folk & world MUSIC

star-on-the-rise Annabel Lamb. Glasgow‘s Big Big Country festival opens with Kottke a singer. drolI raconteur. and one of the planet‘s most gifted acoustic guitarists.

I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—930pm. £4 Street. £8. 9.30pm-3am. Tickets from (£1.50) Workshops on Scots and Cape chdcrwn'x In aid 0f Bolivian Breton fiddle styles. for advanced Children's Fund. Salsa Viva and DJ Coco Playcrg- bcg‘m‘cr‘ and llllcrmc‘llillc \tcgu. levels. Young beginners classes

I Mick west Band Tm” Fulk Cth continence earlier in the evening. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 lnlommuon (’36 “50' AIS” Cup" 0931. 9pm. £4 (£3). Distinctive Scots 1.3mm" Slop .Dancc Class' ("'7"5p"" singer with his contemporary band. See U’ Info-“nulum 946 1987'

I f . v .. . 1 - I Ganzie Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. also Biggar. Fri -2. “a, 8681 9 m Fr. ,

I Storytelling Saturday Netherbow ' p ' “‘

Theatre. High Street. 1 lam & 2pm.

Children's stories: Adventure of \\ee . Mad Pudding Edinburgh F0”; Club. Toniwith Michael Kerrins. and A Touch picasancc Them“. Cabaret Bur. Tm.

of Wonder with Duncan Williamson. pleaxancc‘ 8pm £5. £4 (£3). Tulcnwd‘

energetic Canadian band are strongest on

the instrumental side and song arrangements. with a great traditional

East London Street. 9.30pin—2am. Tickets £7 (£6). Information 550 3716. Vocalist Manolito leads the dynamic fifteen-piece Cuban orchestral extravaganza from Havana. New post- 1990 melting pot. chart-topping Cuban music. Go early to get in.

I Salsa Party Henderson‘s. Hanover

Edlflblfl‘gh fiddler.

I Russian Folk Songs Bar Kalinka.

Henderson Street. l.eith. l.30—-1pm. Free. Russian singer Elena in the only Russian l

bar in Scotland. with a range of vodkas Glasgow

and authentic food available all day. Information 331 2502.

I Songs and Ballads The Tass. High Street. 2—5pm. Free. Singing session in the afternoon. instrumental music into the evening.


I Song And Guitar Workshop Howden Park Centre. 11am—5pm. £10 (£6). Tickets and information 0 l 506 433634. With Christine Kydd. Not suitable for absolute beginners.



I Leo Kottke ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Box ()ffice 287 551 I. Support from Brit country

I Ken Campbell's Hand Pict Band New Dawn Folk Club. Queen's Club. Queen Street. 221 6381. 8.30pm. £3~£5. Singer. songwriter and small-pipes player with his recently formed eclectic acoustic band.

I The Blues Poets Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free.


I Old Blind Dogs Balerno Folk Club. Kestrel Hotel. Harlaw Road. 8pm. £3 (£2). Information 44‘) 501-1. The popular. powerfully propelled band from the North East. in an energetic exposition of contemporary arrangements of Scots folk song and traditional dance music. A busy night guaranteed.

Manolito Y Su Trabuco brings his mammoth fifteen piece party machine to Edinburgh's Lizzard Lounge, Sat 23 May

Edinburgh 3 I Mick West Band Scotia Bar.

I Bushburys Edinburgh pOlk Club. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar. The Frcc- .SFC Ed‘l‘bUlgll 31" g Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). Cajun and . cell'dh Dance RWCFSHIC Clllb- I‘M country stomp. newgrass and fiddle folk. SW“. 348 3 H4- 000“ “PC” 7301"“- 15.

Live bands. THURSDAY 21 Edinburgh Glasgow

I 1st Newhaven Wooden Boat I Norman Stewart New Dawn Folk Festival The Harbour. Newhaven. Queen's Club, Quccn Street, 22] Noon—6pm. I‘TL‘C. Live folk/acoustic 6381. 8.30pm. £3—£S_ Veteran singer of music and song on the open stage. Pipe Scots traditional song and one of the few

band. street performers. craft fair. stalls. really good dance music players on the kids CVCIHS. FISltmill‘kCl bar. moothie.

environmental exhibition. boatbuilding. I The Blues Poets Scotia Bar. net mending and knot tying Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. demonstrations. museum. traditional 3 ' costumes. book boat with poetry

' m readings. storytelling. plus ofcourse. 30

or so boats from all round Scotland. Glasgow including a curragh from Kilmartin. I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox River Tay cobles. and an eccentric 30- Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. foot aircraft carrier! Live bands. I Manolito Y Su Trabuco Lizzard I CEilidh Dance The FCIT)’. Clyde Lounge. Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Church. Place. 552 0588. 9pm. £5. Tickets at the venue or in advance from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.


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Tommy Smith’s Scottish National Jazz Orchestra featuring KENNY WHEELER and NORMA wmsronsw r .


Queen's Hall. Edinburgh Thu May 28 ° 8.00 pm ° 0131 667 7776

The Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. Glasgow Fri May 29 - 7.30 pm ° 0141 332 5057

Eden Court, Inverness Wed May 27 ° 8.00 pm - 01463 234234

Rotbes Halls, Glenrothes Thu June 4 ° 8.00 pm ° 01592 612121

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I Mick West Band Corn Exchange. 8pm. Tickets and information 01555 678610. Piano. bass. sax and lowland pipes blend with Mick‘s powerful Scots vocals and African djembe drum. in a Celtic folk fusion.



I Eaglesham Roots and Bluegrass Festival Eglinton Arms Hotel. Eaglesham. l—l lptn. £8.50. Evening ticket only. 7—1 1pm. £6. Information 334 2176. Open Stage event. 5.30—6.30pm. Free. Music from The Felsons (acoustic set). Cathryn Craig. The Moonshiners. .Iill Jackson. Redwing. The Runaway String Band. Alive ‘n' Picking and The John Hinshelwood Band.


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30 Lemon Tree Aberdeen 7.30pm 01224 642230 31 Tron Theatre Glasgow 8.00pm 0141 552 4267


2 Lyth Arts Centre Nr Wick 8.00pm 01955 641270

3 Tolbooth Stirling 8.00pm 01786 473544 4 Tron Tavern Edinburgh 8.30pm 0131 554 4510 5 Links Hotel Montrose 9.15pm 01674 671000

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