Fringe Events 2024

Oundle Fringe Festival Programme

There will hopefully be something for everyone at the Oundle Fringe Festival 2024, with most events being free. The summer programme will include a wonderful range of performers in the pubs, cafes, restaurants and market place of Oundle and nearby village venues.

We look forward to your support for the Oundle Fringe Festival 2024!

 

Please note that all Fringe events are subject to change.

Thursday 4th July

Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July

Start your Festival with a fun brain-teaser about the historic market town: the Oundle Treasure Trail reveals the town’s unique character and secrets.

Entry sheets are £2 and available at Fringe …Continue Reading

Thursday 4th July   The Ship Inn, West St., Oundle 8:00 pm

Drama on Tap is back for another one-off special (er…a second or even third one-off?)…whatever, it’s definitely not one to miss! Come along to the Ship Inn on the 4th July (8 for 8:30 start) for lots of open mic drama and comedy fun.

If …Continue Reading

Thursday 4 July     The George, Glapthorn Road, Oundle 8:00pm

Don’t miss this superb double bill at the start of the Fringe Festival!

Magnetic Pool is a UK/US band based out of Oundle and Cambridge playing original music. Magnetic Pool’s music is inspired by 1960’s British psychedelia, rock and pop and …Continue Reading

Friday 5th July

Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July

Start your Festival with a fun brain-teaser about the historic market town: the Oundle Treasure Trail reveals the town’s unique character and secrets.

Entry sheets are £2 and available at Fringe events from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July, and from Woodford and Co Estate and Letting Agents in the Market Place from 4 to 6 July.  Completed …Continue Reading

Friday 5th July   The Greedy Piglet 1:00 pm

JP and the Hat are a local duo who cover a wide range of songs from the 60s to present day including Van Morrison, Paul Weller, The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. Come along for a wonderful early afternoon session. …Continue Reading

Friday 5th July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle   6:45 pm

Stamford Shoestring Theatre presents Jane Austen’s Life Hacks.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen knows a thing or two about family matters.

So, who better to guide us in dealing with today’s relationship challenges than Jane, assisted by some of her most ‘difficult’ characters?

Do you have a large inheritance you don’t want to share? Is your family insufficiently …Continue Reading

Friday 5 July   Dexters, Market Place, Oundle 8:00 pm

Troubadour are an experienced 5-piece band playing funky Motown and rock covers with a female lead singer. Troubadour has over 100 years gigging experience between them and the band have been performing together for over three years. Playing covers including Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Robert Palmer and many more.  A great evening is in store! …Continue Reading

Friday 5th July   The Montagu Arms, Barnwell 8:00 pm

The Kobras – celebrating the influences and birth of British Rhythm and Blues from the Yardbirds to the Stones, Canned Heat to Dr. Feelgood and Cream to Muddy Waters. Great foot-tapping beats all night long. Whether you remember these great bands from a long lost youth or if you’re a newcomer to this style of music you won’t be disappointed!

Join us for a fun evening of lively songs …Continue Reading

Saturday 6th July

Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July

Start your Festival with a fun brain-teaser about the historic market town: the Oundle Treasure Trail reveals the town’s unique character and secrets.

Entry sheets are £2 and available at Fringe events from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July, and from Woodford and Co Estate and Letting Agents in the Market Place from 4 to 6 July.  Completed …Continue Reading

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Saturday 6th July   Coffee Tavern, Market Place, Oundle 1:00 pm

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. With influences ranging from Richard and Linda Thompson, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell they are sure to …Continue Reading

Saturday 6th July   The Ship Inn, West St., Oundle 2:00-5:00 pm

The Violets are a young, female three piece harmonic acoustic band from Stamford and Peterborough. All music students, Hattie, Chiara and Olivia studied together and enjoy nothing more than getting together to sing, creating beautiful harmonies and adding their own twist to a variety of covers from Fleetwood Mac to Boy Genius.

