MU­SIC AND CON­CERTS

Lancashire Life - - ARTS & CULTURE -

2nd

SAM SWEENEY

In­spired by his vi­o­lin, carved but never fin­ished by Richard Howard in 1915, Sam Sweeney has created a live show and al­bum of in­stru­men­tal mu­sic in­spired by the Great War. The Met, Bury, www.themet.org.uk

2nd-6th

RIB­BLE VAL­LEY JAZZ FES­TI­VAL

The 10th an­nual fes­ti­val hits the streets once more show­cas­ing the very best in jazz with per­form­ers from all across the world at var­i­ous venues in and around Clitheroe. Var­i­ous venues in Clitheroe, www. rv­jaz­zfes­ti­val.co.uk

3rd-5th

SOUND CITY

Sound City cap­tures the vi­brancy of Liver­pool with this three day fes­ti­val that sees es­tab­lished names per­form along­side a stream of lo­cal, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional emerg­ing tal­ent. Var­i­ous venues, Baltic Tri­an­gle, Liver­pool, www. sound­c­ity.uk.com

17th-19th

HIGHEST POINT FES­TI­VAL

The city’s largest mu­sic fes­ti­val will wel­come some of its most es­tab­lished names to date. Disco

18th

HA­LEY SIS­TERS

Fol­low­ing their UK tour, in­clud­ing sell out shows at the London Pal­la­dium, the award win­ning Ha­ley Sis­ters per­form their wide reper­toire of coun­try, folk and blues with a blend of har­monies, hu­mour and cap­ti­vat­ing rhythms.

Chat­burn Methodist Church, Clitheroe, 01254 384893

22nd

MERCURY

Cel­e­brat­ing 20 years on the road in 2019, this the­atre pro­duc­tion em­u­lates the true charis­matic ap­peal of rock’s most flam­boy­ant front man, faith­fully and ac­cu­rately recre­at­ing the dis­tinc­tive Queen ex­pe­ri­ence. Pre­ston Guild Hall, Pre­ston, www.pre­stonguild­hall.co.uk/ shows/mercury

25th-26th

BEYOND THE SEA FES­TI­VAL

A bou­tique mu­sic fes­ti­val that cel­e­brates great com­posers, lyri­cists and song stylists, fea­tur­ing Ruby Turner and

Chris Dif­ford. Lowther Pavil­ion The­atre, Lytham, 01253 794221

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