Royal Oak. lnlirmar) Street. 557 2‘)76. 8pm. £5. Songs. l‘roni Burns to Bon man. with polished guitar picking l'rom the lidinburgh songwriter. Support lrom Kim & Riley.

I Heat And Heather Nellie-rho“ Arts (’entre. High Street. 556 ‘)57‘)/2647. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). I’url n/ [/H' (iliunuiun Arts l-i'sriiiil. See Mtisic pres iess and Thu 12.

Argyll I Music In Argyll Beniiiore Centre. near 1)unoon. 0136‘) 706337. See Hi 13.


I Brian McNeill Wee 1-‘olk ('lub.

R0) a1 ()ak. ltllll‘lllttt’} Street. 557 2‘)76. 8pm. £5. The Tunnel Battlefield Bandsinan liddles. sings and plass cittei‘n. guitar and concertina. Support l'i'oiii tine singer Scott (iai'denei'.

I Heat And Heather Nellie-rho“ Arts ('entre. High Street. 556 9579/2647. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). I’ur! o] Illt' (i/iuiiuiim Arts I'iWIlt‘i/l. See .\1iisic pres ins and Thu 12.

Argyll I Music In Argyll Beninore ('enti'e. near 1)uiioon. ()136‘) 706337. See Hi 13.

Monday 1 6


0 Eliza Carthy Band King Tut's Wah Wah lltit. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £8. Mixing linglish trad and her own conteiiiporai'} compositions. the still-young liddler and \ocalist (daughter of Martin) receised a Mercui') Music Prize nomination in 1‘)‘)8.


I Choro Escoses Dundee Rep. Ta_\' Square. 01382 223530. 10.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Bassist Mario ('aribe‘s 1.atin- styled ensemble with a ja/I)‘ take on Bra/.ilian themes.

Wednesday 1 8


I The Lorraine Jordan Band lidinburgh liolk (‘1ub. (‘abaret Bar. The l’leasaiice. 650 234‘). 8pm. £6 (£5). With a few well-received albums behind her. the well-travelled 1idinburgh-based


Skewed country from eteran American songriter Amy Rigby who plays

singer-song“ riter and cittern/bt»u/ouki plaser has a Sciits/lrish/\\’elsh background and goes dots n a storm in ltal\.


I Oh Susanna 1311i .\'oie ('al'e. King Street. 553 1638. £5. Sparse. acoustic alt.cotintr_\ ll‘ttltl a band \\ ho'se been compared to Tom Waits and his 1)e.\1ent. I John Morran The Star ('ltib. R1\L‘t'sltlc ('ltll‘). l:()\ Stl‘c‘c‘t. 50‘) 7237‘. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Deal Shepherd singer \\ ith support.


I Acoustic Underground talc-pliant House. (ieorge l\' Bridge. 220 5355. 7.30 ‘).30pni. l‘i'ee. ()pen-iiiic night Mr s()ltg\\t'ltcl‘\. littstctl 1)} l’cter Michael Rotsan.


I Rab Noakes with Fraser Speirs ('raigsl'ariii. .\1aree \Valk. (‘raigshill. 01506 433634. 8pm. £7 (£4.50). l'anious l'ile soiigtsriter/guitarist arid ttltlstc‘l'ltll nioothie pl;i_\ei' la} tl()\\ ii some blues for starters.


I Walker Belt} le'tll.\. lllgll Street. (H.592 2llll2S2. S3llpii). l‘i'ce. ()i'iginal TUlk-lllllt‘S and acoustic rock 'n roll li'oni the singer and exceptional ragtime guitarist.


I Amy Rigby Behind The Wall.

.\lel\ ille Street. 01324 633338. ‘)piii. Skeu ed countr} from the ctilt American .soitg\\l‘itct‘ es 1.ast Roundup and The Shams as she tours material from her next albtiiii. The Sugar 'I’n'i'. With Dave} Scott ()1~ the l’eal’llisltcrs.


I Amy Rigby The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 215‘). ‘)pm. Support l‘roin liran Schoppler. See Thu l‘).

I Ceilidh Dance St Andre“ 's In The Square. St Andrew 's Square. 548 6020. 8pm. £7 (£4) (u2 children). Regular dances in (ilasgots 's nets centre for 'l‘raditional and Performing :\l‘ts. Miisic from the (‘loud Howe Dance Band.

'1 M’n‘

behind The Wall, Falkirk, Thu 19 Apr and The State Bar, Glasgow, Fri 20.


I Amnesty International Benefit ('alc Ro}al Bistro Bar. \Vest Register Street. 557 4702. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). l'ttlltll'tllSlllg‘ dance night lt‘dttlt‘lng‘ lzdinburgh's 1.;itin punk salsa Tll\l()111\l\ Bloco Vomit \\ ith Samba 1.eao and l’eai'songs.

I Finlay MacDonald Band The Hub. (listlehill. 473 2000. ".30 10pm. £15 (includes 2-course meal and a glass o1 \siiie). Booking in adsance 473 206.". Trio. led b} the )ouitg bagpiper. pla) sels ll'Ulll his first album on 'lartan tapes.


