FOLK AND HARP FESTIVALS MUSIC
I Open Stage Teviot House. Bar. 12.30pm. Free.
I Mixed Instrument and Gaelic Song Classes Teviot House. various rooms. 10am—4pm (Saturday till 1pm). Presented by the Adult learning Project. Details and booking. 337 5442. I Scots Dance Workshops Teviot House. 24pm. £12 (£10) for three days; £5 (£4) for one. information 228 2001. Traditional Social Dancing from the West Highlands. Tutor is Jamie MacDonald Reid.
I James Malcolm's Open Stage Teviot House. Bar. 7.30pm. £3. See Fri 7.
I Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham/Eileen Ivers Trio Festival Theatre. 7.30pm. Tickets £8.50—£5.50. Main concert of the festival pairs the best-known ﬁddle and box from Scotland with an amazing Irish-American ﬁddler leading one of the best groups of the moment. comprising famous lrish bodhran player and percussionist Tommy Hayes and guitarist John Doyle.
I Drop the Box Teviot House. Bar. 9.30pm. Free. Young. talented (they all are up there) Shetland band of singer and musicians throw everything in the soup. I Late Concert Teviot House. Park Room. 10.30pm. £6 (£5.50). Up from England comes the youthful. skilful Lakeman Brothers: ﬁddle. guitar and keyboards creating accomplished acoustic rootsy music. A more mature technique and experience is obvious when you hear Geordie Tom McConville‘s superb ﬁddle style and relaxed way with a song.
I Ten Steps to Heaven Teviot House. Hall. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Bayou Ceilidh with the best of British Cajun. the Flatville Aces.
I Hamish Moore’s Small Pipes Masterclass Teviot House. Ask at the foyer for the venue within the building. 10am—4pm. £20 (£15).
I Open Stage Teviot House. Bar. 12.30pm. Free.
I Scots Dance Workshops Teviot House. 2—4pm. £12 (£10) for three days; £5 (£4) for one. information 228 2001. Second day of Traditional Social Dancing from the West Highlands. Tutor is Jarnle MacDonald Held.
I James Malcolm’s Open Stage Teviot House. Bar. 7.30pm. £3.
I Piping Concert Teviot House. Hall. 7.30pm.
£7.50 (£6). Liam O’ Flynn is master of the uillean pipes. with a pedigree going back through Planxty and Seamus Ennis. Cordon Duncan is the cutting edge of imaginative technique on the Highland pipes. Alan MacDonald is the greatest exponent of traditional Gaelic music on the pipes. at the forefront of the movement to release the instrument from its military prison and let it sing again. Hamish Moore and Dick Lee famously enjoy marrying pipes of all sizes with reeds. recorder and whistle. Strathspeys on bass clarinet — lots of bendy notes!
I ALP Concert Teviot House. Park Room. 7.30pm. Free. Tutors and students from Edinburgh's. Adult Learning Project. I Salsa Celtica Teviot House. Bar. 9.30pm. Free. The Scots have always loved hot sauce. Jigs and reels with street cred.
I Dick Caughan Teviot House. Park Room. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). One of the best venues to hear this great. passionate singer and guitar player. but it will deﬁnitely sell out.
I Ten Steps to Heaven Teviot House. Hall. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Dance to the popular Manchester-based band of percussionists. reeds. vocals and electric sounds. Loud. brassy. carnival time!
I Little Green Monkeys Teviot House. Bar. 1pm. Free. Cheerful Celtic pub band with electric ﬁddle. I Piping Competition St Anne‘s Community Centre. Cowgate. 2—5pm. Lowland and Borders Pipers’ Society annual competition and get- together of the bellows—blown Scottish pipes.
I Crooked Jack Teviot House. Park Room. 2pm. £3 adults. £2 children. Children‘s show.
I Scots Dance Workshops Teviot House. 2—4pm. £12 (£10) for three days; £5 (£4) for one. information 228 2001. Third and last workshop on Traditional Social Dancing from the
West Highlands. Tutor is Jamie MacDonald Held. I Songs of Travel Teviot House. Park Room. 4.15pm £5 (£4). Acclaimed performance with slides. live music and narration on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson. with Mike Maran and musicians Hod Paterson. Horman Chalmers.
I Rebecca Knorr and Tim 0’
I Rock, Salt and Halls and Seelyhoo Teviot House. Hall. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Shetland bluegrass and beyond from one of the most admired young roots bands in Britain. RSN were a big hit last year. New band Seelyhoo features fiddle and guitar from the other northern archipelago of Orkney. with the superb Wrigley sisters in a bass. percussion. accordion and vocals line-up.
