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									The Stables Theatre
Stockwell Lane
Milton Keynes
MK17 8LU

Box Office: 01908 280800

Listings – July to October including The Stables
Christmas Show – Heidi A Goat’s Tail


Tuesday 1 July, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Jazz Stage – Toscha Comeaux
Like so many great American singers, Toscha started
singing in church and has subsequently shared the stage
with legends like Lou Rawls, Ray Charles and Diana Ross.
Her great love has always been mainstream jazz, soul and
R&B and now she‟s making a mark in her own right with the
release of her debut album This Could Be Love, a collection
of brand new songs from this knockout artist.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 July, 8pm
One Night With Elvis
The Legend Continues
Promoted by John Hessenthaler
It‟s rhinestone jumpsuits all the way tonight as we go on a
musical journey from the early days of hip-swivelling rock n
roll through to Elvis‟ time in Las Vegas. This lavish Las
Vegas-style production features Lee „Memphis‟ King (voted
winner of Canada's annual Elvis Festival 2005) backed by a
full orchestra/band and backing singers – uh-huh!
Tickets £22.50

Friday 4 July, 8pm
Deborah Bonham
How much talent can you get in just one gene pool? Looking
at the Bonham family tree, loads. Tonight Deborah Bonham -
sister of John, aunt of Jason - joins us for the first time.
Music is in her blood, and her vocal style draws comparisons
with Janis Joplin and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks.
However, Deborah cites Stone The Crows' Maggie Bell as
her key influence and there the similarity is greatest, in a
performance that runs the gamut from blues to soul to hard
rock to English folk, and all the way back again.
Tickets £12.50
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Saturday 5 July, 2pm
Theatre of Widdershins
Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails
Are you really sure what happened to the wolf and those
three little pigs? What about Goldilocks? Why was she
walking in those woods? And as for the three Billy Goats
Gruff – how did they really deal with that troll? All will be
revealed in this beautiful show from the Theatre of
Widdershins, using puppets and props. It‟s full of fun and
laughter and has an exciting gypsy soundtrack that you
won‟t be able to stop singing long after the show has
finished. Suitable for everyone aged three and up - and their
pet trolls!
Tickets £6.50 children, £8 adults, £26 family of 4 (2 adults &
2 children)

Saturday 5 July, 8pm
Brendon Burns
Under Educated
Fresh from his triumphant run at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe
Festival where he was awarded The If.comedy award
(formerly the Perrier Award), Brendon Burns is taking his
show on the road. Neither politically correct nor incorrect,
Brendon is willing to oppose all schools of thought and has
courted controversy wherever he‟s been – he once got
banned from BBC television for snogging a goat live on air!
Suitable for 16+
“He's honestly the best thing I've seen in a long long
time.” The Guardian
Tickets £12

Saturday 5 July, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage – Afterspark
Hailing from the vibrant Brighton music scene, Cate Ferris,
one of The Stables‟ Leverhulme Artists, and Adam Staff are
Afterspark, currently touring with their debut album
Sometimes We Forget. With crystalline vocals soaring
over a dynamic, acoustic- based collection of songs
that range from the sublime to the unflinching, this is a duo
with a lot of talent.
“It’s quite astonishing how two people can make such
atmospheric songs”
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Sunday 6 July, 7.30pm
The Rock Experience Concert
Introduced by Pete Hemsley, this concert will showcase
local bands who have taken part in The Stables‟ 2008 Rock
Experience course. All performers have taken part in five
weeks of workshops to develop their technique and rehearse
material for their set.
For more information on Rock Experience Workshops
contact Stables Education on
Tickets £5

Tuesday 8 July & Wednesday 9 July, 8pm
10cc return to The Stables for two nights after a storming
performance last year showcasing the staggering number of
hits they produced during the „70s that have gone on to form
the soundtrack of many lives in love. With classics such as
Donna, Rubber Bullets, Life Is A Minestrone, I’m Not In
Love, Dreadlock Holiday and of course The Things We Do
For Love you can‟t fail to sing along.
Tickets £32.50, £35

Thursday 10 July, 8pm
Debashish Bhattacharya
Debashish Bhattacharya is renowned for his compositions
on slide guitar and his originality as a musician has earned
him global admiration. His technical prowess allows him to
play complex passages at blistering speeds on instruments
he has invented himself, which he calls theTrinity of Guitars.
“…hypnotic flurries of notes that it would take a battery
of special effects to produce from a western guitar. The
results are as beautiful as they are extraordinary.” The
Tickets £14.50, £16.50

Friday 11 July, 8pm
G2 Definitive Genesis
G2 Definitive Genesis pays tribute to the four-man era
(1975-78) of Genesis‟s long and colourful history which
spawned the live album Seconds Out. Hits such as Dance
On A Volcano, Ripples, Entangled, and Afterglow are mixed
up with classics from the Gabriel years such as Firth Of Fifth,
I Know What I Like and the infamous Supper’s Ready.
Vintage Genesis performed to a level Genesis themselves
would be proud of!
Tickets £16

Saturday 12 July, 10am – 3pm
Harmonica Workshop
Adult Workshop
Improvers 10am – 3.30pm
Keen to develop your existing harmonica skills? Join tutors
Con O‟Neill and Joff Watkins for this one-day session. The
workshop is aimed at intermediate players (i.e. you‟ve been
on a beginners workshop or can already bend notes) wishing
to move forward with other ideas for improvisation, technique
and filling in the blanks with musical theory. Suitable for
those aged 15+. Please bring a 10-hole harmonica in C and
a packed lunch.
Course fee £25
See Con and Joff in action later on Stage 2 with British guitar
& Dobro master Mark Ryan for an evening of top-quality
blues, bluegrass and jazz harmonica.
Combined workshop and gig ticket £32.50

Saturday 12 July, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage - Con O’Neill, Joff Watkins & Mark Ryan
Harmonica gurus Con O‟Neill and Joff Watkins join forces
with British guitar and Dobro master Mark Ryan. Expect a
range from mellow sophisticated jazz to raunchy lowdown
blues, via foot-stomping bluegrass. Joff and Mark feature on
Acid Jazz‟s Testament of Folk album.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Saturday 12 July, 8pm
Sizzling hot from the streets of Bogotá, Colombia, this 11-
piece salsa band produced their first album in 2004 to global
success, thanks to their recording of La Pantera Mambo,
which includes an adaptation of Henry Mancini‟s Pink
Panther theme. Since then they have toured all over the
world with their vibrant and energetic shows. This will be a
dance event at The Stables so get those hips a-swinging!
Tickets £17.50
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Enjoy two courses of tasty tapas (meat & vegetarian options
available) in Café in2 before the show for just £27.50 –
includes a ticket for the show. Book in advance through the
Box Office to reserve your table.

