FOLK & WORLD MUSIC
mandolin and ﬁddle.
I West End ilotel Palmerston Place, 225 3656. 9pm. Free. Highlanders' haunt. Accordion/guitar in the bar.
I Live Music Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket, top of High Street. 9pm. Free.
I Royal Ooh Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Informal music with Sam Whalem.
I The Red Burn Pelican, Cowgate.
9—1 1pm. Free. Some friends, ex—Swamptrash, in a hoedown.
I Sandy Bells Forrest Hill Bar, Forrest Road. Afternoon from 1pm. Free. Session at the back of the famous folk pub.
I Flaere Nilssen L’Odeon, George IV Bridge. 9pm. Minnesotan lass with guitar. I Absent Friends Fairmile Inn, Fairmilehead. 8.30pm. Free. Acoustic/electric trio, vocals from Iain MacNair.
I Muclrle Ado L‘Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. 9.30pm—12.30am. Free. Singalong Scottish folkies.
I Full Shilling Band Ryrie’s Bar, Haymarket, junction of Dairy Road. 9pm. Free. Alternate weeks, songs and tunes. I Live Music Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket, top of High Street. 9pm. Free.
I Bannennan's Music Bannerman‘s Bar, Cowgate. 9pm. Free. Fiddle music with Sophie and Robin.
I Nancy Nicholson Royal Oak, Inﬁrmary Street, 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Singer and melodeon player.
I Travelling Folk BBC Radio Scotland. 8.30—9.25pm. Archie Fisher and Danny Kyle present records, news and live recordings from the Scottish folk scene.
I Kitchen Devils L‘Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Free.
I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening, 229 2665. Free. Traditional Scottish music on squeeze boxes and ﬁddles.
I Flaere Nilssen Queen Street Oyster Bar, junction of Hanover and Queen Street. 9pm. Free. Transatlantic songwriter/guitarist.
I Eat the Seats L’Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End. 9pm. Free. Rockin‘ bluegrass.
I Famous Other Band Bannerman‘s Bar, Cowgate. 9pm. Free.
I Misiits St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9.30pm. Free. Great female duo.
I Black Orpheus Shore Bar, The Shore, Leith. 9pm. Free. Eclectic duo on guitar and accordion.
I Miro Leith Oyster Bar, The Shore, Leith. 9.30pm. Free. Irish and Celtic music.
I Zydeco L‘Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End. 9pm. Free. Rockin‘ cajun.
I Earthbeat BBC Radio Scotland. 7.30—8.30pm. Presented by Jan Fairley. World Music programme.
I Just the Very Oonlreys L‘Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Electric Blues.
I Soothmooth Hendersons, Hanover Street. 18 May only. 8.30pm. Free. Fiddle music.
I Accordion Night Glencaim Hotel, Royal Circus. 9pm. Free.
I Little Green Monkeys Bannerman‘s Bar, Cowgate. 9pm. Free. Vocals, guitar and fiddle, contemporary duo.
I Number One Music Cellar No 1, Chambers Street, 220 4298. Free. Basement wine bar has flamenco guitarist Freddie Trlay with friends and dancers.
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical Listings compiled by Cami Main.
FRIDAY 17 Glasgow
I Mayiest. See separate listings.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free with ticket: Students from the postgraduate course present a programme of works by new and established composers from Scotland and Ireland.
I Student CompetitionsGuinness Room, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 5.30pm. Free. Gilbert Innes Prize (brass section) and Nan Christie Memorial (strings section).
I The Barber oi Seville Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra date: 25 May at 2.15pm. £3—£30. Scottish Opera’s Head of Music, Robert Dean, conducts Nicholas Broadhurst‘s new staging of the Rossini favourite from the original production by Robert David MacDonald. Simon Keenlyside takes the title role. Sung in English.
I Contemporary Music Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. Admission free with ticket. The postgraduate students present a second programme of works by new and established composers from Scotland and Ireland. The evening culminates in a performance of William Sweeney‘s An 03 Mhadainn.
I Lunchtime Prom Protege Series Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, 225 3922. 1.05pm. £3.50. The opening concert in the series features the Scottish solo debut of Perth-born pianist Peter Scott, who plays works by Bax, Chopin and Mozart.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. Tickets: 650 2423. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The final concert of the summer season includes Haydn‘s Symphony No 88 and Shostakovich‘s Piano Concerto No I, with Alexandra Andrievsky as soloist.
SATURDAY 18 Glasgow
I Maytest. See separate listings.
I Student Competitions Guinness Room, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Gilbert Innes Prize (piano and woodwind sections).
I neglna Theatre Royal, Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 21,23 May. , £3—£30. Scottish Opera presents the , European premiere of American Marc Blitzstein's 1949 opera, based on Lillian Hellman’s play The Little Foxes. Kathryn I Harries heads a strong cast in the title role. l NB - no Edinburgh performances when i
Scottish Opera comes to the capital in June.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Peter Nelson, lecturer at Edinburgh University and respected composer in his own right, will conduct Henze’s Symphony N01,Tchaikovsky‘s 1 Symphony No] and Prokoﬁev‘s Violin Concerto in D, with soloist Elaine Clark of St Mary's Music School.
I BBC SSO MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling University, 0786 61081. 8pm.
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