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The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Once again The Frog and Pressure pool their resources to bring you the Riverside Festival. The line-up on Sat includes 2ManyDJs, Vitalic (live), Pan-Pot, Slam, Tiga, Matthew Dear, Derrick May, Felix da Housecat and Andrew Weatherall. Sun features Jamie Jones, Laurent Garnier. Visonquest, DJ Sneak bank-to-back with…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 3 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

Sun 4 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

The Solid Silver 60s Show 2014

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Vanity Fare, Chris Montez, Chris Farlow and Brian Poole & the Tremelos.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sun 4 May

£23–£30 / 0844 871 7645

The Wee Chill

The boutique dance and live music festival features performances from Admiral Fallow, Washington Irving, The Little Kicks, Call To Mind, Poor Things, Atom Tree, Konx-Om-Pax and Lee Watson. The Wee Chill also hosts a Christmas market, record fair, short film cinema and street food cartel's Christmas extravaganza.

SWG3, Glasgow

Tue 21 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

Wed 22 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

BBC SSO: Runnicles Conducts Mahler 9

Towards the end of the Cold War, the late Lewis Thomas wrote that listening to Mahler's Symphony No 9 made him think about 'death everywhere, the dying of everything, the end of humanity'. There's no doubt that Mahler had something similar in mind, even if he did his best to complete a tenth symphony before bacterial…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£10.50–£26.50 / 0131 228 1155

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

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

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 14 Sep

£12.50 (£11) / 01293 553636

  • 15:00

Sun 5 Oct

£12.50 (£11) / 01293 553636

  • 15:00

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50 (£11) / 01293 553636

  • 15:00

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Sun 8 Jun

£19.50 (£18.50; £18.50) / 01502 533200

  • 15:00

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 6 Jun

£22.40–£23.90 / 0844 871 7645

  • 15:00

Sun 6 Jul

£19.50–£21 / 0844 871 7645

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The Spirit of Jazz

Dick Lee and Brian Kellock examine the world of jazz through music, stories and chat across eight weekly sessions.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£12 per session; £64 for 8 weeks / 0131 558 8844

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 6 May

£12 per session; £64 for 8 weeks / 0131 558 8844

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Tue 13 May

£12 per session; £64 for 8 weeks / 0131 558 8844

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 17 Jun

David Scheel

David Scheel is a renowned concert pianist who now present shows sending up classical music styles.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 11 May

£10 (£8) / 01592 583302

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 country.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 8 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Smetana's Quartet No 1 and Dvorak's Waltzes, Op 54.

  • 12:45

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major K285, Hans Gál's Clarinet Quintet and Flute Quintet, and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 44 no 1. Featuring guest soloists Juliette Bausor (flute) and Maximiliano Martin (clarinet).

  • 15:30

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 15 Jun

£15 (£12; students & children £5) / 0131 228 1155

Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major K285, featuring guest flautist Juliette Bausor; Hans Gál's Clarinet Quintet and Flute Quintet, and Mendelssohn's Quartet in D major, Op 44, No 1. Guests are Juliette Bausor (flute) and Maximiliano Martin (clarinet).

  • 15:30

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Wee Jaunt

Detour organise a magical mystery tour through Edinburgh, stopping off for performances in weird and out of the way places, gig venues and back rooms. Venues and line-up are kept under wraps until the day and tickets are very limited, see detour-scotland.com for more info.

Secret Location, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

Yayo Caceres's Workshops: Ron Lala: The Rhythm

Work from a rhythmic and musical perspective to acquire pace and natural performance in the interpretation of characters in every scene.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Fri 23 May

Studio 3

£10 (£7) / 02082 371111

  • 11:00
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The Big Chris Barber Band

Tireless veteran trombonist and his ten-piece band playing traditional jazz.

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Sun 10 Aug

£18.50 / 01874 611622

  • 13:30

The O'Cajunals

Folk, Rock & Blues with a Cajun twist! Rod and Joe provide a wide repertoire of great old time favourites and new folk music influenced by a wealth of different cultures. Enthusiastic about real ale? Clockwork Beer Company is a must for you.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sun 18 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Bless 'Em All

A tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow with all the great songs and music of the 1940s.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Mon 19 May

£10 / 0844 854 2776

  • 14:00

The Brindley, Runcorn

Tue 3 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:30

Capitol, Horsham

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 / 01403 750 220

  • 14:30

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Dum Dum Girls

Buzzsaw guitars and girl group harmonies from this Californian band.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sun 4 May

£30 / 0113 275 2411

String Driven Thing

String Driven Thing are a folk rock band from Scotland, originally formed in the 1960s and led by husband and wife Chris Adams and Pauline Adams and featuring the electric violin of Graham Smith. This is a rare chance to see them up close & personal!

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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Camac Harp Day

Harpists Milda Agazarian and Vasilisa Lushchevskaya in recital.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 9 May

£11 (£8.50) / 0141 332 5057

Junior Conservatoire: Percussion Extravaganza

Young percussion students in recital.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 3 May

£4 (£3) / 0141 332 5057

Makoto Ozone in Recital

Makoto Ozone (piano) plays classical and jazz pieces.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

£11 (£8.50) / 0141 332 5057

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Norma Greig French Song Prize

Competition for young singers specialising in the French mélodie.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

£4 (£3) / 0141 332 5057

Plug 2: The Wall flowers

RCS head of guitar Allan Neave has dubbed instruments such as guitar, harp and piano 'wallflowers' because they so seldom get to play with other instruments. Here, new compositions by Rory Commerford, Oliver Newman, Kristaps Cukurs, J Simon van der Walt and Alex Mackay give them a chance to do just that.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

Part of Plug.

Plug 4: Fridays at One

Garth Knox (viola) and a to-be-confirmed violinist play new music by Aran Browning, Euan Ferguson, Dinah Wolfe, Henry McPherson and Kevan O'Reilly.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

£11 (£8.50) / 0141 332 5057

Part of Plug.

Strings on Show

Showcase for string musicians.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 12 May

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

The Lark above the Trenches

Music to commemorate the outbreak of WW I.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

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