Sunday 13 July, 6pm
Rockschools Summer Concert
Promoted by Rockschools
Rockschools was created over 13 years ago to help 6-18
year olds realise their musical potential. Currently it has over
40 bands, ranging from the Cosmic Chicks to the Deadly
Demons and everything in between! They all have one thing
in common though – they make great rock music!
Tickets £8

Thursday 17 July, 8pm
Antonio Forcione Quartet
Intense, formidably creative and hailed as the “Jimi Hendrix
of the acoustic guitar”, multi-award-winning Antonio Forcione
breaks the mould of most conventional, popular guitar
sounds, be they jazz, Spanish, African, Brazilian or
improvised music. Tonight‟s concert also features Brazilian
master-percussionist Adriano Adewale, cellist Jenny
Adejayan, and Nathan Thomson on double bass and
“Passion, grace, fire.” The Times
Tickets £17.50

Thursday 17 July, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage – Bluehouse
Folk-flavoured pop melodies meshed with powerful, intricate
harmonies and inspired guitar and bass playing have made
Bluehouse one of Australia‟s premier independent bands.
Bluehouse is Australian for great music, mate!
Tickets £12

Friday 18 July, 6pm
Rockin’ at The Rectory and Swingin’ at The Stables
Join us for canapés and entertainment under the Pavilion in
the Rectory Gardens, followed by an evening of dancing in
The Stables with The John Dankworth Big Band.
Tickets £27.50 including canapés

Saturday 19 July, 8pm
The Ring of Fire
The Man in Black may be gone, but this is as close to a live
Johnny Cash show as you'll ever get. From the earliest Sun
Sessions material to the modern classics from Rick Rubin's
American Recordings, all played on authentic 1950s
equipment, this is a rock „n‟ roll party paying homage to a
true legend. All the favourites are here, from Folsom Prison
Blues to Walk the Line and Ring of Fire, taking you back to
those magical 50s shows that marked the birth of rock „n‟
Tickets £16

Sunday 20 July, 8pm
New Amen Corner’s Summer Of Love
Featuring The Summer Of Love Orchestra
Dig out those flares and kaftans for a magical mystery tour
that takes you from Carnaby Street to San Francisco on a
musical trip that changed the world, with classic hits such as
Whiter Shade Of Pale, Little Help From My Friends, Bend
Me Shape Me, California Dreaming, Flowers In The Rain,
Happy Together, Out Of Time, Itchycoo Park, Nights In
White Satin, and many more.
Tickets £18

Friday 25 July, 8pm
Andy Fairweather Low
A world tour as musical director with Roger Waters‟ band
followed by a European tour with Bill Wyman‟s Rhythm
Kings might be difficult to top for most people – but not for
Andy. He just segues smoothly to a solo tour with some of
the world‟s finest musicians in his band – Geraint Watkins,
Dave Bronze and Paul Beavis complete the line-up.
Tickets £21.50

Saturday 26 July, 8pm
Nanci Griffith
Grammy Award-winning Nanci Griffith swept Nashville off its
collective feet with her unique form of “folkabilly” music –
merging country with folk and pop music. She has penned
some of country music's most enduring compositions, and
her most recent album Ruby's Torch, is an intriguing
experiment bringing together both Griffith originals and
material from some of her favourite writers.
Tickets £32.50

Friday 22 August, 8pm
Manor House Quartet
All Along The Watchtower, Rock Around the Clock, Stand By
Me, Smoke on the Water - not titles you‟d usually associate
with chamber music. Tonight expect to hear some of the
greatest rock and pop classics of the last five decades
performed by a traditional string quartet whose detailed and
dynamic arrangements allow you to experience the
repertoire and instrumentation in a whole new way. Virtuoso
musicianship – with a twist.
Tickets £12.50

Saturday 23 August, 8pm
Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Rhythm is their business! For over 30 years the Pasadena
Roof Orchestra has been performing hot dance tunes from
the 1920s and 30s with inimitable vivacity and panache.
Drawing their repertoire from Duke Ellington, George
Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cab
Calloway, an evening with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra is
elegant, life-affirming and – above all - fun.
Tickets £19.50

Saturday 30 August, 8pm
Clem Curtis & The Foundations
Best known for the hits Build Me Up Buttercup and Baby
Now That I’ve Found You, local soul legend Clem Curtis
returns to The Stables with his group The Foundations.
Expect an evening of exciting arrangements of soul classics,
dancing and a few surprises along the way
Tickets £18.50

Sunday 31 August, 8pm
Val Doonican
The much-loved Val Doonican returns to The Stables for a
trip down memory lane. Famed for hits including Walk Tall,
Elusive Butterfly, What Would I Be, Memories Are Made Of
This, O'Rafferty's Motor Car and Paddy McGinty's Goat, this
evening promises to include some classic favourites from
one of Ireland‟s finest exports.
Tickets £20


Tuesday 2 September, 8pm
Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes
Voted Guitar Player magazine‟s Best Country Guitar Picker
five times, Albert Lee has been a member of Chris Farlowe‟s
Thunderbirds, Head Hands & Feet, Eric Clapton‟s band,
Emmylou Harris‟s Hotband, The Crickets, Bill Wyman‟s
Rhythm Kings and has toured for years with The Everly
Brothers. Tonight he finds rooms for us in his busy schedule.
Rescheduled date from 24 May.
Tickets £20

Tuesday 2 September, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Jazz Stage – Finn Peters
Finn Peters is one of the leading flute and sax players in the
UK today. In 2007 Finn‟s Finntett won Best Band at the BBC
Jazz Awards, their music being played in clubs across
Europe by high-profile tastemakers like Gilles Peterson and
Mr Scruff. His album Su-ling received extensive airplay on
BBC Radios 1, 2 and 3 with its blend of jazz sitting
comfortably alongside classical, hip-hop and world music.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Thursday 4 September, 8pm
Jason Manford
The multi-award winning comedian and star of 8 Out of 10
Cats, Live at the Apollo and XFM embarks on his first live
national tour with this exciting and hilarious show that will
have audiences begging for more. “Deserves a cult
following” Scotsman, “Very funny” Peter Kay, “Hilarious”
Johnny Vegas, “Engaging and witty” Sunday Times
Tickets £14

Friday 5 September, 8pm
Henry Blofeld
Henry Blofeld made his name as a cricket commentator and
is one of the most recognisable voices in cricket. A brilliant
raconteur, tonight Blowers talks us through his life and the
people he‟s met along the way. His stories include
characters such as Ian Fleming (who appropriated his
surname for James Bond‟s arch-enemy Ernst Stavro
Blofeld), Noel Coward, The Queen, Clive Dunn and Boris
Johnson – to name but a few. A quintessentially English
Tickets £17.50

