Fiddle Workshop session. Accompanying instruments very welcome.

I Molly Malones Hope Street, 332 2757. 9pm. Free. Irish theme pub. Live bands.

I Finnegan's Wake 79 St Vincent Street, 248 4989. 9pm. Free. Irish theme pub. Live bands.

I Park Bar Argyle Street, near Kelvin Park, 339 1715. 9pm. Free. Highland music.



I Antiquary Bar St Stephen’s Street, Stockbridge. 9pm. Free. Open folk session.

I Sandy Bell's Forrest Road, 225 2751. 9pm. Session. Free.

I Finnegan's Wake Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9pm-2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live music.


I Ensign Ewart Lawnmarket. 9pm. Free. Pipedown play classy stuff on

bag ipes, mandolin and guitar.

I T e Hebrides Market Street, 220 4213. 9pm. Free. Live music.

I Finnegan's Wake Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live music.

I Alan Hunter and Friends Waterloo Buffet, Waterloo Place, 556 7597. 9pm. Free.

I Sandy Bell's Forrest Road, 225 2751. 9pm. Free. Scots/Irish session.

I Thistle Hotel Manor Place, 225 6144. 9pm-midnight. Free. Live Scottish music.


I Cambridge Bar, Young Street, 225 4266. 9pm. Free. Live singer.

I Shore Music The Shore Bar, Shore, Leith, 225 2751. 9pm. Free. Folk instrumental music.

I The Hebrides Market Street, 220 4213. 9pm. Free. Live music.

I Ensign Ewart Lawnmarket. top of High Street, 225 7440. 9pm. Free. Live music.

I West End Hotel Palmerston Place. 225 3656. 9pm. Free. Accordion music in the bar.

I Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 9pm till late. Free. Informal session.


I Sandy Brechin and Friends Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket, top of High Street, 225 7440. 9—11pm. Free. Accordionist‘s


I Sandy Bell's Forrest Road, 225 2751. Afternoon from 1pm. Free. Session in the famous folk ub.

I Finnegan 5 Wake Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live music.

I Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 3pm. Free. Andy Chung; l0pm—late. Informal music upstairs and downstairs.


I Finnegan's Wake Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live music.

I Fiddler's Arms Grassmarket, 22‘) 2665. 9pm. Free. Instrumental session.


I Session Sandy Bell's, Forrest Road, 225 2751. 9pm. Free.

I Finnegan‘s Wake Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9pm—2am. Free. Irish theme pub with live music.


I Cambridge Bar Young Street, 225 4266. 9pm. Free. Live singer.

I Rowena Bar Fez, Queen Street, 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Blues, folk/jazz and soul.

I The Shore Bar The Shore. Leith, 553 5080. 9pm. Free. Session.

I Harbour Inn Fishmarket Square, Newhaven. 8.30pm. Free. Acoustic folk, Irish and Scottish session.

I Sandy Bell's Forrest Road, 225 2751. 9pm. Session. Free. Singer/guitarist George Duff and fiddler/singer Adam Jack host an evening.

claSSiCal &

opera listings

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


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£16 (£6). As the year 2000 gets into full flow, the BBC SSO take a look back at the dawn of the previous century in their three- concert series 1900 Birth of a Century. An era of much artistic and cultural change, the concerts reflect the coming together of traditional and modern which took place at that time, with Bartok’s Violin Concerto No l and Richard Strauss‘ [fin Heidenleben on the bill for Concert 2. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky is at the baton, and Greek-born virtuoso violinist Leonidas Kavakos is the soloist.

I Europe Day Concert 2000 Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. 1pm. Free. Students from the RSAMI) celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the European Union. with a programme of works for mezzo-soprano, flute, trumpet and piano.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Oueen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50«£18.50. Joseph Swensen is at the baton for Wagner‘s Siegfried lily/l, a romantic piece written by the Austrian composer for his actress wife: Schumann‘s Symphony No 2; and with the help of guest soloist Radovan \'latkovic, Strauss's Horn Concerto No l. I Cosi fan tutte Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street, 5296000. 7.l5pm. £5.50—£ l 7.50 (£4.50—£l5.50). One of Britain's leading singers,

Benjamin Luxon. directs students of the : RSAMI) Opera School in Mozart‘s most

conterttporary opera.

I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles‘ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. A recital from Michael Ilarris, organist and Master of Music at St Giles’, featuring works by Ritter, J.S.Bach and Liszt.


I Peter Morrison Gala Music Night MaeRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). Peter Morrison

5 performs hit songs from Broadway to the

world of opera, with a few traditional

, Scots songs thrown in for good measure.

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I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, ('andleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£l6.50. See Thu 11.

I West End Gala 2000 Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12.50—£21.50. Songs and medleys from a selection of musical faves.

