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As Edinburgh limbers up for its annual onslaught of mass international culture. Glasgow is off the mark already with the third biennial Glasgow international Early Music Festival. which happens this year in various venues from 5—14 August.

According to artistic director Warwick Edwards. the Festival ‘brings together a

, wonderful range and

The sun doesn’t otten shine on the pavements or the North of England; instead it shines out of the behinds or mouthy upstarts fronting in-your-tace pop groups. Mancunian rogues Oasis you know about. Meanwhile, over on the other side or the country, York’s Shed Seven, a new taste sensation in the Iooking-backwards-to-go-lorwards pop stakes . . .

Singer Rick Witter has already got (smoke) up the nose oi David Pollock, Director oi the anti-smoking lobby ASH, with his Iggy-like pose on the sleeve of last single and debut hit

‘DOIPhih’- When he dies. he won't at an impressionable age and it almost f variety of music

Ten years old this year. the annual settle for a brief mention in the put me oil music lor lite . . . : surrounding the Glasgow Tryst. celebrating the folk and ‘Yorkshire Evening Press’ obituary Shed Seven want to be the band to g centrepiece - Dryden and traditional arts. goes ahead between column he wants the news to be help you through your adolescence. l Purcell's The/{1410" ' 25—30 November. but before that a screaming from the front pages. So ‘You’re going to appeal to more people i Que“! 3‘ the Citizens weekend of workshops. a ceilitlh. a much tor his death; now for his life. it you write about stuff like teenage ' [Tbhfi‘rc/LW'? hive 3.3m)“ concert and a masterclass by Jean ‘My dad used to buy Hammond organs lust, sexual frustration and all that,’ [hagnthigugar“2:338” Redpath has been organised for Fri 5 and Sit up playing them, and play his says Rick on the subject of youthful ; newly drs'cgver’ed camigas and Sat 6 August. i music really loud on his stereo when I vigour. ‘lt’s summat for people to lust E dc armor of King Dims of

Scottish song is central to the event. was in bed. 80 in a way my dad got me relate to on a normal basis.’ Portugal. through the but there is also line instrumental music into music.’ panting teens will have to watt rm ccnrurrcs,otd rmdirions of

from the group smaIlTALK (their The real pivotal moment for Rick and September lor the debut LP ‘Change t Bolivia to the Aztecs and ' spelling). which includes singer Billy | Shed Seven guitarist Palll came one Giver’ but Rick kindly otters a Inc“ Of The 1mm” Queen- Ross. fiddler Stuart Morison. and lain morning in their school assembly succinct sneak preview: ‘lt’s not going r‘i‘tcfirflor} 253‘" th‘ Macinncs on the bellows-blown When a group 0t Sixth-tormers Played to be one or those boring albums. I {Cftfuilgrféfil’r’fyr L Scottish small pipes anti the Highland a gig for the pupils. ‘Thev impressed reckon there’s a song on there tor . Consort. the organisation bagpipc me and Paul the most out or the whole everyone in the world.’ (Fiona ; behind the Festival, sees From an early Edinburgh involvement M the first year; it was just the Shepherd) The Indian Queen as their

in the Scots folk revival to a spell general POWEL’ Funny that, hecausel Shed Seven play King Tut’s, Glasgow "10$! ambitious Opera sharing a 60s Greenwich Village had a similar assembly gig experience on Sat 5, r protect to date. Part of

apartment with Bob Dylan (she what is being termed ‘the

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newly-ruinth ‘Don‘t Think Twice‘ to Queen takes place at the