Saturday 6 September, 8pm
Eliza Carthy & The Ratcatchers
Eliza Carthy is one of the most dazzling folk musicians of a
generation. She divides her time between touring and
recording with her legendary parents, Martin Carthy and
Norma Waterson, and numerous pioneering solo and band
projects. She has revitalised folk music and captured new
audiences with her intelligent, charismatic and boundary-
crossing performance.
Tickets £17.50

Sunday 7 September, 11.30am – 1pm
Stage 2
Jazz Matters
Tickets £5

Sunday 7 September, 8pm
Piccadilly Dance Orchestra
It don‟t mean a thing if it ain‟t got that swing! The Piccadilly
Dance Orchestra recreates the glamorous golden age of
popular music from the elegant Art Deco era. The show
features great songs by Cole Porter and the Gershwin
brothers, performed with the orchestra‟s matchless
combination of period style and sound. Anything goes!
Tickets £16.50, £18.50

Tuesday 9 September, 8pm
Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents
Alec Dankworth‟s long-standing love of all things Spanish
provided the inspiration for this group. With Alec Dankworth
– bass, Mark Lockheart – saxes, Ed Renshaw – guitars,
Chris Garrick – violin and Demi Garcia – percussion.
Metheny, Corea and even Rodrigo are reinvented alongside
traditional folk songs and originals in flamenco rhythms
creating a wonderful and genuinely Spanish world. A heady
mix of top British players make this an exciting and unusual
Tickets £15

Thursday 11 September, 8pm
In Dreams
Relive the music of Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers,
Buddy Holly and Ricky Corvette in this stunning tribute show.
It‟s a breath-taking stroll down memory lane, through the
heady days of the fabulous fifties and the swinging sixties.
Tickets £17.50

Thursday 11 September, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage – Tiny Tin Lady
“Full of talent, charm and chutzpah, they’re a joy to hear
and to be with” – that‟s what Fairport Convention say about
Tiny Tin Lady, who over the past three years (and 30 festival
appearances) have become one of the most talked about
bands on the acoustic scene. Rootsy, folky, rocky, delivering
brilliant original songs coupled with superb musicianship,
Mojo magazine called their debut album Sound of Requiem
“A triumph for talent over X-Factor garbage.”
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Friday 12 September, 8pm
On September 19 1970 Stackridge played the first note at
the first Glastonbury festival. And now, 38 years on, they‟re
back playing Glastonbury again – along with The Stables as
they tour their new studio album. Strangely strange and
wonderfully wonderful, expect some weirdness tonight from
a band whose back catalogue includes titles like Purple
Spaceships Over Yatton, The Indifferent Hedgehog and No
One’s More Important Than The Earthworm & classic hit
Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime.
Tickets £14.50

Friday 12 September, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage - Toni Castells & Riddler
The Stables has linked up with leading agency Dawson
Breed Music to bring you the stars of tomorrow today in a
packed co-headlining gig. If you like chillout Cafe Del Mar-
type sounds you‟ll love Toni Castells – his music has a
dreamy, film-like quality reminiscent of bands like Air and
The Blue States. Tonight he‟ll be joining us with his laptop
and an opera singer in tow so prepare to drift away on a
musical experience quite unlike any other at The Stables this
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Saturday 13 September, 8pm
Vampires Rock
The year is 2030, the city is New York, the undead are
among us and they‟re livelier than ever! Steve Steinman
plays Baron Von Rockula - owner of the Live & Let Die Club.
Rock guitar legend Eddie Ojeda from Twisted Sister plays
alongside the Baron, ripping up a storm in the wickedest club
around! The musicians blast their way through some of the
greatest rock anthems from Meat Loaf, Rainbow, Bon Jovi,
Queen, White Snake, AC/DC, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper and
Guns & Roses.
Tickets £21, £23

Sunday 14 September, 11.30am – 1pm
Stage 2
Jazz Matters
Tickets £5

Sunday 14 September, 8pm
The Warsaw Village Band
It‟s the Polish Pogues! Winners of a BBC World Music
award, this band have taken ancient Polish traditional music
and revamped it for a new generation – and what a revamp!
They call it “bio-techno” – it‟s got hyponotic trancey rhythms,
open throat “white voice” singing and tons of punky attitude,
played on instruments like hurdy gurdy, frame drums, cello,
cimbalom and szuka (that‟s a fiddle that you play with your
fingernails). This is hardcore folk we‟re talking about here,
from an outfit that‟s not so much a band as a force of nature!
Tickets £16.50

Monday 15 September, 8pm
Stephen Bishop
With John O‟Connell
Promoted by Jalons
Bishop is an American singer and guitarist who has been
nominated for two Grammys and an Oscar. His major hits
include On and On, Save It for a Rainy Day, Everybody
Needs Love, and It Might Be You, the theme from the movie
Tootsie. As well as writing and singing on numerous film
scores, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Art
Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow,
David Crosby and The Four Tops have all recorded songs
penned by Bish. John O'Connell was half of the well-known
Liverpool band Groundpig and is now making a name for
himself as a popular singer/songwriter.
Tickets £19.50, £21.50

Tuesday 16 September, 8pm
Emma Johnson
Clarinettist Emma Johnson has established a busy
international career as a soloist, performing across
the world. Hugely popular in Britain, she regularly
plays to sold-out concert halls. Recently she recorded
two discs for Universal Classics & Jazz, the first of
which, Voyage, went straight to number 3 in the UK
Classical Charts. Accompanied by John Lenehan
(piano), tonights programme will include: Debussy:
Premiere Rhapsodie, Schumann: Romances op.94,
Mendelssohn: Sonata in E flat major, Elgar: Canto
Popolare, John Dankworth: Suite for Emma,
Bernstein arr. Johnson/Lenehan: Scenes from West
Side Story
Tickets £15.50, £17.50

Wednesday 17 September, 8pm
Hot Club of Cowtown
Hot Club of Cowtown are the most globe-trotting, hard-
swinging Western Swing trio on the planet. Tours with Bob
Dylan, Willie Nelson and The Mavericks keep them pretty
busy, but tonight they join us at The Stables touring their
latest album. Theirs is a unique and ever-changing sound,
blending hot jazz, Americana, vintage pop & folk. Almost as
if Django Reinhardt and Woody Guthrie had got together,
and somehow had three very talented kids…
Tickets £15

For just £25 you can enjoy some tasty Tex-Mex treats
(vegetarian options available) served in Café in2, includes a
ticket for the concert. Book in advance through the Box
Office to reserve your table.

