2017 Fringe Events

Events confirmed so far are…

Pre-Fringe Sessions

When: 7:30 pm | Friday | 23 June 2017
Act: Quiz Night – Pre Fringe Fundraising Evening.
Style: Quizzical questions, nibbles, drinks and good fun
Venue: Queen Victoria Hall, West Street, Oundle

New this year! Fringe’s first-ever quiz night.

A chance to show off your knowledge of film, music, literature etc. Come in teams, singly or in pairs.

Bring nibbles and drinks and enjoy a …Continue Reading

When: 10:00 am | Saturday | 24 June 2017
Act: Kickstart
Style: Folk dance
Venue: The Market Place

Kick Start Appalachian Dancers are becoming ever more popular at both Festivals and Public Functions and the side features over a dozen skillful and enthusiastic dancers. One of our trademarks is the accurate rhythm we try to maintain in their dances, adding a precise percussive beat to the music. Our live …Continue Reading

When:  10:00 am | Saturday | 24 June 2017
Act: Tap ‘N’ Sync
Style: Folk, Appalachian dance
Venue: Oundle Market Place

 

Tap ‘N’ Sync

Appalachian dance with toe-tapping rythym, swirling skirts and lots of panache.

Always exciting to watch!

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When: 2:00 pm | Saturday | 24 June 2017
Act: The Lincolnshire Poachers
Style: Folk
Venue: Oundle Market Place

 

The Lincolnshire Poachers
‘Offering an eclectic mix of traditional English folksong, songs of work and the common man, their influences include such legends as The Wilson Family and Kimbers Men. Their take on the songs they choose to share is distinctive; the harmonies …Continue Reading

When: 3:00 pm | Saturday | 24 June 2017
Act: Kempston Hammers Choir at the Oundle Food Festival
Style: Choir
Venue: Market Place, Oundle

Kempston Hammers Sports and Social Club is our home, where we practise, put on our winter and summer shows, where we first met and decided to sing together. We sing happy songs and have the most generous, caring people who give their time and wholewhearted joy to our …Continue Reading

When: 8.00 pm | Saturday| 24 June 2017
Style: Dance, folk,
Venue: Victoria Hall

The Ceilidh is a fundraising event to help run the Fringe Festival 2017.
Musically lead by those masters of Ceilidh music, Five String Thing, toe tapping music and easy to follow dance instructions from the inimitable Chris Sanders. The band is musically crafty and they are always bang on the beat!!!!! So if …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Saturday | 24 June 2017
Act: Tourdion guesting at the Ceilidh with Five String Thing
Style: Folk
Venue: The Victoria Hall

The band Tourdion will be playing a French set of dances in the middle of the Ceilidh.

Florence will be on hand to guide you through French dances, a bouree or schottische or a mazurka. …Continue Reading

When: 8.00pm | Tuesday | 27th June
Act: English Session
Style:Folk
Venue:The Talbot

A session of toe tapping tunes from around the British Isles , Northumbrian, Dorset, Cornish, Sussex, Norfolk. Some tunes are traditional from many years ago, their origins have been lost in time. There will be an odd song or two or three…All musicians welcome to join in.  …Continue Reading

When: 8.00pm | Thursday| 29th June
Act: American Bluegrass Irish 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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Friday 30th June

When: All Day | Each Day/All Week | 30 June to 7th July 2017
Act: Art Exhibition
Style: Varied
Venue: Coffee Tavern, Market Place, Oundle

Starting on Friday 30 June, there will be an exhibition of art each day throughout Fringe Week in the Coffee Tavern, Market Place, Oundle.

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When: 7:00 pm | Friday | 30 June 2017
Act: Jake Cunnington
Style: Self-penned songs and popular covers
Venue: The Rose and Crown

Jake Cunnington is a singer/songwriter with a passion for writing and covering songs ranging from Frank Turner through to bands such as Oasis and Green Day.

