As well as the sessions in numerous pubs and clubs citywide, two venues to haunt during the 1990 Glasgow Folk Festival are the City Hall in Candieriggs, hosted each evening by a diiterent Scottish iolk club, and the palatial Winter Gardens in The People’s Palace, where you can enjoy the music oi Scotland, Ireland, Malta, Germany, Spain and Canada in a series oi dance concerts. These culminate on the final night in the international Folk Dance Festival, which brings together some oi the linest artists who have performed in Glasgow over the week. Events on oiier range from traditional music and dance staged throughout the city by the community programme to a late-night blues club and even an appearance by renowned veteran skiiile hero Lonnie Donegan.
MONDAY 2 ,
I Glasgow Folk Festival Opening Dance Concert Winter Gardens. People's Palace. Glasgow Green. Noon—1.30pm. Free. From the island of Gozo, off Malta. the musicians and colourful dancers of Astra. and twenty-strong group of clog dancers from the Rhine Niederrheinische Volkstanzgruppe.
I Glasgow Folk Festival Club City Halls. Candleriggs. 6pm-lam. Bar. Tickets £2 (£6 Mon—Fri) Tickets for events 227 5511. Admission free with concert/ccilidh tickets. Each evening is hosted by a Scottish folk club. Tonight Glasgow's Star Club.
I Festival Concert and Ceilidh City Halls, Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £4 (£12 Mon—Fri) Tickets for events 227 551 1 . Ticket includes admission to Festival Club. Festival opener is a concert by Glasgow
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artists. The ample figure ofguitarist and singer Hamish lmlach, the ample voice of unaccompanied singer and socialist Arthur Johnstone, folk club favourite, Mac the Nice, alias lain Mackintosh, and Glasgow lrish song and ccilidh band Ciach na Cudden.
I instrumental Workshop and Session Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. Free. Workshop 7—9pm. Session 9pm—late. With one of the ﬁnest Scots folk groups. the Whistlebinkies. Prize for the most promising player at the workshop.
on to periorrn in France later in the summer, the dozen or so musicians, singers and dancers in the Drumalbyn Folk Ensemble, are the authentic Scottish input to the Iniemational Folk Dance Festival. Drumalbyn present the traditional dancing oi rural Scotland, the styles uncorrupted by the ballet shoe and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. The group pays special attention to costume, using the original garments, and even having their brogues made by hand to the old
A PARCEL OF BROGUES
Folk dance groups appear each lunchtime at the People’s Palace, and the Festival culminates on Sunday with a dance-in under the glass oi the Winter Gardens. One oi the most good-natured, and certainly the most colouriul oi the week's events, Colin MacAliister introduces groups and musicians irom Germany, Malta, Spain, England, Ireland and Scotland in a relaxed, iniormal atmosphere. (Norman Chalmers)
Hamish Moore and Dick Lee
followed by informal playing on fiddle. ﬂute, pipes. concertina bodhran etc.
I Pub Session Victoria Bar, Bridgegate. 9pm. Free. Flying fingers with the Wright Brothers.
I Community Programme opening Ceilidh Bishoploch Hall. 15 Auchengill Road, Easterhouse. 7.30—11pm. £1.50. Dance and music from visiting groups illederrheinische Volkstanzgruppe and Astra, see above, and local lads in the Tattiehowkres Band.
I Dance Concert Winter Gardens, People‘s Palace, Glasgow Green. Noon-1.30pm. Free. From Spain‘s Asturia region El Ventolin. and from deepest England eenskin's Morris.
I Glasgow Folk Festival Club City Halls, Candleriggs. 6pm—1am. Bar. Tickets£2 (admission free with concert/ccilidh tickets). See Monday Listings for full ticket details. Each evening is hosted by a Scottish folk club. Tonight Glassiord FC. I Festival Concert and Ceilidh City Halls, Candleriggs, 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4. Celtic theme tonight with the great Gaelic singer from Barra, resident in Glasgow Flora MacNeil. her daughter, singer and clarsach player Maggie Mclnnes. very fine piper ‘Red‘ Fred Morrison. and from Galicia in the north of Spain. the sweet pipes and other instruments in five piece Dphiusa. MC for the evening is radio personality John Carmichael. The later ccilidh has Ciach na Cudden.
