ﬁlall. 7.30pm. £6(£3). Brilliant Leeds winner with Mozart and Beethoven sonatas and lots of ﬂashy. virtuosic Liszt. including the Don Juan Fantasia and Six Studies on Themcsof Paganini.
I Glasgow Festival Strings St Andrews Parish Church & Arts Centre. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Programme includes music by Bach. Elgar. Lundquist and Mozart.
I Le Demler Glacier Glasgow Film Theatre. 6pm. Demonstrating that the Canadian documentary tradition is in good shape.Jacques Leduc's innovative work uses a split screen to contrast fictionalised drama with real-life conﬂicts as a northern mining town faces closure. Followed by a discussion led by Prof Ian Lockerbie. I The Prince oi Pennsylvania Glasgow Film Theatre. 8.45pm. See Mon 8.
I George Melly a John Chilton's Feetwarmers Pavilion Theatre. 8pm. £5.50(£3.50). £4.50 (£2.50). Surreal songster with cosy backing group. A great British character” I Johnny Cash/Rodney t CroweIi/June Carter and the Carter Family SECC. 8pm. £17.50.£15.£l2.50. Ticket Centre 2275511. The legend. perhaps the originatorofthe whole caboodlc. with one of the best ofthe young pretenders. For many. the major country music events ofthe year.
I Bill Kyle's London Jazz Project The Shed. 8pm. £3.50. Tickets: 553 2475 or 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). Edinburgh drummer leads another top rate modern jazz combo. in the style of his successful New York groups.
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Ron Vaudry had iustarrived in London when l spoketo him last Thursday. and said he tell ‘a tad iet-lagged'. First impressions. however.
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transport. ‘Driving is scarey.’ he said. ‘ll l was behind the wheel there‘d be about live dead messengers on the windscreen. Those lines on the road are justa rough estimate to those guys!
lassured him itwouldn't be so bad in Glasgow. where he will perform on 8 and 9 May as part at a triple bill lrom the Yuk Yuk's clubs in Canada. Ol the othertwo perlormers. Marla Lukolsky and Glenn Foster. he said ‘They’re losers. they‘re nobodies', adding the unnecessary disclaimer ‘i'm joking. l'm ioking!‘ That’s what he's here to do. aheran.
More seriously. he described Lukolsky's act as 'last-paced. with a lot ol emphasis on Judy Garland and some musical parodies with guitar'. Fosterwent down as a 'labulous - conceptual writer—very dry'. tasked aboutYuk Yuk’s. a
Furstenberg Folk Festival. Songwriter and instrumentalist from Zydeco.
I ian Bnice and lan Walker Blackfriars. Bell Street. Evening. Free. Furstenberg Folk Festival.
I Madeleine Macdonaid Trio Renfrew Ferry.
I 1000 Airplanes On The
R001Theatre Royal. 7.30pm. £3.50—£l2.50 (£2—£10).See Wed 10.
I American Bagpipes Tramway Theatre. 7.30pm. £2.50. See Wed 10.
I The Gold Sisters Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). See Fri 5.
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chain at sixteen comedy clubs throughout Canada. 'A monopoly. a tyranny' came the reply. closely lollowed by another disclaimer. “Seriously, they're a very charming organisation. The concept is to pool all the talent in one group. it is a monopoly. and it can’t be undercut. it’s built up a reputation and it people want to see a Yuk Yuk's comedian. they have to go to a Yuk Yuk's club.’ The monopoly is counterbalanced. however. by a widespread recruiting system. and by regular ‘open mike' nights. atwhich novices can appear, olten directed by more seasoned prolessionals.
As lorVaudry's own act. ‘l don't like to talk about it behind its back.’ Seriously again: ‘it's sardonic,
Athenaeum Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Tue 9.
I Potestad RSAMD Chandler Studio. 6pm. £5 (£2.50). Tom Watson in Eduardo Pavlovsky's one-man play about life under a corrupt military regime. 7:84‘5 production was highly rated when it ﬁrst showed in London last year.
I The Pied Piper King's Theatre. 10am & 2pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Tue 9. IATale 0t Two Cities Citizen‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£1/Free). See Fri 5.
I The Secret Voice Crawfurd Theatre. I lam & 2pm. £1. See Mon 8.
I The Sweet Shop Owner Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). The ﬁrst showing ofthis adaptation ofGraham
cynical. dark. aggressive. provocative. . .' That might. I suggested. go down very well in Glasgow.
‘lt's a blue-collartown. right?‘ Right. Vaudry's background is lrish Canadian working-class. and his comedy reliects it. ‘I won't compromise the pith olthe joke to sweetenthe language- so long as it's maintaining the character and not the substance olthe ioke.’
