538 7385. 8.30pm. £5. Saxophonist Martin Kershaw gets funky after tiiidiiiglit with (iroovedigga/ (see below). but tltis is his exciting acoustic ja// quartet. playing mainly his own compositions.

I Groovediggaz Henry ’s Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. Midnight. £5. A dose of 7le retro-fuiik from Edinburgh‘s premiere heavyweight sotil outfit. featuring \ocallsl Tony King and the talents of Martin Kershaw on sax.


I Cathie Rae sings Julie London Henry's Jau Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Cathie Rae also likes to siiig contemporary tnaterial. btit enjoyed considerable success with an earlier 'tribtite' project devoted to the music of Chet Baker. She turns her attention this time to the underrated legacy of the late Julie London. who died last year.

Tuesday 27


I Centre Stage Jazz Club The Atild Hundred. I00 Rose Street. 225 I809. 8.30pm. £2. See Tue 20.

Wednesday 28


0 Terry Callier Wilkie House. 207 ('owgate. 225 5583. 8pm. U l. Terry Callier achieved semi-legendary status when the Acid Ja/l. wave of the late-80s rediscovered his by-then obscure albums of the 60s. His unique fttsion of folk with ja// always had a cult follow- itig. btit his tnuch expanded audience tempted him out of musical retirement iii the 90s. and he has recorded several new albums to augment his early clas- sics.

I Power Of Scotland Big Band Henry's Ja/r Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). The Power Of Scotland Big Band members represent the best players around on the scene at the moment. coming together to play in a big hand just for fun! Drummer John Rae leads a veritable who‘s who of the Scottish jaz/ scene.


I Mundell Lowe Trio Pizza lixpress. Deanhaugli Street. 332 7229. 8pm. Free. American guitarist Mundell Lowe is a special guest at Pix/a lixpress tonight. accompanied by Welsli guitarist 'l‘i'efor ()wen and bassist Ronnie Rae. Check with venue for prices and bookings. Lowe also plays at the Links Hotel. Montt‘ose. on liri 30. and Pizza lixpress. (ilasgoyv (0l4l 22l 3333) on Sat 3 l.

I Brian Kellock Trio Henry's Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). An excellent acoustic jazz trio. fronted by internationally respected pianist Brian Kellock. with Kenny lillis on bass and John Rae on drums.

I Mel Zebra’s Jazz Session Bannerman's. 2 l 2 Cow-gate. 556 335.1, l()piit. Free. See Thu l5.

‘The first few notes of a track can be enough to get me screaming with delight, while a book might take me a few chapters.’

Luke Sutherland, feature, page 16.

lk & world

Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Folk 8: World listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.


I Innishowen Ceilidh Band The Star Club. Riverside Club. Pox Street. 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). St Patrick‘s night of music. song and dance.


I Acoustic Underground lilephaiit House. (ieorge l\' Bridge. 2205355. 7.30~9.30pin. l’ree. ()peii mic night for songwriters. hosted by Peter Michael Rowan.

I Choro Escoses Henry's Jazz Bar. Morrison Street. 538 7385. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Bassist Mario Caribe's new Latin- styled group.


I Fiona Forbes and Sandy Stanage Betty Nieol‘s. High Street. (H.592 200282. 8.30pm. Free. Sangsters singer. with guitarist Stanage.

Falkirk I Session Night lialkirk l-‘olk (‘ltih. Arnot Street. ()l 324 6) 3395. 8.30pm. £l.


I St Paddy’s Hoolie Pavilion Theatre. Renfteld Street. 332 I846. 7.30pm. £ )0. The Irish entertainment includes music from a four-piece band featuring three-times World l'illean Pipes champion Paul Leech. along with comedy atid lrish dance from Riverdance performer Zoe (iibson.

I Ceilidh Dance (iilmorehill(il2. l'niversity Avenue. 330 5522. 8pm. £5. Mtisic from the Clotid Howe Ceilidh Batid.

I Ceilidh Dance Renfrew l-‘erry. Clyde Place. 287 55l l. 9pm. £10. Music from Shebeen.


I Club Latino Bongo Club. New Street. 558 7604. l().3()pm ~ 3am. £6 (£5). Monthly salsa blow-out presents live dance exhibition from Combo Latino and Brazilian street sotiiids from Boca de Leao.


I Rab Noakes with Fraser Speirs Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. ()l592

M l l()l. 8pm. £8 (£6--£7). Established songwri[er/guitarist Noakes with his superb harmonica man.


I Come All Ye Craigsfariii. Marce Walk. Craigshill. 0l506 433634. 8pm.

£ l. Informal night of home-made music. All welcome. bring an instrument.


