Events Listing - March 2020

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Monday 2nd - 30th March

Indian Drumming Workshops

6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

soundLINCS, soundHOUSE, Lincoln LN2 1HY

Join this workshop and experience a variety of drumming methods and genres with Rajeesh.  Drums provided.

Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or

Tuesday 3rd - 24th March

Boston Community Choir

7.00 pm

St Botolph’s Church, Boston

Explore singing, learn new skills and meet new friends as part of this brand new Older Adults group.

£22 per term.
Contact 01205 310929 or

Tuesday 3rd March

Alexei Watkins - french horn
Harry Rylance - piano

1.00 pm

Lincoln Drill Hall
This varied and exciting programme evokes the horn's different qualities from its hunting ancestry to its beautiful lyricism.  The much loved and iconic Beethoven Horn Sonata leads to works by Richard Strauss, Olivier Messiaen, Gilbert Vinter and Alex Woolf.
Tickets £9 on the door, £7.50 in advance £3 students & under 16s

Wednesday 4th - 25th March

Friar's Folly

Rhythm and Blues - acoustic group
Adult Music Workshops   

2 pm to 4.00 pm

Blackfriar's Theatre & Arts Centre, Boston

Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument, or voice, to be part of the friendly band meeting for the joy of playing.

Your first session is free to attend.  All sessions thereafter £2.50 per week
Contact Stuart Bull on 07484 118989

Stringing Nettles 

Adult Music Workshop

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Nettleham Community Hub

Want to learn an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? All abilities welcome at these friendly sessions. Come along and try something different!

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact Chris Rogalski

Wednesday 4th March

Allegro Appassionato

John Elliot - piano

 12.45 pm

Conoco Rooms, Louth Library

Funded by audience donations

Thursday 5th - 26th March

Grantham Music Ensemble

Adult Music Workshop     

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Guildhall Arte Centre, Grantham

Want to learn an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? All abilities welcome at these friendly sessions. Come along and try something different!

Your first session is free to attend.

Thursday 5th March

Lunchtime Recital

Lincolnshire Organists Association

12 noon

Bailgate Methodist Church, Lincoln

Lunchtime recital for all ages.  Free entry with retiring collection. 

One Good Eye 
Rhythm and Blues
Adult Music Workshop    

10.00am - 12.00pm

Lincoln Library  

Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument (or voice) to be part of this friendly band meeting for the joy of playing.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact Jonny Gillard at

Friday 6th March

Genesis Connected

8.00 pm

Bourne Corn Exchange

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & The Mechanics.

Tickets £20

Fri & Sat 6th&7th March

A Night At The Musicals

The Grantham Singers

7.30 pm

Guildhall Theatre, Grantham

The Grantham Singers invite you to “A Night at the Musicals”. A wonderful programme of well-known songs from West End shows, including medleys from Les Miserables, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Chess, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. Come and join them for a musical extravaganza!

Tickets £9, £8 concessions

Saturday 7th March

Workshop - Haydn Nelson Mass

Grantham Choral Society

10.00 am to 3.00 pm

ChristChurch Finkin Street, Grantham NG31 6QZ

£20 for the day with tea and coffee.  £5 extra if a buffet lunch is required.

Further details and form will be found on our website

St John Passion 

Nottingham Cathedral Choir 


Nottingham Cathedral, Nottingham, NG1 5AE

Experience the spiritual and artistic grandeur of Bach's great retelling of Christ's passion, in the beautiful setting of Nottingham's Pugin-designed Cathedral. 

Tickets: £16, £12 and £10 available online:  from Nottingham Tourism Centre or on the door. (subject to availability)

Stephen Hough - piano

7.30 pm

Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

Bach/Busoni                       Chaconne (from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004)
Busoni                                  Berceuse Élégiaque (Op.42)
Chopin                                  Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op.35
Hough                                   Sonata No. 4 (Vida Breve)
Liszt                                       Funérailles, S.173, No. 7
Liszt                                       Bagatelle sans tonalite, S. 216a
Liszt                                       Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514

Tickets £20 (£19) £10 under 26s

Sunday 8th March


Andrew Wood Trio feat Toni Kofi'. 

Tony Kofi - Tenor Saxophone
Matthew Ratcliffe - Piano
Martyn Spencer - Double Bass
Andrew Wood - Drum Kit

8.00 pm

Jazz in The Cellar Bar Stamford Arts Centre

This talented East Midlands based piano trio are joined by Nottingham born and now internationally acclaimed saxophonist Tony Kofi, as they explore the music of the great Tenor players.

