and tales from Northern Europe with storyteller Bob l’e g.

I William Cepeda 8. Afro-Rican Jazz The Queen‘s llall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £10 (£8). Supcrb New York trombonist William Cepeda with his 8-piece Afro-Rican dance band. See Glasgow, Thu 25.

I ALP Scots Music Group Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4422. 6.30pm. Free, but ticketed. Informal traditional music from the Adult Learning Project.

I Ceilidhs At The Caley Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road. 623 8066. 7pm. £6 (£4). Music from the Flatning Noras. I Keith Dickson Accordion Live Brunton 'I‘heatre, Ladywell Way. Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Robert Bell hosts a squeeze-box night with the Keith Dickson Accordion Orchestra, Iain Macphail‘s Scottish Dance Band and solo accordionist David Vernon.

I Robert Fish Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. George Street, 220 434‘). 8pm-midnight. £8 (£5). Music from the Robert Fish Ceilidh Band.

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I Tannas East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old

Coach Road, 01355 261000. 8pm. £6 (£4). Youthful, new-wave Ciaelic song and music.


I Brian McNeill Falkirk Folk Club, Arnot Street. 01324 613395. 8.30pm. £6. Fiddle music. song and stories from the ex-Battleficld Band member, back in his home town.

- SATURDAY 27 Glasgow

I Sierra Maestra 'I‘he Old Fruitmarket, Albion Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £12.50 (£10.50). Some years ago they were among the lirst Cuban bands to visit Scotland. After 30 years at the top of Ilavana's volcanic music scerte. Sierra Maestra's trademark energy and passion are at the roots of the salsa explosion. I’urt ofBig Big Country.

I Neal Casal Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Neal Casal draws on blues, rock. gospel and jazz. Support from (ilasgow‘s Cosmic Rough Riders. l’urt othg Big Country. I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street. 248 314 .7.30pm. £6. See Fri 26. I Louisiana Red Ramshorn 'l‘heatre. lngrarn Street. 287 5511. 8pm.£8.50 (£6.50). Muddy Waters loved him so will you. Authentic electric blues from one of the masters. l’urt o/Big Big Country.


I ALP Scots Music Group West Princes Street (iardens. 337 5442. 2.30—5pm. Free. An afternoon of Scots music, song and dance feel free to bring along art instrument and join in.

I Help A Child Ceilidh Dance St Brides Centre. ()rw ell 'I‘errace. Dalry Road. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£5). Music from Annasaeh.


I Hoahio Cowane Centre. Cowane Street, 01786 4431 13. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). Japanese \ocalisl llaco is joined by leading koto (norizontal harp) player Michiyo Yagi performing music from their new album. 'l'iekets also valid for Staalplaat Sound System at 9pm. l’urt of [.L‘ liL'L'kt'Iltl.


I Grupo Klimax The Old l’ruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £12 (£10). (irupo Kliinax brew up their Cuban ‘timba‘ —- a heady dance mix of salsa. funk. rock and rap. l’urt «if/fig Big Country.

I Trisha Murphy Ramshorn l'heatrc. Ingram Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £750

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country scene, Trashy Murphy ’s second album Rubies On The Lawn created a stir. Part of Big Big Country.

Edinburgh I Tarang Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 4-10pm. £7—£10(£5—£8). Food and drink at the bar between performances. A tremendous six-hour festival, attended by the Indian High Commissioner to Britain, of classical Indian music featuring performances on sarod from young stars the Bangash Brothers, all-female hand drum group Stree Shakti, and santoor maestro Kiran Pal Singh accompanied by Glasgow- based tabla star Vijay Kangutkar. I International Day Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, 552 7171. 1—5pm. Free. BBC illusic Live celebrates with musicians from around the world playing in various locations throughout the gardens. I None Of The Above Bongo Club, New Street, 558 7604. 8.30pm—3am. £6 (£4). Monthly eclecticism from NO’I‘A includes big-hearted Chilean folk singer Carlos Arredondo; the live strong [21 'l‘igre, fronted by Chilean songstress ’alentina Martinez and the classical gas of an expanded Mr McFall’s Chamber they're joined by composers Malcolm j Lindsay and Andy 'I‘horburn, lowland piper Matt Seattle and ex-Swan Arcade : singer/concertina player Dave Brady. t I Russell's House Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak. Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Driving Scots, Irish traditional music from their recent album, by stalwarts of lidinburgh‘s evolving music scene. 'I'iny venue only 30 or so seats!


I Tom Bryan & Elspeth Smellie Wynd 'l'heatre, Buccleueh Street. 01896 823854. 8pm. £7 (£5). An evening of

Festival club, fringe events, pub sessions, workshops, exhibitions, early evening concerts, main evening concerts and much, much, more, this festival has something for everyone!

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I Slaid Cleaves Ramshorn 'l‘heatre. Ingram Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Capturing the American experience through sortg. Slaid Cleaves‘ raw vocals wring music from ordinary lives. l’urt ofBig Big (.‘ountry.

TUESDAY 30 Glasgow

I Eddie Leleune Trio Ramshorn

'I‘hcatre, Ingram Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £8 (£6). LcJeune's Cajun accordion and hollerin' old French vocals are backed up by fiddle and guitar for a masterful

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Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 287 5511. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). ()nce part of the 30th May - 3rd June

legendary (ireat Fife Roadshow. and one

of Scotland‘s most distinctive vocalists. Daily: 7.30pm 0 Matinees: Wednesday and Friday 1pm. Saturday 2pm 0 £5 (£3 concession)


songwriter Noakes plays a rare band gig. Support from the two women in Iidinburgh traditional song dtro .‘\Iac.»\lias. Part of Big Big Country.

I Laura Cantrell Ramshorn 'l‘heatre. Ingram Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £7 (£5). New York-based singer and country music DJ. Laura Cantrell sings from her latest album .‘y'ot Hie 'I'rentblin'lx'irul. (ilasgow country stars Radio Sweethearts provide the support. l’urt ofBig Big Country.


I Eddie Leleune Trio lidinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret liar. 'l'he l’leasance. 650 234‘). 8pm. £7 (£4—£5). From Louisiana. great Cajun music on vocals, accordion. liddle and guitar. See Tue 30.

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