5961. 7.30pm. £2—£9. See Fri 10. Edinburgh. for full description.

SUNDAY 12 Glasgow

0 Clydebank Lyric Choir City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. A concert ofchoral music including the hauntingly beautiful Requiem by Faure.

O Messiah Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church. Belmont Street. 7pm. £2.5()(£1.25). Tickets: 221 7662 (J.I..I’urdie) or at door. For the ninth consecutive year the Forum Arts Trust. in association with Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church. presents I Iandel‘s Messiah. It‘s an at hoe chorus. representing at least It) different choirs from throughout the city. conducted by Douglas Rolland.


0 Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Usher IIall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3 £4 (cone half-price). ('hristopher Adey conducts this highly talented youth orchestra in Martinu's Symphony No 3. Vaughan Williams‘ Tuba (yes. Tuba) ('oncerto. vvith ()ren Marshall as soloist and Symphony No 5 by Sibelius.

WEDNESDAY 15 Edinburgh

0 New Music Group of Scotland Queen's l Iall. (‘lerk Street (Lothian Room ie Bar). Tickets: 228 1155 (L'sher I Iall) or 225 4606(NMGS). 8pm. £3 (£2). The premiere of Edward McGuire‘s Rhymes My Granny Read. for the intriguing combination ofsoprano (Irene Drummond). harp. viola and double-bass. No excuses ofnot understanding new music as the first halfvvill be a talk by the composer with live musical illustrations. Also on the programme. ()puscule for double-basis and vvood block by Lyell (‘ress'vvell and John Maxwell (ieddes‘s Apt for solo viola performed by James Durrant. See (iuestlist.

0 Andrea Chenier King's Theatre. I.even Street. 22‘) 1201. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thurs 16. Fri 17. Sat 18. £2.5t)—£7.5ll. Edinburgh (irand ()pera give the Scottish permiere of this rarely performed opera by Ifnherto (iiordano. set in the time of the French Revolution. See Panel.

0 Italian Alpine Chorus Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. (iranville Street. Spin. £3.50 ( £2.50). Tickets: ()31 226 3173 ( Italian Institute). Songs from the mountains. north and central areas of Italy. sung by this choir of 35 voices. I'ixtra date: Thurs In. Edinburgh (Folk Festival).

THURSDAY 16 Edinburgh

0 Andrea Chenier King's Theatre. Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. 7.30pm. [Extra dates: Fri 17. Sat 18. £2.5ll-£7.5ll. See Wed 15 for full description.

0 Italian Alpine Chorus St (‘ecilia's Hall. (‘ovvgate 7.30pm. £3.50

(£3 £2.50). Tickets: 226 3173 (Italian Institute). See Wed 15. (ilasgovv. for full description.


t desk by the entrance. There are many

, Weekend Tickets (lull three days) 24.

; much impromptu music-making.

building towards a Piping Festival


The Ninth Edinburgh the week and a halt International Folk would include any Festival 10—19 concert which April. included DrAlIredo It would be very Rolando Ortiz, the diIIicult to get to virtuoso South every event and American harpist- certainlya problem the one on Friday10 to remain totally April with the very sober in the Festival talented Scots harp Club where the bars player Savourna are open each day Stevenson would do 9.303m—2.3Oam. nicely. Another

The Club, in Teviot harp-related events Row House beside is the performance the University's by the two Kora

McEwan Hall, hosts players from

concerts, ceilidhs Gambia and

and informal Senegal, an sessions every day. absorbing and There isasmall beguiling sound. shop and a Australia's Dave De restaurant open Hugard is a 11am—Iam. A charming and creche is available, tastelul apologist oi and even showers. , true Aussie lolk Admission is tree song and dance during the day, but a music. Spirit DIThe club membership is West are a new wind necessary in the Irom Canada. The avglg'é‘grsship is £10 Allredo Rolando Ortiz (see Fri 10)

lorthe whole ten-day period; Day

Irom France and the Spanish gaita are Tickets £1 (£1.50 at weekends);

two 01 the European bagpipes you can hear, Irom vigorous traditions that owe nothing to the Scottish Highland pipe. The complicated Irish ot Uillean pipes are spotlighted and a course on the small Scottish bellows pipes has been organised, as have recitals, lectures and chances to talk shop with the pipemakers.

The tiddle course is being taken by Trevor Hunter, a professional liddle

Capercaillie and Canada's Rita McNeil is an interesting conjunction oltwo powerful women singers. Hungary’s Makvirag are always good value and Raparigos from Spain will put out the sweet stridency oi theirGaIician heritage. Rod Paterson, with orwithout the Easy Club is a Scottish singer who amply rewards the listener and there is the host at ‘big names’ at the Feed The Folk Concert on the last night. To round it oil, the Farewell Ceilidh is always

Membership can be purchased at the

tree concerts and events scheduled in the building.

The Harp Festival, organised on behalf ol the Clarsach Society, has a display oi harps Irom ditierent makers and are running courses, lectures, instruction and concerts within the

Club. YOU are encourage 10W Playing teacher from Shetland, who teaches great lun. any oi the instruments, and it is a good Scottish music, Chance to compare "18 10%, An increasing number otdance ncxg'r mFo;

workmanship and prices and generally get ‘hands-on' experience oI what is still a relatively uncommon musical instrument. Makers and players are always there to talk to, and there is

events, with daily workshops, an art exhibition, a craft lair and a liberal sprinkling oichildren‘s events, including the amazing Princes Street Gardens egg-rolling extravaganza, mean that it won‘t be limited to a lot at boozy lolkies playing guitars in comers, though I wouldn’t rule that out.

Tickets are available irom the Usher Hall Box Otlice; The Ticket Centre, Waverley Bridge; Canongate Music, Blacklriars Street, or by post irom EIFF, Shillinghill, Temple, Midlothian. During the Festival they can be obtained Irom the Festival Club Box Ollice in Teviot Row Student Union, noon-9pm.

Piping leatures more this year and is

within the overall event. The cabrette

guitar/mandolin; Charlie Soane, fiddle: with famous accordionist Freeland Barbour.

Club. 10.35—11.3(1am. £1.50atdoor

o Harp Festival Concert: Altredo Rolando Ortiz (S. America), Savourna Stevenson (Scotland) Debating Hall. Festival Club. 7.30—10pm. £3 (£2.50) available in advance. Festival opener has virtuoso player and teacher of the Paraguyan harp teamed with Scotland‘s most imaginative clarsach player. Music ofthe highest standard.

0 Alloa Brewery Opening Ceilidh: The Occasionals Debating Hall. Festival Club. 1().3()pm—Iam. FREE to Club Members. Weel kent local lads. Brian Miller. songs and

only. Composition on the small harp.

o Harp Festival Workshop: Alison Kinnaird Library. Festival Club. 10.35—1 l .3()am. £1 .50 at door only. The history and current condition of the clarsach.

o Harp Festival Workshop: Altredo Rolando Ortiz Library, Festival Club. 10.35—1 1.30am. £1 .50 at door only. Rhythms and techniques on the small harp.

0 Major Mustard’s Travelling Show Festival Club. 12.30—2pm. FREE.

o Harp Festival Workshop: Alired Rolando Ortiz Library. Festival Club. 9.3(1—1(1.25am. £1 .5() at door only. Illustrated talk by South America‘s top player.

0 Dance Workshop: James MacDonald Reid Debating Hall. Festival Club. 10.30am—l230pm. £1 .5()at door only. The Reel thing. not ballroom country dancing.

0 Harp Festival Workshop: Savourna

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