MUSIC folk & world



I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 7.30pm. £6. Music from the Black Rose Band.

I Ceilidh Dance With Gary Blair Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 9pm. £5. See Fri 18.


I Ceilidh Dance Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. 8pm-midnight. £8 (£5). Music from the Robert Fish Ceilidh Band.


I The Singer's Gathering Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 433634. A three-day celebration of unaccompanied and group singing focussing on the Scots song tradition. As well as concerts there will be workshops and discussions led by singers including Aileen Carr and Gill Bowman.

I Craws And Linties Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 433634. 8pm. £5 (£3). Robin Laing and Gordeanna McCulloch join forces to explore the relationship between the sexes in the rich tradition of Scots song.


Glasgow I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 248 3144. 7.30pm. £6. See Fri 25.


I Highland Annual Teviot Row House, Bristo Square. 8.30pm-3am. £6 (£4 members). Presented by the Edinburgh University Highland Society. Information 229 4204. The big bash for Edinburgh’s Gaels and anyone who loves traditional music: a ceilidh 9pm—1am, with superb singers Murdo (known everywhere as Domino) Macleod from Lewis and Barra’s Maeve MacKinnon; Lochaber box player lain Joseph MacDonald; Glenuig piper Allan MacDonald; Skye step-dancer John Sikorski; Edinburgh- based clarsach player Kirsty MacGregor; and late-additions from Arisaig and Morar, Gabe McVarish and Ross Martin on wild fiddle and guitar. Upstairs the dance is driven by the Wild West Ceilidh Band and, as always, the man who put the Ach in Acharacle, ace accordionist Fergie MacDonald agus na Muideartaich. I Prairie Home Companion Live Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. Hot-line 667 '7776. 10.45pm. £12 (£6 standby only). Bar and restaurant from 10pm. The legendary radio show is broadcast live to the US tonight. Garrison Keiller will give his News From Lake Wobegon and music is supplied by, among others, the Battlefield Band.

I Dance Day Bruntsfield School, Montpelier, Bruntsfteld. Information and booking 337 5442. All-day (10am start) Scots dance workshops on Ceilidh Dance, Step Dance, Dance Calling, and Dance Bands. Organised by the Adult Learning Project’s Scots Music Group, the tutors include Jim Johnstone, Dave Francis, Sandra Robertson, Stan Reeves and Annabell Oates. Talks, 1—2pm, (free) on the Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust by Karen Ingram and Dance Music At The BBC, 1935—1955, by Peggy Deusenberry.

I Ceilidh Dance St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace. 8pm. £7 (£4). Tickets in advance from Adult Learning Project, 337 5442. Music from Royzone and the Belle Star Band.


I The Singer's Gathering Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 433634. See Fri 25.

I Flash Company Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 433634. 8pm. £6 (£4). Arthur Watson, Tom Spears, Pete Shepherd, Chris Myles, Aileen Carr and Maureen Jelks in an evening of the finest Scottish traditional song. Informative, enjoyable and often very moving.

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I Snowstorm Cafe Cossachok, King Street, 553 0733. 8.30pm. £3. Russian folksongs and dances peformed by accordionist Georgie Gajjic and vocalist Victoria Burton.


I Jim Knight Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Intimate concert venue (30 seats) presents the weel-kent Edinburgh- domiciled singer and entertainer.


I The Singer’s Gathering Howden Park Centre. Howden, 01506 433634. See Fri 25.


I Maire Brennan Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £7. Enya’s twin sister, and co-founder and lead singer of Clannad performs her stylish mix of lyrics in English and Gaelic, accompanied by guitar and uileann pipes.

MONDAY 28 Stirling I Malinky Stirling Folk Club, Terraces Hotel, 4 Melville Terrace, 01259 218521. 8pm. Singer/songwriter Karine Polwart leads the young Edinburgh band. See Records review.


I Glasgow Songwriter's Club The Vale, Dundas Street, 332 4928. 8pm. See Tue 22.


I Edinburgh Songwriters CasRock, 104 West Port, 553 3067. 9pm. £2. See Tue 22.


I Pat Kilbride Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasancc Cabaret Bar. The Pleasancc, 650 2349. 8pm. £5 (£4). Ex-Battlefield, guitarist and cittern player is also a powerful, intelligent Irish-style singer.



