Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Kenneth Leighton plays Sonatas by Haydn and the Scottish premiere of his own Four Romantic Pieces , Op 95.

0 Guitar Recital St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £3/£2. The young, but remarkably well travelled, German guitarist Susanne Mebes gives a concert through the auspices of Edinburgh’s Classical Guitar Society, who are also organising private lessons with Ms Mebes on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22. Phone Catherine Watson on 228 3120 for details.

0 Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. Tickets: 667 1011 ext 4577 (Miss Donaldson). 7.30pm. Alasdair Mitchell conducts this student orchestra.

0 Concert Cllnic Queen’s Hall, Clerk

Street, 6682019. 7.30pm. £1. Percussion prescriptions only from Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) and David Palmer (Paul Young) in this drum demonstration presented by Murray Seaton.

0 Lunch and Listen Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 1pm. A guest of Scottish Opera talks about life in the business over lunch. Full details from Friends of Scottish Opera 248 4567 exts 138 and 140.

O Seraglio Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 7.15pm. £3—£21. Last performance of Scottish Opera’s lively revival of David Poutney’s production of Mozart’s tale of love leading to desperate measures.

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC 880 Centre, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209, BBC, Queen Margaret Drive (please send sae). 7.30pm. Free. Another interesting programme from the BBC $50 for future broadcast. First come Beethoven (Overture to Fidelio) and Mozart (Piano Concerto No 24) then a quick leap to this century for John McLeod’s Music for Strings and Trilogy by Don Banks.

0 Glasgow University Orchestra Concert Hall, Glasgow University. Free at door. 7.30pm. The University Orchestra, with conductor Warwick Edwards and SOprano soloist Lorna Anderson, include Les nuits d’été by Berlioz and Ma mere l’oye by Ravel.

0 Glasgow Symphony Orchestra Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2. Varied programme of Handel‘s Music for the Royal Fireworks, Lieder nach thkert with soloist Denise Mulholland, Nielsen’s Symphony No 3 De espansiva and the intriguing sounding Solemn Processional for the Order of the Knights of StJohn by Richard Strauss.


0 Napier College Concert College Chapel, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Road, Tickets: at door.

7.30pm. £2 (£1). Choral and orchestral music in, surprisingly, a new venue to include Vivaldi’s Gloria and Concerto for Sopranino recorder and a Handel Organ Concerto.

0 Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £2.50 (£1). Could be the first Scottish performance of the Requiem by Tomas Luis de Victoria, written in 1605 and currently enjoying something of a revival.


O Aida Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extra date: Saturday 28. £3—£21. Scottish Opera in their new production of Verdi’s Aida. Janice Cairns is a convincing Aida with John Treleavan as her lover, Radames. Sung in Italian.

0 SNO City Hall, Candleriggs, 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90 (children £2.50). Christian Zacharias is the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24. Also Beethoven Symphony No 8 and La Mer by Debussy. Louis Fremaux conducts.


0 The Tale oi Peter Rabbit Netherbow Theatre, High Street, 556 9597 or

668 2019 (Queen’s Hall). 7pm. Extra -

dates: Friday 27 at 7pm, Saturday 28 at 10.30am, 2pm and 7pm. £2.50 (children £1.50). Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale with narrator Neville Garden and nine new songs written and sung by Louise MacLean. In aid of Unicef.



0 Tonight At Noon Scotts Corner, Derby Street. 334 4891. Great electro folk based rock.

0 Ceilidh Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 9.30pm. £2.50.

0 Scottish Dance Night. Louis’ Nite Spot, 1073 Argyle Street. 10pm-2am. Top Scottish Dance Bands and records.

0 Nalian Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. Fiddle and accordion.


0 Billy Bragg Assembly Rooms, George Street. Show starts 1 1pm. Tickets £6. From Nicaragua - Luis Enrique Godoy and Mancotal. Godoy’s songs and Sandinista hymns married to a flying Afro Caribbean band. Bragg will be preaching to the converted here, but it will end up a hall full of dancing socialists. Comperes Duke Pirhana and Colin Somerville. Presented by Red Wedge, Nicaraguan Solidarity Campaign and Scottish Medical Aid For Nicaragua. Committed cabaret. 0 North Sea Gas Platform 1, Rutland Street. Evening. Easy, dull 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. Evening till 1.30am. Late night folkies.


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

0 Albannach Blackfriars. Bell Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. Evening. Scottish music.

0 Peely Wallys Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. 0 Ceilidh Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. £2.50.

0 Clachnacudden St Enoch Folk Club, 56 Howard Street, St Enoch’s Square. Bar opens 7pm. Irish/Scots fiddle and box with a few songs.

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


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



0 Chapter Four Black Bull Hotel Folk Club, Milngavie. 8pm.

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.

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

O 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 Youngs Hotel, Leamington Terrace. 9pm—12midnight. Weekly acoustic music. Visit from Crown Folk Clubbers.

O Seannachle Green Tree, Cowgate. Evening. Scottish songs and instrumentals from resident band.

0 North Sea Gas Rutland Hotel, Rutland Street, 229 3042. 9pm.

0 Acoustic music Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening. 0 Wally Allan Bannermans Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Evening. Sort of folk, I’ve been told.


O Peely Wally: Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. 0 Irish Session Stage Door Bar, Gorbals Street, 429 0922. Evening.


0 Place Jimenez The Venue, 15-21 Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. Late Bar. The great Tex Mex accordionist and his band, The San Antonio Tex Mex All Stars. One of the Kings of

the New Roots. See panel. ' o Alasdair Robertson and Chaz Stewart Linlithgow Folk Club, Black Bitch Tavern, West Port, Linlithgow. 8pm.

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

O Miro The Green Tree, Cowgate. Evening. Bar till 1am. Wild acoustic celtic music.

0 Nobody’s Business Bannermans Bar, Cowgate. Evening. Parlour swing blues.

0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Song session with Gill on the banjo.

0 Happy Daze Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6843. Evening. Old fashioned pub folk duo.



0 Kate Kramer and Wally MacDonald Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. Appalachian fiddle music and song.

0 Tron Bar Tron Theatre , Parnie Street, 552 4267. Evening. Various folk, blues or jazz bands.


0 Mirua Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket, top of the High‘Street. Evening. Speedy celtic music and drink.

0 Carrie Band Bannermans Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Evening. Acoustic instrumental music, mainly Irish, in the vaults.

0 Kenny Grier Royal Oak , Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Guitarist singer. Late bar.



0 Flaco Jimenez Fury Murrys, Maxwell Street, 2216511. 10pm. £3. Tex Mex celebration, food and tequila. The King of accordionists with the San Antonio Tex Mex All Stars. See panel.

0 Naiian Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Naifan play Irish and Scots fiddle and box.

0 lan Bruce Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening.

0 Tron Bar Tron Theatre, Parnie Street, 552 4267. Evening. Various folk, blues or jazz bands.

0 Cumbemauld Folk Club Cumbemauld Theatre Bar. 8.30pm.

75p (50p). Edinburgh

0 Ian McDonald Edinburgh Folk Club, Osbourne Hotel, York Place. 8pm. £2.30 (£1 .50). Beneath Still Waters, the title of his Gaughan produced first album of songs, some self penned. One of the movers in the Desperate Danz Band, and emerging artist on the folk scene.

0 Trilogy Bannermans Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Evening. Three from Seannachie.

0 Shore Bar The Shore, Leith. Evening. Acoustic music, fiddle, concertina, guitar, piano, accordion in various combinations.


Glasgow 0 Ian McDonald Star Club, Glasgow

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