Livingstone give a concert ofmusic for ﬂute and piano. Everyone very welcome.
WEDNESDAY 17 Edinburgh
I Lecture/Recital Alison IIouse. Edinburgh University Music Faculty. Nicolson Square. Free atdoor. 2.15pm. IIans Tischler. visiting lecture from Indiana University School of Music. gives an illustrated talk on Ludus tonalLs by Hindemith. All welcome.
THURSDAY 18 Glasgow
I Ensemble 4 Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Danish Piano Quartet currently touring Scotland in association with the Danish Cultural Institute play Shostakovich Piano Trio Op 67 and Quartet Op 1 14 by Herman D Koppel. See also Tuesday 16. Glasgow and this evening. Edinburgh.
I Ensemble 4 Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: 667 101 1 ext 4577 (Miss Donaldson). 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Danish Piano Quartet with a programme of Beethoven. Martinu (3 Madrigals for Violin and Viola) and Schumann. See also Tuesday 16and 1.15pm today. Glasgow. I Richard Clayderman Valentine Recital Usher IlaII. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 8pm. £8.50—£ 10.50. Sentimental slush for piano. The press release says it all — ‘music that all of us. man and woman. youngand old. hear in our hearts — the music oflove and romance.‘
Special music exhibitions. Living Composers in Edinburgh. Music Library. 9 George IV Bridge. Library opening hours. Free. Until21 February— David Dorward. 29 February-26 March- Leon Coates. Manuscripts, photographs, reviews.
RIDAY 5 Glasgow
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 Naifan 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. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late barwith informal songs and music.
I Kevin Tait Kitty O'Sheas. 50 George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
SATURDAY 6 Glasgow
I Naifan Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Afternoon. Instrumental session.
I Red Neck MotherToIbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Ceilidh/Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 2483144. 10pm. £2.50. Bartilllate.
I Kells Scott's Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891 . Evening. Permanent Saturday residency for cheerful Irish/Scots entertainers.
I Tonight At Noon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Unique and worth
There was pop music and then rock music. Traditional music became ‘iolk‘ music. 60's America married its campus egalitarianism to the beat of alternative anti-authority and conceived electric Bob Dylan and the Byrds. Folk Rock became the route back to its own culture for a generation. In England a group of young musicians coalesced under similar ideals, but to recreate an authentically British music, its own myths and idioms, and became legendary themselves as Fairport Convention. Sandy Denny’s quasi-mystical songs, Richard Thompson’s gnomic presence and dragon slaying electric guitar fixed an adolescent vision of Albion that subsequent incarnations of the band have been unable to displace. Swarbriclt’s fiery fiddle variants of celtic tunes, which propelled the band for ages, they too have gone. The current line up has an experimental, ex-Soft Machine, electronic violinist, using sequencers, phasers and pedals. You don’t have to be a Luddite to realise that it is just not. . . traditional. . . in folk rock bands. Good
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old lath century electricity, yes; but electronics? They have synths and MIDI nowloo. This band, like the broom with new handles and new brushes, will last for ever. There will certainly be a Cropredy 2000 (the band hosts an annual day long reunion festival concert at this village every year, with visiting friends and musicians taking turns on the grand open air stage). Today’s line up (Edinburgh 10th, Glasgow 14th) of drummer Dave Mattacks, guitarists Simon Nicol and Martin Allcock, bowman Ric Sanders and Dave Pegg, bassist also with Jethro Tull, put the hand back on the road in 1985 and are picking up a new audience with their stagey new material as well as puntlng out all the old favourites forthe Baby Boomers. But psst, you want to hear a powerful band play good Scottish jigs and reels? Battlefield are at Edinburgh’s Lyceum (7th). And do you want to hear a guitarist better than any of them? Martin Simpson is at the Edinburgh Folk Club (17th) and Glasgow’s Star Club (18th).
listening to. Electro-I‘olk.
