Karine eyes up Stables date

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THE Stables presents saxophonist Phil Bancroft’s multimedia show ‘Home, Small as the World,’ this evening – an investigation into the meaning of ‘home’ with the help of a seven-piece jazz/folk band.

Alternatively, Stage 2 is hosting The Wagon Tales, a young, energetic bluegrass band who caused quite a stir at this summer’s major UK festivals.

The London Community Gospel Choir show up tomorrow night with a heap of Gospel Greats, while on Stage 2, M74, the folky, acoustic, classic duo of Martin Allcock and Tina McBain take centre stage.

Saturday belongs to The Woburn Sands Band, with a varied programme of brass originals and arrangements of well-known melodies.

Steven Sproat and Elias Sibley will appear on Stage 2.

Steven will show his own skills as a singer-songwriter, guitarist and ukulele player.

He will play a mix of his own material and popular covers.

Elias is a banjo, guitar and ukulele virtuoso whose arrangements will consist of classical pieces, jazz numbers, and much more.

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, that’s them all smiles below, will be gracing the stage on Monday.

With the mix of Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker’s beautiful melodies and The Red Clay Halo’s solid ensemble, you can prepare for a night of tasty class.

Folk songwriter Karine Polwart, two-time winner of Best Original Song at the national BBC Folk Awards will entertain the main stage at The Stables.

GO! still classes her appearance with the sideline project Burns Unit earlier this year, as a live highlight of 2011.

The Ensemble 360 are performing Schubert’s String Quintet in C and Janacek’s String Quartet No.2, ‘Intimate Letters’ on Wednesday night.

Intimate Letters will boast the sublime skills of actor Timothy West too.

Stage 2 offers the alternative of Jon Gomm, an acoustic singer-songwriter who uses his guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and melodies all at the same time, combining a variety of styles from blues and jazz to rock and pop, whilst maintaining the main focus on his soulful vocals.

To book tickets for any of these shows, call MK 280800.

Beth Coveney