I Ceilidh Bristo Refectory. Bristo Square. 9pm—2.30am. £2.50. Bar. Open tothe public. Not studentsonly. Weekly dance. Tonight. the Robert Fish Band and friends. I Edinburgh Gaelic Choir Ceilidh Dance Walpole llall. ('hcster Street. off Palmerston Place. 8pm. £2.50.
I The Humppl Family The Trading Post . 32 The Shore. l.eith. 553 7164. 10pm till late. Free. Resident weekend band. Spoof country and western.
I Kevin Tait ('andlemakers A rtns. (irassmarket. 9pm» 12.30am. Ptib folksinger.
SUNDAY 23 Glasgow
I Paisley Folk Club Brabloch l lotel. Renfrcw Road. Junction 27. MS. 8.30pm. (iuitarist and singer lan Bruce.
I Session Riverside. Fox Street. off ('lyde Street. 248 3144. 1.3lL 5.30pm. Players welcome.
I Zul! La Chute Wintersgills. (ircat Western Road. livening. ()ld timey acoustic American.
I Scotia Bar Stockwell Street. 552 8681 . Evening. Live music.
I The Nordic Fiddlers Sheraton l lotel. Lothian Road. 12 noon. Visiting Baltic fiddlcr's rally.
I Absent Friends l.'Attachc. Basement of Rutland l lotel. West lind of Princes Street. 9pm. Scottish electric folk band. I Youngs Music Club l.eamington Terrace 9.30pm. 50p. Tonight the Rydelles. mature. reflective rock and roll.
I Jim Knight/Denny Swanson/Graham McGirk Ensign liwart. l.awnmarkct . 225 7440. Evening. Three singer guitarists.
I North Sea Gas Rutland l lotel. Rutland Street. 2293042. 9pm. Singalong.
I Tex Fillet Five The Trading Post. 32The Shore. l.eith. 553 7164. 8-1 lpm. ()TT country and western.
I The Full Shilling Ryries Bar. llaymarket. 8»—l lpm. Fiddle. guitar and banjo.
MONDAY 24 Glasgow
I Travelling Folk BBC Radio Scotland. 8—9.25pm. Archie Fisher presents records. news and live recordings.
I Scotia Folk Night Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. Live groups.
I Victoria Bar Bridgegatc. 5526040. 9pm. \N'eekly session.
I Linlithgow Folk Club Black Bitch Tavern. West Port. Linlithgow. 8pm. Tonight Christine Kidd solos. One half of the superb singing dtto with Janet Russell. ('hristine moves from unaccompanied ballad to between-the-wars iau songs and blues.
I Fiddlers Arms (irassmarket. 9- 1 1 pm. Monday night is Scottish music.
I The Green Tree (‘owgate Evening. Session till lam.
I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts(‘entre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. Free. (‘heck lordctails.
I Seannachle Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarkct. near the ('astle. 9— 12pm. Free. Well known Scots band plays weekly residency.
I Acoustic Music Nights Milncs Bar. Hanover Street. 8.30~ l lpm. Admission free.
I Starbank Session Starbank Inn. Starbank Road. Newhaven. 8—1 lpm. Live music. fiddles and squeeze boxes in the
I Kingdom L'Attachc. basctnent of
BOYS ON THE ROAD
Boys oi the Lough, Glasgow 4th.
Go to Glasgow at this time at year, and trip over the talk music. Glasgow Arts Centre on the 21 st has the dynamic Canadian band Spirit 0i The West in concert with the line and varied, it more traditionally oriented, songs and instrumentals oi Englishman Pete Coe.
Included in the Maylest excesses is a three week venue in Blackiriars Street, behind the City Halls. In The Shed, two nights out oi nineteen ieature modern jazz, and the other seventeen are given over to top rate Scottish groups and soloists.
Singer and llddler Dougie MacLean leads his vigorous new band, with some at the wildest piping yet heard, on the 2nd. Gaelic singer Flora MacNeill shares the stage with her daughter's band Eclipse First, and 0ssian’s John Martin and Billy Ross on the 3rd, then on the 4th 0ssian headline a strong billing that includes
songwriter Allan Taylor and singer Mae McKenna.
In the City Halls lor one night on the 4th, the Boys Dl The Lough,(see photo), are back irom their biggest American tourto date. Piper Christy 0' Leary, under doctor's orders to give his lingers and hands a complete rest ior some months, to let the muscles recover irom strain and overwork, is llylng oil to Spain, invited over by musicians who heard at his plight, to have some specialist treatment. At home in Edinburgh he is linding it very dillicult to leave the pipes in their box, and not even pick up a tin whistle, but he is determined to make the Glasgow concert.
‘I’m having a quiet time at home, doing a bit oi carpentery,‘ conlides mandolinist Dave Richardson. ‘At the moment we're getting the covers ready tor the album we recorded live at the Carnegie Hall. Garisson Keeler is MC, and talks aboutthe band. Humorously, as you would expect. We had played on his Prairie Home Companion show since the 70's, that's where his Lake Woebegone stories started . . . as ad-libs ior about hall an hour, then we would go on and play a bit. So we’re good pals.’
