All 8—14year-olds should go along prepared for lots ofparticipation.

0 Scottish Chamber Choir Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Only one work on the SCC’s programme this evening— just as well it‘s a good one. Colin Tipple conducts Rossini's Petite Messe Solonelle with Michael Lester-Cribb (piano) and Peter Backhouse (organ).



0 SCD City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50—£7. See Thurs 16. Edinburgh for full description.


0 Illustrated Talk Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets at door. 3pm. £2 (members £1). Friends ofScottish Opera present ‘Verdi ll Trovatorc'. an illustrated talk by Norman White so you may know what it‘s all about when it comes to Edinburgh in March or you can. of Course. go through to Glasgow to see it on Wed 22 (see listings).

0 Clarinet and Piano Recital Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £2.50. Christopher Craker. who‘s recently taken on a full time job playing with the SC(). is joined by pianist Susan Bird for music by Milhaud. Debussy. Poulenc. Schumann. Chopin and Brahms. It‘s in aid ofthe Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.

MONDAY 20 Edinburgh

0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms. George Street. 225 5373 (P & () Travel. 30 George Street). 1pm. £3. ()ne ofthe world‘s leading exponents ofthe harp. Marisa Robles. entertains this lunchtime under the heading The Life ofthe Harp and the Harpist.



0 Evening Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332 4101. 7.30pm. Free. The Alberni String Quartet are the guests of the Royal Scottish Music Academy playing string quartets (what else would you expect?) by Beethoven. Walton and Ravel.


0 Piano Recital Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £3. 15 (£1.60). Pro Arte Concert Management brings another young artist to Scotland from the States fora debut recital. This time it‘s Gregory Sioles who‘ll be playing a programme of great popular appeal including all the Brahms Waltzes and all the Chopin Ballades plus music by Clementi and Samuel Barber. .

WEDNESDAY 22 Glasgow

0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332 4101. 10am and 2pm. Free. Aftera concert last night showing what they


can do. the Alberni String Quartet now show how they do it in a masterclass in chamber music. 0 Strathclyde Winds Staff Club. Strathclyde University. 552 4400 ext 3444/2682. 7pm for 7.30pm. Advance booking (inc dinner) essential. No doubt in the midst of winter winds the Strathclyde Winds give an after dinner recital including music for flute. oboe. clarinet. horn and bassoon by Neilsen and j Hindemith and'l'hree Shanties by I

Malcolm Arnold. 0 ll Trovatore Theatre Royal. Hope

; Street. 332 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 25.Tue 28.'l‘hurs 6 March

at 7.15pm and Sat 1 Feb at 2. 15pm. £2.50—£18.50. Scottish ()pera open their second set of operas in their 1985186 season with Verdi‘s ll 'l‘rovatore. lt‘s set against the turmoil of a civil war. a passionate i saga ofguilt and revenge. and includes some of Verdi‘s best loved melodies including the Anvil Chorus. It's a new production. directed by Graham Vick and the 3 cast includes Janice Cairnsas Leonora. Angelo Marenzi as Maurico and Norman Bailey as Count di Luca. Sung in English. 0 Organ Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 33‘) 8855 ext 571 . 7.30pm. Tickets at door. Stuart Campbell continues his series of concerts featuring the complete organ works of]. S. Bach in celebration of the new organ in the University‘s Concert Hall which came frotn the Unitarian Church in St Vincent Street and has recently been rebuilt.



0 Competition Stevenson Hall.

RSA MD. St George's Place. 332 4101. Free. A good thingora bad thing‘.’ There's much to be said on either side on the subject of competitions in music. Judge for yourself the issue and. ifyou like. the competitors in the Bach Prize (Class A) Competition for Piano.


0 Celebrity Concert Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. £3 (£1 .50). Stephen Varcoe (baritone) and Malcolm Martineau (piano) give a recital of Schubert‘s Song Cycle Die Winterrseise let‘s hope it won’t be too much of a difficult one to get to,


FRIDAY 3 Radio

0 Scottish Dance Bands R Forth 8— 10pm.


0 North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Cheery pub band.


(no Gordon Hotchkiss' Folk Programme


ol the 805. There are now only a small ; number at prolessional bands in

Blairgowrie born Aileen Carr has joined her powerlul voice and wide range at traditional song to the new line-up of Dundee’s Ceol Beg. Pete Boond,

guitar, Ilute and whistle, and Stuart

Morison, liddle, cittern and

' mandoline, remainlrom the original

. and the sound and style has changed

with theirnew Iulltime approach to the

business of being a Scottish lolk group

Scotland and Ceol Beg (the Gaelic word 4 is a piping term to distinguish pibroch,

R Clyde 8-9pm.

0 Take the Floor R Scotland 6.05—7.30pm.

0 Folk on Two R2 6-7pm.


0 Session in Babbity Bowsters Blackfriars Street or Victoria Bar. Bridgegate.


0 Liz and Maggie Cruickshank Royal ()ak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976.

'l‘wosisters in fine voice.



0 Reel Blend R Scotland 10.05pm—11.02am. o A Story, A Song and a Poem R

Scotland 5.05—5.20pm.


0 Malin Head Glenelg Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 5 piece group with woman singer. flute. fiddle and small pipes. Mainly lrish instrumental music.

0 Nobody’s Business Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Guitar. sax. clarinet and bass in the vaults.



0 Regular Irish Music Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 429 0922. Beside the Citizens‘ Theatre. Authentic music from the Michael Coleman branch ofthe Irish |

Traditional Music Society. Edinburgh

o Traditional Dancing with Live Music 1

, the big music or ceol mor lrom the it I little music at reels, jigs and marches)

are the most traditional sounding at them and even their use 01 synthesiser, played by Derek Gibb is muted and tastelul. They don't use or need any

, musical or instrumental gimmicks. At the moment the estate car is being

packed Ior a trip south oi the border and

3 next month they are on on a tour at ' Sweden. Glasgow's Star Folk Club at . Calton Place, down beside the Clyde,

takes them on board on the 16th. (Norman Chalmers)

14 Buccleuch Place. 7.30—9.30pm. Reels and other dances from Scotland and England but excluding the Country Dance repertoire. No experience necessary and a friendly welcome guaranteed. For more info. phone John Nuttall 447 41 17 in the evenings.

O Fiddlers’ Arms Grassmarket. Longest running session in Edinburgh. Marvel at the number of fiddleson the wall.

0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Singing session led by Gill on vocals and banjo.

I TUESDAY 14 .5 Radio

; 0 Hunky Dory (all lolk music) R Forth , 6—8pm. Willi Bill Torrance.

: Glasgow

, O Vicky Bar Session Victoria Bar.

Bridgegate. Sometimes music. sometimes not.


0 The Barrie Band Bannerman’s Bar.

Cowgate. 556 3254. Music till

midnight from a mixture of Edinburgh‘s instrumentalists.

0 Ian McNair Waverley Bar. St Mary's Street. Fine singer/guitarist in parlour-sized upstairs bar.

0 Crown Folk Club 48a The Pleasance. A weekly workshop in tin whistle. fiddle. singing and guitar. 7.30pm. If you want to learn folk music. get along.


0 Tide and Island R Scotland

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