Hattie – vocals and guitar, also a solo performer is currently …Continue Reading

Saturday 6 July   The Ship Inn, West St., Oundle 2:00-5:00 pm

Upon This Rock are a four-piece rock covers band, aged 14-16, covering hits from the 60s right through to the present day. This fab four includes finalist on ‘The Voice Kids 2020’ George on lead vocals; Peterborough’s answer to Keith Moon, Francesco, on drums; hard-rocking axeman, Leo, on lead guitar; and the old soul of the group, Teddy on bass guitar. These exciting young men have had their …Continue Reading

Saturday 6th July   The Montagu Arms, Barnwell 7:30 pm

Cool Fender blues guitar, bass and drums from Oundle-based band. Don’t miss this superb summer evening of quality blues music. …Continue Reading

Saturday 6th July   The Ship Inn, West St., Oundle 8:00 pm

You really don’t want to miss this great evening of popular classic rock covers by local band Broken Heroes. Covering a great set list including songs by Bryan Adams, Chris Isaak, Travelling Wilburys, Bad Company, Free, T Rex, The Kinks and Oasis. …Continue Reading

Sunday 7th July

Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July

Start your Festival with a fun brain-teaser about the historic market town: the Oundle Treasure Trail reveals the town’s unique character and secrets.

Entry sheets are £2 and available at Fringe events from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July, and from Woodford and Co Estate and Letting Agents in the Market Place from 4 to 6 July.  Completed …Continue Reading

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Sunday 7th July     Market Place, Oundle 12:00

First formed in 1964, the fabulous Down County Boys are the UK’s longest established Bluegrass Band. During that time there have been a total of 31 musicians pass through the ranks, some staying for a long time and some, for just a short while. The longest reigning member, and captain of the “good ship DCB” being Peter Parker on Violin along with …Continue Reading

Sunday 7th July   Dexters, Market Place, Oundle 2:00 pm

For those of you that didn’t catch the wonderful acoustic sounds of The Down County Boys in the Market Place earlier and those of you that did and want to hear more, come and relax for a couple of hours in the lovely outdoor garden surroundings of Dexters Restaurant and Bar for a lazy Sunday afternoon and a cheeky drink. Don’t hold back, shout for an encore! They are sure to oblige!

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Sunday 7 July   St. Peter’s Church, Church St., Oundle 4:00pm

We are very pleased to confirm that Oundle’s very own Rusty Players Orchestra will play an exciting summer concert as part of the Fringe. With over fifty members the full orchestra is a sight to behold and will sound simply wonderful in St. Peter’s Church. …Continue Reading

Sunday 7th July   The Ship Inn, West St., Oundle 6:00 pm

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

Sunday 7th July   The George, Glapthorn Road, Oundle 6:30 pm

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

Monday 8th July

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Monday 8th July   The Hub at Fletton House (lower floor), Glapthorn Rd., 12:00 pm

A collection of traditional folk songs, telling of past events from the land and sea. Some historical, some humorous and the odd up-to-date one, too.

Do come along to this Oundle Fringe Festival lunchtime session by the irrepressible and very talented Chris Sanders! …Continue Reading

Monday 8th July   The Hub at Fletton House (upper floor), Glapthorn Rd., 1:00 pm

Nick Penny is a well known, respected and successful local author, performing artist and very talented and creative musician. His recently published book The Call of the Kingfisher has flown off the shelves and his Oundle Fringe Festival harp and handpan performances are always eagerly and warmly received. Don’t miss this early afternoon Fringe session where Nick will be sharing …Continue Reading

Monday 8th July   The Ship Inn, West St., Oundle 6:45pm start.

Enjoy the ever popular, light-hearted and slightly challenging Fringe Quiz! Great prizes and raffle!

Teams up to a maximum of 6 people. Tables will be reserved for ticket holders.

