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The Rolling Stones arrive at their beautiful singer in Irish and English. record launch. Bill Clinton has thorn She feels that the music ‘straight’, in playing at the White House . . , who its healthy state, is Iinding an ever- are they? iiock luminaries? Showbiz growing audience. ‘I love Marine ; superstars? iio. They’re an acoustic someone PM 8 WM. 0! Perhaps "to i ioik band item a remote pan or a musicians together, duetting, not a remote part of Europe. lionegal In compromising. It’s real, honest music. Ireland’s north-west, to be precise. People are turning to that again, )aded '; Ianed after a local loch, Altan are by so much perfectly produced studio l Ireland's leading band of traditional sound. They want to hear the i musicians, and have succeeded instruments again. All those i
Unplugged albums and TV specials.
the integrity oi their music - the Well, we’ve never been plugged.’ songs, reels, airs, )igs, hornpipes and Over the last decade, Altan have built Highlands of their native heath. up a loyal following in Scotland and
no 3mm”); no", but (mm it’s with sorrow that we have to report
llylng In iormatlon, flute, whistle, accordion, bouzouki and guitar. All lists and lingers, the essence oi traditional music, but done with an Immense sense of rhythm, melody and
mi}... iii Mliaonalgh is a superb,
that ilute player and iounder member i Frankie Kennedy is graver III, but that 1 he wishes the band to keep playing
and keep the music alive. (iiorman
Altan (Fringe) Queen’s iiall (Venue 72) 668 2019,19 Aiig, 10.30pm, £7.50 (£5).
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. 557 1785.21—28 Aug. = 1.45pm. £4 (£3).
Lulu. Frank Wedekind's classic study of sexuality and manipulation was so heavily censored during his lifetime that composer David Lancaster decided to start from scratch for this music-theatre telling of the tale. Not one but three Lulus. singer actor and dancer. head a cast narrating her rise from street to mansion to gutter. and her many liaisons culminating in death at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Lancaster. who worked with Harrison Birtwhistle on the electronic realisations for The Mask 0f Orpheus. provides a sensual, romantic score emphasising Wedekind’s circus theme in this sleazy. disturbing mixture of realism and ritual theatre. (Peter Cudmore) I Lulu (Fn'nge) ACTS.
Riﬂe Lodge (Venue 101)
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Not a lot of people know that Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockii'ork
Orange and inventor of the ape-people‘s language in the ﬁlm Quest For Fire. was also a proliﬁc composer in the English classical tradition. BBC Radio Scotland’s Ari Airful OfBurgess. broadcast on Sunday evening. features this music. with William Boyd's Homage To Anthony Burgess — A Masque as its centrepiece; a duologue between Burgess and the characters he created. How do you do that on a BBC budget? Step forward. John Sessions. whose vast repertoire of voices includes an uncanny recreation of Burgess‘s sepulchral tones. He's joined by singers. actors and musicians to re-create the author's vivid persona in what promises to be a memorable pageant. (Peter Cudmore)
I An Airiul 0i Burgess
'2 (Fringe) BBC Scotland.
Studio One (Venue 57)
225 3131. 21 Aug. 8pm.
7 0.8. MCGLYNN
Said to be Glasgow‘s
answer to John Mayall. l).B. McGlynn has
discovered musicians who wound up in Deacon Blue. Wet Wet Wet and Simple Minds. indeed. he and Ricky Ross played together in a band called Woza in the mid-80s. But he‘s been working hard on his solo career. bringing out a ﬁne album. serving as musical director and resident singer on BBC Scotland's Virtual Reality revue and now playing at the Fringe alongside three other acts from the Sticky Music stable: Lies Damned Lies, Andy Thomton and Brian Rutherford.
McGlynn has two shows. playing solo on the ﬁrst night and then bringing in a full band to reproduce the textures of his mature and accomplished Sticky album, Tr) Hell With The HumI/t'errhief. Your scribe stuck on the ﬁrst couple
of tracks to get the idea.
j and ended up hanging
around for the full length of the CD. So be wamed.
(Alastair Mabbott) : I 0.3. McGlynn (Fringe)
St Paul‘s and St George's Church. York Place (Venue 114) 556 l202. 22 Aug. 9pm. £3.50 (£2.50); 31 Aug, l().lSpm. £4 (£3).
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In 1993 over 60 different performing companies gave about 350 performances which were seen by almost 20 000 people during the three weeks of AMC activities at the time of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The 'crack' was immense!
Many will be back this year. Why not join them?
AUGUST 12 - SEPTEMBER 3 I994
Venue 25 at 16 Chambers Street, Edinburgh 1 (adjacent to the Festival Club
for irformation call 03 #2202462 from between midday and midnight dirwgrmt the Festival
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