I Youngs Music Club Leamington Terrace. 9.30pm. £1 . Info 447 6187. Tonight. the return of Fifc‘s favourite blues band. the Elevators.

I Refugees L‘Odcon. George lV Bridge. 8.30pm. Original. energetic songs from female singer in guitar duo.

I Folk at L'Attache L‘Attache. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End. Live bands.


I Travelling Folk BBC Radio Scotland. 8—9.25pm. Archie Fisher and Danny Kyle present records. news and live recordings.


I Strangelollt Linlithgow Folk Club. Black Bitch. West Port. Linlithgow. 8pm. Jim King.

I Session Night The Green Tree. Cowgatc. Evening. Bartiil lam.

I Foik At L'Attache L'Attache. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Alan Johnstone Band.

I The Retugees Negociants. Bristo Square. 9pm. Singer writes good original and contemporary-sounding songs with acoustic and electric guitar backing.

I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening. Scottish music on squeeze boxes and fiddle.

TUESDAY 6 Glasgow

I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. Free. Ian Walker.


I Penlcullt Folk Club Navaar Hotel. Bog Road. 8pm. Singers‘ night.

I Folk Music Nights Milnes Bar. Hanover Street. 8.30-11pm. Admission free. Songs and tunes from regulars. visiting musicians and special guests.


I 20m Century Music Club City Lights. Clyde Street. 204 3329. Singer/songwriter club. All welcome. Pass-the-hat admission. Free drinks to performers. Must be own material.

I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwcll Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Live acoustic music.


I Edinburgh Folk Club Osbourne Hotel. York Place. 556 5577. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Superb bluesy singer. harmonica maestro. guitarist and showman. Mike Whellans.

I Folk At L'Attache L‘Attachc. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9.30pm—l230am. Free.

I Kevin Tait Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 9pm. Foiksinging entertainer.

THURSDAY 8 Glasgow

I Star Folk Club Glasgow Society Of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. beside MitcheiiTheatrc. 8pm. £1 .50. Songs and fiddle from Kate Kramer and Wattle MacDonald.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. 9pm. £3. Now three nights a week.


I Folk At L'Attache L‘Attache. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Walls and Strays.

I Green Tree Cowgate. Evening. Folk scene session. Late bar.

I Kevin Tait Candlemakers Arms. Grassmarket. 9.30pm. Folksinging entertainer.




I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. : RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057.

1pm. Admission free by ticket. Pianist

; Bernard King plays Variations in Fminor

by Haydn and Schumann‘s Humoreske Op 20. I Glasgow University Music Club Concert

? Hall. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. An

English Night. presented by Paul Middleton.

I The Mikado King‘s Theatre. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 24 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. G & S favourite in a production by the Savoy Club

I BBC 880 Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 '

Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £6/£7 (£4/£4.50). Stalwart of royal occasions. Tom Fleming. comes to do the honours as speaker in Schoenberg‘s A Survivorfrom Warsaw. while tenor Thomas Randle and the gents of the Scottish Philharmonic Singers join the orchestra for Liszt‘s Faust Symphony. Mozart’s Symphony No 26 opens the concert. which is conducted by Takuo Yuasa.


I Organ Recital McEwan Hail. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Richard Pilliner. organist of St Matthews. Croydon. plays Reger. Saint-Saens, Durufle and Jongen.

I SND Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Saturday 24. Glasgow. £2.95—£12.70 (standby £2.50). Russian first half with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Kikimora by Liadov. Karine Georgian is soloist in Elgar‘s ’Cello Concerto and Ravel‘s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 is the final item in this programme conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir

McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: 668

2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. A Garland of Thorns is the title forthis evening when Michael Tumbull directs his well disciplined young forces in Taverner's Mass Corona spinea. La deploration de Johannes 0ckeghem by Josquin and Monteverdi‘s Lamento della ninfa.



I Die Fledermaus Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234 or 332 9000. 2.15pm. Extra dates: 14 and 16 March. Edinburgh. £3—£25.50. Last chance in Glasgow to see Simon Caiiow‘s updated version of his late 20th-century production of the Strauss favourite. Scottish Opera's cast is headed by Richard Greager as Eisenstein.Sheila Smith as Rosalinde and Amy Burton singing Adele.

I The Mikado King‘s Theatre. 227 5511. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. See Friday 23.

I SND City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3.50—£12.70 (standby £2.50). See Friday 23. Edinburgh. for full description.

I Young Kilmardinny Music Circle Kilmardinny House. 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. 943 0312. 7.30pm. Concert by young members.


I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155.7.30pm. £4—£8 (£2.50). Schubert‘s Mass in E flat and Mozart's Vesperae Solonnes de Confessore with this fine choir and an impressive line up of soloists - Patricia MacMahon. Claire Shearer. Mark Tucker. Christopher Hobkirk and Brian Bannatyne-Scott. Orchestra is the SCO and David Davies conducts.

I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm.