I Occasionals Ceilidh Dance St Brides. Orwell Terrace. 8-Midnight. £3. Bar. Tickets from Canongate Music. Blackfriars Street or Virgin Records. Princes Street. This footwarming band consists of Freeland Barbour. one oftbe country‘s top accordionists. with Brian Miller. guitar; Charlie Soane. fiddle: Kevin MacLeod. tenor banjo and drummer Gus Millar. (‘olin MacLennan will call the dances. The start of a regular monthlyevent.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late bar. folk basement.
I Kevin Tail Burke And llare. West Port. Evening. Pub folk artist.
I Denny Swanson Kitty O‘Sheas. St) George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
I Hamish lmlach Black Bull Ilotel Folk Club. Black Bull Ilotel. Milngavie. Music starts 8.30pm. Legendary song and guitar man and Scottish hell raiser.
I Session with Pat McNulty Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. From 1pm. Free. All welcome. Pat plays the Irish pipes.
I Park Bar Argyle Street. nr. Kelvin Park. Evening. Big session.
I Buddies Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old time American songs and fiddle tunes.
I Steam Jenny Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. Evening. 334 4891 .
I Battlefield Band Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 9697. £5—£3. 7.30pm. Scotland‘s folk showband. see panel.
I Glenelg Sessions Youngs Hotel.
Leamington Terrace. 9pm—12midnight. Free. Weekly folk/blues music and other acoustic music.
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 Ilotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. 9pm. Singalong.
I Portobello Ceilidh Band Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening.
MONDAY 8 Glasgow
I Peely Wallys Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening.
I Irish Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 429 0922. Evening.
I Miro The Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Bar till 1am. Speedytuncs.
I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Pub guitar folk duo.
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 11pm. I Nobody's Business Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Swing blues.
I Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Song session with Gill on the banjo.
TUESDAY 9 Glasgow I Ken Caird Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow
Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Songs from theﬁ left.
I Northumbrian Pipes Kitty O‘Sheas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening. Graham Dixon and friends.
I Mirua Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top ofthe High Street. Evening. Acoustic celtic music.
I Barrie Band Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. 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 Street. 557 2976. Guitarist singer. Late bar.
WEDNESDAY 10 Glasgow
I Honest Sam And The Dealers Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 9pm. £2. Bar till late. Country night.
I Nailan Ilalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Small group oftraditional tune players.
I Ian Bruce Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening.
I Fairport Convention Llsher Ilall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). The dinosaurs of folkx'rock. Sec panel.
I Christine Kydd/Stravaig Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne IIoteI. York Place. 8pm. £2.30 (£1 .50). All women musicians.
I Trilogy Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Evening. Ex Seannachie members in new line up.
I Shore Bar The Shore. Leith. Evening. Acoustic music. fiddle. concertina. guitar. piano. accordion in various combinations. I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Pub guitarfolk duo.
I Muckle Ado Kitty O'Shcas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
THURSDAY 11 Glasgow
I Red Neck Mother Star Folk Club. Glasgow Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8pm. £1. Bluegrass and Country Blues.
I Ceilidh Dance Walpole Ilall. Chester Street. Ilaymarket. 9.30-1 1.30pm. £1 before 9.30pm. £1 .50after. Music by Scottish Blend. Please. nosmoking.
I Christine Kydd and Andy Thorburn Kitty O‘Sheas. George IV Bridge. Evening. Andy on keyboards. Christine sings.
I Jim Knight Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. Evening. Songs/guitar.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. Eveningtill 1.30am. Songs. banjos and guitars.
FRIDAY 12 Glasgow
I Nailan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Fiddle and accordion.
I Schiehallion Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Residentduo. I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 10pm. £2.50. Bartill Iate.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. The heaviest folk rock band in Scotland. Recent album.
I North Sea Gas Platform 1.RutIand Street. Evening. Scottish music for tourists.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 5572976. EveningtiII 1.30am. Late nightbasement bar with informal songs and music.
I Kevin Tait Kitty O‘Sheas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
30 The List 5 — 18 February 1988