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David Thomas

Michael Parkinson said they were the greatest band he knew and George Melly said they were the best he had ever sung with. Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen are coming to the Rhodes Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford on Friday February 5 as part of their 21st Birthday Tour.

Maz O'Connor

Folk singer Maz O’Connor and her band play The Portland Arms, Cambridge on February 18 as part of a UK tour promoting her new album The Longing Kind. After her acclaimed second album This Willowed Light was released in 2014, Maz who plays a mixtures of her own compositions and traditional songs was named Fatea’s female vocalist of the year and nominated for the BBC Folk Awards. The album was The Observer’s folk album of the year.

Uncle Funk

Disco legends Uncle Funk and The Boogie Wonderband who wowed Glastonbury last year, will be at Haverhill Arts Centre for a Ladies Night concert on Friday, February 6.

The Saffron Walden folk-rock group Mortal Tides will play live and sign copies of their new album Light In/Light Out at Fopp, the music shop in Sidney Street, Cambridge on Friday, January 11. They are also playing at Junction 2 The Shed on Friday, March 11.

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commissioned by Alice Walton at Philharmonia Orchestra
Rite of Spring, Romeo & Julia, Night on the Bare Mountain and Debussy's Nocturnes

Cambridge Corn Exchange will welcome the award-winning Philharmonia Orchestra on Wednesday, March 2.

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Little Mix at Newmarket

Little Mix, the 2011 X Factor winners, will be at Newmarket Racecourse on August 27.

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Alison Balsom

A wet, grey December afternoon was transformed on Sunday at Saffron Hall thanks to Alison Balsom and the London Chamber Orchestra.

Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby will be singing the Christmas carols that Yorkshire folk have traditionally sung in pubs for her Christmas concert at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday, December 10.

Lianne La Havas

After her triumph at Glastonbury this year, Lianne La Havas will be at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Monday, December 7 as part of her UK tour, having launched her new album, Blood.

The Sixteen

The Sixteen will singing 16th and 17th century polyphony at Saffron Hall on Sunday, December 20 in a Christmas concert called The Virgin Mother and Child. The programme will include Bryd’s Ave Maria, Taverner’s The Lamb, Tallis’s Gloria and the traditional Rejoice and be Merry.

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