Hall. Lothian Road. 7pm. Doors open 6.15pm. Tickets £7—£4. In aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Fund. The Edinburgh Highland lleel and Strathspey Society is supported by the West linton Pipe Band and clarsach player Kate Thuillier.

I Ceilidh Dance Queen Margaret Union. Clerwood Terrace. 8pm. £5 (£3). Music from the Robert Fish Band. Presented by Edinburgh West Constituency Labour Party.

I Tron FOlk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. Long-term Scots resident American songstress and banjo picker Sara Grey. I Ceilidh Dance Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 8pm—midnight. £4.50. Bar. Food. Weekly dance to live bands. Tickets in advance from Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550.

I Hair of the Dog Scruffy Murphy's. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Glasgow‘s Pogues.


I Hamish lmlach West Port Hotel. Linlithgow. 8pm. £4.50. Tickets ()506 847012. Linlithgow SNP presents the big man and his guitar.

Ed Inburgh

I Wollstone Queen’s llall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus 70p booking fee. Credit cards 667 7776. Postponed from some weeks back. the Highland howl returns from Europe and North America. Full-blooded eeltic folk rock grounded on fiddle and pipes.

I Shaky llail Scruffy Murphy‘s. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Glasgow Irish trio.



I Ceilidh Dance Classes Riverside Club. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. 7—10pm. £3. Bar. Social dancing; beginners and the more experienced welcome to a relaxed evening with accordion maestro Freeland Barbour and dance caller Karin Ingram.


I Celtic Dance St Ann‘s Centre. Cowgate. 7.30pm. Irish and Breton dance group. Information 7167 8744.


I Weekly Fiddle Workshop Strathclyde Arts Centre. Washington Street. 7.30—9.30pm. £4. Information 636 1450. Tutor lain Fraser leads workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for beginners and more advanced players.

I She Bearz Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Blues.


I Maire Ill Chathasaigh and Chris Newman Edinburgh Folk Club. Cafe Royal Upstairs. West Register Street. 557 4792. 8pm. £4 (£3). Superb technique and expression on the Irish harp partners dazzling fretwork of eclectic guitar stylist; vocals too.



I New Dawn Folk Club Glasgow Press Club. 94 West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. £4 (£3). Singer Mike Silver. See Edinburgh. Wed 23.


I Streams ot Whiskey Scruffy M urphy‘s. George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Irish music duo.

Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street.

I 227 5511. 8pm. £7.50—£‘).50 (£5 student

' standby on the day). Nicholas Kitchen and Ruggero Allifranchini. violins. En Sik

I The Orchestra of the Auld Alliance

macabre. Elgar"s Salut d'amour and Wagner‘s Ride oft/1e Valkyries.


g Glasgow


Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £5. John Currie is the

t'invola agl'icchi miei and Dove sono

Instrumental Ensemble at the RSAMO

Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225

i. 1900. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Conducted by

Richard Jeffcoat. the two groups of

musicians will perform Mozart’s Serenade

' Glasgow

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall‘s Young


plenty of opportunity to sing along.

g Edinburgh


Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.


I Borromeo String Quartet Glasgow

Choi. viola and Yeesun Kim. cello perform Mozart's String Quartet in 1) minor. Shostakovich's String Quartet No II, ()p I22 and Schubert‘s Quartet in D minor ‘[)eath and the Maiden '.

I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Elena Shishko. professor of the St Petersburg Conservatoire. gives a piano recital.


Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). Miles Baster leads the Orchestra and Alberto Massimo conducts in Bizet‘s Svmp/umy in C major. Fiona Cantlay is soprano. Daniel Monek tenor and the Edinburgh University Singers present Bizet's 72: Oman.

I Organ Recital McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. As part of Edinburgh University‘s lunch-hour recitals series Timothy Byram-Wigfteld performs arrangements for organ of various orchestra pieces comprising Mendelssohn's Overture: Midsummer's Night's Dream. Saint-Saens' I)anse

I Messiah tor All Glasgow Royal

conductor of the John Currie Orchestra which isjoined by soloists from the

Singers Messiah Competition. There‘ll be

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £3.50—£15. The SCO and soprano Barbara Hendricks perform Symphony No 29. concert arias Ah, non son 'io che parlo. Ah

from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 4 ‘Italian ’.

I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and The

in C ntinor for wind instruments and Mass in [5 minor and Motets by Bruckner.

I Danish Wind Ouartet Danish Cultural Institute. 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189.

Edward Harper conducts the EUCO in

7.30pm. Free. A programme including contemporary Danish works by Peter Rasmussen and Mogens Winkel Holm as well as Jaques Ibert. Bach and Beethoven.



I Kelvingrove Organ Series Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 331 1854. 2.30pm. Free. Gordon S. Frier continues the tradition of recitals on the organ built by Lewis and Co Ltd at the turn of the century.


I Friends or Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). creditcard hotline 667 7776. 2pm. £2. Scottish ()pera patron. Donald Maxwell. takes a masterclass with two singers from the Scottish Opera chorus.

