I Ceilidh Dance Class Riverside Club. Fox Street. offClyde Street. 248 3144. 7.30—10pm. £3.50. Bar. All welcome to the new season which will run through to June with regular caller Karin Ingram. and the Occasionals’ piano-accordionist. Freeland Barbour.

I Slip Jig Finnegan‘s Wake. 79 St Vincent Street. 248 4989. 9pm. Free.


I Dervish St Bride's. ()rwell Terrace. Dalry Road. 7.30pm. £5. ()1in Scottish concert of traditional lrish music from the great Sligo band. Flute. fiddle. accordion. mandola. bouzouki and guitar with vocalist Cathy Jordan. See Music preview. I Prodigal Sons Finnegan‘s Wake. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free.

I Emerald Country Finnegan's Wake. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm--2am. Free.

Glasgow I Shakeagh Nhaill Finnegan's Wake. 79 St Vincent Street. 248 4989. 9pm. Free.


I Nanci Critiith Usher llall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £16—<£l2. Doyenne of the New Country. See preview.

I Crannachan Finnegan‘s Wake. Victoria Street. 2263816. 9pm—2am. Free.



I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Strathclyde Arts Centre. Washington Street. lnforrnation 636 1450. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 (£1.50). lain Fraser leads the workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for more advanced players: other tutors lead the beginners and intermediate levels.

I Rootchie Cootchie Band Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9.30pm. Free. I Emerald Country Finnegan‘s Wake. 79 St Vincent Street. 248 4989. 9pm. Free.


I Edinburgh Folk Club Pleasance Theatre. 60 The Pleasance. 8pm. £6 (£3). Note the

bigger venue and increased ticket price for i

a concert by Scottish folk band Ceolbeg. incorporating bagpipes. harp. keyboards. flute and drums. and now fronted by vocalist Rod Paterson.

I Rory McLeod Pleasance Theatre. 60 The Pleasance. 8pm. £7 (£5). Presented by Open House Music. Tickets from The Music Shop. Victoria Street. the Grassmarket. 220 0601. Hob-nailed Celtic calypso. stream of consciousness wide-

boy rap and a huge talent for rhythm on the guitar. moothie. bagfuls of percussive

things. feet. and even trombone: the man‘s ; a sort of genius.

I Great Band The Merlin. Morningsiele Road. 8—1 1pm. £4 (£2). Ceilidh dance. Promoted by the Adult Learning Project. I Prodigal Sons Finnegan's Wake. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm~2am.


; Borders

I June Tabor, Danny Thompson and

Savourna Stevenson Borders Festival. Jedburgh. Information ()1750 20054. See Fri 13.



; I New Dawn Folk Club (ilasgow l’ress

Club. 94 West Regent Street. 332 1674.

' 8pm. £3~£5. With an ex-laggan in their lrish midst. Kelly’s Heroes journey tip

E from the Midlands.

I Macushla Finnegan‘s Wake. 79 St

Vincent Street. 248 4989, 9pm. Free.

I Ceilidh Dance Class Brabloch llotel.

Renfrew Road. 889 5577. 7.30pm.

Weekly dancing to live band with caller

Peter Roberts. Int'ni-niniinn 01505 613389.


I Mansour Seck Assembly Rooms.

| George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline 220 l 4349. Doors open 8.30pm. Music 9pm.

E £7.50 (£5). Tickets also Assembly Box Office. Stunning Senegal song. uplifting dance grooves: a seven-piece band led by the famed guitarist. See Music preview.

Presented by Edinburgh District Council in conjunction with Heartbeat World Music.

I Absent Friends Finnegan‘s Wake.

, Victoria Street. 2263816. 9pm~2am.



I June Tabor, Danny Thompson and Savourna Stevenson Borders Festival. Berwick-On-Tweed. Information 01750 20054. See Fri 13.

Assembly Direct (01 31 553 4000) presents

Portraits in Scottish Jazz:

Dick Lee

A mercurial musician whose cap

jazz, rock, folk and classical music.

Tonight we hear:

0 a short sample of his extraordinary solo playing;

0 the Django inspired Swing ’95; 0 contemporary music for electronics an

0 and the debut of his new melodic, electric Quintet featuring trombonist Rick Taylor and pianist Paul Flush.

Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall, Fri 27 Oct, 0131 668 2019

abilities span

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

James MacMilIan's . . . .-l.v ()r/n'rs See Us . . . and The [Store/'er of Rio Sumpul. and Ross Campbell‘s The Box. complemented by choreography which re-enacts the attack by American forces on a small village in El Salvador.

I Konevets Choral Guartet Sr Mungu Museum of Religious Life and Art. Castle Street. 553 2557. 2.30pm. Free. See Sat 7.


