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Spalding Brass Band to strike up a note for market day

Members of a Spalding-based band will be making some noise for shoppers on Saturday in an effort to draw new members.

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Humanz by Gorillaz

New Gorillaz offering exceptional from start to finish

Humanz

By Gorillaz

Parlaphone and Warner Bros

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PLATINUM NIGHT: Robin Carter (second left), conductor and musical director of the South Holland Singers, at St Mary and St Nicolas Church, Spalding, with (from left) Alex Aldren (tenor), Hannah Poulsom (mezzo-soprano), James Geidt (bass) and Carrie-Ann Williams (soprano).  Photo by Marnie McMorran.

CONCERT REVIEW: Mass chorus provides night to remember in choir’s platinum year

South Holland Singers, with the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra, Miriness Singers and soloists, Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, St Mary and St Nicolas Church, Spalding

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Surfleet Seas End acoustic singer-songwriter Tommy Loose's third studio album, (I'm Gonna) Tell God Everything.  Artwork by Nik Gernert.

ALBUM REVIEW: Pulling at the heartstrings before a loud thunderclap

(I’m Gonna) Tell God Everything, Tommy Loose, Self-Released, Out Now

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Surfleet Seas End acoustic singer-songwriter Tommy Loose's second album, Carrying the Unfixable.  Artwork by Nik Gernert.

ALBUM REVIEW: Getting it all out of your system and onto disc

Carrying The Unfixable, Tommy Loose, Self-Released, Out Now

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stop what you’re doing and just dance!

ALBUM REVIEW: Stop what you’re doing and just dance!

Youth by Tinie Tempah

Parlophone

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DISTRICT VOICES: South Holland Singers in concert at St Mary & St Nicolas Church, Spalding, in December 2015.

THURSDAY FEATURE: SOUTH HOLLAND SINGERS - Voices from the area at 70

At 7pm on Thursday, December 11, 1947, a chorus of 39 women and 15 men were seated inside Spalding’s St Mary and St Nicolas Church ready to perform Handel’s “Messiah”.

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PAVAROTTI TRIBUTE: German organist Claudia Hirschfeld and tenor Johannes Gross (right) at Swineshead Village Hall,  with Dutch keyboard player DirkJan Ranzijn (left) and Alan Pilgrim of Essex.

CONCERT REVIEW: German tenor and organmeister make friends for life in Swineshead

The memories of German organist Claudia Hirschfeld and tenor Johannes Gross will live on long after works by Verdi, Puccini and Shostakovich fade away.

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Youngsters from Act II busy in rehearsal for Disco Inferno.

Not my favourite show but some stellar singing nonetheless

DISCO INFERNO

By Act II Theatre Company

South Holland Centre

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Polka Dot Panto

Auditions for Aladdin coming up

Following the success of Beauty and the Beast at Spalding’s South Holland Centre in December, Polka Dot Pantomimes is looking for local children to take part in this year’s festive extravaganza, Aladdin.

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Stacey Kent

MUSIC REVIEW: Close your eyes and drift away with Stacey

STACEY KENT

South Holland Centre, Spalding

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Youngsters from Act II busy in rehearsal for Disco Inferno.

Get ready for a ‘night to remember’ with Act II

A cast of just over 50, with youngsters aged 11-18, will be turning Spalding’s South Holland Centre into a ‘boogie wonderland’, over the next few days as they perform the show Disco Inferno.

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Musician and singer Miranda Sykes who is performing at Spalding Folk Club on  Wednesday, May 3.

Nowt So Queer with Martin Browne of Spalding Folk Club

We had a great evening at Spalding Folk Club’s singaround last Thursday (April 20) at the Welland Yacht Club.

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The Georgia Shackleton Trio are (from left) Nic Zuppardi (mandolin), Georgia Shackleton (fiddle/lead vocalist) and Aaren Bennett (guitar).  Photo by JAMES DE ARA TORRES.

ALBUM REVIEW Traditional folk makes room for true bluegrass

The Dog That Would Not Be Washed

The Georgia Shackleton Trio

Self-Released, Out Now

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The Georgia Shackleton Trio, Nic Zuppardi (vocals and mandolin), Georgia Shackleton (vocals and fiddle) and Aaren Bennett (vocals and guitar) at The Old Ship Inn, London Road, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG160417-200TW.

MUSIC PROFILE: The Georgia Shackleton Trio explore new country sounds

An ancestor of one of the British Isles’s greatest explorers and two sensational “sultans of string” gave The Old Ship Inn, Long Sutton, a pub reopening to remember on Easter Day.

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Roy Markillie outside Holbeach Bank's sports pavilion in January 2013.  

Photo:  SG110113-159TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Fundraiser for Holbeach Bank village pavilion

A fundraising event for Holbeach Bank Playing Field and Community Pavilion is taking place in Holbeach later this month.

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WHO'S AFRAID: Acoustic singer-songwriter-guitarist Tommy Loose performs at The Annexe inside The Black Swan, Spalding. Photo by Gary Trueman.

MUSIC REVIEW: Annexe of strings that cried out for full house

Tommy Loose with Alisha Vickers and Josh Ellinor

Everybody’s Afraid Tour

The Annexe, The Black Swan, Spalding

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PASSION NIGHT: Daffodils outside All Saints Church in Holbeach where the recital of John Stainer's 19th century choral work, The Crucifixion, was performed by Holbeach Church Choir, conducted by Barry Lancaster.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  
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MUSIC REVIEW: Town recital gives Easter its right and proper place

Stainer’s The Crucifixion, Holbeach Parish Church Choir conducted by Barry Lancaster, with Howard Clinkard (tenor) and Dominic Rose (baritone)

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Tommy Loose brings his impressive fingerstyle to the harp guitar, performing live in Spalding on Friday April 7.

Surfleet Seas End musician performing live at the Annexe

Tommy Loose has played everything from the piano to the tuba, to classical guitar and forming the metal band Smokescreen.

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Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: An amazing evening with true performers

GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS – South Holland Centre, Spalding

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