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When: 8:30 pm | Friday | 30th June 2017
Act: Desperate Measures and G-String
Style: Rock
Venue: The Ship Inn, West Street, Oundle

Don’t miss this opportunity to see two, yes that’s two, amazing bands in one event!

Dive into The Ship Inn, West Street for an enjoyable evening listening to popular covers from all genres.

See Desperate Measure on Facebook at Continue Reading

Oundle Fringe Week – Opening Evening Fundraiser

When: 7:00 pm | Friday | 30 June 2017
Act: Jive Workshop (7:00-8:00 ish) and the glorious ONE EYED CATS (8:30 onwards)
Style: Jive, Jump and Rock n Roll
Venue: Victoria Hall, West Street, Oundle (Please bring your own drinks and nibbles)

Whether it’s high-octane rock n roll perfect for jiving and jumping, cool …Continue Reading

Saturday 1st July

When: 5:30 pm until late | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: Putting Competition, BBQ and music from Mark Swanziger and Acoustic Supper Club
Style: Folk, Jazz, Pop covers
Venue: Oundle Golf Club, Benefield Road, Oundle PE8 4EZ

In Association with Oundle Fringe Week 2017

An afternoon putting competition followed by BBQ and music led by Mark and Acoustic Supper Club (ASC) will be performing at Oundle …Continue Reading

When: 1:00 pm | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: Irene Rae
Style: Acoustic
Venue: Coffee Tavern, Market Place, Oundle

Irene Rae has been hailed as one to watch by Maverick Magazine, mixing emotional lyrics with a powerful yet delicate voice with entertaining and funny stories about life, love and places her travels have taken her. Irene is busy in the studio recording her new album which will be released Winter 2017.

This …Continue Reading

When: 1:00 pm | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: Courtyard Jukebox
Style: Acoustic rock/pop
Venue: Cafe at No.4

Courtyard Jukebox are Julie (vocals) and Dom (guitar).

Together they seamlessly blend old and new to suit every occasion and venue.

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When: 7:30 pm | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: Prince William School
Venue: Queen Victoria Hall, West Street, Oundle

Prince William school will be performing a variety of numbers from musicals from old much loved classics like Oliver! to the modern and hugely popular Wicked! to showcase the talent of their students. The piece features, large choral numbers, smaller solos and choreography from students. It will be a fun-filled evening for …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: Dan Hughes
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Dexter’s

Dan Hughes will be performing an evening acoustic rock/pop set at Dexters.

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When: 7:00 pm | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: ReStrung
Style: Jazz, Blues, Pop and Folk
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe, Barnwell Country Park

ReStrung are Neil, Frank, James and Sonny Boy – performing an eclectic acoustic mix of classic pop, blues, folk and jazz on a wide range of instruments.

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When: 2:00 pm | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: The Weekenders
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe, Barnwell Country Park

The Weekenders are a five piece band who have been playing locally for about 2 years.

They cover songs from Adele, Elton John, Tom Odell through to Birdy and Sam Smith and spend time getting the arrangement just right for each song so it really compliments the instruments and voices in their …Continue Reading

When: 9:00 pm | Saturday | 1 July 2017
Act: Dirty Rumour
Style: Rock/Pop/Blues
Venue: The Ship Inn

Dirty Rumour are a Stamford & Peterborough based 5-piece pop/rock covers band formed in late 2016, made up of local friends and seasoned musicians. They make it clear that they are no namby-pamby female-fronted covers band. This is a rocking band which delivers a diverse range of songs, with groove and …Continue Reading

Sunday 2nd July

When: 3:00 pm | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Act: Resonate
Style: Acoustic, popular songs
Venue: Oundle Museum

An eclectic band of like-minded musicians. if age is no restriction to musical friendship and joy of music then the members of Resonate reflect this.