And lite on the road? ‘We've been tearing round the States, doing thirty gigs, more or less day alter day. It was trying people up.’ But alter umpteen Stateside tours, they are still breaking new ground. ‘We played Florida lorthe lirsttime—the weatherwas crap— but we played to about 2000 people, a concert with Jean Hedpath in Clearwater Pertorming Arts Centre. They loved it. We’ll certainly go back there, and hopeiully lind the sun, next time.’ (Norman Chalmers)
Rutland Hotel. West End. Resident
singalong folk band.
WEDNESDAY 26 Glasgow
I Scotia Folk Night Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681.
I Folk Session llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Instrumental music on fiddle. accordion etc.
I Edinburgh Folk Club Osbourne 1 lotel. York Place. 556 5577. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Singer and fiddler front Tyneside . Tom McConville.
I Rod Paterson St James Oyster Bar. ('alton Road. 9pm. linamplified guitar and voice. traditional and self-penned songs.
I Guizer Platform l.Rutland Street.225 2433. Evening.
I Avalon Riverside. Fax Street. 8.30—midnight. (‘eltic rock.
I Star Folk Club (ilasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. beside Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £1 .50. Eric Cuthbertson.
I Denny Swanson Lounge Bar. Glasgow University L'nion. 9pm. Songs with guitar. I kate Kramer and Wattle MacDonald Tolbooth Bar. (ilasgow (‘ross. Evening.
I No U Turn The Trading Post. 32The
Shore. l.eith. 553 7164. 8.30 till late. Free. Bluegrass band.
I Dave Robb St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 9pm. (‘ontemporary acoustic singer/songwriter.
I Kevin Tait (‘andlcmakers Arms. (irassmarket. 9pm— 12.30am. Folksinging entertainer.
I Jim Knight/Denny Swanson/Jerry Bell Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. 225 7440. Evening. All guitarist singers.
I Rowantree Folk Club Rowantree Inn. By Uddingston Cross. L'ddingston.
9—1 1.45pm. £1. Informal music. ()ccasional booked performers.
I Ceilidh Riverside. Fox Street. off('lyde Street. 248 3144. ltlpm. £3. Very popular. get there early.
I Clannad Playhouse. (ireenside Place. 8pm. See Rock Listings.
I The Humppl Family The Trading Post . 32 The Shore. l.eith. 553 7164. lllpnt till late. Free. Resident weekend band. Spoof country and western.
I Steam Jenny Platform 1. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Evening. Pub folk band.
I Kevin Tait (‘andlemakers Arms. Grassmarket. 9pm~l2.30am. Folksinging entertainer.
I See MayiestDiary. I Kells Scott‘s Corner. Derby Street. 334
4891. Evening. Saturday residency. Irish/Scots singalong trio.
I Ceilidh Riverside. Fox Street. offClyde Street. 248 3144. 10pm. £3. Packsthemin.
I Acoustic Routes Presents Old St Pauls. Market Street. 8.30pm. Late bar. £2.50. Party the evening away. Blues. boogie and rock and roll with Just The Very Donkeys.
I Ceilidh Bristo Refectory. Bristo Square. 9pm—2.30am. £2.50. Bar. Open tothe public. Not students only. Weekly dance. Tonight. the Robert Fish Band and friends. I The Humppl Family The Trading Post.32 The Shore. l-eith. 553 7164. 10pm till late. Free. Resident weekend band. Spoof country and western.
I Kevin Tait (‘andlemakers Arms. (irassmarket. 9pm—l2.30am. Folksinging entertainer.
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 9pm. Accordion/guitar in the bar.
I See Mayiestoiary.
I Black Bull Folk Club Black Bull Hotel. Milngavie. 8.30pm. Tonight.Toin McConville from Northumberland fiddles and sings.
I Paisley Folk Club Brabloch llotel. Renfrew Road. Junction 27. M8. 8.30pm. I Session Riverside. Fox Street. offClyde Street. 2483144. 1.30—5.30pm. With uillean piper Pat MacNulty and others.
I Zut! La Chute Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Old timey. American and cajun.
I Scotia Bar Stockwcll Street. 5528681. Live session.
I Tex Fillet Five The Trading Post. 32The Shore. l.eith. 553 7164. 8—1 1pm. Country and western taken apart.
I Youngs Music Club Leamington Terrace. 9.30pm. 5llp. Tonight Saul Brody.
I Jim Knight/Denny Swanson/Graham McGirk Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket . 225 7440. Evening. Singer/guitarists.
I North Sea Gas Rutland llotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. 9pm. (‘lap and singalong.
I Travelling Folk BBC Radio Scotland. 8—9.25pm. Archie Fisher presents
ﬁriords. news and live recordings. asgow
I See Mayieleiary.
I Scotia Folk Music Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. Evening. Live traditional music. I Victoria Bar Bridgegate. 552 6040. 9pm. Regular session.
I Linlithgow Folk Club Black BitchTavern. West Port. Linlithgow. 8pm. Tonight. Beggar's Wallet.
I Session Night The (ireen Tree. (‘owgate. Evening. Bartill lam.
I Fiddlers Arms (irassmarket. Evening. Seottish music on squeeze boxes and fiddle.
TUESDAY 2 Glasgow
I See MayiestDiary.
I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. Free. Regular weekly guests.
I Seannachle Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. near the Castle. 9—12pm. Free. Well known Scots band plays weekly residency.
I Acoustic Music Nights Milnes Bar. Hanover Street. 830—] lpm. Admission free. Songs and tunes from regulars,
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