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SPOOKY: black-clad choristers are gearing up for their biennial blast round Britain

Boys in black are back

Jazz trio has plenty passion and swing

Batala in Market-Square. Picture by Mandy Blackwell.

Lancaster festival to roll back the clock

FULL OF NOISES: violinist Alison Blunt shares the stage once again with Italian soprano saxophonist extraordinaire, Gianni Mimmo at Sedbergh and Barrow (pic credit Manuel Miethe).

Skilled in the art of improvisation

BLAKE

Vocal trio 'BLAKE' bring new show to Lancaster

WELL-VERSED: actor and radio presenter Simon Yaxley narrates Swiss novelist CF Ramuz’s story in Stravinsky’s Soldiers’ Tale Suite. (Pic Sarah Kay Photography)

Voice of radio in music festival spotlight

RESIDENCY: The Kuss Quartet (photo: Molina Visuals)

Music lovers anticipate Lake District Summer Music's 30th anniversary programme

INTERVIEW: James bassist Jim Glennie discusses his upcoming headline slot at Kendal Calling

INTERVIEW: James bassist Jim Glennie discusses his upcoming headline slot at Kendal Calling

Lancashire Council pick Morecambe and Wise classic by local star Ashleigh Wood as the sound of Morecambe this summer

Jab Jab playing at a BBC Studio in the 1970s. From left to right: Robert ‘Rombozo de Jab’ Whittington, Joe Augustine, ‘Skinhead Dick’ Augustine, Charlie Augustine

Grasmere hotelier plays with reggae rock band for first time in 35 years

ONE TO WATCH: rising cello star Megan Rolf

REVIEW: Megan's concert debut hits the right note

WIT AND WONDER: Emily Hennessey will be in spellbinding form at Windermere's Carver Church on Sunday, August 9 (3pm).

Emily brings a little myth and magic to music festival

Rising star Emmanuel Vass among the highlights of Hawkshead Music for a Summer Evening concert season

Rising star Emmanuel Vass among the highlights of Hawkshead Music for a Summer Evening concert season

Trumpet star makes flying visit to Kendal Jazz Club

FLUTES & CO: Suzanne de Lozey (centre front) pictured with the orchestra at Levens Hall (Photo: Ruth Leavett)

Flute player Suzanne to share the stage with orchestra for last time

Magnificent weekend of choral music in store

Amabile choirs celebrate summer

Mechanical Mouse Organ

NME tipped ex Kitchenware artists return with new band and blistering Debut

Best selling pianist is gala guest

Best selling pianist is gala guest

RISING TALENT: saxophone player Faye Lewis who has organised the Thursday, July 2 (7.30pm) concert

Sax ensembles gather for grand blast

ALL WELCOME: Kendal Millennium Youth Choir's joint musical directors Tracie Penwarden and Linda Graves are keen to recruit new choir members.

Youth choir seeks new voices

CELEBRATING SUMMER IN SONG: Burton Singers are back in the spotlight for their summer concert at Burton Memorial Hall on Saturday, June 27 (7.30pm).

Award winning choir poised to hit the high notes once again

Jamie Borrowdale

Penrith singer-songwriter Jamie Borrowdale goes from strength to strength

CLASS ACT: soprano Emily Robinson who stars in Dido and Aeneas, the centrepiece of Levens Choir's summer concert Love, Lust, Vengeance, Betrayal and Remorse on Sunday, June 28 (7.30pm) at Kendal Town Hall.

Emily returns for choir's summer concert

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Top baroque soloists perform with local choir

LEGEND: renowned for his dexterous guitar-playing and tremendous voice, Dick Gaughan plays Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on Thursday, July 9 (7.30pm).

Leading voice of folk plays Brewery

CLASS ACT: Ulverston International Music Festival artistic director and founder Anthony Hewitt

Pianist Anthony sits this one out

Ferocious Dog. Picture by Pete Waggy

Ferocious Dog to bring unique "aggressive yet feel-good music" to Settle

Phil Doleman at a festival in Melbourne

Bryce Street Strummers hold ukulele gala in Burneside

STEPPING DOWN: Philip Burton who has had "a whirlwind six years with lots of highs and memorable moments," as Staveley Choral conductor.

Summer Prom is popular conductor's swansong

Charlie Dore

Songwriter Charlie Dore's return to Cumbria

SOPRANO: Tracie Penwarden, one of the soloists in Arnside Choral Society's Evening with Handel on Saturday, June 13 (7.30pm) at St James' Church.

Choral society's evening of Handel

Music for a summer evening

VOICE TO BE HEARD: Tapestry are back with a new album and three ‘live’ Cumbrian gigs scheduled in June

South Cumbrian folk duo Tapestry announce live shows and debut album

BLUGRASS: The Railsplitters

Colorado quintet Railsplitters to play in Kendal

SOLO: talent violinist and Westmorland Youth Orchestra leader Freya Rock

Youth orchestra concludes adventurous season in style

FIVE STAR: pianist and composer Will Todd and his trio brings the 2015 Ulverston International Music Festival to a tremendous close on June 20, joined by Ulverston Festival Chorus.

Dynamic music festival with ‘crossover’ appeal

CHORAL SPLENDOUR: the Wordsworth Singers perform Pearls of the Italian Baroque at Kendal's St Thomas's Church, on Saturday, June 13 (7.30pm)

Singers stage fabulous feast of Italian Baroque

Allegri Singers conductor Owen Davies.

Allegri back on stage for two concerts

Scott Cook and Jez Hellard

Scott Cook and Jez Hellard play Nicholforest Village Hall

Award-winning guitarist plays Brewery

Award-winning guitarist plays Brewery

CHORAL EXTRAVAGANZA: Barrow Male Voice Choir perform with Much Wenlock MVC at Grange-over-Sands

Male voices team up for memorable concert

BEST OF BAROQUE: some of the voices and string players of Ensemble Buxtehude

Festival hosts tuneful sounds of baroque

Southern country straight from the heart

SUCCESSFUL: Trio Isimsiz play Grange-over-Sands Concert Club

More rising stars for concert club series

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The Blockheads announce Kendal show

SUMMER MUSIC: the Apollo Saxophone Quartet which also celebrates its 30th anniversary this year

Top festival celebrates three decades of music making

DOUBLE ACT: young talent Jess Gillam with sax legend Snake Davis

Snake has plenty sax appeal

Sunbeams set to shine in fundraising concert

DYNAMIC: The John Langan Band

The John Langan Band to play Eden show

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