Fringe week sees Oundle thronged with entertainers of all genres’ in the town’s pubs, hotels, cafes and streets. You will find anything from tribute bands to poetry readings, the blues to thumping rock, the gentle sounds of classical French Parisian café music, swirling, kicking, tapping, clicking dance teams, comedy performances and maybe the odd Shakespearian ode or two drifting about the town. Once you arrive in Oundle during that week, day or night, there’s no escape, you will be entertained!

2016 FRINGE EVENTS

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When: 8.00pm | Saturday| 25th June
Act: Five String Thing
Style: Dance, folk,
Venue: Victoria Hall

The ceilidh is the ” wet your whistle event” for the Oundle Fringe Festival 2016
Musically lead by those masters of Ceilidh music, Five String Thing, toe … (read more…)

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When: 8.00pm | Monday | 27th June
Act: French Session and Dance
Style: Folk
Venue: The Ship

Hosted by the band Tourdion, come and join in playing French music, all sorts of instruments including hurdy gurdy’s.

Florence will be on hand to guide you through French dances, a … (read more…)

Session

When: 8.00pm | Tuesday | 28th June
Act: English Session
Style:Folk
Venue:The Rose And Crown

Note – the session is now at the Rose and Crown

A session of toe tapping tunes from around the British Isles , Northumbrian, Dorset, Cornish, Sussex, Norfolk. … (read more…)

bluegrass session

When: 8.30pm | Wednesday| 29th June
Act: American Bluegrass Session
Style: Folk
Venue: The Ship

Come and join in with some of the most amazing bluegrass players around. There will be a few old time tunes too. Banjo’s, guitars, fiddles and anything else you fancy playing.

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When: 8.00pm | Thursday| 30th June
Act: Cajun Session
Style: Folk
Venue: The Talbot

The session will be lead by members of Ock n’  Dough, a great evening of Cajun music and songs, do come and join in.

(read more…)

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When:
10am | Saturday | 2nd July
Act: Simon and Gillian Dolby
Style: Art
Venue: The Dolby Gallery

Simon Dolby is having an exhibition of original paintings and prints including,
oils, watercolours, and drawings
Subjects include landscapes, townscapes and architectural … (read more…)

Tree-JCSanders

When: 8.00 am| From Saturday | 2nd July
Act: Art at the Coffee Tavern
Style: Art
Venue: Coffee Tavern

Local artists  displaying artworks in an eclectic mix of styles including  Jane Sanders, Debbie James, Adrian Duffin, Daphne Winsor

Open all week during opening hours … (read more…)

54North

When: 12pm| Saturday| 2nd July
Act:  54 North
Style: Folk, Jazz
Venue: Dexters
54 North, Heather and Crauford, are multi-instrumentalists performing on instruments as diverse as guitar to wind synthesizer. Their love of music from many different genres is compacted into a show … (read more…)

Gene Farrar

When: 6.00pm | Saturday| 2nd July
Act: Gene Farrar
Style: Folk
Venue: Brewbabu

This wandering American folkie will delight you with his songs, guitar playing and all round ability to entertain.
A native Texan, Gene has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. He has been a … (read more…)

MK Community Choir

When: 6.00pm| Saturday| 2nd July
Act: Milton Keynes Community Choir
Style: Classical, rock
Venue: St Peter’s Church

Milton Keynes Community Choir has upto 120 members who sing in 4 or 5 parts. The choir has a varied repertoire of African chants, classical plainsong, musicals, … (read more…)

Carter Dolby

When: 12.00pm | Sunday| 3rd July
Act: Carter Dolby
Style: Folk
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe

CarterDolby are a local folk duo formed in late 2015 showcasing the talents of singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Carter and folk singer Lottie Dolby. Together they have been performing at … (read more…)

Love & Money

When 3.30pm | Sunday| 3rd July
Act: Love & Money
Style: Rock
Venue: The Wharf

Love & Money was born from the ex-members of bands Eskimo Joe, Sub Zero and ZebRootz. Although only recently formed, Love & Money has quickly established itself as popular local band. … (read more…)