Wednesday 17 September, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Comedy Stage – Screaming Blue Murder
Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow, today! Tonight
compere Dan Evans introduces rising star Chris Neill and
headliner Roger Monkhouse. Line-up may be subject to
change. Suitable for those aged 16+.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Thursday 18 September, 8pm
Karen Matheson
The Stables is delighted to welcome back Karen Matheson,
lead singer of Capercaillie, performing one of her rare solo
concerts. Providing the Celtic sound track to the film Rob
Roy, Capercaille sold millions of albums world wide and “the
crowning glory of Capercaillie is Matheson's voice” The
Tickets £16

Friday 19 September, 8pm
Fleetwood Bac
Fleetwood Bac are the world's first and best Fleetwood Mac
tribute band – endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself! The
sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage
chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy of
the classic line-up. Songs featured include Dreams, Don’t
Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Rhiannon,
Little Lies, Green Manalishi, Oh Well, Gold Dust Woman and
many more.
Tickets £16.50

Saturday 20 September, 8pm
The Hamsters
After 21 years and 4000 gigs, the Rodent Rockers are back
at The Stables tonight. Although equally well respected for
their own homegrown brand of hard-rocking blues, The
Hamsters are the UK‟s leading interpreters of the music of
Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top. For their show at The Stables they
will be performing three sets, opening with some Hamsters
songs, followed by two sets of the ZZ Top/Hendrix material.
“Nobody does the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top
better (apart from the real ZZ Top)” – The Times.
Tickets £16

Sunday 21 September, 11.30am – 1.45pm
Stage 2
Live Jazz Matters
Tickets £8 in advance, £9.50 on the door

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 September 10.30am – 4pm ed
Global Voices – weekend workshop
Join three amazing vocal artists from different traditions &
cultures - each one an acclaimed performer & workshop
leader- for an exciting exploration of our global vocal
heritage through lyrics, harmony & rhythm. With Lucky
Moyo (Zimbabwe) Shaheen Khan (India) Tea Hodzic

Global Voices consists of two days of singing participation,
exploring Southern African, Indian & Balkan songs, leading
to a shared community performance alongside the workshop
leaders on Sunday evening. Suitable for beginners,
community choirs, and anyone interested in bringing the
different song traditions together to explore cultural
identities, the common ground between traditions and how
we might create a new global vocal heritage. Suitable for
age 15+.
Course fee £40 (students £20)

Sunday 21 September 7.30pm
Global Voices Performance
Led by some of the world‟s most exciting vocal artists,
Global Voices is a community singing project with an edge.
Featuring Lucky Moyo (Zimbabwe), Tea Hodzic (Bosnia)
and Shaheen Khan (India) and a community choir created
specially for this event, Global Voices is a unique fusion of
inspirational and memorable voices in a shared community
performance, with live sets from these internationally
respected artists.
Tickets £5

The Global Voices project is produced by Music for Change
for The Stables and other members of the
roots/round/about consortium

Tuesday 23 September, 8pm
Martin Taylor & Alison Burns
This is a stunningly beautiful project based on the award-
winning albums recorded by Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald.
Bringing the intimacy and delicacy of voice and guitar to
songs both old and new, Martin and Alison‟s new album
1:AM is a truly remarkable work of art that lends itself to a
live performance not to be missed.
Tickets £17.50
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Wednesday 24 September, 8pm
Flanders & Swann
At The Drop Of A Hippopotamus with Tim FitzHigham
and Duncan Walsh Atkins
After 3 sell out tours, Duncan, Tim, the Hippo and the words
and music of Flanders and Swann are back, fresh from
headlining at the International Flanders and Swann Festival,
playing on Donald Swann's piano and drinking from Michael
Flanders' famous Madeira decanter. The boys breathe new
life into F&S‟s wonderful songs including: The Hippopotamus
Song, The Gas Man Cometh, The Gnu Song, Omnibus (or A
Transport of Delights), A Song of Patriotic Prejudice and
Madeira M'Dear. Flanders and Swann‟s own brand of
inoffensive, gentle but witty and often satirical humour has
stood the test of time, remaining popular with all ages. 'A
certain winner' - Daily Mail, “Classic... joyously frivolous”
Sunday Times
Tickets £15

Thursday 25 September, 8pm
Richard Digance
The master of nostalgic comedy returns with his unique
blend of music and comedy. An evergreen performer
respected by comedians for his original material and by
musicians for being one of Britain's top acoustic guitarists.
With over 20 albums, eight books and two film scripts to his
name, Richard Digance continues to delight audiences.
Tickets £15

Thursday 25 September, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage – Michael Roach
If you like Eric Bibb, chances are you‟ll like Michael. He
plays in an East Coast blues style originating from the
1920s, having learned his craft from blues masters John
Jackson, John Cephas and Jerry Ricks. From this he has
developed his own unique and distinctive playing style. Join
this him tonight for an evening of exceptional musicianship.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Friday 26 September, 8pm
Best Ever Blues Brothers
Jake & Elwood are back on a mission with their electrifying
Blues Brothers show. Enjoy all the hits, including Everybody
Needs Somebody, Gimme Some Lovin’, Shake A Tail-
Feather, Do You Love Me, and Rawhide, in this much-loved,
rhythm and blues party. It‟s dark and we‟re wearing
sunglasses – hit it!
Tickets £21.50

Friday 26 September, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage - Steve Gifford
Steve has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity in the
wake of his 2005/6 tour Building Bridges. Since the 2002
debut album Cut & Run, his song-writing has continued to
mature, as well as his accomplished stage performance,
combining a unique raw driven edgy guitar with soulful
ballads and intimate lyrics.
Tickets £12
Saturday 27 September, 10am – 4pm
Waves and Raves 1
John Bowman‟s popular 1-day introduction is ideal for
beginners or those who want a refresher. Join us in The
Stables‟ rehearsal room and control room for this music
technology workshop and hands-on studio session.
Admission includes a resource pack and CD. If you play an
instrument, please bring it along for the afternoon recording
session. Suitable for those aged 15+. Please bring a packed
lunch. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.
Course fee £30
Or £55 when booked with Waves and Raves 2

Saturday 27 September, 8pm
The Real Thing
It‟s a sizzling soul party tonight at The Stables with top 70s
soul band The Real Thing – best known for their huge hits
You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You, and
Feel The Force. Original vocalists Chris Amoo, Eddie Amoo
and Dave Smith will perform all their hits alongside covers of
disco classics such as Ladies Night, Celebration, and Ain’t
No Stopping Us Now. The mirrorball will be working overtime
Tickets £22.50

