Music listings - Friday March 9 - Saturday, March 17

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A complete list of all the local gigs and music events.

A FREE concert will be held at St Medard and St Gildard’s church in Little Bytham, Saturday, March 10, from 7pm to 9pm.

It has been organised by Bythams Music and includes candlelit performances by Stamford Singers, Tourdian and flautist Jonathan Aughton. Any donations will go to the village church and an orphanage in Zimbabwe.

NEIL Diamond tribute performer, John Hylton will bring his Real Diamond - Jazz Singer tour to Stamford Corn Exchange on Thursday, March 15.

Together with his seven-piece band, John will take to the stage in an electrifying show covering hit songs such as Love on the Rocks and Brother Love.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £16 from 01780 766455.

PETERBOROUGH Big Band has a charity concert in The Deepings School tomorrow, Saturday, March 10, at 8pm in aid of Peterborough City Hospital’s oncology unit and the National Cancer Research Network in memory of drummer Gordon Wiggins.

Tickets are £8 adults and £4 children from 01778 392291; Tancred’s, Church Street, Market Deeping and Waterton Arms, Church Street, Deeping St James.

THE Stamford heat in round one of MMG East Midlands Battle of the Bands takes place in Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge tonight, Friday, March 9.

Wreaklass Necklass, Simple Machines, Dead Commercial, Kamakazi Hotshot, Bride Of the Atom and Screw Callahan will go head to head for a second round place next month and ultimately a place in the regional final.

The doors open at 7.30pm and admission is £4. For more information on the event visit

RUTLAND Sinfonia continues to celebrate its 35th anniversary season with a concert in St Peter‘s Church, Oundle tomorrow (Saturday, March 10).

The programme includes a sparking overture, Glinka‘s Overture Russlan and Ludmilla; the ever popular Piano Concerto and one of the greatest symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Symphony No 4.

Tickets are £10 (£8) in advance or £11 (£9) on the door. Under 18s £2.

Contact Oundle box office, 4 New St, Oundle, PE8 4ED, or Madeleine Stanley - 01780 752031 and purchase tickets at the door from 6.45pm.

In association with the Batten Disease Family Association.

STAMFORD-based string quartet, Orphicon, will play music by local composer Graham Dale, who is part of groups Paspatou and Pennyless. They are appearing on Sunday, March 11, in Stamford Arts Centre Gallery.

Six-piece female acappella group Pica Pica will also perform folk, jazz, gospel and world songs.

The music starts at 7.30pm and doors will open from 7pm.

Admission is £4 on the door.

AWARD-winning singer-songwriter, Hazel O’Connor will be at Stamford Arts Centre tomorrow, Saturday, March 10.

Striding into the spotlight with cult movie Breaking Glass, Hazel O’Connor immediately became an iconic figure. Live on stage, her unforgettable songs from the film including Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, and If Only seem even more relevant in our present times.

Expect an evening of some of the greatest songs from the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire - a soulful introspective dip into Hazel’s stunning portfolio.

Hazel will be joined by Clare Hirst on saxaphone and Sarah Fisher on keyboard.

Tensheds will be the supporting act.

The show starts at 8pm.

Tickets cost £17 (£16) and are available from 01780 763203.

FRIDAY, March 9

ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS - The Key Theatre, Peterborough. Tickets £20 from 01733 207239.

TWENTY 4 - The Pear Tree, Stamford.

US WOLVES AND MIDNIGHT FIRE - The Hole In The Wall, Stamford.

FORRO PORRO - South American fiesta sounds, 8pm, Morton Village Hall. Adults £8, children £5. Advance tickets from 01778 570370 or e-mail

BATTLE OF THE BANDS - round one, Mama Liz’s, Stamford.

DJ MAD SCATTER - Eclectic Madness, all Genres for all ages, 9pm free admission, Mama Liz’s, Stamford.

TEA DANCE - weekly, 2-4pm, £4, including tuition, tea and biscuits, Coronation Hall Market Deeping. Contact Janina Mossman - 01778 590655.

SATURDAY, March 10

CRAIG AND FAD - HipHop/Anthems/Rock/Indie, 9pm free admission, Mama Liz’s, Stamford.

PENNYLESS DUO - 9pm, The Ruddy Duck in Peakirk.

PETERBOROUGH MAYOR’S CHARITY BALL - The Marriott Hotel, Peterborough. Tickets £45 from 01733 452319 or

KARAOKE - The Angel Inn, Yarwell.

ROCKET 57 - The Golden Pheasant, Etton.

THE SOUND INJECTORS - The Old Coach House, Market Deeping.

GRUMPY OLD MEN - The Ostrich, North Street, Peterborough.

CHARLIE AND WILL - 8.30pm, Smiths of Bourne.

THE TOMCATS - 9pm, The Black Horse Inn, Greetham.

CELESTIAL CANDLES - free concert by Stamford Singers, Tourdion and flautist Jonathan Aughton, 7pm, St Medard and St Gildard’s Church. Little Bytham. Donations welcome for the church and orphanage in Zimbabwe the local group of churches supports.

