CELLAR BAR Rutland Place, Edinburgh 031 229 3402
Scotland's leading folk venue
Sunday 25 Muckle Ado
Monday 26 Absent Friends
Tuesday 27 Miro
Wednesday 28 Famous Other Band
Thursday 29 North Sea Gas
Sunday 1 Muckle Ado
Monday 2 Absent Friends
Tuesday 3 Miro
Wednesday 4 Famous Other Band
Thursday 5 North Sea Gas
Evening Performances Open until 1am
Mike Travis, drums and percussion; lan Johnstone, keyboards and horns; Jack Evans, guitars and whistles; Ron Shaw, cello, and Norman Chalmers, squeeze box. I Muslc tor El Salvador St John‘s Church, West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Doors open 8.30pm. Mexican food on sale. Children welcome. £4 (£2.50). Music from melodeon player and singer Nancy Nicolson and singer/guitarists The Refugees, Carlos Arredondo, Christine Kydd, Tony MacManus and Janet Russell. I Grand Gaellc Concert Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 7.30pm. Tickets £6.50-£3, available from Usher Hall Box Office, 228 1155. Taking part in this extravaganza are Lothian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society, the Massed Clarsachs of the Clarsach Society, and the massed choirs culled from Edinburgh Gaelic Choir, Lothian Gaelic Choir, Ceolraidh Ghaidhlig Ghlaschu, Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir, and Gaelic Choirs from Stirling, Oban, Dingwall, Portree, Lewis and North Berwick.
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 9pm. Accordion/ﬁddle/guitar in the bar.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 9pm till late. Alan Hunter.
I Communicado Cauld elast Orchestra Riverside, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 2483144. 8.30pm. £3 (£2.50). The eight-piece band drawn together for Communicado'slock Tamson’s Baims mixes classical, jazz, rock, folk and fun. It comprises Steve kettley on tenor and soprano sax; Karen Wlmhurst on clarinet
, ' and soprano, Ann Wood, violin; Mike
Travis, drums and percussion; Ian Johnstone, keyboards and horns; Jack Evans, guitars and whistles; Ron Shaw, cello, and Norman Chalmers. squeeze box. I Paisley Folk Club New White House Hotel, Blackhall Street. 8.30pm. £1.50. Singer Richard Grainger.
I Black Bull Folk Black Bull Hotel, Milngavie. 8pm. £2 (Members£1.25). Membership £3.50. Bruce Davies
I Singaround Riverside, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 248 3144. 2-4pm. Free. Regular session.
I Park ear Argyll Street, near Kelvin Park. Informal session in Highlander‘s pub.
I Youngs Music Club Leamington Terrace. 9pm. £1 .50. Info 447 6187. Live acoustic music. Tonight young grass roots songwriter from Newcastle Steve Jinski whose recent album has been making
I Muckle Ado L‘Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. 9.30pm—12.30am. Free. Cheerful folkies.
I Refugees L‘Odeon. George IV Bridge. 8.30pm. Original songs from female singer in guitar duo.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 9pm till late. Singer Nancy Nicholson also plays the melodeon.
MONDAY 26 r-
I Travelling Folk BBC Radio Scotland. 8—9.25pm. Archie Fisher and Danny Kyle present records. news and live recordings.
Glasgow I Victoria Bar Bridgegatc. 552 6040. 9pm. Weekly session.
I Linlithgow Folk Club Black Bitch Tavern. West Port, Linlithgow. 8pm. Eric Cuthbertson.
I Sieve Jinski L‘Odeon, George 1V Bridge. 9pm. Young Newcastle-based songwriter.
I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. 9—1 1pm. Scottish tunes on accordion and fiddle.
I The Green Tree Cowgate. Evening. Session till 12.30am.
I Folk At L’Attache L‘Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Folk rockerey from Absent Friends.
TUESDAY 27 Glasgow
I Michael Marra Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). Truly superb songwriter and pianist sings his hymns to life, love and Scottish football. See music preview.
I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). Songs and guitar duo Cruachan.
I Miro L‘Attachc, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. Resident fast folk band, flutes, fiddles and occasional songs.
