Edinburgh has its own Folk Festival I Radio. on AMiMedium Wave. 1485 kllz'202m. forthe l0-dayevent. 1 From 7am to 7pm it will broadcast music. live interviews and up-to-the 1 minute news ofevents. including the 1 Science Festival. from a bunker in l l
the Festival Club.
The Club. in Teviot Row House. Bristo Square is open mam—2.30am each day Fri (i—Sun 15. Box Office opens at noon. Membership is l
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Fri/Sat/Sun. Weekend membersnip £4. Ten-day membership £10. A craft fair runs for the duration of the Festival. Tickets for an evening performance in the Club include membership for that evening. Tickets for events outwith the Club do not include membership. which is restricted to those aged 18 and over. Club facilities include three bars. a restaurant from 11.30am until late. toilets and showers. A creche
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operates on Saturdays and Sundays (2—5pm). There is a Clydesdale bank and autoteller and even a small shop. Courses in Northumbrian and Lowland Piping. Fiddle, Dance and Harp are available. The Harp Festival takes place in the nearby Pleasance complex and includes a harp-makers‘ exhibition. Full details in the Harp Festival brochure, available at the Festival Club or the
‘Yeah. lleel like working tonight. let's go outand play.‘ 74-year-old singer and tingerpickerlrom Mississippi. David 'Honeyboy' Edwards tells Dave Peabody. Appearing late-night on Tue 10. Honeyboy. who played with and lived among the giants of the blues. lrom Big Joe Williamsto Robert
Johnson. remains a rare . link with the roots otthe music that has shaped popular culture worldwide. Dave Peabody performs with some of the best British blues players. including singer/guitarist Jo Ann 1 Kelly and piano playerBob s Hall. on Sun 8's two-part Bluesathon.
All events in the Folk Festival Club. Teviot Row Student Union. unless otherwise stated.
I Younger's Tartan Special Teatime Concert Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.30pm. Happy Hour 5.31Ht30pm. Free. Three-piece Black Eyed Biddy are one of Scotland‘s few full-time folk bands. playing Burns songs to ragtime on instruments that include double bass and keyboards.
I Harp Festival Supper/Ceilidh Dance Pleasance Theatre Lounge. The Pleasance. 7.30—1 1 .30pm. £4 (inc supper). With the harp instructors. guests and David Sturgeon's Scottish Dance Band.
I Opening Concert Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. (ins 201‘). 7.30—10pm. £5.50(£4.50). Bar and Snacks. Handful offiarrh was recently voted ‘Folk Album of the Decade‘ and Dick Gaughan will no doubt include some of those beautiful songs in his set. Sharing the bill is singer
guitarist fiddler Dougie MacLean's Band.
I Festival Cabaret Park Room. 10.30pm—lam. £4 (£3.50). Scots acoustic
songw riting dqumos and Rocks share the slot with musical loonics from Newcastle. the astonishing Old Rope String Band.
I Younger's Tartan Special Opening Ceilidh Debating . llall. 10.30pm—1am. Free toclub members. All the world’s dance music including rock and roll from the Wild Cigarillos.
i Non Folk Festival I West End Hotel
Palmerston Place. 0pm. West Highlanders'
lav ourite. Accordion and guitar in the bar.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 9pm till late. Alan Hunter.
I Kevin Tait (‘andlemakers Arms. (irassmat‘kcl.
‘).30-12.3t)am. Folk-singer and entertainer.
I Dance Workshop Ballroom. ('hambers Street L'nion. llarn—lpm. £1. Scottish country dancing with the Dalriada Dancers.
I I Robin Hood Dining
1 11.30am— 12.30pm. £1.50 i (children£l).(‘hidren's
1 event front Major
1 Mustard’s Travelling Show.
I Dance Workshop Ballroom. Chambers Street Union. 1—3pm. £1. Edinburgh International Folk Dance Group.
I Younger‘s Tartan Special Lunchtime Concert Teviot Bar. lr—me. Happy Hour l—me. Free. Great musicians who cover acoustic music from Britain and America. the Old Hope String Band are also completely loopy on stage. (iuaranteed hilarity.
I Harp Festival Workshop Pleasance Theatre Lounge. The Pleasance. 2—3pm. £2 (£1 ). lrish Harp with the leading exponent. Maire Ni Chathasaigh.
I Dance Workshop Ballroom. Chambers Street L'nion. 3—5pm. £1. Scottish country dancing with the Dalriada Dancers. I Cinderella Dining Room. 3—4pm. £1.50 (children £1 ). Chidren‘s event from Major Mustard‘s Travelling Show. I Cauld Wind Pipes Competition St Anne's
('owgate. 2—5pm. 50p to non-members of Lowland
and Borders Pipers' - Society. at dooronly.
(ireat fun. and surprising how many playing styles and varieties ofbellows blown pipes turn out for this annual event.
I Harp Festival Workshop: Clarsach Teachers' Course Pleasance Theatre Loungefl‘he Pleasance. 4. lS—(ipm. Clarsach Teacher's Course. £3.
I Younger's Tartan Special Teatime Concert Teviot Bar. 5.30—6.30pm. Happy Hour 5.30—6.30pm. Free. Newly discovered instruments and music for the twilight of Thatchcrism from the Lost T-Shirts of Atlantis.
I Younger‘s Tartan Special Teatime Concert Sportsman's Bar. 5.30-6.30pm. Happy Hour 5.30—6.30pm. Irishman Tomas Lynch is a fine singer‘guilarist and uillean piper.
