I Salsa Celtica Cafe Graffiti. Corner Broughton Street and East London Street. Box Office 557 8003. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Live Latin dance licks and supporting DJ.

I Celestial Ceilidh Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Corner Broughton Street arid East London Street. Box Office 557 8003. 9pm—3am. £6 (£5). Tlte other venue. in the same building as above. Live battd to be confirmed.



I Reel To Real Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. George Street. 8pm. £12. Tickets 220 4349. Includes harmony vocal trio Chantan. singer Brian Miller and the Portobello Ceilidh Band. See Hogmanay supplement.

I ALP Fund-raising Ceilidh St Bride‘s Centre. Orwell Terrace. Dalry Road. 7.30pm—lam. Tickets and information 337 5442. Live battd.

I Celtic Ceilidh Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 8pm. £6. Tickets from Celtic Art and Travel Centre. High St. 226 3133. Live band.

HOGMANAY Edinburgh

I Hogmanay Grattiti Mansfield Place Clturclt. Corner Brougltton Street and East London Street. Box Office 557 8003. 10pm—3am. £10 (£8). Ticket admits to two floors of music including Salsa Celtica. Kenny Young And The Egg Plants. the legendary Allesandro and a ceilidh band; plus the usual Cafe Graffiti entertainers. DJ‘s from Club Latino and Big Beat. and guests.

I Concert In The Gardens Princes Street Gardens. 10.30pm. £12.50. Includes young Cape Breton liddle maestro Ashley Maclsaac attd Bunrig. See Hogmanay supplement.

I Tron Hogmanay Party Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 9pm till late. Tickets only £5. Many Edinburgh folk musicians and singers.



I [lit Chinese Orchestra City Art Centre. Market Street. l—5pm. Free. Traditional Chinese music on authentic instruments.


Glasgow I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Govatt

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


I Tam White Shoestring Band Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 332 7067. 8pm. £4 (£3). Club reopens with the great blues growler‘s guitar and harmonica band.


I New Danl Folk Club Glasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 332 1674. 8pm. £3—£5. Special Singer’s Night


Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera listings complied by Alan Morrison.



I Guitar Recital Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Allan Neave's lunchtime programme includes the world premiere of a new work by Alasdair Nicolson. plus pieces by Luys de Narvaez. Domenico Scarlatti. Giulio Regondi attd Vicente Sojo.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G 12 8DG. 7.30pm. The ‘Cutting Edge' series continues with Jerzy Maksymiuk conducting Lutoslawski‘s Venetian (James. the UK premiere of Per Norgftrd‘s Come/“to in Due Tempi (with pianist Per Salo) and Stravinsky’s Symphony in C.

I Charity Christmas Carol Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £8.50—£l3.50 front 287 551 l. The massed choirs from Glasgow Health Services are joined by the David A. Hall Wltitburn Band attd soprano Patricia MacMahon for a concert in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund For Children.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £7—£19.50. Harts Graf is the conductor and Imogen Cooper the soloist for Schumann's Piano Concerto. The second part of the programme consists of Deryck C ooke‘s reconstruction of Mahler‘s unfinished Svmphonv No /0.



I Strathclyde University Christmas Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 7.30pm. £6 (£3.50/£2.50) from 552 4400 ext 3444. Strathclyde University‘s Concert Band. Brass attd Wind Ensembles attd Chamber Choir join forces for an annual concert featuring light classical and popular seasonal arrangements. with plenty of opportunities for audience participation.

I Scottish Early Music Consort City Hall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £10 (£8/£4) front 227 551 l. Ticketlink outlets and at the door. SEMC are joined by the Cltoir of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh for Scltiitz‘s The Christmas Story. at 17th century masterpiece (played on period instruments). Soprano Mhairi Lawson is the Angel. baritone Alan Watt is Herod arid tenor Paul Rendall narrates the story. The programme also includes polychoral music attd instrumental dances by Praetorius. Bernhard‘s Christmas Cottr'erto attd carols for all. Foyer music begins at 7pm.


I Jubllo Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotlitte 667 7776). 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The cltoir. conducted by

Walter Thomson. present a carol concert that encourages audience participation. I lloboys And Shagbuts oi london St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. 7.45pm. £9 (£3—£6) front Queen‘s Hall (668 2019). Usher Hall (2238 1155) attd Georgian Concert Society (229 8018). The eight- strortg period wind ensemble perform German Christmas music front the late Renaissance. including dances front Praetorius‘s Terpishore and settings of In Dltlt‘i Jtthi/o and Joseph. Ueher Joseph Mein.

