Off the Tracks Festival

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Donnington Park Farmhouse, Melbourne Road, Castle Donnington, Derbyshire

Off The Tracks is celebrating over thirty years delighting music lovers and is once again held near Castle Donington in the very heart of England. A great FFA favourite and voted a top "small is beautiful" festival by The Times, Off The Tracks is a marvellous, family friendly festival.

Arguably more House Party than festival, it’s no wonder that those in the know badge OTT as one of THE highlights of the festival season… and with good reason. (from

£95 for an adult weekend ticket including camping; £50 youth ticket (supervised) 12-16; under 12s free. Day tickets also available for less, obvs. see ticket link.

The Jazz Cafe, Lincoln

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Lincoln Jazz Cafe, 6 Water Lane, Lincoln, LN1 1TY

A classy atmosphere with delightful drinks and a lounge vibe, the Jazz Cafe is just off the Brayford. We will perform three sets aiming for a tasteful, laid-back sound to complement the sophisticated sound of clinking ice in cool glasses. For tickets contact:

£7.50 (prices yet to be published and subject to change)

Sing Mainly Bluegrass - Residential weekend workshop!

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Bushwell Farm, Newbold, Coelorton, Coelorton, Leicestershire

If you have ever wanted to sing like the Rye Sisters, or work out harmonies (men too!) this is a GREAT opportunity in a gorgeous location to learn how! Fully catered, outside mostly (marquee). Normally warm in September. Meet like-minded songsters and find your best voice.

£195 for the whole weekend, including camping, all food (good, home-cooked delicious food, I promise) and tuition