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Paolo Nutini

The Ivor Novello Award-winning Paisley pop singer-songwriter. Paolo Nutini's first album These Streets, which included hits 'Jenny Don't Be Hasty' and 'New Shoes', was released in 2006 and peaked at number three in the UK chart. In his early days Nutini supported The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall and…

LG Arena, Birmingham

Wed 5 Nov

£35 / 0844 338 8000

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 24 Oct

£35 / 0844 493 6666

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Fri 31 Oct

£35 / 02920 224488

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Patria

A look at the physical and cultural impact the Spanish Civil War had on the country through the music of Federico García Lorca.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 27 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 28 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Paul Lewis

The internationally-acclaimed concert pianist plays a selection of Beethoven's piano sonata cycles including Piano Sonata in E Op 109,  Piano Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 ‘Moonlight’, Piano Sonata in E flat Op 27 No 1 and  Piano Sonata in C minor Op111*.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Peter Gabriel

The innovative ex-Genesis frontman presents his latest audio-visual spectacular which includes a performance of his iconic album So in its entirety. The veteran rocker rose to fame as lead singer of Genesis where he was known for wearing elaborate costumes on stage including his 'batwings' for the band's usual opening…

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Mon 8 Dec

£51.75 / 0844 477 9000

LG Arena, Birmingham

Fri 28 Nov

£40.95–£52.45 / 0844 338 8000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 7 Dec

£40.25–£51.75 / 0844 800 0400

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Pond Floyd

Pink Floyd tribute band.

Bannerman's, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£7 / 0131 556 3254

  • 20:00

Beat Generator Live, Dundee

Sat 2 Aug

£9 / 01382 229226

  • 20:00
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The Port Brothers

Four-piece Yorkshire-based classic rock covers band.

New Roscoe, Leeds

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0113 246 0778

  • 20:00

Prom 48: Classical Tectonics: Schumann, Leifs, Haukur Tomasson, Beethoven

  • Directed by: Ilan Volkov (cond)
  • Written by: Beethoven

Ilan Volkov conducts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra with Jonothan Biss on piano to perform Haukur Tomasson's Magma, Schumann's Concerto For Piano In A Minor, Leifs's Geysir and Beethoven's Symphony No 5 In C Minor.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Fri 22 Aug

£7.50–£34; £3.75–£17 disabled (Children £3.75–£17 under 18s) / 020 7589 8212

  • 19:30

Queen Christina

Queen Christina plays a live gig.

Theatre Collection, Above The Lord Stanley Pub, London NW1

Thu 24 Jul

£7 / 07966 597190

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Randolph's Leap

Indie folk collective from Glasgow that manages to squeeze eight members on stage each night.

Bowlers Bar, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

£10 / 0141 556 1857

With State Broadcasters, Skinny Dipper, BMX Bandits and Meursault. Part of East End Social.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£35–£45 / 0131 226 4224

With Tuff Love.

RM Hubbert with Emma Pollock

Scottish Album of the Year award winner RM Hubbert is joined by former Delgado and Chemikal Underground labelmate Emma Pollock for this unmissable solo/duo double-bill. 'Emotionally gripping' (Mojo). 'Mesmeric' (Guardian). Age category: 14+

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Queen's Hall

£14 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: Mahler’s Symphony No 6

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin take on Mahler's symphony, which is sometimes called the 'Tragic'.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

RSNO and BBC SSO Featuring Nicola Benedetti

In a rare chance to see two major orchestras sharing a stage, Martyn Brabbins conducts Maxwell Geddes' Fanfare – Let Glasgow Flourish; 'Jupiter' from Holst's The Planets; Bruch's Scottish Fantasy (excerpt); Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; MacCunn's Land of the Mountain and the Flood; Burns arr Campbell's My Love Is…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 26 Jul

£5 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Classics Marathon Day.

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.

The Harlequin, Redhill

Sat 27 Sep

£16.50–£18.50 / 01737 276500

  • 19:30

The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage

Fri 22 Aug

£20 (Children £10) / 01929 422239

  • 19:30 – 22:00

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 13 Sep

£20 / 0870 606 3500

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Simple Minded

Tributes to 80s Scots pop rockers Simple Minds.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£8 / 0131 226 4224

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Sir John Holt

The influential sexagenerian reggae master brings the good vibes to London in the company of fellow Jamaican singer Freddie McGregor as they honour 52 years of Jamaican independence. Holt was a singer and composer in Jamaica's premier vocal group The Paragons during the sixties. In 1968 Holt embarked on a solo career…

IndigO2, London SE10

Sat 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 220 0260

Solomon’s Knot: L’Ospedale

  • Directed by: James Halliday

James Halliday directs the company's performance of the anonymous 17th-century musical satire on doctors and hospitals

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Fri 17 Oct

Peter Pears Recital Room

£6; £3 Under 27s

  • 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Peter Pears Recital Room

£6; £3 Under 27s

  • 18:00

Sound to Sea

Glasgow event makers Cryptic celebrate 20 years with a banger of a party featuring over 150 performers, including Treacherous Orchestra, Rachel Sermanni, Miaoux Miaoux, Tigerstyle and more. The 'night-time musical extravaganza' takes place over two summer nights along the River Clyde and quayside, with further…

River Clyde

Fri 1 Aug

Free (ticketed) / 0141 420 5003

Part of Glasgow. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 21:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free (ticketed) / 0141 420 5003

Part of Glasgow. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 21:30

Steady State Regime

Progressive indie rock sounds from SSR.

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1757

With Royal Edinburgh Music and The Dirty Wurks.

  • 19:00

Stuart Ryan

Regarded as one of the UK's finest fingerstyle guitarists, Stuart Ryan began his professional career in 2002 when he was awarded Guitarist Magazine's 'Acoustic Guitarist of the Year.

Manor Farm Barn, Chipping Norton

Sat 16 Aug

£15 / 07894 703985

  • 19:45 – 21:45
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Sunday Blues Afternoon: Kris Dollimore, Hat Fitz and Cara, Coco Montoya Band

Old time hill country and delta blues with a soulful twist, with Australian blues-man, Hat Fitz and Irish singer, Cara Robinson. Del Amitri’s guitarist, Kris Dollimore is a mean country blues guitarist and singer. Long time John Mayall Blues Breaker, Coco Montoya's singing is completely commanding; "his strat leads rage…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Spiegeltent

£13.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Magic Quest

Theatre Alba Someone wants to stop the bairns from playing and having fun in the beautiful gardens. Join the magical and mythical folk who live there and want to stop them. You can help by searching for clues, singing songs and having fun on the way. An outdoor promenade play with live music in simple Scots. For ages 4…

Duddingston Kirk Manse Garden, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

The Garden

£6 / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

The Garden

£6 / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

The Garden

£6 / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 10 Aug

Tom Davis International Trio

Tom Davis Ohio based jazz guitarist Tom Davis returns to his adopted home in Edinburgh with swinging Italian drummer Davide Rinaldi and friends, playing straight-ahead standards and originals from his new album, his music influenced by guitar greats Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Kenny Burrell. ‘[Davis has] an…

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Main Floor

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Floor

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 4298

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ute Lemper and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The German singer joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for an evening of songs by Kurt Weill and Marlene Dietrich.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

We Love The 90s

The band plays covers from the 1990s.

The Pines Hotel & Restaurant, Chorley

Fri 25 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £28 / 01772 338551

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