I Salsa Celtica l’alkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. ()l 324 506850. 8pm. £8 (£6). Caledonian Carribean capers. bagpipes and bongos. tartan toories and timbales. Salsa till you succumb.


I Choro Escoses Dundee Rep. Tay Square. 0|382 223530. l().3()pm. £4 (£2.50). See Thu )5.

Glasgow I St Paddy’s Hoolie Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 I846.

7.30pm. £10. See Fri )6.

I St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh (‘oitier 'l'heatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 9.30pm. £l0 (£5). Tickets from Cottier's Bar ()l4l 357 5825. Celebrate Paddy 's Day with music from The Picts.


I Ceilidh Dances At The Caley (‘aledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 623 8llbb. 7pm- 12.30am. £6 (£5). Mtisic from 'l'eannaich.


I JAM Wy nd Theatre. Buccleuch Street. (H896 823854. 8pm. £8 (£6). Celebrating their tenth anniversary. Jtiitior Acoustic Music teaching group launch a CD Breaking The Borders. Local (adult) musicians Kathy Stewart and Wattie Robson also perform.


I Celtic Feet Regal Community Theatre. South Bridge Street. 01506 433634. 8pm. £8 (£5). Drummer/fiddler John Rae brings his band for an evening of contemporary jazz aitd Celtic fusion. with Brian Kellock. Simon Thoumire. Phil Bancroft and liilidh Shaw.

Sunday 18


I Braziliance The Arches. Argyle Street. 090] 022 0300. 8pm. £7 (£5). Bossa nova king of the 60s Marcos Valle isjoined by Balance DJ Martin Nakisa on the decks.

I No’s Company Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 22) 0324. 2—4pm. liree. Scottish and Irish folk melodies in a guitar dtto setting.

I Bossanova, Bossanova! Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. King Street. 55.3 0733. 8.30pm. A South American groove with violinist Lev Atlas atid guitarist Nigel Clark.


I Eilish Moore And Jimmy Hutchison \Nec Folk Club. Royal Oak. lnfiriiiary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. liilish‘s tour has been postponed due to foot and mouth.

I Double Zero Bongo Club. New Street. 558 7604. l().3()pm—3am. £5 (£4). lndia Earthquake Benefit with live music from Chewy. Ati T-Allach and

Monday 1 9


I Setanta Stirling Folk Club. Terraces Hotel. Melville Terrace. 0l259 2 l 852 I. 8pm. £5 (£4). A slightly tardy celebration of St Patrick‘s night with the re-fortned Lanarksliire band. playing hammered dulcimer. concertina. uillean pipes and fiddle. with songs led by lr'lsterinan Colin McAllister.

Wednesday 21


I Pipe Down 13th Note Club. Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. This recently- established monthly event has a tremendous pipe-led trio (Scottish sniallpipes and Highland pipes) making quite a name for themselves.


0 Ossian Edinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). As in the re-launched band's 1997 album. The Carrying Stream. the concert features founder members Billy Ross (vocals) and William Jackson (clarsach) from the original line-up. plus Stuart Morison on fiddle and Iain Maclnnes on pipes. See Hitlist.

I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Marco‘s Leisure Centre. Grove Street. 228 2 I4). 8—9.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Learn ceilidh dances the fun


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Lasair Dhe Think American gospel. but in Gaelic. Overdose on SpirituaIIy-themed Gaelic song by some of the greatest Singers in Scotland. Highland band Cliar are 4 at the centre of half a dozen choirs if; and soloists. Glasgow Cathedral. Fri 23; Queen's Ha/l, Edinburgh. Sat 24 Mar. Ossian Latest line-up of the

veteran band has the two Billys

from the original (Ross and

Jackson) and a gentle take on

Scots traditions of song, harp.

pipes and fiddle. Edinburgh Fo/k Club, Wed 27 Mar. Séan Keane Band A platinum seller in Ireland. and one of the legendary family of singers. 8ean takes anything from trad ballads to Richard Thompson‘s ‘Galway to Graceland' and makes it his own. Cottier Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 24,- Venue, Edinburgh, Sun 25 Mar.

I Highland Night Bongo Club. New Street. 558 7604. 9pm lain. £4 (£3). Featuring music from the Lttsh Rollers. the Andy (iunn Band and DJ Dolphin Bov.


I Crawfordjohn Spring Fling Crawfordjohn Hall. Crawfordjohn Village. ()l555 85l I87. Annual musical celebration involving traditional music. performances from local school children aitd workshops.


I Margot Cooke And Trading Places Leslie liolk (‘luh The (‘lansinan Bar. High Street. ()l592 774865. 8.30pm. Free.

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