' Edinburgh ; I Celtic Storm Finnegan's Wake. Victoria : Street. 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free. i



Glasgow I llorth Sea Gas Finnegan's Wake. 7‘) St Vincent Street. 248 498‘). ‘)pm. Free. ;

Edinburgh . I Crannachan Finnegan‘s Wake. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free.

WEDNESDAY 29 f FRIDAY 11 3 Glasgow

I The Hansell Piano Trio RSAMD

Stevenson Hall. Renfrew Street. 332

5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Carolyn

Sparey—Gillies (violitr). Rowena Winfield (cello) and Julian Hellaby (piano)


I Celtic Swing Tour Royal Concert Hall. 1 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. £10.50. £8.50 plus £1.20 booking fee. Christ Moore‘s brother Luka Bloom. accordion ace Sharon Shannon and folk and country vocalist Eleanor Shanley in an Irish Roadshow. See Music preview.

I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Strathclyde Arts Centre. Washington Street. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 (£1.50). Information 636 1450. 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 Keiran Halpin Scotia Bar. Stockwcll Street. 552 8681. ‘).30prrr. Free.

I Slip Jig Finnegan's Wake. 7‘) St Vincent Street. 248 498‘). ‘)prn. Free.


I Edinburgh Folk Club Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). Blues and acoustic folk guitar rrragie from Wizz Jones.

I ALP Ceilidh Dance The Merlin. Morningside Road. 8—11pru. £4 (£2). Weekly dance with caller/guitarist Dave Francis and fiddler Mairi Campbell. Ceilidh Dance workshop 7--8.30pm. includes entrance to the later dance. lnforrnatiorr from the ALP Scots Music Group. 337 5442.

I Prodigal Sons/Marcy D’Arcy Finnegan‘s Wake. Victoria Street. 226 3816. ‘)pm—2am. Free.



I New Dawn Folk Club Glasgow Press Club. ‘)4 West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. £3—£5. Country. folk and blues froru Paisley singer John MacMeekin.

I Urban Gypsies Finnegan's Wake. 7‘) St Vincent Street. 248 408‘). ‘)pm. Free.

I Ceilidh Dance Class Brabloclr Hotel. Renfrew Road. SS“) 5577. 7.30pm. Weekly dancing to live band with caller Peter Roberts. Information 01505 61338‘).


I Shooglenitty Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline 220 434‘). Doors open 8.30pm. Music 9pm. £7.50 (£5). Tickets also from Assembly Rooms box office. St Andrew's Night hooley presented by Edinburgh District Council in conjunction with Heartbeat World Music. Music from Edinburgh's world- travelling hypnofolkadelic sextet supported by bagpipe-and-sequencer dance grooves from Martyn Bennett.

I St Andrew’s Night at the Queen’s Hall Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). Credit Cards 667 7776. 7.30pm. £8. children £3 (concessions £5). Huge line- up includes the Whistlebinkies. Sheena Wellington. Lotlrian Schools Strathspey and Reel Society. Glasgow Gaelic Music Association Choir. Army Pipers. singer Peter Morrison. clarsach players. dancers and more.

I Absent Friends Finnegan's Wake. Victoria Street. 226 33 to. ~)pm—2am. Free.


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

celebrate the birthday of Bahaullah.

founder of the Bahai Faith. with works by Haydn. Bruch. Gliere and two Balrai

composers. Robert Sparey-Gillies and Tolib Slrakilridi. I Midday Concert RSAMD. Stevenson

Hall. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lprn.

£2.50 (£1.50). Pianist Boris Berezovsky performs Mussorgsky‘s Night on a Bare Mountain and Pictures at an Iir/tt'hition.

I Yamaha-Kemble Masterclass RSAMD. Stevenson Hall. Rerrfrew Street. 332

5057. 2.30pm. Free. Boris Berezovsky gives a piano masterclass.


