I Ceilidh Dance Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £8 (£5). Music from the Robert Fish Band. Part of Fiddle 98.

I Guid Crack Club Waverley Upstairs. St Mary's Street. 7.45pm. £2.50. Storytelling club presents Linda Lewandowski.


I Maire Ni Chathasaigh 8: Chris Newman Carnegie Hall. Dunfermline. 7.30pm. £6. £5 (£4). Tickets from the box office. 0I383 3 l4l27. Ireland's leading harp player also has a fine voice and is accompanied by the lluent fingetwork work ofex-Boys of the Lough guitarist Newman.



I Fiddle 98 Workshops Assembly Rooms. George Street. l0~| l.30am. l2—l.30pm. Information and pie-booking for the I2 separate classes. the Masterclasses witlt Alasdair Fraser and Catriona MacDonald. 2 and 4pm. arid the Dance Workshop. 4.30»6pm. 346 ()977. Creche available 9.30aiii—4pm. Part of Fiddle ()8.

I All-Day Fiddle Recitals Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. Free with any ticket for a Fiddle 98 event. From I l.30am. for one hour each: Angus Grant. the Cullivoe Fiddlers. Derek Hoy and Friends. Shetland Young Heritage. Gavin Marwick. and linally l.i/ Doeherty. (‘lare McLaughlin and Marianne Curran. Part of I'it/t/lt' ‘AS’

I Set Dance Workshop St Columbus by the Castle. Victoria Terrace (walkway above Victoria Street). llain 5pm. £6 (£4). Information 667 3268. Expert dance instructor Mary Fox returns from Belfast with All Set - her team of musician/dancers. This is not ‘Riverdance' step dancing. btit the old- style. small group. social dancing.

I Fiddle 98 Grand Concert Assembly Rooms". George Street. 220 434‘). 7.30pm. £I2.50 (£7). Always a popular. sell-out gig at Scotland's major fiddle fest. this year‘s event features ()i‘kney's truly telepathic tw iits. the Wrigley Sister's; equally youlltlul l.ochabei' lions. Alan Henderson and Iain .‘ylacliirlane: and. it seems. a fixture at this annual event. Alasdair l'l';ls‘c‘t'. the virtuoso American-tlomiciled Scots fiddler with Tony .\lac.\lanus accompanying on guitar. Part of I‘Ii/t/lt' US

I Eddie Walker Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 ()93 l. 9pm. £4 (£3). Cheerful acoustic blues. early rock ‘n' roll aitd good-time

I Fiddle Cabaret Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. 220 434‘). lllpltt. £6 (£4 I. Relased cabaret/ctiiiceri w ill] a line up of top fiddle players. including Ireland's l.i/ Docherty. Shetland scraperCatriona MacDonald. and Scots lads Duncan Chisholm. Aidan ()"Rourke and Paul Anderson. Music for dancing supplied by Marie Fielding and Friends. Part of l'iltltllt’ UN.

I Rambler's Ceilidh Dance St Bride's Centre. ()ryv ell 'I‘ei‘race. Dalry Road. 7.30pm. £6. Tickets and information 447 5054. The Scottish Youth ilostel and the Rambler's Association present the Forth Bridges Band.

I Lizzard Lounge All Stars Cale Graffiti. Mansfield Church. Fast London Street. 9.30pm —2ain. Tickets £7 (£6). l).ls .Ioseph Malick and lih‘.’ ‘v'y'unl. Information .550 37l6.

I St Andrew's Night Ceilidh Trinitv Rugby Club. Craighall Gardens. off ' (‘i'aigliall Road. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Tickets (including soup and stovies) 5.53 7473. Music Ironi the Auld Tooii ('eilidli Band.

I Ceilidh Dance ('aledoman Brewery. Slaleloi'd Road. 449 54|4 Doors opeii 7pm. £6.

Fife I St Andrew's Night Ceilidh Dance

Glen Pavilion. Dtrnfermline. 8pm. £6

(£5). Tickets and information 0l383 739387. Music from the Portobello Ceilidh Band.



I Fiddle Workshops Assembly Rooms. George Street. lO.30—midday. l2.30—2pm. Information and pre-booking for the l2 separate classes. ALP 346 0977. Part of Fiddle 98.

I All-Day Fiddle Recitals Assertiny Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. Free with any ticket for a Fiddle 98 event. From midday. for one hour each: Shetland Fiddlers. Paul Anderson. Aidan O'Rourke. Edinburgh Schools Strathspey and Reel Society. Duncan Chisholm and the Dancebase ‘Welcome to Shetland' finale. Part of Fiddle 98.

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



I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—9.30pm. £4 I .50). Workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for advanced players. beginners and intermediate levels. Young beginners classes commence earlier in the evening. Information 779 9047.


I Kick Edinburgh Folk Club. Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar. The Pleasanee. 8pm. £4 (£3). children free. Deaf Shepherd's fiddler Clare McLaughlin leads a new. equal-sex sextet of younger players. on pipes. fiddles. flute. keys. vocals and various string things.



