The Oundle Fringe Festival is set to showcase local talent over the next few days so make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Running alongside the annual Oundle International Festival, the Oundle Fringe Festival is a great showcase for many local performers. From blues to rock, storytelling to dance, the Oundle Fringe promises to be a fantastic week of entertainment between July  4 – 13, and nearly all events are free.

Some of the highlights include award-winning Stamford singer/songwriter Irene Rae on the day her album The Light Game is released. Irene is playing at the Stahl Theatre on July 9 as part of The Down County Boys Show which features the UK’s longest established authentic bluegrass band. The bill includes local newcomers Roisin and Eva Rose.

Other events include a ceilidh with Five String Thing at the Victoria Hall on July 4, and most of the local hostelries are joining in the fun for the week.

The Talbot on July 5 plays host to covers band The Weekenders from Woodnewton, acoustic blues and spirituals from Peterborough’s Steel Union and Oundle band TCDC are at the Rose and Crown on July 8.

On July 10, there’s a night of folk, country and rock and roll from The Kobras and Oundle’s Matt Carter at The George Inn. This is followed on July 12 by The Steradents from Kings Cliffe playing rock and punk at The Ship.

Musicians will also be randomly popping up in cafés and on street corners round the town including talented guitarist Steve Bean.

You can get more details on all the various events and live music from www.oundlefringe.org

To find out more about the many events in this year’s Oundle International Festival visit – www.oundlefestival.org.uk/oundle-international-festival