liveningtill 1.30am. Late bar.fo1k basement.
I Kevin Tait Burke And Hare. West Port. Evening. Ptib folk artist.
I Denny Swanson Kitty ()‘Shea‘s. St) (ieorge l\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
SUNDAY 24 Glasgow
I Dougie McLean Black Bull Hotel Folk (lub. Milngavie. 8pm. Eiddler.singer. songwriter. guitarist and nomean tlitlgeritloo player.
I Session with Pat Mchlulty Riverside Club. 1-o\ Street. 248 3144. From 1pm. Free. All welcome. Pat plays the Irish pipes.
I Park Bar Argyle Street. nr Kelvin Park. 1- \ ening. Big session.
I Buddies Wintersgills. (ireat Western Road. 11v ening. ()ld time American songs and fiddle tunes.
I Steam Jenny Scott‘s ('orner. Derby Street. Evening. 334 4891.
I Bootsie Tootsie Blues Band (ilenelg Sessions. Youngs 1 iotel. l.eamington
'l ertace. 9pm midnight. Free. Weekly music. 'I onight. eleetric Rik B.
I Seannachie ( ireen 'I‘ree . (‘owgate
l'.\ ening Scottiin 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. \icolstin Street. 667 0845. Evening.
I Peely Wallys 'l'olbooth Bar. Glasgow (‘l'(1\\.552 4149. Evening.
I Irish Session Stage Door Bar. (iorbals Street. 4290922. Evening.
I Miro 'I he (ireen 'l‘ree. (‘owgate l'vening. Bar till lam. Speedytunes.
I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Pub guitar folk duo.
I Shore Bar'l‘he Shore. l.eith. 5535080. l‘.\C11111g. Dave and Brian. fiddle and guitar.
I Fiddlers Arms ( ‘rrassmarket. Evening. Scottiin music session. Bar closesat 11pm. I Nobody's Business Bannermans Bar. ('owgaie. livening. Parlour swingblues. I Gill Hewitt Royal ()ak. lnfirmary Street. 557 2976.1?» ening. Song session with (iill on the banjo.
I Live Music 'l'olbooth Bar. (ilasgow (‘ross. 552 4149. Evening. Folk venue. ‘1B(‘.
I Northumbrian Pipes Kitty ()‘Shea‘s. So (ieorge 1\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening. (itaham Dixon and friends.
I Mirua Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top of the High Street. Evening. Acoustic celtic music.
I Barrie Band Bannermans Bar. Cowgatc. 556 3254. Evening. The Barrie Band. 'I'unes from fiddle and ﬂute.
I Blue Blazer Bread Street. Evening. (iuitarist singers. Jim Knight. Alan Johnston and friends.
I Kenny Grier Royal ()ak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. (iuitarist singer. Late bar.
I Honest Sam And The Dealers Riverside (‘lub.1-‘ox Street. 248 3144. 9pm. £2. Bar
till late, (‘ountry night.
I Naitan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Small groupoftraditional tune players.
I Live Music Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening. L'nconfirmed.
I Bod Paterson Edinburgh Folk Club. ()sbourne Hotel. York Place. 8pm. £2.30 (£1.50). Solo guitar vocals. ()ne of Scotland's finest singers. See panel.
I Trilogy Bannermans Bar. (‘owgate. 556 3254. Evening. Ex Seannachie members in new line up.
I Shore Bar‘l‘he Shore. l.eiih. Evening. Acoustic music. fiddle. concertina. guitar. piano. accordion in variouscombinations. I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. (‘oekburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Pub guitar folk dtit).
I Muckle Ado Kitty ()‘Shea's. 50 (ieorge 1\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
THURSDAY 28 Glasgow
I Stravaig Star Eolk (‘lub. (ilasgow Society ()f Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8pm. £1. All women band from the North. songs with humour.
I Jiveass Blues and Boogie Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant (‘ity. 552 5924.
I lied Neck Mothers ‘I‘olbooth Bar. (‘rlasgow ('ross. 552 4149. Evening.
I Christine Kydd and Andy Thorburn Kitty ()‘Shea's. (ieorge IV Bridge. Evening. Andy on keyboards. (‘hristine sings.
I Jim Knight Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. Evening. Songs‘guitar.
I Royal Oak lnfirmary Street. Eveningtill 1.30am. Songs. banjos and guitars.
I Gallivanters Ceilidh Band Fort Theatre. Kenmure Avenue. Bishopbriggs. 772
7054. 7.30pm. £2. Box. fiddle. songand the patter.
I Naifan Tolbooth Bar. (ilasgow ('ross. Evening. Fiddle and accordion.
I Kells Scott's (‘orncr. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening.
I Anniversary Concert Riverside (With. for Street. 248 3144. 7.30pm. £2. Hamish Henderson and others.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside ('lub. Fox Street. 248 3144. lllpm. £2.50. Bartill late.
I Beam Me Up Scotty (‘apital l lotel. (‘lermiston Road. 334 3391. 9.30pm. Late bar. l-‘our well known singers players in new semi-electric good time band.
I North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Scottish music for tourists.
I Royal Oak infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late night basement bar with informal songs and music.
I Kevin Tait Kitty ()‘Shea's. 50 ( ieorge l\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
I Naifan Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant ('ity. 552 5924. Afternoon. 'I‘raditional tunes and session with t'iddles. accordions etc.
ITrains Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant (’ity. 552 5924. Blues band. Evening.
