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I Boss Kennedy and Archie McAllister Aberdour Folk Club. Woodside Hotel. 8.30pm. £4. Information 01383 82191 I. Fiesty Scots fiddle and guitar. (iaughattesque songs.



I Piping Recital The Piping Centre. Mcl’hater Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). lnformation 353 ()220. A live recording for BBC Radio Scotland with two of the finest younger performers on the Highland bagpipe. Angus MCCOII shares the honours with the phenomenal Gordon

I Shake The Shack Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 868 I. 8.30pm. Free. Roots-derived good-time music from Edinburgh.

I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Govan Parish School. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30-9.30pm. £4 (£1.50) Information 636 1450. lain Fraser leads the season of Workshops on Scots tttltl Cape Breton liddle styles. for more advanced players; other tutors lead the beginners and intermediate le\cls.


I Chantan lidinburgli Folk Club. Pleasance (‘abaret Bar. ()0 The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). inspect a first .1ll‘lllllst)t)ll

from the talented \ ocal harmony trio of Duncan.

Christine Kydd. Elspeth Cowie. and tia/ly I Ceilidh Oance (‘ninhernauld Village

harpist/singer Corrina Hewat. Hall. (‘umbernauld 8pm. £5. Tickets and information 332 0063. Music by the

“unfermfine Howling Gaels. Benefit for the Marie Curie Nursing Service.

I Folk Evening 'I‘he Abbot thins-e. I Ceilidh Dance the Ferry. (‘h-tle l’lace.

7.30pm. £4 (£3). Jack Bett and friends. 10.30. £5. Tickets at the venue or in

advance from the Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs. 227 5511.


I Boys UT The Lough lidinburgl) Festival 'l‘ltealt'c. Nicolsott Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. £9.50--£6.50(£8.50 £5.50). l’iddler Aly Bain is the best known of this vintage group of internationally respected folk music performers. here in their aunttal home-town knees-up.

I Greentrax Fiddle Cabaret .-\s-seinhly Rooms. (ieorge Street. 220 4349. The Scots record company sponsors a night with sortie or its recording stars tnclttding ex-Battlel'ield Brian Maclleill; one of lock 'l‘illllMHliS Hait'lls two lttltllcrs Ian Hardie: and from the Whistlebinkies. Stuart Eydmann and piper Bab Wallace. Fiddle 95. See Music preview.

Also sessions and an exhibition on folk music in l-‘it‘e. Ounlermline Folk Festival



I New Dawn FOlk Club ( ilasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8.30pm. £3~£5. The big voice of Arthur Johnstone with the Star Band.


I Eden Wilkie House. (on gate. l0.30pm-~ 3am. £5 (£4). Information (day) 6504218. Fortnightlyclub features lights. masks. lace paint and live band (tonight ex-Mouth Music Sola) in tribal/Celtic dance groove with supporting DJ.


Bade l(rama play The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Sat 23

I Grupo Saraguey with Charlie Gonzales La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. Cowgate. l lptn—3am. £7 (£5.50). Club Latino presents a special live salsa night with singer Gonzales and a high-octane London-based octet.

I Ceilidh Dance Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8.30pm. £6 (£3). Dance to the Robert Fish Band. Pan of Fiddle 96.


I Ceilidh Dance Halway House. Kingseat. 8pm. £5 (£4). Music by the Forth Bridges. Also free sessions with Festival Guests. Guntermllne Folk Festival

I Sessions Pitfirrane Arms. Crossford. 8pm. Free. Duntermline Folk Festival



I Phil Shackleton Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3pm. Free. Blues.


I Fiddle 95 Assembly Rooms. George Street. Two successive all-day Fiddle Workshops and Masterclasses with star tutors teaching all styles of Scots and Cape Breton music. Exhibitions. talks. sessions. bar. food arid creche. Information and booking from ALP Scots Music Group. 184 l)alry Road. 337 5442. I Fiddle 96 Grand Concert Assetnbly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £l() (£7) includes entry to the Fiddle Cabaret and Dance lam. With Alasdair Fraser. Brenda Stubbert and Catriona MacDonald. See Music preview.

I Fiddle Cabaret and Dance Jam Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349.10pm. £6 (£3). The former has all the performers frotn the concert in an informal setting. with tutors. musical partners and whatever; the latter an evening of informal dance music hosted by the Belle Star Band. Fiddle 96. See Music preview.

I Dade l(rama Fruinuarket Gallery. Market Street. 225 2383. 8.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Return visit of the ancestral voices of Africa a big London-based troupe of musicians. singers. percussionists and dancers. using ancient and modern instruments. encompassing the tuusic of Tanzania. Nigeria. Gambia and Ghana. and spiced with contemporary soul. jazz and Caribbean roots.

I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. Solo concert by ex-Ceolbeg and Clan Alba vocalist Davy Steele.


I Old Blind Bogs/Brian Macfleill Carnegie Hall. 01383 314127. 8pm. £8 (£6) (£4 under 16). Aberdeen's finest with ex-Battlefield veteran soloing in support. Guntermltne Folk Festival



I Ceilidh Dance Class Riverside Club. Fox Street. offClyde Street. 248 3144. 7.30—10pm. Doors open 7pm. £3.50. Bar. Regular caller l(arin Ingram and piano- accordionist Freeland Barbour.

TUESDAY 26 Edinburgh

I Mose Fan Fan and Somo Somo Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £7.50 (£5). Heartbeat World Music presents a non-stop dance night of classy soukous from Zaire. With new album Hello Hello recorded in London.

guitarist-extraordinaire Mose leads his all- star pan-African band in laid-back rumba grooves with guest vocalist Sam Magwana. .

I Javanese Gamelan Sessions Music Suite. Chessel‘s Land. Moray House. Information Neil Houston. 558 6007.

I Penicuik Folk Club Navaar Hotel. Bog Road. Penicuik. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). Singer and magnificent acoustic guitar player Martin Simpson makes a rare Seottish appearance. No smoking at this gig. Tickets in advance from ()1968 6781610 or 6768153.


Glasgow I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Govat)

Parish School. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 (£1.50) Information 636 1450. lain Fraser leads the season of workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for tnore advanced players; other tutors lead the beginners and intermediate levels.

I The Freebooters SCotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free.


I Gill Bowman Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 332 7067. 8pm. £4 (£3). Club regular Gill presents part of her Burns show Toasting The lassies.

I Ceilidh Dance Tartan Club. Fountainbridge. 8pm. £5 (£3). Music from Da Hooley.



I New Dawn Folk Club Glasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. £3—£5. Veteran troubador Mike Silver.


I Tones Oot Destiny Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 1439. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). A celebration of Gaelic and Scots culture in words and music. featuring lshbel McAskill. Sheena Wellington and Corrina Hewat in The Folk Divas; the songs and piano of Michael Marra. and Sorley Maclean. lain Chrichton Smith. Angus Peter Campbell. Hamish Henderson. Tom leonard. Sheena Blackhall and many others. Presented by Chapman Magazine for Assembly alivel.


The following details are tor regular weekly dates: see main listings tor one- on shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Folk and World Residencies listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.

[amm— Fridays

I Finnegan’s Wake 79 St Vincent Street. 248 4989. 9pm. Free. lrish theme pub. Live bands.

I Victoria Bar Stockwell Street/Bridgegate. 552 6040. 9pm. Free. Scottish and lrish session.

I Brazen llead C athcart Road. 9pm. Free. lrish bands.

58 The List 15-28 Nov 1996