Saturday 27 September, 8.45pm
Stage 2
M1 Music Stage
Chris Smyth & Daniela Bové
A co-headlining gig featuring outstanding artists from Beds,
Bucks, Herts and Northants. Daniela Bové‟s songs are hook-
laden, sincere and charged pieces of pop-craft, inspired by
loss and love of life. With a sound that combines the
electronic sensibility of Björk, the intimate folk of Beth
Gibbons, and the emotional release of Tori Amos, Bové's
2008 debut Deep Blue is a rich production blending the
grand and emotional, haunting and intimate, quirky and
feisty into a sublime pop music collage. Daniela was last
seen at The Stables supporting Tom Baxter. Chris Smyth is
a songwriter of great flair and subtlety, fast gaining a
reputation as an exciting new talent on the British music
scene. He numbers Neil Young, Nick Drake and Wilco
among his influences – alongside Charlie Parker, Ravi
Shankar and Free.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Starts Sunday 28 September, 10am – 12.30pm
The Ceilidh Experience
The popular Stables „Experience‟ returns with a new project.
The Ceilidh Experience is for anyone interested in traditional
and folk music who would like the chance to play in a band
and play at a Ceilidh. During the sessions you‟ll learn tunes
and come together as small ceilidh bands, getting ready to
perform at a final event for dancers and folk fans of all ages.
You‟ll also have the opportunity to practice with a „caller‟ and
work on a professional stage with sound equipment.
Suitable for any instrument, but acoustic instruments
especially welcome. Participants should already be able to
play tunes from memory, ideally at „dance speed‟, and be
prepared to do some tune practice between sessions.
Suitable for ages 15+
Course fee £70 (students £45) for 6 sessions
Sunday 28 September 11.30am – 1pm
Stage 2
Jazz Matters
Tickets £5

Sunday 28 September, 2.30pm
Stage 2
Classic Stage - Sally Pryce
In association with the Young Concert Artists Trust
Programme to include: Faure Impromptu, Britten Suite
Opus 83, Huw Watkins Suite for Harp, Debussy Two
Born in 1979, harpist Sally Pryce studied at the Purcell
School and Royal College of Music graduating in 2001 with
first class honours. Over the past year Sally has made her
debut with the Sally Pryce Ensemble at Wigmore Hall, given
the premiere of Huw Watkins‟ solo work for harp at the
Presteigne Festival, performed Britten songs with tenor Rob
Murray in Aldeburgh and appeared as soloist with the
Scottish Ensemble at Queen‟s Hall Edinburgh with the
Britten Sinfonia.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door, Under 25 £5

Sunday 28 September, 8pm
Brian Kennedy
Brian Kennedy is one of Ireland‟s most successful
ambassadors of music. Unmistakable, romantic,
sophisticated and evocative, his voice has had a residency
in the hearts of music lovers for more than a decade and a
half, with his performance of You Raise Me Up (in aid of the
George Best Foundation) going top five in the UK singles
chart in 2006.
Tickets £21.50

Monday 29 September, 8pm
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes return to The Stables
with their unique blend of rock, soul and blues. Having first
risen to prominence with former band-mate Bruce
Springsteen, Southside Johnny stays close to his roots with
his smoky voice and soulful delivery. Expect classic tracks
alongside more recent material.
Tickets £27.50, £29.50


Wednesday 1 October, 8pm
Cropper/Welsh/Roscoe Trio
Haydn Trio in E No. 28, Beethoven Trio in G Op. 1 No. 2,
Schubert Trio in B flat
Pre-concert talk 7pm (45 mins)
This exceptional trio is back on tour by popular demand.
These three leading chamber musicians with individual
careers always create magic when brought together as a
trio. It was through Haydn‟s inspiration that Beethoven
decided to write three piano trios as Op.1, his first published
works. As a genre, the piano trio was at the height of its
popularity when Schubert wrote his B flat trio which echoes
popular Viennese music of the time, full of energy and
lyricism. With Peter Cropper (violin), Moray Welsh (cello),
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Tickets £12.50, £17.50, Under 25 £5

Wednesday 1 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage - Preston Reed
Drawing on rock, funk, jazz and blues influences among
others, Preston Reed weaves and melds genres, rhythms
and textures to produce a signature sound that has been
likened by critics to Jimi Hendrix for its emotional power and
stylistic creativity. Playing an array of guitars from acoustic to
classical to electric, Preston‟s vast range of explosively
original music will forever change your expectation of a
guitarist. His live shows are full of contrasts, by turns
explosive and sweetly lyrical.
Tickets £12

Thursday 2 October, 8pm
Denny Laine
Songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Denny Laine has a
musical pedigree few others can hope to match – this ex-
member of the Moody Blues, the Electric String Band and
Ginger Baker‟s Airforce went on to co-found Wings with Paul
McCartney in 1971. Tonight he‟s joined by Alan Thompson
(John Martyn‟s bassist for 30 years) and Jeff Allen (ex
Snowy White & Mick Taylor) on drums. Book early to avoid
disappointment – the man‟s a legend.
Tickets £17.50
Friday 3 October, 8pm
Jacqui Dankworth
Jacqui Dankworth returns to The Stables by popular
demand. Though there is jazz in her blood, Jacqui is very
much her own creative force. With a voice and a versatility
that allows her to tackle everything from the Great American
Songbook to Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan with
consummate ease, Jacqui is a superb songwriter in her own
right, lyrical and passionate by turns. “Jacqui Dankworth
has a wonderful voice, pure and passionate, capable of
octave swoops.” The Times
Tickets £16.50

Saturday 4 October, 10am-4pm
Waves and Raves 2
Aimed at those who have attended the Waves & Raves
course or who already have some experience of music
technology, this follow-up course will introduce microphone
technique, samplers, effects, processing, mixing and
mastering. The course is based in our recording studio and
led by John Bowman. Admission includes a resource pack
and a copy of the CD that participants will create during the
session. If you play an instrument, please bring it along for
the afternoon recording session. Suitable for those aged
15+. Please bring a packed lunch. Places are limited and
early booking is advisable.
Course fee £30
Or £55 when booked with Waves and Raves 1

Saturday 4 October, 8pm
Jonatha Brooke
Great voice, eloquent lyrics, intelligent arrangements – it‟s a
combination that just draws you in and Jonatha Brooke‟s got
it all. The American folk-rock singer-songwriter has a series
of critically acclaimed albums to her credit. “Jonatha Brooke
has been making intimate, well-crafted music for years”
Rolling Stone
Tickets £16.50

Sunday 5 October, 11.30am – 1pm
Stage 2
Jazz Matters
Tickets £5

Sunday 5 October, 8pm
Show Of Hands
An alchemist couldn‟t have come up with a more potent and
magical mix than that of Phil Beer, who can, as The
Scotsman observed, “play nearly every instrument known
to man” and Steve Knightley, described by Mike Harding
as “one of England’s greatest singer songwriters”. A
powerful force in folk and acoustic music.
Tickets £18

