Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. New grouping brings songs from Deaf Shepherd front man with singers/musicians from Malinky and Kick.
I Penicuik Folk Festival Navaar House Hotel, Bog Road, 01968 678153. See Fri 6. Traditional singing competition at noon, followed by Tradition Bearers concert of Scots song with Alison McMorland, Jimmy Hutchison and Bob Blair.
I North Sea Routes Netherbow Arts Centre, High Street, 556 9579/2647. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). The Merchants o Renoun give a rehearsed reading with incidental music of Kenneth Farrow’s boisterous Scots adaptation of Hans Sachs’ Fassnachspiel (Raisin’ the Deil) and also perform readings of John Roy’s Scots version of Rudolf Steiner’s Seelenkalendar.
I Fillup Shack, Andy McDonell and Dean Owens The Attic, Dyer’s Close, Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Alabama’s Fillup Shack, on guitar and harmonica with regular Star Club performers.
TUESDAY 10 Glasgow
I The Eliza Carthy Band King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. See Edinburgh, Thu 5
I Fergusson's Auld Reekie Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Tickets from the box office, Edinburgh Central Music Library, and Coda (on the mound). Edinburgh City Libraries and the Saltire Society present a Portrait of 18th Century Edinburgh. The poetry of Robert Fergusson is read by Billy Kay and incorporates music and song of the period performed by Jock Tamson’s Bairns. An introductory talk about Fergusson’s life is given by James Robertson. After the interval, the Baims play a concert of Scottish music.
WEDNESDAY 11 Edinburgh
I Kimmo Pohjonen Bongo Club, New Street, 558 7604. 9pm. £7 (£6). Winner of Finland’s ‘folk musician of the year’ four times running, Kimmo Pohjonen is an outrageously talented accordion player now opening up new possibilities for the instrument. Lights, loops, sequences, and a disrespect for conventional harmony produce a unique show. See Music preview.
I Andy Irvine Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). Solo show from the Irish troubador and ex-Planxty mandolinist/harmonica player, guitarist and singer.
I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Little Marcos, Marco’s Leisure Centre, Grove Street, 337 5442. 8—9.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Learn ceilidh dancing the fun way.
I Kimmo Pohjonen The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. 8.30pm. £7—£8. Accordion crimes. See Edinburgh, Wed 11 and Music preview. I Eric Bogle Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 8pm. £10 (£8). From the man who wrote The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, new CD Endangered Species is the Aussie Scot’s latest album of song compositions. Part of Big Bi World.
I An y Irvine The Star Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Wed 11.
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I Gaberlunzie Cumbemauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). Both modern and traditional tunes, plus between-song banter in their inimitable style from these all-round entertainers.
I Artlink Ceilidh Dance Assembly Rooms, George Street, 226 2428. 8pm. £8 (£5). Music from the Portobello Ceilidh Band. Fund-raiser for the Artlink Escort Service.
I Salsa Celtica East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 8pm. £8 (£5). Bagpipes and bongos, and then some, from Scotland’s favourite dance sauce.
I Both Sides Of The Tweed Music Festival Tait Hall, Edenside Road, Kelso. 7.30pm. £11 (£6). New autumn weekend festival opening concert presents young Galician bagpipc star Susana Sevane with her group, the traditional singing of Heather Heywood, and Scots music and song from Jock Tamson’s Bairns. Also sessions, singarounds, workshops, dancing, crafts, children’s events, ceilidhs. Information and tickets 01750 20054.
SATURDAY 14 Livingston I Eric Bogle Band Howden Park
Centre, Howden, 01506 433634. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Wed 11.
I Both Sides Of The Need Music Festival Tait Hall, Edenside Road, and various venues, Kelso. Salsa Celtica, Alison McMorland, Walt Michael, Sean Keane, Rob MacKillop, Rory Macleod, Aimee Leonard, Elsa Le Maitre, U53, Absolutely Legless and many more. See ri 13.
I Pablo Milanes City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 8pm. £16 (£14). The father of N ueva Trova, and a dominant voice in Cuban music since the 605, Milanes brings a pared-down ensemble of guitar, piano and violin. Part of Big Big World.
