Cruel Garden

Back in the bullring this fortnight is Rambert Dance Company, which

returns to Scotland with a revival of Lindsay Kemp and Christopher

Bruce's flamenco epic, based on

the life of Spanish writer Lorca.

First performed twenty years ago,

this colourful and dramatic piece is

one of two shows the company

brings to Edinburgh Festival c, Theatre for the impressive Dance

Turns season. The company also presents a triple-bill: one piece by Rambert dancer Didy Veldman; and «3" one each by choreographic legends Jiri Kylian and Merce Cunningham. See review of Cruel Garden, page 65. Rambert Dance Company is at Edinburgh Festival Theatre Wed 27 & Thu 28 May (Trip/e Bill); Fri 29 & Sat 30 May (Cruel Garden).

Scotland Be Good

Poor old Justin Currie. He and the other Del-boys did their best with the official World Cup song ’Don't Come Home Too Soon', even enlisting the Scotland squad as session singers. But in a recent poll, an overwhelming majority of Radio Clyde listeners said they preferred the unofficial song 'Scotland Be Good', recorded by Ian Adie’s Tartan Army with The Wee-ist Pipe Band In The World. Owing more than a little to Chuck Berry, the song has been getting a good deal of airplay with its rousing jock 'n’ roll chorus of ’go bonnie Scotland, go’ as guitars trade riffs with skirling pipes. There’s even a dance remix, which is bound to find its way onto a few turntables in France this summer. Scot/and Be Good is released on CD, tape and 12in by the Precious Organisation on Mon 78 May.