FRIDAY MAY 8: 53 Degrees, Preston: NME Radar Tour. Watergate Inn, Ambleside: Fiona Hanlon. Sands Centre, Carlisle: Allo, Allo.

SATURDAY MAY 9: Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Folk Night. Helsington and Brigsteer Village Hall, Brigsteer: Daniel Smith and Jon ‘T-Bone’ Taylor. The Piel Castle, Barrow: Hypnotising Chickens. Whitbarrow Holiday Village, Penrith: Amy Forrest. Watermill Inn, Ings: Fiona Hanlon.

SUNDAY MAY 10: 53 Degrees, Preston: The King Blues. The Brickyard, Carlisle: The Hours. Tan Hill, Swaledale: The Monkey Wrenchers. The Carnegie Theatre, Workington: Raymond Froggatt.

MONDAY MAY 11: Dickie Doodles, Kendal: Acoustic Jam Night.

TUESDAY MAY 12: Dickie Doodles, Kendal: Electric Jam Night.

WEDNESDAY MAY 13: Lamp Lighter’s Bar, Windermere: Folk Night. Beer Hall, Staveley: Janet Seidel Trio.

THURSDAY MAY 14: Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Folk Night. The Old Friends, Ulverston: Jazzsounds.

TO HAVE your gigs included FREE of charge in the Gig Guide, telephone Beth Abbit on 01539710179, or send a fax on 01539-720990, or drop a line to the Gig Guide, The Westmorland Gazette, 1 Wainwright’s Yard, LA9 4DP, at least TWO WEEKS before the event, or you can e-mail your details to