I 25th Anniversary Concert St Mark's L'nitarian Church. Castle Terrace,
i Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Admission by programme £3.50 (£2.50) including wine. Phone 031 661 9803 (Lothian Ilerbs)or available at door from 7pm. Programme incudcs Vivaldi. Tippet. Barber. Schonberg. Sibelius.
SUNDAY 24 Glasgow
I SCO City Ilall. Candleriggs. 227 551 1. 7.30pm. £3—£8. See Thurs 21. Edinburgh. for full description.
I Friends of Scottish Opera Queen‘s l Iall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £2 (£1 .50) at door. Art illustrated talk on Benjamin Britten given by Derek Watson.
I Edinburgh Chamber Players Reid Concert Ilall. Bristo Square. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Ilall Box Office). 7.45pm. £3 (£2). ECI’ and l Cantori Conversi perform Bach's Cantata .\'o 29 ll'ir Danken (hr ([011 and Mozart 's Requiem under conductor Neil Metcalfe.
I Lunchtime Concert Music Library. George IV Bridge. Free at door. 12.15pm. Mary Ann Kennedy. clarsach. givesan informal recital in a collaboration between the Music Library and Sir Yehudi Menuhin‘s Live Music Now scheme. ()pen to all.
TUESDAY 26 Glasgow
I The Glasgow Phoenix Choir City 1 lall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Wed 27. Thurs 28. £2.50. Peter S. Shand conducts a programme with something to suit everyone front Scottish and North American Folk Songs to Opera Choruses and a musical world tour covering Russia. Israel. Ireland and the West Indies.
I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Ilall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. More rarely performed and interesting music in Edinburgh Ifniversity‘s free lunchtime series. Today it‘s Penelope Lynex and Alexander Wells playing works for cello and piano by Tovey ( lilegiac Variations). Debussy (Sonata) and Janacek (Fairy Tale).
I Piano Recital St Cecilia's I Iall. Cowgatc. Further information: 225 5366 (French Institute). 7.30pm. £3 (£2 members). Anda Anastasescu. born in Bucharest and now living in London. gives an all French programme including works by Debussy
(Suite bergammque ). Ravel ( I'alses nobles etsenrimenrales). Faure and Franck.
I The Glasgow Phoenix Choir City Ilall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thurs 28. £2.50. See Tue 26 for full description.
I Claremonl String Quartet Burrell Collection. Pollok Park Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £4. Quartets by Shostakovich. Ilaydn and Dvorak in the last ofthe
I Lunchtime Prom Royal Scottish Academy. The Mound. Tickets: at door. 1.05pm—I .55pm. £2.50 (£1 ). Newprotege series starts with its Patron. Yonty Solomon. giving a piano recital.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Music Club Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door.
I William Tell King‘s Theatre. chen Street. 229 1201 (from 18 Apr). 7.15pm. Extra dates: Thurs 28. Fri 29. Sat 30. £2.50—£7.50. Edinburgh Grand Opera‘s choice for their annual production this
year is an opera everyone‘s heard of. but who‘s ever actually seen it‘.’ So you know the apple and the overture. but w hat it's really about is the Swiss struggle against foreign oppression so that they may win national independence. Fine local alternating casts.
I Student Recital Concert I Iall. Glasgow
University. 1.15pm. Free at door. Dress
rehearsal recital given by students
preparing for exams in performance.
I Death in Venice Theatre Royal. l lope Street. 331 1234. 7. l5pm. Extra date: Sat 30at 2.15pm. £3~£2I. See'l‘ue 19 for full
: description. = I The Glasgow Phoenix Choirt‘ity 1 lall. ' Candleriggs. 227 551 I. 7.30pm. £2.50. See
Tue 26 for full description.
I William Tell King‘s Theatre. l.even
’ Street.229 1201 (from I8Apr). 7.15pm.
Extra dates: Fri 29. Sat 30. £2.50 £7.50. See Wed 27 for full description.
I Schiehallion Scotts Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891 . Song and guitar trio.
Q THURSDAY 2
I Nailan Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening. Fiddle andaccordion.
I Swamptrash/Zydeco Ceilidh Band AWOL Club. Calton Studios. Calton Road. 9pm. £1.50. Late rave with two formidable bands playing the devil‘s music.
I North Sea Gas Platform l.Rutland Street. Evening. Resident mandolins. guitars and Corries style entertainment. I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late bar with informal songs and music.
I Kevin Tail Kitty ()‘Sheas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
SATURDAY 16 Glasgow
I Naifan Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Afternoon. Instrumental session.
I Red Neck Mother Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. I Ceilidh/Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 2483144. 10pm. £2.50. Bartilllate.
I Kells Scott’s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening. Saturday residency for cheerful Irish Scots semi electricoutfit.
