i Theatre. 332 0478. 7.30pm. What

was he called when he used to play

Cocaine Blues with a twofinger pick

in the basement ofthe Long John in Gibson Street in the late sixties? Whadaya mean you weren’t born then?

0 Brian Miller and Charlie Soane Black Bull Hotel Folk Club. Milngavie. 8pm. Favourites on Scottish fiddle and Scots song.

I Singers Night Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Biackhail Street. Paisley. 887 2196. £1 .50 (£1 members).


0 Highland Line Clancy‘s Dundee Street. 2292056. Ian MacNair and Gary Finlayson. vocals/guitar/banjo. Scottish and modern. Human juke-boxes! leave the cathode monster and venture to Clancy‘s. for encounter group therapy.

0 Rod Shearman Glenelg Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 229 6481. Fine singer up from London fora Chile benefit gig.

0 Nancy Nicoison Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. The part ofthe EIS that sings. With melodeon.

o Nobody’s Business Bannerman's Bar. (‘owgale. 556 3254. Guitar. Sax. clarinet and bass. Fusion folk.



0 Iain Anderson Radio Scotland. 9—955pm. Introducing Celtic music and poetry.


0 Regular Irish Music Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. beside Citizens‘ Theatre. 4290922.

0 Busketeers Wintersgills. Great Western Road. 332 3532.


0 Traditional Dancing 14 Buccleuch Place. 7.30—9.30pm. With Live Music. 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 on 447 41 17 in the evenings.

0 Session Fiddlers Arms. Grassmarket. 229 2665. Longest running session in Edinburgh. Fiddles on the walls. standing room only.

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

DEEME— Radio

0 A Story, a Song and a Poem 8—8.15pm. Presented by Charlie Allen.

0 Hunky Dory Radio Forth Folk. 6—8pm.


0 Amos and Rocks Penicuik Folk Club. Navaar Hotel. Guitar. banjo and bouzouki with vocals and harmonica. 'I‘wo albums and more Amos penned songs. Very popular


[ professional duo on the folk club

18 The List-7 20 Feb


Edinburgh District Council is promoting a mini iestival in the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms including a concert by Dsslan on 18th. One at Scotland's premier groups, they celebrate their tenth birthday this year with a ilith album and another American tour. individually, over the last year or so, they have made various musical excursions. Billy Jackson’s writing and

0 Jim knight Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Large singer in crowded basement.

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

0 The Barrie Band Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate, 556 3254. Music till midnight from a mixture of Edinburgh's instrumentalists on fiddles. flutes. mandolines, bagpipes. etc.


0 Tide and island Radio Scotland. 1.40—2pm. Music from the Celtic countries.


0 Roy Harris Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel. York Place. 557 5746. 8pm. One ofthe great unaccompanied singers ofthe folk song revival, on a Scottish tour. A firm favourite in the clubs and a repertoire from shanties to love songs.

0 Robin Turner Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Mix of Dylan and Donegal.

0 Haddington Folk Club Mercat Hotel. Small. friendly and very informal. Do call in. Free.

0 The Reverend Brothers Shore Bar. Leith. 553 5080. Good band in one of Edinburgh‘s best pubs.

: Radio

o Travelling Folk Radio Scotland.

8.20-10pm. Hosted by Archie Fisher

, and his mate Danny Kyle.

Edinburgh Folk Festival with Mick Ward

arranging have produced a separate large ensemble, tonned to periorm and

record his commissioned work ‘The

Wellpark Suite’, John Martyn lays back into the Easy Club and Tony Cutie is

doing more solo work and is puting

Alba back together again tor the

and Sean O’Rourke. (Norman Chalmers).

Glasgow 0 Roy Harris Star Folk Club Calton

: Place. 8pm. £1.See Edinburgh 12 Feb.

0 The Best at British Country Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.30pm.


0 Highland Line Clancy's. Dundee Street. 229 2056. See Edinburgh 9 Feb.

0 Jim Knight Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Big singaround in the Royal Oak.

0 The Shetland Fiddlers' Society West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. 225 3656. All welcome.

FRIDAY 14 Radio

0 Scottish Dance bands Radio Forth. 8—10pm. Glasgow

0 Toibooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Informally organised music in the bar newly renovated. but with the

original Victorian woodwork and a

real fire.

1 Edinburgh

0 North Sea Gas Platform One. Rutiand Street. Scottish Tourist

Board style Folk Band.

0 Thistle and Shamrock Ceilidh Band

Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 2433.

8pm. £2. Legal late bar. St

Valentine’s Day jig. Third equal in the ‘Worst Ceilidh Band in the 1 Universe‘competition.

1 a Highland Line with Adam Jack Old ' Waverley Hotel. Princes Street.

Fiddle. guitar. banjo and lots of songs.

0 David Potter Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. English and Scots traditional songs.


0 Gordon Hotchklss Radio Clyde, 8—9pm.

0 Take the Floor Radio Scotland. 6.05—7.30pm.

0 Folk on Two Radio 2. 6—7pm.

Glasgow 0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross.

Fiddles and accordion etc. 1 o Busketeers Wintersgills. Great

Western Road. Swing Folk ‘n‘ Roll.


0 Champion Doug Veitch Assembly Rooms. George Street/ 7.30pm. Dance music from ‘The undisputed King ofCaIedonian Cajun Swing'. A melange ofcountry and western. reggae. Louisiana swamp and African styles. the man. originally from Hawick. has become a cult. But what does he wear under his cult? Integrated music for the eighties. See Rock panel.

0 Liz and Maggie Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976, ‘down in the wee room underneath the stair‘. 0 Friends at the Earth/Spokes Ceilidh Walpole Hall, Chester Street. 8.30pm. £2.

SEEKE— Radio

0 Reel Blend Radio Scotland. 10.05—1 1pm.


0 Eddie Walker Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Biackhail Street. Ragtime and Blues guitar dexterity.


0 Highland Line Clancy‘s. Dundee

5 Street. 229 2056. See 9 Feb.

0 Seannachie Glenelg, Leamington Terrace. 229 6481. Full size Scottish folk outfit, all male excepting the singer.

0 Nancy Nicoison Old and new songs.

: Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557


O Nobody’s Business Bannerman‘s Bar, Cowgate,556 3254. Cosmic Picts and Gaels.


Glasgow 0 irish Music The Stage Door Bar,

Gorbals Street. 429 0922.

0 Busketeers Wintersgills Bar, Great Western Road.


0 Traditional Dancing 14 Buccleuch Place. 7.30—9.30pm. With Live Music. See Monday 10 Feb.

1 0 Session Fiddlers Arms.

Grassmarket, 229 2655. Go early if you want a seat.

0 Gil Hewitt Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Lady with a big voice in a basement bar.

TUESDAY 18 Radio

0 Hunky Dory Radio Forth. Folk Programme. 6—8pm.


0 Ossian Assembly Rooms. 225

3614. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50).