I Kinrick Dalget) Ba) l‘olk ('lub. 1)alget_\ Ba} Sailing ('lub. 1)alget_\ Ba}. 013838227328pin. 1inio_sab|e1ile lolklcs pla} traditional and not-so—ti'ad songs lt‘UlH Scotland and Ireland.


I Shea Seger and Zanderman King Tut‘s \Vah \Vah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £6. Tesaii song“ ritcr \\ ho i'el'ers to liersell as ‘.\1iitt dog . . . blues} pop.'

I Frisky Whisky l.‘~ili Note. ('1_\dc Street. 8.30pm. £3. l’rog. l"o|k('1ub presents l’ipedoxsn last) bagpipe-led tt‘lo.


I Nana Mouskouri l'csti\al 'lihcali'c. Nicolsott Street. 5296001). Split.

£18.51) £22.51) (£16.51) £20.50). The \soinan in thick—rims perloriiis her Vintage .\1()R l'olk. jal/ and pop.


I Hilary Bell \V) lid 'l'hcatrc. Buccleuch Street. 01896 823854. 8pm. £8 (£6). Borders singer-song“ i'itcr \\ illi numbers from her recent album [firm/cine .‘l/l T/lt’ Kit/(’5'.


I Nana Mouskouri Royal (‘oncei't Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £18.50 £22.50. See Sat 21.

I Kaleidoscope (‘alc (‘ossachok. Russian (‘ultural (‘entre. King Street. 553 073.3. 8.30pm. (iiiest artists pc‘l'ltn'lll a mixed hill ol Russian. (i_\'p.s_\ and Sn ing music.


I Orkney After Sunset The Hub. (’astlehill. 473 2000. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£6). Tales l'roni ()i'kne) 's ('ieorge MacKa} Brown thHll l)a\ id (’anipbell u ith incorporated liddle. piano and guitar music b} the ()rk'ne)‘ tn inset Wrigle) Sisters. in an lidinburgh International Book l'cstiVal presentation.

I New England Contradancing ('alton ('entre. Montgomer} Street. 1.45pm 4pm. £3. li\'c‘l‘)()ltc‘ tselcome. no experience necessar} as instruction gi\ en at this monthh \\()l‘ksltop/tlttltc‘c. liiiio) a New lingland ceilidh. \\ ith a caller l‘rom Boston. l.i\c titttsic.

I John Hammond 'l'lie lei-r). ('|)de Place. 7.30pm. £12.50 pltis £1 booking lee. Tickets in adtance 287 551 1. Blues- rooted \oice. guitar and harmonica lioni an American master. Tom Waits has just produced Hammond‘s nets (’1) Hie/tell (iri’n. an album ol' Waits songs! He'll pei'l’orm a less of them tonight.

Wednesday 25


0 Dick Gaughan lidinburgh 15olk (‘lub. (‘abaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 234‘). 8pm. £6 (£5). See Thu 12.

Dunfermline I Alistair Hulett l)unl‘ermline Folk Club. Thistle Tasern. Baldridgeburn.

Folk EL world listings Music

Shooglenifly with Abrempon Global warming \‘xainingl 1 anions fiddle lionted (Teltlr‘ tl'alittetlant‘e inducers the Shoogles are tl|\(?ll an African th’usion when Abreinpon's (,‘ihanaian di'uniinert; (0”) them live on stage. I liiuld Hon/n, [idl/)l)i//g/), In 143 Apr. Dick Gaughan A unitiueh affecting. and ()lltKleVt? tone in Scottish music. No singer matches his passion or his; politics (1 ell ot TOlllllly Sheridan) but he might lust as well sing Jagger's ‘Huby Tuesday" as a Burns ballad. Sta) C/ul). G/asgow, ‘l'liu IPA/ii; [Edinburgh Folk Club. Wed [’53 Apr Eliza Carthy Band 1 orging her own identity (she's the daughter of the King and Queen of English folk. Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson) she still lets lly her fiddle. btit writes her own songs and gets nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. King Tut's Walt Wah Hut. Glasgow. Mon 76‘ Apr.

01383 720673. 8pm. (iliisg(i\\'-cloiiiic‘iled. socialist singer/song“riter \slio's come back home alter _\ears in 0/.


I Ceolbeg The Star ('lub. R1\L‘1'\ltlL‘ (‘lub. rm Street. 56‘) 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Long—lived Scots hand in its latest incarnation o1 bagpipes. eleclroharp. ke_\ hoards. drums. llute and lrets \\ ith lead Vocalists Rod Paterson and \Veiid} Stetsart.


I Nick Harper The Venue. (‘altoii Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £7 £8. Ros's son is also a renim ned guitarist \s hose s()tlg\\t'ltlltg skills ha\ e receit ed acclaim.

Dundee I Dick Gaughan ()n .-\ir liast. Ward Street. 01382 203226. 7pm. £8. See Thu


Crail I Kinrick ('rail l-‘olk('1ub.(ioll‘11oiel. High Street. 013.33 340494. 8pm. £4. Sec Fri 20.


I Robin Laing Belt} .\'ico|'s. High Street. ()15‘)2 200282. 8.30pm. l’ree. Ballads. \shisk} celebrations. Burns. and his ain sangs iron) the anard-ts inning songts riter.


I Eddie Walker l-‘alkirk 1:()1k('ltlb. Arnot Street. 01324 613395. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50 members). See Thu 1‘).

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