Caprice

When:  6.00pm| Sunday| 3rd July
Act: Caprice
Style: Folk
Venue: Brewbabu

A supper club event so enjoy wonderful food and listen to wonderful music. Parisian cafe music, tango’s and czardas on violin and accordian played with panache. Please phone Brewbabu for more details … (read more…)

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When: 7.00pm | Sunday| 3rd July
Act: Up Your Street
Style: Folk
Venue: St Peter’s Church

An evening of live music written and performed by Simon Stokes, supported by a six piece band.
Free entry, cash bar. … (read more…)

Rough & Ready

When: 8.00pm | Sunday| 3rd July
Act: Rough & Ready
Style: Folk, Irish & American
Venue: The Talbot, the Whitwell room

This may well be the gig of the Festival ………….. Normally at the back of a huge line of Irish Dancers , performing a “River Dance” show, … (read more…)

Gene Farrar

When: 12pm | Monday | 4th July
Act: Gene Farrar
Style: American folk
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe

This wandering American folkie will delight you with his songs, guitar playing and all round ability to entertain.
A native Texan, Gene has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. He … (read more…)

Steve Bean

When: 6.00pm| Monday| 4th July
Act: Steve Bean
Style: Classical
Venue: Amps Fine Wines

Steve Bean is a professional classical guitarist based in Cambridgeshire.  His playing style is predominantly Classical with a Flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him … (read more…)

Rusty Strings

When:  7.30pm| Monday| 4th July
Act: Rusty Strings
Style: Classical
Venue: The Talbot

The Rusty Strings of Oundle  will play a selection of classical favourites.
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When: 7.30pm | Monday| 4th July
Act: Frumenty
Style: Folk
Venue: The Talbot

Frumenty is one of our best known & accomplished local folk groups. Featuring Stunning harmonies, beautiful voices, superb instrumentals on mandola, flute, mandolin and more. Folk song and … (read more…)

Irene Rae

When: 8pm| Monday | 4th July
Act: Irene Rae
Style: Acoustic Country
Venue: Rose & Crown

Irene Rae (www.irenerae.com) and partner Stuart have just recently moved to Oundle. Irene Rae has toured up and down the UK, supporting the likes of Midge Ure, Hazel O’Connor, John … (read more…)

Carter Dolby

When: 8.00pm| Monday| 4th  July
Act: Carter Dolby
Style: Folk
Venue: Rose & Crowm

CarterDolby are a local folk duo formed in late 2015 showcasing the talents of singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Carter and folk singer Lottie Dolby. Together they have been performing … (read more…)

mick-smith

When: 12.00pm | Tuesday| 5th  July
Act: Mick Smith
Style: Country
Venue: Cafe Bar at No 4

Mick Smith is a “classic” country artist who is well know to the Fringe.  He accompanies himself on guitar to old country songs, and is best know for his radio show micksmithradio. … (read more…)

Carter Dolby

When: 6.00pm | Tuesday | 5th  July
Act: Carter Dolby
Style: Folk
Venue: Amps Fine Wines

CarterDolby are a local folk duo formed in late 2015 showcasing the talents of singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Carter and folk singer Lottie Dolby. Together they have been performing … (read more…)

Pop up art

When: 10.00am| Tuesday | 5th July
Act: Pop up Art Exhibition
Style: Art
Venue: St Peter’s Church

A one day pop up art exhibition in the church by Local and Folksworth artists. … (read more…)

Sara hawkes

When: 12.00pm | Tuesday | 5th  July
Act: Sara Hawkes
Style: Jazz
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe
Sara Hawkes
Her first visit to a single fringe event last year has, this year, turned into a “I want Sara Hawkes” fest with her taking part in, not one but five events.
Sara is a … (read more…)

mick-smith

When: 1pm | Tuesday | 5th July
Act: Mick Smith
Style: Acoustic Country
Venue: Coffee Tavern

Mick Smith is a “classic” country artist who is well know to the Fringe. He accompanies himself on guitar to old country songs, and is best know for his radio show … (read more…)

