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Millport Country & Western Festival

A rootin' tootin' weekend of country and western gigs across several venues on the Isle of Cumbrae. Bands appearing this year include Ellis County, Paul Taylor, Stillwater, Western Express, Pete Shaw, Carson City, Donna Wylde, Smokin' Gunns, and McKenzie. Diana Dawson will host two line-dance workshops and the Silver…

Millport Town Hall

Fri 4 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

Sat 5 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

Sun 6 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

Bluegrass/Americana Jam Session

Bassist John Allan and mandolinist Wilf James host a monthly bluegrass jam session. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced pickers. Acoustic instruments only please.

Bar Gumbo, Glasgow

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0141 334 7132

Mon 25 May

Free / 0141 334 7132

Mon 29 Jun

Free / 0141 334 7132

…and 8 more dates until 29 Feb 2016

A Celebration of John Denver

Wayne Denton and a full live band play John Denver's classic country hits.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 2 May

£19.50 (£18.50) / 01292 288235

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Fri 1 May

£16 (£14) / 01506 777666

Blueflint

Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cafe Bar Contemporary, Nottingham

Fri 15 May

£8–£10

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Blueflint Cafe Bar Contemporary, Nottingham

Cumbernauld Theatre

Fri 8 May

£12 (Students £6) / 01236 732887

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Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Thu 30 Apr

£16.50 / 028 8224 7831

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Green Door - Frizzante Takeover

Once again we are at our favorite place in London –> Hackney City Farm -"a little taste of the countryside in the capital".

Hackney City Farm, London E2

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 020 7729 6381

Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes

Guitarist Albert Lee is joined by Gerry Hogan (guitar), Pete Wingfield (piano), Brian Hodgson (bass) and Peter Baron (drums) for an evening of rockabilly/country rock.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 3 May

£24 (£23) / 01527 577330

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Thu 7 May

£19–£22 / 0113 243 0808

Galeri Caernarfon

Sun 31 May

Phone for prices / 01286 685222

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Because We're Women: The Songs of Dolly Parton

All of Dolly's best are performed – think 'Coat of Many Colours', 'I Will Always Love You' and, of course, 'Jolene'.

Perth Concert Hall

Sat 1 Aug

£21 / 01738 621031

Chris Wood

Winner of five BBC Folk Awards, Chris Wood is "our best writer of contemporary folk songs" (Time Out). His songs capture the big truths in small lives and question the accepted views of modern-day living and his dry wit makes his shows a delight.

The Guildhall, Leicester

Tue 23 Jun

£13 / 0116 253 2569

  • 19:15 – 23:00 Chris Wood The Guildhall, Leicester
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Hunter Hayes

American country singer-songwriter who can play over 30 instruments. Bet he's including the triangle in that.

The Institute, Birmingham

Sat 23 May

The Library

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 844 0444

KOKO, London NW1

Thu 21 May

£18.50 / 0870 432 5527

Manchester Academy

Mon 25 May

£16.25 / 0161 275 2930

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Lisa McHugh

Country singer from Glasgow.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Thu 28 May

£20 / 028 6632 5440

The Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown

Thu 14 May

£20 / 02886 769949

  • 20:00 Lisa McHugh The Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Fri 15 May

£20 / 02837 521821

Michael English

Lilting pop and soul by the Irish singer-songwriter and pianist.

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Wed 13 May

£19 / 01387 381196

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

Fri 19 Jun

£22 / 01630 654444

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Thu 14 May

£18.50 / 01289 330999

With Matt Leavy.

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Open Mic and Musicians Jam Night

The house band host an open mic and jam evening with full PA system, amplifiers, drum kit and even some instruments provided.

The Woodhouse Inn, Worksop

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 01909 472747

Thu 7 May

Free / 01909 472747

Thu 14 May

Free / 01909 472747

…and 23 more dates until 22 Oct

Panic Anchor

Glasgow alt country duo.

Bloc+, Glasgow

Tue 5 May

Free / 0141 574 6066

With Easy October and John Mclinden.

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Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour

Multi-award winning, American singer-songwriter.

Hyde Park, London W2

Sat 27 Jun

£55

Manchester Arena

Wed 24 Jun

£55–£67.50 / 0844 847 8000

5th Ciderfest With The Mangledwurzels

An all-day cider festival with Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western entertainment from The Mangledwurzels!

The Owl, Chippenham

Sat 23 May

Free

Ags Connolly

Trad country singer who describes his genre as 'Ameripolitan' and whose influences range from Johnny Cash to Loudon Wainwright III.

Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

Wed 27 May

£10; £8 adv / 01225 461700

Al-Maranca And The Round Coloured Note

Al-Maranca and The Round Coloured Note evoke an exciting fusion of zippy funk, sensuous Mediterranean, Middle East orient, and tribal West African music and Blues.

Jamboree, London E1W

Wed 27 May

£4 / 07713 867881

Alabama 3

Characterful blend of southern-fried preachifying, dancefloor-friendly beats and a whole lotta love.

The Fleece, Bristol

Tue 26 May

£16.50 adv / 0117 945 0996

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Thu 25 Jun

£19–£20.10 / 01422 351158

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Alan Tyler

The Rockingbirds frontman and his outfit play country music.

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Fri 1 May

£8 / 020 7485 9899

Angaleena Presley

American country singer and member of Pistol Annies.

The Borderline, London W1D

Thu 30 Jul

£18.50 / 0870 060 3777

Night & Day, Manchester

Mon 27 Jul

£12 / 0161 236 4597

The Tunnels, Bristol

Tue 28 Jul

£16.50 / 0845 177 0801

Anna Mitchell

The Irish singer songwriter plays American roots music with support from Dan Whitehouse and James Hodder.

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Wed 3 Jun

£9 / 020 7485 9899

Annabelle Chvostek

Solo tour from Chvostek, who was formerly one third of Canadian singing trio The Wailin' Jennys.

Abington Village Hall

Sat 16 May

£12 / 07795 454568

The Admiral, Glasgow

Tue 19 May

£11.47–£13.50 / 0141 221 7705

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Tue 12 May

£10 / 020 7485 9899

Anne McCue

The award-winning singer-songwriter who hails from Sydney, performs her alternative country material.

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Thu 9 Jul

£15 adv / 020 7485 9899

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