Teddy boys and Sunny girls at Milton Keynes
Manran have made it to the top of the Scottish scene with their Gaelic/English deliveries, and they are the only band to put Highland and Uilleann pipes in the same line-up.
A round of applause for that, please.
On second thoughts though, save the applause until tonight when you can show you appreciation directly - the band will be live at The Stables.
To the sounds from another part of the United Kingdom on Friday night, when Welsh-language folk-roots ensemble 9Bach deliver their three-part vocal melodies, as sung over a Welsh harp and with sparse backing.
Tickets for Saturday’s Ultimate Bowie show are all but sold-out, which, given the strength of one of our most revered, forward thinking musicians and the tragic events earlier this year, is hardly surprising.
Might you like to enjoy a session in the company of Irish singer-songwriter Keiran Goss instead?
A Stables regular, Keiran will be commanding on Stage 2, cutting a lone figure in the first set, before welcoming harmony singer Annie Kinsella to join him for the second half.
If you’ve had enough of the present climate, step back to the 1920’s and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, the Cotton Club.
Sunday’s high-energy show features the Jiving Lindy Hopper and Harry Strutters’ Hot Rhythm Orchestra.
Teddy Thompson plays the venue with Kelly Jones on Monday.
Teddy and Kelly have an album new to the racks, and are midway through a tour in support of Little Windows.
The release is a collection of 10 country-tinged duets that ‘captures the spirit of the Everly Brothers.’
While he has clearly found his own musical mark over the years with multiple releases and collaborations under his belt, Teddy does come from quite the musical family - his parents are folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson.
This will be a hot ticket, and you’ll want to arrive early -–support is coming from Mrs Patrick Stewart, Sunny Ozell.
Already an accomplished songstress, the New York based classically trained singer has honed her sound with elements of jazz, blues and American roots.
Her debut album was issued last year.
You might recognise Heather Pace, as an actress she spent 20 years hitting up the small screen in programmes including London’s Burning and Lip Service.
But sounds won out in the end and she is now dedicated to music making.
This road trek is in support of her EP, Come Home.
Last up this week, ‘exciting, imaginative and enveloping’ sounds from Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis.
Book on 01908 280800 or visit www.thestables.org.