Tuesday 7 October, 8pm
Wishbone Ash
A welcome return for legendary British band Wishbone Ash,
pioneers of the twin-guitar rock that influenced groups from
Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden. Performing classic tracks from
their multi-million selling albums such as The King Will
Come, Throw Down The Sword and Blowin’ Free.
Tickets £21.50

Tuesday 7 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Jazz Stage - Andy Fleet
Songwriter, vocalist and pianist Andy Fleet cites Tom Waits,
Donald Fagen, Cole Porter and Dr John as influences on his
jazz & blues-flavoured popular music. Expect an evening of
beautifully crafted, warmly delivered songs, and with some
very special guest vocalists interpreting a variety of Andy‟s
music it will certainly be an evening to remember.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Wednesday 8 October, 8pm
Dennis Locorriere
As lead singer with Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere scored over
60 gold and platinum records and secured number one hits
in more than 42 countries with classics such as Sylvia’s
Mother, When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman, A
Little Bit More and The Ballad of Lucy Jordan. Expect to hear
a lot of favourite classics showcased alongside newer
Tickets £19.50

Thursday 9 October, 8pm
roots/round/about, the regional touring consortium present
Kasai Masai & Atongo Zimba
Kasai Masai bring the traditional sound of remote equatorial
Africa to Milton Keynes, picking up a contemporary twist
along the way. Playing ancestral music which has been
passed on down the generations, their sound is rooted in the
healing power of percussion and chanting, combined with
the majestic Congolese folk guitar and jazz saxophone. At
their live shows the audiences find it impossible to keep still
in the presence of such compelling African rhythms!
Atongo Zimba was taught by his grandfather to play the
koliko or molo – a two-stringed calabash lute. On his 2005
international debut album Savannah Breeze he came up
with a funky, modern African sound that fused modern
electronic instruments with the acoustic roots of the African
Sahel. His cover version of the polka classic No Beer In
Heaven was a huge hit in Ghana!
Tickets £12.50

For just £22.50 you can enjoy some tasty West African treats
(vegetarian options available) served in Café in2, includes a
ticket for the concert. Book in advance through the Box
Office to reserve your table.

Friday 10 October, 8pm
International singing sensations OperaBabes released their
debut No.1 selling album Beyond Imagination in 2002,
selling 1 million copies worldwide. Since then, they‟ve
performed in concert with the world‟s leading orchestras and
for her Majesty the Queen on many occasions. Tonight they
join us to perform their intimate and enchanting evening of
classical favourites: The Flower Duet from Lakme, Lehar's
Vilia, Schubert's haunting Ave Maria and the dazzling
Chanson Boheme from Carmen, accompanied by pianist
and string quartet.
Tickets £18.50

Friday 10 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage - Chris Wood
Hailed by the Irish Times as “the Renaissance man of
English folk”, Chris Wood‟s music reveals his love for the
unofficial history of the English-speaking people, with his
writing said to share the same timeless quality as Richard
Thompson at his best. 2008 sees him touring his new album
Trespasser. “Trespasser is my album of the year” Billy
Tickets £12

Saturday 11 October, 8pm
Legend – The Bob Marley Experience
Let‟s get together and feel alright! Legend is a group of
seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and
music of the late, great Bob Marley. This dynamic tribute
band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips, covers
the very best of Bob Marley‟s timeless classics. The
musicianship is flawless, with that irresistible reggae rhythm
compelling you to move and groove!
Tickets £16.50

Sunday 12 October, 11.30am – 1pm
Stage 2
Jazz Matters
Tickets £5

Sunday 12 October, 8pm
Phil Cool
The original Mr Rubber Face, Phil Cool can metamorphose
with ease from the Pope to Sylvester Stallone, Tina Turner
to Forrest Gump, Jack Nicholson to Bugs Bunny, David
Attenborough to a seahorse. Star Trek, Mr Bean, even Pulp
Fiction - nothing escapes the Cool treatment! Phil is simply
incredible and without doubt he is one of the most original
and unique comic talents to come out of Great Britain.
Tickets £19.50

Monday 13 October, 8pm
Walter Trout & The Radicals
Is his music too bluesy to be rock? Is it too rocky to be
blues? One thing‟s for sure, to label it is to limit it. Tonight
the former Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
legend tours his new album The Outsider. Get ready for
some high-powered high-octane guitar sounds tonight.
Tickets £22

Tuesday 14 October, 8pm
Billy Cobham & Asere
Jazz drumming legend Billy Cobham teamed up with the
innovative & stylish young Cuban group Asere at WOMAD in
2002, and the warmth of the relationship that‟s developed
between these two powerhouses radiates loud and clear
through their music. Now they join us to tour their new album
De Cuba y De Panama on a thrilling and uplifting night at
The Stables, bringing the full Cuban experience to the stage
as they explore soul, jazz and funk influences, all mixed up
with a kicking Latin vibe.
Tickets £15, £17.50

Wednesday 15 October, 8pm
Julie Fowlis
Julie Fowlis burst onto the music scene in 2006 when she
became the first Scottish Gaelic singer to win a prestigious
BBC Radio 2 Folk award. Since winning the horizon award
for best newcomer she has won the hearts of audiences the
world over and is in constant demand as a performer of
Gaelic music. “As enchanting, beguiling and fascinating
as songs by Kate Bush and Björk” Mark Radcliffe, BBC
Radio 2. “Sings the songs of the Outer Hebrides with
coolest grace” Songlines.
Tickets £15

Wednesday 15 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Comedy Stage – Screaming Blue Murder
Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow, today! Tonight
compere Dan Evans introduces rising star Jack Whitehall
and headliner Susan Murray. Line-up may be subject to
change. Suitable for those aged 16+.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door
Thursday 16 October, 8pm
Mike Sanchez & The Portions
British singer, pianist and guitarist Mike Sanchez is one of
the most exciting and charismatic performers of rhythm and
blues and rock 'n' roll. His indelible image as a frenetic front
man, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano in a
soaking red suit, has won him fans all over the world and
attracted a following from many rock and blues legends who
have lined up to work with him. Mike has spent the last four
years as a full-time member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.
Tickets £16

Thursday 16 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage - Derrin Nauendorf
Australian guitarist Nauendorf‟s music incorporates a melting
pot of roots styles – blues, folk, Americana. With cutting
lyrics, a powerful dynamic delivery and a strong and unique
playing style he‟s one of those musicians who leaves his
audience asking “How does he DO that?” Don‟t miss this,
he‟s a very special player.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Friday 17 October, 8pm
The Christians
The Christians sold millions of albums and singles
throughtout the 1980s and early 90s and now it‟s time to
hear once again soulful pop gems such as Forgotten Town,
Hooverville and their number 1 cover of the Isley Brothers‟
classic Harvest For The World. 2008 sees the release of the
Christians Live & Unplugged album, with Garry and the guys
touring both the UK and abroad with their unplugged set.
Tickets £19.50

Saturday 18 October, 10am – 3pm
Harmonica Workshop – Beginners
Have you ever thought about taking up the harmonica?
Harmonica tutor Con O‟Neill returns to The Stables for
another session of this popular one-day workshop. The
Beginners‟ Workshop will cover the basics of tune-playing,
chord-playing and blues improvisation and is suitable for all
interested participants. No prior experience necessary!
Participants will need a 10-hole harmonica in C. Please bring
a packed lunch. Suitable for 15+.
Tickets £25
Places are limited and early booking is advisable.

