Members of Salsa Celtica get together with Venezuelan Salsa superstar
Charlie Gonzalez for a one off gig at Club Latino at the Bongo Club,
FRIDAY 8 Glasgow I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
I Halfa Egyptian Dance Party Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £7 (£5).
I Tartan Tear Up Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £I2.50. Surfers Against Sewage bring their ﬁrst big clean sea campaign gig to Scotland. Live bands include the jazzy James Taylor Quartet. demonic accordion and fiddle-led folk rock from Burach. and the strange new taste of Orphic Soop. DJs. Raffle. Contact SAS on ()l872 55300l.
SATURDAY 9 Glasgow I Felson Trio Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. Country. I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3 I44. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
I Edinburgh Local Mod Gillis College. Whitehouse Loan. 7.30pm. Gaelic concert of competition winners.
I McConville and Cato Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 093l. 9pm. £3.50. From England‘s North East. with songs and a rich repertoire of tunes on the ﬁddle and Northumbrian pi s.
I Sead Fundraising Ceilidh Stockbridge House. Cheyne Street. 8pm. £5 (£3). Information 226 6384. Bike-powered PA. and music from The Big Squeeze. In support of Scottish Education and Action for Development.
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I Russian Folk Songs Bar Kalinka. Henderson Street. Leith. l.3()«lpm. Free. See Sun 3.
I Songs and Ballads The Tass. High Street. 2—5pm. Free. Singing session in the afternoon. instrumental music into the evening.
I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex. Comwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 (£1.50) Workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for all levels. Young beginners classes start earlier in the evening. Info 636 I450. Also Cape Breton Step Dance Class. 6—7.l5 at. £3. Info 946 l087.
I Re ing Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free.
I Colin Reid Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). Brilliant young Belfast guitarist fingerpicks across most musical boundaries. Support from New Zealand/Scots singer Angela Fox.
I Hans Theesink New Dawn Folk Club. Queen‘s Club. Queen Street. 22l 638 l. 8.30pm. £3—£5. Astonishing blues performer. with a dozen albums to his credit. born in the ﬂatlands of Holland and rooted in the delta of the Mississippi. I The Blues Poets Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free.
I Dick Gaughan Howden Park Centre. 0l506 433634. £5 (£3). The most unique. powerful and committed voice in Scottish folk song.
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical 8: Opera listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.
I Glasgow University Students Concert Hall. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 330 4092. l.l5pm. Free. Poulenc and Pierre Max Dubois are the subjects of Rebecca Farrow (piano). Brian Molley (sax) and Julia Lynch (piano).
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £6—£9 from 287 551 I. To mark the release of Highland (’ui/iedrul. the Phoenix perform a range ofchoral works from the classics to contemporary pieces. Honorary President Peter Morrison retums as guest artiste.
I Krakow Music Academy Sinfonietta Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). In their first visit to Edinburgh. the young Polish orchestra perform Vivaldi‘s Four Seasons and works from compatriots Killar. Slachowski and Bacewicz. The show is part of an exchange programme with the Edinburgh University String ()rchestra who have been raising the roofs in Krakow.
I The Threepenny Opera Pleasance Theatre. The Pleasance. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Info: 650 2423. The Edinburgh University ()pera Society treat you to Kurt Weill's classic set in the world of robbers and prostitutes.
I BT Scottish Ensemble Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20l9. 7.45pm. £9 (£5). The punderfully titled 'Bach and beyond'
classical & opera MUSIC
is the ensemble's final flourish this season with Johann Sebastian's violin concertos providing the bulk of the programme with Bartok acting as the ‘beyond‘.
I Academy Early Music Players And Singers Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Catherine Mackintosh and Iain Muirhead conduct the Academy through works by Heinrich Biber and J.S. Bach.
I Scottish Voices University Chapel. University of Glasgow. 330 4092. 7.30pm. Free. A programme of Scottish vocal music funded by the Ferguson Bequest.
I The Marriage 0f Figaro New Athenaeum Theatre. RSAMI). Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). Directed by Mark Tinkler. the RSAMI)‘s interpretation of Mozart's classic opera is a tragic and comedic joy. Social revolution and love are the themes in what is regarded as Wolfgang‘s most perfect and complete opera.
I The Young Persons' Guide To The Organ Mcliwan Hall. Bi‘isto Square. 650 2423. 3pm. Free. The Edinburgh Society of ()rganists presents this informal demo and recital given by John Kitchen and Timothy Byram- Wigfield. As well as discovering how the instrument works. there are performances of Bach's 'Iiu'mm And Fugue and Saint-Saens‘ [)mise Mur‘u/H‘r'.
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