Having poured out her heart on the unusually personal F/yer album a couple of years ago, Nanci Griffith will look back on ten years of her Blue Moon Orchestra when she visits Glasgow for another mammoth stint at the Royal Concert Hall. Griffith’s pleasing blend of country-folk has become phenomenally popular in Scotland and Ireland, where she is an even bigger star than back home. In her case, home was the broad, empty plains around Lubbock in West Texas, where Buddy Holly grew up, and she will be joined on tour by Holly’s backing band, The Crickets, who are also featured on her new album, Blue Roses From The Moons. All that may suggest we’re in for a somewhat nostalgic treat this time around, but Griffith and her collaborators are unlikely to get too sloppy and sentimental about the whole business. The singer, meanwhile, has finished recording a follow-up to her very successful covers album, Other Voices, Other Rooms. Titled Other Voices, Too, it should be out next year. (Kenny Mathieson) Nanci Griffith plays Glasgow Royal Concert Hall from Fri 25—Mon 28 Apr.
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The Cat in the Hat was a mischievous cat Who caused trouble wherever he went.
He tidied things up in the end, for all that — He was free from maliCious intent.
Jamiroguai too was a cat in a hat.
And he spent every waking hour groovmg.
A few people thought him a bit of a prat
But his album Travelling Without Moving
Had popped to the tip or’ the top of the chart
With that sound thing that he had created.
Now, both cats in both hats seem quite groovy at heart. So we wonder - can they be related?
lamiroguai plays the SEC C, Glasgow on Wed 30 Apr.
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What's putting an X in our boxes this fortnight.
Film: Twin Town The badly behaved Lewrs twins swop Joyriding for murder and revenge but come under the eye of the local bent copper (Dougray Scott) who is masterrninding a drugs deal.
Anarchy, profanity and Welsh male
voice chOirs come together in Kevin Allen’s in-your-face feature debut.
See feature page 10 and review. On
general release from Fri 25 Apr.
Theatre: Translations Brian Friel's witty and erudite tragi-comedy, set in a rural Irish community in the
1830s, shows how the blundering - colonial British, who are seeking to
re-draw the map, impose a cultural oppression which is ultimately irreversible. Language barriers are both the main source of comedy and the central symbol of cultural
difference. See reView Edinburgh: 5 Royal Lyceum Theatre until Sat 26 ' Apr.
Books: The State To Come The Observer editor and author of the bestselling The State We’re In, Will Hutton, releases an analytical broadside at the Conservative party’s economic policies Just before the general election. At the same time, he has some advice for Blair which may prove intriguing if Lab0ur do assume power. The State To Come (Vintage f3. 99)
Art: About Vision An exhibition showing the works of the best of new British painting, all by artists under the age of 40. Featuring Chris Ofili, Gary Hume and Callum lnnes among others, this demonstrates the incredible vsbrancy and desire to experiment which is prominent in today's young brush slingers
; Edinburgh Frurtmarket, until Sat 37 May
The latest independently audited figures show that The List has
This is an increase of 8.2% over the past year.
The List’s circulation is set to grow further over the current months as a result of the recent TV advertising campaign.
'Figure is based unaudited circulatioii of issue 295 and NRS reseaidi into a comparable listings title ShU-‘llf‘ig 73 readers per copy
8 Apr—l May 1997THE UST5