I Carols From Parliament House St Andrew's and St George‘s Church. George Street. 7.45pm. £5 (£3) from Queen‘s Hall (668 2019) or at the door. A Christmas celebration itt aid of charity (proceeds to Edinburgh City Mission). featuring carols by a cltoir of advocates. community carol singing and readings by a Court of Session judge. the Solicitor General for Scotland and junior and senior counsel. Hot refreshments and mince pies will be served.


I Bel Canto St Michael‘s Church. Blackness Road. 7.30pm. Tickets at the door. The vocal group present a candlelit carol concert. with songs new and old.



I Music And Writing Event Cotlier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 1.30pm. £3 (£1 ) front box office or at the door. ‘lfThis ls Paradise. What Then Is Hell‘?‘ is an experimental creative writing attd music event based on the life and work of Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Oscar Wilde and Jung Chang. written and read by members of the Castlemilk Writers Group with music by members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

I Organ Recital Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 331 1854. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free. Angela Ferguson is today‘s performer.

I Concord Singers Park Church. Ravenscliffe Drive. Giffnock. 7.30pm. £5 (£3) at the door. A seriously seasonal selection ofchoral music. followed by refreshments.

I University at Glasgow Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra Chapel. University of Glasgow. off University Avenue. £5 (£2) by programme at the

door. Cecilia Weston conducts the student ,

musicians in Graham Hair's The World Upheld. Gabrieli’s In [See/esiis. Gorecki's 'lotus Tans and Mozart‘s Vesperae Sole/mes De Con/essme.


I Christmas With The Clarsach Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card ltotline 667 7776). 3pm. £5 (£4). An afternoon of traditional and ntodern Christmas carols. readings. choral and orchestral works led by na Clarsaireatt attd the Caritas Choir of George Watson‘s College.

I Christmas Concert St John's Church. Princes Street. 6pm. Free. A candlelit Christmas celebration with St John's Choir attd instuntentalists front St Mary‘s Music School. featuring excerpts from Schiitz's Christmas Story.

I Belhaven Consort St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The Belhaven Consort. with flautist Barbara Richerby. play Christmas music by David Willcocks and John Rutter.

I Scottish Early Music Consort St Mary's Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 7.30pm. £5-£l2 (£3—£10) from Queen's Hall (668 2019) and at the door. See Glasgow. Sat 14.

I Scottish each Consort Killearn Kirk. 8pm. £7 (£3.50) from Country Cut. The Square. Killearn and Drynten Library or by phone on 01360 550824. The SEC present ‘A Classic Christmas'. with Corelli's Christmas Concerto. Bartok's Seven Romanian Folk Dances and Rutter‘s Brother Heinrich is Christmas. a seasonal fable narrated by Russell Hunter and featuring the Rosenethe Singers. The audience will be encouraged to add their voices to a selection of carols.


I Musica Electronlca Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. 3304092. 1.15pm. Free. A concert featuring electroacoustic music selected front international festivals. prizes attd studios around the world. prepared and diffused by final year students of the B.Eng (Electronics With Music) course on special sound diffusion equipment.

I Rachmaninov Trio Hutcheson's Hall. 2 John Street. 1.15pm. £2 on the door. The group play Franck‘s Sonata in A for Cello and Piano attd Debussy's Trio in G.


I Carol Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). l lattt. Free. Liberton High School presents a special concert for senior citizens.

I Carol Concert Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667 7776). 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.50). A concert for all the family by pupils front Liberton High School.

I Christmas Concert Central Hall. West Tollcross. 7.30pm. £3 (£1) at the door. Two hundred pupils front James Gillespie's High School -— choir. string orchestra. wind band and guitar ensemble present a Christntas concert at which a certain Mr Claus will make an appearance.


I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6—£10 from 287 5511. It's time for 'Christmas And All That Jazz’ as the choir. conducted by Marilyn J. Smith and accompanied by Cameron Murdoch. are joined by guitarist Martin Taylor for carols. readings and Christmas music front around the world.


I Carol Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotline 667

7776). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). A mix of festive and popular music courtesy of Boroughmuir High School and the Edittbugh Concert Band.

I Charity Christmas Carol Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3—£10. The massed choirs from Lothian. Fife and Tayside Health Services are joined by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and tenor Jamie MacDougall for a concert in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund For Children.



I Scottish Voices Concert Hall. University ofGlasgow. 330 4092. 1.15pm. Free. Pianist Graham Hair plays, among others. Kenneth Elliott‘s Eight Barns Songs and his own arrangement of American Waltzes.

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