The band has been playing as a unit since 2015, and on this outing will be exploring material by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Sam Rivers, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson & Dexter Gordon amongst others as they pay homage to the giants of the tenor saxophone throughout jazz

 Tickets £12 (£10) (includes £1 off first drink voucher

Wednesday 11th March

Allegro Appassionato

Shanty Jack - sea shanties

 12.45 pm

Conoco Rooms, Louth Library

Funded by audience donations

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

 7.30 pm

Guildhall Theatre, Grantham

Two great voices, impeccable musicianship, a set full of memorable songs and infectious good humour, the mix of material is sparkling, full of punch and beautifully executed.

Tickets £16, Concessions £14,

Thursday 12th March


Brubeck Plays Brubeck

Darius Brubeck - piano
Chris Brubeck - bass
Dan Brubeck - drums
Dave O’Higgins - saxophones


7.30 pm

South Holland Centre, Spalding

The great Dave Brubeck was born in 1920 and went on a long and illustrious career which has left us with a legacy of important and memorable music. His famous Dave Brubeck Quartet recorded tunes such as ‘Take Five’ and ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’ which remain hugely popular. Pianist Darius Brubeck and his brothers Chris and Dan, alongside honorary brother Dave O’Higgins, perform live in concert to celebrate their father’s centennial the jazz legend, Dave Brubeck re-kindling the old magic but shrewdly not trying to clone the original sound. His music has lost none of its poise.

 Tickets £17, Concessions £16, Under 26s £7.50, £2 discount for Jazzpac members

Friday 13th March

Ode On An Earworm

Tabea Debus - recorder
Alex McCartney - theorbo

7.30 pm

Outward Academy, Foxhills, Scunthorpe

Until the 15th century music was predominantly an aural tradition. However, with the
invention of the printing press this tradition began to disappear. Still, some melodies are
innately memorable – why?
Tabea and Alex’s programme includes music by Dowland, Purcell, Handel, Corelli, Carroubel, Falconieri, Soler and pieces written specifically for Tabea by Gareth Moorcroft and Freya Waley-Cohen.

Debus is a charismatic virtuoso. The Times / XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto CD / 2018
Only very rarely do we get the chance to encounter musicians in full artistic control and bestowed with a technical ability that makes you sit and listen in awe.  Early Music Review / XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto / 2018
Alex is ‘A consumate lutenist…’  Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 InTune

‘With the rich, deep tones of the theorbo, and some rippling and cascading runs, deftly articulated here by McCartney, this is a delightful programme.’ Classical Notes (about Alex’s album Toccata: Touched; theorbo music by Kapsberger).

Tickets £16, schoolchildren and students free

Saturday 14th March

Julie McLelland And The Band From County Hell

7.30 pm

Guildhall Theatre, Grantham

The Band From County Hell are an original Celtic folk band with 7 critically acclaimed albums, published works with Cherry Red Records and over 2,000 live performances as part of their history.

 Tickets £14, £12 concessions

Solo Classical Guitar Ensemble

 7.30 pm

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

The Solo Classical Guitar Ensemble is a group of accomplished amateur musicians who are passionate about making music with the classical guitar. They perform at concerts at various venues in the South Lincolnshire area where they raise funds for charity.

This is a charity fund raising event for the Boston and District branch of the MS Society.

Tickets £8 available from the Box Office on 01205 363108

Swing Back in Time

 Joanne Shields & The Little Big Band

7.30 pm

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Join Joanne & The Band as they celebrate the great American song book. An evening of swinging tunes and great songs!

Joanne started her career as a dancer but after six years "treading the boards" decided to concentrate on singing and acting, soon developing a much sought after cabaret act, which has taken her around the world, as well as all over the UK. She has cruised for all the major cruise companies and was proud to perform on Canberra's final voyage for P&O, alongside Gerard Kenny and Tom O'Connor.

She has topped the bill at the five star casinos in Funchal, Madeira and The Algarve, as well as venues closer to home, such as The London Rooms, Dury Lane.

One of the highlights of her career was being asked by Combined Services Entertainment to fly around the world to entertain the British and UN troops in countries such as The Falkland Islands and Northern Island.