I Slaid Cleaves and Lynn Miles Tron Victorian Bar, 287 5511. 9pm. £8.50. From the Austin, Texas melting pot, Cleaves is welcomed back to Glasgow after his concert earlier this year. From the same Canadian roots (and producer) as Joni Mitchell, Miles is a singer of quality. Part of Big Big World.
I Mundy Turner Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Inﬁrmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Australian acoustic duo touring their new album Naked.
I Both Sides Of The Need Music Festival Tait Hall, Edenside Road, and various venues, Kelso. Eric Bogle, Jaleo, Stramash, McFalls String Quartet, Matt Seattle, Phamie Gow, Spinning Jelly, Flag Crackers and many more. See Fri
I Slaid Cleaves and Lynn Miles The Attic, Dyer’s Close, Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £8 (£6 in advance). See Sun 15.
WEDNESDAY 18 Glasgow
I Big Big World Various Venues, 287 5511. See Jazz listings, Wed 18.
I Catriona McKay Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 3pm. £6. Brilliant young clarsach (small harp) player gives an afternoon tea concert.
I Thamyris Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £6—£8 (£4). Traditional music from Greece and Asia Minor performed by a traditional music ensemble from Thessaloniki.
I Kathryn Williams Band Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). Youthful English singer-songwriter, whose second album Little Black Numbers was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Award.
I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Little Marcos, Marco’s Leisure Centre, Grove Street, 337 5442. 8—9.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). See Wed 11.
I Merengada El Barrio, West Port, 229 8805. 10pm. £8. Nine-strong Latin dance outfit from the Dominican Republic.
THURSDAY 19 Glasgow
I Linton Kwesi Johnson Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 8pm. £10 (£8). Producing his unique, politicised reggae poetry from the mid-70$, Johnson continues his critique of contemporary Britain. Part ofBig Big World.
I Vijay Kangutkar Ramshom Theatre, Ingram Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £7 (£5). A leading performer in the Indian classical music tradition, tabla master Kangutkar has lived in Glasgow for more than a decade. Here he isjoined by a trio on sarod, santoor and percussion. Part of Big Big World.
I Maurice Dickson The Star Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4).
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 Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £7—£16 (concs available). The orchestra set sail for their autumn season with conductor Osmo Vanska. Sibelius’ Symphonic Poem: Night-Ride and Sunrise is followed by the UK premiere of Kalevi Aho’s Symphony No 9 for Trombone and Orchestra, with guest trombonist Christian Lindberg. To close the evening, Holst’s The Planets paves the way for the second performance in Scotland of Colin Matthews’ Pluto.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£19. The SCO open their autumn season with a new piece by Karin Rehnqvist, co-commissioned with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Inspired by the Arctic wastelands, ArktisArktis.’ is followed by Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Symphony No 40. Joseph Swensen is at the baton, and special guest Jon Kimura Parker is at the piano.
I Lunchtime Organ Music St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. A mixed programme from organist James Thomas.
I The Parc Quartet St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 7.30pm. £10. A gala concert from the quartet, who are joined by mezzo- soprano Alison Young and tenor Peter Alexander Wilson.
FRIDAY 6 Glasgow
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£17. See Thu 5.
I Midday Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Trumpet and piano duo Ole Edvard Antonsen and Sveinung Bjelland perform works by Bozza, Rimsky-Korsakov and Grieg among others.
I Alexander Ivashkin & Irina Schnittke Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £9 (£4). Cellist Ivashkin and pianist Irina Schnittke perform duets from their native Russia, including works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Irina’s late husband, Alfred Schnittke.
I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 12.15pm. Free. A free afternoon performance from the Tyreso Chamber Choir of Sweden.
I Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£22. The Royal Concert Hall get their 2000 International Series underway with a visit from this renowned period instrument ensemble. The 18th century was an era when composition for counter-tenor was at its peak, so it’s ﬁtting that the highly acclaimed vocalist Andreas Scholl joins them for works by Handel and Castrucci.
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