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!


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

The Greedy Piglet 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

A great evening of live music to help open Fringe week from The B List who are a locally based 4-piece band consisting of singer ‘B’ (Beverley), Chris on guitar with Tony on bass and Dave on drums. The B List play songs from a variety of genres including rock, some blues, some rockabilly and even some pop in their own style. … (read more…)

Singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player from Peterborough playing covers and some of her own original music.

Coffee Tavern 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

Swinging jazz trio playing music of the 30s and 40s including Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart.

The Talbot Hotel 6:00 to 7:00 pm(read more…)

It’s Friday evening and time to relax. Then you need to be at the George – great atmosphere, great selection of refreshments and you get the chance to hear the engaging acoustic style of Oakleas Rise playing an excellent mix of country and folk.

The George Inn, Glapthorn Road, Oundle 8:00 pm(read more…)

Acclaimed singer/songwriter who was chosen by Bob Harris to appear on the BBC Introducing stage at the first ‘Long Road Festival’ in 2018. Original Americana, vintage blues and good ole rock ‘n’ roll. 5 stars – Maverick Magazine.

A fabulous Saturday evening of top line music at the Rose & Crown.

Rose & Crown 8:00 … (read more…)

A lovely lunchtime of jazz and folk from the Birchwood trio.

Dexters 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

Cool Fender blues, jazz and rock with bass and drums from Oundle-based band.

Dexters 2:00-5:00 pm

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Singer/songwriter with a passion for writing as well as covering songs ranging from Frank Turner through to Oasis and Green Day.

Beans 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

Join us for a folk session of music from around the British Isles and across the pond.

Bring an instrument or just come and listen.

The Ship Inn 8:00 pm(read more…)

Sit back and relax to Music in the Gardens from harpist Nick Penny, jazz and folk trio Birchwood and young guitarist Jack Hutchinson.

Oundle Gardens 10:00-2:00(read more…)

Quality double bill: Enchanting evening of classic music from Peterborough Flutes showcasing the sounds of piccolo, concert, alto and bass flutes and a superb flamenco session from local classical guitarist Steve Bean.

The Talbot Hotel 6:00 pm(read more…)

Impromptu and improvised performances and readings.

Everyone welcome to have a go!

The Ship Inn     Performers 8:00 pm/Audience 8:30 pm(read more…)

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

The Rose and Crown 8:30 pm(read more…)

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

Brewbabu 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

Instrumental arrangements from two fine guitarists who also play ukulele and mandolin.

Coffee Tavern 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

Locally based 3-piece Squeeze Box followed by Northamptonshire five piece The Kobras with some classic blues and great rock covers.

The George 8:00 pm(read more…)

Old standards, jazz and toe-tapping instrumental folk tunes.

Greedy Piglet 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

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

Dexters 7:30 pm(read more…)

An evening of sophisticated jazz and blues from Sara Hawkes and Peter Ravenhill. Sara is a versatile singer with stage performances in opera, choral & cabaret throughout the UK & the USA. Sara has settled locally and if you are lucky you may catch her in one of her local jazz jams. One of her passions is singing the American Song Book … (read more…)

Five String Thing Ceilidh Band, Peterborough Morris and West Deeping Stepclog. Five String Thing play traditional toe-tapping tunes from around the British Isles, USA and France. Peterborough Morris dance Cotswold Morris, high jumps and leaps. See video link (read more…)

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

Dexters 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

Don’t miss the annual evening of fun and facts with the Fringe Quiz !

Tickets £5 on the door but please email to reserve a place to test your music and literary knowledge with a light-hearted quiz.

The Ship 6:30 pm

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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 distinctive vocal harmonies.

Birchwood play old standards, jazz … (read more…)

Sophisticated jazz and blues from vocalist Sara Hawkes accompanied by guitarist Peter Ravenhill.

Salernos 6:30 to 9:00 pm(read more…)

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

Beans 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

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

A relaxing evening with some fine music.

The Talbot Hotel 6:45 pm(read more…)

Mellow rhythms and transcendent lyricism from Brighton indie band that started life with two sets at Glastonbury in 2019. Don’t miss this one!

The Ship Inn 9:00 pm(read more…)

Great music on guitar and mandolin from Mick Smith, a member of bluegrass band Phantom Horse.

Brewbabu 12:00-2:00 pm(read more…)

One of the finest Bluegrass bands in the UK.

Don’t miss this treat set in Oundle Market Place on the final day of the Fringe 2021.

Oundle Market Square 12:00-2:00 pm.(read more…)

The 2021 Events will appear here as and when they are confirmed