Tickets £11 available from the Box Office on 01205 363108


The Andy Cleyndert Quartet

Andy Cleyndert – double bass
Nadim Tiemoori - saxophone
Tim Lapthorn - piano
Winston Clifford – drums


8.00 pm

The Blue Room at the Lawn, Lincoln

A very classy UK quartet led by leading double bass player Andy Cleyndert, who has been nominated for the British Jazz Awards every year since they started. He is joined, on saxophone, by the brilliant Nadim Tiemoori who has emerged as an exceptional player performing with top names on the jazz scene and can regularly be found in and around London venues such as Ronnie Scotts, the 606 and Vortex clubs.

The highly gifted and exceptionally expressive Tim Lapthorn is on piano and the British Jazz Awards winner Winston Clifford on drums.

 Tickets £14, Jazzpac Members £12, Under 16s £7. T: 01522 529717 Online:

Tuesday 17th March

Boston Concert Club

Tempest Flute Trio

Holly Melia, Hannah Grayson & Helen Wilson

7.30 pm

Boston Grammar School (main hall), Rowley Rd, Boston

The final concert of the season sees a trio of flautists come to Boston.  The group was founded at the RNCM in 2010 and is now based in London.  The group has won numerous awards and toured widely in the UK and abroad.  Their programme this evening aims to showcase the flute trio as a versatile and original ensemble and will include their own arrangements of works in addition to pieces they have commissioned.

Guest tickets: £12 (from 01205 366018) Children and students FREE
Parking available on site - entrance via Rowley Rd, just off John Adams Way

Wednesday 18th March

Allegro Appassionato

John Prior - flute
Philip Holtham - piano

12.45 pm

Conoco Rooms, Louth Library

Funded by audience donations

Martin Harley

7.30 pm 

Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

In 2019, British guitarist and songwriter Martin Harley is making a change. Having created a deep impression on the acoustic blues roots and Americana scene with his last two Nashville recorded albums, his highly anticipated new record finds a new and exciting sound. An intimate and gritty analogue album, recorded in a remote chapel deep in the wilds of Pembrokeshire. Taking country blues riffs to the electric bottleneck slide guitar, served with sweet vocal harmonies and the driving rhythms of co-producer and drummer Harry Harding (Yola Carter/ William the Conqueror).

Through his road worn song writing style this record explores hopes and fears for fast changing times, offering gospel like comfort and consolation. The song ‘Roll with the Punches’ implores the listener not to get dragged down when challenges seem insurmountable. ‘Coming Home’ asks questions beyond the end of life and explores freedom from worldly desires.

In 2018, Martin Harley was ranked #16 in the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist poll in Total Guitar Magazine and he was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year at the Americana Music Association UK Awards.

‘Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues’ Guitarist Magazine

‘No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business’ Roots Magazine

‘Spellbinding’ The Guardian

‘Quite simply a great live act’ Time Out London

Tickets £17 (£15)

Grantham Music Club

The Kanneh-Mason Duo

7.30 pm

ChristChurch, Finkin Street, Grantham

The Music Club has also formed close ties with the Kanneh-Mason family which culminated with Sheku performing with his sister Isata so successfully in the final concert of the 2017-2018 season.  Isata who has just signed a record deal with Decca, now returns to perform with another member of this hugely talented family, her brother Braimah.  He studies at the Royal Academy and has already given critically acclaimed performances.  There could not be a better way to end our 90th anniversary season.

All concerts are open to non-members.  Tickets £15, students free
at the door or in advance from the Guildhall Arts Centre Box Office 01476 406158

Thursday 19th March

Louth and District Concert Society

Maxim Kinasov - Piano

7.30 pm

Salvation Army Hall, Louth, LN11 9BS

Performing works by Beethoven, Frank-Bauer, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Slonimsky.

'Maxim takes us on a journey through works by major composers along with introductions to two lesser known names..'

Hazel O’Connor Breaking Glass 40 years on - Hallelujah!

7.30 pm

Guildhall Theatre, Grantham 

This powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance. With a special meet and greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat. Unmissable!.

 Tickets £20

Thur to Sat 19 - 21 March

Chicago: High School Edition

7.30 pm + 2.30 pm Saturday

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

Blackfriars Theatre Academy's Senior Performers proudly present Chicago: High School Edition!

Chicago: High School Edition follows Roxie and Velma, two death-row murderesses who develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer’s attention.

Kander & Ebb’s legendary and award-winning musical about fame, fortune and acquittal has been adapted so that the content and language of the show is appropriate to a school performance and audience.

