I Lowland And Border Pipers’ Society Concert Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Historic (and cold!) venue for bagpipes of all sizes: Highland, Lowland. Scottish Smallpipes, Montgomery, Pictish Triple Pipes and others. Peformers include Barnaby Brown, Matt Seattle, Nigel Richard, Finlay MacDonald and Fraser Fifield. Information on the day- long Collogue and the concert 0141 946 8624.
I Scottish Fiddle Orchestra In Concert Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 226 2428. 7.30—10.15pm. Free. Massed fiddles playing popular traditional melodies.
Edinburgh I Wee Folk Club Royal Oak,
lnfirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3.
Politics and song from Scots songwriter Alistair Hulett, long domiciled in Australia.
I The Boys Of The Lough Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). Aly Bain, Cathal McConnell, Brendan Begley, Dave Richardson and Malcolm Stitt on fiddle, flute, voice, accordion, guitar and pipes perform folk music from Britain and beyond.
I Old Blind Dogs Stirling Folk Club, Terraces Hotel, 4 Melville Terrace, 01259 218521. 8pm. Contemporary
Alfredo De La Fe
Scots folk music, with bass and drums, ‘ featuring lead singer Jim Malcolm.
m I Edinburgh
I The Neil Gow Ensemble RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Neil Gow was Scotland‘s legendary 18th Century fiddle composer. Here his music, and pieces by Maclntosh and Skinner is played by superb fiddler Pete Clark with second fiddle, cello and piano.
I Alison McMorland and Arthur
Cormack Edinburgh Folk Club,
2 Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance. 650
2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). You would have to
. travel far to hear better singing. From
2 the Gaelic and Scots song traditions two of our most admired artists share
the evening. The Portree man's
celebrated warmth and relaxed delivery
is here married to McMorland's rare
repertoire, passion and commitment.
Two beautiful voices. See Music
I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh
Dance Little Marcos, Marco’s Leisure
Centre, 55 Grove Street, 337 5442.
8—9.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). See Wed 8.
I Peter Nardini The Star Club. Riverside Club, Fox Street, 569 7287. 7.30pm. Rare performance from Hamilton‘s unique songwriting art teacher, known for his irony, surreal humour and uncompromising accent. He’s also just released his latest album.
classical & opera
Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Classical listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.25—£22.50. The ever-exuberant Alexander Lazarev conducts the orchestra in Shostakovieh’s Symphony No 4, and is joined by guest pianist John Lill for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 2.
I H.M.S. Pinafore Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.15pm & 7.15pm. £3.50—£25. Basking in the glory of a sell-out West End run, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company head north with their new production of the Gilbert & Sullivan nautical classic.
I Elmar Klockner Glasgow University Chapel, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Klockner travels over from her post at St Blasien Cathedral in Gerrnany’s Black Forest, to perform works by Bach and Mendelssohn.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£19. Sec preview.
I La Boheme Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road, ()1592 412929. 7.15pm. £10 (£4—£7). Fife Opera tackle Puccini’s tragic tale of love set in Paris in 1910.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£17. See Thu 2.
I H.M.S. Pinafore Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£25. See Thu 2.
I Midday Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £4 (£2).
; A performance of Schubert’s piano - quintet in A major The Trout.
: I Greg Morris McEwan Hall, Bristo
Square. 650 4381. 1.10pm. Free. Organist Morris performs Mendelssohn’s Sonata for Organ N0 3 and Elgar’s Sonata in G.
I Turn Of The Tide The Scottish Maritime Museum, Laird Forge, Gottries Road, 01294 324483. 5.30pm & 8pm. £5 (£3). Scottish Opera For All present this
3 newly commissioned children's opera tracing the history of North Ayrshire’s
classical & opera MUSIG
I La Boheme Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 7.15pm.£10(£4—£7). See Thu 2.
I The Edinburgh Quartet MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 8pm. £17 (£14.50; under 255 £6). Performing works by Haydn, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£16 (cones available). Andy’s brother Julian Lloyd Webber joins the orchestra for Britten’s Cello Symphony, in a programme which also features Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No 2 ‘London' and Sibelius’s symphonic poem Tapiola.
I H.M.S. Pinafore Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.15pm & 7.15pm. £3.50—£25. See Thu 2.
I The New Scottish Choir Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £3—£15. An evening of Celtic, classical and gospel music from this interdenominational choir, committed to bringing Christian music to the masses. Popular tunes on the bill include the Disney fave ‘When You Believe’ and the theme from
Schindler ’5 List.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 (£3.50—£6). The orchestra open their winter season with Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind
: Instruments, which he dedicated to ; Debussy, who also appears on the bill
with his Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances and Dvorak’s Symphony No 4 complete the picture. William Conway is the conductor and harpist, and Sophie Askew is the soloist.
I Turn Of The Tide The Scottish Maritime Museum, Laird Forge, Gottries Road, 01294 324483. 5.30pm 8.: 8pm. £5 (£3). See Fri 3.
I La Boheme Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 7.15pm. £10(£4—£7). See Thu 2.
I Fiona McNaught and Daniel Tong Linlithgow Primary School, Preston Road, 01506 842630. 7.30—9.30pm. £6 (£5—£1). Violin and piano duo performing works by Mozart, Bartok, Beethoven and Brahms.
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