TEXAS TORNADOS - The Danish Invader, Stamford. Tickets £7. 0178 764409.

RUTLAND SINFONIA - 35th anniversary season, St Peter‘s Church, Oundle, Tickets £10 (£8) in advance or £11 (£9) on the door. Children under 18 £2 from Oundle box office, 4 New St, Oundle, PE8 4ED; Madeleine Stanley - 01780 752031 and on the door from 6.45pm.

FRENCH CONNECTIONS: FAURE REQUIEM - Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Peterborough Voices, directed by international award-winning choral conductor, William Prideaux. Peterborough Cathedral, 7.30pm.

PETERBOROUGH BIG BAND - fundraising concert for Peterborough City Hospital Oncology Unit, 8pm, The Deepings School. Tickets £8 for adults, £4 students and under 19s from 01778 347815, Tancreds, Church Street, Market Deeping or Waterton Arms, Deeping St James.

FASCINATING RHYTHM - jazz quartet, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Lenton. Tickets £11 (£10) including refreshments, are £11 for Contact 01476 585076 or

ABBI MOORE - 8.30pm, The Dog and Bone, Lincoln.

CEILIDH - organised by Bourne Tennis Club, 8pm, Edenham Village Hall. Music and dancing to Waggonload of Monkeys, ploughman’s supper. Tickets £10 from David Kelby - 01778 426820.

SUNDAY, March 11

LEXIE GREEN - and Danny Moore, 4-6pm, Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford.

HACONBY UNPLUGGED - song session, 8pm The Hare and Hounds, Haconby. Contact Jan - 01778 425422.

ORGAN CONCERT - by Michael Wooldridge, 2.30pm, Market Overton Village Hall. Admission £5 on the door. Contact 01572 755724 or 759736.

THE CREATION - Oakham Choral Society and orchestra, Thomas Chatterton chorus master, Peter Davis conductor Emily Hall soprano, Nick Scott tenor, Angus McPhee baritone, 7.30pm, Oakham School Chapel. Tickets £7 from 01572 7582850,

MONDAY, March 12

FOLK AT THE OAK - 8.30pm, The Oak Inn, Easton-on-the-Hill, Bob Bakewell - 0116 2593395


LUNCHTIME CONCERT - Free admission, 1.20pm Uppingham Parish Church. Free.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT - Nathan Ellis, 1.30pm, free admission, retiring collection. All Saints’ Church, Oakham.

THURSDAY, March 15

FASCINATING AIDA - The Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

REAL DIAMOND - John Hylton. Tickets £16, Stamford Corn Exchange - 01780 766455.

THE STRANGLERS - The Engine Shed, Lincoln.

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS - by Oundle School pupils and students, weekly, 1.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Oundle, free admission.

OPEN MIC - Weekly, The Angel, Yarwell.

FRIDAY, March 18

THE HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange - 01780 766455.

THE DUBLINERS - The Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - Abba Magic, 8pm, The Cresset, Peterborough. Tickets £19.50 from 01733 265705

CALEFAX - 7.45pm, Oakham School Chapel, Rossi Three Toccatas; Debussy Estampes (selected movts.); Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, op. 87 nos. 4, 7 and 15; J S Bach Goldberg Variations (1741) (selected movts.). Tickets £10 from 01572 7582850,

WELLAND VALLEY STOMPERS - 8.30-11pm, The Hatton Arms, Gretton. Ample seating, relaxed atmosphere, Free admission.

Contact 01536 770268.

SATURDAY, March 17

MIKE HARDING - Me a guitar and some daft stuff Tour - 7.30pm, Stamford Corn Exchange - 01780 766455.

LET THERE BE DC - The Angel, Yarwell.

JUMBO’S TRUNK - live music, bar, 8pm, Burton Coggles Village Hall. Admission £3. Contact 01476 550242.

STAMFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - Spring concert - Mendelssohn: ‘Hebrides’ Overture; Haydn: Symphony no.101 The Clock;

Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F (soloist Rosie Burton), conducted by Ben Palmer, 8pm, Stamford Arts Centre.

MUSIC IN LYDDINGTON - The Fitzwilliam String Quartet, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church. Tickets in advance £14 (students £2) from; Jo Harrison - 01572 820017;; Uppingham Sports and Books - 01572 822211, Uppingham Theatre;; Music and More, Oakham - 01572 756578 and Stamford Music Shop, St Mary’s Hill, - 01780 751275. Tickets on the door £16 (students £2).

BLACKHEART - original harmony vocal songs, accompanied by guitar and mandola, 7.30pm for 8pm, Pickworth Village Hall, £8, advance tickets only - 01529 497832.

ALAMO COUNTRY CLUB - with Campbell’s Country, 8.30pm, Edenham Village Hall, £5.50 Contact 01778 346158.

THE MESSIAH - 7.30pm, Peterborough Cathedral. Peterborough Choral Society, The City Of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, singers and choirs from East of England. Tickets, £14 (£12) from Peterborough Destination Centre, PCS Members or at the door.