Expect a lew raised eyebrows inthe Queen‘s Hall when two or Scotland's radical loIk-based bands share a concert. Mouth Music mix Gaelic song with sequenced and live

Cauld BlastOrchestra percussion. keyboards and pipes. in danceiloor polyrhythms. while the Cauld Blast Orchestra sound like Ornette Coleman and Jimmy Shand on wacky baccy.

singers Peta Webb. Sandra Kerr. Janet

Russell and Rosie I’almer.

the latter also beinga spectacular dancer. share the stage \sith young Iidinburgh based songwriter Lorraine Jordan in a one-gender bash. .\ler‘ are expected in the audience?

I Festival Cabaret Park Room. 111..‘illprii 1am. £4 (£35111. Easy Club present their four piece string sound ot acoustic svs ing folk. vocals from Rod Paterson.


I Ml Boom I’ark Room. l~—2pm.£1.MtisicalMan from the Moon with his dog Boomdy Bouncer. Not just kids stuff.

I Songs and Slides I’ark Room. 3—5pm. £2. Musical and visual representation of Iingland‘s industrial North Iiast from Bob Fox and Benny Graham.

I Dance Workshop (iames Room. ('hambers Street L'nion. 1——5pm. £1.’I‘he subject is music for dancing.

I East Meets West Sportsman‘s Bar. 277 5pm. £2. Stuart Iiydeman and Iiddic Mac(iuire otthe Whistlebinkies and some of the members oi the (‘hincsc Goodwill Music Group in an informal musical get—together.

I Caledonian Brewery Happy Hour'l‘evmi Bar. 5,3(1—(i.311prii. I‘ree. (ilasgovv American and old time_v outt'it Zul La Chute mix in a bit ol bluegrass and CitJUll.

I Ralph McTell and Gill Bowman Band Queen's Hall, (‘lerk Street. bots 3456. Songwriters Concert brings the legendary Streets of London songwriting guitarist to meet Iidinburgh's ovvn acoustic singer vvriter. (iill‘s band includes Wendy Weatherby. Jack Evans and lock Brown.

I Piping Concert Ballroom. (‘hambers Street I 'nion. " 14. 'l'he tamous \or'llt liast oi Izngland High Level Ranters teature the \orthumbrian l’ipes. Fred Morrison is a leading young 1 lighland bagpipe pertormer and Chris Mollerand Allan Knowles trom \Valesduet \Hlll uillean pipesandt'eltie harp.

I Festival Cabaret 1’.” k Room. lllfillprii 1am, L-l (£3,511). 1‘rom the Newcastle area BOD FOX and Stu Luckley. IAmerican Ceilithance Ballroom. (‘hamber‘s

“.31 1pm.

Street I‘nion

11!.illpm 1am :3 1 t3) Bluegrassand country suing trom Okeelenokee vvithealun andoldtimes ZUl La Chute. and caller Fred Park,


IOpen Stage \\ me Bar.

l 2pm. l'r'ee litisletll‘} l);11111}K\lt‘ l'ser'yorte\ chance lopertorm. IThomas and Laycock l’arlsBai l 3 .illpm. 1151:

IGordon Simpson Guitar Masterclass Ballroom. (‘harttl‘ersSlreet Sltltleltl I‘itioii Illam lpm. 115 (includeslheexerting concert 1 please book 111 advance. with Jothames and Eddie Walker

I Dance Workshopt‘iames Room.(‘hamliersStr'eet l'nion.1 5pm 'lxvo workshops. t.l each.

I Creche Baleoiis Room 3 5pm 1 reel ea\ellte kids 111 good hands tor a ten lttitllS

I Common Ground Piping Session Dining Room.

3 Sillprii L3. llostedby piping enthusiasts. makersand l‘lavetsol anything \\11l1 a liagantl reeds. nit-Goodacre Brothers

ICaIedonian Brewery HappyHour leviol liar 5.311oillpinliee.l‘iom .\orlhern Ireland. traditional instrumental and \oeal group Dulrealta ICarolina Shout

Ballroom. ( ‘hambers


Although you don't see it here. the German group also playthe harp. among many otherinstruments ina repertoire oi old and new musiciorthe more exotic


{ Theirenthusiasm isa


La Rotta

delight and they will be one otthe mostengaging experiences atthe Edinburgh Harp Festival. centred a short walk away iromTeviotRowinthe rooms atthe Pleasance Theatre. The Pleasance.


[F E s T l v A L 22—31 MARCH 1991



Friday 22nd March: Capercaillie . Hamish Moore & Dick Lee Quartet

Rod Paterson Sponsored by (Ilenkinchie Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tuesday 26th March:

New Celeste . Meg Davis . Amos & Rocks Sponsored by Lismor Recordings

Wednesday 27th March: The McCalmans . Maddy Prior & Rick Kemp . Ceolbeg Sponsored by Ellison Harte Developments plc Friday 29th March: Ralph McTell . The Gill Bowman Band Sponsored by Scayles M ues'ic Sunday 31st March: The Cauld Blast Orchestra . Mouth Music


Late night (10.30 12.30) Celebrity Concerts: Fri 2 Michael Marra * Sat 23 Those Women of the Vaudeville Blues * Sun 24 Mike Whellans with Just the Very Donkeys * Mon 25 Martin

Carthy & Dave Swarbrick * Tues 26 Dougie

MacLean * Wed 27 Melanie Harrold & Ollie

Blanchflower * Thur 28 (7—9pm) Lorraine Jordan with Sisters Unlimited and (10.30-12.30) Easy Club * Fri 29 Bob Fox & Stu Luckley * Sat 30 The Poozies * Sun 31 Dick Gaughan *

CHAMBER STREET UNION BALLROOM Arthur Argo Memorial Series ~ Sunday 24th 7-9.30pm Concert with Norman Kennedy, Lizzie Higgins, Louis Killen, Niamh Parsons, Jim Reid. Ceilidh 1()pm—1am with The Foundry Bar Band and The Gaugers Tickets/Pro gramme Info:

Queen's Hall Box Office 031 668 2019, or Fringe/Science Festival Ofi‘ice 03] 226 5259. Further enquiries.“ EFF 03 l 220 0464

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