I Richard Wood Band New Dawn Folk Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 8.30pm. £3—£5. Fiery young fiddle .star from Prince Edward Island. Nova Scotia.

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Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten daClassical 8: Opera listings compiled by Kelly Apter.



l I Margaret Fingerhut .lolm Mclnty re

Hall. University Avenue. 330 4092. I.|0pm. Free. Piano recital featuring a selection of Chopin's Ballades.

I Concert Recital Studio. lordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 950 3476. l.l5—-2pm. Free. A programme of wind music from students of Strathclyde University's BA Applied Music degree.

I Musica Electronica Hunter Hall

West. University Avenue. 330 4092. 4pm. Free. A series of short recitals aiming to explore developments in the field of electroacoustic music.

I Masterclass RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 6pm. Free. Iali Bousfield conducts a masterclass for trombone players.

; I Masterclass RSAMD. l00 Renfrew

Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Free. A bassoon masterclass from Martin (iatt.

' I Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. £8~£2 l. (‘ellist Truls Mork joins conductor Marin Alsop arid the orchestra for Schumann's ('el/u Comer/n in a programme which also includes Barber‘s .S'vm/i/miiv Nu / and

Tchai kovsky ' s Sviirp/imi v No 4.

I Music Of The Baroque Renaissance Cottier Theatre. 93 l-Iyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Arcadia present four programmes of music from the l61h and l7th centuries.


Glasgow I The Scottish Guitar Duo RSA MI). l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Ipm.

£3.50 (£2.50). Guitar duo Phillip Thorne and Selina Madeley play Fernando Sor's Fantasia ()p 54. the first performance of Ronald Stevenson‘s Don Quixote And Sane/m l’a/tza and Rodrigo's 'limadi/la. I Edinburgh University Symphony Orchestra RSAMl). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Richard Jeffcoat conducts and Matt Birch provides percussion lit a programme which includes the UK premier of Ney' Rosatit'o's R/ia/iim/v l‘ur l’t'i‘t'liviiu/i and ()I't'llt’.\'ll'(l. plus Walton's I’a/‘Iila arid lilgal’s Si‘iii/i/tuiiv Nu. /.

I Goldberg Chamber Orchestra Barony Hall. Cathedral Square. 0I6l 448 0978. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Violinist Tasmin l.ittle joins the orchestra for a programme featuring Janacek's Suite l-‘m' Sir/lies. Mendelssohn's l'in/ill (‘Hllt't’l'ltl ill [1. Mirror 0/7. 64. Strauss’s sextet from ('ti/irit't'iu and Mozart's epic Svm/i/lu/rv Na. 4/ ill ('.lla/ar l./l!/Jll(’l'l.


I John Green Reitl Concert Hall. litlinburgli l'nivet‘sity. Bi'isto Square. 650 2423. l.|0pm. Free. The organist plays works by Brultns. Walther. Boltin as well as botIi CPI-I. Bach aiid .l.S. Bach.

I The Magic Flute Festival Theatre.

I3 29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7. l5pm. £7.50--£45.50. Scottish ()pei'a present Mozart's whimsical yet dramatic tale of love aiid self-discovery. Sting tll linglisli.

St Andrews

I Murray McLachlan St Leonartls School Music .-\u(litoriuni. The Peritls. 0l334 462226. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Pianist Murray Mcl.at.'lilan celebrates the 70m birthday of Scottish composer Ronald Stevenson with a performance of his epic I’a.v.vat'ae/ia on DSCH. No less than S0 minutes long. Stevens-on wrote the single piano movement in I962. dedicating it to the great Russian composer

Shostakov tclt. to \y born he presented a copy of the score at the lidiuburgh lnternational Festiyal of that year.



I Dream Of Gerontius City Hall. Catidlei'iggs. 2S7 55I l. 7. 30pm. £6 (£4). Glasgow ()rchestral Society. The Good Shepherd Chorus. Glasgow Chamber Choir altd Sliatliayen Choral Society tom forces to present Iilgar's challenging choral masterpiece.

I Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 l I. 7 30pm. £8.50 £22. Sir .Ioliii liiiot Gardiner conducts one of the world‘s most


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accomplished chamber choirs in three major Baroque works: \"ivaldi's Gloria in I) (Rl'5t5'9). Bach's Cantata BII’V-l 'C/irisi lag in 'Iin/esliandeii and Handel's Dirii Dona/tits Il’va/m CI.\’). Part of the /It!(’l’ll(tll(tltttl Series.

I Hardest Lines Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyiidland Street. 357 3863. 8pm. £7. .-\udio-visual stimulation. with a

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I Iristan Und Isolde Festival Theatre. l3--29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 5pm. No less than live hours arid forty minutes long (count ‘em) Richard Wagner‘s monumental opera is truly worthy of the term ‘epic'. Ftill of hateful revenge arid potion-induced love. Scottish ()pera's production. sung in German with Iingltsli \tIpL‘t'llllL‘S. may well break your heart and leave you a little sore of seal.

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