heart-rending stuffin store.


0 Shell-LSD Tour Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Tickets: 228 1155. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90. A popular based programme of Rossini‘s ()verture to An Italian Girl in Algiers. Prokofiev‘s 3rd Piano Concerto with John Lill as soloist and Brahms' 1st Symphony as part of the London Symphony ()rchestra's 11th annual UK tour. Rafael Frtbeck de Burgos conducts.

0 New Music Group of Scotland Lecture Theatre. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queen‘s Hall). 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). see Thurs 8. Glasgow. for lull description.

SATURDAY 10 Glasgow

0 Norwegian Quartet l lcnry Wood llall. Claremont Street. Tickets: S.\'() Ticket Agency. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3). See Thurs 8 Edinburgh.


0 Music and Dance Societies Fair Music Library. George 1V Bridge. Free. 10am—12.30pm. 'l'wenty-four different local societies ranging from St Mary's Bell Ringers to Friends of the Festival with all sorts ofchoirs. orchestras and opera companies in between. show their wares to potential new members or even those just interested in what's going on. Various live performances too including Edinburgh Early Dancers in costume.

O SCO Workshop Queen‘s 1 lall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 668 201‘). 10am. £3 (£2.50). "The Classical Symphony from a player's perspective'. John Steer. principal double bass of the SC(). joins with some of his colleagues for a discussion of Mozart and llaydn Symphonies. Held in association with Edinburgh University‘s Extra-Mural Dept. Similar session with Glasgow composer Thomas Wilson on 7 Nov. Price reductions if attending both events.

0 SCO Queen's l lall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 668 201‘). 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun ll.(ilasgow. £3—£8.80 (series discounts available).

1 Returning to Scotland after his great success last season is trumpeter

i llakanllardenbergcrplaying

i llaydn's E flat Trumpet Concerto

: and Shostakovich Concerto for

Piano and 'l'rumpet. when he‘s

'1 joined by Ronald Brautigam.

Beethoven's Prometheus()verturc : opens the concert and Mozart‘s

Prague Symphony brings it to a



1 Glasgow

1 0 SCO City Hall. Candleriggs.

Tickets: 552 5916. 7.30pm. £3—£8

1 (series discounts available). see Sat 10. Edinburgh. for full description.


; 0 Friends of Scottish Opera Queen‘s- llall. Clerk Street. Tickets at door. l 3pm. £1 .50 (guests £2). A talk with 3 John Mauceri. recently appointed misical director of Scottish ()pera

The Irish bands keep arriving. The Chieftains play Edinburgh on the 4th. Like the Cliffs of Moher orthe Ring of Kerry they've been about for ages and the tiredness sometimes shows but within the harp, pipes and whistles, the flute and fiddle partnership of Matt Molloy and Seane Keane shines. Galway‘s De Dannan arrive in Edinburgh on the 13th. With the

and opera producer .lohn Cox on Berg‘s Lulu. one of Scottish ()pera's new productions this season.

0 Guitar Masterclass 54 Marrayfield Gardens. Details: 228 3120. 7.30pm. £3. David Russell. who gives a recital at St Mark's tomorrow. lets budding guitarists into some of the secrets of his art.

MONDAY 12 Edinburgh

0 Guitar Recital St Mark‘s Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). First concert of Edinburgh's Classical Guitar Society’s new season. Featured artist is the Scottish guitarist David Russell.

0 Borodin Quartet Queen‘s llall. Clerk Street. Tickets: 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £3—£6 (£2) (series discount available). New Town Concerts Society open their new season of chamber music recitals with this renowned Quartet playing Borodin (hardly surprisingly. given their name). Shostakovich No l in C and 'l‘chaikovsky No 2 in F. Should be well worth hearing.

