I Danny Thompson Baby Grand (See Thu). 10.30pm. Lounge pianist.


I John Burgess and Tom Finlay Cafe Metro, Subway West End, 23 Lothian Road, 229 9197. 1—3pm. Contemporary jazz.

I Live Jazz Henderson’s, 25 Thistle Street, 225 2605. 8pm. Artists vary.

I The Third Men Maison Hector, 47 Deanhaugh Street, 332 5328. 9pm. Blues guitar duo.

I Los Tresphenomenos Cellar No. 1, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 10pm—1am. Traditional jazz.


I Live Jazz Henderson‘s (See Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Montuna Dix-Neuf, 97 Hanover Street, 225 8619. 8pm. Jazz trio.

I Live Jazz 8r Blues W. J. Christies, 27—31 West Port, 221 1099. 9pm.

I Pablo Brothers Bar Fez, 16a Queen Street, 226 2530. 9pm. A Cajun Latin mix from the Pablo Brothers at this new weekly residency.

I Bill Kyle's Backbeat Band Cellar No. 1, (See Thu). 10pm—1am. Hot, funky, electric jazz.


I Toto And The Dexters Harry’s Bar, Randolph Place, 539 8100. 3.30—6pm. Mainstream, with vocals from Fay Levy. I Fez Bar Fez (See Fri). 9pm. Jazz funk with Arabic influences.

I Live Jazz The Timberbush Bar & Bistro, 28 Bernard Street, Leith, 476 8080. 9pm. The Ilaftor Medboe Trio appear with a guest vocalist on Sat Nov 18, whilst Louise Holden and the Devlin Thorp Trio provide the sounds on Sat 25 Nov.

I Blues Inc. Dix-Neuf (See Fri). 10pm. Up-tempo electric blues.

I Live Jazz Cellar No. 1 (See Thu). 10pm—1am. Various bands playing the best jazz sounds.


I The Radge Jazz Band

The Raj Restaurant On The Shore, Henderson Street, Leitlt, 553 3980. 12.30—3pm. Enjoy mellow jazz over lunch.

I Live Jazz The Dome Bar and Grill, 14 George Street, 624 8624. 1—5pm. Various artists.

I Dominic Spencer Trio Cafe Metro (See Thu). 2—5pm.

I Live Jazz Maison Hector (See Thu). 5—8pm. Mainstream.

I Rowena Bar Fez. (See Fri, 9pm. Jazz, funk, soul and folk from one time Blacka‘nized collaborator.

I Dos Por Tres Dix-Neuf (See Fri). 9pm. Latin jazz from this trio.

I PBD Cellar No. 1, (See Thu). 10pm. Classicjazz with piano, bass and drum.

Mondays I Live Jazz Cellar No. 1, (See Thu). 10pm—1am. Ajazz jam session.


I John Burgess and Tom Finlay Cafe Metro (See Thu). l—3pm. Contemporary jazz.

I Swing 2000 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6843. 9pm. Swing at the longest residency in Edinburgh.

I Bill Kyle's Mystery Jazz Night Cellar No. 1, (See Fri). 9.30pm—lam. An eclectic selection from an ever-changing line-up of musicians.

I Rowena Bar Fez. (See Fri). 9pm. Jazz, blues and folk vocals.


I Fat Sam's Band Fat Sam’s, 56—58 Fountainbridge, 228 3111. 8pm. Swing and 'ump-jive.

I Live Jazz Henderson‘s (See Thu). 8pm. Artists vary.

I Tierre Verde Bar Fez (See Fri). 9pm. Latin jazz guitar sounds.

I Son De Rhumba Cellar No. 1 (Sec Fri). 10pm—lam. Latin jazz.

and ticketed shows. Gigs are listed 1 by date, then by city. Performances 1 will be listed, provided that details

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Dates listed below are for one-off

reach our offices at least ten da s before publication. Folk & Worl listings compiled by Norman

Chalmers. THURSDAY 16 Glasgow

I Peter Nardini The Star Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 5697287. 7.30pm. Rare performance, and new album release, from Hamilton‘s ironic, surreal, songwriting art teacher.


I Ceilidh Dance Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 9pm. £5. Music from Gary Blair's Band and decks by Radio Clyde 2 DJ Alan Todd.

I Samba Ya Bamba Havana, Hope Street, 248 4466. 9pm. Free. 30-strong Glasgow-based ensemble blast out music from Brazil.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street. 298 3144. 8pm. £6. Music from Rerr Terr Band.


I Savourna Stevenson St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Just back from WOMAD in the Canary Islands, the Scottish virtuoso performs (solo) her own compositions for small harp, incorporating Scots trad, jazz funk, classical European and African kora influences.

I Venture Scotland Ceilidh Dance Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road, 475 2395. 8pm—1am. £6 (£5). Live band.

I Ceilidh Dance Hilton Hotel, Grosvenor Street, 339 5374. 8pm. £5. Live band and dance caller.


Glasgow I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 298 3144. 8pm. £6. See Fri 17.


I Carlos Arredondo St John’s Church, Princes Street, 467 0744. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Passionate, gifted singer/guitarist from Chile, Arredondo has made his home in Scotland following Allende’s overthrow.

I Celtic Feet Henry‘s Jazz Bar, Morrison Street, 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Eilidh Shaw‘s fiddle and Simon Thoumire’s concertina add a strong whiff of the Scots/Irish to John Rae‘s unique jazz fusion outfit.