I her in the back of a car going up to . Citizens’ Theatre Woodstock) Jean Redpath now splits - . alongside two other

her life between Scotland and the shows. Songs OfThe grates. Iberian Kings (running With her distinctive mezzo-soprano. Concl’mnuy ”‘_ the cm“: artful delivery and dramatic sense of Studio.) and 81"“! Owe . . . (late night in the Circle the lyric. Redth is not in the true i Studio). All three have sense a traditional singer. but she rs one performances on H. 12 ofthe greatest and most knowledgeable t and 13 August. Not unlike interpreters of the Scots song tradition. I the 17th century space for Flora MacNeil. originally from Barra. ; which Dryden and Purcell did learn her songs in the traditional : manner and is without doubt one ol‘ ' Gaeldom‘s greatest artists. She shares 3

t wrote their extravaganza of theatre. music and dance. the Citizens‘

11” “ll'io‘mhmi “Wk-“'10P with WC _ Revolutionary Dull Warriors stand l music demands personal involvement. ' Rifitigifiiie‘giiiiii""g songstress Sheena Wellington. while resolutely lo-tech among the It’s not like entertainment - you have i mute and intrigue. cx-Ossian vocalist Billy Ross gives a burgeoning mass oi techno-dub l to give or yourself} Among the cast are Six workshop on the work ot~ Robert Burns. fusions. Playing all their rhythms live i Steve’s own dob ‘roots' one“ from 1 reading welsh and

Late additions to the programme are and using only one piece of electronic The waiters and The Twinkle Brother-3 : Scottish actors. including the two afternoon family-orientated ; equipment, the band’s tranced-out to ljahman and contemporary Juliet Cadzow in the title Storytelling events by three of the ' rough-cut dubs and African i heavyweights such as Mad Protessor. . role and .Ihe young up' Scottish Traditional Storytellers. The r Headcharged tribal loops have i ‘I like a militant sound, not an and‘comlng Scott's“

soprano Mhairi Lawson.

summer Tryst ends with the Saturday 3 recently earned them a deal with On-U rmrmmemarrm are nor

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night concert, a major event featuring i Sound. ‘Up until now we’ve been The name Revolutionary Dub Warriors only from the SEMC all the artists with the addition or 2 working primarily as a backing band would suggest a militancy to their 1 itself. but also from the Flora‘s daughter. harpist and singer on the roots scene,’ says vocalist output, too. ‘Yes, it is a statement of Moscow Academy of Maggie Macinnes. (Norman Chalmers) Steve at their two-and-a-halt-year intent,’ says Steve, ‘ont revolution can Ancient Music. while history. ‘We’ve done stutt with Reg simply mean cycle and warriors in 5 “mm” internalmn‘“ Ceilidh Dance. Barony Hall. High and Danette Fort (big dub names). history were never trained solely to i glam” '? PrO‘SdCd by! 1 Street. Fri 5; all f/tefollmt'ittg (m Sat 6: We’ve always been a strictly live tight. I suppose it's more change 3 aggcggtfi: m y Workshops in piping ant/fiddle. outtit.’ through strength.’ I rogcrher under spamffh IO-l/am. Scottish Song Tradition and Their debut EP is characterised by 8 Ambient rhythmic variants in the 00' choreographer Ana Yepes. Robert Burns. IIant—noon. both at variety oi textures moving from the U tradition, Revolutionary Dub Stage direction is by Kate University ofSIrat/ttrlyde. Graham hypnotic upbeat chant ol ‘Dread One’ Warriors come armed with an organic Brown and Gregory Building. 40 George Street; to the heavier traditional roots stomp roots sensibility, Jan is on their side. Squire is musical director. Masterclass. Rants/torn Drama Centre. of ‘Squat’. ‘We want to keep a positive (Bethan cola) (Carol Main) _ t Ingram Street; Storytelling. noon—1pm. vibe in what we do, it should be Revolutionary Dub Warriors play Pure, The/"ma" Q““’" "i 3.30—4.30pnt, St Mango Museum. Hig/t exhilarating, spiritual, a sweet Glasgow Barrowland on Sat 30 July. ’I’I’ T”" t . . , , . . carre, Street; Concert. Barony Hall. High release, says Steve, for whom roots Their debut EP is released in August. . Glam“... 0,, mm. 1, F”, t’ Street. reggae is a way oi lite. ‘This type or t )2 and 5a, )3, ' l

1' in the Park, July 30th and 31 st at Strathclyde Park

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