combination of her voice or rather her vocal style with part of the rhythm section from this band when they toured last autumn. 1n the absence of pianist Bn'an Kellock. the rigid swing style the band favour may seem even more limiting. unless they can loosen up and leave her a little more space. although Dick Lee‘s saxophone and clarinet should help.


I too Rawls The Playhouse. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 8pm. £9.50. The 1994 Silk Cut City Jazz series gets underway with a switch into the larger venue for this rare visit from a singer who has left his distinctive mark on both soul and jazz. See preview.

I Tommy Burton Quartet Edinburgh Jazz : Club. University StaffClub. 9—-15 Chambers Street. 650 2395. 8—-11.30pm. £5 (members £4). The pianist is widely regarded as the leading British exponent of the repertoire of the great Fats Waller. and can usually be relied upon to dish up an entertaining set.



I iommy Smith’s Forward Motion Civic t Centre. Motherwell. 0698 267515. 8pm. £7 (£6). See Tue 1.


I Tommy Chase Quartet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £4 (£3). Drummer Tommy Chase has the reputation of being the wild man of British hard-bop (an image he plays to in his publicity shots of the band. looking menacing in sharp suits and shades). and his quartets. if short on the niceties. can always be relied on to take no prisoners in delivering bags of energy and. as one of his successful albums put it. drive. It‘s been a few years since he played in these parts. but I doubt if they have mellowed him very much.



I Tam White Trio The Music Box. Victoria Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £6.50 (£4). 1 would recommend early booking for this one the bluesman is usually a sell-out at this venue. He isjoined by Fraser Spiers on harmonica and Neil Warden on guitar for a set ofclassic blues and R’n‘B. intercut with his own tunes. This Jazz Club tour will take the band on to The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen (Thurs 10. ()224 642230. 8.30pm). The MacRobert Centre in Stirling (Fri 11. 0786 461081. 10.30pm). the Old Athenaeum Theatre in Glasgow (Sat 12. 041 332 2333. 8pm). and the Volunteer Hall. Galashiels (Mon 14. 0896 58036. Split).

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l WEDNESDAYS Edinburgh

I Condie/Spiers Blues Band Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30-11pm. £3 (£2). A second chance to hear harmonica maestro Fraser Spiers in Edinburgh this week (see Mon 7). accompanied on this occasion by guitarist Jim Condie in a set which will lean more to blues than jazz.


: Glasgow 5 I Danish Radio Big Band City Hall. 1 Candleriggs. 227 5511. 8pm. £8 (£4). On f their last couple of tours. this exhilarating . modern big band have been joined by f eminent transatlantic composer-arrangers Ernie Wilkins and Rob McConnell. but this time around they have opted to focus ' on the music of the greatest of all big . band writers. Duke Ellington. The orchestra have a long history of involvement with great American jazzmen (some of whom. like the late Thad Jones and Wilkins. had settled in Copenhagen). and their particular interpretation of the Ellington repertoire under conductor ()le Kock Hanson should be marked down as one of the year's ‘must hear' occasions. The DRBB go on to play at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh (Fri 11.031 668 2019. 8.30pm. £9.50. £7.50 ). and the Music Hall in Aberdeen (Sat 12. 0224 641 122. 8.30pm. £8.50. £7).


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see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. Folk and World Listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.

; FRIDAY 25 '

' Glasgow

I Weekly Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde 5 Place. 9pm. £5 (£4). Tickets at the venue or in advance from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.

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

7 Edinburgh

1 Street. 668 2019. Doors open 7.30pm.

£8.70. See Tue 1. Glasgow.

I Guid Crack Club Waverley Bar upstairs.

78 High Street. 7.30pm. £2. Storytelling

for adults with guests and friends.

Tonight. tales of the Highlands and

Islands with Paraig Macueill.

I Assemny Ceilidh Dance Assembly

Rooms. George Street. 220 4349.

8.30pm—1am. £5 (£3). Always popular

monthly dance with the Robert Fish Band.

I Comann Ham Parant Ceilidh Walpole

Hall. Chester Street. 7pm—midnight. £2.50

(children free). Celebrating the success of

Edinburgh‘s Gaelic nursery. this family

event features singer Margaret Bennett.

piper Alan MacDonald. Fear an Taighe

; Aonghas Macfleacail. the band Missing

Hours and Talitha Mackenzie. Mike Nolan

and members of Sedenka.

I Finnegan’s Awake Scruffy Murphy's. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free.



I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30—5.30pm. Free. Diannid Hynes.

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


I Fiddles on Fire Assembly Rooms. George Street. 8pm. £8 (£6). Tickets from Assembly Rooms. King‘s Theatre or Usher Hall. all 220 4349. Eight fantastic fiddlers on tour. Featuring Ireland‘s Bothy Band bowman Kevin Burke; refined yet famously foot-tapping Scottish music from Alasdair Fraser. and top quality solo and duct music from America. Sweden. lingland. France and India.