1 I Boris Berman RSAMD, 100Renfrew

Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Pianist Berman performs works by Beethoven and Brahms, including the

former‘s Sonata in [2' Flat ‘;ldiettt".

I’Music for Solo Piano and Piano Trlo St Bride's Church, llyndland.

7.30pm. £5 (£3). Pianist David Henry.

violinist I.i/.elle Le Roux and cellist Susan Dance perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Haydn. lintry price includes glass of wine during the interval.


I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 667 7776. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Old and new rub shoulders, as James

1 Lowe conducts the orchestra irt Mozart's (.‘ont‘t'rto for Flute and Harp, plus a new i work by Karpodinis and the winning

5 entry of the Fmre Araci Prize.

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The RT Scottish Ensemble go wild for Prokofiev's Peter 8: The Wolf at Edinburgh



I Scottish Opera Salome Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. European director of renown Andre Engel is at the helm for Scottish Opera‘s production of Richard Strauss‘s biblical re-telling. Soprano Helen Field (last seen in Ines de Castro) plays the eponymous seductress and Richard Armstrong is at the baton. Sung in German with supertitles.


I Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). The orchestra inject a distinctly Scandinavian feel to the last concert in their 1999,2000 series, and are joined by violin soloist Roderick Long for the occasion. Representing Norway is Grieg and his Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite, Denmark’s Carl Nielsen contributes his Iiolin Concerto and Finland’s most famous son Sibelius provides the finale S 'mpltony No 5.

I Meadows Cham er Orchestra Oueen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7.50 (£3.50—£6). Guest conductor Nigel Murray is at the baton for Mahler‘s short, but beautifully formed Bin/nine, Sibelius’s Symphony No 2 and contemporary composer Edward McGuire‘s vibrant Viola Concerto. Violist Catherine Marwood, currently of the Hebrides Ensemble and former principal with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, joins them for the night.

I Cosi fan tutte Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£17.50 (£4.50—£15.50). See Thu 11.

I From The Mystical East . . . Theatre Workshop, Hamilton Place, 226 5425. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). An exploration of music which looks to Eastern Philosophy for its inspiration, featuring works by Stravinsky, Debussy and Tom Takemitsu. I Come And Sing: The Creation St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 7.30pm. £5. Michael Harris conducts a handful of soloists and any other interested parties in Haydn’s choral masterpiece. Rehearsals start at 3pm, followed by a performance at 7.30pm - all are welcome and any money raised goes towards Christian Aid Week. Phone 226 2998 to register your voice.


I Tommy Smith 8: Murray McLachlan Carnegie Hall. East Port, 01383 314127. 7.30pm. £8 (£6—£7). A classical collaboration between saxophonist and SNJO director Smith and pianist Mc1.achlan.'l’he programme features pieces front their new album (iymnopedic, including new arrangements of Satie’s eponymous piece and Bartok's Bagpipe .‘llusic.

Queen's Hall Sun 21 May


I Opera On A Shoestring Harbour Arts Centre, 114-116 Harbour Street, 01294 274059. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). The literature and poetry of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley was inspirational to many composers, and tonight Opera On A Shoestring perform excerpts from Rossini’s La Donna del Lago, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Bizet’s La Jolie Fille de Perth and many more pieces which looked towards Scott for their origins.



I Sunday Brunch With Paragon Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 1pm. £7 (£5). The final concert in the current season finds Mozart’s Horn Quintet in Eb, Spohr’s Octet and Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders.’ sharing the musical

I Sonnerie RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). This string ensemble, augmented by countertenor from Robin Blaze, present extracts from Vivaldi’s L ’Estro Armonico and Nisi Dominus. In true Victor Kiam style, the ensemble are promising you an enjoyable evening or your money back, although they’re ‘not expecting any takers’.

I City Of Glasgow Chorus Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10. Soprano Judith Lovat, tenor Jamie MeDougall and bass William Peel join the Chorus for Haydn’s vocal masterpiece The Creation. Musical accompaniment comes courtesy of the orchestra of Scottish Opera, and Martin Merry conducts.

I Sunday Music Recitals House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. l—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50) entrance to House. The Music Room of the House is brought to life in the way Mackintosh intended, with the strains of the classical guitar floating through the corridors this Sun afternoon.


I Napier University Chamber Choir Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street. Tickets on door. Info: 455 2328. 3pm. David Pickett conducts the choir, and piano soloist Nicholas Ashton, in an afternoon concert.

I Music At St Mark's St Mark’s Church, Castle Terrace, 668 2019. 6pm. £5 (£3 on door). The Alexander Piano Trio, featuring violin, cello and piano, perform Mozart’s Violin Sonata in E minor, Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor and works by Bach, Haydn and Schubert.

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