I The Retugees Negociants, Bristo Square. 9pm. Strikineg original, contemporary sounding songs with acoustic and electric guitar backing.
I Mllnes Oar Hanover Street. 8.30—11pm. Free. Marilyn Middleton Pollock is a great singer from the States, now living over here and specialising in blues and folk-based material. Support band.
WEDNESDAY 28 Glasgow
I Dow's Music Club Dow‘s Bar, Dundas Street, beside Queen Street Station. 8.30pm. Tonight a Fiddle Ouartet from the Glasgow Strathspey and Reel Society.
I 20th 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 Folk Session Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Instrumental music on fiddle , accordion etc.
I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street 552 8681. 8. 30pm. Live acoustic music from Yellow Earth.
I Edinburgh Folk Club Osbourne Hotel, York Place, 556 5577. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Singaround.
I L’Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. 9.30pm-1am.
Free. Acoustic music from the Famous Other Band.
THURSDAY 29 Glasgow
I Star Folk Club Glasgow Society Of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. beside Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £1 .50. The ‘Eurobluesman' Hans Theesink.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside. Fox Street, off Clyde Street. 248 3144. 9pm. £3. Regular three nights a week.
I Green Tree Cowgate. 9pm. Irish and Scottish instrumental players in the corner by the piano.
I L'Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9.30pm—lam. Free. Acoustic entertainment from North Sea Gas.
I Number One Music Cellar No 1. Chambers Street. 220 4298. Basement wine bar has ﬂamenco guitar from Freddie Triay.
' FRIDAY 30
I Rowantree Folk Club Rowantree Inn, By Uddingston Cross, Uddingston.
9&1 1 .45pm. £1.50. Information 0698 429744. All welcome. bring an instrument and a voice.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside, Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. 9.30pm. £3. Live
band. Very popular.
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 9pm. West Highlanders’ favourite. Accordion and guitar in the bar.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 9pm till late. Alan Hunter.
I Porters Music Porters Lounge Bar, 292 Sauchiehall Street. 12.30pm. Live folk musrc.
I Hellan Jessie’s 374 Gallowgate. Evening. Live semi—amplified band.
I West Coast Band Blackfriars, 45 Albion Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. 12.30pm. Informal, mainly instrumental traditional music in the bar.
I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681 . 2.30—5.30pm and 8.30pm. Live musrc.
I Ceilidh Oance Riverside, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 248 3144. 9.30pm. £3. Regular weekly dance.
I Concert of Indian Music George Square Theatre. George Square. 7.30pm. £5. Tickets from Virgin Records and the Kalpna Restaurant, Clerk Street.
Supported by Edinburgh District Council and the Scottish Arts Council. With superb musicians Alla Rakha. Zakir Hussain and Sultan Khan.
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 9pm. Highlanders’ home from home. Accordion/guitar in the bar.
I Royal Oak Inﬁrmary Street. 9pm till late. Alan Hunter.
SUNDAY 1 .
I Aly Cain and Phil Cunningham Riverside, 33 Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 2483144. 7.30pm. £4. Virtuoso ﬁddle and accordion accompanied by relaxed drollerics. Phil’s new album on sale too.
I International Folk Dance Hyndland Secondary School, Clarence Drive. 2.30—5pm. Information from 334 3507.
I Black Bull Folk Black Bull Hotel, Milngavie. 8pm. £2 (Members£l .25). Membership £3.50. Blues duo Carolina Shout
I Paisley Folk Club New White House Hotel. Blackhall Street. Loncnd. 8.30pm. £1 .50.
I Singaround Riverside. Fox Street. off Clyde Street, 248 3144. 2-4pm. Free. Regular session.
I Park Bar Argyll Street. near Kelvin Park. Informal session in Highlanders‘ pub.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 9pm till late. Singer and melodeon player Nancy Nicholson.
I Youngs Music Club Leamington Terrace. 9pm. £1 .50. Info 447 6187. Live acoustic music.
I Refugees L‘Odcon, George IV 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. MuckleAdo.
38 The List 23 March — 5 April 1990