Classical Band Aid concert from St Mary‘s. this time with the SCO. Scottish Ensemble and a specially formed chorus. Two premieres — one by artistic director Martin Eastwood and the other by Max Richter- plus Bach‘s Cantata Christ Lag in Todesbanden. See Shortlist.
0 Scottish Singers Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Ticket Centre. 31/33 Waverley Bridge. 7.30pm. Extra date: Mon 15. Glasgow. £3.50/£2.50 (£2). It must be Christmas. Not the first snow. but the first Messiah. A good chance to hear it sung by a small choir with conductor John McLeod.
MONDAY 8 Glasgow
0 Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101 . 3pm. Free at door. Vocal ensembles compete today for the Glasgow Jewish Choral Society Prize.
0 Pro Arte Recital Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 334 6908 (Ambassador Classics). 7.30pm. £3.25 (£1.75). See Thurs 4. Edinburgh for full description.
TUESDAY 9- Glasgow
0 Piano Trio Recital Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). This new trio oqusztav Fenyo (piano). Geoffrey Allen (violin) and Mark Bailey (cello) play piano trios by Haydn. Saint-Saens and Dvorak.
O Fiddler on the Root Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Wed 10. Thurs 11 (on until end of Dec). £3—£7.50 (Tue 9—Thurs 1 1 £1 offconc for children/students/UB40s. Sat mat — two for price ofone). See Fri 5 for full description.
0 Bearsden Burgh Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. A selection ofchoral music.
0 Harpsichord Recital Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 6671011 ext 4577. Please note change ofdate for this recital by Peter Williams. It will now be given on Thurs 4 (see listings).
0 Lunch and Listen Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 1pm. £2/£1.50(FSO). No doubt today’s guest. Bill McCue. will have plenty to say — that‘s if he‘s any voice left after the first performances of his new company‘s Fiddler on the Roof. o Strathclyde University Chamber Orchestra Assembly Hall. James Weir Building. Montrose Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £2 (£1). A ‘promenade‘ concert. during which refreshments will be served (mulled wine. mince pies. maybe?) with music by Telemann. Schubert and Beethoven (Symphony No 4).
o Claremont String Quartet Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. Tickets at
door. 7.30pm. This group ofstring players from the SNO gives a recital in the fascinating surrounding ofthe Burrell.
o Fiddler on the RootTheatre Royal, Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 11 (on until end of December). £3—£7.50 (Tue 9LThurs 11£1 offconc for children/students/UB403. Sat mat— two for price ofone). See Fri 5 for full description.
0 Opera Video Room G40. Hunter Building. Edinburgh College ofArt, Lauriston Place, 041 248 4567 (F80). 7pm. £2 (min donation). A video screening of Verdi‘s Attila presented by Friends of Scottish Opera.
0 SCO Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 14. Glasgow. £3.50—£9. One ofthe highlights of the SCO’s current season. Dame Janet Baker sings Dido in Purcell‘s Dido and Aeneas, with Richard Jackson and Elizabeth Gale. In the first half, Neil Mackie and Robert Cook are the soloists in Britten‘s Serenade for Tenor. Horn and Strings. The link-up between these two English composers is set from the start with Britten‘s arrangement of Purcell’s Chaconne in G minor.
0 Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers St Stephen‘s Church. St Vincent Street (foot of Howe Street). 8pm. Tickets at door, £2.50 (£1). A programme of Renaissance music for Christmas and Advent. directed by Noel O‘Regan. Also some instrumental music on authentic 16th century instruments
0 Chamber Orchestra Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. Nelson Mandela Place, 332 4101. 7.30pm. Free at door. The Academy Chamber Orchestra with guest conductor John Lubbock and soloist Abigail Hopkins. performs the Bassoon Concerto in E minor by Vivaldi. Their attractive programme also includes Ravel’s Ma mere l’oye Suite, Grieg‘s Holberg Suite and the Symphony No 95 by Haydn.
o Fiddler on the Root Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: on until end Dec. £3—£7.50 (Tue 9—Thurs 11 £1 off conc for children/students/UB40s. Sat mat — two for price ofone). See Fri 5 for full description.
0 Symphonium St George’s West Church. Shandwick Place. Tickets at door. 12.45pm. £2.50. Soprano Marie Slorach joins this group of instrumentalists from Scottish Opera to perform works by Purcell and Scarlatti‘s Christmas Cantata.
0 Annual Carol Party McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 667 1011 ext 4577. 7pm. Tickets at door. Edinburgh University Musical Society hold their annual evening ofgood Christmas fun. You can sing, listen to the choir and brass group or just enjoy the atmosphere. Could be a few surprise items.
