The best so far from million selling artist Ed

DIVIDE by Ed Sheeran, Asylum/Atlantic Records

LARKS ASCENDING: Nigel Morley conducts the Boston Sinfonia.  Photo by Andrew Malkin.

CONCERT REVIEW: Frampton stirs to the sound of orchestral larks flying

Boston Sinfonia - Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and Schubert, St Mary’s Church, Frampton

STRING CONFESSIONALS: Spalding-based musician Tommy Loose whose new album, (I'm Gonna) Tell God Everything, comes out in April.  Photo by Dan Donovan.

SPALDING ACOUSTIC NIGHT PREVIEW: Guitar tales with no strings attached

Acoustic singer-songwriter Tommy Loose has been around the world and back since his days as a mainstay of Spalding’s annual Music in the Marketplace.

The Soft Tone Needles, featuring guitarist Jack Johnson, singer Kat Brittain and saxophonist Mark Wilkinson.  Photo supplied.

MUSIC FEATURE: Breaking down the barriers and marching to original beats

The Soft Tone Needles at the 2017 Holbeach Music and Beer Festival, August 4, 5 and 6

Philippa Hanna performs during her Speed of Light Tour concert at Spalding Baptist Church.  Photo supplied.

MUSIC INTERVIEW: ‘A wonderful evening of songs and storytelling’

Philippa Hanna - Speed of Light Tour at Spalding Baptist Church

Some of the cast of Act IIs Carrie: The Musical.

REVIEW: Famous flop gets new life as kids shine again


By Act II, at The Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove

Theatre and Comedy
Philippa Hanna's fourth album, Speed of Light, is out now on the Resound Media label.  Photo by Rosie Hardy.

Album does exactly what it says on the front cover

An expected audience of about 200 people will be waiting for Christian singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna when she arrives in Spalding tonight.

Singer-songwriter Vimala Rowe as Billie Holiday in Cafe Society Swing.  Photo supplied.

Slow-burner to a sudden storm at New York jazz gig

Time and reality were suspended at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on Saturday night as Cafe Society Swing brought its own version of Doctor Who to town.

Spalding acoustic singer-songwriter Lucinda Flynn.  Photo supplied.

MUSIC REVIEW: Taking centre stage with an eye on bigger stages ahead

Lucinda Flynn, Acoustic Cafe - Youth Takeover, South Holland Centre, Spalding

Robb Johnson, one of folks finest songwriters, will be performing at Spalding Folk Club.

New performer at Spalding Folk Club tomorrow

Peter Coe, who was due to perform at the South Holland Centre tomorrow (Weds, Feb 1), has had to cancel due to illness.

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys - Joshua Rilko, PJ George, Lindsay Lou Rilko and Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood.  Photo supplied.

CONCERT REVIEW: Redefining a music genre after a ‘Lou-grass’ experience

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Americana Season, South Holland Centre, Spalding

The Ruisi String Quartet, the third in this season's series of South Holland Concerts.  Photo supplied.

CONCERT REVIEW: Real essence of chamber music comes in a quartet

The Ruisi String Quartet, South Holland Concerts, South Holland Centre, Spalding

Barrie Rawlings (back right) and Anne Bourne (front, second right) with supporters of plans for a Lincolnshire Road Crash Victims Memorial at Westwood Lakes, Wyberton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060516-102TW.

Ukelele concert in Kirton for road crash memorial

A ukulele concert to raise funds to create a memorial garden for road crash victims in Lincolnshire is taking place in Kirton next weekend.

Holbeach Town Band is reopening its Music Cafe at the towns WI Hall in Park Road on Sunday between 3pm and 5pm.

Holbeach Music Cafe to reopen at WI Hall

Holbeach Town Band is reopening its Music Cafe at the town’s WI Hall in Park Road on Sunday between 3pm and 5pm.

BLUE-COLLAR BLUEGRASS: Josh(ua) Rilko, Mark "Huggy Bear" Lavengood, Lindsay Lou Rilko and PJ George are Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys who are in concert at South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Sunday, January 29, at 7.30pm.  Photo supplied.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Voices from the Great Lakes at Spalding riverside setting for a Nashville night out

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, South Holland Centre, Spalding, Sunday, January 29, 7.30pm.

ROCKET-FUELLED SINGER: Philippa Hanna who is bringing her Speed of Light tour to Spalding Baptist Church on Thursday, February 16.  Photo supplied.  

CONCERT PREVIEW: Moments of truth with Philippa Hanna at Spalding Baptist Church

Expect a concert full of home truths delivered with honesty, humility and compassion when South Yorkshire singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna arrives in Spalding next month.

SPEED OF LIGHT: Christian singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna of Sheffield is coming to Spalding Baptist Church on Thursday, February 16 at 7.30pm.  Tickets available at

Top UK singer-songwriter brings Speed of Light sounds to Spalding audience next month

SPEED OF LIGHT: Singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna at Spalding Baptist Church on Thursday, February 16.

Volunteers help make improvements to Spalding Railway Station.

On track for transport hopes

A group of local, passionate people have come together to help adopt and improve Spalding Railway Station over the last year.

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Cafe Society Swing

Country music and swing are on the agenda

Latest from the South Holland Centre, Spalding

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The Georgia Shackleton Trio ANL-161228-095709001

Never far to travel to find some good folk – and there’s more gigs to come

Though we live in a mainly rural area we still don’t have to travel very far to find some quality entertainment within the world of folk music.

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