I Dance WorkshOp Festival Club Wine Bar. I-2.30pm. £1. Scottish dance with the Dalriada Dancers. IThe Singing Kettle George Square Theatre. lI—l2.30pm. £2(£l .50). Cilla Fisher. Artie Trezise and Gary Coupland winding tipthe kids again. See morning. I Piping Festival Concert Festival Club Debating Hall. 4—-6pm. £2.50(£2). Bellows blown. mouth blown. electronic. ancient or newly invented. Blowzabella's Jon Swayne or French piping addict Jean Pierre Rasle play nearly every know it species. lain Maclnnes and Stuart Morrison normally perform in the 'I'annahill Weavers. but tonight lain's pipes. Highland and small variants. play a Scottish duet with Morrison's fiddle. Hamish Moore sticks to the various Scottish bellows pipes. partnered by the quick witted sax and clarinet of Dick Lee. I Teatime Concert Festival Club'I'eviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Free. Shetland's Horn Bru return to their sometimes home town. I John Renbourne and Stetan Grossman Festival Club Debating l Iall. 7.30pm-—I0.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Acoustic guitar played by two ofthe enduring experts. Songs I()t). I Allan Taylor Festival Club Park Room. 8—10pm. £3 (£2.50). Very expressive guitarist and singer songwriter. Twenty years experience all over the world. I Festival Cabaret Festival Club Park Room. 10.30pm—1am. £3 (£2.50). Two singers who write songs from a contemporary Caledonian viewpoint. Dougie MacLean comes from the traditional song and fiddle tradition. tempered by years of troubador travel. Michael Marta is asuperb bittersweet commentator. aquite exceptional musical talent. I Swamptrash Festival Club Debating Hall. 11pm—lam. £3 (£2.50).

'Gator-bashin banjo- boppin Scots Cajuns. Wild drummer at the tail and Ilarry Horse the mouth.


I Piping Festival Lecture Festival Cltib Sportsman‘s Bar. 11—1 I .45am. £1 at door. National Museums Of Scotland have a wonderful collection of bagpipes from all over the world and an incredible number of important Scottish sets and related material. Museum curator Hugh Cheape. i111 enthusistic piper himself. has been working on a catalogue. arranging small displays. and sees the ultimate possibility. long hoped for by thousands of people at home and abroad. of a Scottish Museum Of Bagpiping.

I Dance Workshop Festival Club Wine Bar. 11—12.30pm. £1 .50at door. Scottish Folk Dance with James MacDonald Reid.

I Piping Festival Lecture Festival Club Sportsman's Bar. I2—l2.45pm. £1 at door. The music ofthe border pipes. their myth and history. is the passion

orGordon Mooneywho produced the Lowland piperstune books and


I Easter Egg Rolling Ross

Fountain. Ross Bandstand. Princes Street Gardens. 12.30—2.30pm.

Free. Eggs. hard boiled.



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supplied by Cochran‘s

Farm Eggs. Donations to Scottish (‘ot Death 'I‘rust. Music. magic and fun front Tony and Derek. The Amazing MrBones. Magic Bob. The Singing Kettle. Meet the Easter Bunny.

I Piping Festival Lecture Festival Cltib Sportsman‘s Bar. 1—1.45pm. £1 at door. Blowzabella's Jon Swayne.

I Lunchtime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 1~2. 15pm. Free. Comedy songs from Danny Kyle.

I Dance Workshop Festival Club Debating Hall. l—2.30pm. £1 at door. Edinburgh lntemational Folk Dance Group.

I Piping Festival Lecture Festival Cltib Sportsman's Bar. 2—2.45pm. £1 at door. Irish piping. with Sean Potts.

I Shetland Concert Festival Cltib Debating Hall. 4—5.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Fiddler Trevor Hunter. and the fizzy Horn Bru.

I Teatime Concert Festival Club Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Free. ()ssizin'ssinger.Tony Cutie. has new solo album. Here in concert. some pals join in at the end.

I Farewell Concert George Square Theatre.

7.30—10. 15pm. £4 (£3.50). lnterestingline up mixing a choreographed performance by Frank McConnell with the marvellous Michael Marra. the adult side of the Kettle Team has songs from Cilla Fisher. Artie Trezise and Garry Coupland. then the man who stands for Scottish music in an International context. Dick Gaughan.

I Final Ceilidh Festival Club Debating Hall. llpm—2am. Free. All sorts of things happen. on and off stage. music being supplied regularly by the re-formed canny lads of the North East. the High Level Ranters.


FRIDAY 18 Glasgow

I Star Folk Club 10th Anniversary Glasgow Society Of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. £3. Stramash stage the McGinn ()f'l‘he Calton Show. Followed by a Ceilidh Dance with Clach Na Cudden.

