3 Please note that evening sessions 3 begin at approx 8.30pm unless otherwise stated.
FRIDAY 2 Glasgow
0 Tolbooth Dar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Concertinas, Melodeons, Fiddles and Guitars. Always someone playing in the corner.
0 Country Folk Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Bar till 1.30am.
0 Thistle and Shamrock Ceilidh Band Wilkie House. Cowgate. 8.30pm. £2 (£1.50). May Day Hop. Guest singers, wear something red. 1am. Bar. 0 Billy Jones Central Bar, Leith. Alternate weeks. Evening. POp/Folk singer and guitarist. 0 North Sea Gas Platform One, Rutland Street. Evening. Duo with mandoline and guitar, favourite , singalong folk songs and the biggest ’ bodhran in the world.
l o Hammered Dulcimer Study Group
’ People‘s Palace, Glasgow Green. 2pm. All welcome to listen, talk or play.
0 Kells Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel,
Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Bar tiIl 12.30am. Popular electric/acoustic Irish/Scots.
0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Always informal music.
0 Liz and Maggie Cruikshank Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Big singaround led by the sisters.
O Slngers’ Night Paisley Folk Club, Ardgowan Hotel, Blackhall Road, 8872196. 8.30pm. £1 .50.
. O Schlehallion Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Guitar/Song duo.
1 0 Andy Munro Glenelg Hotel, Leamington Terrace. 9pm. Singing songs from his Soul 0‘ Man album accompanied by himself on guitar and percussion and whatever other
instruments his pals (all great musicians) bring along.
0 Nancy Nlcoison Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening.
Fine singer and melodeon player.
0 Nobody’s Business Bannerman’s Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Evening. Organic music.
i MONDAY 5
l 0 Irish Music Stage Door Bar,
l (iorbals Street, 429 0922. Evening. L0 Buskers Wintersgills Bar, Great
10The List 2— 15 May
V Dan Ar Bras' latest LP ‘acoustic’ shows
I fa. I ‘
all his non-electric guitar technique. In
Glasgow on 7 May and Edinburgh on 8
f May he will be leaving his plug-in
instruments in their cases and singing
_ and playing an acoustic set.
Dan rose to prominence in iellow Breton Alan Silvell’s Celtic rock band
Fairport Convention. His many recordings include an interesting
! thematic album ‘Douar Nevez' - a Celtic
Fusion visionary piece. An extremely versatile musician and somewhat charismatic in periormance, he can let rip with a blues one minute and turn in a Clouseauesque version oi Sally FAE
and subsquently toured lora while with | the next. (Norman Chalmers) Western Road. Evening. Different faces for a few weeks.
; O Wellgark Suite Assembly Rooms. 8pm. £3.50 (£2). Programme music
in traditional dress. A small orchestra of top ﬂight acoustic
players are joined by electric guitar,
drums and bass, fusing the music of
the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. In six movements and
commissioned to mark the passage 2 of a hundred years of Tennents : Lager. Billy Jackson leads the boys
from Ossian and friends.
0 Traditional Dancing 14 Buccleuch 1 Place. 7.30—9.30pm. With Live
0 Session Fiddlers Arms,
Grassmarket, 229 2655. Evening.
Go early if you want a seat.
0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak, Inﬁrmary Street, 557 2976. Evening. Lots of I singers, Gill on vocals and banjo.
: TUE ' DAY 6 . Edinburgh
' O Barrie Band Bannerman’s Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Evening. ; Indeﬁnite number of traditional
musicians. Lightly ampliﬁed.
: 0 Jim Knight's Night Royal Oak, . Infirmary Street. Evening. Folk
; Songs ofBritain.
0 Crown Folk Club 48a The Pleasance. 8.30pm. Instrumentalworkshops for folk instruments. All welcome. a 0 Billy Jones Chez Fred, Spittal Street. Evening.
WEDNESDAY 7 Glasgow ‘
0 Ossian People’s Palace. See Maylest. 0 Hall Bar Woodlands Road.
Evening. Session led by regulars
5 called Naifan. Fiddles and flutes an'
' 0 Dr Andrew Hunter ‘Aspects oi
contemporary tolk music' Magdalen Chapel, Cowgate, near the Grassmarket. 1.15—2pm. Lecture by the singer who answers to Andy at festivals.
0 Dan Ar Bras Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel, York Place, 557 8746. 8pm. Solo acoustic gigs from the famed Breton guitarist. See panel
0 Peter Rowan, Jerry Douglas, Mark
; O’Connor St Brides Community
Centre, Dalry Road. 8pm. Bar. Presented by Acoustic Routes. £3.50 (£2.50). Amazing music from America. Pete Rowan back again, leaving Flaco Jiminez to feed the chickens and bringing over two more superb players. Jerry Douglas has managed to squeeze out of his solidly booked commitments asthe top Nashville session bluegrass and dobro player, and Mark was one of the stars ofAly Bain‘s TV series, setting fire to his fiddle. Go.
0 Robin Turner Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 5572976. Evening. Irish singer and string player takes charge. 0 The Reverend Brothers Shore Bar, Leith, 553 5080. Evening. Irish music.
0 Dan Ar Bras Star Folk Club, Calton Place. 8pm. £1. Guitarist from Britanny. See panel.
0 Buskers Wintersgills Bar, Great
Western Road. Evenings. The l regulars are taking a holiday for a
I few weeks.
0 Steeleye Span Queen's Hall, Clerk Street. 8pm. £5. Ghosts from the 705? On the road again, different line-up, with guests Bill Zorn and John Benns in support. Electric folk/rock, and fine harmony singing. 0 Salt ‘n’ Sauce Pirie’s Hotel, Coates Gardens. Evening. Squeeze, pick and blow.
0 Jim Knight Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. Evening. Singing till Zam.
0 Shetland Fiddle Society West End Hotel, Palmerston Place. Evening. All welcome.
0 Dick Gaughan McLellan Galleries. See Maylest.
o Saltire Society Happening Mitchell Library. 3pm. £4. See Maytest.
0 Steam Jenny Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Three piece folk and contemporary songs and guitar.
0 Capercallle with Guests People’s Palace, Glasgow Green. See Mayiest.
O Tolbooth Dar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Scottish and Irish, mainly tunes.
0 John and Phil Cunningham Pleasance Theatre. The Pleasance. 8pm. £2.50 (£2). Wizard fiddler and accordionist wending their way on British tour. Presented by Crown Folk Club.
0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976 Singaround downstairs till the early hours.
0 Billy Jones Central Bar, Leith. Alternate weeks. Evening. Pop/Folk.
0 North Sea Gas Platform One, Rutland Street. Evening. Singalong duo.
0 Saltire Society Happening Mitchell Library. 3pm. £4. See Maytest.
O Tolbooth Dar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Acoustic traditional.
0 Kells Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Scottish and Irish and Celtic Twilight on acoustic and electric.
0 Liz and Maggie Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Late night singaround.
SUNDAY 11 Glasgow
0 Capercallle in Concert Babbity Bowster. See Maytest.
0 Scotland Yard Paisley Folk Club, Ardgowan Hotel, Blackhall Road. 8pm. £1.50(£1). American singer/songwriter Marilyn Pollock fronts this new ﬂavour on the folk scene with Ian Bruce and Sandy Stanage.
0 Eddie Kllmeck and Mike Drmsby Glenelg Hotel, Leamington Terrace. Evening. Bluesy guitars. O Nobody's Business Bannerman’s