Gene Farrar

When: 1pm| Tuesday | 5thJuly
Act: Gene Farrar
Style: American Folk
Venue: Cafe at No 4

This wandering American folkie will delight you with his songs, guitar playing and all round ability to entertain.
A native Texan, Gene has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. He has been … (read more…)

Nick Perry


When:8.00pm | Tuesday | 5th July
Act: Nick Perry, Chris Sanders, Suzanne Tuck, Pru Horsnail Smith
Style: Poetry
Venue: The Ship

An evening of poetry and verse, hilarity and amusement from Nick Perry,

some traditional and up to the minute songs from … (read more…)

Sara hawkes

When: 8.00pm | Tuesday | 5th July
Act: Sara Hawkes
Style: Jazz
Venue: The Talbot
Sara Hawkes
Her first visit to a single fringe event last year has, this year, turned into a “I want Sara Hawkes” fest with her taking part in, not one but five events.
Sara is a versatile … (read more…)

Down county boys

When: 8.00pm| Tuesday | 5th July
Act: The Down County Boys
Style: Banjo, fiddling, bluegrass music
Venue: Rose and Crown

YES THEY’RE BACK AGAIN …….Will we ever get bored of them?
Not if you talk to last year’s sold out crowd at the George.
In fact we are moving … (read more…)

Restrung

When: 6.00pm | Wednesday | 7th July
Act: Restrung with George Linton
Style: Pop, blues, folk, jazz
Venue: Rose & Crown

Performing an eclectic acoustic mix of classic pop, blues, folk and jazz on a wide range of instruments

(read more…)

Beads JCS

When: 10.00am | Wednesday | 6th July
Act: Pop up Art Demo’s
Style: Art
Venue: Dexters

A pop up day of art, local artists will demonstrate their craft and display art works.

Caroline Kisby- felting. Caroline Hawkins – silverclay jewellery, Jane Sanders – ceramic bead … (read more…)

Sara hawkes

When: 12pm| Wednesday| 6th July
Act: Sara Hawkes
Style: Jazz
Venue: No 4

We are very pleased to be able to present to you this evening, a versatile singer who is currently studying vocals with the Royal Northern School of music. Having performed in Opera and Choral groups and … (read more…)

Lesley Curtis

When: 5pm| Wednesday| 6th July
Act: Lesley Curtis & Oaklease Rise
Style: Laid Back Gentle Country and Folk
Venue: The Wharf

OK, so you’re tired, a long day & a long drive home ….. you need just that one celebration drink to welcome in your time. Well why not … (read more…)

Accoustic supper club

When: 6.30pm | Wednesday| 6th July
Act: Accoustic Supper Club
Style: Rock
Venue: No.4

The Supper Club band, under the guidance of Mark Swanziger, has entertained audiences in and around Oundle for the last 3 or 4 years. If you want to see the band play then be prepared to … (read more…)

Steve Bean

When: 6.30pm| Wednesday | 6th July
Act: Steve Bean
Style: Classical
Venue: Brewbabu

Steve Bean is a professional classical guitarist based in Cambridgeshire.  His playing style is predominantly Classical with a Flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to … (read more…)

Self preservation Society I

When: 8.00pm | Wednesday | 6th July
Act: The Charlie Croker Trio
Style: Rock
Venue: The George

The Charlie Croker Trio

After over 20 years playing as a full blown rock band, most recently in Self Preservation Society, the Charlie Croker Trio is something a little … (read more…)

Rockingham Rapper

When: 7.00pm | Wednesday | 6th July
Act: Rockingham Rapper
Style: Dance
Venue: The Talbot,

Rapper sword dancers extraordinaire, not to be missed! … (read more…)

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When: From 7.00pm | Wednesday | 6th July
Act: Tap & Sync
Style: Dance
Venue: The Talbot,

American percussive step dance- that swirling, kicking, tapping, clicking, team leaping to the driving rhythms of the Accoustic Band. … (read more…)

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When: From 7.00pm | Wednesday| 6th July
Act: Cross Key Clog
Style: Dance
Venue: The Talbot,

