Sulgrave’s 124-year-old restored organ to sing again after 10 years of silence

A church organ which has been gathering dust will be played for the first time in 10 years following its restoration.

Chris Parkinson is among the musicians performing

Magical tree will make Banbury Folk Club night unique

The Magical Christmas Tree Tour returns to Banbury Folk Club next week for a night of seasonal song.

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Soprano Mollie Smith

Young talent joins Banbury Choral Society for Messiah

Handel’s choral masterpiece Messiah will be sung by Banbury Choral Society on Saturday, December 10.

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David Bowie at Friars, July 15, 1972

Campaign to fund world’s first David Bowie statue falling short with 24 hours to go

A crowdfunding campaign to help build the world’s first David Bowie Statue is £16,000 short with just 24 hours to go.

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Voices Across Time team: Florence Taylor, Joseph Cummings and Harriet Wells NNL-161128-111140001

Voices Across Time sing for charity

Three ambitious musicians from Banburyshire will once again present an audience participatory musical based on British history with a cast of local actors and musicians.

The Dylan Project

Top folk-rockers bring their take on Dylan

A band with connections to the Banbury area will be performing in the town next week.

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Cornbury reveal rock and roll superstar will headline

The last ever Cornbury Music Festival has announced its headline act for the Saturday evening, promising the festival will go out with a bang.

Ed Tudor-Pole

Pop star and Crystal Maze host to perform

Visitors to a Banbury pub will have to prepare themsleves for a gig featuring a musician, actor and television presenter.

Richard Jasper

Sound of the Scottish highlands at a church

A show packed full of atmosphere from the Scottish highlands is coming to St Mary’s Church in Whitney.

Amy Lennox (Elly), Michael C Hall (Newton), Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl)

Review: David Bowie's spirit rises again in Lazarus

Peter Ormerod reviews Lazarus, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, at King's Cross Theatre, London

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Popular children’s concerts set to return to Banbury’s St Mary’s

The hugely popular Children Singing for Children concerts are set to return to St Mary’s Church, Banbury, for a 15th year raising money for international children’s charities.

Cornbury Music Festival 2017 will be the festivals last hurrah

Cornbury calls time on festival

Organisers of the Cornbury Festival have announced that next year’s event will be their last.

SeeSaw's Dr Helen Mackinnon and Radiohead drummer Phil Selway NNL-161022-220721001

Rock royalty visits Sibford School

Just a day after it was announced that Radiohead would headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the band’s drummer, Phil Selway, visited Sibford School near Banbury.

Biochemistry graduate Mark Hussey, who became a full time musician, has released a guitar concerto. NNL-161018-130521001

Banbury biochemist releases his first guitar concerto

A biochemistry graduate from Banbury, who gave up his career to become a full-time musician has released his first guitar concerto.

Pauline Nobes

Baroque concert channels Vivaldi at Syresham Church

The distinguished baroque violinist Pauline Nobes willjoin Preston Capes music ensemble Fiori Musicali for a concert later this month.

Eighties boy band Bros announce big reunion gig

Eighties boy band Bros announce big reunion gig

Eighties boy band Bros are getting back together - more than 20 years after they called it a day.

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Jay Mac, from Banbury, who made it through to the boot camp stage of The X Factor. NNL-160410-100912001

Fame beckons for Jay after X Factor stint

A Banbury musician who writes his own songs has appeared on the X Factor.

Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1997

Why Be Here Now is the worst essential album ever

Peter Ormerod reviews the 1997 Oasis album Be Here Now, which is being reissued this week

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Cara Dillon

Folk singer Cara Dillon returns to Banbury

A folk singer who appeared at a sold out show at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury last year returns to the same venue.

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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