MUSIC folk & world


I Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 445 6271. 8.15pm. £7 (£4). Celebrated good-time four-piece from the north-east of England, featuring outstanding vocals, guitar, fiddle, keyboards and double bass.



I Ceilidh With Black Rose Ceilidh Band Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 7.30pm. £6.

I Celtic Ftddle Festival Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £10(£8). Ex-Silly Wizard bowman from Scotland, Johnny Cunningham joins Ireland’s revered Kevin Burke and Brittany’s Christian LeMaitre in their annual touring fiddle frenzy. Guitar accompaniment by the subtley effective Soig Siberil.

I Ceilidh With Gary Blair Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 9pm. £5. See Fri 19.


I Fiddle 99 Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. 2204349. A wltole weekend of cabarets. ceilidlts, Concerts, masterclasses, recitals and talks. See below.

I Heat The Hoose Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. 2204349. 8pm. £8 (£5). Fiddle mania with the big sound of Blazing Fiddles, duo Marianne Campbell and Clare McLaughlin of Deaf Shepherd, The Scottish Step Dance Company and the Robert Fish Ceilidh Band. Part of Fiddle 99.

I Guid Crack Club Waverley upstairs, St Mary’s Street. Fttrthcr information 557 5724. 7.30pm. £2.50. Monthly storytelling club features guest Ashley Ramsden with The Meat ()f The Tongue and other vegetarian tales.


I St Andra's Board Crawfordjohn Village Hall, Crawfordjohn Village. 7.30pm. £5. Tickets from the Colebroke Arms, 01864 504 239. A celebration of St Andrew's Day featuring folk group Cairdie’s Brig, the McRobert Brothers Dance Band attd others. Traditional food.



I Ceilidh Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 7.30pm. £6. Music front the John Carmichael Ceilidh Band.

I Ceilidh Dance Kinning Park Complex, Cornwall Street, 419 0329. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). The final event of the Lighting The Lit Festival, featuring Scottish music, dance and song. The raffle to support cultural links with Paris, offers a prize of an original Peter Howson painting.


I Fiddle 99 Workshops Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 2204349. lO—ll.30am. £15 (£9). Booking on 0131

220 4349 and further info on 0131 346 0977. Six fiddle workshops for all abilities.

I Ceilidh Dance Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road, 449 5414. 7pm. £6 (£5). Music from Da Hooley. Band onstage at


I Fiddle 99 Grand Concert Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£7). This year’s event features stylish US-domiciled fiddler Alasdair Fraser with guitar accompanist Tony McManus, Lochaber veteran Aonghas Grant, Argyll fiddler and new Poozie Eilidh Shaw and talented Roy Bridge youngster Donald Grant. Always a sell-out.

I Ceilidh Dance St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 8pm. £6. Tickets and information 447 5054. Ceilidh organised by the Scottish Youth Hostel and Rambler’s Association, featuring the Forth Road Bridges Dance Band.

I Fiddle Cabaret And Dance Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. 10pm. £6 (£4). An open-stage showcase for some of the players involved in Fiddle 99, in a relaxed cabaret setting. Dance music supplied by the Bella McNabs.

SUNDAY 28 Edinburgh I Fiddle 99 Workshops Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. 10.30am—noon. £8-£15 (£5—£9). Booking on 0131 220 4349 and further info on 0131 346 0977. I Christine Kydd Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Traditional Scots and some self- penned song from Edinburgh’s fine singer in this intimate 30-seat venue.


I Njava Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 887 1010. 8pm. £10 (£8). Three brothers and two sisters from Madagascar performing rootsy, dancey, contemporary Malagasy music.

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I Edinburgh Songwriters Showcase The Tron, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 226 0931. 9pm—midnight. £1. See Tue 23.

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I Bobby Eaglesham and Chuck Fleming Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 01383 738922. 8pm. £6 (£5). Former Five Hand Reelers, in a more mellow mood as a duo. Eaglesham sings with warmth and commitment, while Fleming can light fires with his fiddle.


I Mike Silver Leslie Folk Club, The Clansman Bar, 70 High Street, 01592 756136. 8.30pm. £4. Guitar ballads to protest song from this classy veteran singer.

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



I Isobel Mieras and Ian Ferguson Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 639 3176. 12.30pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). The history of Scottish fiddle music is brought to life by Mieras (clarsach/voice) and Ferguson (fiddle), featuring stories and songs from the 18th century to present day. I Opera At Lunchtime John McIntyre Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Singers from the RSAMD’s Alexander Gibson Opera School give a lunchtime performance.

I Masterclass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2pm. Free. Rachel Gough looks at the bassoon, while Kate Lukas gives pointers on the flute.

