MUSIC FOLK & WORLD
Making Music Happen
I Scotia FOlk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. Blues from Ranovitch and Melanie.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. Doors open 8pm. tnusic at 9pm. £5.
I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. Cockney comedy and music from Derek Brimstone.
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 The Rooleys Scruffy Murphy's. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Third night for the Liverpool Irish band.
I Edward II Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Tickets 227 5511. Information from Spirits Music. 946 1605. Formerly Edward 11 and the Red Hot Polkas. this top Midlands‘ band fuse English roots accordion and Caribbean dance rhythms with vocals. bass and horns. Cabaret tables. bar upstairs and space for dancing.
I Sabri Brothers Couper institute. 86 Clarkston Road. 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (£5) from 227 5511. Presented by Spirits Music Productions. For decades admired as among the finest Qawwali singers. performing sacred music of the Sufis. Based in Pakistan. the group appears regularly at World Music festivals.
I Streams ol Whisky Scruffy Murphy‘s. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free.
MONDAY 30 Edinburgh
I Spirit of Scotland Evening Malt Whisky Society. 87 Giles Street. Leith. 554 3451. 7.45pm. £5. Traditional Scottish Storytellers host this evening of Scots and Gaelic story. song and instrumental music. well lubricated by the finest malts and including Margaret Bennett. David Campbell. Paralg Macllelll and others. Information and tickets also from 556 1526.
I Meadows Festival Ceilidh South Side Community Centre. Nicholson Street. 8pm. Tickets on the door. Dance to the Robert Fish Band.
TUESDAY 31 Edinburgh
I Edinburgh Songwriter’s Showcase Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 8pm. The first ten songwriters who show up play during the evening. with the headlining artist playing from about 10.30pm.
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 Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Live Band.
I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royale
Upstairs. West Register Street. 557 4792. 8pm. £4 (£3). Authentic American old- time ﬁddle and banjo from talented and highly experienced performers and collectors Mark Roberts and Sandol Ostrovsky.
I Mutineers Scruffy Murphy’s. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Scots/Irish music from Robin Turner and Graeme E Pearson.
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow
I New Dawn Folk Club Glasgow Press Club, 94 West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. £3 (£2). Cockney comedy from singer Derek Brimstone.
I Cabin hunters Scruffy Murphy's. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Fiddle. ﬂute, guitar and concertina from Tint O’ leary. Rebecca knorr. Tony Machlanus and Mandy Murray.
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical a Opera listings compiled by Carol Main.
I The Magic Flute Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. Extra date: Tue 21 June. Edinburgh. Martin Duncan’s lively production of the Mozart favourite returns to the Scottish Opera repertoire with George Mosley as Papageno. Anne Dawson as Pamina and Jennifer Rhys- Davies a splendid Queen of the Night. Nicholas Gegan conducts.
I The kilamey Ouartet Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3). Hidden gems from the wind repertoire by Joachim. Honegger. Stravinsky and Abel plus the world premiere of a specially commissioned work by Martin Dixon, one of the foremost student composers in Academy Now!
I Tristan and lsolde Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 5pm. Extra date: Sat 25 June. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Stunning production of Wagner's epic in collaboration with Welsh National Opera. Superb cast includes the internationally renowned Wagnerian soprano Anne Evans. Kathryn Harries and Jeffrey Lawton. Richard Armstrong conducts and the production/design is by Yannis Kokkos.
I BBC 880 BBC. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: sae to $50 Concerts Secretary. BBC. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. G12 8DG. 7.30pm. Free.
Douglas Boyd is soloist in the Oboe Concerto by Mozart. which falls between the Symphony No 1 by Henze and the Serenade No 1 by Brahms. Alun Francis is the conductor.
I Edinburgh University Singers Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. John Kitchen directs Handel's Solomon.
I The City oi Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £7.50—£15.50. A Scottish and Irish selection of nothing-too-difftcult-to-listen- to type pieces including Coronation Scot. Leroy Anderson. Amazing Grace and I-‘antasia on Aulrl Land Syne. lain Sutherland conducts and Peter Morrison is the baritone.
