Polwart’s pure and perfect pitch

Karine Polwart
Karine Polwart

Okay so time for a show of hands – who likes them?

Plenty, apparently – Thursday’s gig at The Stables by the duo is all sold-out.

Friday night marks a return to the Wavendon venue for Barisons Swing Band, ready to entertain with their new Glenn Miller show, Glenn & Friends.

Expect to hear Tuxedo Junction, Little Brown Jug and String of Pearls and you’ll not be disappointed.

Big news – Bowie is coming back to Milton Keynes... or rather Ultimate Bowie is.

A visually stunning and vocally impressive show is lined up on Saturday courtesy of Ed Blaney – who appeared on Stars in Their Eyes .

Presumably, he’ll make you go all Ziggy, Zig-aah...or are we getting our icons confused with ‘girl power’ rubbish?!

Currently celebrating their 25th anniversary, poppy-rock sortsT’Pau promise a fantastic evening of music on Sunday.

Fronted by the instantly memorable Carol Decker, the band had a plethora of worldwide hits, including Heart & Soul which stayed on the US billboard chart for six months. And who doesn’t remember the 1987 track China in your Hand which occupied the UK number one slot for five weeks?

The original line-up split in 1991 but Carol continues to tour and record under the banner of T’Pau and former co-founder Ron Rogers is among the line-up.

Support comes from singer-songwriter Chris Corney.

Bringing this week to a melodic close is Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart,

who returns on Wednesday with regular touring collaborators, brother Steven Polwart (guitars/vocals) and Fair Islander Inge Thomson (accordion/percussion and vocals).

We last saw her with her band of collaborative musical disciples, Burns Unit. She was superb then, and will be every bit as engaging this week.

Her voice is pure and perfect.

Book seats on 01908 280800.