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Music

Desert spirit: Lissie takes time out in the wilds of the American West

Wild West farmgirl Lissie is staking her claim

A rehearsal for an Oxford Orpheus Come and Sing event for the Oxford Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre

Come and Sing celebrates its 10th anniversary with Town Hall show

100% American: The Fun Lovin’ Criminals

From the Big Apple to the Home Counties - 'Stick ‘em up punk, it’s the Fun Lovin’ Criminals!'

Ecclesiastical splendour: Corona Strings’ next show is in the hallowed surrounds of St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road

The Corona ensemble are queens and kings of strings

The Dreaming Spires who will be playing in Oxford on Sunday... but their hearts are in the Deep South

Home is where a spiritual heart is for The Dreaming Spires

The Barbican Piano Trio who open the season with an all-Beethoven programme

Piano festival at SJE to hit all of the right notes

Sisters are doing it for themselves: the artists gather for Songs of Separation on the Isle of Eigg

Folk stars reunited to sing of separation

Carmen, from Opera Up Close, featuring Anthony Flaum as José and Flora McIntosh as Carmen

Revealing new look for classical Carmen from Opera Up Close

The dynamic Tamara Parsons-Baker is a fan of The Library, Hannah Bruce and Cameron AG. Picture: Bruce Markos

The insiders guide to who to listen to in 2016...

Adderbury Ensemble – Chris Windass third from left

Oxford Coffee Concerts foster sense of community

Chunky rock: Fat White Family are a captivating live spectacle, and a name to watch in 2016

Rock right into a year of live music in Oxford

Magnificent: Andrew Gray conducts the Burford Orchestra

Burford Orchestra are on a new year hunt for classical talent

140 singers and a small orchestra will take part in Britten’s St Nicolas and A Ceremony of Carols at St John the Evangelist on Monday

Community tuning up for massed choir at SJE show

Adventures on the wheels of steel: Craig Charles hits his stride on the decks

It's party time with funk soul brother Craig Charles

Get in the Christmas spirit with festive music. Pictured is the Choir of Christ Church Candlemas Carol Service 2014

Feast of music around Oxford to herald festivities

Defying the terrorists: Eagles of Death Metal

Returning heroes Eagles of Death Metal are playing this one UK festival next year...

Andrew Griffiths, who will be conducting and singing tenor at the inaugural concert of Bampton Classical Voices

Christmas concert from Bampton opera offers us vocal treats

On fire: Pete Oxley and Nic Meier live on stage

String along for virtuoso guitar gig from Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier

Italianate: The Marian Consort play the music of 16th-century Rome at Keble College chapel next week

The Marian Consort present a renaissance take on nativity harmony

Yuletide shenanigans: Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin in typical pose

Join Belshazzar's Feast of festive folk and hedonism

Beak to beak: Kerry Andrew - aka You Are Wolf

Feathered folk from You Are Wolf

The Oxford Philharmonic orchestra, formerly known as Oxford Philomusica, is preparing for its new season

Philharmonic walks tall with new name

Full voice: The Oxford Harmonic Choir are a striking live spectacle, their performances being highlights of the choral year

Taking on a big test of orchestration skill for Town Hall show

Flying high: Oxford indie-pop band Balloon Ascents are tipped for great things. Picture: Gina Hood

Celebration: Everything from indie rock to metal and rave at 120-act Oxford City Festival

Villiers Quartet enjoy a laugh

Villiers Quartet add a new string to their bows

Rousing laddish anthems and bittersweet lyrics from The Fratellis

Daggers drawn for rousing rockers The Fratellis

Music for all: Max Reinhardt is organising the event as part of the Christmas lights switch-on

Hallelujah! A Handel for all to join in with

Way out west: Huck’s experiences in the American South laid the foundations for Alexander the Great

Huck Astley presents twisted songs of innocence lost

Singers of all levels of experience will be joining the Oxford Bach Choir for a come and sing event at St John the Evangelist Church

Oxford Bach Choir get set to raise the roof at Come and Sing event

Sitting uncomfortably: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott come to the O2 Academy Oxford

Beautiful South stars score a perfect 10

Sophia Hollely-Barik, Margaret Lack, Naama Brittenden, Henry Jensen, Aidan Lack and Jacob Lewis

A fludde of talented children to perform

Hurdy Gurdy man: Donovan retains a playful sense of mischief and fun

Donovan: The father of flower power is oh so mellow....

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Top talent: Mezzo Sarah Connolly is among the attractions at this year’s Oxford Lieder Festival

Festival sings praises of poetic inspiration

Up the junction: Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook

From the cradle to the grave: Squeeze go back to their roots

Rosie Clifford as Popova and Michael Craddock as Smirnov appear in The Bear

The singing cleaner, waiter and gardener at Opera Anywhere

Bullingdon bound: Palace went down a storm at Soho Farmhouse last weekend

Capes, sceptres...and tapirs: Palace to lay on a right royal party!

Some of the Aronowitz Ensemble members, preparing to play in Witney, have local connections with Oxfordshire

Note the date of this musical anniversary

Outrageous: The Pretty Things have courted controversy throughout their long career

Shotguns, LSD and burning crayfish on planes: Is this the wildest band in rock?

Violinist Priya Mitchell is the artistic director of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival

Oxford Chamber Festival grows into its musical maturity

Soulful: Grainne Duffy combines blues, rock and sweet soul music into an intoxicating mix

Soul sister Grainne Duffy got the blues so bad

Medicine’s loss is music’s gain: tenor James Gilchrist who will be performing in Oxford tomorrow

Concert ‘is just what the doctor ordered’

Violin talent: Ben Holder is among the top talent lined up to play St Giles Church

Music with soul ...and all that jazz

Amazons want to make rock culture tribal again

Amazons: make way for the tribe!

Flag waving: Brian Kay was one of the highlights of another west Oxfordshire extravaganza – the Burford Festival

Performers pipe up at Downton church

City venue: Voice at the Ashmolean, where they are set to perform

Sublime singing trio Voice are hitting a high note at Oxford Open Doors

Homestyle: Ben Ottewell describes his sound as British-Americana

Ex-Gomez star Ben Ottewell gears up for Oxford gig

The Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet who will be performing at the Music in the Abbey festival at Dorchester which starts on Monday

Opera on the menu at an annual festival

Bear’s Den who have an Ivor Novello nomination for their folk-and-country-flavoured pop

Bear's Den take their wild rhythms to Reading Festival

Guitar: Joan Armatrading began writing music at the age of 14 on a piano bought by her mother as decoration for her Birmingham home

Doing it with love: Joan Armatrading heads to Towersey Festival

Ukulele Orchestra head to Oxford for landmark show

Ukulele Orchestra head to Oxford for landmark show

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