I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 2-5pm. £1. Mainstream.

I George Penman's Jamnen Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street.2216112. 8.30pm-midnight. £3. Leading Dixieland

band, plus Euests.

V I Big Band Session Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 61 12. 2—5pm. £1 .

The Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra

alternate with the Tim Barella Big Band.


a mu Travis's EH15 Jazz At TheTron. : Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High ' St, 220 1550. 9pm-midnight (doors


8.30pm). £3 (£2.50). Fresh from a tour of the Highlands, percussionist Mike Travis leads the band in their distinctive mix of jazz, rock and ethnic influences. Fellow Cauld Blast Orchestra mainstay Steve Kettley (sax) is joined by Graham Muir (guitars), Jon Beales (violin and keyboard), and Stuart Smith (bass).


I kit Carey'st Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street.2216112. 9pm—midnight. £2. Traditional.


I Chick Lyall Quartet The Jazz Club, The Music Box, Victoria Street, 668 2019. £5 (£3.50). 1 was very impressed by this venue in its The Jazz Club mode when I heard Nigel Clark there this month (and with the band, too). Sound and size are both about right, and it should be a good place to hear this excellent quartet. See preview.



I Sandy Taylor and Henry Fullerton Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm. £1 . Mainstream piano and bass duo, plus guests.


I Roy Williams and The Jack Flnlay Trio Jazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High St, 220 1550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £4 (£3.50). Trombonist Roy Williams is one of the best of the British mainstream players, and a clear leader on his instrument. If the Jack Finlay Trio play as well as they did with John Barnes last month, it should be a highly enjoyable occasion. See preview.

successor to the old Basement Club

previously announced for the City Hall. but now re-housed in a new basement setting instead. Guitarist Kevin MacKenzie kicks off proceedings with his quartet, featuring the excellent Phil Bancroft on saxophone Kenny Ellison bass. and Iain Copeland on drums.

I II V l Club The Arches, Midland Street, 2219736. 10.30pm—2.30am. £4. See Thurs


I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2—5pm. £1 . Mainstream.

I George Penman's Jazzmen Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street.2216112. 9pm—midnight. £3. Dixieland.



I Blli Fanning Big Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street,2216112. 8pm. £2. Local mainstream big band in a tribute to Jimmy Alston.

I Big Band Session Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 2—5pm. £1. See Sunday 22.


I John Burgess Jazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High St, 220 1550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £2

(£1.50). The saxophonist leads what could

be one of the more exploratory ‘Pool‘ sessions. They are intended to encourage musicians to try something different, and with diffe rent-than-usual collaborators, but nobody has really dipped their toe very far into that particular excuse the

pun pool as yet. Burgess has strong views

on the static nature of the jazz scene up


here, and it will be very interesting to see what he comes up with.


I Kit Carey's Jazz Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 9pm-midnight. £2. Traditional.

: Glasgow

I Sandy Taylor and Henry Fullerton Society I

of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221

6112. 8.30pm. £1. Mainstream.


I Al Falrweather Jazz At The Tron,Tr0n Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High St, 220 1550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £2

(£1.50). The veteran traditional and

Dates listed below are tor one-oil shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Perlormances will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least one week belore publication. Folk and World Listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.



I Cottier's Night Out Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street. 8pm—1am. £5. Late bar

and food. Tickets from Cottier‘s Bar,

Hyndland Street; Echo Records, Byres Road. Music by Mecumba, Herman Batista, Dominic Snyder and Lorna Brooks. Compere Dave Anderson. Jugglers. Dancing to a live ceilidh band. Fund-raiser for Cottier Theatre Project.

I Marilyn Middleton Pollock Centre for Contemporary Arts, 346 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 8pm. £5 (£4).

Northbound Blues Club presents the

Chicago singer and guitarist, with Fraser Splers on harmonica. See Rock listings. I Women Mak Merry Old Athenaeum, Buchanan Street. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50).

Tickets from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs,

227 5511, and all Ticketlink outlets. All-women concert featuring song foursome Palaver, songwriter Lorraine Jordan and comedienne Libby McArthur opens the weekend festival.

I Rowantree Folk Club Rowantree Inn, Old Mill Road, Uddingston. 9pm. £2 concerts. other nights £1 . Edinburgh songwriter Gill Bowman.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 248 3144. Doors open 8pm, music at 9pm. £5.

I Zut la Chute Cottier‘s Bar, Hyndland Street. 9pm. Free. Old timey American and cajun.

I Ferry Ceilidh The Ferry, Clyde Place. 8.30pm. Bar. Live bands on board.


I Jimmy Rogers Blues Band Queens Hall. Clerk Street. 8.30pm. Mississippi blues legend. See Rock listings.

unaccompanied song tradition. See Glasgow, Sun 22.

I Whistlebinltles Edinburgh College of Art, Laurieston Place. 7.45pm. £6.50 (£2) Bar. Schoolchildren free. Tickets from Queens Hall Box Office 668 2019, and at the door from 7pm. The Scottish

‘Chieftains' include composer/flautist

Eddie MacGulre and play tonight a benefit

. for ECAT, Scotland‘s award winning : forum and promoter of original and

innovative music.

I lntematlonal Ceilidh Band Walpole Hall, Chester Street. £2 before 8pm, £3 after 8pm. Performers Free. Ceilidh Dance, bring your own drink, and please don’t smoke.


, Glasgow

. I Glasgow Tryst Opening Concert Riverside . Club, Fox Street, off Clyde Street.