Saturday 18, October 8pm
Gerry Cross the Mersey
An Evening With Gerry & The Pacemakers
For some time Gerry & The Pacemakers were the Beatles‟
nearest competitors in Britain. Managed, like the Beatles, by
Brian Epstein, Gerry Marsden and his band burst out of the
gate with three consecutive number one UK hits in 1963 –
How Do You Do It, I Like It and You'll Never Walk Alone.
Gerry & the Pacemakers defined Merseybeat at its most
entertaining, performing bouncy, catchy, and utterly
memorable tunes driven by rhythm guitar and Marsden's
chipper vocals.
Tickets £22
Saturday 18 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Me, Marley & I
By Yaw Asiyama
Against a backdrop of political struggle, a military coup and
an armed revolution, a young Ghanaian boy sets out to
conquer the world and his adolescent emotions, armed only
with his grandmother‟s words of wisdom and a passion for
Bob Marley‟s music. This play brings to life a different time in
a different culture, with great friendships, courage and
sacrifice. Told to a backdrop of live Marley music, this
coming-of-age story is a compelling must-see, told with wit,
humour and deep passion.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Sunday 19 October, 11.30am – 1.45pm
Stage 2
Live Jazz Matters
Tickets £8 in advance, £9.50 on the door

Sunday 19 October, 8pm
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
The name Mugenkyo means “limitless reverberation”, and
there‟ll be plenty of that tonight as thundering rhythms from
the huge Japanese Taiko drums counterpoint the graceful
harmonies of the bamboo flute. After ten years of touring
Mugenkyo have developed a gritty, passionate style that is
thoroughly contemporary yet retains the traditional spirit of
Taiko. The show is a dazzling display of choreography and
athleticism, excitement and vitality. “…Exhilarating to
behold…” The Glasgow Herald.
Tickets £16.50, £18.50

Monday 20 October, 8pm
Jeremy Hardy
Jeremy Hardy‟s perhaps best remembered as a much
younger man, but he says there‟s nothing he can do about
that now! Still alive and able to speak unaided for lengthy
periods, this show will not so much be a one-man show as
an understaffed cavalcade!
“Hilarious, detailed, gently self-deprecating act from a
stand-up comic in complete control” The Independent
Tickets £15

Tuesday 21 October, 8pm
Richie Havens
Musician, actor and writer Richie Havens‟ fiery, poignant
soulful singing style was born out of the Greenwich Village
folk scene of the early 1960s. His lyrical themes exploring
brotherhood and personal freedom lead to an unforgettable
appearance at Woodstock, and later to an appearance at
President Clinton‟s Inauguration in 1993. Collaborations with
Peter Gabriel and the Groove Armada have subsequently
brought his music to the attention of a new generation.
Tickets £23.50

Wednesday 22 October 10am-11am, 11.30am – 12.30pm,
1pm – 2pm
Music Mites
Pre-school workshop
Come along and join in the Music Mites fun! Choose from
one of three sessions aimed at children aged 2-5 and their
carers. Led by Cathy Kelly and young musicians from the
Birmingham Conservatoire, the workshops include lots of
music-based activities along with the opportunity to meet
musicians and learn more about the instruments they play.
Places are limited and early booking is advisable.
Tickets £6

Wednesday 22 October, 8pm
A Hymn To Nina – Barb Jungr Sings Nina Simone
2008 started with a bang for Barb Jungr, when she won the
Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist. Now her
new album Just Like A Woman – A Hymn to Nina is
receiving 4-star reviews in the press, with The Sunday Times
calling it “unashamedly dark” and The Independent saying
“classy doesn’t even begin to sum it up”. Tonight she
performs her tribute to Nina Simone. Feeling Good? Tonight
you will be!
Tickets £15

Thursday 23 October, 8pm
Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Chris Newman, Nollaig Casey &
Arty McGlynn
Two world-renowned duos from the Irish tradition come
together tonight. Harper Maire Ni Chathasaigh and English
flatpacking guitar wizard Chris Newman have joined up with
legendary guitarist Arty McGlynn and virtuoso fiddler Nollaig
Casey (who between the two of them have played with every
major Irish artist over the last 30 years) for an evening of
instrumental wizardry and heartfelt vocals.
Tickets £16.50

Thursday 23 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage - John Verity
John Verity began his guitar career in the early 1960‟s. By
1969 he was living and working in the US, with the first
phase of the John Verity Band doing support slots with many
of the big names of the day including Jimi Hendrix,
Mountain, Canned Heat & Janis Joplin. In 1972 he was
asked to join Argent. Many albums and performances later
the JV Band‟s current album Say Why was released in 2007.
Join John tonight in acoustic mood.
Tickets £12

Friday 24 October, 8pm
Viva Santana
Created in 2000 by inspirational Spanish guitarist Marcos
Rodriguez, VivaSantana consists of talented, dedicated,
professional musicians who fully immerse themselves to
recreate the moods, sounds and atmosphere of Santana's
music with passion, heart, soul and chilling accuracy. This
powerful six-piece band takes you through the Santana
years from Abraxas to the recent hits from Supernatural and
Tickets £17.50

Friday 24 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
Acoustic Stage – Joanna Eden
Joanna Eden just won‟t be pigeonholed – she‟s at ease with
everything from Bacharach and David to Rodgers and Hart
and Lennon and McCartney, but tonight she‟s appearing with
her own highly accomplished acoustic material. A singer-
songwriter par excellence, Mojo magazine described hers as
“A martini-cool voice”.
“Definitely worth seeking this one out” Michael Parkinson.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Saturday 25 October 1pm – 4pm
Introduction to Concert Lighting Workshop
What makes a band look good on stage? Is it just about
pointing a few coloured lights and using flashy effects? What
do the audience need to see, and what‟s important for the
people on stage? How can you achieve a professional look?
Suitable for anyone aged 15+ with an interest in the
technical side of performance and how musicians look on
stage, whether you‟re in a band, a solo performer or you just
want more backstage/technical experience. As well as
technical principles and practical examples that will be useful
whatever your venue might be, you‟ll also get the chance to
see how lighting is used in The Stables‟ main theatre and
Stage 2.
Course fee £12 (students £6)