It’s always a good idea to buy tickets in advance and avoid arriving at the last minute as teams take up tables for the prompt start of the Fringe Quiz at 6:45pm. The pub menu has a good choice of food and …Continue Reading

Monday 8th July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle 8:30 pm

Wansford Ukulele Folk are a group of happy strummers who get together once a week. Having started just over 6 years ago with 6 players they have now grown to 24! They are led by Lin Griffiths and play an eclectic mix of music, having fun at all kinds of events from festivals to weddings, birthdays and parties. …Continue Reading

Tuesday 9th July

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Tuesday 9th July   Greedly Piglet, North St., Oundle 1:00 pm

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. …Continue Reading

Tuesday 9th July   Oundle Library, Glapthorn Rd.,  1:00 pm

Steve Bean is a classical guitarist with over 25 years of performing experience, his playing style is predominantly classical with a flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to absorb many genres into his unique performances, giving way to a varied repertoire encompassing compositions by artists as wide-ranging as John Williams, Ludovico Einaudi & Isaac Albeniz along with traditional flamenco …Continue Reading

Tuesday 9 July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle  7:00 pm

Five String Thing lead an entertaining evening of folk music and dance teams with Peterborough Morris and Crosskey Clog. …Continue Reading

Tuesday 9th July   The George, Glapthorn Rd., Oundle  8:00 pm

Originally formed in the mid 80’s when their single received critical acclaim and national radio airplay. ICE-9INE is named after the Kurt Vonnegut book Cat’s Cradle and the 5-piece band plays original compositions drawing from a wide range of influences and genres to produce a unique ‘hybrid rock’ style.

Tracks from the new album, which is due for release in March 2024, have been previewed by …Continue Reading

Tuesday 9th July     The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle  9:00 pm

The Cellotapes (pro.Sellotapes) are a four piece multi-instrumental Americana band with tight harmonies and a shed load of foot-tapping ear worm original songs like Hotter Than a Taco, Home and Amy. The Cellotapes also cover artists such as Gillian Welch, Gretchen Peters, Sarah Jarosz and others but through their own Cellotape interpretations. From the tear-jerking sadness of Me …Continue Reading

Wednesday 10th July

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Wednesday 10th July   Coffee Tavern, Market Place, Oundle 12:30 pm

Music on guitar and mandolin from a member of bluegrass band Phantom Horse. …Continue Reading

Wednesday 10th July   Victoria Hall, West St., Oundle 2:00-4:00 pm

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. Don’t miss what will be a very enjoyable Wednesday afternoon in Oundle’s splendid Victoria Hall. …Continue Reading

Wednesday 10th July   Dexters, Market Place, Oundle 7:00 pm

Roots folk music, blues and jazz from the wonderfully talented duo Penny Stevens on violin and Les Woods on guitar. …Continue Reading

Wednesday 10th July  Whitwell Room, The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle 8:00 pm

The Evening Guitar Concert is a new Fringe event, absolutely not to be missed, featuring three excellent guitarists sharing the programme – Steve Bean, Paul Mansell and Tomas Jimenez.

Steve Bean is a classical guitarist with over 25 years of performing experience, his playing style is predominantly classical with a flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to …Continue Reading

Thursday 11th July

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Thursday 11 July   Market Place, Oundle    Starts at 12:00 midday

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

Thursday 11 July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle   1:00 pm

Steve Bean is a classical guitarist with over 25 years of performing experience, his playing style is predominantly classical with a flamenco influence. His work over the years has allowed him to absorb many genres into his unique performances, giving way to a varied repertoire encompassing compositions by artists as wide-ranging as John Williams, Ludovico Einaudi & Isaac …Continue Reading

Thursday 11 July   The Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Rd., Oundle  2:00 pm

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

Thursday 11 July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle    7:00 pm

Classical favourites from the String section of the Rusty Players of Oundle. …Continue Reading

Thursday 11 July   Onkar, West St., Oundle   8:00 pm

Dan Hughes is a hugely respected musician and very talented singer with a great range of songs. He is utterly professional with a true passion for what he does and is a highly regarded performer in the Midlands, across the UK and has toured in Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean. You really don’t want to miss this session! Join us at Onkar for a great evening of acoustic rock and pop favourites with the fantastic Dan …Continue Reading

Thursday 11 July  The Ship Inn, West St., 8:00 pm

Don’t miss this brilliant double header at the Ship Inn! Featuring The T100’s and Kelly Jane.