I Opera Galactica Birgirdale Complex, Stravanan Street. Castlemilk, 306 3288/557 2553. 2.30pm. Donation. Opera On A Shoestring continue to break musical boundaries with their new space age extravaganza featuring operatic highlights from La Traviata, The Magic Flute and The Marriage 0f Figaro among others.


I Scottish Opera - Carmen Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). Based on Prosper Merimee’s tale of 19th century peasant life in Seville, Bizet’s legendary musical score has become one of the world’s most popular operas. Ajoint effort between Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera, this new production captures the passion, colour and spirit of the piece.

I Academy String Orchestra Canongate Kirk, Canongate, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The orchestra is joined by tenor Erie Rieger and hom-player Jonathan Durrant for Handel’s Concerto Grosso in 0 Minor, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Tippett’s Little Music for Strings and J anacek’s Suite for Strings.



I The King's Consort RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). James Bowman and Robin Blaze provide the counter tenor voices and Robert King the direction in this extensive choral programme featuring works by Purcell and John Blow.

I Masterclass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Members of The King’s Consort, including James Bowman and Robin Blaze, host this workshop for voice and lute.

I CIassncal Gala Night Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £9.50—£21. Robert Ziegler conducts tenor Richard Roberts, baritone Howard Quilla Croft and pianist Graham Scott in a selection of favourites, including Ravel’s Bolero and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£16.50. Gerard Korsten conducts a trio of works which sees Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2, featuring piano soloist Aleksander Madzar, framed by Stravinsky’s Danses C ortcertantes and Haydn’s Symphony No 104 ‘London ’.


I George Hubbard McEwan Hall, Bristo Square, 650 4381. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Hubbard performs a selection of works by Copland, Sowerby, Beach, Hannahs and Murray.

I Scottish Opera - Friend Of The People Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). Set against the backdrop

of the French Revolution. this new opera by emerging Scottish composer David Home follows the trials and tribulations of young Scottish advocate and parliamentary reformer. Thomas Muir.



I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.50—£21.50(concs available). Martin Yates conducts ‘Symphonic Hollywood’. featuring themes from Superman, Star ll'ars, Titanic and The Magnificent Seven among others.


I Scottish Opera - Carmen Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). See Thu 18.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£18.50. See Fri 19.

I Scottish Chamber Choir St (iiles Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 2998. 8pm. £5 (£4). The choir perform Durulle’s Requiem, Messe cum J ubilo and Quatre Motets and Poulenc‘s Lita/ties a la I'ierge Noire.


I Paragon Ensemble Royal (‘oneert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. lpnt. £7-£l8. The ensemble perform Glinka‘s Trio l’athetique, Stamitz’s Quartet for Wind Instruments and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Quintet for Piano .-1 nd Il'ind.

I Young Musicians At Pollok Pollok House, Pollok Country Park. 2060 Polloksltaws Road, 616 6410. 2pm. £3 (£2). The second in a series of concerts featurittg students from the RSAMD. Today tenor John Heuzenroeder and pianist Irena Van Ceuskyte perform lieder by Schubert.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 3pm. £5—£I2. Bright young pianist Aleksander Madzar joins the quintet in two works by Ravel, Le 'Iimtheau de (.‘ouperin and Gaspard de la Nuit, as well as Ibert's 'l'rois I’ieees Breves and Poulenc's Sextet. I Scottish Sinfonia (ireyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7 (£3—£6). Conductor Neil Mantle is at the baton for a programme of German romantic music, including Brahms‘ Piano Concerto No 2 (for which they are joined by pianist Richard Beauchamp) and Bruckner ’s symphme No 0.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £10—£20. See Sat 20. I None Of The Above Bongo Club, 14 New Street, 558 7604. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). The highly acclaimed vocal trio Heavenly Harps & Voices are followed by Mr McFaIl’s Chamber, an ensemble of strings. voice and sometimes accordion and piano who will perform their usual eclectic arrangements of tango, folk. rock and classical music in a cabaret style.



I Alison Smart and Katharine Durran Hutcheson’s Hall. 158 Ittgram Street, 552 8391. 1.15—2pm. £2.50. Soprano Alison Smart and pianist Katharine Durran perform a selection of songs by Poulenc and Faurc in this lunchtime recital.

I J. W. Goethe - A Musical Celebration Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 8pm. £10(£8). Pianist Gusztav Fenyo presents the second of two concerts celebrating the life and work of one of Germany’s greatest poets and playwrights, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Tonight’s recital focuses on the writer‘s influence on composers such as Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Loewe, with performances from soprano Rebecca Cooper and tenor Paul Robinson, plus poetry and recitations by Giles Havergal and Sandy Welsh.