I Harbourtown Records Concert Debating Hall. 7.30-10pm. £4 (£3.50). Young button accordionist Simon Edwards. songwriter and singer Pete Morton and singer fiddler Roger Wilson. reﬂecting the best
of the new English folk
I Harp Festival Concert Pleasance Theatre. 8.30—10.30pm. £5 (£4). With American pop—jazzer Deborah Henson-Conant and Fnends.
I Festival Cabaret Park Room. 10.30pm—1am. £4 (£3.50). Accessible ‘New Country" from US stars Guy Clark and Robert Earl Keen Jnr..
Non Folk Festival
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 9pm. Accordion/fiddle/guitar in the bar.
I Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 9pm till late. Alan Hunter.
I Kevin Tait (‘andlemakers Arms. Grassmarket. 9.30pm-12.30am. Folk-singer and entertainer.
I Little Ern Dining Room. 11.30am—12.30pm. £1.50
,(children £1). Chidren‘s
event from Major Mustard's Travelling Show. I Younger's Tartan Special Lunchtime Concert Teviot Bar. 1—2pm. Happy Hour 1—2pm. Free. Singer and Funny man Danny Kyle has 0an Stage.
I Younger's Tartan Special Lunchtime Concert Sportsman‘s Bar. 1—2pm. Happy Hour 1—2pm. Free. Anarchy from the Lost T-Shirts of Atlantis. .
I Harp Festival Children's Concert Pleasance Theatre Lounge. The Pleasance. l—2pm. £2 (includes lunch). Story telling. songs and music with Deborah Henson-Conant. Isobel Mieras and Barbara McDermitt
I Dance Workshop Ballroom. Chambers Street Union. l—3pm.£1. Lothian Morris.
I Sang Schule Debating Hall. 2.30—4.30pm. A workshop in the real thing. traditional unaccompanied song. with Belle Stewart. Elizabeth Stewart. Norman Kennedy and Arthur Johnstone.
I Little Blue Skid Lid Dining Room. 3—4pm.
£1 .50 (children £1 ). Chidren's event from Major Mustard's Travelling Show.
' I Dance Workshop
Ballroom. Chambers Street Union. 3—5pm. £1 . Scottish Country Dance from the Dunedin Dancers. I Harp Festival Workshop: Clarsach Teachers' Course Pleasance Theatre Lounge. The Pleasance. 4.15—6pm. Clarsach Teacher‘s Course. £3.
I Younger‘s Tartan Special Teatime Concert Teviot
' Bar. 5.30—6.30m. Happy
Hour 5.30—6.30pm. Free. All acoustic. all women.
' all sorts of
Scots/1rishr‘American music and song from the four in Blo-Ha-Gael.
I Younger's Tartan Special Teatime Concert Sportsman‘s Bar. 5.30—6.30pm. Happy Hour5.30—6.30pm. Free. [is Scots singer/entertainer Danny Kyle again with his portable Open Stage.
I Arthur Argo Memorial Concert Debating Hall. 7.30—10pm. £3.50 (£3) available in advance. Traditional and inaccompanied song from Belle Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart. Norman Kennedy and Arthur Johnstone.
I Mev Taylor's Bluesathon Park Room. 7.30—9.30pm £3.50(£3). Part One has Bob Hall and Dave Peabody. boogie and blues piano/guitar and
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harmonica among the best you'll hear: and fingerpicking stylist John Pearson.
I ArthurArgo Memorial
: Ceilidh 10.30pm—1am. ! DebatingHall. £2.50. : Music. song and ofcourse
dancing supplied by Clach Ha Cudden and Shetland
fiddler Trevor Hunter
I Harp Festival Concert Pleasance Theatre. The Pleasance. 7.30— 10pm. £4 (£3). Ireland's star harper Maire Hi Chathasaigh in a duo with guitarist Chris Newman. and Scots group Ceolbeg who include Highland pipes and clarsach played by Katie Harrigan. all on their new album just about to be released.
I Mev Taylor’s Bluesathon Park Room. 10.30pm—lam. £3.50 (£3). Part Two with the leading lady of British blues. Jo Ann Kelly and Edinburgh‘s very own seven piece electric blues band Just The Very Donkeys.
Non Folk Festival
I Youngs Music Club Leamington Terrace. 9pm. £1 .50 info 4476187. Live acoustic music. Heather Innes.
I Muckle Ado L‘Attache. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of
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Piping leatures strongly throughout the programme. In Shaun Davey's two orchestral pieces. which are the centrepiece otthe Festival, master piper Liam O’Flynn plays the uillean. or Irish. bagpipes. On Thurs 12. Hamish Moore plays various Scottish pipes in Dick Lee’s new piece tor ChamberJazz Orchestra. a score which allows space lor some improvisation. Overthe last weekend. leader of the revival ol Lowland piping. Gordon Mooney. perlorms in a small group setting. and there is a chance to hearthe Highland pipes played by Pipe Major Gavin Stoddart. who has won justabout every award a solo piper could hope lor. Breton bombardes. binious. and the rarerveuzes. can be heard in the group at
instrument makers and players Vents D’Ouest. the Goodacre Brothers hostan intematlonal piping session. and England's Blowzabella (pictured) play a pan-European roots music dominated by the ready sonorities at old English. Flemish and even more exotic bagpipes. hurdy gurdy. sax. clarinetand squeeze box.
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