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

I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square, 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. One of the greatest traditional music groups to come out of Scotland over the last twenty years, the Gaugers play and sing their music from the North East in authentic voices and acoustic instruments. 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 Wild Colonial Boys Scruffy Murphy’s. George 1V Bn'dge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. lrish folk rockers from Blackpool.


I Beawairening Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 7.30pm. £7. £6, £3. (£2.50). Jirn Mcllenna's band presents a mixed media tribute to the late Matt McGinn. Projected drawings. songs and narration. Three nights.

I Wild Colonial Boys Scruffy Murphy's. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. lrish folk rockers from Blackpool.


I Stella Chiweseshe Curlers, Byres 3 Road. 8.30pm. Free. Great Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano) player and singer. accompanied by a percussionist. See Edinburgh, Wed 23.


I Stella Chiweseshe Assembly Rooms. George Street. l—3pm. £4 (£2). Voice, Feet, aid Heart is a workshop on voice and movement with the great African musician and singer. See Edinburgh Wed 23.



I Ceilidh Oance Workshops Woodside Halls. St George’s Cross. 6. 15-8. 15pm. £3 per evening or £15 for seven weeks. For beginners and experienced dancers. With dance caller Bob Blair and multi- squeeze box player Steve Sutcliite. Presented by Glasgow Folk and Traditional Arts Trust. 123 High Street. Bookings 812 2064.

I Music/Poetry/Prose Clutha Vaults, 167 Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.30pm. Free.


. Earlier in the day she will present an

- informal discussion group/workshop

7 Women, Music, Africa at the Chaplaincy Centre, University of Edinburgh.

1 2.30—4pm. Free. See also Glasgow and

' Edinburgh University Settlement's Africa

5 are The Cast, playing songs and music from Scotland to Cape Breton on fiddle.

~ I Kells Scruffy Murphy’s. George 1V


Glasgow : I Fiddles on Fire Henry Wood Concert Hall.C1aremont Street. 7.30pm. £8 (£5).

I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar, Stockwell

Street, 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Ian Bruce. Edinburgh

I Stella Chiweseshe Stepping Stones, Grassmarket. 8pm. £5 (£3). Accompanied by a percussionist, Chiweseshe performs and reworks the complex songs and rhythms of the Shona culture using the mbira, the small thumb piano with its unique intervals and amplified by a gourd. Stella is a major recording star and composer at home in Zimbabwe and is energetic in her efforts to promote women in the male-dominated music industry.

Edinburgh. Mon 21. Presented by the

Centre and Heartbeat World Music. I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royal Upstairs, West Register Street, 557 4792. i 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis from the Ceilidh Collective '

viola and guitar.

Bridge, 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Celtic duo.

Tickets 227 5511. Eight of the world's great exponents of their national music on the violin in a nationwide roadshow. An astonishing line up includes the Bothy Band‘s lrish star Kevin Burke, Scotland’s Alastair Fraser, England’s Chris Wood. Suzy Thompson from the USA, Francois 1 Vrod from France; from India K. i Shivalturnar and Swedish duo Ellka ' Frlssell and Mats Eden. Edinburgh 3 workshops during the afternoon of Sat 26. and a concert in the evening at the Assembly Rooms. Edinburgh. Information 5 031 337 5442. See Music Preview. I Comhaltas Annual Tour Govan Town ; Hall, Summerton Road. 7.30pm. £5. The ; lrish national organisation which ; promotes traditional music, song and 1 dance sends its twenty-strong , representative and essentially youthful : selection of talented fiddlers, whistle l players, uillean pipers, flute players. . accordion and concertina players; also Gaelic and English singers and dancers.


Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical a Opera listings compiled by Carol Main.


I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). The SCO Chamber Ensemble in the form of oboe, clarinet. violin. viola and double bass in Blue Unknown by Alison Kay. Eclipsed by Paul Leonard-Morgan and Prokofiev‘s Quintet 0p 39.

I l’Elisir d’arnore Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 16 April and 18 May (Glasgow); 22 and 23 June (Edinburgh). £5-£40. Giles Havergal’s new production for Scottish Opera of Donizetti's lighthearted tale of young love and magic potions has met with deserved critical acclaim. Simon Keenlyside and Cheryl Barker are among the leading singers.

I SCD City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3—£ll (£1). Mozart in a popular mode with his Divertimenro in I) and Post/torn Serenade provides the frame for the less famiiar Violin Concerto by Robin Holloway with Ernst Kovacic as soloist and the Concerto for String Orchestra by Stravinsky. Matthias Barnett is guest conductor.

I Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.50). The Four Elements. a new commission by the SE composer-in-residence Dave Heath is teamed up with lots of lovely Vivaldi concertos for violin and guitar. Clio Gould and David Jaggs are the soloists.

I An Evening of Popular Opera (nearly) Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre.

i Candleriggs). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 12.

£6.50. Glasgow Grand Opera presents popular excerpts from operas which. for

L one reason or another. are seldom

performed in their entirety. Examples of

; what you can hear include the beautiful

Flower Duet from [alone by Delibes, the Barr‘arolle from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman and Amor ri Viera from Giordano‘s Fedora. Graham Dickie is Musical Director.


I Edinburgh University Concert Reid

; at door. Organ recital ofJ.S. Bach and

Bovet by Keith Wright.

I RSND Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 12, Glasgow. £4.50—£19 (£3.50). The Creation. conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. Soloists are Amanda Roocroft. John Mark Ainsley and Michael George. With the RSNO Chorus.

I Cappella llova Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 12, Glasgow. £5—£10(£2.50—£5). All You Need is love. a St Valentine‘s Day programme not of sentimental weepies. but of the unlikely combination of Gesualdo, the Beatles and William Sweeney's setting of An seachnadh by Aonghas Macneacaill.


I The Magic Flute Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra dates: 11 and 20 May (Glasgow); 21 June (Edinburgh). £5—£40. Popular staging by Martin Duncan is on its first return visit to the Scottish Opera repertoire. Nicholas McGegan is the conductor. George Mosely sings Papageno and Pamina is Anne Dawson.

I An Evening at Popular Opera (nearly) Mitchell Theatre, Granville Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £6.50. See Fri 11. I Cappella llova Stevenson Hall. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5-£10(£2.50—£5). See Fri 11. Edinburgh.

I RSND Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4.50—£19 (£3.50). See Fri 11. Edinburgh.


I Choir and Chorus of St Mary’s Cathedral St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Brahms Ein Deutsr‘lres Requiem with baritone soloist Martin Shaw and soprano Ann Todd Howarth. Timothy Byram- Wigfreld is the conductor and Motets by Mendelssohn make up the first half.



I The World‘s Favourite Music Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre.

Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £5—£15.50. lain

i Sutherland conducts the City ofGlasgow 1 Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Glasgow Chorus with special guest Margaret Marshall.

I Strathclyde University Big Band Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew

Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. 24-piece 1 ensemble playing jazz standards and

Concert Hall, Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free i contemporary charts under the direction

of John Davies.


Alasdair Fraser, Kevin Burke, Chris Wood

With traditional fiddlers from Sweden, France, India & the USA

Thursday 24 February 8.00pm (doors/bar 7.30pm) Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street, Glasgow Tickets: £7.50 (£4.50) from Ticket Centre 041-227 5511

Saturday 26 February 8.00pm (doors/bar 7.30pm) Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

£8.00 (£6.00) from Assembly Rooms, Kings Theatre or Usher Hall 031 -220 4349

and The Queen's Hall 031-668 2019

"The most exciting line-up of fiddlers ever to hit the British stage "

38 The List 1 1—24 February 1994