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The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Dave O'Higgins, Darius, Matt Ridley, Wesley Gibbens
The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Dave O'Higgins, Darius, Matt Ridley, Wesley Gibbens

There are loads of reasons why you should vacate your armchair and head out into the chilly night air this week, thanks to The Stables.

Take Thursday evening, for example, a second chance to have a right good laugh in the company of Russell Kane.

Strong language and adult material may figure, the brochure warns, although there is no maybe about it...

Tickets for 80s Mania are all but gone, so you’ll have to reach into your old vinyl pile for an authentic taste of the era, instead.

Brass Band fans are in luck though, with the Woburn Sands Band playing on Saturday night, delivering the sounds you want to hear – from the traditional Big Band moments to the classical, jazz, pop and brass band staples that make their show a real family affair.

Moulettes will hold court on Stage 2, but that show has all sold out too.

Can we instead tempt you with bluesman Bernie Marsden?

The one-time Whitesnake guitarist will be playing an eclectic mix of deep blues, classic shuffles, funk and country before his homecrowd.

You pay, he’ll play!

Glyndebourne Opera Company present a screened performance of the tragic love story Tristan und Isolde on Sunday – don’t lag behind though, it starts at 10am.

You can get settled in too – the mammoth production lasts roughly five and a half hours, including a lunchbreak and interval.

Tickets to see Squeeze ace Glenn Tilbrook have all sold out – save your pennies though, he has a new album headed our way in January, called Happy Ending.

On Tuesday night, the Darius Brubeck Quartet will deliver South African Jazz and the songs of Dave Brubeck, and if anyone can Darius can – he is Dave’s son, after all.

Expect a set that is thick with the melodic, spontaneous and rhythmic.

Urban Folk Quartet round off the week with an appearance on Wednesday night.

Theirs is the sound of four highly accomplished musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices unitingfor a knock-out show of globally influenced, electrifying style: ‘...sublime acoustic music that makes a mockery of genres,’ says Roots Magazine.

If you want more comedy, visit Stage 2 for the Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club.

Call MK 280800 with bookings.