After 5pm, Music

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UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tue 12 May 2015

£32.50 / 01223 357851

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Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 21 Dec

£26.50–£36.50 / 0844 800 0400

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£22.50 / 01527 577330

Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn, Cheltenham

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£25

Britannia Theatre, Chatham

Wed 20 May 2015

£23.50 / 07891 149254

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 07989 508436

What difference does it make? With Don Paterson, Leo Condie, Rebecca Green, The Craic Where the Light Gets In, and Carly Brown.

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Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

One of the masters of Scottish contemporary folk is joined by a selection of special guests (including Eddi Reader, Karen Mathieson, John McCusker, Kris Drever and Ian Carr) for a showcase of modern and traditional Christmas music.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Dec

£24.20 / 01224 641122

Perth Concert Hall

Sun 21 Dec

£21 / 01738 621031

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£24.50 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 28 Dec

£24 / 01903 206206

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 2 Jun 2015

£28–£40

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Big Girls Don't Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Oh what a night you'll have at this tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, with all the hits from 'Sherry' to 'Grease is the Word'.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£11.50–£23 / 01970 623 232

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£19.75–£27.50 / 02476 553055

IndigO2, London SE10

Fri 20 Nov 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 220 0260

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Hogmanay Ceilidh

Ceilidh into the new year with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

£8 / 0131 339 5374

Swing Into Christmas 2014

Jonathan Wyatt and his Big Band perform a selection seasonal material.

The Forum, Norwich

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01603 727950

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BAaD Christmas Night Oot

A big old Christmas night out with dancing and carry on from the Jim Jam Ceilidh Band, plus David Weaver on the decks.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£6–£8

The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£10 / 0141 353 0220

Ages 12+.

Sat 27 Dec

£10 / 0141 353 0220

Ages 12+.

OPM, Swift Manouver, Emmett Brown

The Californian outfit plays a blend of ska-punk, rock and rap who gave the world novelty hit 'Heaven is a Halfpipe'.

Bannerman's, Edinburgh

Wed 6 May 2015

£11 / 0131 556 3254

Soulsville

A night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Club Noir's New Year’s Eve Burlesque

Two tartan-tinged burlesque shows at this reliable staple of the Glasgow scene, while DJ Loveless and David Stone play vintage and modern music. Dress up is actively encouraged, but no jeans or trainers.

O2 Academy Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£20.50 / 0844 477 2000

2014's celebrations also include Michelle McManus, Russian Cossack dancers, drag artist Ida Barr and a ceilidh band.

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Dunedin Consort: Handel's Messiah

The Dunedin Consort's rendering of Handel's landmark oratorio has received rave reviews over the years, and the consort's 2006 recording of it won a Gramophone award. Here the ensemble gives its annual performance of the work, led by director John Butt.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£25 / 0131 668 2019

The Cathedral Church Of St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0191 232 1939

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

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

Wed 8 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Family Carol Concert

  • Directed by: Richard Laing (cond)

Nottingham Harmonic Choir, conducted by Richard Laing and accompanied by the Thoresby Colliery Band present a concert of well-loved Christmas carols.

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£17 / 0115 989 5555

Nottingham Harmonic Choir conducted by Richard Laing and accompanied by Thoresby Colliery Band present a programme of well-loved Christmas carols, celestial carol settings and solos from the band.

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The Caves Edinburgh Hogmanay Party

Bring in 2015 in one of the city's most unique clubbing venues. Expect a ceilidh, choons old and new, and bags of fun to welcome in the new year.

The Caves, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£15 / 0131 557 8989

Celebration Choir: Come Messiah King

The Celebration Choir are joined by a 20-piece orchestra as they celebrate the Christmas story.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Lomond Auditorium

£22.50 / 0141 248 3000

Daniel Smith

Boogie woogie bluesy jazzy piano stuff.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 220 4298

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 220 4298

Candlelit Concert in St Giles' Cathedral

A musical journey from Christmas to New Year with works by Vaughan Williams, Bach and Mozart.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£16.50 / 0844 573 8455

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Bring in the bells with traditional music and dancing featuring The Ardoch Ceilidh Band and piper, also includes a dram and haggis.

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£37.50 / 0141 559 5902

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