I Bob Brozman Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar. Pleasance. 8pm. £6 (£5). Hawaiian. blues. calypso and iaz/y themes collide in showy virtuosity when this expert picker picks up his resonator and National steel guitars. A tittist for guitar fans.



I See Maylest listings.

I Dance The I't‘l't'y. Clyde I’litL‘L‘. 9pm. £6 (£4). Tickets at the yenue or iii ady'ance from the 'l‘tcket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 55 l I.

I Dance Rtyt‘l'sttlc‘. I'It)\ Sll‘t‘t‘l. off Clyde Street.

248 3 I44. £5. Doors open 8pm.


I ALP Ceilidh Dance St Brides (‘enti-e.

()rwell ’l‘ei‘racc. 7 30pm. £5. (£3. children

under I2. £l ). 'l'ickets from .r\dult Learning Project. I)alry Road. 337 5442. Mitsic from Da Hooley.

I Guid Crack Club \\':t\ ci Iey Hai' Upstairs. St Mary is Street. ".30pm. £2. Storytelling Club it till local guest David Campbell.



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I Fiesta Kibble Palace. Botanic (iaidens. Great Westein Road. 7pm. l~'t'ee. Refreshments and I‘ood. The World Children's Choir from Virginia and music. song and dance from Middle Iiast. Hia/il and Africa. Bellytlancers. Scottish bagpipes. Percussion groups. Presented by One World Corps.

I Crawdad Scotia Hat'. Stockw cII Street. 552 8681. 3pm. l'ree

I Ceilidh Dance Riy ei'side. rm Street. Oil Clyde Street. 2-18 .3 1-14. Doors open 8pm. music at 9pm. £5.


I Niominka Bi and the N’ Diaxas Band l-‘ruitmarket Ciallery. Market Street. 225 2383. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). This is the second Scottish y'isit by this powerful. unusual. multi-cnltui'al ensemble. I.ead singer Souleymane Sarr (his nicknatne

Man of the sea: Nlominka Bl plays the Fruitmarket. Edinburgh, Sat 25

Niominka Bi means 'Man of the Sea')

is a great Senegalese singer. now based. as is the band. in the West of France. The band's essentially reggae-based sound. with most lyrics in the Wollof language. results from a heady coalition of West African. Jamaican and French musicians. I Friends of the Earth Ceilidh Meadowbank Stadium. Meadowbank. 8pm. £4 (£2). Information 554 9977. Music from the Robert Fish Band.

I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Sqttare. 220 I550. 8.30pm. £3. lirom the far West of Scotland McLellan and McMeechan hold the floor with vocals. banjo. mandolin alid guitar- driyen Stateside country and folk blues.


I See Maytest listings.

I Mitre Folk Club The .\Iitrc. Bittnswick Street. off Argle Street. 3 «6pm. liree. Informal.



I See Maytest listings.

I Ceilidh Dance Class Riyerside Chili. lios Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3 I44. 7.30--|0pm, I)oors opeti 7pm. £3.50. Bar. Regular caller Karin Ingram and piano- accordionist Freeland Barbour.


Glasgow I See Maytest listings.


I Penicuik Folk Club Nayaar Hotel. Bog Road. Penicuik. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Singaround.



I See Maylest listings. I Fair Company Scotia Har. Stockw ell Street. 552 8681, 8.30pm. Free.


I Fairport Convention Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 20l9. 8pm. £10.70. See preyiew.

I Edinburgh FOIk CIUD Pleasailce Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). Led by one of the most original. iniioy'atiye exponents of the concertina. lidinburgh‘s Simon Thoumire Three. ittc‘ltttles Simon Thorpe on double bass. arid dazzling guitarist Kevin Mackenzie. in their trademark Iiiin quality Itdls’lild/l fusion. I American Square Dancing St Anne's Centre. Cowgate. 7 —9pm. Dance to Okefenokee with Citllel‘ Colin McLennan.



I See Maylest listings.

I New Dawn Folk Club (ilasgow I’l'ess Cltib. West Regent Street. 332 I674. 8pm. £3 £5. It might be the batteries they use. bttt \‘etei‘an Scots folk duo Gaberlunzie just go on. atid on.


I Salsa Celtica/Club Latino Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £7 £4. Hot Latin dance music from Scotland‘s premier band. with support from club I)J's. .-\n .»\II)S benefit for \\'a\'erley.


Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Alan Morrison.



I RSAMD Woodwind Department Steyenson llall. RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £2.50 (£l.50). '()ne Over The light is a serious look at the not-so-serious side of the woodwind repertoire. from duos to nonets.

I Lucia Di Lammermoor Cottiet‘ Theatre. 93 llyndland Road. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). See Mayfest listings.

I Evelyn Glennie (ilasgow Royal (‘otieert llall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £7.50--£I5 from 227 55 l I. The popular Scottish solo percussionist offers a new programme of music specially written and arranged for her. including the latest works by Joseph Schwantner li'lot‘ltir'sv atid Diango Hates .lly' Ural/n Kilt /I(’II. Xylophone. Vibraphone. maiimbas. gotigs aitd plenty of drums.


I Rudsambee St Johns Church. Princes Street. 0973 7367I4. I2,30pm. £4/£2 (£1) front Queen's Ilall (credit card hotline 667 7776). l'shei‘ llall aitd on the door. .-\ short concert of choral music ranging ftom a I3th century .-\Ileluia to (iaelic I’illl'l-tl-lit’lll. based on a spring datice theme coliiposed by a member of the group. Refreslmients w ill be seryed.