I Susan Vance New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 445 6271. 8.15pm. £5 (£3). Glasgow songwriter and guitarist returns to the scene.

classical &

opera listings

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


THURSDAY 17 Glasgow

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22 (concs available). The orchestra serve up a truly Russian affair, featuring Prokofiev’s The Love For Three Oranges: Suite, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 2.

I Glasgow Untversity Chamber Singers Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10—2pm. Free. The group perform Macedonian Songs and American Waltzes, arranged and conducted by Graham Hair. I Ruth Holton and Katharine Durran Recital Studio, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, 950 3476. 1.15-2pm. Free. Soprano Ruth Holton and pianist Katharine Durran perform canzonettas by Haydn and songs by Mozart and Schubert.

FRIDAY 18 Glasgow

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£16.50. H.K. Gruber takes on the role of conductor and chansonnier as the orchestra celebrate the work of Kurt Weill. Handpicked cherries from the great man’s work include his Symphony No 2 and Berlin im Licht Song plus songs from Johnny Johnson and The Threepenny Opera. Gruber gives a pre-concert talk at 6.30 m. See preview.

I Mtdday Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Onyx Brass present a varied programme of music, including Brahms Three Motets and Ritomello from Monteverdi’s Vespers (1610).


I John Kitchen McEwan Hall, Bristo Square, 650 4381. 1.10pm. Free. John Kitchen gives a lunchtime concert of organ music including Dubois’s Fiat [tor and Dallier’s Electa at sol.

I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). James Lowe conducts the talented student orchestra in Mozart’s

Dia Maria: American opera star Maria Ewing plays the Festival Theatre,


Symphony No 29, Vasks' Symphony for Strings and Mendelssohn‘s String Symphony No 8 in D.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Town Hall, Sandgate, 01292 611222. 7.30pm. £7—£15 (concs available). The orchestra perform Haydn's Symphony No 85, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No 4.

SATURDAY 19 Glasgow I Scottish Concert Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12—£23.50. Conductor Anthony Inglis leads the orchestra in an extensive selection of classical favourites, from Sousa’s Liberty Bell March, to Ravel's Bolero and Strauss’s Blue Danube ll'alrz.


I Maria Ewing Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £14-£l8. American operatic star Ewing presents ’Simply Maria’, an evening of classic tunes from the pens of Rodgers and Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Kern.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£18.50. See Fri 18. Conductor IIK. Gruber ives a pro-concert talk at 6.45pm. I Edingurgh University Chamber Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Conductor Colin McKenzie conducts the orchestra in Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Debussy’s L 'apre-ntuli t1 ’une faune, Ravel ’s Pavane pour une infante defunte, Mozart’s Symphony No 3‘), and is joined by double bass soloist Nick Bayley for Bettesini’s Double Bass Concerto No


I Come 8: Sing St Vincent Church, St Stephen’s Street, Stockbridge, 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Conductor Nick Jones and soloists Alison Beck, Colette Ruddie and Christopher Breckenridge invite you to join them, and an anticipated gathering of 200 singers, for a charity concert to raise funds for children affected by HIV and AIDS. On the bill will be Faure’s Requiem and Haydn’s Nelson Mass those feeling in full voice should call 556 3959 to take

art. pIThe Chapterhouse Singers St Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place, 667 7776. 7.30pm. £5 (children free). The singers raise the roof of St Mary’s with a dramatic rendition of Mozart’s infamous Requiem.

SUNDAY 20 Glasgow

I String Concert Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 2pm. £3 (£2). An Anglo- Austrian programme of music performed by students from the RSAMD, featuring Haydn’s Sunrise.

I The Bruce MillarlGulliver Prize 2000 RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2.30pm. £8 (£1). Six gifted singers from across the UK compete for this prestigious annual prize.


I Children's Classic Concert Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 3pm. £8 (£4—£6); family ticket £22. Conductor Nicholas Kok and presenter Floella Benjamin introduce Musical Menagerie, a fun concert for 4—14-year- olds featuring Prokofiev’s Peter And The Wolf, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumblebee, Stravinsky’s Firebird, and Bugs!, a new commission by Sally Beamish.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£21 (cones available). See Thu 17.

I St Giles' At Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Students from the Ian Tomlin School of Music at Napier University perform a selection of music for wind instruments and piano.