Fiddle. ﬂute. mandocello and vocals. Mainly Irish.
I Chris Thompson St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. opposite St James Centre. Evening. Rockabilly blues.
I Mirua Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top ofthe High Street. Evening. Acoustic celtic 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 Homage and Wally Allen Coppers. Cockburn Street. 225 1441. Evening. Singer/guitarists.
I l(evln Tait Kitty O‘Sheas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
WEDNESDAY 1 Glasgow
I Hailan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Instrumental music on fiddle and accordion.
I John Flannigan and Friends Johnny Scobies. 26 London Road. Glasgow Cross. 552 6863. l()pm-lam. Cocktail blues.
I Dave Burland Edinburgh Folk Club. Osbourne Hotel. York Place. 556 5577. 8pm. £2.30 (£1.50). A tremendoussinger and guitarist. As good as any that emerged in the early 705. and a consummate live performer.
I Hod Paterson St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. opposite St James Centre. Evening. Residency for the Easy Club's singer.
I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street.225 6843. Evening. Pub guitarfolk duo.
I Folk Band Kitty O'Sheas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow
I Gave Burland Star Folk Club. Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8pm. £1.50. See Edinburgh Wed 1.
I Johnny Scobies 26 London Road. Glasgow Cross. 552 6863. lOpm—lam. Live music.
I Hamish Henderson Ceilidh Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £3 (£1 .50). Late bar and food. Sound by EFX. School of Scottish Studies Appeal. Amazing line up of the great traditional singers of Scotland. Apart from the eponymous poet and songwriter. other guests include Jane Turrill, Flora MacNeil, Belle Stewart, Hay Fisher, Margaret and Martyn Bonnet, Aly ealn, Sorley Maclean, Jimmy Hutchison, Roddy Campbell and Gleus. and ﬁnally the contemporary Caledonian capers of Hugh Macolarmid's Haircut.
I Alchemy Nitten Folk Club. Lady Victoria Pit. Newtongrange. by Dalkeith. 8pm.
I Green Tree Cowgate. Evening. Folk scene session. Late bar.
I Larry and Friends Antiquary. St Stephen Street. Evening. Guitar based folksy blues and swing.
I Jim Knight/Colin Homage/Robin Laing Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. Evening. Three singer guitarists entertain.
I Graham McGlrk Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am.
FRIDAY 3 Glasgow
I Rowantree Folk Club Rowantree Inn. By Uddingston Cross, Uddingston.
9—1 1.45pm. £1. Old coaching inn isthe regular meet for keen singers/players. Singaround format. all welcome. money goes towards occasional ‘booked‘
The great folk music tradition oi giving your services to help a worthy cause brings us two separate concerts, representative ol all that is best in Scottish music.
Glasgow (4th) hosts a memorial to Manuel Lopez, educated and well remembered atAberdeen University, but tragically killed while working as a soil scientist on an agricultural project in Nicaragua. The night leatures some South American musicians but is headlined by the tireless troubador oi the Lelt, Dick Gaughan. Although committed to a radical international socialism, and with a huge repertoire, part sell penned, to prove it, Dick’s Scots/Irish background, love oi traditional singing and relined technique on the guitar make him one at our greatest interpretors ol the ballads and the older Scots songs.
And as it that isn’t enough, one at the country’s top groups, the Whistlebinkies, are also appearing (see photo). Songs in Gaelic, and Mick
I Steam Jenny Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening.
I Open Circle Basement Cafe. 14 Otago Street. 8pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Poetry and music. I Eric Cuthbertson Johnny Scobies. 26 London Road. Glasgow Cross. 552 6863. l()pm-lam.
I Folk Concert Riverside Club. Fox Street. 2483144. 7.30—10pm. £2 approx. Bar. Top performers every Friday. Phone for details.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 2483144. 10pm. £3. Bar till late.
I Larry and Friends Meadows Bar. Buccleuch St. 667 3669. Evening. Guitar based folksy blues and swing.
I North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Scottish music for tourists.
I Slmpson Perrie/Brlan Mulligan Shore Bar. The Shore. Leith. Evening. Fiddle/guitar.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late night basement bar with informal songs and music.
I Muckle Ado Kitty O‘Sheas. 50 George [V Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow
I Dick Gaughan/Whistlebinkies Central Halls. 304 Maryhill Road. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Tickets from Centrepeace. 143 Stockwell Street: War On Want. 266 Clyde Street. Information 357 3812. Concert in memorial to ex-Aberdeen University student Manuel LOpCZ. killed by the Contras in Nicaragua. is sponsored by the World University Service and includes Rubi Ceron, l(elalan Pallu, Carlos Arredondo and Clach Na Cudden. See panel.
