Back for a good cause: Deacon Blue play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Thu 27 May

an early music ensemble who explore their musical heritige. Passion. sorrow, comedy and love are abound in their performance of music from the time of Velasquez. Jordi Savall (see Wed 26) directs the performance.

I BBC Symphony Orchestra St Aloysius Church. 10pm. Free. Mozart‘s Serenade For 13 Winds (Grand Partita) directed on clarinet by Osmo Vanska and performed by members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

I Louise Winter Gallery Of Modern Art. 331 1854. 1pm. Free. Heading a new generation of British classical singers. Louise Winter shows off her mezzo soprano voice with a selection of French songs.

I lain Anderson Festival Studio. Argyle Street. 2.30 m. Free. See Wed 26.

I BBC Ra to 2 Roadshow Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. See Wed 26

I Radio 3 Classics Princes Square. 1pm. Free. See Wed 26.

Fr‘iday 28

I Fabio & Grooverider Glasgow School of Art. 332 0691. 10pm. £10. Jungle‘s originators and innovators will test the newly upgraded Art School sound system with sounds from across the drum & bass spectrum. Expect hard breaks. funk and jazz licks and huge. huge bass. Glasgow jungle stalwarts the Elements DJ crew provide support. See preview, page 13.

I Friday Night Is Music Night Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £8—£18. The best in popular classics from opera and musicals courtesy of the BBC Concert Orchestra and guests Willard White and Maria Ewing.

I Rosie Flores, Lynn Miles and The Woodys The Old Fruitmarket. 7pm. £9.50 (£7.50). Bryan Burnett is your host for this triple-bill of alt-country shenanigans. Known as ‘The Queen Of The Honky Tonks‘. Rosie Flores has been a key figure on the scene since the mid 80s. Lynn Miles is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who is getting huge critical respect at the moment. The Woodys vocal harmonies and rootsy guitar sound make them the bastard offspring of Gram Parsons and The Everly Brothers. Part of the Big Big Count festival.

I Mozart And Sc ubert Gallery Of Modern Art. 331 1854. 7.30pm. £5. The Keller Quartet perform two immensely popular masterworks. Mozart's D Minor Quarter and Schubert‘s Death And The Maiden.

I The Steve Martland Band Strathclyde Suite. Royal Concert Hall. 287 551 1. 10pm. Free. The contemporary British composer whose crew cut.

muscle-bound image has helped him cross over to a wider audience. Here he returns with new works including a commission of music by Joe Dttddell for piano and percussion.

I The Whistlebinkies The Renfrew Ferry. 553 0606. 8pm. Free. Traditional Scottish sounds from one of the longest established groups on the folk scene. The line-up includes celebrated flautist/composer Eddie McGuire. This performance will be recorded for the ‘lntemational Recital‘ series.

I Orchestral Pops George Square. 5pm. Free. The force will be with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as they play through a programme of well-loved classics and film scores such as Titanic. Star Wars and more. ()smo Viinskii conducts.

I Ranters, Lovers and Chanters The Piping Centre. 552 0888. 8pm. £6. The best loved songs of Robert Burns performed by The Song Factory accompanied by the South Side Chorus and St Francis Pipe Band with readings by Stuart Ennis.

I Ciaradh Seachdain Cottier Theatre. 357 3868. 9pm. Free. An evening of lighthearted banter and live celtic music in civilised surroundings.

I Ilia Gringolts Gallery Of Modern Art. 331 1854. 1pm. Free. The kind of prodigy who is deeply unlikely to smack your bitch up. llia Gringolts is a sixteen- year-old Russian violinist who will be playing the sonatas of Ravel.

I Mire ri Moir Festival studio. Argyle Street. 10am. Free. Morag MacDonald treats us a to a few pearls of wisdom with celtic sounds flung in for good measure. I New bands George Square. 8pm. Free. Home grown talent on display. Line-up to be confirmed.


Country matters: The Mavericks play the SECC, Glasgow, Sat 29 May

I Iain Anderson Festival Studio. Argyle Street. 2.30mi. Free. See Wed 26.

I BBC Ra io 2 Roadshow Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. See Wed 26.

I Radio 3 Classics Princes Square.

lpm. Free. See Wed 26.

Saturday 29

I The Mavericks and The Felsons SliCC. 287 7777. 7.30pm. £17.50. These Atnerican sensations pay Scotland another visit. bringing us more of their easy on the car. Latin influenced country with a little help from the Havana Horns. Their hit single ‘1)aiice The Night Away" was Radio 2's most played single of 1998. Support comes from lidinburgh country rockers The Felsons who were specially asked to tour with The Mavericks after playing with the band in Nashville. Part of the Big Big Country festival.

I Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong The Tunnel. 204 1000. 10.30pm. £12 (£10). Two of the l'K's biggest l)Js have sound and \ isuals from their sets at the Homelands dance festival in Hampshire beamed live to (ilasgow as part of the Radio 1 lissential .\li\. Paul ()akenfold recently finished a legendary residency at Liverpool‘s supercluh Cream. while Pete Tong is more than just rhyming slang -- he's the man behind the influential ffrr dance label. Radio 1‘s champion of house and. if .llun'k magazine is to be believed. the most powerful person in contemporary dance music.

I Mike Westbrook Orchestra Strathclyde Suite. Royal Concert Hall. 2877 551 1.7pm. £15. A spectacular 22- piece modern jazz orchestra grace the stage performing sortie Westbrook originals as well as reworkings of Duke lillington classics. Scottish trio AAB finish the bill for an evening of classic

yin/,1 entertainment. See ireview. page 14.

I Nectarine No.9, loc Scot and Twitch Ramshorn Theatre. 1030an 801 .l) ()1 'T. l-i'icil For Blue .llaierial. the Nectarine’s last album for Creeping Bent. deserved more attention than it received. The lidinburgh band's skewed. surreal indie rock is supported by performance poet .lock Scot and Twitch. a 1)] from techno club Pure.

I Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 287

551 1. 7.30pm. £8 £18. The celebrated composer Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform three orchestral favourites Britten‘s A limit? I’crsmi 's (i'uirlc 7?) The ()rc/n'slm. Bi'ticli‘s l'iulr'n Cancer/o .\"o./ featuring the young Russian violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Shostakovich's .S‘y'inplmiiv No.5. This is a bit special as Slatkin hasn't visited Scotland since 1935.


To help you get the most out of BBC Music Live, we have picked out one performance from each of the six days that we are sure will be of especially high quality.

Wed 26

Ray Charles The man, the legend. Ray Charles is an almost mythical figure in the history of popular music, but his delrcrous stew of soul, R&B, jazz, blues and country feels very real. Clyde Auditor/um.

Thu 27

Travis Our cover stars combine Oasis- style power with the gentler touch of Radiohead. Plus, Fran Healy’s pretty dishy in his own right. The Garage.

Fri 28

Rosie Flores, Lynn Miles and The woodys A strong triple bill With an alternative country feel. Part of the Big Big Country festival. The Old Fruitmarket.

Sat 29

The Mavericks and The Felsons Popular country that‘s more likely to have you clapping your hands than weeping into your Jack Daniels. Edinburgh country rockers The Felsons are worth getting along early for. SECC.

Sun 30

On The Streets - City Of Design A day of free live mum and entertainment on the streets of Glasgow including a set from The Lanterns. Starts from noon in Sauch/‘ehal/ Street.

Mon 31

Breezeblock Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs presents a great bill with the emphaSIs on beats. The Jungle Brothers headline With Les Rythmes Digitales, Freddy Fresh and Ugly Duckling. 92.

I Feeder, Straw and Muse The Garage. 332 l 120. 7pm. £7.50. Feeder are the kind of spandex-free. forward-thinking alternative rock outfit who the heavy metal magazines seetn to favour these days. Straw. meanwhile. are a ‘corporate itidie' act whose jaunty tunes on the Shoplifting album disguise the usual ‘l'm dead bitter and twisted me’ lyrics.

I Sound Control Live 99 - The Music Show SliCC. 357 1671. 10am~5pm. £5 (£4). Sound Control. the UK‘s biggest music retailer. have booked the SliCC for a large-scale instrument sale to run over two days. As well as selling the latest developments in instruments and recording equipment. the event will play host to some live music. Today. Pressure Funk (aka Slam 1)Js ()rdc Meikle and Stuart McMillan) will be performing between noon—2pm.

I Songs Of Praise (ieorge Square. 3pm. Free. A 1500-strong choir gather in the Square for a special one-off recording of the (ind-related TV show. Please note: The Stone Roses will not be reforming for a performance of ‘1 Am The Resurrection' at this event. Pity.

I The Whistlebinkies Adelaides. Bath Street. 248 4970. 8 in. £8 (£51. See Fri 28. I Radio 1 Roadshow (ieorge Square. 10am. Free. Chris Moyles. the obnoxious. over-rated 1)] described by John Peel as ‘l)l.T in waiting‘ brings his own style of anarchic humour to (ilasgow as host of this Radio I institution. R&B divas The lloneyz are appearing live on stage. but don't let that stand as any recommendation.

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