MUSIG folk & world


I American Fiddle Concert Dalry House. Orwell Place. 8pm. £6 (£4). Bar. Dancing later. Tickets and information 337 5442. From the US. banjo player and singer Bruce Molsky plays fiddle in percussive dance ensemble Footworks and specialises in many forms of old-time music. David Greenberg‘s classically-trained technique is united with traditional Cape Breton idioms in his Puirt a Baroque projects.

I Rua Tron Folk Club. Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 0931. 9pm. £4 (£3). Smallpipes player Jimmy Young. back home after years in New Zealand. had his flute stolen recently. so he‘ll be leading his band on a borrowed one. If anyone offers you a wooden concert flute. phone Jimmy on 652 0873.

I Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Church. East London Street. lOprn—2arn. Tickets £7 (£6). DJs plus live music from Jamaica's star Gospel Fish. supported by Blacka'nized.


I The Singers' Gathering Howden Park Centre. 01506 433634. Bar. sandwiches. cafe. A major weekend of workshops. discussions. sessions and concerts devoted to Scots traditional song it) all its forms. Discussions (free) with Dr Emily on the Greig Duncan Collection. 10.30am; and with record company supremo Ian Green on the Scottish Tradition Series. I 1.30am. Workshops. both 10.30am- 1 2.30pm arid 1.30-3.30pm. £8 (£5). Creating Harmony with Alison Burns. and From Page To Performance with Anne Neilson and Gordeanna McCulloch. Evening concert. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). with the harmoniously humorous McCalmans and the artfully acapella Palaver. See Fri 26 and Sun 28.

SUNDAY 28 Edinburgh

I BIOCO Vomit Wilkie House. Cow'gate. 9pm. £3. Information 225 5583. Percussive samba/punk from the underbelly of the Edinburgh Samba School. Support from The Cleaners and the Baby Faced Assassins.

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


I The Singers' Gathering Howden Park Centre. ()1506 433634. Bar. sandwiches. cafe. A major weekend of workshops. discussions. sessions and concerts deyoted to Scots traditional song in all its forrrrs. Workshops £4 (£2.50). all I1.3(lam--l.30pm. Political song with Arthur Johnstone. liwan Mc\'icar. and Mick West: The Life and Song of Jeannie Robertson with Andy Hunter: Hidden \‘oice with Sheena Wellington; \"ocal Clinic with Christine Kydd. See also Fri 26 and Sat 27.


I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 7.30—930pm £4 (£1.50). Workshops on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for advanced players. beginners and intermediate levels. Young beginners classes commence earlier in the eyemng. Information 779 9047.


I lez Lowe And The Bad Pennies Edinburgh Folk Cltib. Pleasance Theatre Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 8pm. £6. £5 (£3). children free. More often seen recently as a soloist. the highly popular singer brings his celebrated hand back fora rare vrsit.


Glasgow .

I Michael Marta New Dawn Folk Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 8.30pm. £3—£5. The legendary. ftrnrry. Dundee songwriter/pianist is also no slouch on the guitar.

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classical & opera


Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Classical 8r Opera listings compiled by Kelly Apter.



I University Of Glasgow Chamber Singers Glasgow University Chapel. University Avenue. 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Graham Hair conducts the choir.

I Composers' Masterclass Recital Studio. Jordanhill Campus. University of Strathclyde. 950 3476. 2pm. Free. Performance of French and Scottish partsong followed by a masterclass led by Edward McGuire and the Cappella Nova Quartet.

I A Bite At The Opera Birgirdale Complex. Stravanan Street. Castleriiilk. ()2l ll6l. 2.30pm. 50p. From Mir/art's Don Giovanni to Bizet's Carmen. ()pera ()ri A Shoestring invite you to try a bitesize sampling of opera classics.