Saturday 25 October, 8pm
Baby Lemonade - A Celebration of the Music of Arthur
Lee & Love
Promoted by Glenn Povey
Until recently the LA quartet of Baby Lemonade were touring
the world with Arthur Lee in a reunited version of his
legendary band Love. Although Arthur Lee will forever be
missed and remembered, the undying support of fans has
prompted their first UK tour in an explosive evening of Love
and Baby Lemonade music.
Tickets £16

Saturday 25 October, 8.45pm
Stage 2
M1 Music Stage
Terry Emm & Navaro
A co-headlining gig featuring outstanding artists from Bucks,
Beds, Herts and Northants. Terry Emm, a young singer-
songwriter from a small village in Bedfordshire. He writes
personal, melancholic songs with poetic lyrics, described as
'nerve-wracklingly beautiful' and 'hushed and reflective'.
Awarded Johnny Coppin's Under 21's Folk Quest Award in
2007, a BBC Radio session and festival slots followed. Terry
is currently putting the finishing touches to his debut album.
Beth Navaro’s country sound (as heard on her 2007 album
Sanctuary) evolves into something new as she joins forces
with singer-songwriters Pete White and Steve Austin. The
trio describe themselves as a „singer‟s collective‟ where the
sound is about voices but the song is the star. Beth‟s rootsy
past, Pete‟s flair for anthemic melodies and Steve‟s love of
British and American folk all find their place in the Navaro
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Sunday 26 October, 11.30am – 1pm
Stage 2
Jazz Matters
Tickets £5

Sunday 26 October, 2.30pm
Stage 2
Classic Stage – Bartholomew LaFollette
In association with the Young Concert Artists Trust
Bach Suite No.6, BWV. 1012, Barber Cello Sonata,
Beethoven Sonata in A, Op.69, Salvatore Sciarrino Ai
limitti della notte
Cellist Bartholomew LaFollette studied at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama in London and in 2007 he was
selected for representation by Young Concert Artists Trust
(YCAT). Since then he has performed in many prestigious
venues include the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth
Hall and the Purcell Room. Engagements during the 2007/08
season include return visits to Purcell Room and Wigmore
Hall, a performance of the Elgar Concerto at the Barbican
and performances of the Dvorák and Walton Concertos and
Tchaikovsky‟s Rococo Variations.
Tickets £9.50 in advance, £11.50 on the door

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 October, 8pm
Eddi Reader
The voice of Fairground Attraction and hits including Perfect,
Eddi‟s rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering
romanticism makes her a unique figure in British music.
While the perfection of her technique is widely
acknowledged, what sets reader apart is the depth and
quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to
move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her
Tickets £23

Wednesday 29 October, 10am – 3pm
Young People’s Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
John Bowman leads a fun day for young players who want
to develop their listening and playing skills without the use of
written music. The workshop is open to all instrumentalists
age 12 and over. You need to be familiar with basic scales
and arpeggios on your instrument. Please bring a packed
Course fee £20

Thursday 30 October, 8pm
Talon – The Best of The Eagles
Celebrating their 10th year together, tribute band Talon
continues to recreate the complex melodies and vocal
harmonies of the Eagles. From an Eagles back catalogue
spanning 30 years, Talon‟s authentic replication will impress
even the most discerning Eagles aficionado. Expect to hear
all the hits such as: Lyin’ Eyes, Hotel California, Take It To
The Limit, New Kid In Town and Desperado.
Tickets £18.50

Friday 31 October, 8pm
Curved Air
Curved Air were a truly unique and pioneering band which
synthesised an eclectic blend of musical styles into an
instantly identifiable sound. They‟ve reunited to tour in 2008,
playing a few gigs, a couple of festivals, and The Stables.
This is a rare opportunity to witness again the violin
pyrotechnics of Darryl Way, the nimble percussion of Florian
Pilkington-Miksa and the sultry, silken vocals of iconic lead
singer Sonja Kristina.
Tickets £21, £23

Music In the Garden
The Wavendon Festival 2008
Presented by The Wavendon Foundation in association with
The Stables
Hosted by John Dankworth & Alan Barnes

Saturday 5 July, 11.30am
Jazz on a Summer’s Day with Robin Aspland
Tickets £11 in advance, £12 on the door

Sunday 6 July, 12 noon
The Passion with Lianne Carroll, Sara Colman & Jacqui
Tickets £12

Saturday 12 July from 11.30am
Jazz on a Summer’s Day with Tommy Whittle
Tickets £11 in advance, £12 on the door

Saturday 12 July from 2.30pm
The James Pearson Trio - tribute to Oscar Peterson
Tickets £12, Full Day ticket £20

Sunday 13 July, 12 noon
Gary Potter
Tickets £12

Friday 18 July, 6pm
Rockin’ at The Rectory & Swingin’ at The Stables
Tickets £27.50

Saturday 19 July, 11.30am
Jazz on a Summer’s Day with Dave Newton
Tickets £11 in advance, £12 on the door

Saturday 19 July, 2.30pm
Sax Supremos
Tickets £12, Day Ticket £20

Sunday 20 July, 12 noon
Big Band Grand Festival Finale
Tickets £15

The Old Rectory Gardens, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon,
Milton Keynes MK17 8LU Tel: 01908 280800
Picnic on the lawns or hire a gazebo for your party. Stage
and seating are set under an all-weather pavilion.

Tickets are also on sale for The Stables‟ Christmas Show!

A Goat‟s Tail Tale

Tuesday 23 December 2008 – Sunday 11 January 2009
A new version by Andrew Pollard
Directed by Adam Sunderland

Northern Broadsides bring to life the classic tale of Heidi, the
irrepressible little girl with a big heart who changes the lives
of all she meets. But this stage adaptation has a twist – the
story is seen through the eyes of a band of unruly goats!
Lots of hilarious musical misunderstanding follows as we get
the goats‟ take on the human action.

Sent to live with her stern Grandfather in the Swiss Alps,
Heidi learns about the mountain way of life but is soon
unhappily torn from it to go and live in the big city as a
companion to the frail, wealthy Clara. How will Heidi cope in
the stiff formality of the rich household? Will she ever see
her beloved Grandfather and her best friend Goat Peter ever

Expect acapella bleating, clog dancing, memorable songs
and Broadsides‟ well-loved blend of high theatrics, strong
narrative, humour and heart. But hold on to your bags and
coats – those goats will be in the audience – and they‟ll eat

Book now to take advantage of a special early bird offer - £1
off every ticket booked before 30 September!
Tickets from £15
Schools tickets £9 plus a free teachers place for every 10
tickets booked!

BOX OFFICE: 01908 280800
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(open later on show nights)
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