I Isaac Guillory Old St I’aulsJeffrey Street. 8pm. £2.50(£I .50). Late Bar. Presented by Acoustic Routes. Amazing guitar player. born in Cuba. brought upin the States. See panel.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late bar. folk basement.
I Kevin Tail Burke And I Iarc. West Port. Evening. I’ub folk artist.
‘Listen to a variety of music. . . fiddlers, saxophonists, pianists. Don’t just listen to guitar players. Guitarists have a bad reputation for being incestuous that way.‘ Advice from Duck Baker (see photo), leading picker in the world of finger style guitar, and whose playing ranges through country blues and ragtime taking in bluegrass and cajun and on into swing jazz. On a flamenco style guitar he even transcribes some of Eric Dolphy’s reedy unpredictability or the eccentric beauty oi Thelonious Monk’s piano structures, and on a steel strung guitar has a large repertoire of traditional Scots lrish tunes, especially featuring the 18th century neo-classical compositions oi lrish harper Turlough D‘Carolan. His droll sense of humour and songs temper the virtuoso’s visits to Glasgow (28th) and Edinburgh (27th).
Another astonishing and American acoustic guitarist, as Glasgow’s Third Eye audience would testify, is Isaac Guillory. This time he plays Edinburgh (16th), courtesy of of the increasingly active Acoustic Routes organisation. Guillory’s experience runs back through jazz fusion to spells with Al Stewart, Elkie Brooks, Donovan and Dunfermline’s own Barbara Dickson, but he is now much in demand for solo work and a new live album has been recorded and ought to be avilable at the concert.
Meanwhile, Glasgow’s St Enoch Folk Club has moved from its bizarre little shared stair with the massage parlour and has reappeared as Blacktriars Folk on Monday nights in the safe haven of
Blackfriars Bar, with a weekly line-up of guests, and the accent on chorus songs.
The Black Bull in Milngavie has been running a successful fortnightly club for years now, drawing its audience from far widerthan the local suburbs. Sunday (17th) sees Ceolbeg, which as you Gaels know refers to the ‘small music' of the Highland bagpipes as distinct from the ‘big music' . . . the piobaireachd. The Edinburgh-based group of this name mix singer Davey Steele with swingy flute, fiddle, plucked strings and the more easily incorporated bellows blown Lowland pipes. (Norman Chalmers)
I Denny Swanson Kitty ()‘Sheas. St) George l\' Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
I Ceolbeg Black Bull Ilotcl Folk Club. Black Brill Ilotel. Milngavie. Mtisic starts 8.30pm. Edinburgh based band. Vocals. pipes. fiddle and ﬂute.
I Session with Pat McNulty Riverside Club. Fox Street. 2483144. Front lprn. Free. All welcome. Informal songs and tunes. Pat plays the Irish pipes.
I Park Bar Argyle Street. nr Kelvin I’ark. Evening. Session. At least a dozen instruments.
I Buddies Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old time American songs and fiddle tunes. regular West Eitd crowd. I Steam Jenny Scott's Corner. Derby Street. Evening. 334 4891.
I Da Soonds o' Shetland Assembly Rooms. George Street. 7.30pm. £2.20 (£1.20children). With naturalist Bobby Tulloch. A Shetland experience. its natural life and music.
I Glenelg Sessions Youngs l Iotel. Leamington Terrace. 9pm—midnight. Free. Superb surprise guest.
I Raeburn Banters Milnes Bar. I lanover Street. Evening.
I Seannachie Green Tree. Cowgatc. Evening. Scottish songs and instrumentals from resident band.
I Jim Knight/Colin Bamage/Bobin Laing Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. Evening. Three singer guitarists entertain.
I North Sea Gas Rutland I Iotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. 9pm. Singalong.
I Merchant City Folk Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. 552 5924. 8pm. New weekly folk in the bar. This week Sleep The Feet.
I Peely Wallys Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening.
I Irish Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Strcct. 4290922. Evening.
I Makvirag Linlithgow Folk Club. Black Bitch Tavern. West Port. Linlithgow. 8pm. Superb Ilungarian group. no strangers to Scotland.
I Nobody's Business Bannermans Bar. Cowgatc. Evening. I’ictish blues.
I Miro The Green Tree. Cowgatc. Evening. Bartill lam. Instrumental thrash.
I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. I’ub guitarfolk duo. .
I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening. Scottish music session. Bar closes at 11pm I Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Song session with Gill on the banjo.
I Cauther Fair Kitty ()‘Sheas. 50George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. Cruachan. I Ken Caird Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening.
I Barrie Band Bannermans Bar. Cowgatc. 556 3254. Evening. The Barrie Band. Fiddle. ﬂute and rnandocello. Mainly Irish.
I erua Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top ofthe High Street. Evening. Acoustic celtic music.
I Blue Blazer Bread Street. Evening. Guitarist singers. Jim Knight. Graham
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