WEDNESDAY 14 Edinburgh

0 Scottish Sinlonia and Sinlonia Opera Church Hill Theatre. Morningside. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queen's Hall) or 228 l 155 (Usher 1 Tall) or 225 3732 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thurs 15. Fri 16. Sat 17. £2 (opening night only). While Scottish Opera is in the midst of its run of Verdi's Aida. this Edinburgh based amateur company gives Verdi lovers the chance to see Luisa Miller. Neil Mantle conducts and lsobel Ewen is the producer.


0 SNO City Hall. Candleriggs. Tickets: 552 5961. 7.30pm.

£2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). Just

impeccable core of Finn/McDonagh/Gavin comes Dolores Keane, Ireland‘s premiere singer, box player Martin O'Connor and new girl cellist, Caroline Lavelle. The top level musicianship is obvious and thrilling, but it is their spirit and enthusiasm, rare in professional outfits, that make them the most enjoyable live band in traditional music.

back from a tour ofJapan and just before their 8788 season starts properly. the SN() kick offtheir Glasgow Herald series with a popular choice of Scheherazade. Ravel's Bolero and the Piano Concerto by Khatchaturian. Neeme Jarvi conducts and Constantine ()rbellan is the soloist.


0 Scottish Sinlonia and Sinlonia Dpera Church Hill Theatre. Morningside. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queens Hall) or 228 l 155 (Usher 1 Tall) or 225 3732 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra dates: Fri 16. Sat 17. £3.50(,£2.50). See Wed 14 for full description.

FRID Y 2 Glasgow

0 Zydeco Ceilidh Band Riverside Club. Fox Street. 9.30pm. £2.50. Cajun. blues and rock and roll.

0 Scottish Dance Night Louis' Nite Spot. 1073 Argyle Street. l0pm—2am. Top Scottish Dance Bands and records. Popular weekly hoolcy.

0 Naifan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Fiddle and accordion duo lead informal session. 0 Shiehallion Scotts Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891


0 North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Cheerful singalong folk entertainers.

0 Chilean Pena Cornerstone Cafe. St Johns Church. corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street. Music. song. dance and poetry. BYOB.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late night basement bar with informal songs and music.




0 Rory McLeod Glasgow Arts Centre. l Washington Street. 221 4526. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 ). Unique singer songwriter , and superb harmonica player once toured in a Mexican circus. Not as well known up here as he should be. 0 Naifan And Friends Blziekl'riars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Fiddler and accordion player. pals sitting in. o Albannach Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Celtic 0 Kells Scott’s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Resident electric Celtic band. 0 Steep The Feet Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening Y Edinburgh 0 Robin Williamson Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 8pm. The ex—lncredible String Bandsman is a 20th century bard and travelling harper. Stories. poems. music and song. 0 Loudon Wainwright Ill Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Tickets 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £5. Brilliant troubador and cult songwriter 0 Royal Oak lnfirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late bar. folk basement singaround.


1 Glasgow

' o Loudon Wainwright Ill Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 7.30pm. £5. The great droll songwriter returns with his guitar case.

0 Park Bar Argyle Street. nr. Kelvin Park. Evening. The Gaels pub. regular session.

0 Buddies Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old time American songs and fiddle tunes. 0 Spindle Scott's Corner. Derby Street. Evening. 334 4891.


0 The Chieftains Kings Theatre. Leven Street. 7.45pm. £6.50—£4. An Irish institution. With Matt Malloy on flute. Past their prime. but still producing high quality music.

0 Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Youngs llotel. Leamington Terrace. 9pm—l2midnight. Weekly acoustic music.

0 Seannachie Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Songs and instrumentals from resident band.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Basement sessions.



0 Irish Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 42‘) 0922. Evening. Fine fiddling from the cream of the Glasgow lrish.


0 Colin Ramage Linlithgow Folk Club. Black Bitch Tavern. West Port Linlithgow. 8pm.

0 Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening. Long running Scottish music session. Bar closes at 11pm.

0 Miro The Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Bar till 1am. Wild acoustic

24 The List 2— l 5 October