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o Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms. George Street. 2255373 (P & OTravel). 1pm. £3. This enterprising series ofconcerts brings yet another famed international

artist to Edinburgh audiences. This 3 time it‘s Misha Dichter who'll be

f playing Liszt‘s Hungarian

: Rhapsodies and the Sonata in B flat

by Schubert.

0 Scarlatti's Birthday Party Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 l 155 (Usher

Hall). 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). The Natural Theatre Company describes it as the social event of the season. Although Scarlatti‘s 3(X)th birthday was actually last year. he is having his party this year and sharing it with friends Bach and Handel. who were also 300 in 1985. It promises to bc a

: colourful and very funny show which

takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the music of the masters.




0 WertherTheaIre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 20, Sat 22at 7.15pm and Sat 15at 2.15pm. £2.50—£1b’.50. See

Wednesday 12 for full description.

0 Pollok House Arts Society Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 423 2485. 6.30pm for 7pm. £1 1.50 (members);

£12.50 (guests) includes buffet meal.

Three well established soloists get together for this recital Janet Hilton (clarinet). Steven lsserlis (cello) and Peter Evans (piano). They‘ll be playing the Beethoven

Trio in B Op 1 l . Brahms Trio in A

minor Op 1 14 and Schubert’s

' Arpeggione Sonata (cello'piano)

and Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsody (Clarinet/piano). Advance booking essential.


0 BBC Lunchtime Invitation Concert Studio 1. BBC. 5 Queen Street. 225 3131. 1pm. Free. Michael Lester Cribb gives a piano recital which indludes his own Metamorfolia of 1984. based on an old Spanish dance. Neilsen‘s Chaconne. Schubert‘s G major Sonata Fantasy and music by Bach and Debussy. The concert will be recorded for future transmission on radio. not TV. so you don’t have to put on your new Spring wardrobe to go along.

0 Edinburgh Chamber Music Club Society of Musicians. Belford Road. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. Free. Musicians from Edinburgh hold their monthly informal concert. New members. participating or otherwise. are always welcome to come along and play and listen to music for fun.

WEDNESDAY 19 Glasgow

0 Competition Stevenson hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332 4101. Day Time. Free. Students at the Music Academy compete for the Governors Recital Prize for woodwind players.

0 Lunchtime Concert Assembly Hall. Strathclyde University. 552 4400 ext

3444/2682. 1.15pm. Free. Pupils of the Music School of Douglas Academy give a varied programme ofchamber music.

0 3N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £4/‘£6 (£2). Honorary President. Sir Alexander Gibson. conducts this special concert to mark the retirement ofJames Milne. General Secretary ofthe STUC. As well as popular music by MacGunn. ’l‘chaikovsky and Dvorak. the programme includes the world premiere of Sunset song. written specially for the occasion by Glasgow composer William Sweeney.

0 Claremont String Quartet Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park.

2060 Pollokshaws Road. Tickets: By

post. Mr 1. C Budd. 21 Dunvegan Drive. Bishopriggs. G64 3LB. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). lfyou‘ve not been to hear the Claremont String Quartet this season. and you‘d like to. then this is your last chance as their mini-series of4 concerts at the Burrell is now coming to an end. On the programme is Mozart's much loved (in spite ofits name) Dissonance Quartet. Fantasy Burlesque by Philip Norris and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor ()p 132.

0 Organ Recital. Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 3398855 ext 571 . 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Stuart Campbell continues his series of recitals on the organ previously

belonging to the Unitarian Church in

St Vincent Street. The aim ofthe series is to cover the complete organ worksofJ.S. Bach.


0 Heriot Watt University Lunchtime Concert Magdalen Chapel. Cowgate.

; Ticketsat door. 1.15pm. Free. This week‘s lunchtime concert is

presented by the Pentlands Renaissance Recorder Ensemble

who play a selection of music for

Renaissance band. Coffee and rolls

1 as usual from 1pm.

