I Boys of the Wok Piries Hotel. Haymarket.8.30—11pm. Free. Pete McClements and pals playing lrish and Scottish session.

I Shore Bar The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Free. irish and Celtic music.

I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 9pm. Free. Accordion and guitar in the bar.

I North Sea Gas Platform One. Caledonian llotei. Rutland Street. Free. Popular Scots entertainers.

I Mhalri O'Reilly Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. top of High Street. ‘)pm. Free.

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. ‘)pm. Free. Celtic music on guitar. mandolin and fiddle.

I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 225 3656. ‘)pm. Free. Highlanders' haunt. Accordion'guitar in the bar.

I Live Music Ensign Ewart. Lawnmarket. topofliigh Street. ‘)pm. Free.


I Scotland's Music BBC Radio Scotland. 2.02—3.30pm. 30 part series on the history of Scottish music.

I Sandy Bell's Forrest liiil Bar. Forrest

Road. Afternoon from lpm. Free. Session 7

at the back of the famous folk pub.

I Fjaere Nilssen Bridges Bar. formerly L' Odeon. George [V Bridge. 9pm. American woman songwriter.

I Muckle Ado L'Attache. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End ofPrinces

Street. ‘).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 l iigh Street. 9pm. Free.

I Nancy Nicholson Royal Oak. infirmary Street. 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Singer and melodeon player.


I Travelling Follt BBC Radio Scotland. 8.30—‘).25pm. Archie Fisher and Danny Kyle present records. news and live recordings from the Scottish folk scene. I Famous Other Band Southside Snooker and Social Centre. 72 Causewayside.668 3344. 9pm. Free. Scots/irish.

I L'Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Live bands.


I Open Session Thistle Hotel. Manor Place. 225 6144. 8.3(Fmidnight. Free. Singers and instrumentalists.

I Fiaere Nilssen Queen Street Oyster Bar. corner of l lanover and Queen Street. 9pm. Free. Transatlantic songwriter/guitarist.

I L'Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Live bands.


I Misfits St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9.30pm. Free. Acoustic

guitars and harmony. top female duo from


I Miro Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. Leith. 9.30pm. Free. lrish and Celtic music.

I L'Attache Basement of Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Live bands.


I Famous Other Band Christies. West Port. 9pm. Free.

I Earthbeat BBC Radio Scotland. 7.30—8.3()pm. Presented by Jan Fairiey. World Music programme.


Concerts are listed by date. then by city. Classical Listings compiled by Carol Main.


I Occasional Opera Group St Bride's Centre. Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 28. £4.50

(£3.50). Robert Louis Stey enson in w ords

and music. including Mark/term. a new opera composed and conducted by Michael Lester-Cribb.



I Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal. Hope Street.332‘)000. 7.15pm. Extradates: Thurs 31 Oct. Wed 6 Nov. Wed 18 Dec.

13 Dec (Edinburgh). £3—£36. Scottish Opera in stunning production of Puccini

favourite. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts

and Maria Prosperi is Butterfly. Strongly recommended.


I Occasional Opera Group St Bride‘s Centre. Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Friday27. I Cello/Piano Recital St Cecilia's l iall. Cowgate. Tickets: 668 2232 ( italian institute). 7.45pm. Patrizia Punisand Alessandro Vitiello play works by

Beethoven. Mendelssohn. Schumann and



I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £5—£17.50. An evening of Great ()perutie Moments with Mario di Marco and some ofthe best orchestral operatic music around Wagner and Weber. Borodin and Bizet. they’re all here tonight. lain Sutherland conducts.


I StGiles’ alSixSt Giles' Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. informal hour

of music from St Margaret‘s School Choir.


MONDAY 30 - .


I Leda Piano Trio Queen’s l iall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £5.50(£4‘£2). An evening of popular chamber music to celebrate the Mozart bi-centenary. including his l’iuno Quartet in G minor with violist Carolyn Sparey-Gillies.



I Centro Artistlco Musicale Italiano Queen's l iall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. Free. Ensemble ofsoprano. tenor. baritone. violin and two pianos in favourite Italian operatic excerpts. including pieces front Riga/elm. Lu Giocrmdu. l Pug/racer and Lucia di [.ummermoor. And it's free but do get a ticket in advance.


