TUESDAY 21 Glasgow

I Fiddle Workshop Glasgow Arts Centre, Washington Street. 7.30—9. 30pm. Weekly workshops on Scots fiddle for beginners and learners. Information 221 4526.


I Penicqu Folk Club Navaar Hotel, Penicuik. 8pm. Singaround.

WEDNESDAY 22 Glasgow

I Los Supremos Cottiers, (Old Dowanhill Church) Highburgh Road. 8pm. Free.

I Clrmhor Apollo, 7 Renfrew Court, 332 6231. Roots music night.

I Carol Laula Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681 . 8.30pm. Free. Top Glasgow singer/guitarist.

I The Attic The Studio, Shuttle Street, Paisley. 8pm. £2 members and concessions. £2.50 everyone else. Information from organiser Danny Kyle,

8879991. Edinburgh

I Ron itavanagh and Tomas Lynch Cafe Royalc Upstairs, West Register Street, 557 4792. 8pm. £3 (£2). Edinburgh Folk Club presents Alias Ron without his band, but in the company of the fine uillean piper/guitarist.

I Scalded Cats Thistle Tavern , Baldridge Burn, Dunfennline, 0383 721732. 8.45pm. Free.



I Star Folk Club Glasgow Society Of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street, beside Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £2. Caledonia Ramblers.


I ititten Folk Club Dean Tavern, Newtongrange. £2 (£1). 8pm. Singaround.


The following details are for regularweeltly dates: see main listings for one-off shows. Gigs are listed by city. than by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Folk

and World Residencies Listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.



I Victoria Bar Stockwell Street/Bridgegate. Evening. Free.

Informal Irish/Scottish instrumental session.


I Victoria Bar Stockwell Street/Bridgegate. Evening. Free. Irish/Scottish instrumental session.


I Sabbity Bowsters Blackfriars Street, Merchant City. 9pm. Free. Informal music in the bar.

I Park ear Argyll Street, near Kelvin Park, 339 1715. 9pm. Free. Session in Highlanders‘ pub.


I lrish Session Sharkey‘s Bar. beside Citizens’ Theatre, Gorbals, 429 3944.

8.30pm. Free. The McCues and other top Glasgow Irish musicians.


I Paisley Arts Folk Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. Free. Live soloists, occasional groups. 8pm.


I ilalt Oar Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free. Fiddles, flutes, accordions, banjos etc.


I Open Session Thistle Hotel, Manor Place, 225 6144. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Singers and instrumentalists welcome.

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

I llorth Sea as Platform One, Caledonian Hotel, Rutland Street. Free. Popular Scots entertainers.

I Live Music Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket, top of High Street. 9pm. Free.

I Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening. Free. Downstairs, songs with guitar etc, upstairs bar with piano.


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

I Sandy Calls Forrest Hill Bar, Forrest Road. Evening. Free. Session at the back of the famous folk pub.

I West End iiotel 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 Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Informal music.


I Sandy Bells Forrest Hill Bar, Forrest Road. Afternoon from 1pm. Free. Session at the back of the famous folk pub.

I Tron Ceilidh iiouse Hunter Square, High Street. Informal live acoustic music most nights.

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 bannerman’s Music Bannerman's Bar, Cowgate. 9pm. Free. Live music.

I Nancy Nicholson Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free.

Singer and melodeon player.


I Session Green Tree, Cowgate. 9pm. Free. Irish/Scottish.

I Tron Ceilidh ilousa Hunter Square, High Street. Informal live acoustic music most nights.

I Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Evening, 229 2665. Free. Traditional Scottish music on squeeze boxes and fiddles.


I Open Session Thistle Hotel, Manor Place, 225 6144. 8.30pm—midnight. Free. Singers and instrumentalists.

I Famous Other Band Bannermans Bar, Cowgate. 9pm. Free.


I Tron Ceith iiouse Hunter Square, High Street. Informal live acoustic music most nights.

I Flamenco and Tapas Counting House, West Nicolson Street. 8pm. £2.50 includes tapas. Two guitarists.


I Tron Ceilidh iiouse Hunter Square, High Street. Most weeks, flute player and singer Cathal MacConnel with guitarist Spike Wright.

I Famous Other band Christies, West Port. 9pm. Free.


The Caledonlan Brewery Folk Festival Club is the Teviot Row Student Union, Bristo Square. Facilities include bars and food until late at night, showers, a bank and a shop. The Club is open to the public, free, from 10am during the day , but from 7pm to 2am every evening membership is required. Children are not allowed after 7pm. Membership is £1.50 per day on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and £1 per day midweek. Tickets for concerts or events in the Club include membership for that day, tickets for concerts outside do not. Tickets are available at the Club from noon each day. There is a Craft and Music Fair in the Wine Bar.

