African instrumentation (kora. balat'on) in original scored music by a rising young star.

I Shehallion New Clyde Auditorium. SECC. Anderson Quay. 7.30pm. Tickets £lO—£25 (cone). 287 7777. See Fri 24. I Los Supremos Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 868l. 3.30pm. Free.

I Adult Workshops Provanhill House. Auchenlea Park. From I lam. £2. Easterhouse Folk Doo presents workshops with Mick West (singing). Ian Davison (songwriting). John Gahagan (whistle). Alistair Hewlitt (guitar) and Keith Easdale (bodhratt).

I Easterhouse Folk Doo Ceilidh Bishoplocli Residents Hall. Attchengill Road. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). BYOB.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street. 248 3 I44. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.


I Celebration Of Scottish Music Usher Hall. I.othian Road. 228 ll55. 7.30pm. Ticketline 220 434‘). Presented ilt conjunction with lit/in/nlne/i Commonwealth 97: The Vale of Atlioll Pipe Band. legendary piper John I) Burgess. Gaelic singer Christine Primrose. Scots singer Rod Paterson. harper Alison Kinnaird. narrator Gerda Stevenson. dance group Taiin Ceilidh. and groups Fiddlers Five (including Brian McNeill. Wrigley Sisters. Chuck Fleming and John McCusker) arid the Battlefield Band.

I Edinburgh Commonwealth 97 Ross Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. From lplit. Free. Music and dance from India and Pakistan; Afridonia dance group: English. Scots altd Irish traditional dance; Caribbean steel band; Tamil Festival of Culture. Also family-oriented Commonwealth Village iii the West Princes Street Gardens. Ham—5pm. Free. I Duck Baker Tron Folk Cltib. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. 9pm. £3.50. Six-string genius arid singer. A must for anyone interested iii the acoustic guitar.

I Sead Commonwealth Ceilidh Assentny Rooms. George Street. 220 434‘). 9pm. £8 (£5). Scottish Education and Action for Development present various performers. Dance music from the Robert Fiin Band.

I Scottish Council For Refugees Benefit Bongo Club. New Street. 558 7604. 8pm. £5 (£4). Bands tbc.

I Cairngorms Campaign Ceilidh Dance Walpole Ilall. Chester Street. 8pm. £5 (£4). Information ()l38l 62I 8l6. Music from the Big Squee/e.

I Ceilidh Dance Caledoiiiati Brewery. Slateford Road. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Information 0I698 38525 I. Live balids.


I The Scottish/American Ballad Tradition Upper Town Hall. Aticlitermuchty. £15. All day event features talks. Itistory arid musical illustrations with Jack Beck. Kevin Mitchell. Anne Neilsoli. American singer Sara Grey. and foIhol‘ist Tolii McKeait. Ballad singing competition at 6.30pm I00 prize) and later singing session iii the Forest Hills Hotel. Contact 01337 8285I6.


I Tarika Tltc l‘ei'i'y. Clyde Place. Box office 287 55 I |. 7pm. £7 (£5). Scotland/Africa 97 Present MadagascatN fanted multi-lnslruliieiital and vocal Itarltiolty five-piece enseliiblc. See .\lusic prev iew.

I Ceol Ge Leor The Piping Centre. .‘ylcPhater Street. Bos office 287 55l I 8pm. £7 (£5 ). Scotland/Africa ()7 present alt melting of (iaclic music featuring Arthur Cormack. one of otli greatest singers. accompanied by accordioltisl/keyboard player Blair Douglas. piper's piper Allan MacDonald aiid Capct'caillle's Karen .\lathesoit. Donald Shaw altd Charlie .\chei_‘ron.

I Amampondo The ()ld Fl'tiitlttal ket. Albion Street. Box office 287 55l I.

Martyn Bennett celebrates Bothy Culture at La Belle Angele. Edinburgh on Sun 26 Oct

7.30pm. £8.50 (£6). Scotland/Africa ()7 presents the famous Xhosa troupe Nelson Mattdela's favourites a riot of colourful dance. percussion and song. I Shehallion New Clyde Auditorium. SFZCC. Anderson Quay. 7pm. Tickets £l0-£25 (colic). 287 7777. See Fri 24. I Easterhouse Folk Doo Festival Club Easterhouse Community Centre. Shandwick Street. 7.30pm. £2. BYOB. Keith and Kirsten Iiasdale plus open stage performances.

I Rumillajta RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. Andean pan pipes. cliarattgos. vocals and drums front Bolivia. Information and tickets 332 5057.

I The Blues Poets Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 868l. 4pm. Free.


I Ustad lmrat Khan and Sons Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. 6pm. £5—£ I0. Hundreds of years of family tradition go back to the Moghul courts. First time in Scotland for this music of the highest order. by legendary. virtuoso performers on three silars. sarod. tabla altd surbahar. Part of Cont/nonii‘etllt/t lit/in/nlee/l 97.

I Martyn Bennett La Belle Angele. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 7536.

