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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

£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

The Showstoppers: Improvised Musical

Audience suggestions become an all-singing, all-dancing show as the comedy troupe create a brand new musical from scratch at every performance.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Wed 17 Jun

£16.50

Ceilidh Mhor

Lively ceilidh.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Ceilidh Mhor Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Ceilidh Mhor Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 May

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Ceilidh Mhor Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh
…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun

Big Screen Trio

The outfit plays jazz reinterpretations of silver screen classics.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 220 4298

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

The Art School, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£9–£11

Big Fat Balkan Bash as the club celebrates eight years with special guests Kumpania Algazarra.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£9–£11 / 0131 558 3758

Big Fat Balkan Bash as the club celebrates eight years with special guests Kumpania Algazarra.

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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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Dr Feelgood

Rhythm'n'blues veterans from the 70s, whose unhinged sound inspired the early punk acts, but who now have the dubious honour of no longer featuring any original members.

The Flower Pot, Derby

Sat 5 Dec

£16.50

Soul Stew

Strictly 45s only night playing funk, blues, R&B, Northern soul and jump jive.

Proud Camden, London NW1

Fri 1 May

£6.95 / 0207 482 3867

With Snowboy and Adrian Gibson.

Richard Elliot

Scottish born, LA raised jazz soul and funk saxman performs with his US band, keyboardist Ron Reinhardt, drummer Third Richardson, guitarist Randy Jacobs and bassist Nate Philips.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Fri 1 May

£29.50 / 020 7437 9595

Sat 2 May

£29.50 / 020 7437 9595

Spoony's House

DJ Spoony plays house, garage, funk and disco.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Fri 24 Apr

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 29 May

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 26 Jun

£10 / 0844 847 2514

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Dive!

Eclectic underground queer party, blending spoken word, live music and comedy with a kaleidoscopic soundtrack and a filthy disco to finish.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Dive is back with a little help from London’s finest purveyors of decadent performance parties – Abattoir.
Expect the usual weirdo cabaret, live acts, art installations and dirty disco with a little extra blood and guts thrown in.
With your host, singer, video/live artist, compere and general weirdo Miss Annabel Sings.
Live performance from: London’s sordid pop superstar Krista Papista, rope/aerial from Torture Garden’s Skinnyredhead, drag superstars Miss Fedora Veronica Homburg and Alice Rabbit.
Music by Dive resident Modifier, Rufus&Bambi – expect House/Italo/Space/Deep/Acid/Electro/Techno/Tropical/Ambient.

Jamie Scott

Laid back and soulful acoustic sets.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 01:30 Jamie Scott The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Mon 4 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 01:30 Jamie Scott The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Paraphernalia

Monthly night of poetry, performance, film, music and more.

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Fri 24 Apr

£1 / 0141 357 7246

This month's event features performances and readings by Gordon Douglas, Alex Rathbone and Richard Taylor. Moving image work by Erik Osberg and Urara Tsuchiya.

Rock'n'Roll Cover Band

Start the weekend with some classic rock anthems.

Maggie May's, Glasgow

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 0141 548 1350

Fri 1 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

Fri 8 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

…and 30 more dates until 4 Dec

Seasick Steve

Vagrant American bluesman accompanying himself on a two-stringed guitar, wooden box and other handmade instruments.

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Sat 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 023 8063 2601

York Barbican

Thu 23 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

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The Southmartins

A tribute band dedicated to performing pop and indie-rock covers originally played by The Housemartins and The Beautiful South.

The Flower Pot, Derby

Sat 2 May

£11

An Alternative Gathering of the Tribes

LGL Promotions present unsigned rock and alternative bands from around London.

The Rafters, Maidstone

Fri 24 Apr

£4.50–£5 / 07925 773041

Slam Cartel

Chambers | Chilly Gonzales

All-round piano virtuoso and entertainer Gonzales teams up with the Kaiser Quartett to present his hotly anticipated new project Chambers performing material inspired by Bach to Daft Punk and much in between. Gonzo re-imagines chamber music as if it were today’s pop, with his array of rap, classical, ambient and more.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 9 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Charles Mcpherson

Jazz alto saxophone virtuoso, Charles Mcpherson, plays his own compositions and arrangements.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Fri 24 Apr

£18 / 020 7437 9595

Sat 25 Apr

£18 / 020 7437 9595

Chassol

A performance fusing and harmonising stunning visuals and rhythmic motifs into a filmic/musical whole.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Tue 19 May

£14

  • 22:00 – 23:30 Chassol Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich
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Georgie Fame

Legendary jazz, soul and r'n'b keyboardist who's worked with Muddy Waters, Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Fri 8 May

£35; £62 incl meal (£26; £53 incl meal) / 02380 613989

The Jam House, Birmingham

Wed 6 May

Phone for prices

The Gorms

Upbeat Scottish/Irish music.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh
…and 32 more dates until 18 Dec

Kerry Ellis: Live & Unplugged

The singer and musical theatre actress, who was recently on stage as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, performs an intimate set of reinterpretations of songs from her shows plus a few surprises.

Prince Of Wales Theatre, London W1D

Thu 7 May

Delfont Room

£22–£27.50; £12.50 standing / 0844 482 5115

Muckle Flugga

Trad Scottish music from this ceilidh band.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

Mon 4 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

Mon 11 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 33 more dates until 28 Dec

Nate And The Dogs

The band plays rock and pop covers.

Duck & Drake, Leeds

Sat 16 May

Free / 0113 246 5806

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