Oundle Fringe Festival

The 2017 Oundle Fringe Festival


QUIZ NIGHT!

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


Kickstart – The Fringe with Oundle Food Festival

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


Tap ‘N’ Sync – The Fringe with Oundle Food Festival

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! …… Continue Reading


The Lincolnshire Poachers – The Fringe at the Oundle Food Festival

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


Kempston Hammers Choir – The Fringe with Oundle Food Festival

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


Five String Thing Ceilidh

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


Tourdion

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


English Session

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


American Bluegrass Irish Session

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. …… Continue Reading


Art Exhibition

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. …… Continue Reading


Jake Cunnington

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. …… Continue Reading


Desperate Measures and G-String

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


Jive Workshop and the glorious ONE EYED CATS

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


Oundle Golf Club – Competition, BBQ and Acoustic Supper Club

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


Irene Rae

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


Courtyard Jukebox

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. …… Continue Reading


Prince William School Performance

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


Dan Hughes

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. …… Continue Reading


ReStrung

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. …… Continue Reading


The Weekenders

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


Dirty Rumour

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


Resonate

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


Fran Taylor

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


ReStrung

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 …… Continue Reading


Charlie Croker Trio

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


Poetry Evening

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


The Weekenders

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


NN10 Community Voices

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


Flashback Photograph

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


Mark Harrison

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


Ock ‘n’ Dough

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! …… Continue Reading


Carter Dolby

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


Oakleas Rise

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


Mark Harrison

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


Ruff Recorders

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


Rusty Strings

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


Rogue Saboteur

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. …… Continue Reading


Carter Dolby

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


Duncan Craven

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. …… Continue Reading


Matt Carter

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. …… Continue Reading


Tap & Sync in the Dance Performance Evening

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


Cross Key Clog in the Dance Performance Evening

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


Rockingham Rapper in the Dance Performance Evening

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


hazeyjane

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


Aldous Pinch

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


The Down County Boys

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! …… Continue Reading


Mark Zwanziger and Acoustic Supper Club

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


Open Mic/Talent Night

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. …… Continue Reading


Pennyless

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


Frumenty

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


George Linton

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


Paul Richards

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


Feastie Boys

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


Paul Strummer

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


Gone to The Dogs

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


Courtyard Jukebox

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. …… Continue Reading


Flashback Photograph

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


Barnwell Music in the Park

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

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