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Choir of William Jewell College from the University of Evansville.
I Edinburgh Academy Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2018. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). A summer concert featuring a varied programme of music from all of the school’s main instrumental groups. including string orchestra. dance band and chamber choir.
TUESDAY 24 Edinburgh
I Stars of the New York Metropolitan Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10—£15 (£5/£8). Some of the greatest operatic highlights composed by some of the greatest operatic composers and sung by some of the world‘s greatest operatic singers. In aid of the Avison Trust Charity.
WEDNESDAY 25 Edinburgh
I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £4.50(inc1 afternoon tea). Pianist Altai Kusainov from the RSAMD plays Beethoven. Chopin. Schumann and The Legend about Domhra by Mendigaliev.
I St Giles’ Organ Recital St Giles’ Cathedral. High Street. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £6 (£4). First ofthree summer recitals on St Giles' two-year-old Rieger organ is given by Carleton Etherington. Royal College of Organists’ Performer of the Year 1993.
I Opera in Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £9—£18. A concert version of West Side Story accompanied by Gershwin’s An American in Paris and excerpts from Porgy and Bess. With the RSNO.
I Cappella Nova Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Church. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen’s Hall Box Office). 7.30pm. £5—£10(£2.50—£5). Cappella Nova’s reconstruction of the Coronation of Pope Clement V111 features music by Palestrina. who died 400 years ago. Tom Fleming delivers the commentary.
I RSAMD Junior Dept Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. Admission free by ticket. Second Orchestra. Wind Orchestra and Brass Ensemble.
I RSAMD Junior Dept Guinness Room. RSAM D. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Admission free by ticket. Chamber music concert.
I RSND Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 11 June. Glasgow. £3.50—£19. An all- Beethoven night which starts with the overture to Egmom. moves on to the Piano Concerto No 3 and has the Pastoral Symphony in the second half. Howard Shelley is soloist and conductor.
I Summer Music at St Cecilia’s St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £5 (£3). First ofa four-concert series features 18th century French music for soprano. harpsichord and violin.
SUNDAY 29 Edinburgh
I St Giles’ at Six St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free at door. Point Lorna Singers from San Diego.
MONDAY 30 Edinburgh
I Lamp ot Lothian Concert St Mary's Church. Haddington. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen's Hall Box Office) or 0620 823 738 (Haddington House). 8pm. £7 (£2.50/£5). The European Community Chamber Orchestra directed by Simon Fisher play Holst. Mozart. Dvorak and Haydn.
I RSND Fronts Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Wed 22 June. Glasgow. £3.50—£19. Northern Lights is the title of tonight's concert which brings Grieg and Sibelius in the shape of Peer Gym and the Piano Concerto by the former and Valve Triste and Finlandia by the latter. Lucy Parham is soloist and Carl Davis conducts.
I The Wondrous Machine St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. Tickets: at door. 8pm. £5 (children under fourteen free). Timothy Byram-Wigfield. the Cathedral’s Director of Music. in the first of four programmes to raise funds to restore St Mary‘s Father Willis organ. Tonight he plays music by French 20th century masters.
I RSND Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 24 June. Glasgow. £3.50—£19. A Spanish Night with popular favourites by Chabrier. Rimsky-Korsakov. Ravel. Falla and Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto. Adrian Leaper is the conductor and Nicola Hall plays guitar.
THURSDAY 2 Edinburgh
I Maxim Philippov Leeds prize winner and winner of the special Rachmaninov Prize visiLs Scotland to play the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra and the same composer’s Preludes and Sonata No 2.
I RSID Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Tues 16 June. Glasgow. £3.50—£19. A typical proms night of popular classics by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Raphael Wallfisch is soloist in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and the Tchaikovsky items are Marche Slave. Swan Lake excerpts and the 1812 Overture.
Tennente Live! Making Music Happen
52 The List 20 May—2 June 1994