GLASGOW international JAZZ festival


lst- l0th July 1994

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8The List I4 27 January I994

through the musical hits of his career. Edinburgh Playhouse. Mon 4—Sat 9.

I Danish Radio Big Band Widely regarded as one of the best big bands around. the Danes apply their expertise to the richest big band repertoire of all. the music of Duke Ellington. City Hall. Glasgow, Thurs lO; Queen‘s Hall. Edinburgh. Fri 1 l.

I Dee Dee Bridgewater American jazz singer makes her Scottish debut as part of the Silk Cut programme. Queen’s Hall. Edinburgh, Fri 25.

I Paragon Ensemble Repeat performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow of 1990 highlight. The Loving oflz'tat'n by Edward McGuire. An opera based on Celtic myth, it is a tale of sorcery. treachery. jealousy and eternal love.

I ECAT Rare chance to hear Ronald Stevenson's mighty Pussucuglia on [)SCH. a three-part work based on the musical monogram of Shostakovich. Peter Seivewright is the pianist. Queen's Hall on Wed 30.


I Prostitute No time at all after Communicado‘s look at a French prostitutes‘ strike. the unstoppable Raindog takes its own look at the sex industry at The Arches in Glasgow.

I Oedipus Tyrannos Edinburgh‘s Royal Lyceum upsets the season-ticket set by extending the stage into the stalls for Kenny Ireland’s promenade production of Sophocles‘ tragedy. Fri l l Mar—Sat 2 Apr.

I The Hope Slide and Brothers of Thunder The Traverse‘s own I994 season begins with two plays. by Joan

MacLeod and Ann Marie di Mambro

respectively, showing on alternate nights and exploring different responses to the spectre of AIDS. Sat 26 Mar—Sun 17 Apr.


I Compania lacional de Danza Madrid‘s national contemporary dance company makes its only British appearance outside London at Glasgow's Theatre Royal with a fusion

of styles which incorporates classical ~ and traditional Mediterranean folk dances. Tue 22—Sat 26.

I Perth City Ballet Down-under

dancers with four pieces including a

3 version of Picnic at Hanging an‘k.

Edinburgh Playhouse. Tue 29 Mar—Sat 2 Apr.


I Gwen Hardie A solo show by this young Scottish figurative painter at the

Talbot Rice. Her work has evolved from powerful enlarged close-ups of the face and pans of the body to a more

schematic and overtly symbolic approach. Sat 12 Mar—Sat 9 Apr.

I Glen Onwin An installation by this Edinburgh artist at Tramway which will

include coal. red wax. evaporated salt and copper sulphate creating huge

walls of matter. and a giant element table. Sat l2—Thurs 31.

? Sport

I Five Nations Championship Another

5 tough task for the Scots against an

uncompromising French side. Sat l9.


I The Acid House Irvine Welsh (Jonathan Cape) New short-story collection. ranging front ‘bitter realism to demented fantasy‘. by the author of last year’s in-your-face hit Trainspotting.

I Beside the Ocean of Time George Mackay Brown (John Murray) The Orcadian poet weaves together reality and myth in this tale of a young crofter who travels back in his imagination through the history of his island home. I Brazil John Updike (Hamish Hamilton) Two young lovers in a stylishly fictionalist Brazil are the subject of the American maestro's latest opus.


I The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer The most inspired new comics of a generation waft their odours over the great unwashed at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Fri l l.

a1 V‘- h.‘ .3, t I Sean Hughes His recent TV series wasn't his best. but Sean Hughes remains one of the most entertaining live acts on the circuit. Catch him at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Sat I9. I Victoria Wood Observational hilarity from the TV favourite * if only she didn‘t do those songs. Edinburgh Playhouse. Thurs 2-1.


I Edinburgh International Science Festival Now firmly established. the Science Festival is this year expanding into a new venue at Adam House. with four floors of their hands-on. ‘whizz for atoms' style of popular science for non- bofftns. The Science Dome again lands in Princes Street Gardens and topics to