MUSIC jazz


I Blackfriars Collective Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Modern jazz.


I Fionna Duncan with The Ronnie Rae Trio McChuill's. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9pm. Mainstream jazz ttrnes with this renowned singer.


I Bobby Wishart Russell's Bar Cafe. 77 Byres Road. 334 4973. 8—1 lprn. Mainstream and modern.

I Jazz Piano Yes Restaurant (see Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Tom Urie And Guests Polo Lounge (see Sun). 9.30pm. Pianist and singer.


I Jazz Piano Yes Restaurant (see Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Nimbus Cottier‘s Bar. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 5827. 9pm. Jazz/funk. alternating between band and DJs.



I Live Jazz Henderson‘s. 25 Thistle Street. 225 2605. 8pm. Artists vary.

I Live Blues Maison Hector. 47 Deanhaugh Street. 332 5328. l()pm—lam. Blues guitar duo.

I John Trigg Trio Cellar Bar. Chambers Street. 220 4298. l().30pm. Contemporary.


I Alex Shaw Cocktail Bar. Hilton National Hotel. 69 Belford Road. 332 2545. 8pm. Pianist.

I Live Jazz Henderson‘s (see Thti). 8pm. Artists vary

I Live Jazz Suruchi Restaurant. Nicolson Street. 556 6583. 8.30pm.

I Bill Kyle's Jazz Pool Cellar Bar (see Thu). l().30pm. Modern jazz.


I Toto And The Dexters Harry’s Bar. Randolph Place. 5398100. 3.30—5.30pm. Mainstream.

I Alex Shaw Trio Restaurant. Hilton National Hotel (see Fri). 8pm. Mainstream.

I Jazz Incident/Four with Subie Coleman Cellar Bar (see Thu). l().30pm. Alternating fortnightly »— contemporary.


I Edith Budge The Dome Bar and Grill. 14 George Street. 624 8624. 1—5pm. Singer.

I Dave Keir Jazztet/Jim Jammers Rose and Crown. Rose Street. 225 4039. 1.30pm. Alternating fortnightly traditional/modern.

I Live Jazz Maison Hector (See Thu). 4.30—7pm. Mainstream.


I Blues Session Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 2260931. 8pm. Fortnightly.


I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. 12 Mayfreld Gardens. 667 2828. 8.30pm. Traditional.

I Spirits Of Rhythm Caley Sample Room. 58 Angle Park Terrace. 337 7204. 8.30pm. Traditional.

I Swing 98 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. 9pm. Swing at the longest residency in Edinburgh.

I lee Jazz Whistle Binkies. 4-6 South Bridge. 557 5114. 10.30pm. Modern. artists vary.


I Fat Sam's Band/The Dreamliners Fat Sam's. 56-58 Fountainbridge. 22. 311i. 8pm. Swing and jump- jive/mainstream.

I Live Jazz Henderson's (see Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Live Jazz Suruchi Restaurant (see Fri). 8.30pm.

62 THE “ST 19 Nov—3 09(1998

- exiled Scots singer home on a short tour.

i Edinburgh

i I Egyptian Dance Hafla Supper Room.

folk& world


Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten da s before publication. Folk 8: World istings compiled by Norman Chalmers.



I Ed Miller New Dawn Folk Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 8.30pm. £3—£5. Mtrch admired Texas-

here accompanied by his own guitar and a New York fiddle player. i I Vagabonds Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 868 I. 9pm. Free.

I Eden La Belle Angele. Cowgate. l()pm. £8. £7 (£6). Afro/Celtic/roots dance sounds. Live rnrrsic from Union of Souls. an amalgam ofCeltarabia's liurdy gurdy and hammered dulcimet-driven acoustic archaeology and The Rootsman's experimental dub fusion. Bellydancers and Eastern food. Tickets in advance from Avalanche and Coda.

I Bert Jansch Pleasance Cabaret Bar. Pleasance. 9pm. £6 (£5). The hugely influential Scots-born acoustic guitar star. pre-John Martyn vocal mumbles and all.



I Tom Paxton Collier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £12. Seminal American folk troubador. as original as Levis.

I Ripe Ceilidh ()ld Fruitmarket. Candleriggs. Ticket Centre box office 287 5511. 8pm. £7 (£5). New. regular hi- energy dance night. Music from new- wave ceilidh dance outfit Coila.

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 5511.


I Salsa Celtica Big Band Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Booking Hot-line 667 7776. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7 (£5). Party and dance till you drop in front of this expanded. monster l8-strong Latin orchestra. with Venezuelan guest singer Carlos Pena. and trumpet star Claude Deppa. Mucho newly-composed music is in rehearsal -- plus bigger versions of SC favourites.

I Danny Kyle Tribute Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £8 (£6). Concert itr honour of the Paisley man. for years ubiquitous on the Scots folk scene but who. sadly. died this year. Hosted by his old pal. and superb singer. Archie Fisher. there are contributions from Tam White. Arthur Johnstone. the McCalmans. Hansel. Stairheid Gossip and Small Talk. Part of S/irmis and Rants.

Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £6 (£4). Join in or spectate at this regular Egyptian dance party. Arabic snacks and bar.

I Beyond The Ceilidh Riddle’s Court. Lawnmarket. 7.30 -1()pm. £3 (£2). Dance presented by ALP Scots Music Group.

I Singing Session Castle Arms. Johnstone Terrace. 1 lprn. Free.