All venues within Teviot Row Student Union unless otherwise stated.

I Caledonian Brewery ilappy ilour Teviot Bar.

5. 3o—6.3opm. Free. Electro acoustic songs from The Broads.

I Opening Concert Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6, £5, (£4). Oe Canaan/Gathering iiarps. The long awaited return of De Canaan, one of Ireland’s greatest groups,


With the latest lolk-lnto-television production, ‘The Shetland Sessions’, now being transmitted, and huge numbers of young people taking up traditional music | on the violin, it is obvious

that Aiy Bain has been a

E major contributor to the I changed public perception g oithe fiddle, and the i fiddler. When he arrived on E mainland Scotland in the

, 60s, he was one ot a small handful of fiddlers on the

l follt scene. ills island

3 background, unforced

K to the lntemationallsm of = the music has since made

l virtuosity, and commitment l

; him a household name. Touring and filming

commitments, either solo

orwlui The Boys OiThe

: Lough, keep him happlly


busy, but fiddle enthusiasts can pin him down nextweek when he gives a Friday

afternoon Masterclass.

g Participants are asked to

g book in advance. Spectators ' can acquire tickets at the

Festival Club box office.

I Dance Debating Hall. 9.30pm—1 .3oam. £3

(£2 .50). Music by Scottish Blend.

; I Celebrity Concert Park

Room. 10.30pm—1am. £4 (£3.50). Humour and free form slapstick folk antics from The Old Rope String



Pleasance Theatre, 60

i I Welcoming Ceilidh Dance Pleasance Theatre

Lounge, 60 Pleasance, 668

Room. 1—3pm. £3 (£2).

; Storytelling for all the f family.

I Creche Balcony Room.

2—5pm. Free. Leave the

. kids in good hands fora

few hours.

I The Runaway Train

I DiningRoom,3.3o—5pm. £2.Kid’sstuffwiththe

‘Clean Up Calypso'. I ilarp Masterclass

. Pleasance, 668 2019. 5pm.

£3. Three players in an

now including Artie s 2019. 7.30pm. £3. Guest - open class with Professor

McGlynn in the guitar artists teachers and j of Harp at Salzburg‘s

chair beside Frankie 3 friend; music for dancing ' Mozarteum, Edward

Gavin and the others. The i from Mam smug.“ Witsenburg. Edinburgh

Harp Festival and ? “man,” "up “may ilarp Festival

Glasgow Folk and I mm" Mo ".mom' I Caiedonlan brewery

Traditional Arts Trust 3 Workshop Library. 2_5pm_ ' iiappy iiour Teviot Bar.

“Si” in presenting a i £2. The Collector and the . 5'30'6'3opm' Frcc' Fm“

commissioned piece by ; Tradition with p." Robb is a singer and comic,

Savouma Stevenson for , Sham...” sometimes combined ,

three harps. Kirsten . Dan“ vim” ; from Aberdeen.

Nogues from Brittany, and ? Debating Ha". . I Dance Debating Hail.

nine ni Ohuile from Ireland . Noah‘me £2. Irish Se, 10.30pm- 1 am. £2 before

are the other two celtic { Dancing with u." fox . 10.30pm, £3 after. Music

harp players. I l 0”" sun. Wine Bar_ : by Clach na Cudden With

Accompaniment from l 1—2pm. Free. Hosted by 5 M." F0"

Danny Thompson, bass Danny Kyle. Everyoneis : I Celebrity Concert Park

and Jim Sutherland, ' chance w perform. Room. 1o.3opm— 1 am. £4

percussion. I . Gum en“ cm, Park (£3.50). World music with CLAN ALBA

Separated by ten days are

the two concerts that 1

promise most in the wayot l

innovation. Expect a

Festival buzz at the opening

night ilarp Festival concert

atthe Cueen’s iiall which :

teams a new composition " 1

for harp trio and rhythm

section titled ‘Cauiering 3‘ i _ y "

ilarps' by Savouma . ~~ l: ‘\

Stevenson. with a “*

long-awaited appearance by the latest line-up oithe great Irish band De Danaan, including Arty iliclilynn in the guitar chair. Expectations will be high on the last-night uueen’s ilall debut concert oi the four big band put together by Dick

Gaughan and now finding a democratic identity in rehearsal. Time will tell if the seven weal-bent singers

Alba can create something 3 original from this new

; groupings with the full

line-up of Dick, Brian Mactleil, Sileas, Mike Travis, Dave Tulloch, Gary

and instrumentalists in Clan Nut and Doggy Stool for F the last part of what is i bound to be an enjoyable

! masts. and they promise final concert.

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38 The List 10- 23 April 1992