Fila'slavourite twins The Proclaimers have lately hardly been able to stay in one place tor longer than it takes to play a gig. With iust two voices and a guitar (and an occasional palrol bongos) the boys played a triumphant pertormance on the main stage at the Glastonbury lestival last month. then whizzed overto play in Germany. whining back again lorthe Skye lestival. Tourlatigue notwithstanding. their sets at Edinburgh's Oueen’s Hall on Friday 10 and Glasgow's Henry Wood Hall on
Sat 11 should be blinders.
The Proclaimers’ debut LP on Chrysalis Records. This Is The Story. recorded virtually belore the ink was dry on their contract. has stirred up a lot oi interest in the duo and. despitelears that their uniquely Scottish sound (and accents) would put ott potential listeners down South. the boys have struck a chord wherever they‘ve played. (Mab)
The world's top golters will converge on a little piece ol Scotland tor the 116th Open Goll Championship at Muirtield this month. Among the lamiliarlaces who will be competing over the tamous links. home ol the Honourable Company ol Edinburgh Gollers. the world‘s oldest goll club. will be Jack Nicklaus. Tom Watson and Greg Norman. Each will have a pointto
prove. Nicklaus won hisiir Open at Muirtield. Watson wonthe last Open played there and Norman won last yearalTurnberry.
The European challenge will be led as always bythe moody Spaniard. Seve Ballasteros. the clinical West German. Bernhard Langer. and the unpredictable Briton. Sandy Lyle. who won The Open two years ago at Royal St George‘s.
Sandy must surely be one olgolt's great enigmas. Recognised by hislellow protessionals as being one ol the most talented players in the game. he has notwon in Europe since his Open year. Yet since then he has wontwice in the United States. on what isthe toughest Tour in the world. Indeed one at those wins
was the Tournament
Players“ Championship. one ol the most prestigious and hardest to win ol all. For that very reason it would be hard to write oil the big Scot. but the best British hope may be Welshman Ian Woosnam. who is currently leading the European money listand
has been in consistently
line torm. My personal
lavourite torvictory. ‘ however. must be last
year's winner. the Great White Shark. Greg Norman. (Scott MacCallum)
When yourhome is overrun by packs ot the marauding vermin you're probably more interested in pest control than the adventures ol another horde olcuddly anthropomorphisms. However. the main protagonists oi An American Tail may change your mind and capture yourheart.
Set in the last century. this children'sleature concernsa lamily olmice who emigrate lrorn Russia to the promised land at America and discoverthat all is not sweetness and cheese. especially when son Fleivel is separated lrom his nearestand dearest.
Thelilm marks another step lorward in executive producer Steven Spielberg's bid to become the Walt Disney ol the 80s and 908. providing painless entertainment lorall the lamily. An American Tail has a good deal otthe charm. most ot the songs and all the sentimentality ot a Disney classic and opens throughout central Scotland on 17 July. See Cinema Listings torDetails.
Well. yes. This headcase is in tact Anne Seagrave. the acclaimed and exciting
. dancerand pertormance ; artist. whose extraordinary 3 work over the past live years
has ranged trom the comic to the tragic. Not sure which mode she's in here. butat the Third Eye Centre. Glasgow on 17July(See
AN AMERICAN Mi
Theatre Listings) she presents a retrospective of those live years - a rare and potentially tascinating event
In some ways this will be
a taster ol luture events: overthe summerthe Third Eye Centre hosts some work by excellent lemale artists (Annie Grittin. Lip Service) and inthe autumnthe centre will join torces with Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre to showa collaborative six-week season ol new. exciting and otten lunny examples olthat much-maligned tield. ‘pertormance art'. The joint venture. ‘New Work—No Oeiinition' is scheduled to begin in October atthe Third Eye and in Novemberatthe Traverse. Watch this space!
Le Rue (no relation) area great cajun-based rock band born out olOueen lda'slamous Bon Temps Zydeco Band. The outtit hail lrom New Mexico. but. based in San Francisco. are much in demand tojoin theirrootsy psydeco sound to musicians as distinct as
T John McLaughlin. lan Oury
orEmmy Lou Harris.They play Glasgow's Fury Murry‘s on 15July.
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