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 listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten da 5 before publication. Folk & World istings compiled by Norman Chalmers.
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 top-flight band: Wendy \V’eatherby. Blair Cowari and Steve Lawrence.
I The Blues Poets Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 868 l. ‘)pm. Free.
Edinburgh , I Old Blind Dogs Balerno Folk Club. Kestrel Hotel. Harlaw Road. 8pm. £3 (£2). Information 44‘) 5014. Powerfully propelled band from the North Flast play contemporary arrangements of Scots folk song and traditional dance music. A busy night guaranteed.
I Eleanor Shanley Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £8.50 (£7). Tickets 287 55l l. Iis-De Darinan vocalist returns after her successful Celtic Connections visit earlier this year. See Mttsic preview.
I Chris Smither ()ld Fruitrriar'ket. Albion Street. 7.30pm £8.50 (£6.50). Tickets 287 551 l. Folk blues of quality from one of America's great performers. Part of Big Big Country. See Rock listings.
I Dark Side Of The Boom (.‘umbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. 7.45pm. Tickets £7 (£4) ()l 236 732887. Mr Boom (Andy Munro) turns his adult face to the audience with songs from his new album Is It Real." His electric/acoustic band -- I Can't Remember -- features well known Edinburgh-based musos Rab Handleiglr. liric Wales. Roy Martin and Pat McCanrr. First of two nights. Information 0l8‘)‘) 220471.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3 I44. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bartds.
I Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde Place. ‘)pm. £5. Tickets at the venue or in advance from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 55 l 1.
I Ceilidh Dance Assembly Roonrs. George Street. 220 434‘). 8.30pm. £8 (£5). Music from the Robert Fish Band. I Guid Crack Club Waverley Upstairs. St Mary's Street. 7.30pm. £2. Storytelling club presents Martin Watssman with tales from Tain and Faster Ross.
Glasgow I I Loudon Wainwright 111/Carol
Laula ()ld Fr'tritmarket. Albrorr Street. 7.30pm. £l l.50 (£‘)). Tickets 287 55 I 1. Part of Big Big Country. See Rock listings.
I Dark Side Of The Boom Curribernauld Theatre. Kildrtini. 7.45pm. £7 (£4) 0l23o 732887. Mr Boom (Andy Munro) brings his band and songs from his new (adult) album. See Glasgow. Fri 2‘).
I Baby lsaacs Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
l I May Mela Drurnmond Community i l
High School. Bellevtie Place. Noon— l0.30pm. 50p. Information (308 4 l00. Performances by Meltdown
Samba. Afridonia. Gamelan ()rchestra. Indian Music and Dance Collective. Chinese Dance School. Rudsarribee and many more. Free workshops in Kite Making. Children‘s Drama. South Indian Classical Dance. Dholl Drumming and other crafts. Iivening concert 8.30pm (included in the 50p entrance fee) by bharrgra stars the Safr‘i Boyl. See Edinburgh Sun 3 l.
I Lemon Tarts Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 22b ()‘)3 l. ‘)pm. £4 (£3). Tangy all-women band from Aberdeen.
I Charity Ceilidh Dance Iidinburgh Dance Studio. Westlield Halls. Westtield Road. Murraytield. 8pm—lam. £6.50 (£4.50). Tickets in advance from 337
l 146. Proceeds to Lochcarron Daycare Centre. Live Highland music from members of the Incredible Fling Band and others. Licensed.
I Ceilidh Dance Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 44‘) 5414. Doors opeti 7pm. £6. Gary Donaldson Band.
I Blind Boys of Alabama ()ltl Fruitrnarket. Albion Street. 7.30pm.
£1 1.50 (£9). Tickets 287 55 I I. Part of Big Big Country. Superb gospel music. See Rock listings.
I May Mela Drurnmond Comrrrunity High School. Bellevuc Place. Noon-—I0.30pm. 50p. Information no.8
4 I00. Perfoririances by Rangla Punjab. Saka Tumbe. Dulli Drummers. Amrit Landa and others. \\'or'kshops in ligy ptran Belly Dancing and Taran Sew rrtg. livening concert 5 -7pm of Asian music. song and dance by Mehlil.
i I Andy M Stewart and Gerry 0'
Beirne Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 22b ()‘)3 l. 8.30pm. £7 (£4). The occasional Tron Legends series presents the celebrated ex—Silly Wizard vocalist and the fatrrous Irish gtritarist/accorripanist.
I Songs and Ballads The Tass. High Street. 2~—5pm. Free. Singing session in the afternoon. instrumental music itrto the evening.
I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinriing Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kirining Park. 7.3()-‘).30pm. £4 (£ l .50). Workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for beginners.
L inter‘rrtediate and advanced players.
Young beginners classes commence
earlier in the evening. lnforrnation 77‘) g ‘)047. Also Cape Breton Step Dance 5 class. 6—7. I 5pm. £3. Information 946
I Song Competition Iidinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar. The
Pleasance. 8pm. £4 (£3). Annual new
songs event. High quality offerings have
produced previous winners by the likes
oflames Malcolm. Robin l.aing. Nancy
Nicolson and Sheila Douglas.
I Arthur lohnstone New Dawn Folk Club. Queen‘s Club. Queen Street. 22l ()38l. 8.30pm. £3--£5. Veteran (ilasgow
singer. socialist and founder of the
legendarv Star Folk Club.
'2 I The Blues Poets Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8(i8l. ‘)pm. Free.
Glasgow I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox
Street. 248 3 I44. Doors open 7.30pm. £5.
I Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0588. 9pm. £5. Tickets at the venue or in advance from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 55l l.
folk & world MUSIC
I Rab Noakes And The Varaflames ()ld Frtritrtiarket. Albion Street. 7 30pm. £l l.5() (£0). Tickets 287 55l I. Part of Big Big Country. See Rock listings.
I Ceilidh Dance Riy er'srde Club. Fos Street. 248 3l-14. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
I James Malcolm Duo Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 ()‘)3 l. ‘)pm. £4 (£3), Singer. mouth organ player and guitarist Malcolm brings the keyboard player from his Rolralliori band and perforrris songs in a traditional mood.
I Haddington Festival Concert The Tow rr House. 8pm. £(i (£4) lrrfor'rrratron ()lo20 822925. Special presentation double bill with the tau-tinged folk ol'(ilasgow ‘s Mick \Vest Baird. and New York singer Kathy Stewart's folk and country songs. accompanied by guitarist Allan Ber'trarri.
I Meadows Festival The Meadows. 2pm. Free. ()ri the Rock Stage. live folk and world rnusrc includes. in running order. Scotland's Febus. Chilean .srnger Carlos Arrendorrdo. (ireek instrumental music and song from 'l'inela and Spanish music from La l‘dl‘dlltlllld. Ceilidh dartce
to the Robert Fish Band and frtertds at the Carts Stage. noon- 5pm.
I Russian Folk Songs Bar Is'alinka. Henderson Street. Leith. L30 4pm. Free. Russian singer Iileria at the only Rtrssran bar lll Scotland. w rtlr a range of vodkas
and authentic food available all day lriforrriation 33l 2502.
I Songs and Ballads The 't‘ass. High St.
2- 5pm. Free. Srngrrrg session in the afternoon. instrumental music into the evening.
Smoky voiced Chris Smither. Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Fri 29 May
0141, 332 0522
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
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