what’s normally on offer. Presented in association with the UK University Circuit for Indian Classical Music and Interarts.



0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: 330 2578 (BBC Shop). 12.15pm. £3.50 (£2.30/£l). Attractive lunchtime programme opening with Overture to Athalia by Mendelssohn, then on to Haydn’s Cello Concert and Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with Roman J ablonski as soloist. finishing with Beethoven’s Symphony No 2.


0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Bach, Handel, Buxtehude and Scheidemann played by John Wellingham ofthe Loosemore Centre for Organ and Early Music.

0 18th Century Comic Double Bill St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate. Tickets at dorr. 7.45pm. Extra date: Sat 7. £3.50 (£2.50). The Judgementof Paris (Thomas Arne/William Congrevc) and The Golden Pippin (Kane O’Hara) make up an unusual evening of a Restoration masque and a fine example of Burlesque, where even the Goddesses cheat at cards. Music is in the hands of Christopher Bell and Bridget Biagi directs.

0 SNO Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 7, Glasgow. £2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). See Thurs 5, Glasgow for full description.

; SATURDAY? : Glasgow

0 Buxtehude Aliernoon Concert Hall, Glasgow University. Free at door. 2.30pm. A commemoration of the 350th anniversary of Buxtehude’s birth, culminating in a recital of music for strings and keyboard instruments.

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

| Glasgow Cathedral, John Knox Street. Tickets free from Room 209, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive (please send s.a.e.). 7pm. Mendelssohn‘s great Symphony No 2, Hymn of Praise, with the Scottish Philharmonic Singers and conductor Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach.

O SNO City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). See Thurs 5 for full description.


0 SCO Workshop Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 10am. £3 (£2.50). An interview with Glasgow composer Thomas Wilson, 60 this year, with particular emphasis on his St Kentigern Suite to be performed by the SCO tonight, the Scottish Ensemble on Sun 1 and the BBC $80 on Fri 13. See Guest List. 0 SCO Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 6682019. 7.45pm. £3—£8. More Mozart from the SCO, this time his 40th Symphony and Piano Concerto No 20 with Maria J oao Pires as soloist. Also Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave and Thomas Wilson’s St

Kentigern Suite. See Guest List.

0 18th Century Comic Double Bill St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Fri 6 for full description.

SUNDAY 8 Edinburgh

0 Edinburgh University Singers Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Tickets at door. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). All sorts of Royal Music by Henry Purcell including Birthday Odes, Coronation Anthems, Welcome Songs and Funeral Sentences directed by John Grundy. Please note concert venue is not St Cecilia’s Hall as printed in Edinburgh University concert diary. 0 Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). Cellist Steven Isserlis joins the Meadows Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and Boccherini’s G major Cello Concerto. With conductor Peter Evans the concert opens to the sounds of Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture while the main work is the 2nd Symphony by Schumann.



0 Lunchtime Concert Assembly Hall, University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building, Montrose Street. Free at door. 1.15pm. Piano music played by Nina Vinogradova-Biek. Mozart’s D minor Fantasia, the F sharp minor Polonaise by Chopin and could it be a relation? Vera Vinogradova‘s Tableaux pour Enfants.

0 Thomas Wilson 60th Birthday Concert BBC 850 Centre, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets free from Room 209, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. The first of4 BBC Invitation Concerts in honour of Thomas Wilson’s 60th birthday. Leonard Friedman (violin), Timothy Walker (guitar) and Bryn Turley (piano) give an all Wilson programme in various combinations of the above instruments. See Guest List.

0 Harpsichord Recital Hutchesons’ Hall, Ingram Street. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2.50/£l .50. Solo recital by David Francis.


0 Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Concert Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Clarinettist Philip Greene joins the EQ for a lunchtime concert of Mozart and Haydn.

O ECAT Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £4 (£3/£1). Starting off on their theme The Revolutionary Spirit, ECAT gives the premiere of James MacMillan’s Comet, newborn arising at morning, Frederick Rzewski’s Variations on The People United Will Never Be Defeated, Songs by Kurt Weill and Remix by Steve Martland.

0 Edinburgh University Chamber Music Club Laigh Room, St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate. Free at door. 8pm. Meeting for all those interested in chamber music and its performance.

