FIDAY 11 Glasgow

I Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band Glasgow Cathedral. 7.30pm. Steeleye‘s First Lady with a new band. See panel. I Steam Jenny Scotts Corner, Derby Street. 334 4891 .

I Ceilidh/Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 9.30pm. £2.50. Bartill late

I Scottish Dance Night. Louis’ Nite Spot, 1073 Argyle Street. lOpm-Zam. Top Scottish Dance Bands and records.

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


I North Sea Gas Platform 1, Rutland Street. Evening. Resident mandolins. guitars and well worn songs.

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

SATURDAY 12 Glasgow

I Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger Glasgow Arts Centre, Washington Street, 221 4526. 8pm. £2.50 (£2). MacColl‘s is the greatest name in the British Folk Revival, which dates from the 1950‘s. Collaborator in Joan Littlewood‘s original Theatre Workshop, actor. musician, singer and broadcaster, his legacy will remain in the songs he created, from the perennial folk favourite Shoals Of Herring to the much recorded chart success of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Now in his seventies, he is as resonant as ever. Lovers of traditional song shouldn’t miss this one. I Clive Gregson and Christine Collister Riverside, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 2483144. 7.30pm. £2. Big noises from England. See panel.

I Peely Wallys Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening. Small group of tunesmiths.

I Ceilidh/Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 10pm. £2.50. Bar till late.

I Sleep The Feel St Enoch Folk Club, 56 Howard Street, St Enoch‘s Square. Bar opens 7pm. Wee Glasgow outfit.

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


I Yolocamba l-Ta George Square Theatre, George Square. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Introduced by Liz Lochead. The music of El Salvador, ancient and modern. The group now base themselves in Mexico City and travel the world raising public awareness of the people‘s struggle. See paneL

I Jean Pierre liasle and Peter Stacey The French Institute, 13 Randolph Crescent. 8pm. £3 (£2.50). Members of The Albion Band and Aberjaber as a duo. A rewarding concert of piping, including some French songs from Rasle, with nae Highland bagpipes. Species of English , Flemish, Spanish, Scottish and French pipes are showcased with excursions into other instrumentation, including the sax. Presented by the Lowland And Borders Piping Society. See panel.

I T.M.S.A. Concert with Archie Fisher Osbourne Hotel, York Place, 556 5577. 8pm. £2. With Sileas, Morag Macleod, Andy Hunter and David Corner. Songs in Scots, Gaelic and English; lowland piping, harping and concertina music; all to mark the re-establishment of the Edinburgh branch of the Traditional Music and Song

Association of Scotland.

I Geberlunzie Sighthill Community Centre, Sighthill. 8pm. £2 (Conc) Popular two-guitar folk band, on the road for nigh on two decades.

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

I Kevin Tait Burke And Hare. West Port. Evening. Pub folk artist.

SUNDAY 13 Glasgow

I Dick Broad And The Fallen Goats Black Bull Hotel Folk Club. Milngavic. 7.30pm. £1.80(£1).

I Amos And flocks Paisley Folk Club. Ardgowan Hotel. Blackhall Road. 8pm. £1.50. Fine trad and contemporary duo. I Park Bar Argyle Street. nr Kelvin Park. Evening. Big session.

I Duddles Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old time American songs and fiddle tunes.

I Schlehallion Scott‘s Corner, Derby Street. Evening, 334 4891 .


I Andy M. Stewart and Menus Lunny Osbourne Hotel. York Place. 8-10pm. Bar till 11pm. £3 (£2.50). One from Scotland‘s Silly Wizard with one of Ireland‘s Wild Geese. Green Linnet release their new album Dublin Lady. Sec panel

I Pena with Yolocamba l-Ta Gateway Exchange, Abbeymount. 7.30pm. £2.50. A sort of latin ceilidh including the El Salvadorcans. See panel.

I Baton Rouge Youngs Hotel. Lcamington Terrace. 9pm-12midnight. Weekly acoustic music. Ex-Sprangecn fiddler is the rouge in this cajunish outfit from Tayside.

I Seannachie Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Scottish songs and instrumentals

from resident band.

I Jim Knight Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. Evening. Singer guitarist in quiet little pub.

I North Sea Gas Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. 9pm. Singalong.

I Portobello Ceilidh Band. Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Evening.

I Wally Allan Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Evening.



I Peely Wallys Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening.

I Irish Session Stage Door Bar, Gorbals Street, 429 0922. Evening.


I Shore Bar The Shore, Leith, 553 5080. Evening. Dave and Brian, fiddle and guitar.

I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening. Scottish music session. Bar closes at 1 1pm. I Nobody's Business Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Sax, clarinet and guitars play cottage blues.