0 Gaelic Concert Riverside Club. Clyde Street. 7.30pm. £2.50. with Mary Ann Kennedy. Mary Mclnnes and Fred Morrison on the Pipes. Glasgow Tryst.
o Dougie Lawrence — Lecture/Recital on Scott Skinner Hutcheson Hall. Ingram Street. 1pm. £1. Glasgow Tryst.
o Breton Dance Briggait Centre. With Bagad D’Aurey. 2pm. Free. Glasgow Tryst.
0 St Andrew’s Night Ceilidh Star Club. Calton Place. 7.30pm. £3. Glasgow Tryst.
o A Woman's a Woman for a’ That Strathclyde Drama Centre. 7.30pm. £2. Glasgow Tryst.
0 Steam Jenny Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Soft folksy.
0 Naiian Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Fiddle and button-box at least.
0 North Sea Gas Platform One. Rutland Street. Evening. Pub Folk. Singalong music.
0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Late night sessions and singing. Bar till 2am.
o Thistle and Shamrock Ceilidh Wilkic House. Cowgate. 8.30pm.£1.50. Late Bar. The winter season of monthly hops swings off with guest singers and dances with a caller. Irish and Scottish music.
0 An Teallach Babbity Bowsters. Blackfriars Street. 2pm. Free. Gaelic group. Glasgow Tryst.
0 Competitions Organised by the Traditional Music and Song Society ofScotland. Hutcheson Hall. Ingram Street. 2pm. Glasgow Tryst. O Ceilidh Riverside Club. Clyde Street. 7.30pm. £2. With the Gallivanters Band. Glasgow Tryst.
o Breton Music and Dance Briggait Centre. 2pm. Free. with Bagad D‘Aurey. Glasgow Tryst.
o Piping Competition City Chambers. George Square. 10am and 1.30pm. Glasgow Tryst.
0 Whistlebinkies Washington Arts Centre. 8pm. £2. Glasgow Tryst.
o Zydeco Ceilidh Band/Limited Edition Gowanhill Centre. Hyndland Road. 8.30pm. Bar. £2.50 (£1 .50). St Andrew‘s Night fling with the Electric Scottish and Cajun Band.
0 StAndrew’s Night at the Star Folk Club Calton Place. 8pm—2am. £3. Concert followed by Ceilidh. informal bar sessions and songs. With the Macalmans. Davey Steele and Harness.
0 Third Eye Ceilidh Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Christine Primrose (singer). Maggie Maclnnes (clarsach and songs). Ian Kirkpatrick (accordion). John
Gahagan (fiddle). MCJohn Carmichael.
o Rab Noakes with Gene Pitney’s Birthday Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 11pm. £2. Famous folk/rock singer with six-piece group.
O Kells Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Electric soft folk/rock band.
0 Diggery Venn Tollbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.
0 Rua with Miro and Swamptrash St Ann‘s Centre. Cowgate. 8.30pm. £2.50. Bar. Three ofthe new wave folk based bands. New slants on old ideas. With old lag Davey Steele as the genial host.
0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Late bar. informal sessions way past midnight.
O This ’n' That Central Hotel (formerly the Raeburn). 4 Royal Terrace. 9—12pm. Country/Folk.
0 Piping Workshop Babbity Bowsters. 2.30pm. £1.50. With the 'Binkies piper Rab Wallace. Glasgow Tryst.
0 Supper Concert with Dougie MacLean Babbity Bowsters. 7.30pm. £12.50 (includes supper). Glasgow Tryst.
O Findask Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Blackhall Road. Paisley. 8pm. £1.50. Scottish singing/songwriting duo.
o Schiehallion Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Evening. Guitar singalong duo.
0 Dmmadhan Cor Youngs Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 9pm. Free. Young Penicuik band. Scottish folk based.
0 Nancy Nicholson Royal ()ak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Singer and melodeon player.
0 Irish Music Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 429 0922. Evening. Regular Glasgow Irish night.
0 Bopkats Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening.
0 Shades Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.
0 Nobody's Business Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Newly invented musical tricks with clarinets and stringed instruments.
0 Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. 229 2655. Evening. Old established Scottish music session. whistle. fiddle and box.
0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Evening. Banjo and vocals. with other singersjoiningin.
TUESDAY 2 Glasgow
0 Steep the Feet Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Approx four singers and patter merchants.
0 The Barrie Band Bannerman‘s Bar.
36 The List 28 Nov — 11 Dec