o The Triumph oi the Bourgeosle Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets: Tickets Centre, Waverley Bridge. 8pm. £5 (£3). An illustrated talk by Douglas Hall on paintings between 1840 and 1940 with music to suit courtesy ofan ensemble led by Leonard Friedman.
FRIDAY 22 Glasgow
0 Barber oISeville Theatre Royal, Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thus 4 June, Glasgow; Thurs 25 June, Edinburgh. £3—£19. See Tue 19 for full description.
0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 3302353 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3 (£2 and 50p). Source by Scottish composer Edward McGuire opens today‘s programme. the last in this series. followed by Haydn‘s Symphony No 78 and Stravinsky’s The Fairy‘s Kiss.
0 Yeomen oi the Guard Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 229 9697 or 337 6508 (F. McDevitt). Extra dates: Sat 23 May. £3—£5. See Mon 18 and Tue 19 for full description.
0 Plano Duo Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row. Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Ukrainian-born pianists Luba and Ireneus Zuk. now living in Canada, play music for two pianos in an evening hosted jointly by Edinburgh University‘s Faculty of Music and Centre for Canadian Studies.
0 Billy Budd Theatre Royal, Hope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 3 and 6 June, Glasgow; 23 and 26 June. Edinburgh. £3—£19. See Thurs 21 for full description. 0 Yeomen oI the Guard Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street, 229 9697 or 337 6508 (F. McDevitt). £3—£5. See Mon 18 and Tue 19 for full description.
O St Giles' at Six St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street. Free at door. 6pm. The California Polytechnic State University Singers in an early evening hour of music.
MONDAY 25 Edinburgh
0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms. George Street, 225 5373 (P&O Travel). 1pm. £3 (£2). The Endellion String Quartet in Haydn‘s Op 54 Noland Smetena’s E minor ‘From My Life’.
0 Xenakis Films French Cultural Delegation Lecture Room, 7 Bowmont Gardens. Free at door. Cycle starts at 10am and 2pm. Extra dates: Wed 27, Thurs 28, Fri 29. Continuous screenings of French television films about Xenakis and his work as part of the Xenakis Festival
o Paragon Ensemble Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £3 (£2.50). Music by Xenakis and Varese for chamber ensemble, as part of the Xenakis Festival in celebration of his 65th Birthday
0 Leonard Friedman/Allan Schiller Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Tickets: 2281155 (Usher Hall) or Ticket Centre, Waverley Bridge. 8pm. £4.50 (£2) (series discount available). Leonard Friedman comes to the end of his fascinating presentation of some of the great works for violin written this century. Tonight it’s Szymanowski, Robin Orr, Ernest Bloch, the Scottish premiere of Hindemith’s Variations on a Theme of Mozart and Friedman’s own arrangements of some of Gershwin‘s finest music.
WEDNESDAY 27 Glasgow
0 Xenakis Films French Cultural Delegation Lecture Room, 7 Bowmont Gardens. Free at door. Cycle starts at 10am and 2pm. Extra dates: Thurs 28, Fri 29. See Tue 26 for full description.
0 Scottish Singers Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: BBC Shop or Room 209, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. 8pm. Free. Vocal music for the second of the performances in the Xenakis Festival includes works by Messiaen (O Sacrum Convivium and Cinq Rechants) and, of course, Xenakis (A Helene and Medea Senecae). Terry Edwards conducts .
THURSDAY 28 Glasgow
0 Xenakis Films French Cultural Delegation Lecture Room, 7 Bowmont Gardens. Free at door. Cycle starts at 10am and 2pm. Extra date: Fri 29. See Tue 26 for full description.
0 Xenakis Seminar Venue on application, 330 2451. As part of the Festival in honour of his 65th Birthday, the Greek composer Xenakis gives a seminar for composers, music students and others interested in compositional techniques. Space is limited. Phone for booking and further details.