Rob and Ewan have been performing for too many years and have a wealth of musical genres. Acoustic guitars being the most simple but effective allows Resonate to deliver …Continue Reading

When: 5:00 pm | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Act: Fran Taylor
Style: Folk Pop
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe, Barnwell Country Park

Fran Taylor has been a regular on the Leicestershire music circuit for the past 9 years. After taking time off to have a little boy she is now performing again. Her songs are bittersweet melodies about life and love which resonate with her listeners. She is a self taught guitar player and likes to think of …Continue Reading

When: 12:30 midday | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Act: ReStrung
Style: Jazz, blues, pop and folk
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe, Barnwell Country Park

ReStrung are Neil, Frank, James and Sonny Boy – performing an eclectic acoustic mix of classic pop, blues, folk and jazz on a wide range of instruments

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When: 8:00 pm | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: The Rose and Crown Inn, Market Square, Oundle

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 different. Inspired by MTV’s Unplugged and Christmas adverts for a large department store, The Charlie Croker Trio have swapped the drums and electric guitars for …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Act: Poetry Evening
Style: Poetry reading and recital
Venue: The Wharf, Station Road, Oundle

Laugh and cry at our Poetry evening!

When soothing rhymes and rhythms bright, penned by poets from near and far, fire your soul while you relax with your favourite tipple!

Here’s your chance to air those verses

Composed with sweat and febrile curses …Continue Reading

When: 12:00 noon | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Act: The Weekenders
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Dexter’s

The Weekenders are a five piece band who have been playing locally for about 2 years.

They cover songs from Adele, Elton John, Tom Odell through to Birdy and Sam Smith and spend time getting the arrangement just right for each song so it really compliments the instruments and voices in …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Act: NN10 Community Voices
Style: Choir/Vocal
Venue: The George Inn, Glapthorn Road, Oundle

Formed in September 2009 The NN10 Community Voices are a community choir based in Rushden, Northamptonshire. They perform at various events including both public and at private functions. Their aim is to enjoy themselves and to learn a variety of music styles, usually short …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Sunday | 2 July 2017
Act: Flashback Photograph
Style: Acoustic Folk
Venue: The Ship Inn

Flashback Photograph is an upbeat, foot-tapping folk rock band.

The band members are young, energetic and very talented and made up of Gary Lee Ward (vocals/guitar), Matt Worthington (bass/banjo/harmonica), and Adam Mansfield (percussion).

They are also playing on the final evening of Fringe week, …Continue Reading

Monday 3rd July

When: 2:00 pm | Monday | 3 July 2017
Act: Mark Harrison
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Brewbabu, West Street, Oundle

 

A singer/songwriter from Oadby, Leicestershire, Mark is starting to get back out playing open mics in Leicestershire/Northamptonshire after releasing his first EP – Hiding Place, on Valentine’s Day this year. His influences include Damien Rice and Ben Howard. Mark loves writing …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Monday | 3 July 2017
Act: Ock ‘n’ Dough
Style: Acoustic Folk
Venue: The Wharf, Station Road, Oundle

Ock n Dough

The world’s only Anglo-Latvian zydecajun ceilidh band!

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When: 7:00 pm | Monday | 3 July 2017
Act: Carter Dolby
Style: Folk
Venue: Salerno’s Restaurant, West Street, Oundle

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 numerous festivals and venues throughout Northamptonshire receiving rave reviews for their …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Monday | 3 July 2017
Act: Oakleas Rise
Style: Acoustic Country/Folk/Rock
Venue: The George Inn, Glapthorn Road, Oundle

OK, so you’re tired, its been a long day and a long drive home and you need to relax. Well, why not consider the George, great atmosphere, great selection of drinks and you get the chance to hear the superb laid back acoustic style of Oakleas Rise with Lesley Curtis. …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Monday | 3 July 2017
Act: Mark Harrison
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Onkar

 

A singer/songwriter from Oadby, Leicestershire, Mark is starting to get back out playing open mics in Leicestershire/Northamptonshire after releasing his first EP – Hiding Place, on Valentine’s Day this year. His influences include Damien Rice and Ben Howard.

