Making Music Happen


traditional music blended with sophisticated samba. modern jazz and irresistible dance rhythms. The band play two sessions till around 1 lptn. then there is a disco through till 3am. See Music Preview.

I Engender’s Summer Celebration Wintergardens. Peoples Palace. Glasgow Green. 8.30pm. £7 (£2). Tickets in advance from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Engender. the recently established campaigning and research organisation for women in Scotland presents top ln'sh singer Niamh Parsons. Scots singer Sheena Wellington and the breezy band Bio 11a Gael. More information 334 7221.

I Weekly Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde Place. 9pm. £5 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.


I The Fite Scruffy Murphy‘s. George W Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Folk rockers.



I Ceoibeg Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 041 887 1010. 8pm. £5 (£3). New piperjoins the keyboard. harp. concertina. guitar. flute. bouzouki and vocals of this long-lived. continuously evolving Scots band.

I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. liberty Blues Band.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside. Fox Street. oft” 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. To be confirmed.

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 Woodside low Scruffy Murphy's. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Country influenced cajun and Celtic.



I Did Town Ceilidh City Chambers. High St. 7.30pm. Ticket includes hot buffet £9.95. With the Forth Bridges Dance Band. information 220 1637. Did Town Week.

I Bllly Mitchell Scruffy Murphy’s. George IV Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Singer with fiddler Eddie Hanson.



I Politemmet Pipe Band Parliament Square. High St. Also in the Grassmarket. 7—9pm. Free. A chance to hear a top- grade pipe band give a recital. Old Town Week

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 Jason Pillay playing from about 10.30pm.


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 Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Andy Craig.


I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royale Upstairs. West Register Street. 557 4792. 8pm. £4 (£3). Folk and Roll. blistering fingerpicking and fun from Carolina Shout aka John James and Eddie Walker.



I New Dawn Folk Club Glasgow Press Club. 94 West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. £3 (£2). Tomas lynch.


I Streams of Whisky Scruffy Murphy's. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Glasgow duo.


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



I Glasgow Chamber Choir Glasgow University Chapel. Tickets: at door. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Newish choral group performs the Messe Solennelle by Jean Langlais and pieces by Byrd and Tallis. Robert Marshall conducts and Peter Backhouse plays organ.


I Concert of Icelandic Music St Michael and All Saints Church. Brougham Street. near Tollcross. Free at door. 7.30pm. The Church Choir from Dalvik. Iceland. sings church music and folk songs from this century.

I RSliD Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 17. Glasgow. £3.50—£19(£4). The Magic of Vienna. a concert of Suppe. Lehar and lots and lots ofJohann Strauss. Takuo Yuasa conducts.



I BBC SO Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: sae to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. G12 8DG. 7.30pm. Free. Stephanie Gonley and Timothy Hugh are the respective soloists in Br‘ahms‘s Concerto for Violin and Cello. which is framed by the same composer‘s Tragic Overture and Hindemith's Convert Musicfor Strings and Brass. Martyn Brabbins conducts.

I RSAMD Junior Dept Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Chamber Orchestra and Choir combine for Britten’s Cantata: Saint Nicolas. The Symphony No 34 by Mozart is in the first half. Walter Blair and James Durrant conduct and tenor soloist is William Strachan.


I uueen’s ilall Open Day Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. l—5pm. Free. A showcase sampler of just some of the things the Queen’s Hall offers throughout the year. Live music. of course. but also a sheet music sale. side stalls and refreshments.

I RSliD Proms Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 25 June. Glasgow. £3.50—£19 (£4). The last night of the Proms breaks with tradition to celebrate the Auld Alliance. No pomp and circumstance. but Berlioz. lbert. the Poulenc Piano Concerto with Murray McLachlan and a new. specially commissioned work. Ceilidh. by Scottish composer Jeremy Randalls. James Loughran is the conductor.

I Mary Erskine School Concert Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Songs and piano duets. the latter from Lynda Cochrane and Audrey Innes.

I Scottish Chamber Choir Old St Paul's Church. Jeffrey Street. Tickets: at door. 8pm. The final concert in a series of three to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the choir features some superb British music. James MacMillan introduces his Cantos Sagrados. commissioned by the SCC four years ago. in a programme which opens with the Festival Te Deum by Britten and concludes with Kenneth Leighton's Mass for Double Choir.

I Summer Series at St Cecilia's St Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. Tickets/further info: 650 2423 (F. Donaldson). 8pm. £5 (£3). Seventeenth century Italian music by Castello. Marini. Savioni and Strozzi for soprano. violin. harpsichord and cello.


I Choral Classics Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £6—£l2.50. The City of Glasgow Chorus with the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra and guest soprano Judith Lovat in many of the best loved pieces in the choral repertoire. Classic gems include Zatlok the Priest. Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Lacrimosa. The Easter Hymn from Cavalieria Rustit‘ana. the Pie Jesu from the Fauré Requiem and The Heavens are Telling from Haydn's Creation.

I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Beethoven‘s Pastoral Symphony. Mozart‘s overture to The Magic Flute and the Horn Content) No 1 by Strauss. with David Flack as soloist. Peter Jones conducts.


I St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. Free at door. 6pm. Short organ recital of works by Kellner. JS Bach and Franck played by Benjamin Saunders.

TUESDAY 7 Edinburgh

I The Wondrous Machine St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 8pm. £5 (free). The Organ in Transcriptitm is the title of Timothy Byram-Wigfield‘s recital. the second of four to help raise funds to restore the Cathedral’s famous Father Willis instrument.

WEDNESDAY 8 Edinbugh

I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 3pm. £4.50.


Saturday 18 June, fmm 6pm to midnight Music Day at the Institut Francais d'Ecosse

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Indonesian Gamelan, Ugandan Drums, A Cappella Singers, Jazz, Pipes, and More!

French wine and food at the Café d’Odi/e 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Tel: 031 225 5366 Tickets £2 Conc £1.50

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