FOLK & WORLD MUSIC
instruction continues with the wee squeeze box. All levels to intermediate ability.
new players welcome. Note that it is for players of the English concertina. not the different-note-on-the-push-and-pull variety. With Steve Sutcliffe.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside. Fox Street. off Clyde Street, 248 3144. Doors open 8pm. music at 9pm. £4. Popular live bands,
I Spokes Ceilidh Walpole Hall. Palmerston Place. 8pm. Live Scottish dance band. Edinburgh‘s campaigning cyclists have their annual hooch.
SUNDAY 3 Glasgow
I Whistlebinlties Burrell Collection. Pollock Country Park. 2pm. £4 (£2). Info: 9461772. Lunch available before and after the concerts, not included in the price of the ticket. Music from Scotland's leading folk-into-art group. Appealing settings of Scots and Gaelic song, surreal stories. fiddle. clarsach and lowland pipes.
I Black Bull Folk Club Black Bull Hotel, Milngavie. 956 2291. £2. 8.30pm. The ‘ elder statesman of Scottish folk. It has been a quarter of a century on the road for the McCalmans. Get there early or you may find it‘s a sellout.
I Veseli Muzyity Assembly Rooms. George Street. 6pm. £4 (£3). Bar. From the Ukraine, a highly professional folk ensemble in the Eastern European style. colourful costume, exotic instruments. and a show that includes a dancer and magician. Edinburgh Peace Festival.
I Glencalm Music Glencairn Hotel. 19 Royal Circus. Stockbridge. 9pm. £1.50. Acoustic folk. blues and jazz venue.
I Glencairn Music Glencairn Hotel. Royal Circus. 9pm-midnight. £1.50. Tonight Irish singer and uillean piper. over here at last year's Edinburgh Folk Festival,Tolnas Lynch.
MONDAY 4 Linlithgow
I Linlithgow Folk Club Black Bitch Inn. West Port. 8.30pm. Graham Gas.
I Words and Music Samual Dow‘s. 69 Nithsdale Road, Pollockshields. 8pm. 50p. New monthly performance club for local writers and musicians. Doors open 7.30pm. A programme of four half-hour sessions of readings and music with featured weekly groups, singers and writers, plus floorspots from all-comers on a ﬁrst come. first served basis. Hosted by Southside Writers’ Group. Featured tonight are David Bateman with Bread and Circuses.
TUESDAY 5 Glasgow
I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre, New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. This week Edinburgh songwriter Jill Bowman with songs from her new CD/cassette City Love.
WEDNESDAY 6 Edinburgh
I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royale Upstairs, West Register Street. 5574792. 8pm. £3 (£2). Tom 0' Farrell iivesin Brittany but hails from lreland where he developed his superb guitar technique which ranges through traditional. contemporary and Latin material.
THU RSDAY 7 Glasgow I Star Folk Club Glasgow Society Of
Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, beside Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £2. Alex Freckleton is a stand-up poet and comic from the Funny Farm. Music in support.
I The Folk Orchestra Reid Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free. Hour-long lunchtime concert from tremendous English-based group of eclectic musicians, who marry classical technique and discipline to thoughtful and unusual settings of traditional music from Europe and beyond.
I Gala Concert Assembly Rooms. George Street. 730—] 1pm. £5 (£3). Tickets from Queen’s Hall. Usher Hall, Virgin Records and at the door on the night. Words and wit from the doyen of English political songsters Leon Rosseison with support groups and singers. Edinburgh Peace Festival.
I Victoria Bar Stockwell Street/Bridgegate. Evening. Free. informal Irish/Scottish instrumental session.
I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar, 112 Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Live
I Victoria Bar Stockwell Street/Bridgegate. Evening. Free. Irish/Scottish instrumental session.
I Reilan Jessie’s 374 Gallowgate. Evening. Free. Live acoustic/electric band.
I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar, 112 Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Live music.
I Session Riverside. Fox Street. offClyde Street, 248 3144. 2-4pm. Free. Regular afternoon of songs and music.
I Park Bar Argyll Street, near Kelvin Park, 339 1715. 9pm. Free. Sessionin Highlanders' pub.
I Travelling Folk BBC Radio Scotland. 8.30—9.25pm. Archie Fisher and Danny Kyle present records, news and live recordings from the folk scene.
I Irish Session Sharkey's Bar. beside Citizens‘ Theatre, Gorbals, 429 3944. 8.30pm. Free. The McCues and othertop Glasgow lrish musicians from Comhaltas.
I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre, New Street.8871010.8pm.
I Glasgow Songwriters Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681 . 8.30pm. Free. Live music.
I Earthbeat: BBC Radio Scotland. 730-83me. Presented by Jan Fairiey. World music programme.
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 9pm. Free. Accordion and guitar in the bar.
I North Sea Gas Platform One. Calcdonian Hotel. Rutland Street. Free. Popular Scots entertainers.
I Ensign Ewart Lawnmarket. top of l iigh Street. 9pm. Free. Songs from Mhairi 0’ Reilly.
I Martin Burns Scandic Crown Hotel. High Street. Free. Rpm—lam. Blues.pop. folk and more from Irish pianist.
I Royal Oak lnfirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening. Free. Downstairs songs with guitar etc. upstairs bar with piano.
I Gaudi Shore Bar, The Shore, Leith. 9pm. Free. Celtic music on guitar. mandolin and fiddle.
I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 9pm. Free. Highlanders' haunt. Accordion/guitar in the bar.
