? Glasgow

0 Rab and John Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.

0 Naifan Victoria Bar. Bridgegate. Evening. Melodeon and fiddle based session. Mainly Irish music.


0 Barrie Band Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate. 556 325-1. Evening. Instrumental session with microphones. Informal shifting line-up oftunesmiths.

0 Jim Knights’ Night Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening.

0 Crown Folk Club 481i 'I‘he Pleasance. 8.30pm. Instrumentalworkshops for folk instruments. All welcome. including absolute beginners.


0 Naifan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Melodeon and fiddle with others dropping in.

0 Limited Edition 'I‘olbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Americanish string sound.


0 Allan Taylor Edinburgh Folk Club. ()sbourne Hotel. York Place. 8pm. £ 1 .50. Solo singer/guitarist of quality. a mix ofsinger songwriter and soft rock styles with a beautifully clean acoustic guitar technique.

0 Robin Turner Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 5572976. Evening. Bartill 1.30am. 'I'rad and contemporary on guitar.

0 Reverend Brothers Shore Bar. I.eith. 553 5080. Evening. Unrelated. cheerful. iconoclastic Irish anti-musicians.

THURSDAY 17 Glasgow

0 Allan Taylor Star Folk Club. Calton Place. 8pm. £1. Singer guitarist. See Edinburgh 16July. 0 Red Neck Mothers 'l‘olhooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Country

' blues boys.


0 Jim Knight Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening. Singing till 2am.

o Shetland Fiddle Society West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Evening.


0 Steam Jenny Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 334 4891. Evening. Folksy trio.

0 Naifan 'I‘olbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.


0 North Sea Gas Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. Evening.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Singaround downstairs

SATURDAY 19 3 Glasgow

o Fossy and Friends 'I‘olbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.

O Kells Kelvin Lorne Park Hotel.

Sauchiehall Street. Evening.

l Scottish and Irish and Celtic Twilight

‘lon acoustic and electric.

in; List 11— 24July



0 Ian McNair Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening.


0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. Music on guitar with Jack and Dave.

0 North Sea Gas Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening.


O Naifan Victoria Bar. Bridgegate. Edinburgh

0 Barrie Band Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Evening. Regular watering hole for itinerant flute players. Irish dancers. fiddlers



0 Naifan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road.

Evening. Melodeon. fiddle and sundry assistants.

0 Limited Edition 'I'olbooth Bar.

0 Glenelg HOtel Lcamington TcrriiCC. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Blues and

9pm. Music in the back room. Free.

i Davey Steele. the authentic sound of

the Lothians. a drouth in boxer shorts. i i u '



0 Covers 'I‘olbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Busking re-arrangement of many good songs. 0 Irish Music Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 429 ()922. Evening.

0 Busketeers Wintersgilis Bar. Great Western Road. Evening.


0 Session Fiddlers Arms. Grassmarket. Evening. Scottish music in the corner.

0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening. Bar till 1.30am.

TUESDAY 22 Glasgow

0 Tolbooth Bar Glasgow Cross. Evening. 'I‘wo pickers.


: A concert of folk music from the English speaking Commonwealth countries has

Newfoundland group Barkin‘ Kettle,

Australia's Larrikins and Celtic

Britain‘s Boys of the Lough (photo) on 24 July. The Commonwealth Arts Festival opening concert is the major showcase of Scotland’s music and will reveal to an international audience a view of our nation's vocal, instrumental and dance traditions usually only dimly glimpsed through the Tartan, Heather and Haggis shows that are trundled out in the tourist season.

The Whistlebinkies are in concert on 25 July and will feature a performance of member Eddie McGuire’s new piece ‘The Pipers Return’ for bagpipes, bombarde, harps and double bass. McGuire is regarded as one of the foremost Scottish composers of modern music. There is a night of Australian music on 26 July and a

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i O Come All Ye Edinburgh Folk Club.

()sbourne Hotel. York Place. 8pm. f I .50. Everybody welcome. bring

E your instruments.


g 0 Gerry Hallom Star Folk Club.

i Australia. with rare Antipodean

f songs. Five string banjo and guitar. : 0 Red Neck Mother'l‘olbooth Bar.

Glasgow Cross. Evening. Ilard IIat

Western Road. Evening. Packed

0 Robin Turner Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening.


i Scottish Fiddle Orchestra concert with

i o Reverend Brothers Shore Bar.

Leitb. Evening.


Calton Place. 8pm. £1. Engaging Englishman. long domiciled in

music. 0 Busketeers Wintersgills. Great

back room.

Mary Sandeman on 1 August. A Ceilidh with Scottish dance bands and guest Commonwealth performers commences at 9pm on 25 July and will stretch into the small hours and the Easy Club group hosts two ceilidhs on 18 July & 1 August that will fuse the instruments and playing styles of the home and visiting musicians with enjoyable, if unpredictable results. The Farewell Concert ofvisiting performers and Scottish musicians will be held on 2 August.

The amazing amount and quality of ethnic musics from all corners of the world is detailed in the Commonwealth Arts Festival Diary (see page 17), along with information about the Music Village being set up in Princes Street Gardens. (See also Commonwealth Games centre section). (Norman Chalmers).


0 Salt ‘n' Sauce Piries Hotel. Coates Crescent. Haymarket. Evening. Songs. tunes and crack.

1 0 Jim Knight Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening. Singing till 2am.

o Shetland Fiddle Society West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Evening.

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


; Glasgow

0 Glasgow Rhythm Club Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Listen to jazz on records. and informal discussion and chat on the different forms. from Ragtime through Be Bop to the present day.


0 Tommy Smith with Forward Motion Queen‘sHall. Clerk Street. 10pm. £3.50. British tour for the international line-up. all ex-Berklee Jazz College students. and including superb new French pianist Christian Jacob. Presented by Platform Jazz. 0 Melanie O‘Reilly and Francis Cowan Carlton Hotel. North Bridge. Evening. Smooth songs from the pre-rock era with guitar undertow.



0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown's. St Vincent Street. 1.30—4.30pm. Big Band nostalgia and imaginative settings.

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 332 0532. Swing music. Lunchtime and all afternoon. '30‘s and '40‘s style.

0 Cumbernauld Theatre Lunchtime. 'I'om McGrath and others.

Writer pianist holds court. popular sessuin.

0 Bobby Wishart Quintet Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. Lunchtime. Hard driving saxophone.

0 George Penman Jazzman 'l’he Midas. St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Solid. long-lived trad band.

0 Jimmy Feighan Quintet with Shelagh Buchanan Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime. Leadingon sax and vibes. mainstream music from long established players.


0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. Lunchtime. Piano-based. Musicians sitting in.

0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Small traditional jazz band.

0 Tam White and the Dexters Platform

()ne. Rutland Street. Evening.