The Pipers make their London debut on January 31 as they play at the renowned BarFly Club in Camden.

They hope to follow in the footsteps of bands that started out at the venue before achieving chart success and critical acclaim.

Their predecessors include Stereophonics, Death in Vegas, Feeder, Coldplay, Muse and Doves.

The Keighley band warmed-up for the gig with a concert last Saturday at the Snooty Fox in Oakworth.

n Dave Burland aims to be "sensitive without being intrusive" as he returns to the Bacca Pipes Folk Club tonight.

The singer-guitarist will present both traditional and contemporary material at the club's home in Keighley Ukrainian Club.

Dave has been a professional musician since 1968 and has released six solo albums as well as playing on others.

He has played in tribute to folk heroes Ewan McCall and Richard Thompson, as well as playing for Richard, Nic Jones and Swan Arcade.

As well as playing most major festivals and clubs across the UK Dave has toured Europe, Australia and Hong Kong.

See him after 8.30pm, at 9 Henry Street, off Cavendish Street, Keighley. Phone Jenny Scott on 01535 605310.

n The Players, the instrumental band praised in a review on this page recently, plays Leeds Wardrobe on February 3. Book on 0113 222-3434.

The members normally play with Ocean Colour Scene, Dexy's Midnight Runners and Paul Weller.

n Duran Duran, the 80s pop group touring with the original line-up for the first time in 18 years, plays Sheffield's Hallam FM Arena on April 27. Phone 0114 256 5656.

n Coming up at Hebden Bridge Trades Club next month are four-girl acoustic group Waking the Witch.

Formed just over a year ago, the group's sound defies the normal pigeon-holing -- but has its roots in blues, R&B, rock and folk.

Following the release of debut album Like Everybody, the band were asked to perform in the Acoustic Tent at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Also scheduled to appear at the Trades Club in the coming weeks are cellist Ivan Hussey is Celloman (tomorrow); two tone ska band The Selecter (February 3); electronic rock band Warehouse Duty (February 12); Jamil Sheriff Octet (13); singer Amy Wadge (14); eclectic band Skinny Sumo (27); blues singer Paul Gibbard with Eternal Roots Groove Band (28).

Phone 01422 845265 for details.

Pictures shows: Waking the Witch play Hebden Bridge Trades Club as they prepare for their appearance at Glastonbury