8-I lpiit. £6. Bothy Culture. just released is the new album from Edinburgh's piper/ fiddler who plays to self-asselitbled backing tracks and cIublaitd beats.

I Kieran italpin and Anth Kaley Tron

j Folk Club, Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter : Square. 220 I550. 8.30pm. £5. Famous ; songwriter iti new dtio.

i I Open House Canon's (jail.

Canongatc. 556 448 l. 9pm. Free. Folk song altd instrumental music iii an

informal session.


* Glasgow : I Raimon Western Infirmary Lecture ' Theatre. off University Gardens. 7.30pm.

Free. From Valencia. since the late 60s. Rainion has been one of the leaders of

; the struggle for the independence and ' continued vitality of Catalan culture. A

poet aitd highly individualistic singer. he is a legend at home and abroad. Itas recorded hundreds of soltgs. been the subject of many books attd articles aiid pel'fol‘lttcd worldwide. This is Ills first Scottish visit. and he brings a four-piece group. Presented by Glasgow l'nixersity's Department of Hispanic Studies. litfoi'ittatloit 330 542 I.

I Northbeat Ceilidh and Old Time Dance Club Pipiltg Centre. McPhater Street. Cow caddelis. 3530220.

7.30 I0pln. £3.50. Accordioiiist I-rcclaltd Barbour atid caller Karen Ingram.


I Pan African Orchestra Usher Hall.

I.othiaii Road. 8pm. Tickets from Usher

. Ilall Box Office. 228 ll55. Welcome

return visit by the spectacular orchestra from Accra. Ghana. led by Nana Danso Abialit. which combines highly scored composition with an astonishing variety of sound. created by authentic African instruments front differing cultures. tuned to play with each other. The musical highlight of the Cotiimonweallh festival.

I Javanese Gamelan Sessions Music Suite. Cliessel's Land. Moray House. 6.45—9pm. Information Neil Houston. 558 6007.

I Jim Knight Canon‘s Gait. Canoligate. 556 448I. 9pm. Free. Folk singer and friends.

TUESDAY 28 Glasgow

I Shehallion New Clyde Auditoriulti. SFCC. Anderson Quay. 7.30pm. Tickets £I0—£25 (colic). 287 7777. See Fri 24.

I Northbeat Ceilidh Dance Classes for Beginners Riverside. Fox Street. 248 3 I44. 7.30--l0pni. £3.50. Accordionists Freeland Barbour. Alasdair .‘ylacCuisIt and caller Karelt Ingram.

I Better Crack Club Glasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 8pm. £3 (£2).


I Edinburgh Songwriter's Showcase Tron Ceilidh House Cellar Bar. 8.30pm. £l (performers free). [inquiries 22. 8245.



I Tomas Lynch Scotia Bar. Stockw ell Street. 552 868l. 9pm. Free Uillcaii piper. singer. guitarist. admired by June Tabor.

I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kililiilig Park Complex (formerly (iovan Parish School) Cornwall Street. Knitting

folk & world MUSIC

Park. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 I .50) Information 779 9047. Glasgow Fiddle Workshop organises four levels of tuition from beginners to advanced.


I Mike Silver Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). Vintage singer/guitarist.

THURSDAY 30 Glasgow

I Harvey Andrews New Dawn Folk Club. Glasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 400 I033. 8.30pm. £3—£5.


I Whisky Festival Scotch Club. The Palladium. Broughton Place. 8.30pm. £l0. Comedy. DJ‘s and music from the McCIuskey Brothers.

I Tich Frier Balerno Folk Club. Kestrel Hotel. Balerno. Inforltiation 539 6776. 8pm. £3 (£2). Humorous. entertaining. veteran singer/guitarist.


I Ivan Drever and Duncan Chisholm Howdett Park Centre. 0I506 433634. £4 (£2.50). Powerhouse fiddler and guitarist/singer from Wolfstone.



I Strayaways Drury's Hotel. Great Western Road. 9pm. Free. Traditional acoustic fou'rsoltte.

I Kingston Bridge Trio Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.30pm. Free. Acoustic roots.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3 I44. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.

I Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 ()588. 9pm. £5. Tickets at the venue or iii advance from the Ticket Centre. Calidleriggs. 227 55l I.


I The Angel's Share Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. Castlehill. 220 044l. 2.30pm. £ I0 (includes tour and two drains). The stoly of whisky ilt song. perforiited by Robilt I.aing.

I Whisky Festival Scotch Club. The Palladium. Broughton Place. 8.30pm. £l0. Comedy. DJ's alid music from the Iltinipff Family.


I Lowland and Border's Piping Society Collogue Peebles tax- Serviceman’s Club. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£4); children £2. Information and tickets 0l4l 946 2 I37. Grand Piping Concert features The Iiel Grinders. Dick Henshold. Martyn Bennett. Matt Seattle and Davey Robertson playing Border pipes. Scottish sltiallpipes. Northtiiitbrialt sinallpipes. fiddle. accordion and song. See also Sat I.

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