IN THE PIPE LINE
Smallpipers are all sizes. .It’s the Instrument that is not so bIg. Or rather. Instruments. Kathryn Tickell and Adrian Scholield are two of the wave-making players on the Northumbrian smallpipes. which has a chromatic keyed chanter. Hamish Moore and his box at Scottish bellows blown pipes will be much in evidence. giving a week long school. playing In new band FuaIm. pertorming with a saxophonist as a duo, and accompanying Rod Paterson In concert. Gordon Mooney is another specialist in the music at the Scottish Borderor
I Lunchtime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 1—2. 15pm. Brian Millerand Charlie Soane; vocals. guitar and fiddle. Free. I Dance Workshop Festival Club Debating Hall. l—2.30pm. £1. Edinburgh International Folk Dance Group. I Songwriter Forum Festival Club Sportsman's Bar. 2—4.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Dave Boulder. Archie Fisher. Ewan McVIcar and Dougie MacLean. I Dance Workshop Festival Club Debating Hall. 3—4.30pm. £1. Lothian Morris Men. I Teatime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Free. Amos and Rocks are a couple of Scots conntemporary singer songwriters. Popular in folk clubs all over Europe. I Harp Festival Concert Queens Hall. Clerk Street. 668 3456. 7.30—10pm. £5 (limited table seating) £4 (all other areas). Accent on improvisation with Deborah Henson Conant from the States. playing in a jazz trio. and from Brittany. the return of Kristen Nogues. See Jazz section. - I Intematlonal Ceilidh Dance Festival Club Debating Hall. 8pm—midnight. £2.50. With the Dunedin Scottish Dancers and guests. I Special Delivery Concert Student Centre Refectory. Bristo Square.
I , . e . q.
~ - .i Lowland bagpipes and gives a lecture as well as
appearing in concert. Exotic i
sets from France or remote parts of Europe will be played by Jean Pierre
3 Rasle. who had a very
successful concert here late last year. and Blowzabella's bag intlator, Jon Swayne. one olpiping's great enthusiasts. and a maker oI mediaeval and English instruments. Of course the event not to miss is the annual Lowland Pipers competition. this
7 year being held down inthe
Cowgate at the StAnne's Centre on the 26th. There are many sections. it uses up the afternoon. and a friendly welcome extended to the curious.
9pm—1am. £4.50(£4). Topic Records present three of the roots rocky English bands making waves at the moment : The Balham Alligators. Panic
Brothers and Malcolm’s
1 SUNDAY 27
I Festival Cabaret Festival Club Park Room. 10.30pm—lam. £3 (£2.50). Davey Steele and friends. Drinkers Dreuth soul
man. and his backing band I
I Harp Festival Workshop Festival Club Wine Bar. 10—1 lam. £1 .50. Introduction to the jazz harp with Deborah Henson
I Children's Concert. 10.30—11.30am. See Kids Section.
I Dance Workshop Festival Club Debating Hall. Ham—12.30pm. £1.50. Scottish Folk Dance with James MacDonald Reid.
I Children’s Concert. 12.3()—1.30pm. See Kids Section.
I Lunchtime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 1—2. 15pm. Free. John Watt's open stage. Fife's got everything. Scots song and comedy.
I Dance Workshop Festival Club Debating Hall. 3—4.30pm. £1. Women‘s group Jenny Geddes Clog.
I Teatime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Free. Ceolbeg. Good-going Scottish folk band.
I Arthur Argo Memorial Concert Festival Club Debating Hall. 7.30—10pm. £3 (£2.50). Norman Kennedy with Lizzie Higgins. WIIIIe Scott and Jane mm". In respect for the enthusiast from the North East. a concert of the authentic traditional songs of Scotland. or rather Scots speaking Scotland. by the true. and venerable. tradition bearers.
I Harp Festival Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 7.30—10pm. £3 (£2.50). Two bands. each with a clarsach. Fuaim have Maggie Maclnnes. (iaelic vocals and harp. with Hamish Moore. lan MacBeath. Dick Lee and Wendy Weatherby on pipes. fiddle. sax. clarinet and cello. The other group is a subset of Ossian. with Billy Jackson on the harp accompanied by guitarist Tony Cutle and tiddlchohn Martin.
I TMSA Ceilidh Festival Club Debating Hall. 10.30pm—lam. £3 (£2.50). Aileen Carr. Andy Hunter and Jimmy Huthison head the singers and there will be a dance band. Presented by the Traditional Music And Song Association Of Scotland.
I Festival Cabaret Festival Club Park Room. 10.30pm—1am. £3 (£2.50). They would prefer to be called anything else but Sleazy Bar Nun. yet what‘s in a name'.’ Big blues and soul band. electric and loud. Well known Edinburgh musicians doin' their thing.
I Harp Festival Workshop Alison House. Nicholson Square. 1—l.50pm.£l.5(). History of the jazz harp with Deborah Henson Conant
I Lunchtime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 1—2.15pm. Free. New agit—folk harmony duo from England. the Panic Brothers.
I Harp Festival Concert Alison House. Nicholson Square. 4.30—5.30pm: £2. Tom and Betty Matthews play Northumbrian pipes with the harp. Isobel Meiras is one ofthe long established teachers and singer/performers on the
f instrument in Scotland. I Teatime Concert Festival
Club Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Free. Absent Friends are John Croall. Roy Martin. lain McNair and Peter McClements. play Scottish music with an electric bass. and have collectively 70 years experience in bands.
