on Scots and Cape Breton ﬁddle styles, for advanced players, beginners and intermediate levels. Young beginners classes commence earlier in the evening, with step dance classes from 6—7.15pm. Information 779 9047.
I Christine Collister Paisley Town Hall, 887 1007. 8pm. New album ‘Songbird’ from the powerful, blues- tinged chanteuse. Her sometime musical partners Clive Gregson and Richard Thompson are also gigging elsewhere this issue.
I Mike Silver Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasance Theatre Bar, The Pleasance, 650 2349. 8pm. £4—£5 (£3); children free. Another veteran, esteemed songwriter and singer, reared in the 605 and 705 socially conscious ‘folk’ tradition.
THURSDAY 14 Glasgow
I Mike Silver New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 8.30pm. £3—£5. See Edinburgh, Wed 13.
I Ceilidh Dance The Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 2000. 9pm. £5.50. Tickets at the venue or in advance from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. 227 5511.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. Doors Open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
I Battleﬁeld Band Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9.50, £8.50 (£7). Information 01875 830328. Taking its title from a tune written by young band ﬁddler John McCusker and dedicated to a port in the Paciﬁc North West, Leaving Friday Harbor (Temple) — the latest album from Scotland’s evergreen Battleﬁeld Band — is released in their 30th anniversary year!
I Ceilidh Dance Howden Park Centre, 01506 433634. 8pm. £7 (£5). Music from Bella McNab’s Dance Band.
SATURDAY 16 Glasgow
I Vieja Trova Santiaguera Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs. 8pm. £14.50, £12.50. Ticket Centre box ofﬁce 287 5511. The hit of last year’s event, and stars of the Wim Wenders/Ry Cooder ﬁlm Buena Vista Social Club, the grand old men of Cuban salsa and son kick off the ’99 event. Part of Big Big World 1999. See Music preview.
I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. Doors open 7.30pm. £5. Live bands.
I Artlink Charity Ceilidh Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. £7 (£5). Annual fund-raising charity in aid of The Escort Service which enables pe0ple with disabilities to get out and about. Music is supplied by The Portobello Ceilidh Band.
SUNDAY 17 Glasgow
I The Crickets Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs. 8pm. £14, £12. Ticket Centre box ofﬁce 287 5511. The original rock and roll band, with Buddy Holly and in their own right. Special guests Johnny and the Roccos. Part of Big Big World 1999. See Music preview.
I Elspeth Cowie Royal Oak
gdownstairs) Inﬁrmary Street, 557 2976. .30pm. £3. Tickets in advance from the
bar. Traditional singer, ex-Chantan from
Cbantan and Seannachie, with guitarist
Ronnie Lang. Presented by the 30-seat Wee Folk Club.
TUESDAY 19 Edinburgh I Edinburgh Songwriter‘s Showcase The Tron, Hunter’s Square, High Street. 9pm. £1. Information 657 3702. Weekly event. To book an open-mic spot arrive at 8.30pm.
WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow I Griot Groove Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs. 8pm. £12.50, £10.50. Ticket Centre box office 287 5511. A West African Maninka night with Sekuba ‘Bambino’, Kandia Kouyate and Oumou Dioubate. Part of Big Big World I 999. See Music preview. I Richard Thompson Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £13, £11. Tickets 287 5511. Legendary folk rocker (ex-Fairport), uniquely talented guitar stylist and powerful, quirky songwriter. Part of Big Big World 1999. See Music preview. I Rory Block The Ferry, Clyde Quay. 8pm. £10 (£8). Ticket Centre box ofﬁce 287 5511. She’s one of the greats of country blues, brought up in Greenwich village in a home visited by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt and the Rev Gary Davis. Part of Big Big World 1999. See Music preview. I Vaughan Hawthorne-Nelson and Bheki Mseleku CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £10 (£8). Ticket Centre box ofﬁce 287 5511. Caribbean saxophonist and South African pianist, exceptional talents on the contemporary US jazz scene. Part of Big Big World 1999 See Music preview and Jazz listings. I Weekly Scots Fiddle Workshops Kinning Park Complex, Cornwall Street, Kinning Park. 7.30—9.30pm. Workshops on Scots and Cape Breton ﬁddle styles, for advanced players, beginners and intermediate levels. Young beginners
classes commence earlier in the evening, -
with step dance classes from 6—7.15pm. Information 779 9047.