And politics? ‘I got ‘ political live years ago. it’s just starting to get hip. i think Canadian politicians are really boring and not worth mentioning. bull mention things like ecology and American rape at Canada's national resources.‘
Belore the Maylest dates. the Yuk Yuk's group will perlorm at the Gilded Balloon's Best 0t Maylest season in Edinburgh. Afterwards. they‘ll do a lew dates in London. It's going to be a busy week. On linding out it takes live or six hours to gellrom Glasgow to London. Vaudry got really serious. ‘Great.’ he moaned. 'then we‘ll have train-lag.‘
Swift‘s noel by Dereck Dereck Productions takes us through 40 years in the life of Willy Chapman, his sweet shop and his family.
I Comedy Store Players Renfrew Ferry. 9pm. £5 (£2.50). See Thurs l l.
I The Funny Farm Chandler Studio. RSAMD. 9pm. £4 (£2). Stu Who. David Cosgrove. Bruce Morton. May McReaddie and Parrot are tonight’s comics and as a special Saturday night treat there‘s music from Barky-Barky and a guest appearance from Bad and Crazy.
I Andy Cameron Mitchell Theatre. 10pm. £5 (£2.50). See Thurs I l.
I Danny Thompson's WhateverTron Theatre. 11.15pm. £1 .50/£2.50(no cones). See Thurs 11.
I The Academy at Ancient Music City Hall. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Mayfest classical music star attraction. Beethoven‘s 7th Symphony and Violin Concert with Monica Huggett as soloist in authentic performance on instruments of the period under director and founder Christopher
I Communicado in AWee Home lrom Home Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). A lively look at the clichés of the Glasgow image. danced by the elfin Frank McConnell to the tune ofMichael Marra. As this was part of last year's Mayfest. it‘s not adance event which makes essential viewing (unless of course you missed it on its extensive tour ofiast year!)
I The Prince ol Pennsylvania Glasgow Film Theatre. 3.30pm. 6.30pm. 8.45pm. See Mon 8.
I George Melly a John Chilton's Feetwanners Pavilion Theatre. 8pm.
3 IThe Pointy BirdsThird
; Eye Centre. 10.30pm.£5 (£2.50). In Scotland recentlythe sax and string
trio mesmerised the Queen‘s Hall audience with their iconoclastic ransacking of the world's music in restless pursuit of their improvisation.
I Robin Williamson Renfrew Ferry. 6pm. £5
5 (£2.50). Ex-Incredible
X String Band man. now an
international roving bard. transmuting and transmitting the great Celtic storehouse of music. song and story.
I Ceilidh The Shed. 8pm. £3.50. Tickets: 553 2475 or 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). With the Gallivanters. song and dance band.
I Fat Sam's Band Renfrew Ferry. Midnight. £2.
I 1000 Airplanes On The RooITheatre Royal. 7.30pm. £3.50—£12.50 (£2—£10).See Wed 10. I American Bagpipes Tramway Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Wed 10.
I The Enid Sisters Tron
Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2).
See Fri 5.
I Don Juan RSAMD New Athenaeum Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See
i Tue 9.
I The Pied Piper King's Theatre. 2pm & 7pm. £}—£8 (£2.—£5.50). See Tue 9
I Potestad RSAMD Chandler Studio. 6pm. £5 (£2.50). See Thurs 1 l.
I A Tale at Two Cities Citizen‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£1./Free). See Fri 5.
I The Secret Voice Crawfurd Theatre. 1 lam & 2pm. £1 . See Mon 8.
I The Sweet Shop Owner Third Eye Centre 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Thurs l l.
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I The Mincing Machine
Tour '89 Pavilion Theatre. 8pm. £7. £6. Camp
l humour from Julian Clary
now without Fanny the Wonderdog. but still represnting the Joan Collins Fan Club and turning out a sharp line in heckler put-downs.
i I The Funny Farm 3 Chandler Studio,
RSAMD. 9pm. £4 (£2). Stu Who. David Cosgrove. Bruce Morton.
May McReaddie and
Parrot are tonight’s
; comics and as a special
Saturday night treat there’s music from
v Barky-Barky and a guest
appearance from Bad and Crazy.
I Andy Cameron Mitchell Theatre. 10pm. £5 (£2.50). See Thurs 11.
I Danny Thompson’s Whatever Tron Theatre. 11.15pm. £1 .50/£2.50 (no concs). See Thurs 11.
I Scottish Early Music Consort RSAMD Stevenson Hall. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Lovers. Learners and Libations — an evening in the Refectory ofthe 13th century University of Paris where the learning was most definitely not all ofan intellectual variety. Also some medieval instruction set to music by Scottish composer Judith Weir.
I A Wee Home From Home Mitchell Theatre. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri 12.
I Quebec Film Conference Tron Theatre. 2.30pm. £1.See Sat 6. Proflan Lockerbie leads a forum on the cultural similarities between Quebec and Scotland. and the lessons to be drawn from the Quebécois cinema's artistic productivity.
I The Prince ol
Pennsylvania Glasgow Film Theatre. 6.30pm. 8.45pm. See Mon 8.
I Writers Talking Television Theatre. 3pm. £1 .50 (£1). Discussion on writing techniques. led by novelists and other practitioners. There will also be readings.
I Allan Renfrew Ferry.
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