I Caelic Concert Teviot House. Park Room. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). The major song concert of the Festival features two of Gaeldom‘s greatest singers. in contrasting styles. From Lewis. lshbel MacAskill is a passionate. stylised artist. living the songs as she sings them. Flora MacHeili from Barra has a vast repertoire of rare and beautiful song. in the traditional idiom. Flora's daughter. clarsach player and singer Maggie Maclnnes also appears. and young Lewis piper and singer (and Mat'ltuir actress) Anna Murray. Performing and compering is admired singer and scholar Margaret Bennett.
I Tron Folk Club Comes To Call Teviot House. Bar. 7.30pm. Free. Edinburgh's Saturday night club moves a few hundred yards for a special Festival night. Special guests and regulars.
I James Malcolm’s Open Stage Teviot House. Bar. 10.30pm. £3. See Fri 7.
I Late Concert Teviot House. Park Room. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). More Shetland ﬁddle talent by the hugely musical Catriona MacDonald with her partner. accordion wizard Ian Lowthian. Ace accordion from England‘s Luke Daniels meets the warp-speed concertina and imagination of
| Edinburgh‘s Simon
Thoumire in a concert of already established young virtuosi.
I Ten Steps to Heaven Teviot House. Hall. 10.30pm. Ceilidh with Campbelltown‘s new- wave Canterach; manic dance music with pipes and percussion.
I Celtic Spirit Teviot House. Bar. 1pm. Free. I Crooked Jack Teviot House. Park Room. 2pm. £3 adults. £2 children. Children’s show.
I Piping Festival Hall. 10.30am-6pm. Free. Pipemakers exhibition. Live music.
I The Lang Heel Teviot House Bar. 2—4pm. £4 (£3). A ceilidh/history of Scots dance with Dave Francis and Mairi Campbell.
I Songs of Travel Teviot House. Park Room. 4.15pm £5 (£4). Acclaimed performance with slides. live music and narration on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson. with Mike Maran and musicians Hod Paterson. Norman Chalmers. Hebecca Knorr and Tim 0’ Leary.
I Common Ground Teviot House. Dining Room. 10am—6pm. Exhibition free. Concert at 2pm. £3 (£2). Relaxed pipe- making exhibition. instruction and advice.
I All-women bands are no longer a novelty, now not at all unusual in the folk scene. In fact women musicians are to the fore at this year’s event, with the Poozies’ high quaiity musicianship and ﬂair for entertainment bringing the curtain down at the Oueen’s Hall closing
and playing experience for beginners. The concert features mainly the pipes of the current revival. ie the smaller European and British species in various combinations. Hosted by the Coodacre Brothers.
I James Malcolm’s Open Stage Teviot House. Bar. 7.30pm. £3. See Fri 7.
I Poozies and Easy Club Queen’s Hall. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). England’s Sally Barker. Karen Tweed. and Scots iasses Patsy Seddon and Mary MacMaster mix tasty accordion with chiming harps. guitar. occasional ﬁddle and wall to wall vocal harmony in a melodious meiange of soft rock. sentimental song. Gaelic work songs. rootsy blues licks and stagey presentation. The Easy Club. though it rarely appears now. was hugely
HAPPY HOUR MON - FRI 5pm - 7pm
FAJTTAS c BUCHILADAS
Tel: 041 357 5827
I With their high-powe
red twin riddle attack, and
confident disrespect for assumed musical boundaries, the in-your-race Rock, Salt and Halls have been wowing them on the UK touring circuit for the twelve months since their sell out show here last year.
influential in its approach to traditional music. energising the instrumentals and songs. sung and sometimes composed by Hod Paterson with sophisticated harmony and a distinctly swing/jazz rhythmic feel.
I Burach Teviot House. Bar. 9.30pm. Free. Recent folk band competition winners from Edinburgh. accordion-led with a rock undertow.
I Did nope String Band Teviot House. Park Room. 10.30pm. Free. Highly musical. brilliant. loopy. anarchic and extremely funny trio from Newcastle. ' I Ten Steps to Heaven Teviot House. Hall. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Last dance of the ten days. Music from the Robert Fish Band with guests.
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
GLASGOW PAVILION THEATRE
SUNDAY 215T MAY
Tickets: £11.00 Available from venue Box Ofﬁce Tel: 0141 332 1846. (Credit Cards Accepted)
The List 7-20 Apr 1995 53