From Germany. La Rotta bring a trunk load of exotic instruments. The harp and the pipes are well to the lore amid a Renaissance instrument makers'
workshop at tubes. skins j and strings. They open The Harp Festival with the harp and bass duo ol Savourna Stevenson and Neil Hay on the lirst Friday night.
who sometimes dottbles on Northumbrian Pipes. I Festival Cabaret Park Room. 10.30pm—lam. £3.50 (£3) available in advance. lain MacKintosh. The Fabulous Salami Brothers and Bingo and Art Knightley. The accent is on humour. slapstick and magic. Tricky stuff.
I Gordon Simpson Guitar Masterclass Sportsman's Bar. 10am-2pm. £12.50— please book in advance. Duck Baker and Isaac Guillory are two formidable players. the former a ﬂuent finger-stylist and the latter a master ofmodcrn popular styles and a sometime visiting professor at the Guildhall College of Music in London.
I Dance Workshop Park Room. 10.30am—noon. £1 .50 at door only. James MacDonald Reid on the Scottish tradition.
I Uillean Piping Masterclass Park Room. 11am—lpm. £7.50 ~ please book in advance. Given by the greatest Irish piper of his generation. carrying on the very best of the tradition and further evolving the instrument‘s use in orchestras and elsewhere. The piper from Planxty. Liam O' Flynn.
I Dance Workshop Debating 1 Tall. 12.30-2pm. £1 at door only. Dalriada Dancers.
I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage Teviot Bar. 1—2.15pm. Happy Hour l-2pm. Free. The Paisley Patter Person‘s Party.
I Dance Workshop Debating Hall. 2.30—4pm. £1 at door only. Open Dance. Parties interested in presenting dances should bring their own music.
I Evening News Children's Concert George Square Theatre. 2.30-4.30pm. Adult£2; Child £1.50 available in advance. More from the Singing Kettle. See Friday 24th.
I ‘Sangshaw' Reid Hall. Bristo Square. 3—4.30pm. £2.50 (£2) available in advance.
(‘omposer cellist Ron Shaw‘s setting ofthe poetry ofllugh MacDiarmid. With Ron are Rod Paterson. guitar and vocals; Dick Lee. woodwind and reeds; and readings by Mhairi Grealis. I Younger‘s Tartan Special Teatime Concert Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Happy Hour 5.30—6.30pm. Free. . Magic. illusion. fall-about fun from Fabulous Salami 3 Brothers and Bingo and Art 1 Knighlley. l I Jackson, Ross and Martin; Park Room. 7—9pm. £3 j (£2) available in advance. I ()ssian founders united in I a threesome. Harp. pipes. guitar. dulcimer and
fiddle. Songs on Scots and Gaelic. I Piping Festival Concert Reid Hall. Bristo Square. 7—9.3(lpm. £3.50 (£3) available in advance. The superb Liam 0' Flynn. 4 masterof lrish piping. and Northumbria'slittlepipes in the hands ofColin
Ross's Border Spirit.
I Gordon Simpson Guitar Music Concert Debating Hall. 7.30—10pm. £3.50 (£3) available in advance. Duck Bakerand Isaac Guillory. See morning Masterclass.
I Festival Cabaret Park Room. 10.30pm—lam. £3.50 (£3) available in advance. Put this lot together and see what happens. Jazzy. swing blues. for a start. Deborah Henson-Conant on the l harp. Dick Lee on reeds. Ollie Blanchtloweron double bass. and Andy Thorburn on keyboards. I Delta Music Dance Debating 1 Tall. 11pm—lam. £3 (£2) available in advance. From the North of England. the six Buttermountain Boys are a streetwise cool cajun outfit with lots ofslappy percussion. Brothers in fun. King Biscuit are from 1 Edinburgh and the
pavements of Europe.
SUNDAY 26 i
I Dance Workshop Debating Hall. 10.30am—noon. £1 .50 at door only. Jamie i MacDonald Reid takes
Scottish and Highland traditional dances.
I Dance Workshop Debating l lall. 12.30-2pm. £1 at door only. John Huttall is an experienced ('aller.
I Easter Outdoor Jamboree Gather at the Ross Bandstand. Princes Street Gardens. l2.30—2.30pm. Free hard-boiled eggs. A favourite. every year. Puppets. one man band. liaster Carriage. (‘urrie bashing. magic and music. Egg Rolling. after assembling at the West Fountain. A delight for kidsof all sizes.
I Piping Festival Lecture Library. l-2pm. £1 .50at door only. Northumbrian and Scottish bellows pipe maker Colin Ross on the pipes that came in from the Cold.
I Younger's Tartan Special Lunchtime Concert'l‘eviot Bar. l--2. 15pm. Happy Hour 1 -2pm. Free. [ix-Battlefield and Kcntigern. and for a long time resident in England. Jim and Sylvia Barnes are among the best of the revival Scots performers. I Dance Workshop Debating 1 Tall. 2.30.4pm. £1 at door only. The amazing clog and country dancers from the L'SA. the Fiddle Puppets.
I Younger's Tartan Special Teatime Concert Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.45pm. Happy Hour 5.30~6.30pm. Free. Jackson. Ross and Martin. Scots and Gaelic song with fiddle and harp. A big fraction of ()ssian. See Sat 25th.