I Tom McConville Linlithgow Folk Club. Black Bitch Tavern, Linlithgow. 8pm.

£1 .50.

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

TUESDAY 15 Glasgow

I Kenny Caird Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Sings tothc Left.


I Mirua Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket. top ofthc High Street. Evening. Music from Atlantis.

I Barrie Band Bannermans Bar, Cowgate,


To Glasgow from England come the beginning, the middle and an end oi the folk revival, Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger from the 50’s vanguard; Maddy Prior, the prancing singer from 70’s ioIk-into-rock Steeleye Span, and Clive Gregson and Christine Collister, from the cutting edge oi 80's roots rock.

Glasgow Cathedral (11th) is the setting for Ms Prior and The Carnival Band's concert , which will include most of the material from their Christmas album A Tapestry Df Carols. The musicians are a skilled lot, in the main from renaissance and old instrument consorts but also covering 20th century instrumentation. Quite a bit different from the seasonal plethora of soggy choral carol concerts and in a wonderful natural acoustic.

The song’s the thing with Ewan McColl (12th). Unfussy accompaniment on banjo, dulcimer or concertina is used sparingly, the lyric carried on a decorated melody line in true traditional fashion. In a iiietime's research he has garnered a phenomenal repertoire of related material from the English (and Scots) speaking world. His songs, written to trad forms, have stood the test of time, passing, as they say, into the tradition and even climbing to the top of the American pop charts.

A voice to do justice to anyone’s songs has Christine Collister. With Clive Gregson (see photo) she plays Glasgow (1211:) and Edinburgh (16th).

They have come a long way in a year, being now regarded as the best singing/songwriting team in the country. As the backbone of Richard Thompson’s band they contribute guitar, keyboards and brilliant vocal harmony, as a duo they concentrate on Gregson's own songs in mainly acoustic arrangements. Collister is also to be heard on a couple of Loudon Wainwright's albums. Their own album sits at the top of the Folk Boots charts, a showcase of his songs and her voice and with a lull rock band they had a lot of fun making Mischief. Like the building I mentioned, folk music nowadays is a broad church.

556 3254. Evening. The Barrie Band. Tunes from fiddle and flute.

I Blue Blazer Bread Street. Evening. Guitarist singers. Jim Knight. Alan Johnston and friends.

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



I Traditional Music Night Ritz Bar, North Street. Charing Cross. 8pm. Session hosted by John Eaglesham, the singer and concertina player from Stramash, and Erland Voy. fiddler to the Clutha.

I Naiian Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Small group of traditional tune players.

I Ian Bruce Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening.


I Clive Gregson and Christine Collister Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel, York Place. 8pm. £2.30 (£1 .50). Roots chart toppers from England. See panel.

I Trilogy Bannermans Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Evening. Three from Seannachie. I Shore Bar The Shore, Leith. Evening. Acoustic music, fiddle, concertina, guitar, piano. accordion in various combinations.



I Pogues Barrowland. Sold Out.

I Zydeco Ceilidh Band Extravaganza Third Eye Centre, Sauchichall Street, 332 7521. 9.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Late Bar. Cajun kailyard blues and supporting friends/musicians from the jazz and folk worlds.

I Star Christmas Party Star Folk Club, Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street. 8pm. £2. Boogie to the Desperate Danz Band, with lots of floor spots and support singers.

I lied fleck Mothers Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross, 552 4149. Evening.


I Christine Kydd and Andy Thorbum Kitty 0‘ Shea's. George IV Bridge. Evening. Andy on keyboards, Christine sings traditional and transatlantic.

I Jim Knight Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket. Evening. Casual songs/guitar.

I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. Eveningtill 1.30am. Songs, banjos and guitars.

FRIDAY 18 Glasgow

I Pogues Barrowland. Sold Out.

I Naifan Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. Evening. Fiddle and accordion.

I Steam Jenny Scott’s Comer, Derby Street, 334 4891 .


I Shelter For The Homeless George Square Theatre, George Square. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Benefit concert has Tony Cuffe; Rua; Cathal MacConnell and The Proclaimers! Tickets from Canongate Music, Blackfriars Street.

I Stop Acid Rain Calton Studios, Calton Road. 9.30pm—late. £3 (£2). Benefit in association with Greenpeace, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Friends Of The Earth. Groups include Swamp Trash, Alexander Sisters, Wee Free Kings etc. etc.

I North Sea Gas Platform 1,Rutland Street. Evening. Scottish music for tourists.

I Chilean Pena Cornerstone Cafe, St

J ohn‘s Church , corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street. Music, song, dance and poetry. BYOB. £2 (£1.50). Organised by the Cafe Victor Jara.

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

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