Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows: see separate section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be isted, provided that details reach our offices at least ten da s before publication. Folk & World istings compiled by Norman Chalmers.
I Mary Black and Altan Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. Tickets 287 5511. Ireland‘s diva moves further from her traditional roots in De Dannan, and wins a wider world audience. Altan continue to hold the crown of Ireland‘s favourite folk band.
I Kingston Bridge Trio Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.30pm. Free. Acoustic folk.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
I Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde Place. 9pm. £5. Tickets at the venue or in advance from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs, 227 551 1.
I Stockbridge Ceilidh Stockbridge House. Cheyne Street. 8pm. £5 (£3). Beneﬁt for the Stockbridge Project. Live band.
I Charity Ceilidh St Bride‘s Centre. Orwell Terrace. 8pm. £6 (£4). Information 343 7260. Benefit for the Friedreich's Ataxia Group. Music from the wittin named Royzonewho. it‘s safe to assume. won‘t attract hordes of screaming teen fans.
and is free of charge.
58TllE lIST 7 Nov—20 Nov 1997
The Virgin Megastore will be making available free copies of the first CD single by Edinburgh band Tantrum from 17th of November.
This single is the direct product of an award given to Tantrum by the Flux Festival in August this year, when three of Scotland’s most promising bands were given free studio time and a pressing of a CD single of the results. The project was
aided by the Scottish Arts Council.
Nikki and the rest of Tantrum will be in the store at 4pm on Monday 17th November and will be available to sign copies of the single. The package will be solely available from the Virgin Megastore at 125, Princes Street, Edinburgh while stocks last
SATURDAY 8 Glasgow I Amnesty lntemational Ceilidh Dance Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 8pm. £6 (£4) (includes snacks). Information and tickets 332 8358. Music from the Herculean Ceilidh Band. I Eddy Walker Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. Acoustic rock 'n' roll and good time blues. I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
I Andrew Calhoun and Kat Eggleston Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 9pm. £3.50. Stateside guitarist/songwriters. and Waterbug Record Company founders on a European tour. Kat also brings her hammered dulcimer. See Music preview. I Ceilidh Dance Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Information 01698 385251. Live bands.
Glasgow I The Blues Poets Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 4pm. Free.
I Songs and Ballads The Tass. High St and St Mary‘s Street. 2—5pm. Free. Singing session.
I Open House Canon's Gait. Canongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. Folk song and instrumental music in an informal session.
I Northbeat Ceilidh and Old Time Dance Club Piping Centre. McPhater Street. Cowcaddens. 353 0220.
Each copy of the three track single has an individually painted cover inside a hand made envelope; every copy is thus a unique art piece. The package was designed by the band’s vocalist Nikki Grant, and the sleeve design will be exhibited at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh from Monday 10th November until Saturday 16th November.
Altan support Mary Black in an Irish folk double bill at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 7 Nov
7.30—10pm. £3.50. Accordionist Freeland 1 Barbour and caller Karen Ingratn. i . Edinburgh 1 I Javanese Gamelan Sessions Music Suite. Chessel's Land. Moray House. 6.45-9pm. Information Neil Houston. 558 6007.
I Jim Knight Canon‘s Gait. Canongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. Folk singer and friends.
I Northbeat Ceilidh Dance Classes For Beginners Riverside. Fox Street. 248 3144. 7.3()~l()pm. £3.50. 1 Accordionists Freeland Barbour. Alasdair MacCuish and caller Karen Ingram.
I Better Crack Club Glasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 8pm. £3 (£2). No guest performers tonight — tales frotu the members.
I Edinburgh Songwriter’s Showcase Tron Ceilidh House Cellar Bar. 8.30pm. £1 (performers free). Enquiries 228 8245.
Castlemilk Folk Festival presents the former Deacon Blue frontman in a solo set. Support from members of local bands.
I Robin Laing New Dawn Folk Club.
Glasgow Press Club. West Regent Street. 400 1033. 8.30pm. £3—£5. Not his whisky show, but a set of traditional songs. ballads and his own compositions. I Counterfeat The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 215‘). 9.30pm. Free.
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I Ronnie Brown and Pierre Bensusan Castlemilk Community Centre. Castlemilk. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). Tickets and information 631 l 166. Castlemilk Folk Festival presents half the former Corries.
: a slight guitarist who will almost certainly sing Flower of Scotland. and the
Frenchman. who is absolutely superb on
5 acoustic guitar and vocals.
' I Kingston Bridge Trio Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.30pm.
Free. Acoustic roots.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox
Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5.
I Jim Malcolm Penicuik Folk Club. Navaar Hotel. Bog Road. 8pm. £3. lnforrnation 01968 678153.
I Clachnacudden Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. ‘) m. Free.
I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex (formerly (iovan Parish School) Cornwall Street. Kinniug Park. 7.3()—‘).30pm. £4 (£1.50). Information 77‘) 9047. Glasgow Fiddle Workshop organises four levels of tuition from beginners to advanced. Also Step Dance Workshop with Jenny Dunbar. 6-—7pm. £2 (£1).
I Eileen Penman and Friends Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3 1. listablished Edinburgh singer and teacher of both traditional and political folk songs.
I Ricky Ross Castlemilk Conuuunity Centre. Castlemilk. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). Tickets and information 631 1166.
I Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde
Place. 552 0588. 9pm. £5. Tickets at the venue or in advance from the Ticket
Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.
Edinburgh I Charity Ceilidh Stockbridge House.
: Cheyne Street. 7.30pm. £5 (£3); children i 50p. Benefit for tidinburgh Sitters. 557 3121. Music from Kipper in the Bath.
I Steve Harley Castlemilk Community Centre. (‘astlemilk 7.30pm. £7 (£3).
Tickets and information 631 1166.
. (‘astlemilk Folk Festival bring him back.
after ltis sensational sell-out three years ago.
I Banovitch and McKenzie Scoua Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5.
V l.ive bands.
I Lizzard Lounge Cafe (Erat‘t'iti. tiast London Street. 111.3(1pm 2am. £5 (£4). l'sual soul. al'ro and Latin l).ls with Salsa (‘eltica live.
I Andy Shanks and Jim Russell Tron l‘olls‘ Club. Tron (‘eilidh House. Hunter