I Philharmonia Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline

667 7776. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3. school



I Montserrat Caballe Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227

551 1. 7.30pm. £20--£29.50. The stunning operatic diva returns to the Royal Concert Hall. The programme has yet to be announced. not that it matters much since she'll sparkle in whatever she puts her tonsils to.

I Midday Concert Stevenson llall.

children free). James MacMillan. Mercury Prize nominee. kicks off the Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust season with a selection of new music from his own canon as well as pieces by (ierald Barry. Steve Martland. Benjamin Britten. Gordon McPherson and Julia Wolfe.

I Sunday Promenade Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. David Murray of ()akshaw Trinity Church.

Paisley gives a recital.

RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm.

£2.50 (£1.50). The Yggdrasil Quartet of Aberdeen —- Fredrik Paulsson (violin). Per ()tnan (violin). Robert Westlund (viola) and Per Nystrom (cello) -- perform a new work by Magnus Robb and Beethoven's String Quartet ()p 59/2.

y Edinburgh

ll Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Usher llall. Lothiatt Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6--£l9.50 plus cones. Alexander

Lazarev conducts the RSNO in Shostakovich‘s Symphony No 8. Steven

' lsserlis is the soloist in Elgar‘s ('t'llo


I; ' . I Organ Recital St Michael's Church.

? lnveresk. Musselburgh. 7pm. Free. Dr Dennis Townhill. organist emeritus of St Mary's Cathedral. Edinburgh. gives a recital to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the installation of the Lewis and Co organ. The programme includes works by Bach. Mendelssohn. Handel. Alfred Hollins and Widor.

2 Glasgow I Royal Scottish National Orchestra

; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm.£6.50—£l9.50. See Fri 6.

I Gordon Cowie Renlield St Stephen's Parish Church. Bath Street. 1pm. Free.

The bass singer will perform a selection

of songs and arias from early French and Italian composers to more well-known operatic arias.


I Edinburgh Concert Band Queen's Hall.

i Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline

t 667 7776. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Stephen Callaghan conducts the ECB and

1 Caledonia Brass in a programme which

. includes ()ffenbach's overture to Orpheus

in the Underworld as well as pieces by

Bernstein. Shostakovich and Guy


i I Konevets Choral Ouartet Grefriars

1 Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm.

2 £6 (£4). lgor Dmitriev directs the Quartet

in a programme of Russian classical and

i sacred music which includes songs and chants from the Russian Orthodox sung

l liturgy.


I Paragon Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50). In a programme

. entitled ‘The Exorcism'. the Ensemble ; continue to explore the boundaries of

contemporary music with Gordon McPherson's Impersonal Stereo [992.


I Organ Recital St John's Church. Princes Street. 5.30pm. Free. Michael Lester-Cribb continues the A-—'/, of organ composers series. This evening covers works by composers whose names begin with M. N or O.

' Glasgow I The Auld Alliance llutcheson‘s Hall.

John Street. 552 4400 ext. 3444. 1.15pm.

£2. Elspeth Mack (soprano) and Neil

Morrison (lute and renaissance guitar) perform a series of Scots airs and (ti/iv dc tour from the time of the marriage of Mary. Queen of Scots and Francois. Dauphin of France.


I Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Miles Baster (violin). Peter Markham (violin). Michael Beeston (viola) and Mark Bailey (cello) perform Dvorak's 'Iivo lVll/IIL’A‘ ()p 54 and Smetana's Quartet No /.


Glasgow I The Auld Alliance ln-Service Suite.

Jordanhill Campus. 552 4400 est. 3444. 1.15pm. £2. See Tue 10.

i Edinburgh

I Edinburgh Ouartet Glass Arcade. Edinburgh School of Architecture. The King‘s Buildings. West Mains Road. 650

i 2423. 1.10pm. Free by ticket from Faculty

of Science and Engineering Reception. Weir Building or at the door on the day frotn 12.45pm. See Tue 10.

Glasgow I Christopher Underwood and Julia

Lynch Merchants' House. West George

Street. 639 3176. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). The baritone. who is head of Vocal studies at the RSAMD. and the pianist perform 'Iilrlng u! Windmills and Lu l/lc’ Dread/rd Engines by Purcell. lbert's erm' Chansons de Don Qlllt'llullt‘. Ravel's Don Qlll('/1()HL’ and songs by Schubert. Coward. Flanders and Swann.

I A Woman’s Lite and Love Adelaide's. Bath Street. 248 4970. £4 (£2). Composer. Sally Beamish. and writer. Janice Galloway. have collaborated to produce the premiere of this song cycle. Clara. Schumann's Frauen lie/w and Lelien performed by Graeme McNaught (piano) and Sandra Porter (mezzo-soprano) will complement Beamish and Galloway's work. The concert will also include a cycle of Emily Dickinson poems set by Aaron Copland and read by Gerda Stevenson. See preview.

44 The List 619 Oct 1995