0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Informal music in the basement bar.

WEDNESDAY 25 Glasgow

0 Celebrity Concert Riverside Club, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 248 3144. 7.30pm. £3. With Phil Cunningham, accordion; Aly Bain, fiddle; and the young Martin Bennet, pipes. Glasgow Tryst.

O Nailan Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. Evening. Naifan play Irish and Scots fiddle and box, other players bring their instruments.

0 Eric Cutherbertson Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. 0 Tron Bar Tron Theatre, Parnie Street, 552 4267. Evening. Various folk, blues or jazz bands.

0 Cumbernauld Folk Club Cumbernauld Theatre Bar. 8.30pm.

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and vocals; Bobby Clouser and Marty David, drums and bass. The Glasgow event has Tex Mex eats and drinks on after and both gigs will be packed. lie

Pete Rowan but he also plays in Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Band and has his own group back home. Last year Flaco was presented with the Grammy award as leading American ethnic musician. Like San Antonio, which is home lor Place and his music, the

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0 Jake Walton and Jez Lowe Edinburgh Folk Club, Osbourne Hotel. York Place, 556 5577. 8pm. £2.30 (£1 .50). Very fine dulcimer and hurdy gurdy matched with equivalent guitar, mandocello and vocals.

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

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

THURSDAY 26 Glasgow

0 Kathryn Tickell Star Club, Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8pm. £1. The doyenne of Northumbrian pipers, and a fiddler to boot. Talent and youth and the still comparitively unusual instrument she wields have shot her to public prominence over the last year or so. She plays well too. Glasgow Tryst.

o Caithness-The Land, The Wind, The Sea Third Eye. Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 7.30pm. £2. Herring fishing at the turn of the Century. Presented by Ian Sutherland with music and song from the Clutha. Glasgow Tryst.

0 BBC Take The Floor Riverside Club, Fox Street. off Clyde Street, 248 3144. 7pm. Free. Tickets from BBC, Queen Margaret Drive. Recording for dance music radio programme , with the Ian Holmes Band. Glasgow

Tryst. 0 Red Neck Mothers Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening.


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


0 George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher Blackfriars, Bell Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. Evening. Resident band. The lady sings. occasional musicians sitting in.


0 Tom Waits Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. £8.50. £7.50. Metropolitan song poet with tight little band. See panel.

0 Carol Kidd with the Sandy Taylor Trio Queens Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Presented by Platform Jazz. Gifted interpreter of the jazz song classics. One of the finest singers in Britain.

0 Bo Weevil Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Electric blues band.

0 That Swing Thang Aye Bar, 80 Queen Street. 9.30pm. Wholesome jive songs and 40s’ nostalgia.

0 Sophie Bancrolt Trio Cafe Biarritz. Frederick Street, 225 5244. Evening. Mainstream songs.

0 Spirits 01 Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening. The Trad venue.



0 Jimmy Feighan Quartet with Shelagh Buchanan Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2.15—4.45pm. 50p. Bar.

0 Curlers Byres Road. Afternoon. Free. Regular bands.

0 Riverside Blues Riverside, Fox Street, 2483144. 7.30pm. £2. The blues rockers Blind Budgies On Alcohol.

0 George McGowan Orchestra Riverside Club, Fox Street. 2—5pm. £1 .

0 Resident Quartet Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30—11.30pm. 50p. Bar.


0 Tarn White And The Dexters Platform 1, Rutland Street. Evening. Nine piece blues/soul with reeds and brass.

0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1, Rutland Street, 225 2433. Lunchtime. Classy piano.

0 Fiona Duncan Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street 229 3042. Evening.

0 Toto And The Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2—4pm.

O Alter Eight Mince The Music Box, Victoria Street, 220 1708. £1 after 9pm. Light rock/ jazz.

0 That Swing Thang Cafe Biarritz, Frederick Street, 225 5244. Evening. Jump jive songs.

0 Yella Dug Jazz Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening.

SUNDAY 15 Glasgow

0 Melanie 0’ Reilly and Francis Cowan. Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 8871010. 12.30—2.30pm. Bar. Free. Presented by Platform Jazz. Fine female vocalist covering the breadth of the best jazz composers, accompanied by multi instrumentalist Cowan, usually on guitar.

0 Frank Bolan DuintetThe Bar, Tron Theatre, Parnie Street, 552 4267. Lunchtime. Tron’s weekly jazz and eats scene.

0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shulllers Bonhams Wine Bar, Byres Road, 357 3424. Lunchtime.

0 So What Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 5524149. Evening. Resident Sunday band.


0 Tam White And The Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. £1. Solid blues/rock with horns.

0 Ronnie Rae Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street, 225 2433. Lunchtime.

0 Roccoco Oddfeilows, Forrest Road, 2201816. Evening. Swing. 0 Liz McEwan Group Hunters Tryst,

Oxgangs, 445 3132. Evening. Blues.’soul/ jazz.

0 Basin Street Stampers Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening. 'l‘rad and Dixieland venue. 0 Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel, Queensferry Road, 332 2442. 2.30—5.30pm.

MONDAY 16 Edinburgh

0 Suave Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Cool clarinet. sax and guitar.

0 East CoastJazz Band Blue Lagoon, Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. Resident Trad band.

0 Fiona Duncan Rutland Hotel, Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening. One of the best known singers on the Scottish jazz scene.

TUESDAY 17 Glasgow

0 Zeke’s Jan Company De Quincey‘s, Renfield Street, 333 0633. 9pm.

0 Bobby Wisharl Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. The West End jazz night of the week. Great band led by saxophone and flute master.


0 Swing '87 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. Evening. Django based Hot Club with clarinet and sax.

0 Melanie 0’ Reilly and Francis Cowan Handsels Wine Bar, Stafford Street, 225 5521. Evening. Clever vocal/guitar duo.

0 Bon Ton Roulez Oddfeilows. Forrest Road. 2201816. Evening. Blues.

0 Alter Eight Twosome Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening. Blues for twos.

0 Sophie Bancroft Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens, 667 2828. Evening.

0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening. Trad.

WEDNESDAY 18 Glasgow

0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar. 0 Bobby Deans Duartet Cue Ball Club. Anniesland Cross. 8.30—11pm.Two brothers on tenor saxes.


0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening.

0 Fiona Duncan Rutland Hotel, Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening. One of the best known singers on the Scottish jazz scene.

0 Take Three Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street, 6670845. Evening. Bass and rhythm guitar with sax or cornet.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace, 337 1066. Evening.

THU RSDAY 19 Glasgow 0 John Scolleld Group Henry Wood

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