MUSIG folk & world

FOLK 8: WORLD THU 26 OCT continued

I Preston Reed Studio One, Byres Road. 9pm. Revolutionary American steel-strung acoustic guitarist uses the body of the instrument as percussion. One of the most original guitarists in the world!

I Brian McNeill The Star Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Err-Battlefield Band fiddler, songwriter, guitarist, bouzouki player, concertina squeezer and more.



I Maria Muldaur Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 8pm. £10(£8). She’s come a long way since her 705 pop hit ‘Midnight At The Oasis’, and Maria Muldaur is a telling interpreter of American roots. Part of Big Big World. E

I Ceilidh Dance Hilton Hotel, Grosvenor Street, 339 5374. 8pm. £5. Live band with a caller/dance instructor. I Club latino Bongo Club, New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). Regular club night features a live band playing hot grooves. Free salsa classes at 10pm.

I Trilok Gurtu's African Fantasy Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £12.50, £10 (£6). Presented by Assembly Direct. World class percussionist leads his band in African Fantasty - using sitar, guitar, bass and vocals.


I Kilmarnock Folk Weekend The Hunting Lodge, Glencairn Square. Information 01563 522920. A festival of

folk and traditional music, with concerts, ceilith and children’s events.


I Marooned With A Mandolin Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 8pm. £8 (£6—£7). A mix of traditional ballads, blues, swing and classical showstoppers from Simon Mayor.



I Yat-Kha Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Contemporary roots music from the heart of former Soviet Asia. Shamanistic indie-rock, punk throat-singing outfit with rock guitar and wild indigenous

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strings and percussion. Booked for the second ear running for Big Big World. I Trilok Gurtu's African Fantasy RSAMD, Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 8pm. £11 (£6). Bombay-born percussion star with his band. See Edinburgh, Fri 27.


I Rainbow City St John’s Church Hall, West End of Princes Street. 11am-5pm. Free. Children’s treasure hunt in the Gardens 11.30am. Family day of food, music, games, films snd workshops with Dohle Crusaders drummers at 11am. Part of Edinburgh’s One World Festival

I Afro-Celtic Night for Humana Holyrood Union, Holyrood Road. 9pm—3am. £6 (£4). Bands, dancers, drummers, food and DJ. Information 0777 9464110.

I Ceilidhs At The Caley Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road, 623 8066. 7pm—0.30am. £6 (£5). Music from Teannaich.


I Jacqui McShee's Pentangle Wynd Theatre, Buccleuch Street, 01896 823854. Smooth jazzjfolk from the bell- like vocalist and her acoustic band.


I Kilmarnock Folk Weekend The Hunting Lodge, Glencairn Square, 01563 522920. See Fri 27.


I String Jam Club Salmon Inn, Bank Street, 8.30pm. £4 (£3) Information 01750 20538 Folk Rockers Eclectic Shock with singer Allie Fox.

SUNDAY 29 Glasgow I Jacqui McShee's Pentangle Tron

Theatre, Trongate, 552 4267. 8pm. £9.50 (£6.50). See Sat 28.


I American Contradance Calton Centre, Montgomery Street. 7.30pm. £3. All welcome to ceilidh with a swing. A caller takes you through the dances.

I Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Celebrated Scots singer Ray Fisher.


I Kilmarnock Folk Weekend The Hunting Lodge, Glencairn Square, 01563 522920. See Fri 27.

MONDAY 30 Edinburgh I Jacqui McShee's Pentangle The Attic, Dyer’s Close, Cowgate, 225 8382. 7.30pm. £11 (£9 in advance). See Sat 28.


I Kilmarnock Folk Weekend The Hunting Lodge, Glencairn Square, 01563 522920. See Fri 27.

TUESDAY 31 Edinburgh I Hallowe'en Tales Scottish Storytelling Festival, The Netherbow, High Street. Tickets 557 5724. Songs and creepy tales with Margaret Bennett, Duncan Williamson, George MacPherson and others. I Hallowe‘en Party Counting House, above The Blind Poet, West Nicholson Street. 9pm-lam. £4. Information 447 6908. Andi Ross and Fiona MacAllister of Heartbeat World Music organise the first of a regular series of events. Live music and DJ Paul de Roo. Collection for Shelter. I Samhainn Bongo Club, New Street, 558 7604. 11pm—3am. £5 (£4). Following their fire parade down the Royal Mile, the Beltane Society descend on the Bongo with drummers and DJs to celebrate the Celtic Halloween.

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I Sitar Recital RSAMD, Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). A selection of Indian classical music from Gerry Farrell on Sitar and Vi'ay Kangutkar on Tabala.

I Kathryn Williams King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. Here with her band, the young 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 25.

THURSDAY 2 Glasgow

I Malinky The Star Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Edinburgh-based band with two strong traditional singers - Karine Polwart is also lead singer with the new line-up of the Battlefield band.

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



I Scottish Opera - L’Elisir d'amore Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£46. Rising soprano talent Lisa Milne returns to the Donizetti opera in which she made her professional debut as a village girl only this time she’s the star. Theatre guru Giles Havergal directs and Richard Farnes is at the baton.

I Ulrike Fenner and Peter Evans Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Violinist Fenner and pianist Evans perform Messiaen’s Themes and Variations, Prokofiev’s Melodies 3—5 and Mozart’s Sonata in A major, alongside a contemporary offering from Edinburgh- based composer Lyell Cresswell, Acquerello.

I Dinner Concert Series House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. 7.30pm. £38.50. The Slovenski Duo perform a Gypsy Evening in the Music Room, followed by a meal in the Dining Room.


I Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 1.10pm. Free. Hans-Dieter Karras gives a lunchtime recital of organ music.


I Hansel And Gretel Motherwell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). The touring wing of our national opera company, Scottish Opera Go Round, jump on the tour bus once again and visit 21 venues across the country. This time, they’re performing Engelbert Humperdinck’s charming fairy tale about the evil witch who imprisons two unsuspecting siblings in her edible house.



I Midday Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £4 (£2.50). Pianist Peter Seivewright gives an afternoon recital.


I David Helfgott Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £8—£22.50. The biopic of Helfgott’s life furnished Geoffrey Rush’s mantelpiece with an Oscar. But previous outings by this concert pianist have suggested that Shine did far more for Helfgott’s career than his natural ability might have achieved. Nonetheless, he’s toured the world twice over, playing to full houses.



I Scottish Opera - L'Elisir d'amore Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50—£46. See Thu 19.

I The British Flute Society Flute Playing Day RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 10am—9pm. £18 whole day; £10 per rccita1(£12/£7).A day of flute-based music and activities. including recitals from the Scottish Flute Trio, Marco Grandes and Elena Abend. Flautists are encouraged to bring their instrument along and join in should they feel so inclined.


I One Voice Ensemble Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £6 (£3). An evening of homegrown talent, including Judith Weir’s Distance and Enchantment, Kenneth Leighton’s Serenade and works by Stuart Macrae and James MacMillan.