I Der Rosenkavalier Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 6.30pm. £3.5()—£45.50. Cross-dressing helps the path of true love run smoothly in Scottish ()pera’s new production of Richard Strauss's great romantic opera set in l8th century Vienna.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l l. 7.30pm. £8—£2 I. Who better than former ptrpil of Leonard Bernstein. Marin Alsop to conduct the RSNO in a programme of American music. Joined by soprano Karina Gativin. baritone Christopher Maltman and the RSNO Chorus. Alsop conducts Copland's ()lr/ .'\Ill(’l'l('(lll Songs. Bartok's Concerto for ()I'l'/l(’.\ll'(l and the UK premier of Michael Tt)l'lst.“.\' Book 0/ PI'()\'(’I'/).\.

I Laurelin Quartet ()hloniov. 372 Great Western Road. 339 9177. 9—1 lpm. Free. A weekly residency from this string quartet. playing accessible classical music from around the world.



I Fine Arts Brass Ensemble RSAMI). 100 Reiifrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £5.50 (£2.50). The st\-[)it‘c‘c‘ c‘ttsc‘lltl3lc‘ perform RIM/(Ill (l/lt/ Latina/n. by (ilinka (arranged Roberts). Bach's (’onit'rto III .-1 Motor. arranged by 'l'orerlles and Barr. James MacMillan's {ll/(IIHA RI/l and ()skai' Boelirries Set/cl.

I Masterclass RSAMI). tot) Rerifrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Brass ensemble masterclass directed by the Fine Arts Brass linsemble.

I The Magic Of Opera Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7— £22.50. Conductor but id (Ziimine/ is joined by host l)eriis O‘Neill and the Orchestra of Scottish ()pera for an evening of w ell-1m ed arias from the likes of 'losr'a and lit/'(IIH/Ul.

I Edinburgh Quartet .-\ttelaitle's. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. Spin. £8 (£5). The quartet continue their strryey of Beethoven's late string quartets. with a performance of his (l/HH /.\’/. The programme also features llaydn's 0pm 7/ .\'o 2 arid a new work by Amanda Collins.


I John Kitchen National (iallcry of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200.

12.45— | . 15pm. The renowned harpsichord player (lc‘ll\c'1’\ a programme of 17th century court music from Monteverdi and his couterriporaries.

I John R. Turner Mcliwan llall. Bristo Square. 650 438 I. 1.10pm. Free. ()rganist Turner tleliyers a lunchtime helping of Bach. Handel. l’ar'ry. Whitlock and Barr'stow.

I Edinburgh University String Orchestra McEwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 4381. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). James Lowe conducts the orchestra in Pan's Cantus in Mcrnoriani Benjamin Britten. Vaughan Williams” Fantasy ()1: A Theme 0/ Thomas 'Ial/is and Tippett's Concerto/or Double String Orr/textra.



I Musica Electronica Hunter Hall West. University Avenue. 330 4092. 4pm. A series of short recitals aiming to explore developments in the field of electroacoustic music.

I The Magic Fountain Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Scottish ()pera perform the British stage premiere of Frederick l)elius‘s tale of a Spanish nobleman washed tip on the Florida shores. in search of the magic 'fountain of youth'. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £10—£20 (£4.50). Prolific composer and Oscar-winner Jerry Goldsmith celebrates his 70th birthday year with a series ofconcei'ts featuring some of his finest scores. ()n the bill tonight are the instantly recognisable sound of the themes from The Walla/is. [2‘ Confidential. Platte! ()y/T/tc’ Apes and many more.


I Visions Of Lent Greyfriars Kirk. (fir'eyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7pm. £9—£6 t£7—£4). A mixed media concert of I6th century polyphony performed against a backdrop of installations by artist Maria Rtid with lighting by Kevin Shaw.

I Edinburgh University Music Society Mcliwan Hall. Bristo Square. 650 4381. 7.30pm. The orchestra and chorus perform {\‘lerrdelssohn's Elijah.

I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £7 ltd—£5.50). Conductor Peter Evans is joined by pianist Neil Georgson arid the orchestra for the world premiere of Helen Grime's Inna/re. pltis Rachmaninoy’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Brahms" Symphony No. 4. I Trio Sonnerie St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £9 (£3—£6). ()ne of the foremost ensembles specialising in Baroque music presents works by Marais. Rameau. Baltzar. Biber' and Byrd. performed on violin. viola da gamba and harpsichord.


