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The Essence Of Ireland

  • Directed by: Ross Mils
  • Written by: Susie Parsley

Traditional Irish dance and music show, following the tale of Sean Dempsey and Cora McGowen, friends who are forced apart when Sean moves to New York to find work, and their ongoing friendship through their letters.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Fri 24 Apr

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01323 412000

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Wed 29 Apr

£21.50; £5 early bird (£19.50) / 01553 764864

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Mon 20 Apr

£22 / 01792 475715

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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

Fri 24 Apr

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

Sat 25 Apr

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

The Forget-Me-Not Concert

A gala evening of entertainment in aid of the Alzheimer's Society, featuring artists from the world of dance, musical theatre, opera and television.

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Sun 19 Apr

£25 / 01242 258002

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

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

The Empire, Middlesbrough

Sat 28 Nov

£27 / 01642 253553

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Jaleo Flamenco: A Compas

High energy, traditional Mediterranean dance, complete with music and vocals.

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 22 May

£15 (£13) / 01704 533333

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Fri 12 Jun

The Beacon Theatre

£16 / 01475 723723

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Wed 3 Jun

£18 / 0845 5218 218

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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

ABBA Chique

All the hits in this tribute to Sweden's most enduringly popular export.

Brookside Theatre, Romford

Fri 10 Jul

£17 / 01708 755 775

  • 20:00 – 22:30 ABBA Chique Brookside Theatre, Romford

Blitz Party on No Man's Fort

Step back in time with this vintage dinner and dance at an original fort in sea off Portsmouth. The evening includes a champagne reception, boat ride, dinner and a night of jazz from Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm. War glamour attire is encouraged.

Solent Forts, Portsmouth

Sat 9 May

£150 / 0330 333 7222

Boogie Party Night

Enjoy a three-course dinner, a live band performance and finish with a disco. Plus, you can dress for the occasion in your finest clothes from your favourite era.

Erskine Bridge Hotel

Sat 23 May

£21 / 0141 812 0123

Dirty Dancing theme

Fri 24 Jul

£21 / 0141 812 0123

Take That theme

Fri 21 Aug

£21 / 0141 812 0123

Tom Jones theme

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The Cuban Brothers

An evening with the comic Latin funkmeisters.

Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, London W10

Fri 5 Jun

£6 / 020 8969 0098

Dave Pearce

The granddaddy (no really, at his age …) of trance Dave Pearce dishes up some of his anthemic beats.

Aquarium, Lowestoft

Sat 19 Dec

£11 / 01502 573533

Death From Above 1979

The reunion continues for the Canadian dance punk duo who reunited in 2011.

Concorde 2, Brighton

Sun 28 Jun

prices vary / 01273 673311

An Evening Of Live Flamenco with Alvaro Guarnido

Dancers including Alvaro Guarnido perform flamenco routines with live music.

ArtHouse Crouch End, London N8

Sun 26 Apr

£20 / 020 8245 3099

Flying Lotus

The Los Angeles-based producer, Steven Ellison, performs his dance originals.

Manchester Academy

Thu 30 Apr

£20 / 0161 275 2930

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Tue 28 Apr

£22.50 / 0141 332 2232

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Fri 1 May

£44.43 / 0844 477 2000

With Shabazz Palaces and Kutmah.

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Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Forget the many Jersey Boys tribute shows and revel in the real falsetto as Frankie Valli performs classic hits from 'Walk Like a Man' to 'Beggin''.

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 3 Jul

£45–£55 / 0844 576 3000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 4 Jul

£45–£55 / 0844 248 1585

LG Arena, Birmingham

Thu 2 Jul

£45–£55 / 0844 338 8000

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Galaxians

The electro band performs with support from Teej.

Birthdays, London N16

Fri 17 Jul

Free / 020 7923 1680

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Galaxians Birthdays, London

Hackney Colliery Band

Funky East London-based brass band that does drum & bass and Prodigy covers.

The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Fri 8 May

£15 / 01484 689759

Khon

A visually spectacular meeting point of Thai arts and culture featuring singing, dancing, acting, acrobatics and music.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Thu 18 Jun

£16.80–£22.40 / 020 7589 8212

Ladies Night Out

No boys allowed at this ladies night with a three course dinner, a lively performance by a flamboyant drag queen, male entertainers, pampering spa products, salon services and a disco to dance the night away.

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester

Fri 22 May

£49–£99 / 0845 400 0003

Fri 20 Nov

£49; £99 includes the event, overnight stay with full English breakfast and full use of The Leisure Club facilities / 0845 400 0003

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Let's Ceilidh!!

Join the Robert Fish Band for an evening of music and dance.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£10 (under 12s £6) / 0131 667 0592

Portico

Contemporary not-really-jazz-at-all from the London-based improvisation/electronica group, whose sound features the tuned percussion instrument known as the Hang.

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Tue 28 Apr

£12 / 01214 442081

  • 20:00 Portico Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

The Haunt, Brighton

Sun 19 Apr

£15

Kazimier, Liverpool

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 07718 933164

With Snow Ghosts.

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Positive Help: 25th Birthday Ceilidh

A ceilidh, tribal belly dancing, raffle and buffet to celebrate 25 years of Positive Help, which supports adults and children living with HIV and Hepatitis C. Funds raised to towards supporting their work.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£15 inc buffet / 0131 667 7533

Ruff Ceilidhs

Traditional dancing in various set formations mixing ceilidh, country and barn dancing with a caller to guide you through the steps.

University Hospital Of Wales, Cardiff

Sat 10 Oct

£10 (£8)

  • 20:00 – 23:30 Ruff Ceilidhs University Hospital Of Wales, Cardiff

Sat 14 Nov

£10 (£8)

  • 20:00 – 23:30 Ruff Ceilidhs University Hospital Of Wales, Cardiff

Sat 12 Dec

£10 (£8)

  • 20:00 – 23:30 Ruff Ceilidhs University Hospital Of Wales, Cardiff

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

York Barbican

Fri 23 Oct

£28–£30 / 0844 854 2757

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