What’s on at The Platform this week

The Celtic Fiddle Festival.
The Celtic Fiddle Festival.

A big weekend of music at The Platform begins with top British soul and funk saxophonist Snake Davis.

Snake has played and recorded with artists including James Brown, Paul McCartney and The Eurythmics and has recorded more than 400 tracks for over 60 artistes and played live with dozens more.

His show on Friday will include ‘saxy’ covers of classics including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Still Crazy after all these Years, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfield’s Change.

The show will start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £14.

Then on Saturday a trio of Celtic fiddlers will perform.

Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations.

Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) will be accompanied by Nicolas Quemener, (Brittany, France) a master open-tuning guitarist.

Tickets cost £15. The show starts at 7.30pm.

The weekend of music rounds off with the annual Country Kickback country music festival on Sunday.

The festival starts at 1pm with afternoon performances from Colt Murphy, Doubld Trouble and Netherlands-born Lance Merlin. Donna Wylde and Magill are the evening acts. Admission is £5 in the afternoon or £10 for an all-day pass. Kids go free. Call 01524 424303 for more information. Tickets for all Platform shows are available by calling 01524 582803 or go to www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform-tickets