I Martin Burns Scandic Crown Hotel. High Street. Free. 8pm—1am. Blues.pop. folk and more from lrish pianist.
I Royal Oak lnfirmary Street, 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. informal music in the upstairs and downstairs bars.
I Sandy Bell's Forrest Hill Bar. Forrest Road. Afternoon from 1pm. Free. Session at the back of the famous folk pub.
I Music at L'Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9.30pm—12.30am. Free. Singalong Scottish folkies Mucltle Ado.
I Ryrie’s Bar Haymarket, junction of Dairy Road. 9pm. Free. Alternate weeks, songs and tunes from the Full Shilling Band.
I Bannerman's Music Bannerman's Bar, Cowgatc. 9pm. Free. Fiddle music.
I Royal Oak lnfirmary Street, 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Old and newsongs from melodeon player Nancy Nicholson.
I Travelling Follt BBC Radio Scotland. 8.30—9.25pm. Archie Fisher and Danny Kyle present records, news and live recordings from the Scottish folk scene.
I Folk At L'Attache L‘Attache. basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Miro. Wild lrish and Celtic instrumental music.
I Martin Burns Scandic Crown Hotel. High Street. Free. 8pm-1am. Blues, pop. folk and more from Irish pianist.
I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening, 229 2665. Free. Traditional Scottish music on squeeze boxes and fiddles.
I L'Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel, West End. 9pm. Free. Electric blues from Just the Very Donkeys.
I Martin Burns Scandic Crown Hotel, High Street. Free. 8pm—1am. Blues, pop, folk and more from Irish pianist.
I Black Orpheus Shore Bar, The Shore, Leith. 9pm. Free. Duo on guitar and petit accordion play continental cafe jazz and folk.
I Miro Leith Oyster Bar, The Shore, Leith. 9pm. Free. lrish and Celtic music. I Martin Burns Scandic Crown Hotel, High Street. Free. 8pm—lam. Blues, pop. folk and more from lrish pianist.
I L'Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel. West End. 9pm. Free. Blues and bluegrass from Eat the Seats.
I Earthbeat: BBC Radio Scotland. 7.30—8.30pm. Presented by Jan Falrley. World music programme.
I Folk At L'Attache L‘Attache. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9pm: Free. Biuesy electric cajun rock from Zydeco.
I Martin Burns Scandic Crown Hotel. High Street. Free. 8pm—lam. Blues. pop, folk and more from lrish pianist.
I Blues at Haymarket Ryries Bar. Haymarkct. 337 7582. 9pm. Free. Rootsies Duo
I Bannerman's Music Bannerman's Bar, Cowgatc. 9pm. Free. Little Green Monkeys. I Number One Music Cellar No 1, Chambers Street, 220 4298. Free. Basement wine bar has ﬂamenco guitarist Freddie Triay with friends and dancers.
FRIDAY 22 Glasgow .
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Herrick Bunney, organist of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh. plays a well blended programme ofJ.S. Bach. Kenneth Leighton. Buxtehude and Franck.
I Fidelio Theatre Royal. Hope Street , 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 20 and 23 March, Edinburgh. £3—£30. Scottish Opera in new production of Beethoven‘s only opera directed by the American . Steven Wadsworth and conducted by Roderick Brydon. Gudrun Volkert sings Leonora and Richard Brunner is Florestan.
I BBC SSO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall . 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £3—£13.50 (cones available). Exciting American/French programme with guest conductor Carl Davis and pianist Joanna MacGregor. From Adams‘ The Chairman Dances and Charles lves‘ Symphony N03 to open. it moves to Ravel. Gershwin and more Ravel - Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, An American in Paris and Bolero. I Petersen Duartet Milngavie Town Hall. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £5. East German string quartet play Mozart K421. Shostakovich No 8 and Op 161 in G by Schubert under the auspices of Milngavie Music Club.
I Scottish Early Music Consort Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew
Street, 332 5057. 8pm. Extra date: Sat23. Edinburgh. £6 (£4). 0 Rosa Bella. a voyage of discovery to the world of medieval romance focusing on the music of the 14th century composer Johannes Ciconia. otherwise known as John the Stork.
I Organ Recital McEwan Hall, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Timothy Byram-Wigfield opens his programme with Lemare‘s arrangement ofNicolai‘s Merry Wives of Windsor Overture and continues with works to please the curious including Clock Pieces by Haydn and Toccata by Prokofiev/Guillou.
I RSNO Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat23. Glasgow. £3—£15 (£3). The ladies ofthe RSNO Chorus join the orchestra for Holst's Planets Suite in a programme where Mozart makes up the first half— the overture to Don Giovanni and Piano Concerto No 27in Bflat, soloist Christian Blackshaw. Bryden Thomson conducts.
SATURDAY 23 :
I Cunning Little Vixen Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 90(X). 2.15pm and 7.15pm. Extra date: 21 March. Edinburgh. £3—£30. Final opera of Scottish Opera’s current season is award-winning production ofJanacek's tale of the Forester, the Vixen, her lover the Fox and their cubs, originally directed by David Poutney. Anne Dawson is the Vixen and Rita Cullis the Fox.
I RSNO Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £3.50-£15(£3). See Fri 22. Edinburgh.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Edward Harper conducts his own lntrada after Monteverdi, Webern's orchestration of the Ricercare from Bach ’5 Musical Offering, Hungarian Pictures by Bartok , Dvorak‘s Symphony No 8 and Mozart's G major Violin Concerto. soloist Rebecca Saunders.
38 The List 22 February — 7 March 1991