 'guerrilla' gigs in London and Manchester in February, billed the Hit & Run Tour Part One, when he played at venues ranging in size from small to downright tiny and blew everyone away with his level of performance in the process, the diminutive Minneapolis music genius we know simply as Prince was back in Britain again last week for a further series of concerts.

Sounds Write: Steve Harley

The Westmorland Gazette: Live in concert - Rod Stewart

2:19pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

IT'S become quite a popular trend in recent times for long-established groups/artists to perform their classic albums live in their entirety.

Canadian quintet The Bills play string of Cumbria shows

The Westmorland Gazette: Canadian quintet The Bills play string of Cumbria shows

4:46pm Friday 23rd May 2014

FROM the West Coast of Canada an extraordinary acoustic quintet are coming to these shores in spring/summer, with three local performances.

Kendal homecoming gig for chart-toppers British Sea Power

The Westmorland Gazette: British Sea Power

2:49pm Friday 16th May 2014

CHART-TOPPING band British Sea Power have announced a homecoming show in Kendal this November.

Outstanding cellist Hannah Roberts is soloist for Westmorland performance

9:10am Saturday 10th May 2014

Conductor Richard Howarth picks up the Westmorland Orchestra baton for a Bohemia and Shakespeare inspired concert.

Steve Rodgers puts his acclaimed songs in spotlight at Kendal

9:20am Sunday 4th May 2014

Rising star singer songwriter Steve Rodgers brings his band to Kendal’s Bootleggers music bar next Thursday, May 15.

Kendal South Choir’s latest concert is inspired by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton

The Westmorland Gazette: Soprano Jacqueline Pischorn is among the quartet of accomplished soloists performing with Kendal South Choir

9:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

Kendal South Choir perform Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Te Deum on Saturday, May 10 (7.30pm).

Top classical music gathering celebrates 30 years as Cumbria's flagship festival

9:20am Saturday 26th April 2014

Lake District Summer Music has announced another quality line-up for this year’s festival.



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