Here’s a complete guide to gigs and music events in the area.
If you have an event you want to add to any of our listings, e-mail Jeanette Cliffe.
Friday, December 6
DJ MAD SCATTER - 9pm, free admission, Mama Liz’s, Stamford.
RUTLAND THREE ARTS SOCIETY - Music Group. Schubert with Barry Collett, 7.30pm, the Methodist Church Hall Northgate, Oakham
BOURNE FOLK MUSIC CLUB - 7.45pm, The Wishing Well, Dyke. Dean 01778 570115.
A CHRISTMAS GARLAND OF SONG - by Chater Community Choir and the Beaufort Wind Quintet, in aid of the Rutland Rotaract Family Support Centre, Oakham, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington Tickets £5 from Tracy Steward 01780 729006
CONCERT - The Singing for Fun Choir, 7.30pm, St.Peter’s Church, Tilton on the Hill. Free admission, retiring collection. Wine and nibbles on sale from 7pm. Proceeds to the church
Saturday, December 7
OPERA GALA - 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Stamford. Tickets from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203. Pre or post performance meal deal of at Cloisters for £12.50 01780 755162.
ELIAS STRING QUARTET - 8pm, Stamford Arts Centre. Tickets £16 (£15) £10 for under 26s. 01780 763203.
PENNYLESS - 1-6pm, Clare Cottage, Helpston.
PENNYLESS - 9pm, The Masons Arms, Bourne.
MARK PLAYS INDIE - 9pm, free admission, Mama Liz’s, Stamford.
THE OVERDUBS - The Prince of Wales Feathers, Castor.
GRUMPY OLD MEN - The Ostrich, North Street, Peterborough.
CHRISTMAS COSY CONCERT - with Happy Jazz. Music for babies, children, their parents and carers, doors open 3pm, music from 3.30pm Stamford United Reformed Church Hall. Admission £4 per adult, free for anyone under 18 years. Special needs children are welcome. www.cosyconcerts.co.uk
LIMEHOUSE LIZZY - 8.30pm, South Holland Centre. Tickets £12 in advance or/ £14 on the door, 01775 764777.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT - for voices and instruments, 7.30pm, Oakham Methodist Church Tickets £5 on the door. Refreshments available. Proceeds to the Likoma Link Trust.
OAKHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: PEACE ON EARTH - 7.30pm, Oakham School Chapel. Tickets £8 from 01572 758820, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wegottickets.com or Music and More, Oakham.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT - featuring the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, 7pm Deepings Leisure Centre. Tickets £17.50 from Peter Hibbins 01778 344330. Organised by The Rotary Club of the Deepings.
WOVEN CHORDS - 7.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Barnhill, Stamford. Admission £8 adults, free for children under 16 years, from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203 and the Wall Cafe at the church 01780 765354 or 01476 550972.
HANDEL’S MESSIAH - 7.30pm, Peterborough Cathedral. Tickets £18, £15 and £12 (discounts available for under 18s). from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203
ADVENT CONCERT - by Bourne Choral Society, 7.30pm, Bourne Abbey Church. Tickets £7.50 from Sally Ann’s, West street, Bourne, on the door on the night, or from any choir member. www.bournechoralsociety.org
KARAOKE AND DISCO - weekly, The Hurdler, Stamford, 9pm. Free admission.
Sunday, December 8
SUNDAY SESSIONS - The Malingerers, 4pm-6pm, free admission, Mama Liz’s, Stamford.
ORCHESTRAL CONCERT - 4pm, Oundle Great Hall. Free admission.
RICHARD DURRANT - 7.30pm, South Luffenham Village Hall. Tickets £10 from 01780 720687; www.centrestagetouring.org.uk
ORGAN CONCERT - 2.30pm, Market Overton Village Hall. Admission £5 on the door. 01572 755724 or 759736.
Wednesday, December 11
THE BLOCKHEADS - The Corby Cube.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT - Edwin Lambert - trumpet, Alex Bower-Brown,horn; William Guy, trombone, 1.30pm, All Saints’ Church, Oakham. Free admission. Retiring collection.
Thursday, December 12
OPEN MIC - 8pm, The Golden Pheasant, Etton.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE - Christmas Party Night, Greetham Valley Hotel. 01780 460444; www.greethamvalley.co.uk
CAROLS IN OAKHAM CASTLE - 7pm. Contact Joyce Lucas 01572 755718 for a free ticket. .
4 GIRLS 4 HARPS - Christmas tour - candlelight performance at St Mary Magdalene Church, Stilton, at 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (£12) under 16s £6 from Peter Mitchell 01733 244666.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT - by Oundle School Music Department, 1.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Oundle.
Friday, December 13
GRETTON SILVER BAND - Christmas Concert, 7.30pm Gretton Village Hall. 01536 713234.
EVENING OF MUSICAL THEATRE AND SONG - concert by pianist Fraser and Graham and singer Richard Coxon, 7.30pm All Saints Church. Oakham. Tickets are £10 (£8) from Music and More, Oakham 01572 756578.
Saturday, December 14
CAFE MANOUCHE - 8pm, the Northwick Arms, Ketton. 01780 720521. http://kettonshowtime.blogspot.co.uk
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT - The Motown Sensations and the Conmitments, 8pm, Stamford Corn Exchange. Tickets £17(£16) group rate of 20+ £15.
MUSIC AT ST MARTIN’S - The Kingfisher Chorale perform A Boy was Born, 7.30pm St Martin’s Church Stamford. Tickets £12 (£9), students £5, free for under 14s from Stamford Arts Centre, 01780 763203. Meal deals at the Bull and Swan Stamford. 01780 766412
CHRISTMAS PARTY - includes disco by DJ Ricky from 8pm, The Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon. Details 07930 805438.
RUTLAND CHORAL - carols for choir and audience, 7.30pm, the Methodist Church, Northgate,
Tickets £7 on the door.
SLEAFORD CHORAL SOCIETY - Christmas carol concert, St Denys Church. 01526 832987
CHRISTMAS BALL - in support of the Lakelands Hospice in Corby, 8pm Gretton Village Hall. Tickets £7.50 from Gretton Post Office. Please take your own drinks-over 18s only.
HANDEL’S MESSIAH - 7pm, All Saints’ Church, Dunsby. Tickets £10 and £8, from Hoppers, North Street, Bourne or Pamela Oldreive 01778 440234. Proceeds to the church organ fund.
Sunday, December 15
YARWELL AND NASSINGTON BRASS BAND - Christmas concert, 3pm Nassington Church. Free admission,
GRETTON SILVER BAND - at the carol service, 6pm, Gretton Baptist Church.