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Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Under the musical direction of Brian Grant, the National Brass Band-winning ensemble plays popular classics.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 21 Jun 2015

£21 (£19.50) / 01702 351135

  • 15:00

Gala, Durham

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£19.50 / 0191 332 4041

  • 15:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£21 / 01253 290190

  • 15:00

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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Band of Friends

Tribute to Rory Gallagher featuring original band members Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna and friends.

The Cavern, Liverpool

Sun 19 Oct

£15 / 0151 236 1965

Desert Island Discs: Strauss, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Barber, Mozart, Beethoven, Coates, Holst, Pachelbel, Dvorak

  • Directed by: Anthony Inglis (cond)
  • Written by: Dvorak

Anthony Inglis conducts Coates's By The Sleepy Lagoon, Holst's Jupiter, Pachelbel's Canon, Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Swan Lake Waltz, Beethoven's Symphony No 5, First Movement, Dvorak's Largo from The New World Symphony, Elgar's Nimrod, Barber's Adagio For…

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 5 Oct

£28.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

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Get Organised: John Kitchen

Recital from organist John Kitchen on the amazing Usher Hall organ, featuring guest performers.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 16 Sep

£3 / 0131 228 1155

  • 13:10

John Wilson & the John Wilson Orchestra

  • Directed by: John Wilson (cond)

John Wilson's orchestra celebrates the history of Hollywood from the dawn of the talkies right through to the 60s.

The Sage Gateshead

Fri 21 Nov

Hall One

£28.50–£46 / 0191 443 4661

New Jersey Nights

Musical show paying tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 17 Sep

£10–£23; £10–£23; £12–£26 eve; £16–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30 – 17:30

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£23; £10–£23; £12–£26 eve; £16–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30 – 17:30

York Camra Beer Festival 2014

The 6th Knavesmire Beer & Cider Festival organised by York CAMRA.

Knavesmire Manor Hotel, York

Wed 17 Sep

£3–£5 / 01904 702 941

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Thu 18 Sep

£3–£5 / 01904 702 941

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Fri 19 Sep

£3–£5 / 01904 702 941

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Sat 20 Sep

£3–£5 / 01904 702 941

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Alan Hunter

Folk singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free

  • 15:30
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The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

Record Factory, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Blitzallica Festival

Featuring heavy metal legends Diamond Head and Dumpy's Rusty Nuts.

Shildon Civic Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£20 / 01388 772902

  • 16:00 – 00:00

St Bride's Church, London EC4Y

Fri 10 Oct

Phone for prices / 0800 988 7984

  • 13:15

Donald MacKenzie

The pianist performs a programme of classical pieces.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Thu 18 Sep

£3–£5 / 0844 576 3000

  • 13:00

Emily Smith

The top folk singer and a former winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year award bridges the gap between old and new in Scottish folk music.

Castle Menzies, Aberfeldy

Sun 26 Oct

£15

Part of Perthshire Amber.

  • 14:00
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Ensemble Iberia: 1914-1918 Piano Duets

The two pianists collaborates to perform a selection of piano recitals.

1901 Arts Club, London SE1

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 020 7620 3055

  • 14:00

Florin Ensemble

Florin Ensemble is the ensemble with a string trio at its heart, and the trio in question is Charles Mutter (violin), Alistair Scahill (viola) and Catherine Rimer (cello).

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Thu 27 Nov

£10 / 020 7222 1061

This concert features the Prelude & Fugue in g minor by Bach (arr. by Mozart), String Trios by Gideon Klein & Schubert (D. 581 in Bb) and the Passacaglia & Fugue by Hans Krása.

  • 13:05 – 14:00

Gill Cook

The London-based vocalist performs mainstream jazz.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Sun 28 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8778 4109

  • 14:00

Iolanthe

An amateur production of Gilbert And Sullivan's satirical opera, which juxtaposes the British establishment with the chorus of fairies and their Queen.

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough

Sun 21 Sep

Phone for prices / 01723 506750

  • 15:00

Jamaica Rum Tings - Carnival Warm-Up Party 2014

To close this summer's 'Jamaica Rum Tings' series, Wray & Nephew will be teaming up with the legendary Fabio to bring the spirit of Carnival to South London for a unique day and night event at The Prince of Wales for a house party style takeover.

Prince Of Wales, London SW9

Tue 23 Sep

£5; £4 adv / 020 7095 1978

  • 14:00 – 03:00
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LPO: Britten's War Requiem

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Choral Society, Trinity Boys Choir, conductor Richard Cooke and soloists Ekaterina Scherbachenko, Stephan Rügamer and Bryn Terfel perform Britten's haunting War Requiem in a concert in aid of Veterans Aid.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 9 Nov

£17.29–£53.50 / 020 7589 8212

New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Trio of Katherine Austin (piano), James Tennant (cello) and Lara Hall (violin), three of New Zealand's most distinguished musicians.

Merchants House of Glasgow

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£8 (£7; students & children £4) / 0141 221 1876

The trio performs Dvořák's Trio in F and music by NZ-based composer John Psathas. The concert features guest violinist Amalia Hall.

  • 12:45

Southwark Cathedral, London SE1

Tue 23 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7367 6700

  • 15:15

Royal Opera: Rigoletto

David McVicar captures the corruption of innocence at the heart of Verdi's tragedy.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 20 Sep

£7–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Sun 21 Sep

£7–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Spa Orchestra New Year's Day Concert 2015: Franz Lehar, Strauss family members

  • Written by: Strauss family members

The orchestra performs a selection of works by the Strauss family and Lehar.

Scarborough Spa

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£12 / 01723 376774

  • 15:00
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