0 Edinburgh Quartet Queen‘s llall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £2.75 and £4. Eliiabeth MacDonald (cello) joins the Edinburgh Quartet for the Cello

Quintet by George ()nslow. ()n their

own the Quartet plays Haydn‘s Quartet in I) ()p 76 No 5. this set being the thread ofthe EQ's whole series. and Beethoven‘s Quartet in B flat ()p 13(1. (See also Thurs 20. Glasgow).

THURSDAY 20 Glasgow

0 Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332 4101. 10am and 2pm. Free. Presumably not only for those who did not do too well in yesterday's woodwind competition. Neil Black gives two masterclasses on the art and technique of playing the oboe. 0 Edinburgh Quartet Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 339 8855 ext 571. 1.15pm. Free. Cellist Elizabeth MacDonald joins the Quartet for a rare performance on one of the Cello

' Quintets by George ()nslow. Also

on the programme is more staple

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fare in the form of Haydn's D major Quartet Op 76 No 5.

O WertherTheatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Sat 15 at 2. 15pm and Sat 22 at 7.15pm. £2.50—£18.50. SeeWed 12 for full description.



0 TleQch Bar Glasgow Cross. Informal music. mainly singing. in pub with real fire and sympathetic owner.


0 John Martyn in Concert Assembly Rooms. 225 3614. 7.30pm. Superb guitar. vocal stylist a long way from his folksy roots.

0 Capercaillie in Concert George Square Theatre. 8pm. £2.50 ( £2). Flavour of the month. See panel.

0 Highland Line with Adam Jack ()ld Waverley Hotel. Princes Street.

9—1 1pm. Ian on guitar. Gary vocals are joined by fine singer and fiddler. 0 David Potter Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Singer guitarist in the middle of the crowd in the Oak.


0 Ceilidh ior Mod '86 Walpole Hall.

Chester Street. £2. 8pm—2am. Concert and dance. Dance begins 10.30pm with George Macpherson on the accordion and Run Rig's Malcolm Jones. The Concert has a rich line up of two pipers. two clarsach players. a story teller and three singers. Late licence.

SATU - DAY 8 1


0 Gordon Hotchkiss Folk Programme Radio Clyde. 8—9pm.

0 Take the Floor Radio Scotland. 6.05-7.30an Dance Bands.

0 Folk on Two Radio 2. 6-7pm.


0 Capercaillie in Concert MacLellan Galleries. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £2.50 (£2). See panel.

0 TQIbQch Tavern Glasgow Cross. Mainly instrumental traditional.


0 Liz and Maggie Cruickshank Royal Oak. lnfirrnary Street. 557 2976. Two sisters in fine voice.

SUNDAY 9 Radio

0 The Reel Blend Radio Scotland. 10.05—11pm.

Glasgow 0 John Martyn in Concert Pavilion



Despite having won the dire Celtivision Song Contest in Killarney, the word is that Capercaillie are the best group to have emerged on the Scottish tollt

scene ior ages. The last crop winged on

thelrway ten to fifteen years ago and little had been seen at a younger generation. The tact that they are from north at the Highland Fault line is unusual and Karen Matheson’s Gaelic singing is superb. The other live are also singers and between them they play iiddle, accordion. synthesiser, bass, whistles, recorder, bouzouki. guitar and bodhran.

Their tirst album, Cascade, with a slightly dltterent line-up, had some

beautiiul arrangements, and havin turned proiessional, they are going to iollow a tour oi Canada by trips to Europe and a new album. Glasgow’s MacLellan Galleries has them on 7th and Edinburgh's George Square Theatre on 8th.

The George Square Theatre is also the venue on 21 st tor a one-off concert by the legendary acoustic group Pentangle, including Bert Jansch and Jacqui MacShee. Swing ’86, The Qjango Hhelnhardt style small ian band ieaturing two acoustic guitars, will also be appearing. (Human Chalmers).

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