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The East End Social's Last Big Weekend

The East End Social festival wraps up its inaugural programme with a two day musical extravaganza. Sat sees live performances from Mogwai, Fuck Buttons, James Holden, The Wedding Present, Young Fathers, Swervedriver and Holy Mountain. On Sun Optimo and Numbers take over with Hudson Mohawke, Jeff Mills, James Murphy…

Richmond Park, Cambuslang

Sat 30 Aug

£38.50 (Weekend ticket £70)

Part of East End Social.

Sun 31 Aug

£38.50 (weekend ticket £70)

Part of East End Social.

Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 28 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Electric Fields

One day music festival set in the Dumfriesshire hills, with a focus on Scottish talent. The line-up for 2014 includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, Fatherson, The LaFontaines, Stanley Odd, Honeyblood, Vigo Thieves, Prides, Anderson McGinty Webster & Fisher, Neon Waltz, Miaoux Miaoux, Bombskare, United Fruit, Woodenbox…

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sat 30 Aug

£27 / 01848 331555

The Original Oatly BREAK-FEST

WHO: Kyla La Grange, Marigold and Urban Cone WHAT: Kaninhoppning, music and breakfast galore

Brockwell Park, London SE24

Sat 30 Aug

Free

  • 10:30 – 16:30

The Summer Isles Festival

The third Summer Isles Festival organised by Mairearad Green and featuring live performances from Halcyon, Hunter & the Bear, Rura & Adam Holmes and harpist Rachel Newton (The Shee). There's also the annual ceilidh dance alongside music workshops, crafts, art and cookery demonstrations.

Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie

Sat 30 Aug

£20 (£15; Children £5)

  • 12:00 – 00:00
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The Barbie™ and The Secret Door Singing Academy

If your little one's renditions of the 'Birthday Song' from Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses isn't what it might be, don't miss this chance to enrol her (or him) in this Barbie™ Singing Academy for kids aged 3–8, and witness how the power of Barbie™ can unlock your child's vocal potential.

Baypoint Club, Sandwich

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01304 613 022

  • 09:00

Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield

Sat 30 Aug

Free

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Broadlands Academy, Bristol

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01179 864791

  • 09:00

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King Creosote

Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.

Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Wed 8 Oct

£16.87 / 0844 888 4411

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

The Singing Kettle: Jungle Party

Dress as your favourite jungle animal and get ready to join in with fave songs such as 'Do Your Ears Hang Low', 'Bear Hunt' and 'Leap Frog' at this fun packed Kettle show.

Arainn Fhinn, Portree

Sat 20 Sep

£12 (Family £44) / 01478 613649

  • 13:00

Barrfields Theatre, Largs

Sun 31 Aug

£11 (Family £40) / 01475 689777

  • 13:00

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£11 (£40) / 0141 577 4956

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

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Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle

Sat 13 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30
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Bluegrass Music Festival 2014

A weekend of Bluegrass, old-time, Americana and country music, from home-grown and international talent including Dale Ann Bradley, Love Canon, 4 Wheel Drive and Robirohi.

Ulster American Folk Park, Castletown, Omagh

Fri 29 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 14:00 – 00:00

Sat 30 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

£65 / 028 8224 3292

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Organ Concert

The West of England Theatre Organ Society presents an organ concert by Nigel Ogden on the only Compton theatre pipe organ in an Odeon cinema outside of London.

Odeon Weston Super Mare

Sun 14 Sep

0871 22 44 007

Sun 16 Nov

0871 22 44 007

606 Gospel Group

The ten-piece gospel ensemble perform.

606 Club, London SW10

Sun 19 Oct

£10 / 020 7352 5953

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Sun 31 Aug

£16 / 01873 850805

  • 14:30

Melville Theatre, Abergavenny

Sun 31 Aug

£16 / 01873 850805

  • 14:30

Acoustic Sunday

An afternoon of music, magic and comedy – the unique surroundings of the crypt contrasting with a relaxed, fiesta spirit.

St Peter's Church Crypt, London N1

Sun 7 Sep

Free; £6 meal deal before 4pm

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free; £6 meal deal before 4pm

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free; £6 meal deal before 4pm

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Sun 7 Dec

Free; £6 meal deal before 4pm

  • 14:00 – 20:00

Alan Hunter

Folk singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Free

  • 15:30
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Blu Velvet

Classic jazz and the great American songbook from vocalist Carol Stirrat.

Browns Bar & Brasserie, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 4442

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

  • 4 stars

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30
…and 13 more dates until 13 Sep

Daphna Sadeh & The Voyagers

The versatile and acclaimed composer and double bassist Daphna Sadeh will perform her music with her group the Voyagers.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Sun 21 Sep

£15 / 020 7437 9595

  • 13:30

Futtocks

Martin Boland and Eddy Hanson play folk songs on fiddle and guitar.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

  • 15:30

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 15:30

Sun 14 Sep

Free

  • 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

Glasgow Singing Contest

A contest to find the UK's best singer, duo, vocal group or rapper.

City Halls, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

£5 / 0141 353 8000

  • 09:00 – 18:00
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Great Malvern Rock Choir

The Malvern Rock Choir is led by local musician Helen Just. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Malvern and wider Worcestershire area. We are part of the pioneering Rock Choir singing groups. We often team up with the other local Worcestershire choirs…

The Lyttelton Well, Malvern

Wed 17 Sep

£25 a month, free taster / 01684 573702

Wed 24 Sep

£25 a month, free taster / 01684 573702

Wed 1 Oct

£25 a month, free taster / 01684 573702

…and 27 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

The Halle

  • Directed by: Jamie Phillips (cond)

One of the UK's top symphonic ensembles.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Wed 15 Oct

£11–£37 / 0844 907 9000

Brahms - Piano Concerto No.1

  • 14:15 – 16:20

Sun 14 Dec

£19 (Children £11 under 17s) / 0844 907 9000

A seasonal concert for families and children that includes a range of activities.

  • 15:00

Sat 20 Dec

£17–£40 / 0844 907 9000

Stephen Bell conducts a selection of seasonal music.

  • 15:00

Sun 21 Dec

£17–£40 / 0844 907 9000

Stephen Bell conducts a selection of seasonal music and carols.

  • 15:00

Homecoming Celebration

Celebrating the year of Homecoming Scotland with the likes of Strathspey Fiddlers, Garioch Blend, Eddie Rose and more.

Duthie Park, Aberdeen

Sun 7 Sep

£8 (£6; Children £3; Family £20)

  • 13:30 – 17:00

Joan Armatrading

Multi award-winning, MBE awarded artist with a sublime voice, playing self-penned soul and sophisticated pop from her impressive back catalogue.

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich

Sun 16 Nov

£29.50 / 01603 628477

Jock'n'Roll

Twenty singers and musicians play over 50 Scottish classics for a big singalong featuring ‘My Old Man’s a Dustman’, ‘Tiny Bubbles’, ‘Flower of Scotland’, ‘Delilah’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’, ’500 Miles’, ‘Shout’, 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’ and many more.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

£15–£18 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00
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