I Ceilidh Dance Cluny Church Centre, Cluny Drive, Morningside, 447 6745. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Presented by Edinburgh’s Argyll Association and Edinburgh Gaelic Choir. Music from

Runrig‘s guitarist/accordionist Malcolm Jones.

I Youth Hostel Ceilidh Dance St Brides, Orwell Terrace. 8pm. £6. Information 01506 852 062. Music from the Forth Bridges Ceilidh Band.


I Kieran Halpin and Martin Allcock Wynd Theatre, Buccleuch Street, 01896 823854. 8.30pm. £8 (£5). Scots- domiciled Irish songwriter/guitarist Halpin teams up with multi- instrumentalist Allcock of Fairport and Jethro Tull for his twelfth album Jungle.


I Norman Stewart and Jim Knight Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre, Trongate 552 4267. 8pm. £6.50. The 150-year struggle of Scotland's crofters, brought to .

life in story, song and Highland moothie. Presented by Real Music, Parnie Street.

I Lev Atlas Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. King Street, 553 0733.

8.30pm. Soulful fiddle. i Edinburgh

I Club lracambi Bongo Club. New Street, 558 7604. 8pm-lam. £5 (£4). Celebrate the Atlantic rainforest with live bands. DJs, workshops and an exhibition. I Wee Folk Club Royal Oak. Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Sans the Bad Pennies, Jez Lowe is still one of the most entertaining singer/songwriters from the North East of England.

MONDAY 20 Edinburgh I Catfish Keith Cafe Royale, West Register Street. 8pm. £8 (£6). Tickets in advance from Ripping Records. Top US acoustic bluesman.


I Craobh Rua Stirling Folk Club, Terraces Hotel, Melville Terrace, 01259 218521. 8pm. £6 (£5). Irish traditional music and song from the popular Belfast- based four-piece now incorporating Edinburgh bouzouki boy Aaron Jones.


I Lanarkshire Songwriter's Group Wallace Cave. Lanark. 8pm. £1. Informal fortnightly pub meeting/singaround includes established singers Robin Laing and Peter Nardini.


I Beginish Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance, 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). Big Boy of the Lough Brendan Begley brings his Kerry accordion and winsome Gaelic vocals in the superb company of flute, fiddle and bouzouki. A great night of real Irish music.

I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Little Marco’s, Marco’s Leisure Centre, Grove Street, 337 5442. 8—9.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Learn essential Scots ceilidh dances the fun way.


I Martyn Bennett The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. 7.30pm. £9. Mull-based Bennett continues his dancey fusion of pipes, fiddle and flutes with dancefloor beats. Recent album release too.

I Preston Reed Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 287 5511. 8pm. £8. Outrageously talented and innovative US guitarist, recently invited over here by celebrated jazz guitar guru Martin Taylor.

I Ben Sands The Star Club, Riverside Club, Fox Street, 569 7287. 7.30pm. Solo songs from one of Ulster’s famous family of musical campaigners for social justice.

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I Lucie Skeaping And The Burning Bush Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£6). London-based, intemationally acclaimed song and instrumental music ensemble play and sing music of the Old Jewish World: Klezmer, songs of the Yiddish theatre. exiled Judeo- Spanish Sephardic traditions. Ottoman devotional music and Yemenite songs. Part of Eurasian Crossroads: Musical Journeys in the Traditions of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Presented by Edinburgh University Faculty of Music. Information on workshops and related events 650 2427.



I Scottish Ballads Matt Thomson Concert Ilall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £4 (£2.50). Ilear the great songs from the Scottish tradition, unaccompanied, by fine singers and staff members, Andy Hunter, Alison McMorland and Jo Miller from the Scottish Music degree course.

lOCeilidh Dance Riverside Club, Fox Street, 298 3144. 8pm. £6. Music from Tapsalteerie.


I Lunchtime Recital St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 346 0977. 1.10pm. £4 (£2). Alasdair Fraser opens Fiddle 2000 and plays William Marshall’s fiddle from Edinburgh University’s Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. Tickets at the door only. The weekend Festival is centred on the Assembly Rooms and includes workshops, ceilidhs, informal sessions, stalls, talks, masterclasses, dances, recitals, Youth Gaitherin, food and drink. Full free programme available from ALP, Dalry Road, and the Assembly Rooms. Day tickets available from Assembly Rooms Box Office, 220 4349. See today, Sat 25 & Sun 26.

I Heat The Hoose Assembly Rooms, George Street, 226 2428. 8pm. £8 (£5). Catriona MacDonald and friends take the stage in a showcase of some of the best of the younger fiddle talent on the Scottish scene. Other performers include Hungarian Eszter Kiss, Battlefield’s John McCusker with guitarist Kevin MacKenzie and bouzouki player Malcolm Stitt, and young, rising Scots fiddle star Stuart Crichley. Part of Fiddle 2000.

I Martyn Bennett The Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7.30pm.£8.50 plus booking fee. See Thu 23.

I Club Latino Bongo Club, New Street, 558 7604. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). Salsa the night away with Venezuelan singer Lino Rocha and members of Salsa Celtica. Plus DJs.

I Ceilidh Dance Assembly Rooms, George Street, 226 2428. 9pm. £8 (£5). The Black Rose Ceilidh Band mix Scottish and Irish tunes, on accordion, fiddle, keyboard and drums. Part of Fiddle 2000.

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