I Martyn Bennett King Tut‘s Walt Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. With his band Cuillin Music. here comes the dreadlocked dub piper.


I Lowland And Borders Piping Society Annual Collogue The Blind Poet. Nicolson Street. 9.30am-late. All-

Martyn Bennett goes acid croft at Glasgow's King Tut's, Sat 21 Nov and Edinburgh‘s Liquid Rooms, Sun 22 Nov.

day ticket £10 (£5). Music on the bellows pipes by Finn and Duncan Moore. lain Maclnnes. Finlay MacDonald and Finlay Napier. Talks by Colin Ross. Hugh Cheape. Andy Hunter and Nigel Richard. Evening session with guests.

I ALP Scots Music Group Workshops Bongo Club. New Street. Youth Gaitherin. l().30am—3pm; Voice and Song. 10am—1pm; and Gaelic Mouth Music. 2—4pm. Reservations and information 337 5442.

I Battlefield Band Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9.50. £8.50 (£7). The ever-popular Battie's show. now with Davey Steele on vocals and Mike Katz on pipes.

I The Scots Song Tradition Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 0931. 8pm. £5 (£4). Tickets and information 667 5587. The art of unaccompanied solo singing with Gordeanna MacCulloch and Aileen Carr. and authentic sounds from the North East. both instrumental and vocal. from Tom Spiers and Arthur Watson. Part of S/inots (Illtl Romy.

I Song Of The Gael St Andrew's Hall. St James Place. behind St Mary's RC Cathedral. 667 7776. 8pm. £8 (£6). Lewis traditional singer Mary Smith shares the concert with the three harmonising Mackenzie sisters. also from Lewis; Graham Neilson is a Mod gold medallist. and Firm Moore and Ken Fraser are experts on smallpipes and fiddle. Part of Shoots (IIIt/ erls'.

I Singing Session Castle Arms. Johnstone Terrace. 1 lpm. Free.

I Lothians Conservation Volunteers Ceilidh Southside Community Centre. Nicolson Street. 8pm. £5. lnforrnation 313 6038. Mtrsic from Da Hooley.

Glasgow I Salsa Celtica Big Band Cottier

' Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

8pm. £10. See Edinburgh. Fri 20.

I Battlefield Band Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £9.50. See Edinbtrrgh Sat 21.


I Song Workshops Bongo Club. New Street. American Sacred Harp Singing (Shape 1'()[Cl. 11am-4pm. £6 (£3): Songwriting. 2 -4pm. £6 (£3). Pay at the door. Part of S/mutv um/ Run/s.

I Martyn Bennett Liquid Rooms. Victoria Street. 225 2564. Doors 7.30pm. £7.50. Pop Celtic trance dance grooves from the dtrb piper with his Cuillin .‘vlusic band.

I Ronnie Browne Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10. £8. The remaining half of the Corries. with his guitar. songs and patter. Presented by Shouts ruti/ Run/x.

I Songhunter Bongo Club. New Street. 8pm. £7 (£5). Tickets 667 7776. This year's Highland Festival presented the Glenuig songwriter's showcase of new Highland songs and songwriters. Twenty of the winning songs are performed by Jim Hunter's contemporary band. First performance in the Central Belt. Part of S/mntr um! Roots. See Music preview.

I Johnny Scoofer And The Merry Pipers Bongo Club. New Street.

l 1pm—3am. £2. Late night session/party as part of Shouts um/ It’rmts.

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


I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 (£1.50). Workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for beginners. intermediate and advanced players. Young beginners

; classes commence earlier iii the evening.

Information 779 9047.

Edinburgh I Itchy Fingers Edinburgh Folk Cltib.

: Pleasance Theatre Bar. The Pleasance. l 650 2349. 8pm. £5. £4 (£3 conc).

children free. A quintet of Celtic fusioneers - pipes. vocal harmony. African rhythms and percussion.



I The Rankins Glasgow Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £12.50. £10. CANCELLED.

, I Nanci Griffith Armadillo. SliCC.

287 7777. First of two nights for the country chanteuse and her Blue Moon ()rchestra.

I Pete Nardini New Dawn Folk Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 8.30pm. £3-£5. Powerful Lanarkshire songwriter and quirky humourist. with

: guitaraccompanist.


I Bruce Davies Balerno Folk Club. Kestrel Hotel. Harlaw Road. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Information 449 5014.



I Nanci Griffith Armadillo. SECC. 287 7777. See Glasgow. Thu 26.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox

. Street. 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.

I Ceilidh Dance The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 ()588. 9pm. £5. Tickets at the venue or in advance frorn the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.

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I Heat The Hoose Assembly Rooms.

George Street. 2204349. 8pm. £8 (£5). Wild Shetland licks from Fiddler’s Bid - the keyboards. bass and drum band fronted by four hyperactive tiddles. Support from the Gordon Gunn Band. down from Caithness. fiddle soloist lain Fraser. and more. Part of Flt/(NC 98

I The Rankins Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 669 2019. 7.30pm. £13.50 (plus £1 booking fee). CANCELLED.

I Amnesty International Ceilidh Dance St Bride‘s Centre. ()i'well Street. Dalry Road. 8pm. £6 (£4). Food. Bar. Raffle with heaps of prizes including return airline tickets. Dance tickets from

557 2957. Music from festival favourites. The Marwtcks.