I ECAT Contemporary Music Queen‘s- Hail. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £6.50

(£2x’frcc). New ensemble. the Chamber

Group of Scotland. gives the first ECAT concert this season. which opens with the premiere of Polifonie per5 by the ltalian

I composer Rubin de Cervin. Gigantic

minimalism comes from cult composer Morton Feldman with a quartet lasting overan hour.

Fri 20 Dec (Glasgow ); Wed 11 Deeand Fri


, THURSDAY 3 Glasgow

I Merchants' Music Merchants‘ Hall. 7

3 West George Street. Tickets: 2275511

(Ticket Centre. Candleriggs).

12.45— 1 .45pm. £2.50 (£2). Sounding Syneopated. a trio of flute. percussion and piano play works by Joplin. Sousa. Sondheim and Berlin.

FRIDAY 4 ' Glasgow

I Kiimardinny Music Circle Kilmardinny House. Kilmardinny Avenue. 3304944. 1 7.30pm. Music performed by the piano quartet.Domus.

1 Edinburgh

I I BSD L'sher l iall. Lothian Road. 228

i 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday5.

l Glasgow.£4—£17.5il(standby £35m. Royal Scottish Orchestra opens its new season with Beethoven (Leonore No} and Emperor Concerto) and Prokofiev"s sixth symphony. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts anti Howard Shelley isthe pianist. -


I BSD Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £4—£l7.50(£3.50). See Friday 4. Edinburgh.


I Haydn's Creation L‘s-her l iall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7pm. £5—£16 (£4). tinder the baton ofChristopiier Bell this Edinburgh performance takes place at the same time as l Mothers up and down the 13K in aid of the Hospice Movement.

, Soloists Kathleen Livingston. .\'eil .‘viackic I and Michael George join with the Scottish Ensemble Orchestra and massed choirs

from Edinburgh for this special evening

1 which is presented by Neville Garden.


I Paragon Stevenson Hail. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. Extra date: Monday 7. Edinburgh. £6

(£3.50 free). Hear Here.'. an exciting evening of the Cello Cuntqu by Philip Norris. Shall we dance by young composer Elaine Agnew. the (‘hamberSymphony by Thomas Wilson and Run! by Edward McGuire. Plus. Elaine Agnew in conversation at 6.45pm.


Edinburgh _1

I Royal Danish Brass Queen‘s Hall . Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Well~established ensemble from the Royal Danish Orchestra plays works by Bach. Mozart. Dvorak. Pachelbel and Mogens Andresen.

MONDAY 7 Glasgow

I Milngavie Music Club Milngavie Town Hall. Tickets: ‘)56 1572. 7.30pm. The Wihan Ouartet from Prague play worksby Suk. Beethoven and Janacek.


I Paragon St Bernard‘s Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Stockbridge. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queens Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £6(£3.50 free). See Sunday o. Glasgow. 1 I Allegri String Quartet ()ueen’s l iall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £4-£‘).50 (£3). One of the world's leading quartets open the New Town Concerts Society's new season with Hadyn's String Quartet 0;) 7o .\'()5. They’re joined byclarinettist James Campbell for the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and 'I'uireurlli by the young Scottish composer James MacMillan.

TUESDAY 8 Glasgow

I Lunchtime Concert l iutchesons’ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door.

1 .15pm—2pm. £1.50. Strathclyde University opens its new season ofpublic concerts with cellist Myra Chahin and Bernard King. piano. iii a programme with works by Bach. Schumann and Prokofiev in honour of his centenary year. I Tokyo Symphony Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £5—£25.


I John Tunnell Trust Celebrity Concert Queen's 1 iall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £4-£15 (£3). A wonderfulchance to hear three of the world's classiest singers— Margaret Marshall. Ann Murray and Philip Langridge in excerpts from Mozart operas and songs by Purcell. Schubert. Schumann. Barber and ives.

THURSDAY 10 Glasgow

I Merchants' Music Mcrchants‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 2275511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs).

12.45—-1 .45pm. £2.50 (£2). Edwin anti

Elizabeth Paiing with violin sonatas by

; Brahms and Debussy.

, I BSD Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. Extra dates: Friday 1 1 . Edinburgh and 1 Thursday 12. Glasgow. £4~£ 17.50

(standby £3.50).


FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Wednesday October 16th 1991 at 7.30pm

featuring ~ . The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Edinburgh with Mary Cameron (Soprano soloist)


Tickets from the Usher Hall Box Office £8, £6, £5, £3 PHONE 031 228 1155 FOR ACCESS AND VISA BOOKINGS ONLY


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