I Late Night Blues Club Blackfriars, Bell Street. Merchant City, 552 5924. 9pm—2am. £4. Great British bluesman, guitarist and Folk Roots magazine photographer Dave Peabody in concert with resident singer DeafSonny Walkman, twin brother ofClydcside bluesman Eric Cuthbertson.
I Songwriter Special Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 7—9pm. Competition 9pm. Free. Songwriting workshop with Ewan McVicar. Best song is aw;rded a trophy and the chance to be recorded in the forthcoming Political Song Album. All recording equipment available. and all information on publishing.
I Session Biackfriars. Bell Street, Merchant City. 552 5924. 8—11pm. Free. With the Diacltiriars Band.
I Session and Singalong Victoria Bar.
Bridgegate. 9pm. Free.
I Asturians Hielan Jessie‘s, Gallowgate. 8pm. Free. See above.
I Session Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. 8pm.
I Dance Concert Winter Garden, People’s Palace. Glasgow Green. Noon—1.30pm. Free. lrish dancers Shamrock and Malta's Astra
I Dougie MacLean Band Winter Garden, People‘s Palace, Glasgow Green. 8pm. £5. The Dunkcld record producer and songwriter performs solo, then with his band comprising pipes, whistle, bouzouki, guitar and didgeridoo, with electric bass, guitar and percussion.
I Glasgow Folk Festival Club City Halls, Candleriggs, 227 5511. 6pm—1am. Bar. Tickets £2 (admission free with concert/ccilidh tickets). Each evening is hosted by a Scottish folk club. Tonight Stirling Folk Club.
I Festival Iniemational Concert and Ceilidh City Halls, Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4. Music from the Andes is
played by Huellas from Ecuador, Hamish Moore and Dick Lee play bagpipes and sax, whistle and recorder, and Alex Frackleton is a performance poet ofsorts. I Late Night Blues Club Blackfriars Basement, Bell Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. 9pm—2am. £4. With resident singer and wag Eric Cuthbertson tonight‘s guest is the Bay Stubbs Amazing One Man Blues Band. I Tribute to Woody Guthrie Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. From 7pm. Free. With Danny Kyle. In memory of Woody‘s Glasgow visit. I Clydeside Rapper Hielan Jessie‘s, Gallowgate. 8pm. Free. I Humpii Family Victoria Bar, Bridgegate. 9pm. Free. Great spoofcountry band. and twenty-strong group ofclog dancers from the Rhine illederrheinische Voikstanzgruppe. I Glasgow Folk Festival Club City Halls, Candleriggs, 227 5511. 6pm—lam. Bar. Tickets £2 (admission free with concert/ccilidh tickets). Each evening is hosted by a Scottish folk club. Tonight Milngavie FC. I Festival Concert and Ceilidh City Halls, Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm.£4. Singers tonight, led by Fifc's Rab Noakes, Hamilton‘s sardonic and bleakly I Folk Session Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. Evening. instrumental music on ﬁddle, accordion etc. I Session Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. 8pm.
I Festival Dance Concert Winter Gardens, People‘s Palace, Glasgow Green. Noon—1.30pm. Free. Spain’s El Ventolin,
humerous Peter Nardini, and lreland's gentle Sean Donneily. Also in evidence is the world’s worst poet, Waiter McCorrisken.
I Late Night Blues Club Blackfriars Basement. Bell Street, Merchant City, 552 5924. 9pm-2am. £4. With resident singer and wag Eric Cuthbertson tonight's guest is the North American Belles.
“The List 29June— 12 July 1990