MUSIC EDINBURGH FOLK & HARP FESTIVALS
I Joe Burke: Before Jackie Daley, Martin 0’ Connor or Sharon Shannon, there was Joe Burke, and he is sighted in occasional elliptical orbit round these shores. The two-row button box, melodeon, or in Ireland, accordion, is his instrument, and he remains a link with that great generation or players that included Willie Clancy, Tommy Potts, Seamus Ennis and all those who pre-dated the modern Irish bouzouki,
diembe and synthesiser. See Sat 6.
CLASSICAL & OPERA
fiddler Nollaig Casey is one of the top players of her instrument in a country which abounds with great fiddle players. She‘s also a superb singer. Arty McGlynn. through his work with Patrick Street. De Dannan. and Van Morrison. has established himself as lreland's most sought-after guitarist. See preview. page 39.
I Jock Duncan - The Authentic Tradition Park Room. 9.30pm. £8 (£7). A first album isjust being released by Buchan- born singer Jock Duncan — a great Bothy Ballad singer. in the North East style — but also heir to many older traditional songs. He appears in a special concert with his son Gordon Duncan. the piping genius. and all-women song quartet Palaver. Also on stage. Jock‘s record producer Brian Macheill. and Springthyme Records boss and musician Pete Shepheard with Tommy Bonnar.
I Ceilidh Dance Debating Hall. 10pm. £6 (£5). Music from the Cutting Edge. Angus innovators building up a great reputation.
I llorthem Ireland Tourist Board Workshops Dining Room. 10am. Free. See Thurs 4.
I Adult learning Project Classes 10am—4pm. £25 (£12). Call ALP for enrolment details (0131 337 5442). Fiddle with Marie Fielding; Mixed Group with Corrina Hewat; Song with Christine Kydd; Guitar with James Malcolm; Percussion (bodhran on Saturday) with Jim Walker. See Fri 5.
I Annual Cauld Wind Piping Competition St Anne's Community Centre. Cowgate. 10am. Bellows-blown Small pipes. Lowland pipes. Border pipes. songs with pipes. other instruments with pipes. pairs of pipes. These guys only blow in a bag when breathalysed.
I Songwriter’s Workshop. Sportsman‘s Bar. 2pm. Free. Anything goes.
I Plping Concert BBC Scotland. 5 Queen Street. 225 3131. 7.30pm. Free. A recording of top quality traditional Highland piping with Glenftddich champion Angus McCoII from Oban and others.
I FlukellFishut Debating Hall. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). Two of the finest new bands to emerge in the past year are the astonishingly talented ﬂute and whistle player Brlan Flnnegan's group Flukel. and
the equally improbably named Fishut. featuring percussion and cittern player Jim Sutherland. melodeon maestro Andy Cutting. and guitarist‘s guitarist Ian Carr. See Music preview.
I Joe Burke Park Room. 9.30pm. £7 (£6). Twenty years ago his name was synonymous with lrish accordion. and Joe Burke is still a great player. and very
I Ceilidh Dance Debating Hall. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). The Belle Star Band. Ex-Ceilidh Collective. a new all-woman dance band.
I llorthem Ireland Tourist Board Workshops Dining Room. 10am. Free. See Thurs 4.
I Common Ground Exhibition and Concert Library. 10am. The Goodacre Brothers assemble pipers. makers. enthusiasts. historians. perfomters. dancers and all species ofbagpipe.
I Caledon/Jock Tamson’s Baims Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 7.30pm. £8.50. (£7). Born from the larger Clan Alba. Caledon has a similar contemporary approach to Scottish ‘folk' music with. on harps. Sileas. Gary West on Highland pipes. and dual percussionists Mike Travis and Dave Tulloch. Davey Steele is lead vocalist. Earlier. and first in the final night series of Folk Revivals. Jock Tamson’s Bairns. specially re-formed for this evening and the launch of a retrospective CD. are remembered as one of the key bands of the 70s/80s Scottish music renaissance: the twin fiddles of Derek Roy and Iain Hardie; Norman Chalmers’ concertina; guitarist Jack Evans; and the twin vocal talents of nod Paterson and John Croall. I The JSD Band Park Room. 10.30pm. £7 (£6). More blasts from the past. The JSD': were the most exciting Scottish folk rock band of the 70s — raved about by John Peel. and attracting tartan—clad youngsters to their gigs before the Rollers. the JSD Band's music was/is a high powered hybrid of Scots. Irish and American sounds. The band is led by ﬂute player Sean O’Rourke and features fiddler Chuck Fleming.
I Ceilidh Dance Debating Hall. 10.30pm £6 (£5). Final rave from the grave of this last night features re-formed North Easters. the Desperate Denz Bend. Scotland’s ﬁrst rock and roll ceilidh band. who will play the festival out.
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8. Opera listings compiled by Alan Morrison.
I March Entertainment Barony Hall. McLeod Street. Info: 552 4400 ext 3444. 7.30pm. £5 from 227 5511. Back in 1971. the University of Strathclyde commissioned an entertainment for soloists. small instrumental ensemble and audience called Tlte Seal 01' The City. The piece has now been rewritten for 1996 and arranged by Cliff Bartlett. Tonight‘s event concludes with a wine and cheese party. included in the ticket price.
