Into jazz? Rock? Folk? Whatever your taste, there’s something for you in and around MK over the next few days...
Acoustic stage, South Willen Lake, Monday 7pm
His songs are said to have an “enigmatic, wistful, restless quality” at their core, and the best way to verify that is to catch him in action. The singer-songwriter is fixed in the folk roots scene. Four years have passed since he released his debut, but there is a new album on the way.
Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake, Sunday 5.15pm
The multi-instrumentalist has been crafting some pretty special tracks recently and his appearance gives him another chance to perform, this time with a stripped back acoustic set. He’ll play material from his debut EP with a few covers.
MK11, Kiln Farm, Wednesday
The last in the trial run of Storyville Jazz Club events takes place this week, with Alan Barnes at the controls.
“Whatever the instrument, Alan plays it hard and fast and with the sort of inventive flexibility and invention that ensures he has his own sound and style and could not easily be confused with another player,” says a critic.
MK11, Kiln Farm, Wednesday
Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake, Tuesday 7.45pm
Possessing a rare and unique voice, Cara Dillon exemplifies the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry. With her five piece band and partner Sean Lakeman, she is celebrated for entwining traditional and contemporary elements.
UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake, Saturday, 8.45pm
These world-renowned ukulele superstars reimagine music from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, David Bowie, Otis Redding and Spaghetti Westerns – on the ukulele. Their return this week is expected to be a hot ticket around town.
The Stables, Wednesday
Grammy-Award winning vocalist-songwriter and revered guitarist, Warren is touring in support of his latest solo studio album, Ashes and Dust. The release is only the third he has ever issued under his own name and is one of his most gorgeous, musically rich and personal works to date.
THE DANKWORTH FAMILY FESTIVAL
Old Rectory, Wavendon, Saturday and Sunday
The Dankworth family and friends get together for a selection of world-class performances in a magical setting.
Dame Cleo Laine plays host to a stellar line-up of artists as she once again opens her enchanting private gardens at the Old Rectory to the public for the 2016 Music In the Garden: a Dankworth Family Festival. The line-up includes classical guitarist Criag Ogden, poet and publisher Jeremy Robson, actress Maureen Lipman and a full complement of Dankworths.
Jazz diva Jacqui Dankworth and her husband singer/pianist Charlie Wood host an opener for the festival with music from their new recording at The Venue MK tomorrow. The Music in the Garden Festival will then run across Saturday and Sunday in Wavendon.