£3.50 (£3). An operatic evening with favoun'te excerpts. instrumental and vocal. from favourite operas and sung by favourite Edinburgh singers including Ivor Kiayman and Margaret Aronson. Wagner. Tchaikovsky. Bizet and Puccini. I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Varied programme of Haydn (Drumroll Symphony). Falia (EIAmor Brujo). Richard Harris and Edward Harper. who is the orchestra‘s conductor this evening. I Carisslmi's Rome Greyfriars Church. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 6682019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office) and 2281155 (Usher Hall Box Office). 8pm. £7 (£5/£4/£2). The Gabrieli Consort and Players in a special programme of vocal music from 17th century ltaly. including Carissimi'slepthe. instrumental works by Michi. Kapsberger and Frescobaldi.


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I Music lor Scottish Lute and Classical Guitar Friendship House, 8 Belmont Crescent. Tickets: at door. Enquiries: 339 3008 (Scotland USSR Society). 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1 .50). Anne Chaurand gives the premiere of Dream Music by Edward McGuire and the first Scottish performance of The Princes’ Toys by Nikita Koshkin. along with Fantasy Pieces by Thomas Wilson.

I Morley String Quartet Merchants' Hall, 7 West George Street. 7.30pm. New series of concerts with a Russian theme opens with quartets by Tchaikovsky and Leonid Kiinichev. and the Piano Quintet by Shostakovich. with prizewinning pianist Graeme MacNaught as soloist.

I eearsden Burgh Choir Paisley Abbey. 7.30pm. Programme to include Stainer's Crucifixion.

I Music in St Mary's St Mary’s Cathedral. Admission programme: at door. 7.45pm. The music of Mozart. Poulenc. Cooke and Bloch for oboe. bassoon. violin and piano. In aid ofThird World Aid Group Mozambique Appeal.


I The Maccabee Singers St Andrew‘s and St George‘s Church. George Street. Admission programmes: at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). An evening of music in aid of Edinburgh Hospital Broadcasting Service with a variety of composers and choral and instrumental forces under the direction of Neil Bell.

I Edinburgh Players Mayfield Church, Mayfield Road. Tickets: 667 1822. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). in aid ofAmnesty International. the EP perform Finzi’s Dies Natalis. the Magnificat by Pergolesi and a Handel Concerto Grosso.

I lireisler String Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £4.50/£6.50 (£2.50). Appealing programme of Vivaldi (Concerto for4 Violins). Britten (Variations on a Theme ofFrank Bridge). Mozart (Divertimento in F) and the Chamber Symphony by Shostakovich.

MONDAY 26 Glasgow

I The Grand Duke King‘s Theatre. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Tuesday 27. Wednesday 28. Thursday 1. Friday 2. Saturday 3 (2.30pm and 7.30pm). Orpheus Club production of Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera. their last collaboration.

I John Currie Singers Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 3325057. 8pm. £6 (£4). In the first oftheirconcerts featuring the music of European Cities of Culture. the JCS present music from Berlin and Amsterdam including Kurt

Weill's Berliner Requiem.



I Orchestra or the Age at Enlightenment Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Vivaldi. Corelli and lots of Bach on authentic instruments performed by one of the ' leading orchestras in this field. Soloists are Elizabeth Wallfish and Alison Bury. violins. and Lisa Beznosiuk. flute.

I Music atthe Burreil Burreil Collection. Pollok Park. Pollokshaws Road. 6497151. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£5.50). Season £40. First concert in a new series reflecting the themes and aspects of exhibitions the Burreil is mounting during the year is given to pianist Michel Dalberto. winner of the Leeds Piano Competition. who plays works by Debussy. Franck and Faure.

I The Grand Duke King’s Theatre. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Thursday 1. Friday 2. Saturday 3 (2.30pm and 7.30pm). See Monday 26 for full description.


I Lunchtime Concert Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Students of Edinburgh University‘s Faculty of Music doing their stuff.



I DDC SSD Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 209, BBC. G12 8DG (enclose sae). 1pm. Free. Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven‘s Symphony No 4 conducted by Jerzy Maksymuik with Alexander Baillie (’ceilo).

I Stains Masterclass Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free at door. Percussion masterclass directed by Evelyn Glennie. percussionist extraordinaire.

I SCD City Hall, Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thursday 1, Edinburgh. £2.20—£9.20 (£1). Margaret Marshall is soprano soloist in Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate. in a programme conducted by James Loughran which also includes Bartok's Divertimenro. Schubert’s Symphony No 4 and C uatro Madrigales Amatorios by Rodrigo.

I The Grand Duke King's Theatre. 227 5511. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Friday 2. Saturday 3 (2.30pm and 7.30pm). See Monday 26 for full description.


I Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 6682019. 7.30pm.£2.50(£1). An eveningin Vienna with music including Strauss‘s Overture to Die Fledermaus and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

I Edinburgh Ouartet St Bernard‘s Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Stockbridge. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £4.20/£6 (£2). Mozart’s Quartet K464, No 3 by Hans Gal and Beethoven’s Op 18 No 6 in B flat.

THURSDAY 1 Glasgow

I Merchants Music Merchants’ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £2 (£1.50). The Scottish Harp Trio play music by Faure. Debussy. Bax. Chopin and Saint-Sacns.

I Lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. Claire Shearer and John Parr in a song recital of Mahler, Rachmaninov and the Spanish composer Montsalvatge.

I Guardian Royal Exchange Concert Series Princes Square. Buchanan Street.

42 The List 23 February 8 March 1990