Paisley Brass Ensemble and conductor John R. Turner.


0 Macbeth King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. Box Office 2291201. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 26. £2.50—£6. See Wed 23 for full description.

SATURDAY 26 Edinburgh

0 Macbeth King‘sTheatre. Leven Street. Box Office 229 1201. 7.30pm. £2.5()-£6. See Wed 23 for full description.

0 Kevock Choir Usher Hall. Lothian

Road. Box Office 440 1093 (Mr

Murray). 7.30pm. £2—£3.50 (half price concs). It‘s a big night for the

; Kevock Choir as it marks their 19th

f annualconcert. Helpingthem

. celebrate this important occasion is

g the remarkable young percussionist

; from Aberdeen. who. although deaf. t has cleared all obstacles in her

. determination to get to the top in the competitive world ofprofessional

, music-making. She‘ll be playing

. xylophone and marimba and the

choir sings a variety ofdifferent

types ofsongs.



5 a St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral.

High Street. Free at door. 6pm. In this regular series of informal recitals at six on Sundays. the Dorian Choir pay Edinburgh a visit from Helensburgh.

MONDAY 28 : Glasgow

0 Scottish Opera Dress Rehearsal

Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box

; Office 331 1234. 6.30pm. Free to

3 Friends of Scottish Opera. A chance

to witness these last nail-biting

moments before a new production hits the stage for real. To join 1 Friends ofSO. who organise all sorts

of activities for members. ‘phone 041

' 248 4567(Alicia). ; Edinburgh

0 Music Group of London Assembly

Rooms. George Street. Box Office

= 225 5373(P& OTravel). 1pm. £3.

Schubert's much loved Piano

. Quintet in A. The Trout. is the sole

(get it?) work in this lunchtime



f Glasgow

0 Lecture Theatre Royal. Hope

Street. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 .50 Friends). John Cox. Producer

of Scottish Opera‘s new Marriage of Figaro gives a lecture into its background and the making of the opera.


0 Reid Concert HallTeviot Row. Bristo Square. Box Office 667 1011 ext 4577 (University Music Dept). 1.10pm. Free at door. The Edinburgh Quartet continue their Romantic Quartet series with Schumann‘s String Quartet in F Major and Verdi‘s in E Minor.

0 The Gondoliers King‘s Theatre, Leven Street. Box Office 2291201.


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To their critics, Scottish Opera’s attempts to draw an original theatricality lrom opera's hallowed

7.30pm. Extra dates: Wed 30. Thurs 1. Fri 2. Sat 3 (2.30and 7.30pm).

£1 .50—£4. Hot on the heels of Edinburgh‘s amateur Grand Opera Company. the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Edinburgh (amateur) move into the King‘s Theatre for their production ofThe Gondoliers.

WEDNESDAY 30 Glasgow

0 Competition Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. St George‘s Place. Box Office 332 4101. Daytime. Free. Students ofsinging gather nervously to compete for the Jean Highgate Scholarship.

0 Marriage of Figaro Theatre Royal. Hope Street. Box Office 331 1234. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: May 10. 13. 15 at 7.15pm and May 3 at 2. 15pm (Glasgow); May 21 and 24 at7. 15pm (Edinburgh). Artistic Director of Scottish Opera. John Cox. is the Producer of this new production of one of Mozart‘s best known operas.

written exactly 200 years ago.

Pre-performance talk at 6pm. (See panel).


0 The Gondoliers King‘s Theatre.

3 Leven Street. Box Office 2291201. 2 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thurs 1.Fri 2. ; Sat3(2.30and7.30pm).£1.50—£4.

See Tue 29 for full description.

0 Napier College Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Box Office. Ticket Centre. 31/33 Waverley Bridge. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). Neil

Butterworth. head ofthe Music

Department of Napier College, conducts some of his students in Mendelssohn's Athalie Overture.

_ The Swan Lake Suite by f Tchaikovsky. Mediation of Orpheus by Alan Hovhannes and the

i I

Symphony No 3 by Borodin.