I Academy Brass 8r The RSAMD Big Band Town Hall. Cameloii Road. ()1324 506850. 7.30pm. £6 (£1 ). Academy Brass present a programme which revisits four centuries ofclassical music. from the court of Henry VI“ to the music of James MacMillan. while the RSAMI) Big Band play swing and jazz. standards.


I A Bite At The Opera Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. 2pm. 50p. See Thu 18. I Promenade Organ Recital Art (iallery ck Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street. 2\’7 2699. 2.3()--4pm. Free. A free Sunday afternoon concert from organist John Walker.

I Children's Classic Concerts Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 3pm. £4--£8 (family £22). Robert Deans and the Orchestra of Scottish ()pera present a fun afternoon ofclassical music especially designed for 4- l4-year-olds. Today's programme focuses on the varied works produced by Czech composers Dvorak. Sinetana. Fucik and \‘t'einberger.


I Edinburgh Quartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 2.30pm. £8 (£5). See Fri I9.

I St Giles' at Six St Giles Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Michael llarrin plays orgart music for [cut by Bach. |)tIpre and Reger.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7-£l9.50 (£5—£l7.50). See Thu 18.

I Ensemble Bash Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.45pm. Free. The percussion quartet perform works by Scotland's new generation of composers. including Chris Lyons' Pig Parachute. Nicholas Robertson's The Chickens Have Landed and Iain Matheson’s Sticky Music.


I Carlos Bonell Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. 577 4970. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Classical guitar recital.


I Fife Youth Orchestra Carnegie Hall. East Port. Ol 383 3l4|27. 7.30pm. £4 (£3).

.The talented young orchestra perform

Tchaikovsky‘s Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet. Eoin Hamilton's E/iixm/ev/or Percussion Ensemble and Orchestra and Symphonic Metamorphosen ott T/tetttes ofWe/rer. by Hindemith.



I A Bite At The Opera Drumchapel Community Centre. Kinfauns Drive. 944 1009. 7.30pm. 50p. See Thu 18.

I The Yeomen Of The Guard Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.30pm. The Orpheus Club present Gilbert & Sullivan‘s romantic Operetta.



I Evelyn Glennie Masterclass Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 10am—4pm. Free. Four young musicians get a helping hand on the road to percussion excellence from the most famous exponent of the craft. Evelyn Glennie. There are four workshops throughout the day. and members of the public are welcome to watch call 353 4137 for times.

I Alasdair Cameron Hutcheson‘s Hall. 158 lngratn Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Pianist Alasdair Cameron performs popular works by Albeniz and Granados.

I Kronos Quartet Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10 (£2). The internationally renowned string quartet whose diversity knows no bounds take another step into the unusual. with a new programme of works based on the music of Eastern European gypsies. Ticket includes free admission to Paragon Ensemble's Drumming performance after the show see below. I Athenaeum Orchestra RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Wai Sung Chong is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major

K 488'. The programme also includes two orchestral works by Dvorak.

I A Bite At The Opera Larkt‘reld Centre. lngletield Street. Govanhill. 424 1797. 7.30pm. 50p. See Thu 18.

I The Yeomen Of The Guard Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.30pm. See Mon 22.

I Paragon Ensemble Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 l. 10pm. £5. A post-Kronos show from Paragon Ensemble. featuring Steve Reich‘s percussion masterpiece Drain/rung. Free to Kronos ticket holders.


I Hebrides Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. Comprising strings. clarinet. piano and soprano. the ensemble perform Harper's 'I'I'iojot' Clarinet. Cello. Pia/to. Schnittke‘s Violin Sonata. Schoenberg‘s Cabaret Solth and Montague's Wild Nights.

I Ivanhoe King‘s Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 5296000. 7. l5pm. £7—£l2 (£5—£7). The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Edinburgh perform Sir Arthur Sullivan's romantic opera.