Benedict Holland and James Durrant as solists. Philip Ledger is guest director and he also includes Cassation in B flat and the Divertimento K334.

WEDNESDAY 18 Glasgow

0 Claremont String Quartet Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 7.30pm. 0 The Music Man King's Theatre, Bath Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thurs 19, Fri 20. Sat 21 March. £3—£5. See Tue 17 for full description.


0 Marriage ol Figaro King‘s Theatre. Leven Street, 229 1201. 7.15pm. Extra date: Sat 21 . £3—£15. Scottish Opera‘s delightful production ofone of Mozart‘s most delightful operas. Sung in English.

0 Lecture Italian Institute, 2a Melville Crescent. 226 3173. Free at door. 7.30pm. Professor David Kimbell ofthe University ofSt Andrews talks about Giacomo Puccini, with musical illustrations. In English.

0 Edinburgh Quartet Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £4/£2.75 (conc available). Quartets by Mendelssohn (in E flat Op 12), Villa Lobos (No 6) and Dvorak (A flat Op 105). See also Tue 10.

0 Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers St Stephen‘s Church, St Vincent Street (foot of Howe Street). Tickets at door. 8pm. £2.50 (£1). Get in the right sort ofmood for Easter with a programme of 16th century Latin church music for Lent by Scottish and English composers, directed by Noel O‘Regan. Simon Clarkson plays complementary organ music by Byrd and Bull.

THURSDAY 19 Glasgow 0 Competition Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, Nelson Mandela Place. Free at door. Competition runs throughout the day. The Peter Lindsay Miller Prize Competition for Piano Duet. o The Music Man King’s Theatre, Bath Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 20, Sat 21. £3—£5. See Tue 17 for full description.


0 From the House at the Dead King’s Theatre. Leven Street, 229 1201.

7. 15pm. £3—£15. Part ofthe joint Scottish Opera/Welsh National Opera cycle ofJanacek operas, this is the only Edinburgh performance. See panel for review.

0 SCO Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Tickets: 228 1 155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. Extra date: Fri 20, Glasgow. £3—£8.50. An attractive programme of Haydn (La Passione) and Mozart (Flute Concerto No 1 with Aurele Nicolet) followed by

Stravinsky (Concerto in D) and Bartok‘s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste. Conductor is Paul Sacher.


FRIDAY 6 Glasgow

0 Schiehallion Scott’s Corner. Derby Street, 334 4891. Evening. Folk entertainment.

0 Glasgow lslay Association Annual Gathering, City Hall. Candleriggs. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2. Artists include Dongall Gillespie. Kirteen Grant, Janet Campbell (all singing in Gaelic) and Jannie McDougall. Also Ian McPhail and his Scottish Country Dance Band plus Rigadoun (accordions).

O Nailan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Session with fiddle and accordion.

0 Old Hickory The Trading Post. Carlton Place, 429 3445. 9pm. Free. American bar and steakhouse. Bluegrass and country band.


0 North Sea Gas Platform 1, Rutland Street. Evening. Singalong folk entertainers.

0 Tim and Steve Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Late night folk music pub.

0 Ceilidh Merlin. Morningside Road. 8.30pm—12.30am. Late Bar. £1.75. With Hopscotch dance band. Regular monthly ceilidh. Contact 447 7544.

O Edinvar Ceilidh. Assembly Rooms. George Street. Edinburgh. Tickets at door or in advance from Edinvar Housing Association. 4 Infirmary Street. Edinburgh. 557 2221. 9.30pm (bar open till 2.30am) £2.50. Tenth annual ceilidh organised by Edinvar the Edinburgh housing charity. this year in aid of International Year of Shelter fro the Homeless. Music provided by Boganach.



0 Furious Fiddlers Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Afternoon. A very large number of Scottish musicians. not all with violins. keep playing all afternoon.

0 Kells Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Kcltic semi-electric.

0 Scotlree La Taniere. Fox Street (off Clyde Street). 1—3pm. Fiddle and guitars.

0 Sleep the Feet Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. Music from Glasgow.

0 Ceilidh Riverside Club. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 10pm—2am. Late Bar. £2. Good music. go early or it will be full up.

Two oi the most popular ‘acts' on the English circuit head north next week and there is something lishy about one ol them. A lather and son singing duo, in the great tradition at Ireland's McPeake lamlly, Scotland’s Stewarts oi Blair or England's Copper Family; they perlorm at Glasgow Arts Centre on 14 March. These deadpan rustics are as authentic as a Rolex bought in a pub and they succeed in debunking the sell-serious lolkies with a string at song parodies lrom Child ballads to the indigestible singer/songwriter opus. With a linger in the ear, anecdote, clowning and wit they make lun at all the talk world’s sacred cows including themselves. They call themselves the Kipper Family.

Over in Edinburgh (11 Mar) another lolk phenomenon ol the past year is Kathryn Tlckell. Still in herteens, she has been rushing to keep up with all the work ollered lrom clubs at home and abroad. She loves playing the liddle


k and uses it a lot but her main

instrument is the Northumbrian Small Pipes. They diller from the Scottish variety in that the chanter is closed at the end —the lingers being raised and lowered individually to produce a clear articulation ol separate notes over the drone ‘like peas lrom a pod’. There are quite a lew better players olthe instrument in the North East at England and a great groundswell ol amateur revival interest overthe last decade, but her enthusiasm, charm, and at course the unmentionable lact that she is a young, attractive woman, has won her many admirers over the year since she turned prolessional. Although getting involved in a small group with other Newcastle area musicians, she has a lull calendar at solo bookings. And it’s not all smoky pubs and motorway calés. She has taken her little keyed pipes as tar as Hong Kong. So. . . do you lancy a Kipper or a Tickell? (Norman Chalmers)


0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Late bar and late sessions.

0 This 'n’ That Central Hotel. Royal Terrace. Folk and singalong country.

0 Evening with the Edinburgh Fiddlers Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. £4.50—£1 from box office or at door. With Pipe Major C. T. Clark; Morag McKay and Donald Maxwell.



0 Iain McIntosh Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Blackhall Road. Paisley. 8.30pm. £1.50. Songs with banjo and guitar. concertina. Firm favourite in the clubs. Sentimental and sincere.

0 Dick Broad and the Fallen Goats Black Bull Hotel Folk Club. Milngavie. 8pm.

0 Steam Jenny Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Folky trio.


0 Hughie and the Hamstrings Youngs Hotel. Leamington Terrace. Evening. Weekly acoustic music allsorts. Tonight at strong quartet that plays anything. even some classical stuff.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Music. mainly guitar/songs every night in basement

MONDAY 9 Glasgow

0 Carole and Bobby Silver'l‘hc Trading Post. Carlton Place. 429 3445. Evening. Country music in American steakhouse and bar.

0 Shades Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Folk/pop. 0 Irish Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. next to Citizens‘ Theatre. 429 0922. Evening. Top Glasgow Irish players.

0 Bopcats Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old pop. busking and sort of folk music. well played.


0 Miro The Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Bartill lam. Irish and other music.

0 Nobody‘s Business Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Acoustic music that swings.

0 Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening. Regular Scottish music session with fiddle and accordion. whistle etc.

0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Songs with banjo. Late bar.

TUESDAY 10 Glasgow

0 Steep The FeetTolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Scottish songs and tunes.

0 Nailan Victoria Bar. Stockwell Street. Evening. Glasgow‘s folk bar has fiddle and accordion duo with friends.


0 Dick Gaughan Penicuik Folk Club. Navaar Hotel. 8pm. £1.50. Politics and passion; songs for the miners

26 The List 6 19 March