The following details are for regular free weekl dates: see main listings for one-o or ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies wil be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jazz Residencies listings are compiled by Abigail Bremner.


I Paul Gallacher Corinthian, 191 Ingram Street, 552 1101. 10pm—2am. Piano classics, from Broadway to Beethoven.

I Danny Thompson Baby Grand. 3—7 filmbank Gardens, 248 4942. 10.30pm. A wide selection from this lounge pianist.


I Shona Fraser & Paul Gallacher Corinthian (see Thu). 6pm—2am. Requests on piano.

I Bobby Wishart 8: Band Borders Books. Music and Cafe, 98 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. 7.30—9.30pm. Mellow. I Danny Thompson Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm. Lounge pianist.


I Harry Margolis' Miller Band L‘Attache, 27 Waterloo Street. 221 3210. 2—5pm. Big band in the Glenn Miller vein.

I Lauder's Big Band Lauder‘s, Sauchiehall Street. 331 5180. 2—5pm._ The big band sound. with vocals from Heather Whiteford.

I George McGowan Orchestra [Eat Drink Man Woman. 34 King Street. 552 9227. 2.30—6pm. Iiighteen-pieee big band.

I Live Jazz Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3--6pm. Free. Sat 15 Apr: modern and improvised jazz. from Riff Raff. Sat 22 Apr; Contemporary sounds from the Peter Lilltaas Quartet.

I Jazz Evening Art Lovers“ Cafe. House for an Art Lover. Bellahouston Park, Dumbreck Road. 353 4779. 7pm. Iinjoy jazz. over dinner at this Rennie Mackintosh-inspired cafe —- due to the possiblity of private functions. phone to confirm.

I Live Jazz Millars. 515 Sauchiehall Street, 248 2016. 8.30pm. Various bands.

I Sam Corry & Trio Cafe Rouge. John Street. 552 4433. 8.30—10.30pm. Former River Detectives frontman.

I Shelagh Buchanan Sizzlers' Steakhouse. 79 Albion Street. 552 4200. 9pm. [Enjoy jazz guitar and vocals over dinner booking on the number above.

I Live Jazz Brewery Tap, 105.5 Sauchiehall Street. 339 0643. 9.30pm. Jazz funk.

I Danny Thompson Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm. Lounge pianist.


I Button-Up (.‘orinthian (.ee Thu). l—4pm. Jazz. lounge and soundtracks. I Michael Deans Jazz Quartet (‘ottiers Bar. 93 Hy ndland Street. 357 5825. 4—7pm. Traditional jazz.

I Violet Leighton Trio Polo Lounge, Wilson Street. 553 1221. 4—6pm. Singer and band.

I Live Jazz Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Sun 16Apr: Lorna Brown Band. Sun 23 Apr; original and contemporary tunes with the Martin Kershaw ()uartet.

I Kerry Tracey Corinthian (see Thu). 10pm—2am. Jazz funk followed by classicjazz piano in the 1211a Fitzgerald mould.

I Jazz DJ Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm.


I Fionna Duncan with The Ronnie Rae Trio MeChuill‘s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9pm. Mainstream jazz. tunes with this renowned singer.


I Bobby Wishart 8: Band

Russell’s Bar Cafe, 77 Byres Road, 334 4973. 8—1 1pm. Mainstream and modern.

I Hermie Longalong 8: Hermitage/Caprice Trio Caprice Brasserie. 48 New Market Street, Ayr, 01292 610916. 9.30pm. Rotating residency.

I Torn Urie And Guests Polo Lounge (see Sun). 9.30 m. Pianist and singer. I Paul Gallaciier Corinthian (see Thu). l0pm—2am. Hot R&B on piano.


I Tom Urie/Shona Fraser

Corinthian (see Thu). 10pm—2am. Jazz piano. from easy listening through to contemporary .

I Danny Thompson Baby Grand (see Thu). 10.30pm. Lounge pianist.


I John Burgess & Tom Finlay Cafe Metro. Subway West End. 23 Lothian Road. 229 9197. 1—3pm. (‘ontemporary jazz.

I Live Jazz Henderson‘s. 25 Thistle Street. 225 2605. 8pm. Artists vary.

1 I The Third Men Maison Hector. 47 ; Deanhaugh Street. 332 5328. 9pm.

Blues guitar duo.


I Live Jazz Henderson's (see Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Montuna Dix-Neuf. 97 Ilanover

3 Street, 225 8619. 8pm. Jazz trio. i I Live Jazz & Blues The Soupdragon. 27-31 West Port. 221 1099. 9pm.

I Bill Kyle's Backbeat Band

(‘ellar No. 1 (see Thu). 10.30pm—1am.

Modern jazz.

3 Saturdays ' I Toto And The Dexters

Harry‘s Bar, Randolph Place, 539 8100.

3.30-6pm. Mainstream, with vocals

from Fay Levy.

I Blues lnc. Dix-Neuf(see Fri). 10pm. Up-tempo electric blues.

I Blue Nun/Underground

(’ellar No. 1 (see Thu). 10pm—lam. On

fortnightly rotation.

. Sundays

I The Radge Jazz Band The Raj Restaurant on The Shore, Ilenderson Street. Leith. 553 3980. 12.30—3pm.

