! 0 Irish Muslc Stage Door Bar.
Street, 557 2976. Evening. Bar till
2am. Songs with banjo, and
§ 0 Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. 229
; 2655. Evening. Session, led by Ann‘s E fiddle and Neil‘s box.
3 TUESDAY 20 Glasgow 5 0 La Clapa Rusa Babbity Bowster,
i Penicuik Folk Club presents this
. O Nobody's Business Bannerman‘s
Leamington Terrace. Evening. Free. A clutch of Blues and Boogie Boys.
0 Nancy Nlcolson Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Fine singer and melodeon player.
Bar, Cowgate. 556 3254. Evening. Celtiblues from a four-person line-up including clarinet, sax and bass.
Gorbals Street, 429 0922. Evening. 0 Buskers Wintersgills Bar, Great Western Road. Evening. Different faces fora few weeks.
0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak, Infirmary
Blackfriars Street. 7.30pm. £8. (Includes Italian supper). Top Rate Italian group in concert. Their music fuses traditional instruments with , modern themes.
0 Sarah Gray and Ellie Ellis Navaar Hotel, Penicuik. 8pm. £1.50.
charming pair ofprofessional
performers. twenty years in the
. Indeﬁnite number of traditional
business. Their music is mainly the songs and banjo tunes of North America.
0 Barrie Band Bannerman’s Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Evening.
musicians. Lightly amplified. 0 Jim Knight’s Night Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. Evening. Folk
Songs of Britain. : 3 0 Crown Folk Club 48a The Pleasance. 8.30pm. Instrumental workshops for folk instruments. All welcome. _,
0 Billy Jones Chez Fred, Spittal
0 Star Folk Club Calton Place. 8pm. £1.. Tonight’s guests are Ian Bruce and Sandy Stanage.
O Buslteteers Wintersgills, Great Western Road. Evening. Vocals. sax. bass and guitars. Acoustic then
electric. Fizzy pavement music.
0 Women Live Folk/Ceilidh Night Assembly Rooms. George Street. 9pm-1am. £1.50 (£1). Mixed audience. All welcome. Creche available till 12pm. Sprangeen headline the night ofsong and dance. Christine Kidd and Janet Russell contribute their beautiful harmonies. Mae Shaw sings the songs ofthe broad left, and Alison Jones and an all woman ceilidh band get everyone onto the floor. See
e Spring Fling. 0 Salt ’n’ Sauce Pirie‘s Hotel, Coates
Gardens. Evening. Squeeze. pick. blow and scrape: concertina. guitar. whistle and fiddle.
3 Jim Knight Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening. Singing till 2am.
o Shetland Fiddle Society West End
. Hotel, Palmerston Place. Evening. Allwelcome
‘ FRIDAY 23 ' ‘
0 Boys of the Lough Glasgow University Union, University Avenue. 8pm. See panel.
0 Mayfest Ceilidh People’s Palace, Glasgow Green. 7.30pm—lam. The Levellers and La Ciapa Rusa dance bands from Scotland and Italy, plus guest performers set among the glass and greenery. Late licence and
o Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Scottish and Irish. mainly
] tunes. j 0 Beggars Mantle Kelvin Park Lorne
Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. 334 4891.
a North Sea Gas Platform One.
Rutland Street. Evening. Singalong duo.
0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Singaround downstairs till the early hours.
i SATURDAY 24
0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Acoustic traditional.
0 Kells Kelvin Lorne Park 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.
0 La Ciapa Rusa Assembly Rooms. George Street. 1 lam—1.30pm.
Delicious and related food served over lunchtime to the music of a superb group from Piedmonte in the north of Italy. They are very popular at home and abroad and the music is free.
SUNDAY 25 '
0 Eric Cuthbertson Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Blackhall Road. 8pm. £1 .50 (£1). Entertainer and singer who delights by slagging everyone.
0 Shiehallion Kelvin Park Lorne
THE BOYS OF THE LDUGH
Street. Evening. .
0 Nallan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Melodeon and fiddle with others dropping in.
0 Pete Morton Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel, York Place. 8pm. £1.50. Martin Carthy recommends this young singer/guitarist from the south.
0 Robin Turner Royal Oak, Infirmary
Street, 557 2976. Evening. Bar till 1.30am. Trad and contemporary on guitar, banjo and Belfast accent.
I Reverend Brothers Shore Bar, Leith, 553 5080. Evening. Subversive Irish music and the occasional song.
THUR DAY 22
-. 1"- The contribution of John Coakley and Christy O’Leary is immediately apparent on listening to the Boys of the Lough's first album in the new line-up. ‘Welcoming Paddy Home' has at times an Irish Ceili Band feel, John's guitar neatly beefing up the sound and the occasional piano driving the tunes along. Christy’s pipes blend well with Cathal’s flute, and his vocal talents reveal a long musical apprenticeship (he played for a time in De Danaan) in the London Irish scene.
A retrospective album of the Boys
featuring guitarist Tich Richardson,
5 tragically killed in a road accident in
1984, is being put together by brother Dave who handles the organisation and bookwork as well as playing in the band. They have already completed an exhausting world tour this year and have their usual lull schedule of tours
j stretching ahead, but fiddlerAly Bain is
finding time to perform solo in Glasgow
on 24 May and in Edinburgh on 28 May. : The whole group are in Glasgow on 23 May.
Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. orgasm
Duo, popular folk songs.
0 Iain Walker Glenelg Hotel, Leamington Terrace. 9pm. Free. Songs and Banjo from Penicuik.
o Nobody's Business Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate. Evening. New Age music, eclecticism in sound.
0 Irish Music Stage Door Bar, Gorbals Street, 429 0922. Evening. 0 Busketeers Wintersgills Bar, Great Western Road. Evening. Four pavement hustlers. Folk/Pop.
0 Session Fiddlers Arms, Grassmarket. Evening. Scottish music in the corner. A score of fiddles on the wall.
0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. Evening. Bartill 1.30am. Singaround led by Gill on banjo.
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0 Hari Prasad and Zaltair Hussein St Cecilia‘s Hall. 7.30pm. £2.50. Gigantically talented ﬂute player in concert with superb ex-Shakti tabla virtuoso. Don’t miss. Presented by the Edinburgh Indian Association. 0 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 48a The Pleasance. ; 8.30pm. Instrumental workshops for 5
folk instruments. All welcome.
0 Naifan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Melodeon, fiddle and sundry assistants.
0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Blues and Country.
0 My Bain with Norman McCalg and Douglas Dunn Assembly Rooms, George Street. 8pm. £2 (£1). Spring Fling presents the fiddler with the peddlars ofwords and ideas. Stimulating. See panel.
0 Reverend Brothers Shore Bar,
Leith. Evening. Paddy‘s on the shore. '
0 Robin Turner Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 5572976. Evening. Irish banjo and guitar.
0 Song Writing Competition Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel, York Place. 8pm. £1.50. All welcome.
0 Black Eyed Giddy Star Club, Calton Place. 8pm. £1. Four Man line-up playing energetic Scots/Irish.
O Buslteteers Wintersgills, Great Western Road. Evening. Packed back room to hear Streetwise entertainers. All sorts of music.
0 Gerry Airlie Halt Bar, Woodlands
Road. Evening. Contemporary ‘ bar/folk. '
Theme” 177—36 May 21