I S. E. Bogle and the Paint Wine tappers World Music at the Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 8.30pm. £6.50 (£4). The African roots of country music. Born in Sierra Leone in the 1920s Sooliman Ernest Rogers became a big star in the West Africa of the 50s and 60s with his relaxed 'palm wine’ guitar and vocal styles. A sunny experience for a Scottish November.

I Bio na Gael Calton Centre. Montgomery Street. 8pm. £4 (£2.50. £1.50). Great all-women band play contemporary folk music with verve and humour.

I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3.

I Caledonian Ceilidh Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 7.30pm— midnight. £4.50. Bar. Food. Weekly dance to live bands. Tickets in advance from Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550.


I Scotia Blues Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. The Blues Poets.


I liumillaita Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £6.50 (£4.50). Popular. highly skilled Bolivian band return with their Andean traditional music played on armadillo shells. llama's toenails. leg bone flutes etc.

I Tartan Amoebas Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. West Register Street. 9.30pm. £5 (£3). Fortnightly series of alternative Latin ceilidh dances with the band that plays brass with bagpipes. fiddle. bass. drums. guitar and vocals.


I Capercaillle Pavilion Theatre. 557 6969. 8pm. Ifyou miss this one. they’ll be back in Glasgow on Sat 27. Karen Matheson and the boys on the road again promoting their accessible neo-celtic folk- based sound and their latest CD/cassette Secret People.


I linlithgow Folk Club Black Bitch Inn, West Port. Linlithgow. 8.30pm. Members £2. non-members £2.50. concessions £2. iioel Rocks and Partner.



I Christy Moore Royal Concert Hall. 1 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. Tickets from Ticket Centre. 227 5511. See Wed 17.

I Oyster Band Ferry. Clyde Place. 8pm. Top English folk rockers. See Edinburgh. Wed 17.

I Scottish Traditional Music Floor 3. McCann Building. Strathclyde University. off George Square. 7.30pm. Organised by Continuing Education. The start of this year’s weekly evening class. with occasional guest singers and instrumentalists. led by Billy floss. Information from 553 4147.


I Christy Moore Barrowland. 226 4669. 8pm. Charismatic and committed Irish singer. guitarist and bodhran player who emerged through the folk clubs to international recognition in Planxty. and the hard edged Moving Hearts. See Rock listings. also Tue 16.

I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. All women instrumental and song outfit Blo na Gael.

I A ilannoniiis Tradition? Netherbow. 45 High Street. 556 9579. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). To accompany the audio/visual exhibition in the same venue titled Scotland’s Music: 3000 Years In Image And Sound presented by the Scottish Music Information Centre. John Purser. author and producer of the book and the radio series Scotland’s Music. gives an overview of the musical history of the nation. See also Thurs I8. I Oyster Band La Belle Angele. Hastie’s Close. behind 369 Gallery. Cowgate. 10.30pm. £4 (£3). A big noise on the English folk festival scene. the Oysters’ brand of leather jackets. shades and accordion/fiddle fronted dance music and

I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royal Upstairs. West Register Street. 557 4792. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Boger Wilson and Chris Parkinson. See Glasgow. Thurs 18.


I Star Folk Club Glasgow Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. beside Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £2. linger Wilson. a fine fiddler and singer. is joined here by fellow Englishman Chris Parkinson.

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House Band. I Jiveass Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.30pm. Free. Blues.

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I The Folk Tradition Netherbow. 45 High Street. 556 9579. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). Speaker to be confirmed. Accompanying the audio/visual exhibition in the same venue. See Wed 17.




Concerts are listed by date, then by city. ; Classical 8 Opera Listings compiled by Carol Main.



I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall.

RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Organist Bjorn Boysen plays J.S. Bach. J.L. Krebs. Sandvold and Liszt.

I John lloble Bursary Competition Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 3pm. Semi-finals of this prestigious

i Scottish Opera run competition for young Scottish singers between the ages of 18 and 26. Finals on Sunday.

I Scottish Early Music Consort RSAM D. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £9 (£5). Le Parlement de Musique. the acclaimed French early music group. make their first visit to Scotland with a programme entitled Le Cantique des Cantiques. which includes settings of the biblical Song of Songs by Monteverdi. Carissimi and Charpentier.


I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Organist Ronald Leith plays Kneller. Bohm. Fricker. Homilius and J S Bach.

I BSND Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 7. Glasgow. £4.50—£l9 (£3.50). Matthias Bamert conducts Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 2 and the Symphony No 2 by Sibelius. Boris Belkin is soloist.

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I Zoe niarnbicuin Ensemble Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 2pm. Free. This pioneering young ensemble develops music to work in synthesis with Stephen Skrynka‘s sculptural environment.

I BSND Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.50—£l9 (£3.50). See Fri 5. Edinburgh. I The lyric Choir St Mary’s Cathedral. Great Western Road. Tickets: 227 551 1 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £6.50. Essential Messiah. an evening of all the best bits arias and choruses from Handel‘s Messiah. And if your

favourite section is missed out. don't worry. it‘s not long now till Christmas.


I Jubilo Choir Greyfriars Tolbooth and

Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row.

Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box

3 Office). 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Choral and

j orchestral works by Faure. Saint-Saens

and Mozart. With The Edinburgh Players.