Cross Key Clog, dancing in the Dancing in the Northwest tradition of Morris, i.e. with traditional English Clogs (not to be confused with Dutch clogs, that’s a whole new … (read more…)

Sara hawkes

When: 6pm | Wednesday | 6th July
Act: Sara Hawkes Duo
Style: Jazz vocalist
Venue: Amps

Come and relax with a nice glass of wine, a slice of hot Pizza from the outside bread oven and listen to the vocal talents of Sara Hawks and join the Amps staff on the first of their … (read more…)

Weekenders

When:  8pm| Wednesday| 6th July
Act: The Weekenders
Style: Rock
Venue: The Ship

Here we go again! Another Band from the Oundle music Incubation lab! The one thing we can be sure about is, that this band will be good …..From Oundle they always are!! What is unusual here is … (read more…)

Carter Dolby

When: 8.00pm | Wednesday| 6th July
Act: Carter Dolby
Style: Folk
Venue: The Angel

CarterDolby are a local folk duo formed in late 2015 showcasing the talents of singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Carter and folk singer Lottie Dolby. Together they have been performing at … (read more…)

George Linton

When: 8.00pm | Wednesday| 6th July
Act: George Linton
Style: Self penned style folk songs
Venue: Rose & Crown

Tonight with the Weekenders.

George Linton is one of the MOST LIKELY to succeed soloists that we have had at the fringe in recent years. With credits including … (read more…)

Short Measue

When: 8pm | Thursday | 7th July
Act: Short Measures
Style: Rock
Venue: The George

Acoustic group Short Measures are Jacqueline and Matt of newly formed local band Desperate Measures, joined on occasion by guest musicians. The setlist of popular covers includes the Beatles, … (read more…)

George Linton

When: 12.00pm | Thursday| 7th July
Act: George Linton
Style: Self penned folk style songs
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe

George Linton is one of the MOST LIKELY to succeed soloists that we have had at the fringe in recent years. With credits including the BBC introducing programme, … (read more…)

Restrung

When: 12.00pm | Thursday | 7th July
Act: Restrung
Style: Pop, blues, folk, jazz
Venue: Cafe At No 4

Performing an eclectic acoustic mix of classic pop, blues, folk and jazz on a wide range of instruments

(read more…)

Accoustic supper club

When: 12.00 pm| Thursday| 7th July
Act: Acoustic Supper Club
Style: Rock, Jazz
Venue: Coffee Tavern

The Supper Club band, under the guidance of Mark Swanziger, has entertained audiences in and around Oundle for the last 3 or 4 years. If you want to see the band play then be … (read more…)

Just Friends

When: 7.00pm | Thursday |7th July
Act: Just Friends
Style: Rock, Classical
Venue: The Hub

Just Friends” is a ladies community choir based in Warmington with singers from nearby villages and Peterborough. We sing a variety of music for concerts, charity events,competitions, … (read more…)

Steve Bean

When:  12pm| Thursday| 7th July
Act: Steve Bean
Style: Classical
Venue: Dexters

Steve Bean is a professional classical guitarist based in Cambridgeshire.  His playing style is predominantly Classical with a Flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to … (read more…)

Carter Dolby

When: 5.00pm | Thursday | 7th July
Act: Carter Dolby
Style: Folk
Venue: The Wharf

CarterDolby are a local folk duo formed in late 2015 showcasing the talents of singer/songwriter and guitarist Matt Carter and folk singer Lottie Dolby. Together they have been performing at … (read more…)

Palmy Uke

When:  8.00pm | Thursday| 7th July
Act: Palmy Uke Orchestra
Style: Rock, Old Favourites
Venue: The Talbot

This is their third appearance at the Fringe & they are not back by accident. This time see them in the splendid surroundings of the Talbot Courtyard. Hear those … (read more…)

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When: 8.00pm | Thursday | 7th July
Act: Ock’n’Dough
Style: Folk
Venue: The Angel

Ock’n’Dough – The World’s only Anglo-Latvian Zydecajun Ceilidh band. They have become well known throughout the East Midlands playing a mixture of English, Latvian, Cajun and American … (read more…)