I Younger's Tartan Special Teatime Concert Park Room. 5.30—6.45pm. Happy l lour 5.30-6.30pm. Free. Smeddum are new Scottish four piece who look overseas for a lot oftheir repertoire. played on small pipes. fiddle etc.
I Farewell Concert George Square Theatre. 7.30—10.30pm. £4.50 (£4) available in advance. Dave Swarbrick leads his Whippersnapper. a showy, fiery instrumental foursome. Singers too. Michael Marra is Scotland's best songwriting performer. Amazing persona. tremendous natural singing style. beautiful piano player. Defiantly Dundee. Go see. The Fiddle Puppets are top rate dancers and musicians from Maryland who interpret traditional forms with pzazz.
I Closing Ceilidh Debating 1 Tall. llpm—2am. Free to Club Members. The ten days end in a long nightof dance sets. and a succession of guest singers and performers. orchestrated by the Occasionals dance band.
FRIDAY 10 Glasgow
I Jiveass Blues and Boogie lngrams Bar. Queen Street. 930—] 1.30pm. Mature Rhythm and Blues band. George Gallagher. ex-Poets. teams up with Edinburgh‘s Alan Jones and l lamilton‘s Grant MacTavish.
I Glasgow Rhythm Club Unitarian Church. 73 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Established 1933. Records and talk/discussion. Tonight Jim Waugh asks ‘Sonny who‘.".
I George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Resident band with singer and guests.
I Roadside Picnic Queens Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £6.50 (£5). Tickets from Queens Hall Box Office: Virgin Records. Princes Street; Ripping Records. North Bridge; lona Records. Stockwell Street. Glasgow. Accessible and melodic fusionist constructions from this London based four piece who start from Weather Report‘s idiom and move out in expansive bass and keyboard harmony. arresting rhythmic shifts. letting the sax take its place in the overall soundscape. See panel and Music Page.
I Danny Dorrian and Friends Cumberland Hotel. West Coates Gardens. 8.30—1 1pm. I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 7.45-11.45pm. Fine singer with pianist.
I Alpha Jazz Quartet Ellersley House Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888. 8—1 1pm.
SATURDAY 11 Glasgow
I Bill Fanning Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 2216112. 2pm. Weekly event.
I George McGowan Orchestra Berlin Lounge Bar. 8— 10 West George Street. Queen Street Station. 335 2382. 2—5pm. Free. The Big Band Sound. old and new. I Ron Moore. Rikki Fernandez and Friends La Taverna. 7a Lansdowne Crescent. 339 7128. 9—1 1pm. Free. Resident guitar and bass with guest musician each week.
I Society Ouartet Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8pm. 50p. Music and dancing with Ted Bosley. guitar; Jimmy Alston. vocals; George Morrison. bass guitar; Pat Gallagher. drums.
I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442.
7.45—1 1.45pm. Fine singer/pianist.
I Danny Dorrian and Friends Cumberland Hotel. West Coates Gardens. 8.30—1 1pm. I Platform 1 Caledonian Hotel. Rutland Street. Lunchtime piano maestro. the Alex Shaw Trio.
I Dr MacJazz Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening.
I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 5570546. Jack Hammer Band 9pm. I Toto And The Jan Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2—4pm.
I Paisley Arts Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. Lunchtime from 12.30pm. Today. the John Donnelly Ouartet.
I Deborah Henson-Conant Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8pm. £3 (£2). Return visit of the American swing jazz harpist. with the Sandy Taylor Trio.
I Duncan Whyte Jazz Band Studio One Lounge. Grosvenor Hotel. Byres Road. 730—1030.
I George Penman's Jazz Band Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. Trad from 8.30—10.50pm.
I New Jazz The Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnic Street.552 4267. £15.50(£l). 1.30-5pm. Tron's weekly modern jazz.
I Basement Club L'Attache. Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 2—6pm. Free. Bar meals available all afternoon. Jazz in the basement bar. organised by Bill Kyle and Sophie Bancroft. Management are pleased with the increasing popularity ofthe Wednesday jazz night and have agreed to this new weekend series. The format is to have a trio and guest musician or singer each week. with once a month visits from one of the top London based or visiting jazz heavyweights. when there will be admission charged. First showing with singer Sophie Bancroft.
I Capital Jan Band Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 2—5pm.
I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Cafe A La Ronde. York Place. 12.30—2.30pm. Blues. jazz and soul for your lunch.
I Brian Kellock Trio Platform 1. Caledonian Hotel. Rutland Place. 1—3pm. Modern jazz piano.
IJim Henry Group Raeburn Bar. Raeburn Place. l—2.30pm.
Assembly Music presents at Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh
Friday 17 March, 7.15pm
Gary Burton Tickets £7 (reserved £8.50)
Friday 10 March, 8.30pm
Roadside Picnic Tickets £5 (reserved £6.50)
Friday 24 March, 8.30pm
Danny Thompson’s Whatever
Dan Ar Bras Tickets £5 (reserved £6. 50)
Tickets from Queen’s Hall Box Office (031 668 2019); Ripping Records; Virgin Records, Princes Street, Edinburgh; Iona Records, Stockwell Street, Glasgow (04] 552 0969)
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