Mark’s boots are made for walkin’

Putting the boot in: Mark Thomas
Putting the boot in: Mark Thomas

WHAT a lot of music the Stables has got!

Starting this evening with The Manfreds and their current show, Let ‘Em Roll. Original front man Paul Jones is among the pack ready to play for you.

On Stage 2, Rua MacMillan & Ewan Robertson will get to fiddling and strumming, while tomorrow night offers another two show option.

In the Main Auditorium, Claire Martin & Sir Richard Rodney Bennett present A Couple of Swells: The Irving Berlin Songbook, and are set to crack open classics including Cheek To Cheek and Let’s Face The Music and Dance.

It’s new music night over on Stage 2, with Tanya K and Roses & Pirates showing that the new city has its own reasons to be cheerful.

The Bon Jovi Experience will Let It Rock on Saturday night, while on Sunday morning, the creative:space hosts an interactive music session for disabled children and their families.

The 75 minute session allows children to hear and play live music, dance and create masks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Choose from 11.45am or 2.45pm.

Tom Paxton plays on Sunday evening, following last year’s super successful date at the venue.

Monday belongs to Mark Thomas, the award-winning comedian and activist.

Last year, he went rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier – crossing between the Israeli and Palestinian side.

This is the story of 300,000 settlers, a 750 km wall, six arrests, one stoning and too much humuus.

Extreme Rambling is yours to enjoy from 8pm,

On Tuesday, Tuvan throat singers (a technique that allows you to sing multiple pitches at the same time) The Alash Ensemble arrive to do business, and Sandi Thom wraps the week up on Wednesday night.

She has taken a decidedly blues turn with her cracking current album Merchants & Thieves, which has been a GO! favourite for a wee while now...more from her back a page on City Nights.

It’s another manic week for the Wavendon venue, and if something floats your boat, don’t leave it to chance, book right away on MK 280800.