SATURDAY 15 I Glasgow

0 Sileas Washington Arts Centre. Washington Street. 8pm. £2. Ex-Sprangeen harp duo with songs and instrumentals arranged for gut and metal strung clarsachs. Occasional forays on an electric instrument.

0 Kells Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Electric soft folk. rock band.

0 Diggery Venn Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Izvening.

O Ceilidh Riverside. Fox Street (off Clyde Street). l0pm—-2am. Late bar. Dancing and floor spots. £2.


0 Guy Clark St Brides. Orwell Terrace. Haymarket. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). From Nashville and a little legend comes the thinking man‘s country music.

0 Workshop in Traditional Music St Ann‘s Community Centre. Cowgate. 2--5pm. £2 Adult: £1 Child. Classes for beginners and advanced. Accordian. Fiddle. Whistle, Banjo and Mandolin. ()rganised bny (‘omhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. the traditional music authority of Ireland. Information 041 (138 1860.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Late bar. Informal sessions way past midnight.

o This ’n' That Central Hotel (fonnerly the Raeburn). 4 Royal Terrace. 9~ 12pm. Country/Folk.

SUNDAY 16 Glasgow

0 John James Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Blackhall Road. 8pm. £1.50. Welsh guitar wizard. Blues and contemporary.

0 The Sibilants Riverside Club. Fox Street. Iivening. A thinking man‘s folk band.

0 Schiehallion Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Guitar singalong duo.


0 Nancy Nicholson Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Singer and melodeon player.

0 Salt ’n’ Sauce Young‘s Hotel. Leamington Terrace. Evening.

MONDAY 17 Glasgow

0 Irish Music Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 429 0922. Evening. Regular Glasgow Irish night.

0 Limited Edition Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Folk and Country Blues.


Scotland’s premier ‘folk singer‘ Dick Gaughan is appearing in two related Assembly Room concerts in Edinburgh. The first is an evening for the ANC (Fri 14 Nov) and the second (Sun 23 Nov) is a celebration of the life of Paul Robeson, black actor, singer and socialist activist who is remembered speaking at the Edinburgh Miners' Gala. Both events have a fine list of artists and performers. The folkus of activity is for the next two weeks, however, at the other end of the MB. The Glasgow Tryst is a series of concerts, ceilidhs and workshops, 22—23 Nov. centred on the old Merchant City (see listings). Picked out from a host of Scottish performers are the Clutha, with a wonderful collection of Scots Song; Aly Bain, fiddle maestro; and the artful musicianship of the Whistlebinkies. A pipe band and dance group from Brittany will be causing a stir at various venues, with their tradition of call and response between the Bombarde, a mouth-blown shawm and the Biniou —the small bagpipe played in dutet. The bombarde is also used in the band with lull size warpipes.

Another concert of devotees of the ‘ill wind that nobody blows good’ is one of a series of events, concerts, readings and exhibitions on the Crofting Movement and the history of the West Highlands that runs for the month at the Third Eye Centre. Among the musical

offerings is a revue (Fri 21 Nov)

0 Shades Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.


0 Nobody's Business Banncrman‘s Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Newly invented musical tricks with Clarinets and stringed instruments.

0 Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. 229 2655. Evening. ()ld established Scottish music session. whistle. fiddle and box.

0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening. Banjo and vocals. with other singers joining in.


0 Shetland Fiddlers West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Evening. All welcome. with or without a fiddle.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Very late bar. Music and singing till way past midnight.



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scripted by the Eden Court Theatre Company and featuring top Gaelic group Capercaille, and a concert by Hamish Moore (photo with lowland pipes) and Ken Campbell with Maggie Mclnnes, singer and harper. Hamish and Ken between them play every species of bellows-blown bagpipe found in Scotland the Borders and mix the airs and tunes with Ken's songs on guitar and cittern. I should have said almost every species of bagpipe. There is, of course, John Gahagan’s nearly complete set of Springburn Low Pipes that appeared at last year’s Tryst! (Norman Chalmers)

from Glasgow. Songs and stories.


0 The Barrie Band Bannerman's Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Session in the back room. Moderate amplification 0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. Evening. UsualIyJim Knight on guitar and vocals.

WEDNESDAY 19 Glasgow

0 Incantation Cumbernauld Theatre Cumbernauld. ()23 67 32887. 7.45pm. £5. Highly successful English and Chilean folk band.

0 Naifan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road Evening. Popular meeting place. Traditional instrumental music.

0 Limited Edition Tolbooth Bar. GIasgowCross. Evening. Contemporary folk ’n' country.


0 John James Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel. York Place. 8pm. £1.50. Welsh guitar wizard.

o Lothian Morris Men Leith Community Centre. 7.30pm. New dancers and musicians sought. Phone John Green. 668 2754.

o Reverend Brothers Shore Bar. Leith. Evening. Punk paddys.



0 Star Folk Club Calton Place. 8pm. £1.

0 Red Neck Mothers Tolbooth Bar.

Glasgow Cross. Evening. Country blues outfit.

FRIDAY 21 Glasgow

0 Capercaille in ‘The Crolting Act’ Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). A sideways look at the history oferofting in a series ofsketches and song. Produced by the Eden Court Theatre Company.

0 Nailan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Varied numbers of musicians with fiddle and accordian in the middle.

0 Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Synth-based reworkings of trad songs and self-penned numbers from "Tonight at Noon'.


0 North Sea Gas Platform l.Rutland Street. Evening. I-‘olk entertainment.

0 Colin Ramage Royal ()ak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Late night sessions and singing. Crowded downstairs bar. Till 2am.

SATURDAY 22 . Glasgow

0 Munrovian Ceilidh Babbity Bowsters. Blackfriars Street. 2pm. Free. Glasgow Tryst.

o Ceilidh with Galivanters Band Riverside Club. Clyde Street. 7.30pm. £2.50. Glasgow Tryst.

o Hamish Moore and Ken Campbell with Maggie Mclnnes Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £3 (£2). Various small pipes and songs with guitar. and more song and clarsach playing from Maggie.

0 Kells Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Electric soft folk.« rock band.


0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Bar till 1.30am. Session and songs downstairs.

0 This ’n’ That Central Hotel (formerly the Raeburn). 4 Royal Terrace. 9—I2pm. Country/ Folk.

0 incantation Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 8pm. £7—£3. Pop fndean music.

SUNDAY 23 Glasgow

0 Traditional Dance Workshop Hutcheson Hall. Ingram Street. 2.30pm. £1 .50. With Jamie Macdonald Reid. Glasgow Tryst.

0 Concert with Stramash, Dave Todd, Maureen Jelks Riverside Club. (‘lydt Street. 7.30pm. £2.50. Glasgow Tryst o Saltcoats Harbour Band, Ardgowan Hotel, Blackhall Road, Paisley. 8pm. £1. Paisley Folk Club.

0 Steam Jenny Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Folk and pleasant country music entertainers.

o Whistlebinkies Black Bull Hotel. Milngavie. 8pm. £2. ()ne of Scotland's best groups.


0 A Tribute to Paul Robeson Assembly Rooms. George Street. Dick Gaughan, Hamish Henderson and

32 The List 1-1— 27 November