THURSDAY 1 Glasgow

0 Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. Box Office 332 4101. Daytime. Free. The


grounds is anathema. Successive productions recently have unleashed vocilerous accusations ol maverick direction and design shattering the composer's work.

Antagonism may relent with John Cox's revival ol Mozart‘s The Marriage 01 Figaro. Set and costumes are by the artist and writer John Byrne, whose meticulous and painterly sense ol colour and texture make him one at Britian’s most interesting stage designers.

Figaro is the second opera he hs I designed -the ilrst being Gounod’s La : Colombe at Buxton (1983) and will be set in 1786, the year of its completion. According to Byrne, the Count's house might then be 200 years old and lashions ol the period rather than of the year. “What I’m aiming lor is the right feel, a sense at character ratherthan the rigid text-book authenticity.’ (Peter Whitebrook)

start ofthe Summer ('.’) Term at Glasgow‘s Music Academy witnesses an outburst of competitions. This one for singers is the third and one of the most coveted the Governors' Recital Prize for singers.


0 The Gondoliers King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. Box Office 229 1201. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 2. Sat 3 (2.30 and 7.30pm). £1 .50—£4. See Tuesday 29 for full description.

Please note that evening sessions begin at approx 8.30pm unless otherwise stated.



0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Concertinas. Melodeons. Fiddles and Guitars. Always someone playing in the corner.


0 Thistle and Shamrock Ceilidh Band Wilkie House. Cowgate. 8.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Anti-Ceilidh in support of good causes.

0 Billy Jones Central Bar. Leith. Alternate weeks. Evening. Pop/Folk singer and guitarist. 0 North Sea Gas Platform One. 1 Rutland Street. Evening. Duo with mandoline and guitar. favourite singalong folk songs and the biggest bodhran in the world.

SATURDAY 19 Glasgow

o Hammered Dulcimer Study Group ! Dolphin Arts Centre. James Street. l Bridgeton. 2pm. All welcome to listen. talk or play. 0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Always informal music.

Edinburgh """""

0 Liz and Maggie Cruikshank Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Big singaround led by the sisters.

Glasgow 0 Ceilidhiscope Paisley Folk Club. l Ardgowan Hotel. Blackhall Road.

887 2196. 8.30pm. £1.50. Irish-based i and well received foursome. r


i 0 High Ground Glenelg Hotel.

Leamington Terrace. 229 6481. Evening. Ron Shaw on rare cello. Alasdair on pipes and whistle and Manfred on cittern and guitar. Art folk.

0 Nancy Nicolson Royal ()ak.

; Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening.

Fine singer and melodeon player.

o Nobody‘s Business Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Evening.

Organic music. no E numbers.


0 Irish Music Stage Door Bar.

Gorbals Street. 4290922. Evening. . O Busketeers Wintersgills Bar. Great

Western Road. Evening. Four

pavement hustlers. Music from the I Light Programme then Rock and Roll.

, Edinburgh

, 0 Traditional Dancing 14 Buccleuch . Place. 7.30—9.30pm. With Live


0 Session Fiddlers Arms. Grassmarket. 2292655. Evening. Go early ifyou want a seat.

0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 5572976. Evening. Lotsof singers. Gill on vocals and banjo.


O Barrie Band Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Evening. Indefinite number oftraditional musicians. Lightly amplified.

0 Jim Knight‘s Night Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening. Folk Songs of Britain.

0 Crown Folk Club 4th The Pleasance. 8.30pm. Instrumental workshops for folk instruments. All welcome.

0 Billy Jones (‘hez Fred. Spittal Street. Evening.

é WEDNESDAY 23 . Glasgow

O Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross.

' Evening. Blues and Country.

0 Hall Bar Woodlands Road.

Evening. Extended group call

themselves Naifan and last week

included members of Ideal Band and Ossian.


0 Honky Tonk Ceilidh Band Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel. York

J Place. 557 8746. 8pm. Bluegrass and . Country swingtrio.

0 Robin Turner Royal Oak. Infirmary

j Street. 557 2976. Evening. Irish singer and string player takes charge. o The Reverend Brothers Shore Bar,

Leith. 553 5080. Evening. Irish


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