I I Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Usher Hall. l.othiarr Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£ l‘).50 (concs‘ available). Walter Weller conducts the RSNO in Dvor'ak's Svtn/r/tonv Na 5. Gr‘igory Sokolov is the soloist in Brahrrrs's Piano Concerto No /.

I Susan Landale Mcliwan Hall. Bristo

Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The

organist performs Gigout‘s Grand ('hoeur Dialogue and Vierne's Svnt/rhony No 6.



I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra RSAMD.

Stevenson Hall. Renfrew Street. 332

5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Peter Jones conducts the orchestra in Brahms’s

lit/rations on a 'l‘lrenre (rt/lavi/n and D\ orak's .\'_\'/tr/rlron\' No S. Talented. young pianist Jill Morton joins the

orchestra for Gershwirr's It’hapmi/v in Blue. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall

Street. 227 551 1. £6.50 «£19.50. See Fri



I lied Byrd and Romanesca Sr Cecilia‘s Hall. Cowgate. 22‘) 8018. 7.45pm. £8

I (£2-—£5). Henry Purcell is t‘eted again witlr

this programme of sorrre of his sacred music contrasted with sorrre of the more earthy. secular songs of the time. The vocal ensemble and the instrumental duo promise authenticity.

I Fettes College Greyfr'iars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1900. 7.30pm. Tickets from the school. David Thomas conducts the pupils in Mozart's .lli.v.vrl It‘revir and other orchestral and choral works. .

I Scottish Chamber Choir ()ld St Paul‘s Church. Jeffrey Street. 33‘) 7663. 8pm. £5 (£4). lain Ogg accompanies the choir on the organ as they sing Byrd's .tlarxjor I’ir'e loir'es. Ptrr'cell's Three l’rahn Settings and Br'itten's Rejoice in the Ixunlr.

I Katia and Marielle Labeque will) Gonzalo Rubalcaba Queen's Hall. Clerk

Street. 668 201‘). credit card hotline 667


r I Katia and Marielle Labeque with

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Glasgow Royal 5

Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£15. See Sat 18. See

l 7776. 8.30pm. £12.50/£15 (£10). The two i virtuoso pianists strike out on a more

1 jazzy kick than usual. Rubalcaba is the

guest pianist. See preview.


3 Glasgow

1 I Paragon Ensemble RSAMD. Stevenson ' Hall. Rerrfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.45pm. £7 (£3). The noise terrorists return with

; ruore innovation in an evening entitled

‘Musicians Behaving Badly‘. The

I Ensemble perform Judith Weir's Musicians Wrestle [L‘i'eta'w/tet'e and two

pieces by Gordon McPherson. Civil Disobedience on the Northern Front and i the world premiere of his Handguns: It i Suite. See preview.


I Sunday Promenade Organ Recital Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Benjamin Saunders ofSt Giles' Cathedral f gives a recital. I Robert Jones St Mungo Museum. 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. 2.30pm. Free. . The guitarist performs some l‘)tlr and 20th

_ century Brazilian and Spanish guitar



I Organ Recital St John's. Princes Street. 5.30pm. Free. The A to 7. of the organ series continues with Howard Duthie performing works by composers whose names begin with the letters S. T or U.

I Recital St Giles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. The St Giles' at Six series continues with the Falkirk Festival Chorus giving a performance.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). lidward Harper corrdrrcts the orchestra in the first orchestral performance of his own Chanson .1Iininta/e. Tchaikovsky's \itt'iationr on a It’ot‘oeo Theme. Beethoven's Svnrp/ronv .\'o o and the first performance of a new work by Adamia entitled ’l‘he Birth (tf'lz'n/tit/u.

I Scottish Sinlonia (ireyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 225 1‘)00. 7.45pm. £6 (£3.50/£5). .\'eil Mantle conducts the musicians in Brahrrrs's Itt‘tlt/U'Hft' [festival ()l‘t’l'illl't’. Flgans Symphony No 2 and Schurrrarrn‘s I’iano (.‘otri'et‘to for which Gillian Gray is the soloist.



