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!

PRE-FRINGE EVENTS

Friday 27 May

Local band Broken Heroes will play an Oundle Fringe warm up session at the George Inn, Glapthorn Road, Oundle on Friday 27 May. Don’t miss this great evening of popular classic rock covers by Bryan Adams, Chris Isaak, Travelling Willburys, Bad Company, Free, T Rex, The Kinks and Oasis. … (read more…)

Friday 17 June

Originally a new wave pop group who released a single in the 80s. After numerous changes of personnel the band has moved from pop, to rock and jazz, before evolving in to the current prog-rock format. The 6-piece band plays original material composed by founder & bass player, Nigel Route. … (read more…)

2022 JULY FRINGE EVENTS

Wednesday 6 July

Come along for an entertaining and fun evening of drama performance with Drama on Tap. The mic is open for anyone to perform be it a monologue, dialogue, sketch or short excerpt from a play! The floor will be yours…for a while!

The Ship Inn – doors 8pm for 8:30 start.(read more…)

Thursday 7 July

Classical favourites from the String section of the Rusty Players of Oundle.

The Talbot Hotel 7pm(read more…)

Thursday 7 July

Distinctive vocal harmonies from acoustic contemporary folk duo Matt Carter (guitar and vocals) and Lottie Dolby (vocals).

The George Inn, Glapthorn Rd, Oundle 8pm(read more…)

Friday 8 July

Swinging jazz duo playing music of the 30s and 40s including Gershwin, Cole, Porter and Roger & Hart.

The Talbot Hotel 6-7pm(read more…)

Friday 8 July

Classic rock covers from local 4-piece. The Ship will be rocking!

The Ship Inn, West St.  8pm

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Saturday 9 July

Hilary Caley & Geoff Brown mix acoustic bass and guitar or mandolin with vocal harmonies to give thoughtful interpretations of traditional songs as well as original material.

Oundle Library 11am(read more…)

Saturday 9 July

Poet and novelist J.S.Watts talks candidly about her journey to becoming a published author, with lessons learned and pointers for would-be writers, along with readings from her poetry and novels.

Oundle Library, 12:00 midday.(read more…)

Saturday 9 July

Music on guitar and mandolin from a member of Bluegrass band Phantom Horse.

Dexters 12-2pm(read more…)

Saturday 9 July

Cool Fender blues guitar, bass and drums from Oundle-based band.

Chequered Skipper, Ashton 2:00pm

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Saturday 9 July

Live band playing toe-tapping tunes from around the British Isles with dance instruction from irrepressible caller Chris Sanders. Tickets: £8 in advance from Creative Oundle Box Office or £10 at the door.

Victoria Hall, West Street, Oundle 7:30pm(read more…)

Sunday 10 July

Well known on the live music circuit, Matt’s influences range from Bowie to Joni Mitchell.

Salerno’s 12pm(read more…)


Sunday 10 July
The B List are a 5-piece covers band, re-interpreting a wide mix of rockabilly, rock, blues and pop. Don’t miss this … (read more…)


Sunday 10 July

Folk music from around the British Isles and across the pond. Bring an instrument or just come and listen.

The Ship Inn 6pm(read more…)

Monday 11 July

Old standards, jazz and toe-tapping instrumental folk tunes from the British Isles and America.

The Talbot Hotel 5-7pm(read more…)

Monday 11 July

Enjoy a light-hearted evening quiz. Tickets £5 from Creative Oundle Box Office or £5 at the door.

The Ship Inn 6:30 pm(read more…)

Monday 11 July

Blues from the Mississippi to the city from one half of The King Biscuit Boys.

The Rose & Crown 8pm(read more…)

Tuesday 12 July

Period music on period instruments in period costume. A sight to behold!

Market Place 12-1pm(read more…)

Tuesday 12 July

Local duo playing a potent mix of country and folk.

The Talbot Hotel 5:30pm(read more…)

Tuesday 12 July

Five String Thing lead an evening of folk music and dance teams with Peterborough Morris and West Deeping Step Clog.

The Talbot Hotel 7:30pm(read more…)

Tuesday 12 July

A great evening of live blues and rock from locally based Squeeze Box, a 3-piece band covering classic songs. Don’t miss this gig!

The George Inn, Glapthorn Rd 8pm(read more…)

Wednesday 13 July

Old standards, jazz and toe-tapping instrumental folk tunes from the British Isles and America.

Greedy Piglet 12-2pm(read more…)

Wednesday 13 July

Enchanting arrangements for piccolo, concert, alto and bass flutes.

The Talbot Hotel 6:30pm(read more…)

Wednesday 13 July

Roots folk music, blues and jazz from Penny Stevens on violin and Les Woods on guitar.

Dexters 8pm(read more…)

Thursday 14 July

Acoustic guitarist/vocalist playing old-style RnB, skiffle and sad country songs plus favourites from the 50s and 60s.

Market Place 12-1pm(read more…)

Thursday 14 July

Classical guitarist with a flamenco influence whose repertoire ranges from Albeniz to Queen.

Dexters 12-2pm(read more…)

Thursday 14 July

In addition to the “saxophone classics” such as Careless Whisper and Baker Street, Saxophonist Ben Woodard (Diploma qualified) covers a broad mix of artists from Passenger, Bastille, One Republic, and George Ezra.

Talbot Hotel 6:00pm(read more…)

Thursday 14 July

A mix of well-known dance tunes and songs, musical arrangements and vocal harmonies.

Dexters 7pm

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Thursday 14 July

Original Americana, vintage blues and good ole rock ‘n’ roll from acclaimed singer/songwriter Lexie Green.

The Talbot Hotel 8pm(read more…)

Friday 15 July

Lilting jigs, reels and airs played on the smallpipes  by ex-Irish Guards piper Tanzy Lee.

Market Place 12-1pm(read more…)

Friday 15 July

Classical guitarist with a flamenco influence whose repertoire ranges from Albeniz to Queen.

Salerno’s 12-2pm(read more…)

Friday 15 July

Learn the dances of the Jane Austen period with dancers from Rutland Renaissance. Come in costume if you have it and bring cakes/sandwiches to share for tea.

Victoria Hall 2-4:30pm(read more…)

Friday 15 July

Five-piece band from Woodnewton and Oundle covering songs by the likes of Adele, Abba, Sam Smith, Birdie, Elton John and Billy Joel.

The Talbot Hotel 6-7pm(read more…)

Friday 15 July

Rock, pop and indie songs from the 60s to the present day from Oundle’s ever-popular covers band.

The Ship Inn, West St 9pm(read more…)

Saturday 16 July 2022

Nick Penny will be playing his gentle meditative music on harp and handpan.

Oundle Library 11-12am(read more…)

Saturday 16 July 2022

Join Suzanne and Tim for a light-hearted lunchtime session. Suzanne presents her Edinburgh Fringe show, Tuck into Poetry, with a smile and a sprinkling of humour. Tim is a multi-talented teacher, author and poet whose recent book ‘Love, Loneliness & Lunacy…and Snacks’ is the result of writing a … (read more…)

Saturday 16 July

Cool Fender blues guitar, bass and drums from Oundle-based band.

Dexters 12-2pm(read more…)

The 2022 Events will appear here as and when they are confirmed