32-20Band

When: 9.00pm | Thursday | 7th July
Act: 32/20
Style: Rock
 Venue: The Ship
Rhythm and Blues band 32/20 first formed over 30 years ago, from a group of already experienced musicians who wanted to write and develop their own material. They were, and remain, prolific … (read more…)

Short Measue

When: 12.00pm | Friday | 8th July
Act: Short Measures
Style: Rock
Venue: The Coffee Tavern

Acoustic group Short Measures are Jacqueline and Matt of newly formed local band Desperate Measures, joined on occasion by guest musicians. The setlist of popular covers includes the … (read more…)

Accoustic supper club

When:  12.00pm| Friday| 8th  July
Act: Acoustic Supper Club
Style: Rock, Jazz
Venue: Dexters

The Supper Club band, under the guidance of Mark Swanziger, has entertained audiences in and around Oundle for the last 3 or 4 years. If you want to see the band play then be … (read more…)

54North

When: 12.00pm | Friday| 8th July
Act: 54 North
Style: Folk, Jazz
Venue:  Amps
54 North, Heather and Crauford, are multi-instrumentalists performing on instruments as diverse as guitar to wind synthesizer. Their love of music from many different genres is compacted into a show … (read more…)

Sara hawkes

When: 6.00pm | Friday | 8th July
Act: Sara Hawkes
Style: Jazz
Venue: Brewbabu

We are very pleased to be able to present to you this evening, a versatile singer who is currently studying vocals with the Royal Northern School of music. Having performed in Opera and Choral … (read more…)

Love & Money

When: 7.00pm | Friday | 8th July
Act: Love & Money, Carter Dolby
Style: Rock, folk
Venue: Oundle Golf Club

Friday 8th see’s the third annual Oundle Fringe Festival Golf Tournament and Hog Roast. This will be a par 3, 9 hole competition with a Tee Time of around 15.00 … (read more…)

The Tinderbox

When: 8.30pm | Friday| 8th July
Act: The Tinderbox
Style: Rock
Venue: The George

The Tinderbox are a 4 piece rock band from the Peterborough area, who’s style draws from the sounds of classic rock, progressive and hard rock music. They are currently working towards … (read more…)

Gone to the Dogs

When: 8.00pm | Friday | 8th July
Act: Gone to the Dogs
Style: Rock
Venue: The Ship

You don’t need to stray too far to enjoy local band Gone to the Dogs.

The five piece band have been rocking around the Oundle area and beyond for 7 years building up a strong following in … (read more…)

Crossroads

When: 8.00pm | Friday | 8th July
Act: Crossroads
Style: Blues
Venue: The Angel

Featuring
Cross Roads …………. Coming from east Northants, this Trio play songs inspired by such diverse artistes as Freddy King (that’s not from the pace makers!) through Stevie Ray … (read more…)

Librarians

When: 8.00pm | Friday | 8th July
Act: The Librarians
Style: Rock
Venue: Rose& Crown

Gritty guitar rock driven by wondering bass lines and hard hitting drums. This year The Librarians return with fresh vigour and new tales to tell, releasing a new track a month for 2016. … (read more…)

Pennyless

When: 8.00pm | Friday| 8th July
Act: Pennyless
Style: Folk
Venue: The Talbot, Whitwell Room

Tickets are £7 available from www.oundlefestival.org
This trio is a result of mixing mad dog rock guitarist Les Woods with classical/world music composer Graham Dale and harmony … (read more…)

Oundle-Food-Festival

When: 9.30am | Saturday| 16th July
Act: Fringe Music And Dance
Style: Folk, popular
Venue: Market Place, Oundle

The Fringe is providing the music and dance to entertain you at the Oundle Food Festival. A wonderfully jolly summer’s day of interesting foods, drinks and … (read more…)

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When: All Day | Sunday | 17th July
Act: Various Bands
Style: Brass Bands / Orchestral / Indie Rock
Venue: Barnwell Country Park

Barnwell Country Park will be the host for a whole day of music from:
– Rushden Town Band
– Thrapston Town Band
– Yarwell & Nassington … (read more…)

The 2016 Events will appear here as and when they are confirmed