I Take The Floor Festival Club Debating Hall.
i 7.30—1 lpm. Radio
recording for Robbie
Shepherd‘s BBC programme. The groups are John Ellis and his Highland Country Band. and Iain MacPhail and his Scottish Dance Band. Tickets free from Box Office or BBC Aberdeen. by post or to callers. Absolutely no admittance after 7.30pm.
I Festival Cabaret Festival Club Park Room. 10.30pm— lam. £3 (£2.50). Bill Hill and the Kipper Family will have you in stitches. Scotsman Bill sings and parodies and spins jokes and stories. while south-of-the-border Kippers are a droll mickey-take of folk scene posturing and milk all of its sacred cows. Steptoe and Son meet Cecil Sharp.
I Teatime Concert Festival ClubTeviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Free. Okefenokee. bluegrass and string band blues.
IThe MacCalmans and Friends Festival Club DebatingHall.
7.30— ltlpm. Free by ticket only. BBC recording. no admittance after 7.30pm. Tickets from Festival box office or BBC (ilasgow in advance. With the Macs
': are jazz harper Deborah
Henson Conant. singer Archie Fisher, the Panic Brothers from the New
English Acoustic scene and local traddies
I International Ceilidh 5 Dance Fl? Chaplaincy L Centre. Bristo Square.
TUESDAY 29 i
I Harp Festival Workshop Alison House. Nicholson Square. l—l.50pm. £1.50. Improvisation techniques — jazchlassical/folk. With Deborah Henson Conant.
I Lunchtime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 1—2.15pm. Free. Jim Reid, singer from Tayside. plays guitar and concertina. Was one of the founders of the Foundry Bar Band and released a much admired solo album.
I Harp Festival Concert Alison House. Nicholson Square. 4.30—5.30pm. £2. Dill Morgan. flamenco guitarist. took up the Paraguayan harp in the 60‘s and here plays in a duo with guitarist Ray Cardigan. Ann MacDearmid sings and playsthe
This pair should be sporting a tan when you see them at the Harp Festival Concert or In and around the workshops. talks. Instrument makers and classes overthe first weekend. Patsy and Mary. alias Sileas are on In the Sudan. taking the harp back to Its North African origins. Maire NI Chathasalgh Is a spellbinding Irish harpist. while Kristen Nogues and Deborah Henson Conant surprise by Improvislng. See Jazz Listings.
8—1 1 .30. £2.50. Jenny Geddes Clog Dancers. John Nuttal and others.
I Mike Heron Band
Hall. 10.30pm-1am. £3.50
(£3). Incredible String
Band member has been
' writing music down in the (ilcn Rownear
lnnerleithan for years.
This is some ofit.
I Festival Cabaret Festival
Club Park Room. 7 10.3(1pm—1am.£3(£2.50).
Rod Paterson sings and plays sotne old ones. sortie from the imminent 2nd album. with supporting musicians. Ian Walker is a club favourite. Songs with a message.
I Lunchtime Concert
Festival ClubTeviot Bar.
2 Comedian and singer Tich Friel'hasopen stage.
I Teatime Concert Festival
ClubTeviot Bar. 5.30-6.45pm. Free. Entertaining Irish music
i played by English trio Atterhours. on all the usual
I The MacCalmans and Friends Festival Club Debating Hall. 7.30—10pm. Free by ticket
only. BBC recording. no
admittance after7.3()pm. i Tickets from Festival box ; office or BBC (ilasgow in
advance. With the Macs are top Scottish group Capercaillie; Jez Lowe and Jake Walton on duleimer.
cittern; Hamish Moore and Dick Lee on Scottish bellows pipes and saxophone. and high profile Northumbrian piper/fiddler Kathryn Tickell.
I Festival Cabaret Festival Club Park Room. 10.30pm—1am. £3 (£2.50). Jez Lowe and Jake Walton share the bill with Kathryn Tlckell. See previous entry.
I MacGregor's Gathering Festival Club Debating
RUE STORIES One at the great discoveries ol the 50s was thetreasury ot living lolk song inthe repertoire ot some remarkable Scottish singers who Ieamed their craft ina tradition that stretches back to the origins of language. In concert 27th with North Eastemers Lluie Higgins and Jane Turrilt is Border shepherd Willie Scott. These unaccompanied songs are the source and foundation of the modern tolk movement. Living history.
3 WEDNESDAY so
Hall. 11.30am—12.30pm. Free. Doors open 1 lam. Be seated by 11.30am. Live transmission of Jimmy MacGregor‘s daily BBC Scottish roundup. I Lunchtime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. l~2.15pm. Free. Atterhours. See 30th.
I Teatime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 5.30-6.45pm. Free. Seannachie are a local fivesome who play traditional Scottish music on the fiddle. concertina etc. Songs too.
I Travelling Folk Festival Club DebatingHall. 7.15—10pm. Doors open 6.45pm. No admission after 7. 15pm. Free tickets from box office or BBC (ilasgow in advance. Presented by Archie Fisher and his accomplice Danny Kyle. Live recording’transmission of BBC Radio Scotland‘s weekly folk programme has an Irish theme this week. Tommy Sands and Len Graham are two of Ireland‘s most prominent singers. Sands adressing contemporary issues while (iraham is a natural heir to the Northern singing tradition. Len is accompanied by
I International Cellldh Dance EU Chaplaincy Centre. Bristo Square. S—l 1.30pm. £2.50. Dalriada Dancers and guests.
I Festival Cabaret Festival 5 Club Park Room.
10.30pm— 1 am. £3 (£2.50).
; A rare treat . . .superb
boogie pianist from Alabama. Big Joe DuskIn and fine blues guitarist
26 The List 18- 31 March 1988