Mark loves writing and playing …Continue Reading

Tuesday 4th July

When: 7:00 pm | Tuesday | 4 July 2017
Act: Ruff Recorders
Style: Folk, early music
Venue: The Talbot Hotel, New Street, Oundle

The Ruff Recorders – “An Early Music Recorder Ensemble for the Uncertain”.

We are a band of enthusiastic ‘musicians’ whose first music love was the recorder, and early music.  Most of us also play for the Rusty Players of Oundle and the ‘Ruffians’ are often in attendance during …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Tuesday | 4 July 2017
Act: Rusty Strings
Style: Acoustic Folk
Venue: The Talbot Hotel, New Street, Oundle

The Rusty Strings of Oundle are the String section of the Rusty Players. They will be performing a selection of classical favourites.

The Rusty Strings are:

Douglas Butler, Jane Sanders, Alison Green, Richard Hartnell, Karen Swanborough, Diane Awdry, Julian Fairweather, Gabby …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Tuesday | 4 July 2017
Act: Rogue Saboteur
Style: Electric rock/blues/glam
Venue: The Ship Inn, West Street

Rogue Saboteur are four experienced musicians who have come together to play 70s rock, blues and glam. The music they love.

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When: 6:00 pm | Tuesday | 4 July 2017
Act: Carter Dolby
Style: Folk
Venue: Kingfisher Cafe, Barnwell Country Park, Oundle

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 numerous festivals and venues throughout Northamptonshire receiving rave reviews for their …Continue Reading

Wednesday 5th July

When: 1:00 pm | Wednesday | 5 July 2017
Act: Duncan Craven
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Coffee Tavern

Duncan Craven will be performing a lunchtime acoustic rock/pop set at the Coffee Tavern.

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When: 7:00 pm | Wednesday | 5 July 2017
Act: Matt Carter
Style: Folk, Country, Rock n Roll
Venue: Waitrose, 66 East Road, Oundle

A relaxed evening of live folk and country music, and a little bit of rock and roll.

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When: From 7.00 pm | Wednesday | 5th July
Act: Tap & Sync (Part of the Dance Night)
Style: Dance
Venue: The Talbot Hotel, New Street, Oundle

American percussive step dance- that swirling, kicking, tapping, clicking, team leaping to the driving rhythms of the Accoustic Band. …Continue Reading

When: From 7.00 pm | Wednesday| 5th July
Act: Cross Key Clog (Part of the Dance Night)
Style: Dance
Venue: The Talbot Hotel, New Street, Oundle

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 ballgame.. !!) …Continue Reading

When: 7.00pm | Wednesday | 5th July
Act: Rockingham Rapper (Part of the Dance Night)
Style: Dance
Venue: The Talbot Hotel, New Street, Oundle

Rapper sword dancers extraordinaire, not to be missed! …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Wednesday | 5 July 2017
Act: hazeyjane
Style: Acoustic self-penned material
Venue: Dexters

hazeyjane are a musical duo and play self-penned ambient chilled acoustic material. …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Wednesday | 5 July 2017
Act: Aldous Pinch
Style: Eclectic, stories, folk
Venue: The Rose and Crown, Oundle

Aldous Pinch (aka Crazy Aldo, aka The Reaper) is a teller of tales and a keeper of secrets. His shady past and dubious future have intrigued many. When he’s not sitting in his Cabin, herfing on a cheap Dominican cigar, sipping rum straight from the bottle and …Continue Reading

When: 9:00 pm | Wednesday | 5th July 2017
Style: Banjo, fiddling, double bass, guitar, bluegrass music
Venue: Rose and Crown, Market Square, Oundle

YES, THEY’RE BACK in 2017! We’re counting down and just can’t wait to see these ‘Boys’ again!
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Thursday 6th July

UPDATE: NOW PERFORMING AT CAFE No.4 on THURSDAY 6 JULY

When: 12:00 Noon | Thursday | 6 July 2017
Act: Mark Zwanziger and Acoustic Supper Club
Style: Acoustic set
Venue: Cafe at No.4

Mark and Acoustic Supper Club (ASC) are accomplished musicians and are well known locally. ASC are superb and typically perform well known and beautiful songs from artists like Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Van …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Thursday | 6 July 2017
Act: Open Mic/Talent Night
Style: Open to all
Venue: The Rose and Crown

The popular ‘open mic’ night returns for the 2017 Oundle Fringe Festival.