Broderick's Scots song/stories are mixed in a rich, musical Atholl arose oi liddles, llute, harp, concertina and drums with the expert Lowland pipes ol Rab Wallace.
But as the Edinburgh car sticker would have it, ‘Glasgow's Miles Away', so a stroll to the Queens Hall on the 2nd will take you to the Capital’s even bigger benelit. Aline up dense with unaccompanied singers might not be to everyone’s taste, and it so, they can still listen to Aly Bain’s liddle, Martyn Bennet’s pipes or the Scottish new wave visible in Hugh Macharmld’s Haircut. But this appeal on behalf ol the School 01 Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University is dedicated to scholar, poet, songwriter and collector Hamish Henderson who will be lending his enthusiastic voice to the choruses behind a superb line up ol Scottish traditional lemale singers. Flora MacNeil and Margaret Bennet will do the Gaelic honours, and Jane Turrill, Hay Fisher and Belle Stewart the Scots. (Norman Chalmers)
I Nailan Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Afternoon. Traditional tunes and session with fiddles. accordions etc.
I Ceilidh/Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 10pm. £2.50. Bartill late.
I Limited Edition Johnny Scobies. 26 London Road. Glasgow Cross. 552 6863. Evening. Bluegrass.
I Kells Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891. Evening.
I Denny Swanson Kitty O‘Sheas. 50 George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening. I Larry and Friends Southern Bar. South Clerk Street. 667 2289. Evening. Guitar based folksy blues and swing.
I Royal Oak lnfirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Late nightsinging and drink.
I Session with Pat McNulty Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. From 1pm. Free. All welcome. Regular session. Pat playsthe Irish pipes.
I Park Bar Arger Street. nr Kelvin Park. Evening. The Gaels pub. big session in the back room every week. Irish and Scots tunes.
I Steam Jenny Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334 4891 . Evening.
I Buddies Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old time American songs and fiddle tunes. In the back room. very popular.
I Meadows Festival The Meadows. behind the Royal Infirmary/University. Live on
the open air stage. Music starts about 1.30pm. Performances include
Alter Eight Mince's jazzy
fusion: Scottish energy from pipe powered Ceolbeg; electric bluesers Just The Very Donkeys. and a vocal visit from the eight-piece a cappella Berkeley Barbershop harmony group from California. USA.
I Just The Very Donkeys Glenelg Music. Youngs Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 9pm-midnight. Free. Big blues band. a hit at the Edinburgh Folk Festival. make their second gig of the day.
I Haeburn Renters Milnes Bar. Hanover Street. Evening.
I Seannachie Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Resident Scots band.
I Jim knight/Colin Homage/Robin Laing Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. Evening. Three singer guitarists entertain.
I Larry and Friends Antiquary. St Stephen Street. Evening. Guitar based folksy blues and swing.
I North Sea Gas Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening.
MONDAY 6 Glasgow
I Merchant City Folk Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. 552 5924. 8pm. New weekly folk night in the bar. Tonight Peter Irving.
I Irish Session Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 429 0922. Evening. Best Glasgow Irish players.
I Linlithgow Folk Club Black Bitch Tavern. West Port. Linlithgow. 8pm. Pure voiced singer/guitarist now resident in London. I Nobody's Business, Bannermans Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Blues in a kill.
I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening. Long running Scottish music session. Bar closes at 11pm.
I Happy Daze Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Pub guitar folk duo.
I Miro The Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Bar till 1am. Mainly Irish acoustic music.
I Gill Hewitt Royal Oak. lnfirmary Street. 557 2976. Singer with banjo.
I Dougie MCD Kitty O‘Sheas. 5()George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
TUESDAY 7 Glasgow
I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. Free. Live groups.
I Version Originale Polmont Folk Club. Parkhill House. Polmont, Falkirk. 8.30pm. French traditional band on tour.
I Barrie Band Cowgate. 5563254. Evening. Vocals. fiddle. flute and strings. I Chris Thompson St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. opposite St James Centre. Evening. Rockabilly blues.
I Colin Homage and Wally Allen Coppers.
Cockburn Street. 225 1441. Evening. Singer/guitarists.
I Blue Blazer Bread Street. Evening. Guitarist singers. Jim Knight, Graham McGirk. Sheila McWhirter and Alan Johnston.
I erua Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top ofthe High Street. Evening. Furious tunes.
I Floyal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Eveningtill 1.30am. Informal music inthe basement bar.
I Kevin Tait Kitty O‘Sheas. 50 George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. Evening.
i '1 DAY 8 Glasgow
I Nailan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Naifan play Irish and Scots session.
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