I Schiehallion Scotts Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891 . Song and guitar trio.

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

I Naitan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening. Fiddle andaccordion.


I Larry and Friends Cambridge Bar. Young Street. 9pm—midnight. Guitarand couple of fiddles. Irish tunes and swing jazz.

I North Sea Gas Platform 1.Rut|and Street. Evening. Resident mandolins. guitars and Corries style entertainment. I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late bar with informal songs and music.

I Kevin Tait Kitty ()‘Sheas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.

SATURDAY 19 Glasgow

I Dick Gaughan/oyster Band/Sirens Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 221

- 3198. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The Star Folk Club

ends its Itlth Anniversarycelebrations with this big fling. Top English roots rock band. the great Scots socialist singer and three Glasgow women singers. Also playing are local ceilidh band Clach Na (‘udden

I Naitan Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Afternoon. Instrumental session.

I Red Neck Mother Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Ceilidh/Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 2483144. 10pm. £2.50. Bartill late.

I Kells Scott's Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Permanent Saturday residency for cheerful Irish/Scots semi-electricoutfit.


I Irish Ceili St Columbas Hall. Upper Gray Street. Newington. 7.30—1 1 .30pm. £3 (includes buffet supper). With the St Roch‘s Ceili Band from Glasgow.

I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late bar. folk basement.

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

I Denny Swanson Kitty O‘Sheas. St) George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.

SUNDAY I Glasgow

I Eddie Walker Black Bull Hotel Folk Club. Black Bull Hotel. Milngavie. Music starts 8.30pm. Songs and humour.

I Session with Pat McNutty Riverside Club. Fox Street. 2483144. From 1pm. Free. All welcome. Pat plays the Irish pipes.

I Park Bar Argyle Street. nr Kelvin Park. Evening. Session. At least adozen instruments.

I Buddies Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old time American songs and fiddle tunes. regular West End crowd. I Steam Jenny Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. Evening. 334 4891.


I Trilogy Glenelg Sessions. Youngs Hotel.

Leamington Terrace. 9pm—midnight.

Ex-Seannachie threesome. Free.

I Absent Friends Merlin. Morningsitle Road. Evening. New grottp of weel kent faces. John (‘roa|l. Peter McClements. Ian MacNair and Roy Martin have atotal of 70 years experience in folk bands. are still in their thirties. and sing a few songs you might have heard betore.

I Raeburn Banters Milnes Bar. Hanover Street. Evening.

I Seannachie Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Scottish songs and instrumentals from resident band.

I Jim Knight/Colin Ramage/Robin Laing Ensign Ewart. l.awnmarket. Evening. Three singer guitaristsentertain.

I North Sea Gas Rtitlatid l lotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. 9pm. Singalong.

MONDAY 21 Glasgow

I Peely Wallys Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Eveiiitig.

I Irish session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 4290922. Evening.


I Nobody's Business Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Swing blues.

I Miro The Green Tree. ( ~owgate. Evening. Bar till lam. Instrumental thrash.

I Larry and Friends Cassis. Abercromby Place. 9pm~ midnight. Guitar and couple of fiddles. Swing jazz. and Irish tunes.

I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 2256843. Evening. Pubguitarfolk duo.

I Fiddlers Arms ( irassmarket. Evening. Scottish music session. Bar closes at l Ipni. I Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. InfirmaryStreet. 557 2976. Evening. Song session with Gill on the banjo.

I Denny Swanson Kitty ()‘Sheus. St) George IV Bridge. 225 1681 . Evening. Singalong.

TUESDAY 22 Glasgow

I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley ArtsCentre. NewStreet.8871010.8pm.

I Ken Caird Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Songs from the left.


I Barrie Band Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Evening. The Barrie Band. Tunes from fiddle and flute.

I Mirua Ensign Ewart. I.awnmarket. top ofthe Iliin Street. Evening. Acoustic ceItic music.

I Blue Blazer Bread Street. Evening. Guitarist singers. Jim Knight. Graham McGirk. Sheila McWhirter and Alan Johnston.

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

I Colin Ramage and Wally Allen Coppers. Cockburn Street. 225 1441. Evening. Singerguitarists.

I Kevin Tait and Friends Kitty ()‘Sheas. 50 George 1\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening. Noisy singalong.

WEDNESDAY 23 Glasgow

I Honest Sam And The Dealers Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 9pm. £2. Bar till late. Country night.

I Naitan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Instrumental folk music leans heavily to the Irish.

I Ian Bruce Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening.


I John James Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel. York Place. 8pm. £2.30 (£1.50). Stylish guitarist. Ragtime. blues and individual pieces.

I Trilogy Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. 556

28'I'he List 18—31 March 1988