The T100’s is a lively rock and roll/rockabilly duo, comprising Martin Sellers (vocals) and Guido Maibaum (vocals & guitar) who have been working together since 2015 covering music by all your favourites, including Elvis, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochrane, Johnny Cash, The …Continue Reading

Thursday 11 July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle   8:30 pm

A mix of well-known dance tunes and songs, musical arrangements and vocal harmonies. Do come and enjoy the dulcet tones of this very talented group of musicians. …Continue Reading

Friday 12th July

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Friday 12 July   The Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Rd., Oundle  12:00 pm

Helen Thompson and Paul Rogers had been performing together as part of local folk band Frumenty for over nine years when they found themselves taking a new, musical direction. Combining flute and classical guitar, they provided music during The Oundle Fringe Festival 2023 at an exhibition in the atmospheric Yarrow Gallery.

That performance received appreciative comments from visitors and the exhibiting …Continue Reading

Friday 12 July   The Greedy Piglet, North St., Oundle   1:00 pm

Lucky Town UK are Kev Towning and Keith Luckey both of whom, way back in the early 70s, were members of Peterborough-based rock band Butch. Over the years they have both played in various bands in Peterborough, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. The two old friends have recently reunited as a duo playing a range of songs and styles from Americana to blues to pop. Don’t  miss this great lunch and early afternoon …Continue Reading

Friday 12 July   The George, Glapthorn Rd., Oundle   6:30 pm

Lounge Lizards are an Anglo-American high energy rock band based in East Anglia. Taking inspiration from their childhood heroes such as Arctic Monkeys and The Roots, they serve up hard hitting melodies and a sound that leaves you wanting more! With the release of their debut single ‘Side of the Road’ in 2023, and picking up a great reception on regional and national radio, they were nominated for best rock …Continue Reading

Friday 12 July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle   6:45-7:30 pm

Scott Coe is a poet and artist, and was the 2022 Stamford Poet Laureate. He started off not as a poet but a lyricist, citing the likes of Noel Gallagher, Lennon & McCartney, Bob Dylan, Guy Chambers, Billy Bragg and Neil Tennant as some of his main influences. Scott’s primary focus is spoken word and has appeared in several poetry slam championships.

Aiden Surridge is a Rapper …Continue Reading

Friday 12 July   The Talbot Hotel, New St., Oundle  7:45 pm

Peterborough Flute Choir was founded in 2018 by Charlie Kisby who, having enjoyed playing in other flute choirs around the south east of England, wanted to have one of her own! Since the first rehearsal with four members, the group has grown to 18 regular flautists from in and around Peterborough, Spalding, Chatteris and Oundle. The ensemble aims to raise the profile of the flute family of piccolo, concert, alto …Continue Reading

Friday 12 July   The Ship Inn, West St., Oundle   8:00 pm

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

  …Continue Reading

Saturday 13th July

Open Daily from Saturday 6th -13th July during the Oundle Fringe Festival at The Yarrow Gallery

There is a whisper in the wind about some beautifully crafted artworks coming together for the Fringe Art Exhibition. Featuring unique and exciting works in a variety of styles and media, the exhibition includes monoprints, metal work, ceramics, fine bead jewellery, glassware and stone sculptures. Paintings include both abstract and representational works and range from paintings …Continue Reading

Saturday 13th July   Oundle Library, Glapthorn Rd., Oundle 11:30am

Come and spend an entertaining hour with poet Nic Aubury who will be reading from his new book Things My Children Think I’m Wrong About as well as from earlier collections.

Nic’s short, witty and perceptive poems have appeared in anthologies published by Penguin, Carcanet and Bloodaxe, as well as in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. He has performed at various festivals, …Continue Reading

Saturday 13 July     Salerno’s, West St., Oundle   1:00 pm

Old standards, jazz and toe-tapping instrumental folk tunes from the British Isles and America. Wonderful melodies from the very talented BirchWoodKnight and a most pleasant accompaniment to relaxing in Salerno’s restaurant! …Continue Reading

Saturday 13 July  The Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Rd., Oundle 2:00 pm

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. Come and enjoy the wonderful sounds of Caley Brown in the splendid setting of The Yarrow Gallery on the final afternoon of Fringe 2024! …Continue Reading


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All Fringe Events are FREE unless an entrance price is specified.

All dates and acts subject to change. Please see www.oundlefringe.org and Facebook for updates.