Check out the best music that's on in Durham happening this week, as well as plays, musicals and standup comedy.

We've rounded up some of the best gigs, from acoustic performances to big concerts, as well as what's going on at our city's theatres. Take a look below and see what catches your eye from the music in Durham this week, September 9-15 2019.

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#1: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club, Hole in the Wall Darlington

The Hilarity Bites Comedy Club heads to the Hole in the Wall in Darlington this week, on Monday September 9, doors 7.30pm. It features Danny Deegan, of whom Three Weeks says: "His seamless interactions with the crowd demonstrate that he's a natural-born comedian...appealing to both the young and old, female and male". Host Andy Fury has been called 'an absolute genius of a comedian' by the BBC.

Tickets cost £3 plus 30p booking fee. You can purchase tickets* from the official booking page.

#2: Phil 'Swill' Odgers (The Men They Couldn't Hang), Old Cinema Launderette

Head to the Old Cinema Launderette on Friday September 13, doors 7pm, to see Phil Odgers, the singer and acoustic guitarist with The Men They Couldn't Hang. He is also working on his solo album.

Tickets cost £15 plus £1.50p booking fee. You can purchase tickets* from the official booking page.

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#3: Old Red Eyes, Old Cinema Launderette

The second Old Cinema Launderette gig of the week is on Saturday September 14, doors 7pm, and features Old Red Eyes. Hailing from the highly acclaimed tribute band The Southmartins, Old Red Eyes is a solo romp through the many hits and bits of Paul Heaton's catalogue and career.

From the Housemartins - Happy Hour, Build, Me and the Farmer - to the massive success of the Beautiful South - Perfect 10, Good as Gold, You Keep it All In, Song For Whoever - these are bona fide classic British pop gems and Andy injects soul, pace and a bit of fun along the way bringing the audience along with him.

Admission* is £10 plus £1 booking fee from the official booking page.

#4: XSLF, Moby Grape Room Stockton

On Saturday September 14 it's XSLF featuring Henry Cluney and Jim Reilly from Stiff Little Fingers, in the Don Bar downstairs in the Moby Grape, Stockton.

Admission* is £10 plus £1 booking fee from the official booking page.

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#5: Daniel Cook organ recital, Durham Cathedral

On Wednesday September 11 at 7.30pm is an organ recital by Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral. Daniel Cook will be playing J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 548 'The Wedge'; Harold Darke's Rhapsody Op 4; pieces from Marcel Dupre's Trois Préludes et Fugues Op 7; Anton Heiller's Tanz-Toccata, and Joseph Jongen's Sonata Eroica.

The Durham Cathedral organ recital tickets cost £10 adults, £8 concession, available online above or from the visitor desk on 0191 338 7178 or

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