Iinjov mellow jazz over lunch.

I Edith Budge The Dotne Bar and Grill. 14 George Street. 624 8624. 1—5pm. Singer.

I Dominic Spencer Trio (‘afe Metro (See Thu). 2—5pm.

I Live Jazz Maison Hector (See Thu). 5--8pm. Mainstream.

I Dos Por Tres Dix-Neuf (Sec Fri). 9pm. Latin jazz from this trio.


I Jam Session Negociants

(downstairs). 45-47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. 8pm. Live jazz.


I John Burgess 8: Tom Finlay (‘at'e Metro (sec Thu). l—3pnt. Contemporary jazz.

I Swing 99 Malt Shovel. (.‘ockburn Street. 2256843. 9pm. Swing at the longest residency in Iidinburgh.

I Surprise Jazz Party Night (‘ellar .\'o. 1. Chambers Street, 220 4298. 10.30pm—lam. An eclectic selection from an ever-changing line-up of

._ musicians.

- Wednesdays

I Fat Sam's Band Fat Sam‘s. 56—58 l‘onntainbridge. 228311 1.8pm. Swing and jump-jive.

I Live Jazz Henderson's (see Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Rowena Bar Fez. 16a Queen Street. . 226 2530. 10pm. Jazz, blues and folk


I Son De Rhumba (‘ellar No. 1 (See

. Thu). 10pm.—1am. Latinjazz.



Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten da 5 before publication. Folk 8: World istings compiled by Norman Chalmers.



I Michael McGoldrick Band The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. 9.30pm. £8 in advance, £10 on the door. A tremendous fusion of traditional Irish roots from the flute/uillean pipe player and his band.

I Toni Wood New Dawn Folk Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 445 6271. 8.15pm. £5 (£3). Aussie singer, now resident in Glasgow, with a repertoire of topical contemporary and traditional songs, accompanied on guitar by Brian Heywood. I Leather Jacket Folk Club Halt Bar. Wwdlands Road. 8pm. Free. Guests Warren McIntyre and caricature artist Pedro. Open mic spot. Hosted by Jimmy Riff.


I Night For Mozambique Bongo Club, New Street, 558 7604. 8pm. £8 (£5) (£4 before 9pm). Help the flood victims and have a party. The big 10-piece sound of La Boum! pulsing with Afro-Caribbean grooves and members of Macumba, Peatbog Faeries, Poozies, Salsa Celtica, Mystery Juice and Eliza Carthy Band leads an ever-growing list of performers including DJs Joseph Malik (Futuristica) and George T (Tribal Function) on the decks, and the hot licks of the Lizzard Lounge All-Stars.

Kirkcaldy I Eddie Walker Betty Nicol’s, High Street, 01592 200282. 8.30pm. Free.

, ()riginal folk-blues and acoustic rock ‘n’

roll licks from the singer and ragtime guitarist.



I Edinburgh Harp Festival The Pleasance Theatre Complex, The Pleasance, 650 2349. The nineteenth [Edinburgh Harp Festival features six days of concerts. classes, ceilidhs, tuition and workshops. There is a hands-on Harp Maker's exhibition, where instruments

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and accessories are available for sale. Cafeteria and bar. Tickets and full programme available from the venue. Tickets not available over the phone. Enquiries only to be left as messages on 445 2022. Web address http://www.scotweb.co.uk/music/harpfest/ I Savourna Stevenson The Pleasance Theatre, The Pleasance. 650 2349. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). With a formidable technique, Stevenson is the leading composer on the small harp, drawing from classical, jaUqunk, African, Caribbean and Scots influences. Support from the wire/gut Scottish harp and vocal duo of Mary Macmaster and Patsy Scddon, aka Silcas, Part ofEdinburg/t Harp Festival. See above.

I John Rae's Celtic Feet Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 10.15pm. £7.50 (£6). Jazz meets folk with exhilarating instrumental results when Brian Kellock’s piano, Phil Bancroft’s sax, Mario Caribe’s bass, Eilidh Shaw’s fiddle and Simon Thoumire’s concertina stack up over John Rae’s drums. Parr ()fJazz Now.’

I Charity Ceilidh Dance Calcdonian Brewery, Slateford Road, 337 5683. 8pm. £5 (£4). In aid of Imperial Cancer Research Scotland, with the Auld Reekie Ceilidh Band.

East llilbride

I Carol Laula East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 8pm. £7 (£4). The Glasgow songwriter with the pure. clear voice, fronts her own band.



I The Border Minstrels The Pleasance Theatre, The Pleasance, 650 2349. 7pm. £8 (£6). Vocals, small pipes, fiddle, double bass and Celtic harp in a distinctly Northumbrian sound. Part ()fEdinburgli Harp festival. Information and tickets, see Edinburgh. Fri 14.

I Edinburgh Harp Festival Ceilidh The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8.30pm. £4. Short sets from the Festival tutors and guests, and dance music supplied by the Thunderdogs. Information and tickets, see Edinburgh, Fri 14.

I Fundraisrng Ceilidh Dance St Bride‘s Centre, Orwell Terrace, 475 2395. 7pm. £6 (£5). Promoted by Venture Scotland, with music supplied by Flaming Norah.

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