7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Tickets available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs 227 551 l , and

all Ticketlink outlets. Glasgow's winter folk and traditional music week starts with a concert of incomparable singers, Sean

3 MacDonncha, junior and senior, Seo Samh ; MacDonnche and Michael 0’ Culag. The great Sean Nos unaccompanied singing

style lives on in its authentic form in only a few places in Ireland. Some of the few great surviving performers are travelling over from Connemara to join with

‘. Scotland's lshbel MacAsklll, the heart-stopping genius of Gaelic song. . I Women Malt Merry Clutha Vaults,

Stockwell Street. 1.30pm. Free. Survivors Singaround. All welcome. Wind down after the weekend fest.

I Sloans Ceilidh Sloans Ballroom, Argyll Street. 7-11pm. £5. Bar. Live bands.

I Blues Poets Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681 . 3.30—5.30pm. Free. Blues Poets

I Session Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 5528681. 8.30pm. Free. GlasgowTryst.

I Babbity Bar Band Babbity Bowster, Blackfriars Street. 8.30pm. Free. Glasgow Tryst.

I Arches Ceilidh Cabaret Club Arches,

. Midland Street. £4 (£3). lOpm—late.

. I Black Bull Folk Club Black Bull Hotel, Milngavie. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£1.75). Folk

and blues from Marilyn Middleton Pollock.

1 Edinburgh

I Smeddum Malt Shovel, Cockburn L Street. 2.30—5pm. Free. Graham Dixon on

Northumbrian pipes in a band with fiddle,

3 keyboard and cittern. I Edward the Second Assembly Rooms,

George Street, 220 4328. Doors open

8pm. Tickets £6.50 (£4). Presented by

Assembly Rooms and Heart Beat World

Music. Two tone reggae/funk and English g

button squeeze box making contemporary British roots/pop dance music. |


mainstream trumpeter leads a ‘Pool‘ session.

; SATURDAY 21 ; Glasgow I Women Malt Merry Central Community


I II V l Club The Arches, Midland Street.

i L

38 The List 20 November— 3 December 1992

2219736. 10.30pm-2.30am. £4. Probably the only club in Scotland named after a chord progression, this new venue at the Arches Theatre promises a heady weekly blend of ‘maitre de table service, cocktails, couture, and top class live music of jazzy sounds and funky rhythms.‘ Artists vary ring for details.



I Edinburgh University Big Band Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, 225 6165. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Student big band.

I Jeannie Maxwell and Her Glaswegians Parkview House Hotel, 14 Hermitage Place, 554 6206. 8pm. £7 (members£5). Traditional, needless to say, but the prices are maybe a bit optimistic for this visit of the Glaswegian singer.

I kavin Mackenzie Quartet Jazz atThe Dunny, Boglestone Bar, 80 Glassford Street. 9pm. £3.50 (£2.50). This isthe



I Tam White The Jazz Club, City Hall,

Candleriggs (enter by Bell Street), 227 5511. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). A back-to-basics tour for blues singer Tam White, who has been concentrating on his ten-piece band of late, including a recent stint at Ronnie Scott‘s with Roadside Picnic-ers Dave O‘Higgins (sax) and Mike Bradley (drums) standing in, which pleased the singer no end. It is good, though, to have the chance to hear him again in amore

intimate blues setting. He is joined by Neil ;

Warden (guitar) and Fraser Speirs

, (harmonica) in what should be a very popular tour. Other dates are Stirling (Fri

4, MacRobert Centre, 0786 61081 ,

10.30pm). Aberdeen (Sat 5, The Lemon

Tree, 0224 642230, 9pm), Edinburgh (Mon 7, The Music Box. 668 2019, 8pm),

and Galashiels (Wed 9, Volunteer Hall, 0896 55397, 8pm). Tickets for all concerts

are£5 (£3.50).

Halls, Maryhill. All day events inthe halls. Musical happenings are a 3.30pm

concert of Indian traditional music, song

and dance followed by audience participation/workshop: In the evening a

, Ceilidh Dance. 8pm—late. £4. Bar.

Smoking area. Music from Edinburgh‘s Ceilidh Collective.

I Alive and Picking Scotia Bar, Stockwell Street, 552 8681. 3.30—5.30pm. Free.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside, Fox Street, off Clyde Street, 248 3144. Doors open 8pm,

1 music at 9pm. £4.


I Traditional Gaelic Song from Connemara Tron Ceilidh House, Hunter Square, 220 1550. 8pm. £5. Plus Scottish traditional

music and song by the groupSeIia.

Earlier this year, at a memorial beside the

; grave of great Irish singer Joe Heany, ; Tron owner and singer Cy Laurie decided

to bring to Scotland some of the greatest surviving performers of the SeanNos

; Linlithgow

I Boy Bailey Black Bitch Inn, West Port, g Linlithgow. 8.30pm. Members £2,

non-members £2.50, concessions £2. Leading left songwriter and committed performer.


I Mary Blaclt Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £9. £8. Tickets from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. Superb voice and great band; mixed material.

I Singer’s Ceilidh Ramshorn, Ingram Street. 7.30pm. £2.50. Ticket information see Sun 22. Glasgow Tryst hosts an evening of songs. All invited to sing, with host Torn Laurie and guests Chris Miles, Aileen Carr, Berdeaeea MeCallacii and Maureen Jelks. I km Alre/kavin Mitchell NSB Theatre, Cowglen. 7.30pm. £2. Ticket information see Sun 22. The BlasgowTryat brings a huge award-winning assembly of Breton Musicians and dancers, singers.