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Fab Flamenco Nights

Three artists direct from Seville – dancer Charo Cala, singer Iván Ramos and guitarist Fernando de María – perform traditional flamenco.

Henderson's @ St John's, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£12 (£10; Children £2) / 0131 229 0212

Ceilidh at The Counting House

The Annasach Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this ceilidh dance with a caller. Under 18s are welcome but must be accompanied by two adults over 25.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Jul

£8 (£6) / 07768 563 138

Fri 30 Oct

£8 (£6) / 07768 563 138

Full Metal Ceilidh 2

Robert Burns meets Metallica at this metal ceilidh.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£12 (Students £10) / 0131 558 3758

Tickets include entry to club night Keep it Steel after.

Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Aug

£25–£35

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£35

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£35

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

The Scottish folk musician performs as a duo with the English singer-songwriter.

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£13.38–£15.75 / 0131 650 4673

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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 11 Jun

£22.50–£24.50 / 01727 844488

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 2 Jun

£23–£40

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 30 Apr

£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

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Main Street Blues

This bluesy four-piece perform classics from legends such as BB King, Muddy Waters and Elmore James.

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£10 / 0141 337 2311

With Gus Munro.

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

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Le Bon Beat

Le Bon Beat is back at The 3 Compasses with another night of French Hip Hop, Old Skool to New + Rare Grooves, Big Funk & Classic Soul. Live instruments & painting performances throughout the night, this month featuring art from Hmmmbates! Free entry.

Three Compasses, London E8

Sat 2 May

Free / 0777 9003327

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 20 Jun

£19.50–£22.50 / 01727 844488

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Tue 9 Jun

£20.90 / 01738 860066

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Edinburgh Grand Opera: L'Elisir d'amore

Edinburgh Grand Opera presents Donizetti's comedy about a love potion (actually, wine) and how effective it is – or rather, how effective the characters believe it to be. Susannah Wapshott conducts; Kally Lloyd-Jones directs.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 6 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Thu 7 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Fri 8 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Sat 9 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Folk Friday

Relaxed folk night.

The Tolbooth Tavern, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 629 4500

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 629 4500

Fri 15 May

Free / 0131 629 4500

…and 31 more dates until 18 Dec

Sufjan Stevens

American singer-songwriter who came to prominence after 2000's A Sun Came. Renowned for experimenting with different styles, from electronic to lo-fi folk, Stevens' latest album is called Carrie & Lowell.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 30 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

O2 Apollo Manchester

Mon 31 Aug

£20–£35 / 0844 477 7677

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Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Thu 30 Apr

£16.50 / 028 8224 7831

Hexentanz – A Celebration Of Valpurgis Night

A celebration of Walpurgis Night, the northern European festival on which witches traditionally gather to be mutually supportive and to do, you know, witch-type things.

The Islington Metal Works, London EC1V

Thu 30 Apr

£10–£18

No trainers, t-shirts or hats, as they attract the unwelcome of night creatures. Dress in black, white or both.

Thurston Moore And Steve Noble

Legendary figure Thurston Moore will be joined by London's leading drummer Steve Noble for an evening of music.

Wild Card Brewery, London E17

Thu 11 Jun

£15; £10–£12 adv

Bingley Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Mikado

  • Written by: Gilbert

A new production by the society of Gilbert and Sullivan's Japanese-themed satirical work.

Bingley Arts Centre

Sat 25 Apr

£9–£14 / 01274 567983

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The Burlesque Ball

Fishnets and top hats galore at this series of lavish burlesque balls.

Classic Grand, Glasgow

Sat 19 Sep

£27 / 0141 847 0820

Fri 11 Dec

£27 / 0141 847 0820

Club Tropicana, Dundee

Sat 24 Oct

£27 / 01382 228181

Sat 5 Dec

£27 / 01382 228181

Dingwalls, London NW1

Sat 23 May

£22.50–£50.62 / 020 7428 0010

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Singles Night

Busy night for singles ages 30+ to mingle and meet. Smart jeans are allowed but no rips.

Bondhay Golf Club, Worksop

Fri 8 May

£4 / 01909 723608

Fri 22 May

£4 / 01909 723608

Fri 5 Jun

£4 / 01909 723608

…and 41 more dates until 30 Dec 2016

UK Subs

Legendary old school punks formed back in 1976.

100 Club, London W1D

Sat 23 May

£14 adv / 020 7636 0933

  • 19:30 – 23:00 UK Subs 100 Club, London

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Sat 9 May

£13.20 / 029 2023 2199

The Fleece, Bristol

Sat 2 May

£12 / 0117 945 0996

  • 19:00 UK Subs The Fleece, Bristol

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Memory Lane

A nostalgic journey through six decades of music from Judy Garland to the Bay City Rollers, performed by world class singers and the Memory Lane dancers.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 9 May

£14 (£13) / 0161 928 1677

The Brindley, Runcorn

Thu 7 May

£10 / 0151 907 8360

Piano Music Of Gurdjieff And De Hartmann: George Gurdjieff, Thomas De Hartmann

  • Written by: Thomas De Hartmann

The pianist Michele Thomasson performs music by Gurdjieff And De Hartmann.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Mon 25 May

£24 ( £21.60; £21.60; Children £21.60 under 16s) / 020 7766 1100

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