0 New Music Group at Scotland Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £3 (£2). Continuing Glasgow’s Xenakis Festival, the New Music Group offer the chance to hear some of his writing for stringed instruments along with Messiaen’s great Visions de l‘amen for two pianos (Colin Kingsley and Edward Harper).
0 Friends oI Scottish Opera Scottish Opera Centre, 39 Elmbank Crescent, 248 4567. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Translator and Director of The Barber of Seville, one of Scottish Opera’s current productions, Robert David MacDonald is in conversation about his life and work in the arts, including his experiences as director of The Citizens’ Theatre.
FRIDAY 15 Glasgow
0 Left Turns’ Political Song Festival Glasgow Arts Centre. See Mayfest Diary.
0 Ceilidh Night with Dougie McLean Peoples Palace. See Mayfest.
0 Naitan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Scots/Irish instrumental session.
0 Occasionals Ceilidh Band Louis Nite Spot 1073 Argyll Street. l0pm—2am. Bar. Weekly Scottish Dance Bands and records. The Occasionals are Freeland Barbour with Brian Miller and Charlie Soane.
0 Blackwood Bar West Preston Street. 9—12pm. Live music. Groups unconfirmed.
0 North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Folk entertainers. 0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening. Basement pub with song sessions. Open till 1.30am.
SATURDAY 16 Glasgow -
0 Furious Fiddlers Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Afternoon.
0 Kells Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Keltic semi-electric.
o Steep 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.
0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Music and session downstairs till late.
0 This ’n’ Thai Central Hotel. Royal Terrace. Folk and singalong country.
UNDAY 17 Glasgow
0 Schiehallion Scott’s Corner. Derby Street. 3344891. Guitar duo.
0 Keith Hancock Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Blackhall Road. Paisley. 8.30pm. £1.50. Contemporary song, a lot of it self-penned, from a rising star in the folk firmament.
0 McMurdo Sound Youngs Bar, Leamington Terrace. Evening. Weekly acoustic music allsorts. Trio, from That Swing Thang, who sing those wacky songs from the Forties and Fifties in how ties.
0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening. Music. mainly guitar/songs every night in basement late bar.
MONDAY 18 Glasgow
0 Cold Turkey The Trading Post. Carlton Place, 429 3445. Evening.
0 Shades Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening.
0 Irish Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 4290922. Evening. Top Glasgow Irish players.
0 Furious Fiddlers Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening.
0 The Grand Gong Night Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening.
0 Miro The Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Bar till 1am. Irish and other music.
0 Nobody’s Business Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Acoustic music that swings.
O 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 19 Glasgow 0 Steep The Feel Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Scottish songs and tunes. 0 Naiian Victoria Bar. Stockwell
Street. Evening. Glasgow‘s folk bar has fiddle and accordion duo
0 Workshop/Singing Session Penicuik Folk Club. Navaar Hotel. 8pm.
0 Miro Ensign Ewart. Top ofthe High Street. Evening. Funky Folk.
0 Bannermans Bar Cowgate. Evening. Session in the back room, mostly Irish music. Busy.
0 Kenny Grier Royal Oak, Infirmary
Street. 557 2976. Evening. Songs with guitar.
WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow
0 The Bogstompers Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Evening.
0 Limited Edition Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. String band country blues.
0 Alisdair Fraser and Paul Machlis Edinburgh Folk Club, Osbourne Hotel, York Place. 8pm. £1.50. Americans on the fiddle. See panel.
0 Gavin Anderson Bannermans Bar, Cowgate. Evening. Traditional and contemporary songs.
THURSDAY 21 Glasgow
0 Red Neck Mothers Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4179. Evening. Blues and country.
0 Star Folk Club New venue just a few doors along at 42 Carlton Place. 8pm. £1. Tonight Archie Fisher’s sister Ray.
0 Reverend Doc and the Rhythm Aces Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Evening.
0 Steep the Feet Blackfriards, Bell Street, Merchant City. Evening. Glasgow singing duo.
34The List 15— 28 May