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Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Sat 16 May 2015

Prices vary

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Tue 30 Dec

£20 / 01383 740384

Ayr Town Hall

Sat 27 Dec

£25 / 01292 611222

The Sound Of Musicals

The London Concert Orchestra is joined by West End performers Kerry Ellis, Summer Strallen, Graham Bickley and Tim Howar for performances of songs from Broadway musicals including Kiss Me Kate, Singin' In The Rain, The Sound Of Music, Cabaret, Oliver! and Mary Poppins.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 28 Dec

£37.50–£42.50 / 020 7638 8891

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sat 27 Dec

£29.50–£40 / 0844 907 9000

2015 Brant International Piano Competition

A contest fro student pianists.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£9.50–£20 ( £9.50–£19; Children £4.75–£10 under 16s) / 0121 345 0600

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Atsuko Kawakami: Isaac Albeniz, Ravel, Scarlatti, Prokofiev

  • Written by: Prokofiev

The pianist performs Albeniz's Iberia Suite and Ravel's Alborada Del Gracioso, plus works by Scarlatti and Prokofiev.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Shaw Library, Old Building

Free / 020 7955 6043

Bad Influence Band

Blues-rock by the band from Surrey.

Grey Horse, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 8541 4328

Bea Leclere Weiss

Performance by soprano Bea Leclere Weiss.

The Foundling Museum, London WC1N

Sun 28 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 7841 3600

Brand New 14/15

A six day New Year 5rhythms® gathering with Deborah Jay-Lewin, Willemijn de Dreu and Arjan Bouw. Brand New features daily taught dance classes, evening music sessions, space for shared bodywork, walks, daily access to the hot tub, a late-night Hogmanay party and one vegetarian meal per day.

Universal Hall Arts Centre, Findhorn

Mon 29 Dec

£350 (£297.50) / 01309 691661

Family Ceilidh

Scottish Country dancers, pipers and a ceilidh band help you to celebrate the new year with the family.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£7 (Family £26) / 0131 665 2240

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G-Funk

The group plays a lively and upbeat mix of funk and R&B.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Sat 27 Dec

£20 / 020 7437 9595

  • 13:30 G-Funk Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

Sun 28 Dec

£20 / 020 7437 9595

  • 13:30 G-Funk Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

Mon 29 Dec

£20 / 020 7437 9595

  • 13:30 G-Funk Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

Tue 30 Dec

£20 / 020 7437 9595

  • 13:30 G-Funk Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay directs the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra through their repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Tue 30 Dec

Hall

£29.50–£32.50 / 020 7638 8891

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 28 Dec

£24.50–£32.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 5 Apr 2015

£18–£24 / 0844 847 2325

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Last Night of the Spring Proms

Works by Ravel, Gershwin, Verdi, Puccini and more.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1

Sat 2 May 2015

£19.50–£45 / 0844 875 0073

RSNO: Handel's Messiah

The RSNO's annual performance of Handel's career-reviving blockbuster features Sophie Bevan (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor) and George Humphreys (baritone). Laurence Cummings conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£15–£35 (under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Scottish Opera: Il Trovatore

Verdi's Il trovatore is a story of family revenge with more twists and turns than a strand of fallen spaghetti, but it's all tied together with Verdi's powerful music. This revival of the 2001 production features Roland Wood, Anne Mason, Claire Rutter, Gwyn Hughes Jones and Matthew Best, and is directed by Peter Watson…

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 24 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 6000

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sun 17 May 2015

£10–£76 / 0844 871 7647

Tartan Gig 2015

Concert organised by Girlguiding Scotland for its members aged ten and over. Previous performers have included Little Mix, Conor Maynard, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott, Scouting for Girls, Cher Lloyd and The Wanted.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 9 May 2015

Clyde Auditorium

prices vary / 0141 248 3000

Trio Apaches: Debussy, Ravel, Bridge

  • Written by: Bridge

A transcription of Debussey's La Mer Bridge's Piano Trio no 2 and Ravel's Trio in A minor are performed by the world-class Apaches trio.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£20 / 01865 305305

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

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Bars & Melody

Teenage rapping duo who reached the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent after Simon Cowell pressed a special golden buzzer.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£20–£25 / 0141 332 2232

Edinburgh Quartet

Scotland's premier string quartet was founded in 1960 and maintains close relationships with composers all over the UK, as well as playing dozens of concerts a year in venues all over the world.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet; Bartok: String Quartet No 2 Op 17.

King's College Chapel, Aberdeen

Thu 26 Mar 2015

Free / 01224 641122

Music by James MacMillan.

Merchants House of Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun 2015

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

Webern's Langsamer Satz and Beethoven's Op 18 No 3.

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Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor music festival. This year's line-up features Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Siriusmodeselektor (live), Popof, Slam and Optimo.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 May 2015

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2660

Sat 30 May 2015

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2660

Glasgow Mela

For over 20 years this huge outdoor festival has been celebrating the traditions of Glasgow's many and varied immigrant communities with a mix of international music, dance, activities and stalls.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

Sun 14 Jun 2015

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Jazz sounds for a Sunday Afternoon featuring a selection of local talent playing, funk and Latin to Dixieland.

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

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