I Strathclyde Showcase (ilas‘gow Royal Concert Hall. Satrchichall Street. 227 551 1. 7pm. £2 (£1 ). A number of young musicians from the Strathclyde area present an evening of nursic and dance.


I Saltire Quartet Masterclass Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). credit card hotline 667 7776. 7pm. Free by ticket. A masterclass for local arrrateur and school chamber groups from the resident string quartet.


I Strathclyde Showcase Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauclrielrall Street. 227 5511. 7pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 21.

I Lunchtime Concert llutcheson‘s Hall. John Street. ()141 552 4400 est. 3444. 1.15pm. £2. Susanne Starr/cleit (violin) and Gusztav l-‘enyo (piano) perform Schubert's Sonata III I). lfebtrssy's Sonata. Bartok's Hungarian l’olkvoner arranged by ()rs/agh. and Bartok's It’lta/xvmlv No 2.


I la Belle Héléne lidinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.15pm. £8.50—£45 (concs available). Scottish Opera bring ()ffenbach‘s take on the Greek myth and transport it to Second Empire Paris. Anne Howells plays the

eponymous role and David Jones


I Edinburgh Renaissance Band McDonald Road Library. 7.45pm. Free. The band give a concert to celebrate the Auld Alliance.


i Glasgow

' I Vienna Boys Choir Glasgow Royal

Concert Hall. Sauchielrall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£17.50. The adolescents with the golden tonsils return

to tickle our ears with works by Purcell. Faure. Schubert. Holst. Britten and Strauss.

I Glasgow Salutes Hungary Cottier Theatre. Hyndlarrd Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8 (£5). Michael Collins (clarinet). Stephen Stirling (horn). Susanne Starr/.eleit (violin). Susie Meszaros (viola). Timothy Gill (cello) and Gustav Ferryo (piano) give a concert of music by Bela Bartok and his corrterrrporaries. The pt‘ograttltrrc consists of Brahrns's Horn Tl'ft’. Bar'tok's ('otllt'artx. Kodaly's Dances (if.litlt'().\'.v:ek. Weiner's Ballade/or Clarinet aan Piano and Dohnanyi's Setter.

I Lunchtime Concert lit-Service Suite. Jor‘darthill Campus. 552 4400 ext 3444. 12.30pm. £2. See Hutclreson's Hall entry Tue 21.

I Purcell Tercentenary Concert Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 552 4400 ext 3444. Split. £6 (£2.50/£3.50). Alan '1‘averrer conducts the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir. the Strathclyde l'niversity Chorus. Strathclyde Sinfonia and soloists from Cappella Nova in a progrartrrrre of Ptrrcell's compositions.

I Glasgow University Orchestra Bute Hall. Glasgow l'rriver'sity. 330 4092. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Myra Souter conducts the orchestra in Kabalevsky's overture to (’o/av li’t'euenon. Sibelius's .S_\'/rrplrott\' No 5. l‘alla's ’I‘h/ee ('ornereil Hat. Suite No 2. Shostakoviclr's Ja::Suite.\'o 2 and anew work by a student composer. Vivienne Tucker is the soloist in Frank Martin's li’al/an’ejur Sir/o Hale and Orchestra. Jane i-crguson leads the orchestra.


I Don Giovanni lidirrburgh liestival ‘l'lrcatrc. Nlc‘ttlstm Street. 52‘) 0000. 7.15pm. £8.50 £45 tcorrcs available). first and leclrcry have their price as the title character finds out in Mozart's operatic version of the Don Juan story. Peter Howson has corrre up with a rather astonishing stage design for this Scottish ()per'a production.

I Saltire String Quartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£2/£4). The quartet tackle llaydrr's Quartet 0/) 77 No /.

50 The List l7-50 \tH l‘)‘)5