There’s gigs aplenty as festive season starts

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Lancaster Musician’s Co-Op continues to mark its 30th anniversary year as it showcases another fine line-up for its final fundraiser of 2015.

The Yorkshire House hosts the event tomorrow night, Friday December 4, from 8.30pm with IntoVision, Words About Space, Montana Wildhack and Philip James Turner and the Crow Mandala taking to the stage. Entry is £3.

On Saturday night, December 5, The Juke Joint in North Road hosts a night of top drawer entertainment to raise funds for humanitarian work helping victims of the conflict in Syria and elsewhere.

Acts include Pill Fangs, The Black-Eyed Suzies, Joe Ramsden, David Kelly with more to be confirmed.

There will be £1 a raffle on the night, and DJs in among the bands. Suggested donation is £3.

Also on Saturday night, Lancaster musician Mikey Kenney, formerly of Ottersgear, returns to the city with his Liverpool-based Irish dance band The Saltcutters.

Entry is free, from 9pm.

On December 12, The Thyme Machine take to the stage at the Yorkshire House for a Christmas party with special guests Two For Joy, Stephen Hudson and the Fiat Pandas, Brendan Cronin, Layths The Beatboxer and DJ Gareth Jones.

Tuesday December 22 sees Lancaster duo Mute performing at GoBurrito in Lower Church Street, starting at 7pm. Entry is free and there will be EPs available for purchase.

And on Wednesday December 23, funk/rock/blues six piece Carpe host their annual Christmas do at The Yorkshire House.

Support comes from Ark, Two For Joy and Dohnut (Formerly Known as Eating Disorder).

Plenty of other events and happenings going on throughout December - keep your eye on the Gig Guide (below).

If you’re hosting, promoting or playing a gig in the Lancaster district drop me a line on and let me know what’s happening.