I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. I.I0pm. I-‘ree. .\ lunchtime concert. I St John’s Chamber opera Company St Johns Church. Princes Street. 0973 7367l4. 8.30pm. £4» £ I0 from Queens llall (credit card liotliite 667 7776). l'sher Hall and on the door. The newly formed company perform Curlew lt’t't‘t'r. the first of Benjamin Britten's three ‘Pat'ables l‘or Church Performance. Based on a .lapanese .\'oli play. it tells the story of the madness of a noble woman. The set and costume design is by National 'l'heatre designer 'l‘om Piper.

SATURDAY 18 Glasgow

I Turandot [liliCLllIC Royal. lit‘pt‘ Sll'L‘Cl. .332 9000. 2 l5pm. £3.50 £45. Pushed on the back of the chart success of aria ‘.\'essun I)orma'. Scottish ()pet'a's production of Puccini's 'lio'unl/ot is a \l‘IClltlltI tale of one lll the ancient eltsl as the icy Princess sets lter three suitots riddles. Kathleen Broderick alid l)eng sing the leads, Sting Ill Italian with l€nglislt sul'lttles.

I Strathaven Choral Society St Mary 's lil‘tsctll‘al Cathedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 3.39 669i. 7.30pm, £4 See .\layfest



I Black Hills State University Ensembles St Johns Church. Princes Street. 0973 7367I4. 12.30pm. £4/£2 (children under- I2 free) from Queens Ilall (credit card liotime 667 7776). l'sher Hall and on the

door. .~\ cast of 60 performers bring a

vocal and instrumental taste of South Dakota to lidinburgh. Refreshments are provided.

I Edinburgh University Singers Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. Tickets from liUS members and on the door. As the academic year draws to a close. the lit) Singers present Handel‘s l’our Coronation .‘lllf/lt’lll.\'.

I ludus lnstrumentalis St John's Church. Princes Street. 097.3 7367 I4. 7.30pm. £6/£4 frotn Queen‘s Hall (credit card hotline 667 7776). Ilsher Ilall and on the door. An Ascension I)ay Concert featuring Bach's .-l.\t'eli.\'toll ()rntorio and (‘oltt'el'lo For li/Il't‘t’ Hur/M‘lc/iitrt/s' from the authentic instrument specialists in |7th and l8tli century music.



I Saltire Duartet Collier Theatre. 93 llyndland Road. 357 3868. Iptii. £6.50 (£4.50). See Mayfesl listitigs.

I Drgan Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelyingroy'e. 22I 9600. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. l‘i‘ee. William R. llutcheson from St Margaret's Parish Church iii I)alry plays a selection of orgati music.


I Arborea Musica St John's Church. Princes Street. 0973 736714. 2.30pm. £5/£3 (children under- I 2 free) from Queen's Hall (credit card hotline 667 7776). Usher Hall and on the door. The duo play I8th century woodwind music for oboe. recorder and continuo by \r'iy'aldi. Corelli. Sammartini. Barsanti atid (ieminiani.

I Scottish Viennese Brass Ensemble St John's Church. Princes Street. 097.3 7367I4. 5. I5pm. liree. The strong Viennese tradition of ensemble Itorn performance reaches Scotland and features the distinctiye sound of authentic period instrutiients.

I St Giles‘ At Six St (iiles’ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. l-i'ee. :\ concert by the Belli;iyeii Consort.

I Linton Singers and Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble (ireyfriai's Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7pm. £6 (£5) from Queen's Hall (668 20W) and on the door. Maggie (iIICIII'iSl (soprano). Heather Boyd (contralto) and l'aal Faulkner (bass) are the featured soloists fora programme of music by Mozart. (iabrieli. Royetta. Peebles and Rossini. Proceeds go to .‘ylilestone House.

I Edinburgh Academy Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 668 20I9 (credit card Iiotlitie 667 7776). 7.30pm. £2.50 I .50). The .-\c‘;ttlc‘iit)"s summer concert features a yaried programme of music for choir. batid and orchestra. ranging from 'I’chaikoysky's .S't'rt'nrn/t' /-‘or Strings to ‘liig Hand Stomp‘.

I Bel Canto St John's Church. Princes Street. 0973 7367 I4. 9. 30pm. £5/£3 front Queen‘s Hall (credit card hotline 667 7776). l'sher Hall and on the door. .-\ candle-lit lecital of'l'udor and Renaissance choral music. including Victoria's .Iliyyrl .’l.\'( rant/ens Chris/try and ()rlando (iibbons's () Clap Your lltl/lt/V for double choir.

Killearn I Scottish Bach Consort Killearn Kirk.

Killearn. Stirlingsliii‘e. 8pm. £7 (£5/£3.50) frotn 0l360 550824. l)tymen Library and Country Ctit iii Killearn. 'Adagios and Concertos‘. known and unknown. is the theme for the eyemng l~';ty'otit'ile adagios b)‘ Mo/art. Albinont and Barber feature alongside less familiar works by Reger atid Sperger. Young Scottish bassoomst .‘ylorag Paterson makes her solo debut tonight with two bassoon concertos by l)ey‘ienne's and \'iyaldt.

58 The List l7-.‘~o‘.\t.ty two