I Irish Set Dance Workshop Southside Community Centre. 117 Nicholson Street. 1.30~5pm. Tickets £4 (£2.50) on the door. lnfonnation 667 3268. Brilliant troupe of eight dancers and four musicians frorn Belfast. All Set host an afternoon of terpsichorean tradition.

I Appalachian Dance Workshop Riddles Court. 322 Lawnmarket. 2—5pm. £4 (£2). Live music. Beginners weICome. lnfomiation and advance booking 229 3390. Usually known as clogging. but not danced in clogs. the music and dance evolved in the backwater of America‘s Appalachian mountains from the traditions of British and European settlers.

. Tutored by Jo Rihan.

; linglish singer.

Dates listed below are for one-oft shows:

I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. guitarist and fiddler Roger Wilson.

I Temple Song Hearts Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. 7.30pm. Free. London all-women ensemble with a repertoire of Indian devotional melodies. arranged for piano. clarinet. flute and cello with vocals. Edinburgh Peace Festival.

I Avalon Scruffy Murphy's. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Classic folk rock.

I Ceilidh Dance Caledonian Brewery.

Slateford Road. 7.30pm-midnight. £4.50. Bar. Food. Tickets in advance from Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550.

SUNDAY 27 Edinburgh

I Music/Poetry Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 8pm. Free. The Shore Poets Kathleen Jamie. Ian Stewart and Mark Ogle in the street-level bar. with a cajun slant in the music from '/.ut! la Chute’s Sandy Simeonott on harmonica.

i vocals and guitar.

I Just the Ticket Scruffy Murphy‘s.

i George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free.



I The Rankin Family Queen’s Hall. Clerk 9

I Ceilidh Dance 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

1 multi——squeeze box player Steve Sutclille. Presented by Glasgow Folk and

Traditional Arts Trust. 123 High Street.

2 Bookings 812 2064.

I The Rankin Family ()ld Athenaeum.

179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. Doors

open 7pm. £8.50. Slick. stylish Canadian country and root music. Includes Gaelic song and step dancing.

1 Edinburgh

I Shooglenitty Legends. Cowgate. ‘. 10pm—3am. £2. Hypno-folk-a-delia from demon fiddle. mandolin. banjo. bass and


I Penicuik Folk Club Navaar House Hotel. Bog Road. Penicuik. 8pm. Singaround.

I Edinburgh Songwriter’s Showcase Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 8pm. The first ten songwriters who show tip play during the evening. with the headlining artist playing from about 10.30pm. This week Gordon MacDonald.



I The Rankin Family Old Athenaeum. 170 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. Doors open 7pm. £8.50. See Tue 1. Glasgow. I Weekly Fiddle Workshop Strathclyde Arts Centre. Washington Street. 7.30—9.30pm. £4. Information 636 1450. Tutor lain Fraser leads a single—group workshop on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for players who have at least a basic command of the instrument. Not for absolute beginners.

I haggle Taggle Gypsies Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free.


I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royal Upstairs. West Register Street. 557 4792. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bobby Eaglesham fix—Five Hand Reel singer and guitarist. making a welcome return to live performance.

I The Fake McCoys Scruffy Murphy's. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Featuring fleet folk fiddler Gavin Marwick.


I Brasshoppers Motherwell Civic Centre. 8pm. Fight-piece Liverpool-based band lay a dance groove of latin. reggae. hip hop and New Orleans styles. using sax. brass and percussion.

I Star Folk Club Sloans. Argyle Arcade. Argyll Street.


I Songs of Travel/Ceilidh Museum Theatre. Royal Scottish Museum. Chambers Street. 7.30pm. £6 (includes buffet by Valvona and Crolla). Songs of Travel is a mixed media celebration of the Robert Louis Stevenson centenary in original songs. music. stories and photographic slides. with singer/narrator Mike Maran and Rod Paterson. Norman Chalmers. Tim 0’ Leary and Rebecca Knorr. Ceilidh later in the museum hall with the Ceilidh Collective.



I Humpft Family Cumbernauld Theatre. Cumbernauld. (1236 732887. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Amiable. rough and ready roots jump band kicks off Cumbernauld’s Celtic Arts Festival. See Music preview.

I John Hinshelwood Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 9pm. Singer/songwriter and guitarist leans toward contemporary country styles.

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


I Giants of Acoustic Folk/Jazz Guitar George Square Theatre. George Square. 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Tickets in advance from Virgin Records Princes Street. 220 0925. Open House Music presents Pentangle including the legendary Bert Jansch and singer Jacqui McShee. Also original Pentangle member and seminal guitar stylist John Renbourne both solo and in a duo with the masterly Isaac Guillory. See Music preview.

I Amnesty International Assembly Ceilidh Dance Assertiny Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £5 (£4). Peace Festival dance with the Robert Fish Band. I Kells Scruffy Murphy‘s. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free.

38 The List 25 February—10 March 1994