Tickets £11 Adults, £10 Concessions, £38 Family available from the Box Office on 01205 363108

Saturday 21st March

Joint concert

Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir
Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers

7.00 pm

Holy Souls Catholic Church, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7TA

This is the return joint concert with the Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers, this time held in Scunthorpe at Holy Souls.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased in advance from SCJC, or payment can be made on the door.
Admission for children 14 and under is free.


Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir

Angela Simkin - guest mezzo soprano


7.00 pm

St Lawrence’s Church, Church Lane, Bardney, LN3 5TZ

 We shall be singing a wide selection of music and are pleased to be joined by renowned local mezzo soprano Angela Simkin. 

Tickets, which include a glass of wine and light refreshments, are £6 and can be bought on the door or from or

Bleak House - Pantaloons


7.30 pm

Guildhall Theatre, Grantham

A company of five actor-musicians bring the novel's cast of over 50 characters to life in a thrilling tale of love, skulduggery and spontaneous combustion....

Tickets £12 / £10 concs / £8 under 25s


Musical Seascapes

Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Richard Laing – musical director 
Simon Hogan – organ
James Oldfield – bass baritone

7.30 pm

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Mendelssohn              The Hebrides
MacCunn                     The Wreck of the Hesperus
Britten                          Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Howells                        Sir Patrick Spens
Stanford                      Songs of the Fleet

Our island nation has always been fascinated by the sea, and our greatest composers have been irresistibly drawn to it. Here we present Stanford’s rollicking nautical entertainment alongside Britten’s atmospheric musical pictures, a dramatic cantata by Herbert Howells and an extraordinary melodrama by the great Romantic Hamish MacCunn, (probably never heard in Nottingham before) all prefaced by the anglophile Mendelssohn’s wonderfully vivid picture of Fingal’s Cave. Bring your waterproofs!

Monday 23rd March

A Concert of Music by English Composers

Lincoln Concert Orchestra

7.30 pm

Holy Cross Church, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln

R. Binge - Elizabethan Serenade
E. Coates – From the Countryside: 1. In the Meadows, 2. Among the Poppies, 3. Evening - At the Fair
Coates – Knightsbridge (from "London Suite)
E. Elgar - Chanson de Matin
R.J. Farnon - Jumping Bean
H. Finck - Dancing Daffodils
A.W. Ketelbey - Sanctuary of the Heart
R. Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves

Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support and Holy Cross Church.

 Tickets Adults £7, Students £3


Wednesday 25th March

Allegro Appassionato

Craig Pillans - piano

7.00 pm

Conoco Rooms, Louth Library

Funded by audience donations

Friday 27th March

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

7.00 pm

Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, the pair have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – BEST DUO Award and been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for ‘Live Act of the Year’.

Aly was a founder member of the ‘Boys of the Lough’ and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson. He was responsible for launching ‘The Transatlantic Sessions’  TV series in which both he and Phil continue to feature. Accordion player Phil has been named as one of Scotland’s 25 most influential people and his mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure. 

“They are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.” Mike Russel – The Glasgow Herald

 Tickets £17 (£16) 

Saturday 28th March

Bach's John Passion

7.00 pm

Lincoln Cathedral, 

Join us for an evening of choral and orchestral music to mark the start of the Passiontide season. Baroque instruments recreate the atmosphere of J.S. Bach’s original 1724 performance. Lincoln Cathedral Choir are joined by the Cathedral Consort for this concert of John Passion accompanied by orchestra, Musica Donum Dei.

Tickets from £8 , The Cathedral Shop and 01522 561 658

Beethoven's 250th Anniversary

Boston Sinfonia
Nigel Morley - conductor
Anne Dales - leader + solo violin

7.30 pm

St Mary's Church, Frampton

Beethoven       Leonora Overture No 1
Beethoven       Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra
Beethoven       Egmont Overture
Beethoven       Symphony No 7

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world’s greatest ever composers. In this concert we present some of Beethoven’s crowning achievements including the symphony which was his own personal favourite

 Tickets on the door £12, advance booking £10, students and under 18 free


Broadway Nights 

Gainsborough Choral Society 

7.30 pm

All Saint's Church, Gainsborough, DN21 2JR

 Gainsborough Choral Society and Lincoln Pro Musica

Tickets :£13, £10, £2 available from Horsley's, Church Street, Gainsborough or 

Sunday 29th March

The Fureys

7.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc return on Sunday 29th March 2020.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall.

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

“They are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.” Mike Russel – The Glasgow Herald

Tickets £21 available from the Box Office on 01205 363108