I Royal Scottish National orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £6—£l9.50. Alexander Lazarev conducts the RSNO in Ravel's [a Valse. Rachmaninov‘s Rhapsody On A Theme 0f Paganini. Lutoslawski‘s Variations On A Theme 0f Paganini and Pictures At An Exhibition by Mussorgsky (orchestrated by Ravel). John Lill is the guest pianist.
I Children’s Classic Concerts Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 2pm. £7 (£3.50) from 227 5511. The series draws to a close with ‘Fortissimo Finalel‘. a concert in which young members of the audience are invited to bring along any portable instrument they can lay their hands on and join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor Andrew Mogrelia playing music by Borodin. Bizet. Beethoven. Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The event is presented by Atarah Ben Tovim.
I 100 Years Oi Cinema Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £9.50—£l6 from 227 5511. Carl Davis conducts the Scottish Opera Orchestra in a celebration of a centenary of glittering music from the silver screen — Cinema Paradiso. Gone With The Wind, Philadelphia, Dr Z/tii'ago — as well as a tribute to composer John Williams and the Scottish premiere of Davis‘s score for Pride And Prejudice. Highlight is the world premiere of the Corsican Suite from the silent epic Napoleon. which will be screened (and played) in its entirety on Sun 26 May.
I ECAT Young Composer’s Forum Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 10.30am—12.30pm and 2—4pm. Free. Open workshop sessions which allow audiences to glimpse into the creative process of seven of Scotland's talented young composers. Also see Sun 24.
I Edinburgh Bach Choir and Scottish Sintonia Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 7.45pm. £8 (£6) from Queen's Hall (668 2019). Assembly Rooms. King‘s Theatre (220 4349) and Usher Hall (228 1155). Neil Mantle conducts Haydn's The Creation. with soloists Susan Leslie (soprano), Peter Alexander Wilson (tenor). Robin Greenway (bass) and lain Paterson (bass).
I Susan Sheppard St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. Tickets from Queen's Hall (668
2019). Usher Hall (228 1155). 7.45pm. £8. The baroque cellist plays Bach's unaccompanied Suites Nos 1. 2 and 4 on an instrument made during the composer's lifetime.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £4.50—£16.50 (£5/£3). Richard Stoltzman is the guest soloist for Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata; elsewhere the SCO under conductor Tadaaki Otaka plays Bartok's Rumanian Dances. Bizet's Symphony In C and Partita For Orchestra. a new work by Richard Rodney Bennett.
I Musical Fingers Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 1pm. £5 (£4). Gavin Woods and Stewart Death present ‘Travelling By Tuba’. a combination of informative chat and virtuosic performance. The music ranges from Fats Waller to Mozart.
I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Glasgow‘s Christopher Nickol gives a promenade concert.
I Lunchtime Recital Danish Cultural Institute. Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Noon. £4. Danish duo Morten Zeuthen (cello) and Amalie Malling (piano) perform Beethoven‘s Sonata in (1‘ minor; Op 5 No 2 and Peter,Arnold Heise's Sonata For Cello And Piano.
I Saltire Duartet Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. 1pm. £3.50 (£2). ‘Animals. Birds. Fish And Fossils‘ is the title of this lunchtime concert. with a programme consisting of Haydn's String Quartet in D ( ‘The Frog'), Leroy Anderson's The ll’altzing Cat and extracts from Saint-Saens The Carnival ()j'T/te Animals. Included in the ticket price is a glass of Bucks Fizz or orange juice and a guided tour of relevant collections.
I Children’s Classic Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 2pm. £7 (£3.50). See Sat 23.
I ECAT Young Composer’s Forum Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 3—6pm. Free. The third of the weekend’s open workshop sessions which allow audiences to glimpse into the creative process of seven of Scotland's talented young composers.
I ludus lnstrumentalis St John‘s Church. Princes Street. 6pm. £5 (£3) from Queen’s Hall (668 2019). Usher Hall (228 1155) and on the door. The baroque chamber orchestra and choir team up with the Squair Mile Consort to present ‘Hark How The Wild Musicians Sing' — English consort music by Purcell. Byrd and Gibbons.
I ECAT Young Composer‘s Forum Concert Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 7.45pm. Free. James MacMillan conducts a concert of new works for piano by Helen Gritne. Christopher Lyons. Audrey Mackie. lain Matheson. Kevin Mayo. Anna Meredith and Alastair Stout. Peter Evans is the soloist.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Drchestra Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 7.50pm. £8 (£2—£6) from 227 5511. Concert Five in the Cutting Edge sen'es. and it's being broadcast live on Radio 3 and the European Broadcasting Union. Elgar Howarth conducts the BBC commissions Breakdance by Alasdair Nicolson and Dragspil by Lyell Cresswell (with solo accordionist James Crabb). as well as Edward McGuire's symphonic poem Calgacus (with George Mcllwham
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