WEDNESDAY 11 Glasgow

0 Thomas Wilson 60th Birthday Concert BBC 880 Centre, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickts free from Room 209, BBC . Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. The Edinburgh Quartet play Wilson’s String Quartets Nos 3 & 4 with Mozart’s D minor K421 inbetween. See Guest List.


0 SCO Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3—£8. Mozart is obviously proving popular with the SCO this month as tonight opens with his Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and closes with the HaffnerSymphony. 2 Piano Concertos by Mendelssohn are sandwiched inbetween with soloist Joseph Kalichstein. Jaime Laredo directs from the violin.



0 Organ Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door.

I . 15pm. Music by Handel, Blow, Camidge, Howells, Maxwell Davies and Mendelssohn played within an hour by James Parsons.

0 Thomas Wilson 60th Birthday Concert BBC 550 Centre, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets free from Room 209, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. More music by Thomas Wilson, this time from the New Music Group of Scotland directed by Edward Harper. Marilyn de Blieck is the soprano in One Foot in Eden, based on poems by Edwin Muir, and the other works are

Sin fonia a7 and Chamber Concerto, commissioned and premiered by the NMGS in 1985 (see Guest List).

0 3’3 Company presents Music ForA While Laigh Room, St Cecilia‘s Hall, Cowgate. Tickets: 332 4930 (Jennifer Logan). 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 13. £2.50. An enormous range of songs performed by Jennifer Logan (mezzo), Peter Cannell (baritone) and Shonagh Croal (piano) from Purcell and Poulenc to Britten and Berberian, with some PDQ Bach thrown in for good measure. In aid of Arthritis and Rheumatism Council for Research in Scotland.


RIDAY 30 Glasgow

0 Honest Sam And The Dealers Fort Theatre, Kenmure Avenue, Bishopbriggs, 772 7054. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1). Country and Western night. 0 Desperate Danz Band Riverside Club, Fox Street. 9.30pm. £2.50. Dances and songs from electric North Easters. Rock and Roll ceilidh.

0 George Stirrat Country Dance Band Scottish Dance Night, Louis’ Nite Spot, 1073 Argyle Street. 10pm—2am. Top Scottish Dance Bands and records. Popular place , a

bit like the dances in the old Highlanders Institute. Big disco dance floor.

0 Red Neck Mother Balloch Folk Club. 8pm. £1.50. Country blues.

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


0 Townes Van Zandt and Rua The Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. £4 (£3). Late Bar. Legendary guitarist and songwriter from the States. local contemporary celtic band in support. See panel.

0 North Sea Gas Platform l, Rutland Street. Evening. Easy listening entertainment.

0 Chilean Pena Cornerstone Cafe, St. Johns Church, corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street. Music, song, dance and poetry. BYOB. Organised by the local Chilenos.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late night folkies.

SATURDAY 31 Glasgow

0 Naiian And Friends Blackfriars, Bell Street. Merchant City, 552 5924. Irish and Scottish music session.

0 Ceilidh Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. £2.50. Clach Na Cudden

O Kells Scott's Corner, Derby Street, 334 4891. Evening. Resident electric Celtic band.


0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late bar, folk basement.

SUNDAY 1 Glasgow

0 Jake Walton And Jez Lowe Black Bull Hotel Folk Club. Milngavie. 8pm. Highly accomplished English guitarists/ singers/ dulcimer exponents.

0 Riverside Session Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. Afternoon. Free. Tunes and songs from whoever arrives, with regular performer on the Irish Pipes, Mr Pat McNulty.

o Zydeco Ceilidh Band Paisley Folk Club, Ardgowan Hotel, Blackhall Road. 8pm. £1.50. Glasgow’s cajun blues rockers.

0 Park Bar Argyle Street, nr.Kelvin Park. Evening. Big session of mainly younger players. Banjos, guitars, mandolines, fiddles and lots of bodhrans.

0 Buddies Wintersgills, Great Western Road. Evening. Old time American songs and fiddle tunes.

0 Schiehallion Scott’s Corner, Derby Street. Evening, 334 4891.


0 Crown Folk Club Youngs Hotel, Leamington Terrace. 9pm—12midnight. Weekly acoustic music. Visit from the University folkies.

o Seannachie Green Tree, Cowgate. Evening. Scottish songs and instrumentals from resident band.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late night drinking and basement sessions.

24 The List 30 Oct - 12 Nov