I The Edinburgh Ouartet Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Coburg Street. 3pm. £7 (£6. £3 for unemployed or disabled people and Young Scot card holders). Tickets from the Quartet. 11‘) Craigleith Road. 332 86‘) 1; Queen’s 111111.668 201‘): Ticketline. 220 434‘). The second of the Quartet’s winter season sees performances of Beethoven's Quartet in If ()p l8, No /.

Smetana‘s Quartet No / in If minor I'm/n My Lift" and Brahms' Quartet in A minor: Op 51. No 2.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 6502423. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50).

Mendelssohn's Overture: A calm sea and prosperous voyage and Kodaly‘s Mtt/‘().vs:t'k Dances. Anna Higgins is the solo flautist in Poulenc‘s I-‘lute Sonata and Alex Taylor is the soloist for Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor.

I Into The Dark BBC Radio Scotland. Queen Street. 2.30pm. Free from reception in advance or on the door. Mhairi Lawson, Robert Philips and Joanna Tope perform songs and sonnets on the cult ofdarkness from the reign of Elizabeth 1.

I St Giles’ at Six St Giles' Cathedral. 6pm. Free. Performance by St Mary‘s Music School.

MONDAY 21 Edinburgh

I Chamber Group of Scotland Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). creditcard hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50/£2). Kicking off their Roots and Fruits themed season. the group will perform three pieces by Lyell Cresswell who will introduce the evening: variations on a theme of Charles Ives. Aim and 'I‘rvptvch. There will also be performances of Jenny McLeod's Piano Piece ([965). Boulez's Pour [e Dr Kalmus and Messaien‘s Quartet ‘Pour la Fin du Temps".


I St Cecilia’s an Concert Hutcheson's Hall. John Street. 1.15pm. £1.60. Sandy Chenery. counter-tenor and John Kitchen on harpischord and piano celebrate the patron saint of music with work by Purcell along with songs by Handel. Poulenc and Britten. .


I St Cecilia’s an Gala Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. creditcard hotline 667 7776. 7.25pm. £7.50/£6.50 (£5/£4). The Scottish Chamber Choir teams up with the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra. soprano Margaret Marshall and pianist Malcom Martineau to perform Rossini's Overture‘.‘ Signor Brusc/tino '. Butterworth's The Banks ofGreen III/low. Haydn’s Concerto for Two Horns. Walton‘s 771: Lord Mayor's Table. Howell’s Songs. Delius' Partsongs and Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia.

I The Edinburgh Ouartet Reid Concert

Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. As part of Edinburgh University‘s lunch-hour recitals series the Quartet will perform Borodin's String Quartet No 2 and Shostakovich's String Quartet No I.



I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £3.50--£13. See Sat 1‘).


I Afternoon Tea Concert Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). creditcard hotline 667 7776. 3pm. £4.50. Murray McLachlan on piano performs Schubert's I"antasie in C [)760. Beethoven's Sonata in I" minor Op 57. Grieg's Nocturne ()p ()4. Debussy‘s Three Iz'tudes and's Apres une Lecture de Dante.



I Curlew River Stevenson llall. RSAMI). Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). The Academy ()pera Department presents .ll ('hurth Parable by Benjamin Britten.

I Uni-Son Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free. A programme entitled ‘No l)ead White .\lales' featuring

,: the works of living Scottish composers

comprising songs by Richard Rodney Bennet. Edward McGuire‘s Duo/or Hale and Ohoe and Prelude/or (Iarinetlv). Tommy Fowler's (on You See Me At All." and pieces by Hugh Steele. Gillian Main and David Spottiswoode.


I RSAMD Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). creditcard hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5 (OAPs and disabled people £2. children. students and UB40 free). Leon Spict‘er is both the solo violin and director for Mozart's Symphony No 40 in (1 minor and Schumann's Symphony No .i in Iiflat Op ()7.


I Masterclass Guinness Room. RSA Ml). Renfrew Street. 2.30pm. Free. Strings masterclass directed by Leon Spierer.

I Curlew River Stevenson Hall. RSAMI). Renfrew Street. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). See Thurs 24.

I Love is All Around City Halls. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3). Call That Singing. under the watchful eye of musical director Joe McGinley. present an evening of popular entertainment.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£1‘). Sir Alexander Gibson conducts the RSNO through a devilishly good evening with Wagner's A I’aust Overture.‘/.t's illephisto Walt: No l and Piano Concerto No 2 for which Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the solo pianist. Rounding off the evening is Berlioz‘s Symphonic fantastique.

I Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 6502423. 1.10pm. Free. As part of Edinburgh University's lunch- hour recitals series William Stevenson will perform Bustehude's Prelude and Fugue in I" sharp minor. Bull's In Nomine. Copland‘s I’assat'ag/ia. ()rr's Three Preludes on Scottish I’salm Tunes and J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in 1’ minor.



I Chamber Orchestra Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMI'). Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). Leon Spierer directs the Academy Chamber orchestra and is the

44 The List 18 November-1 December 1994