Free. Ronald Zollman conducts Britten‘s Courtly Dances from the opera Gloriana and Beethoven’s Symphony No 3.


0 Lunchtime Concert Church of St Andrew and St George, George Street. Free at door. 1pm. Music from Symphonium. an off-shoot of the Scottish Opera Orchestra. directed by Richard Honner and with guest singer Dalia Wallis.

0 Aida Playhouse. Greensidc Place. I Leith Walk. 557 2590. 7.15pm. Extra date: Saturday 31 . £3—£15. see Tuesday 27 for full description.


FRIDAY 16 H _ Glasgow

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

0 Kelvin Ceilidh Band Scottish Dance Night, Louis‘ Nite Spot. 1073 Argyle Street. 10pm—2am. Top Scottish Dance Bands and records. Big disco dance floor.

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


0 Awatinas George Square Theatre. George Square. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Tickets from Usher Hall Box Office. Latest Bolivian band to arrive here are one of the oldest established in their country. See panel.

0 8.8. King Playhouse Theatre. 7.30pm. £8.50—£6.50. The champion electric blues showman.

o Penicuik Folk Festival - Ceilidh Dance Penicuik Town Hall. 8pm—midnight. Tickets inc. supper £3 (£2). Children under 16, 50p. With The Occasionals Ceilidh Band which comprises singer Brian Miller. fiddler Charlie Soane and accordionist Freeland Barbour.

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

O 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 Oyster Band Tron Theatre, Parnie Street. 11pm. £4 (£3). Late night roots rock from England's poll topping electric band. See panel.

0 8.8. King Pavilion Theatre. 7.30pm. £8.50—£6.50. The great blues guitar showman.

O Fiddlers Rally Paisley Town Hall. 7.30pm. £2. In aid of cancer research.

o Naifan and Friends Blackfriars, Bell


Awatinas are the latest Bolivian band to arrive in comparatively llat Scotland. More at a tradltonal group than regular visitors Rumillaita, they combine ancient Andean lorms with the costume and liesta spirit of contemporary metlzo music. The spectacular six-piece are in Edinburgh Fri 16 Oct. The Oyster Band (Glasgow Sat 17 Oct; Edinburgh Mon 19 Oct) and Whippersnapper (Glasgow Sat 24 Oct) are two of the most popular English bands at the moment. The Oysters are currently enjoying a lot at Radio 1 exposure as Billy Bragg’s backing band on his ‘Spycatcher’ single. To Scottish ears the band's music seems a bit predictable, based as it is on simple English dance tunes, but their arrangements based round electric guitars, fiddle, squeeze box and saxophone will appeal to all the Richard Thompson fans out there. At

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heart they are a good dance band and they bounce the tunes along with easily enough volume and attack to do without a dnim kit. And you won’t find one in Dave Swarbrick’s latest outfit, Whippersnapper. They create a high-energy non-electric music on string instruments with tlddles, mandocello and guitars. Ouite a step from the ponderous tread oi Falrport Convention. The year-old band has proved that acoustic music still has a future among the synths and saxes, their arrangements allowing space for improvisation and the content drawn from anywhere in the jazz/folk! classical mediums. All perlonned with the Swarbrick’s usual exuberant showmanship, clever vocal harmony and exceptional instrumental skill from Martin Jenkins, Chris Leslie and Kevin Dempsey. (Norman Chalmers)

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Street, Merchant City. 552 5924. Fiddler and accordion player. pals sitting in.

O Albannach Blackfriars. Bell Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. Celtic rock.

0 Keils Scott’s Corner, Derby Street, 334 4891. Evening. Resident electric Celtic band.

0 Steep The Feet Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. Evening


0 Penicuik Folk Festival Grand Come All Ye. Navaar House Hotel. 2.30—5pm. 50p (Children free). Singers, instrumentalists, story tellers and Punch and Judy. Bar and snacks throughout the afternoon. Bring the kids say the organisers.

0 Ray Fisher, Ceolbeg and Ian Walker Penicuik Folk Festival, Navaar House Hotel. 7.30—11.30pm. £3 (£2). Late bar. Major concert of the weekend festival.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late bar, folk basement singaround.

SUNDAY 1: Glasgow

0 Riverside Session Riverside Club, Fox Street. Afternoon. Bar. Free. Music and song session hosted by Pat McNulty on the Irish Pipes.

0 Bob Fox and Stu Luckley Black Bull Hotel Folk Club, Milngavie. 8pm.

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 Corrles Kings Theatre, Leven Street. 7.30pm. £4—£6.

0 Penicuik Folk Festival Navaar House Hotel. 1.00pm onwards. Free. Wind down session.

0 Tony Cutie Youngs Hotel, Leamington Terrace. 9pm—midnight. Weekly acoustic music. Ossian’s guitarist and singer tries out materiel from his album-in-the-making

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

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

MONDAY 19 Glasgow

0 Mary Coughlln Pavilion Theatre. 7.30pm. £5. Presented by Regular Music. Bright new star arisen in Ireland. Forceful and delicate blues soaked vocalist with her jazz inflected rock band. See panel.

0 Irish Session Stage Door Bar,

Gorbals Street. 429 0922. Evening. Fine fiddling from the cream ofthe Glasgow Irish.


0 Oyster Band The Venue. Calton Road. 8pm. £3. Ballad of a Spycatcher. with Billy Bragg on vocals is getting Radio One plays. They will be on Top OfThc Pops soon. Electric folk roots from England.

0 Heritage Linlithgow Folk Club. Black Bitch Tavern. West Port. Linlithgow. 8pm. Fife music group. O Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening. Long running Scottish music session. Bar closes at 1 1pm. 0 Miro The Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Bar till 1am. Wild acoustic celtic music.

0 Nobody’s Business Bannermans Bar, Cowgate. Evening. Hebridean blues licks.

O Giii Hewitt Royal Oak. lnfirmary Street. 557 2976. Singer with banjo in late night session basement bar.

TUESDAY 20 Glasgow

0 Steep The Feet'l‘olbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Scots singing duo.


0 Mary Coughlin Queens Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £5. Presented by Regular Music. See 19th.

0 Bannermans Bar Cowgate. Evening. Acoustic instrumental music mainly Irish. in the back room. 0 Kenny Grier Royal Oak. lnfirmary Street. 557 2976. Guitarist singer. Late bar.

WEDNESDAY 21 Glasgow

0 Political Song Workshop With Ewan MacVicar. Glasgow Arts Centre. Washington Street.

0 Naifan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 3321210. Evening.Naifan play Irish and Scots fiddle and box. always other musicians sitting in.

0 Limited Edition Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Folk. blues and country.

0 Cumbernauld Folk Club Cumbernauld Theatre Bar. 8.30pm.

75p(50p). Edinburgh

0 Singing Kettle Thomas Morton Hall, Ferry Road. 3pm. 50p (25p). Artie and Cilla in their unique show for kids ofall ages. Tremendous amount of audience participation andfun.

O Findask Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel. 8pm. £1.50 Contemporary song duo of note. some traditional material.

0 Bob Hounslow and Friends Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Pub guitarist/folk singer.

0 Gavin Anderson Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Traditional and some contemporary songs with acoustic guitar.

THURSDAY 22 Glasgow 0 John McCormack Star Folk Club,

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