I Ceilidh/Dance Riverside (Tub. l-‘ox Street. 2483144. 10pm. £2.50. Bartill late.
I Schiehallion Scott‘s (‘orner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Resident Friday and Saturday bands swap over. I RED NECK Mother'l‘olbooth Bar. (ilasgow (toss. 552 4149. Evening. ('ountry blues.
I Ceilidh Dance Walpole l lall. (‘hester
A few years ago I watched as this band tried to please the audience at an Edinburgh Folk Festival ceilidh, wearing fixed smiles over their Hawaiian shirts and playing their sax and melodeon based dance music with lack lustre. To anyone brought up on marches and reels played with the precision, rhythmic complexity and sheer volume of a pipe band, English music seems stodgy. For years the sound of the south of the border folk rock bands was of a brontosaurus tramping on a drum kit and lumbering afterthe tune. The Oyster Band (see photo, Glasgow 4th, Edinburgh 1st) have since evolved a harder edge. The drummer, on the Wide Blue Yonder album and now full time band member, is Lax only in name and the album itself has been hanging about on top of the folk roots charts for ages, above
Fairport Convention, Bhundu Boys, Relativity, Michelle Shocked et al. The collaborative single, Ballad DfA Spycatcher, with Billy Bragg on vocals succeeded in being banned by the BBC, the lyrics being versified extracts from Peter Wright’s book, and subject to the farcical injunctions. Self penned and socially relevant songs are becoming the backbone of the band's repertoire, cooked in the flavours of fashionable roots rock. This Scottish tour was postponed last Dctoberwhen the Big Wind devastated the homes of some of the band members on the day they were leaving to come north.
Two singer/guitarists who marry a love of Scottish traditional song with a sprinkling of their own compositions have solo concerts. Dougie McLean (Glasgow 24th) has a lovely voice and a sweet delivery, sometimes too sweet in his own songs, then can change the mood completely with his sure touch on the fiddle. Rod Paterson (Edinburgh 27th) is without peer in his interpretation of the older Scots song, and especially the songs of the National Bard, whose works will feature prominently in this near Burns night concert. I believe the poet would have delighted in Rod's other affection, carefully set on the guitar. . .forthe singular melodies and cleverly convoluted lyrics of those great Gershwin, Rogers and Cole Porter love songs. (Norman Chalmers)
Street. Haytnarkct. 8pm. £1 .50betore 8pm. £2 after. Music by the (.‘aledonian (‘eilidh Band. Please don't smoke. No bar. take your own refreshments.
I Denny Swanson Kitty ()‘Shea‘s‘. St) George 1\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening. I Royal Oak infirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill1.30am.Latenightsinging and drink.
I Kevin Tait Burke And Hare. West Port. Evening. Pub folk artist.
I Battlefield Band Mitchell Theatre. (iranville Street. 8pm. £4 (£3). ()ffonthe road again goes the Scottish showband. See panel
I Session with Pat McNulty Riverside (‘1ub. Fox Street. 248 3144. From 1pm. Free. All welcome. Pat plays the Irish pipes.
I Park Bar Argyle Street. .\'r. Kelvin Park. Evening. 'l‘he (iaels pub. big session in the back room every week. Irish and Scots tunes.
lllBuddies Wintersgills. (ireat Western Road. Evening. ()ld time American songs and fiddle tunes.
I Steam Jenny Scott's (’orner. Derby- Street. 334 4891. Evening.
I Blues Of Course (ilenelg Music. Youngs Hotel. l.eamington 'l‘errace. 9pmv~midnight. Acoustic music nights. 'l'onight. last of'January's blues bands.
I Seannachie ( ireen 'l’ree. (’owgate. Evening. Resident Scots band.
I Jim Knight Ensign Ewart. [.awnmarket. Evening. Songs guitar.
I Wally Allan Bannermans Bar. ('owgate. 5563254. Evening.
I North Sea Gas Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening.
I Portobello Folk Group Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening.
MONDAY 1 Glasgow
I Irish Session Stage Door Bar. (iorbals Street. 4290922. Evening. Best (ilasgow lrislt players.
I Peely Wallys 'l‘olbooth Bar. ( ilasgow ('ross. 552 4149. Evening.
I Oyster Band The Venue. (’alton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30. musicafter 9pm. £2. 'I'op English Roots Rockers. See panel.
I Shore Bar‘l‘he Shore. [.eith. 5535080. Evening. Dave and Brian. fiddle and guitar.
I Fiddlers Arms (irassmarket. Evening. Long running Scottish rnusie session. Bar closesat 11pm.
I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Pub guitarfolk duo.
I Miro 'l'he (ireen 'I‘ree. (‘owgate Evening. Bar till lam. Mainly lrish acoustic music.
I Nobody's Business. Bannermans Bar. (‘owgate Evening. Swinging cats.
I Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. infirmary Street. 557 2976. Singer with banjo.
I Ian Bruce 'I‘olbooth Bar. (ilasgowCross, 5524149. Evening.
I Northumbrian Pipes Kitty ()‘Shea's. 50 (ieorge l\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening. (iraham Down and friends on the little parlour pipes.
I Barrie Band (‘owgate. 5563254. Evening. Amplified fiddle. ﬂute and strings.
I Blue Blazer Bread Street. Evening. (iuitarist singers. Jim Knight. Alan
26 The—List 22 Jan — 4 Feb 1988