I Clive Gregson Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasance Theatre Bar, The Pleasance, 650 2349. 8pm. £4—£5 (£3); children free. English songwriter/guitarist, ex- celebrated partnership with Christine Collister.
THURSDAY 21 Glasgow
I Bob Neuwirth and the Willard Grant Conspiracy The Ferry, Clyde Quay. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Ticket Centre box ofﬁce 287 5511. Eclectic blues/country/folk and then some from one of the legendary forces in the US roots scene, here allied to the young turks of New Country. Part of Big Big World 1999. See Music preview.
I Black Eyed Biddy New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 8.30pm. £3-£5. Multi- instrumental, highly entertaining and eclectic duo — ﬁrm favourites all over.
I Trevor Watts Moire Music Quartet CCA at McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street. 9pm. £10 (£8). Ticket Centre box ofﬁce 287 5511. Hugely accomplished saxophonist’s latest African-orientated musical odyssey. Part of Big Big World I 999. See Music preview and Jazz listings.
I Chansons Cinema French Institute, Randolph Crescent. 7.30pm. £25, £20 (£15). Reservations 225 6191. Songs (in French) performed by Les Melimelodies, food, wine and tombola. in aid of the French Film Festival.
I Come All Ye Howden Park Centre, 01506 433634. 8pm. Free, bring your voice or an instrument.
Performances will be listed. provided that details reach our ofﬁces at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
THURSDAY 7 Glasgow
I Gusztav Fenyo and Susanne Stanzeleit Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 11.30am. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). World-renowned pianist Fenyo and violinist Stanzeleit perform Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, Prokoﬁev’s Five Melodies and Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. I Katya Kabanova Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Scottish Opera perform one of Czech composer Leos Janacek’s ﬁnest works. Written in 1921, the opera features a number of powerful female roles, with Susan Chilcott playing the guilt-ridden Katya entangled in an adulterous affair, and Kathryn Harries taking on the role of the bullying mother-in-law.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Award-winning organist of Carlisle Cathedral, Charles Harrison performs works by Bach, Frescobaldi, Widor, Olsson, Reger and Dupre.
I The Mikado King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £10—£22. Britain’s oldest opera company, Carl Rosa Opera, celebrate 125 years of musical success since their early days in the 1860’s, when Carl Rosa and Arthur Sullivan were fellow students in Leipzig. Since then the company have performed many a Gilbert and Sullivan classic, and this latest show promises to remain faithful to the original 1885 production. I Edinburgh University Music Society McEwan Hall, Bristo Square, 650 4381. 6.30pm. £1. A scratch performance of Mozart’s Requiem, with all singers and players of string instruments invited to join in.
I Don ?asquale Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, 01292 611222. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Scottish Opera-Go-Round perform Donizetti’s comic opera.
classical & opera MUSIC
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Younger Hall, North Street, 01334 474610. 7.45pm. £5.50-£l4.50. Yoel Levi conducts the SCO in Sally Beamish’s new saxophone concerto The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone (with guest saxophonist John Harle, familiar to many from his work with the Michael Nyman band) framed by Kodaly’s celebration of his boyhood. Dances of Galanta and Mendelssohn’s romantic vision of Scotland, Symphony No 3 “Scottish ’.
FRIDAY 8 Glasgow
I The Harp Consort RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). In the ﬁrst of a series of concerts to be recorded for BBC Radio 3, this six- piece consort perform a selection of 17th century Celtic and Spanish music, using traditional as well as classical instruments.
I Traditional Music Workshop RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. The Harp Consort follow up their lunchtime concert with a music worksho .
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£l6.50. See Thu 7. Sally Beamish gives a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.
I Dunedin Consort Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6—£9 (£3-£7). The vocal ensemble open their 1999 autumn season with Monteverdi’s Renaissance masterpiece, Vespers of 1610. Tonight’s concert marks the ﬁrst ofﬁcial outing of the Consort’s new chamber organ, purchased with a Lottery grant.
I The Mikado King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £10—£22. See Thu 7.
SATURDAY 9 Glasgow
I Katya Kabanova Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. See Thu 7. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22 (£5 on the day). Owain Arwel-Hughes conducts the orchestra in Sibelius’ Symphony No 3, Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No I (with soloist Tim Hugh) and Dvorak’s Symphony No 7.
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