I St Andrew’s Baroque Trio St Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: 225 8818

' (Edinburgh Old Town Trust. Advocate’s

Close. 357 High Street). 7.30pm. £10

(incl buffet supper). Sonatas by

Telemann. Buxtehude and McGibbon

' played on period instruments in aid of the

; work of Edinburgh Old Town Charitable Trust with the homeless and other causes in the Old Town of Edinburgh.


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: I John loble Bursary Competition , Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 3pm. See Fri 5.

I John Currie Singers and orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew

: Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50/£6). Songs from the Small Zone by John McLeod. Britten’s Canticle ll Abraham and Isaac and Brahms’ Liebeslieder



; I live from Studio On BBC. 5 Queen

Street. Tickets: Reception. BBC. Queen

3 Street. EH2 1JF (please enclose sae).

2.30pm. Free. Patricia MacMahon.

.‘ soprano. and Walter Blair. piano. perform

5 music by Hamish MacCunn. Claire

; Liddell and Grieg.

, I Music tor a Sunday Attemoon

Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg

I Street. Tickets: at door. 4pm. £5 (£3).

1 Edinburgh Concert Opera in Rossini‘s

overture to Semiramide. Bellini arias from

La Somnamhula and Schubert‘s Unfinished Symphony. Conducted by

' Bruce Davis with Janet Myatt. soprano.

: I BBC SSD Usher Hall. Lothian Road.

; 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£10. Concert of

popular classics in aid of The Samaritans

If in their 40th anniversary year. Includes

Mendelssohn‘s Hebrides and Scottish

! Symphony. Beethoven’s Emperor Piano

; Concerto and An Orkney Wedding. with

? Sunrise by Peter Maxwell Davies.

3 Bernard Roberts is soloist and Fedor

5 Gluschenko conducts.

1 I Scottish Chamber Choir and Meadows

; Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk

3 Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5 (£3.50).

: Two of Scotland’s top amateur music

f groups combine for the first time for a

; joint concert of Vaughan Williams.

E Mozart. Finzie. Britten and Maxwell

! Davies. Colin Tipple and Nigel Murray

; take turns conducting.


i Glasgow

1 I lunchtime Becltal Hutchesons' Hall. 2 l John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm.

1 £1.60. Award—winning Scottish pianist

I Murray McLachlan plays Bach.

Beethoven. Debussy and three pieces by Liszt.

I Premiere BBC Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: by post to SSO Concerts Secretary (Premiere). BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. G 12 BBC (please enclose sae). 7.30pm. Free. In Grieg’s 150th anniversary year. the BBC SSO celebrates with Norwegian music old and new. His Norwegian Dances and Old Norwegian Romance with Variations frame the British premiere of Saisir by leading contemporary Norwegian composer Ase Hedstrom.


I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. Extra date: Thurs 11. Glasgow. £4.50. A recital by staff and students of the St Petersburg Conservatoire of music for varying combinations of soprano. baritone. piano and domra.

I I due Foscari King‘s Theatre. Leven Street. Tickets: 220 4349 (Ticketline). 7.15pm. £3.50—£40. Seen and heard at the Edinburgh Festival to general acclaim. Scottish Opera open their Edinburgh winter week with Verdi’s rarely performed opera of mystery and intrigue. Richard Armstrong. the company’s newish Music Director. conducts and Howard Davies is director. The Chinese tenor. Deng. sings the role of J acopa Foscari.

I Organ Becital Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Colin Tipple of St Cuthbert’s. Edinburgh plays Peeters. Hindemith. Ireland. Vieme and Gade on the Peter Collins organ installed in 1990.

I A Tour de Fours Balmoral Hotel. Princes Street. Tickets: Council for Music in Hospitals. 10 Forth Street. EH1 3LD (please enclose sae). 7.30pm. (Wine. canapés. tombola at 6.30pm). £15. Mezzo Linda Onniston with pianist John Scrimger in a light-hearted celebration of the lives and songs of Joyce Grenfell. Gracie Fields. Beatrice Lillie and Gertrude Lawrence. In aid of the Council for Music in Hospitals.

WEDNESDAY 10 Edinburgh

I Tosca King’s Theatre. Leven Street. Tickets: 220 4349 (Ticketline). 7.15pm. Extra date: Sat 13. £3.50-£40. Coinciding with the publication of the new biography Alex by Conrad Wilson. Sir Alexander Gibson conducts one of Scottish Opera‘s great productions. Set in Fascist Rome. Puccini’s portrayal of the life and love of Floria Tosca is highly recommended.



I Merchants Music Merchants’ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). The Bingham String Quartet play Tchaikovsky Quartet No 3 and Adagio and Fugue by Mozart.

I lunchtime Concert Concert Hall. Glasgow University. Free at door. 1.15pm. The Kelvin Ensemble. conducted by William Conway. plays Edward Harper’s Fiddler of the Reels and Symphony No I by Beethoven.

I St Petersburg Exchange Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Admission free by ticket. See Wed 10. Edinburgh.


I Edinburgh University Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. i.l0pm. 3 Free at door. Indian classical music for ; voice and violin. Followed by open 1 afternoon workshop.

I Salome King’s Theatre. Leven Street. Tickets: 220 4349 (Ticketline). 7.15pm.

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