I Maggie Maclnnes Tron Theatre. 'I'rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £0. Daughter ol~ the great (iaelic singer Flora .\lc.\'eill. singer Maggie Maclnnes is joined by keyboardist Ali Napier and liddler Marianne Campbell. With support l‘rom four '.\'ess 1;t\\L'\lll Shebeen.
I Rory Campbell 8. Malcolm Stitt The l’iping ('entre. .\lcl’liater Street. 287
551 I. 8pm. £7. I)eal Shepherd boys Rory ('ampbell tpipes and vvhislle and vocals) and Malcolm Stilt lbou/ouki. gurtar and pipes) vv ith a support slot lrom ballad singer Doris Rougv ie.
I Natalie MacMaster The Old I-‘ruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 3554. ()pm. £12. 1)} namic young .\'ova Scotian liddler throvv s in some high-kicking step dancing vvhile playing. Supported by the Skye-based Scottish Stepdance Company vv ho are I‘e~e\'ol\ mg l’orms ol. the old Scots sty les brought back l'rom Cape Breton.
I Festival Club The Quality Central Hotel. (iordon Street. 221 0080. 11pm. £1.50. With ‘1 louse ol' Song' guest .limmy (’rovvley.
I Community Concert Main Auditorium. 287 5511. l lam. Free but ticketed.
I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage With Gibb Todd Iixhibition Hall. 287 551 l. 5pm. Free. See Thu 20.
I Horse McDonald With The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Main Auditorium. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £1.‘\l£lll.'1'hebig voice 01 Scottish rock's unclassiliable vvoman singer in an adventuroUs setting. Support lrom ‘1)anny' avvard vvinners Tequila Mockingbird. See previevv.
I The Tannahi I Weavers Strathclyde Suite. 287 5511. 8pm. £10. ()ne of Scotland's longest—running big l‘olk bands. in the ‘(‘eltic thunder‘ mode. The 'I'annaltill Weavers have a trademark take on traditional songs. tunes and instrumentation. and a large collection ol‘ l'ans. With support l'rom traditional singer lilspellt (‘ovv ie.
I Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus 'I‘he Piping Centre. Mel’hater Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £7. Fiddle and guitar in a sensitive combination by tvvo ol' Scotland‘s best-knovvn instrumentalists. Singer Scott (iardiner sings Scots songs. I Festival Club Quality Central Ilotcl. Gordon Street. 221 ()(i80. 1 1pm. Free. With ‘llouse of Song' guest Jimmy (‘rovvleyz
I Danny Kyle's Open Stage With Gibb Todd Exhibition Hall. 287 551 I. 5pm. Free. See Thu 20.
I Runrig Main Auditorium. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £l8 (£161. Runrig take the stage vv ith nevv lead (Canadian) singer Bruce (iuthro. performing the Celtic dinosaur rock they are l'amoUs l'or. Far more exciting. imaginative and innovative are the brilliant nine-liddle-led Barrage.
I William Jackson 8: Friends Strathclyde Suite. 287 5511. 8pm. £10. In the heyday ol’ the original ()ssian. harper Billy Jackson produced sortie ol‘ the lirst. and best. of the ‘Celtic crossover' compositions — the Wellpark Suite. Also included is his Song for Scotland winner — Land of Light.
I Anam Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8. Anarn Use vocals. accordion. liddle. mandolin and bouzouki to create a lively Part-Celtic envelope round their self-penned songs. With support from neo-traditionalists Malinky with lovely singer Karine l’olvvart.
I Flook The Arches. Midland Street. 221 4001. 8pm. £8. It's vvindy: llutes. vvhistles and accordion ~ vvith l‘ounder members Sarah Allen and Bryan Finnegan novv joined by guitar and bodhran. Exciting and eclectic folk music from here to the Balkans and beyond.
I Michael Marra 8: Liz Lochhead The Piping Centre. McPhater Street. 287
551 1. 8pm. £7. Wit and music. vvords. poems and urbane charm. They‘ve contrived this lluid tvvo-hander l‘or some years novv. and it's a guaranteed sell-out. I Donal Lunny's Coolfin The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 3554. ()pm. £12. Donal Lunny (I’lanxty. Bothy Band. Moving Hearts) back again with his latest. semi-perrnanent band. tight as a mainsheet in a gale. Brilliant musicians. including Nollaig Casey on liddle. and John McSherry on uillean pipes produce a masterly. updated and burnished version of the Irish tradition. Support. with harp. liddle and vocals. from Glas yovv's Maggie Maclnnes Band. I Festiva Club Quality Central Hotel. (iordon Street. 221 9680. 1 Ipm. Free. With ‘House of Song' guest. and superb ballad singer. Maureen .lelks'.
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Led by the great white shark of Irish music, Donal Lunny, Coolfin make it over the Irish sea for the second consecutive year. Tightl disciplined, highly imaginative and stuffed with superlative players pi er John McSherry and fiddler Nollaig. Casey, to name but two), the and pulses
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l Donal Lunny and Coolfin, Old Fruitmarket, Tue 25, 9pm.
listings CELTIC CONNECTIONS
Paisley Town Hall Sunday 30 January, 7.30pm (£8 / £6) SONGS OF SCOTLAND Peter Morrison 8 Alastair MacDonald
An evening of celebration of the music and songs of Scotland. Including a tribute to Robert Burns.
The Only Scottish Date!
Sunday 27 February, 7.30pm (tickets from £7)
MAIRE BRENNAN The Voice of Clannad
The only Scottish performance by the lead singer and co-founder of Clannad. y Maire brought us the acclaimed themes to Harry’s Game and Last of the MOhicans.
0141 887 1007'
Fri 21 Jan 8pm £8 adv
Tue 25 Jan 8pm £8 adv i
plus ALEX KASIEK
(Transglobal Underground) DJs Paul De Roo (Eden)
Tue 25 Jan 8pm £8 adv
Tickets from the Arches Box Office 30 Midland Street. Glasgow 0141 221 4001
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