All musicians and bands, old and new very welcome.

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When: 8:00 pm | Thursday | 6 July 2017
Act: Pennyless
Style: Folk
Venue: Onkar

Pennyless has a sound that is distinctly English cooking up lively, quirky and downright mystical songs from folklore, medieval history and their own musical minds.

Multi-instrumental troubadours on fiddle, flute, guitar, bouzouki, whistle, mandolin and djembe, to name but a few, the instrumental arrangements are …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Thursday | 6 July 2017
Act: Frumenty
Style: Folk
Venue: The Ship Inn, West Street, Oundle

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 instrumental pieces with locally collected and themed pieces from Northants, English and Irish music – …Continue Reading

Friday 7th July

When: 1.00 pm | Friday | 7th  July
Act: George Linton
Style: Self penned folk style songs
Venue: Salernos Restaurant, West Street, Oundle

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, his many appearances at major festivals across the country and more recently a song featured in a new, soon to be released …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Friday | 7 July 2017
Act: Paul Richards
Style: Comedy
Venue: The Rose and Crown

Paul Richards (35, lanky, messy hair, limbs all over the place) is a comedy writer, performer and musician based in Cambridge. As a playwright his work has been performed all over the world, with plays he has written frequently published in the UK and Canada. As a performer, Paul has taken fourteen shows to the …Continue Reading

When: 9:00 pm | Friday | 7 July 2017
Act: Feastie Boys
Style: Rock n Roll
Venue: The Rose and Crown

The Feastie Boys comprise 8 members, three of whom are known as the Winwick White Noise and are the vocals backing trio. Vocals, two guitars, bass and drums make up the five. The band has been playing for about 5 years and is a regular at Thurning Feast. They have also played local pubs, beer festivals, …Continue Reading

When: 1:00 pm | Friday | 7 July 2017
Act: Paul Strummer
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Cafe at No.4

Live-looped electro-acoustic contemporary r&b/soul singer-songwriter from Northamptonshire, with two albums of original songs, originally recorded solo acoustically, but now performed with a live looping set up, live looping drum, bass and guitar for more of a band sound from one person.

Paul is …Continue Reading

When: 8:00 pm | Friday |  7 July 2017
Act: Gone To The Dogs
Style: Rock/Pop/Blues
Venue: The Ship Inn

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 the process. Their all action set includes covers by the Foo Fighters, Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, Rolling …Continue Reading

When: 7:00 pm | Friday | 7 July 2017
Act: Courtyard Jukebox
Style: Acoustic Rock/Pop
Venue: Dexter’s

Courtyard Jukebox are Julie (vocals) and Dom (guitar).

Courtyard Jukebox seamlessly blends old and new to suit every occasion and venue.

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When: 7:00 pm | Friday | 7 July 2017
Act: Flashback Photograph
Style: Acoustic Folk
Venue: The Talbot

Flashback Photograph is an upbeat, foot-tapping folk rock band.

The band members are young, energetic and very talented and made up of Gary Lee Ward (vocals/guitar), Matt Worthington (bass/banjo/harmonica), and Adam Mansfield (percussion).

They are also playing on Sunday evening, 2nd July, at The …Continue Reading

Post-Fringe

When: All Day | Sunday | 16th July
Act: Various Bands
Style: Brass Bands / Orchestral
Venue: Barnwell Country Park

The Friends of Barnwell Country Park are hosting another spectacular Brass Band Festival. Starting at around 10:30 a.m. to early evening, Music in the Park is now bigger with five bands each playing a 50 minute selection of music from light to classical. Last year’s Massed Bands performance is back and will …Continue Reading