Music folk 8 world listings

Edinburgh, Fri 25

I Guid Crack Club Waverley l'pstairs. St Mary's Street. 7.30pm. £2.50. Storytelling club has (iuii/ I-‘ri'wis un'Re/utiuns with ('oliii McAllister.


0 Kirkmichael International Guitar Festival Various venues. Kirkiiiichael. Tickets and information 01055 750549/750543. Some events free. Late tiigfit l‘estthl ('lub. Weekend festival of guitar styles encompassing ja/l. blues. folk. classical. flamenco. country. rock and roll. and celtic -- with the cream of world performers: Martyn 'l‘aylor. Bobby (‘ochrane. Tommy liiiinianuel. (iordoii (iiltrap. Juan Martin. Simon Dinnigan. Adrian Byron Burns. (‘olin Reid. Pierre Bensusan. Bob Bro/man and Woody Matti). Full infor- mation

Saturday 26


I Lonnie Donegan and Johnny and the Roccos The Old lii'tiitiiiarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £13.50 (£1 1.50). (‘elebrating his birthday and MBl-l. having been credited with starting skifer back it) the 50s. Support comes from Johnny and the Roccos. I’urt o/Big Big (bunt/y.


I Gordon Giltrap The Pleasance ('abai'et Bar. The Pleasance. 023 ()108. 8pm. £7 £8. Sec Thu 24.

I Lee Paterson Wliistlehinkies. Sotitli Bridge. 557 5f 14. 9pm—-midnight. l-‘ree. l-‘olk. blues and gospel.

Renfrewshire I Neil Gow Ensemble Lochwiniioch. 1.30pm. £5 (£3.50).

Tickets ()870 220 1110. l-‘iddler Pete ('lark's classy group performing 18th (‘eiitury Scots music. Part of the outdoor I'i'stivul (HI the Inch.

I Whistlebinkies Lochw ititioch. 3.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Tickets ()870 220 1110. Songs in (iaelic and Scots with pipes. harp. fiddle. flute. drums and concertina. Part of the outdoor Festival on the Ixu'h.

I Ossian Lochw‘innoch. 5.30pm. £7 (£0). Tickets 0870 220 l l 10. The latest line-up of the veteran batid has Billy Ross on vocals and guitar with William Jackson. harp. Festival on the Ixit'h.

I Dougie MacLean with the Strings of the BBC Symphony Orchestra Lochwiiinoch. 8.30pm. £10 (£7.50). Tickets ()870 220 l l 10. Includes the Dunkeld songwriter's ‘Perthshire Amber' suite. Part of the outdoor l‘i’xlfl‘tl/ on the Loch.


O Kirkmichael International

Guitar Festival Various veiities. Kirkmichael. Tickets and information

()1055 750549/750543. Some events free.

Late night Festival (‘ltib. Weekend festi- val of guitar styles encotiipassing jau. blties. folk. classical. flamenco. country. rock and roll. and celtic with the cream of world performers. See l"ri 25.

Tillicoultry I Nelve Hours Country Music

And Dance Festival l)evonvale

Hall. Moss Road. ()125‘) 751049. Noon-midnight. Non-stop music marathon with seven live bands. chuck wagons. a fast draw competition plus the obligatory line dancing.


I Battlefield Band (‘orn Exchange. 8pm. £10 (students £5). School pupils free. Tickets from lladdington Festival

Museum of Scotland Mon to Sat loam-5pm Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Home and Away

* " A evening of words and music on the theme of leaving Scotland.

Tue 10am-8pm Sun 12 noon-5pm

Tuesday 29 May 6.00pm - 7.30pm Admlsslon free

Enjoy fascinating talks, readings by Gowan Calder, tours of the Scotland &

The World Gallery and songs performed by Sangstream.

museums 8 galleries month

Part of Museum and Galleries Month 2001 For information on MGM events happening in your area. visit


Telephone 0131 247 4422

Fax 0131 220 4819

Textphone 0131 247 4027 R b

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Box Office at the ('orn lischange. and Queen's Hall Box Office. lidinburgh. 008 201‘). The long-lasting Scots baiid still has .-\|an Reid as an original member after 32 years.


I Adrian Byron Burns String .Iani (‘lub. Salmon hm. (ialashiels. 8pm. Brilliant. veteran. blues-based acoustic guitar star and singer. here play ing at the Kirkmichael (itittar l-‘estival. See iii 25. I Allan Taylor \\‘yiitl 'l‘lieatre. Buccleuch Street. Melrose. (11890 823854. 8pm. £8 (£0). Popular 70s- vintagc folk singer/songwriler.


I Songs Of Scotland (iaiety Theatre. ('arrick Street. 01292 01 1222. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Peter Morrison embarks on a draw iiig-room journey into our nation's music.


I Gaberlunzie McLintock Hall. l)unmore Street. 01300 440150. 8pm. All-round folkie entertainers.


I Two’s Company Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 2 4pm. l‘TL‘L‘. Scottish and lrish foils performed by a guitar duo.

I Christine Collister Tron Theatre. 'l’rotigate. 552 4207. 8pm. £8.50 (£0.50). (‘elebrated Manx vocalist (‘ollister‘s repertoire encompasses Billie Holiday. Tom Waits atid Nick Drake. .-\n ex-Richard 'l‘hompsoti baiid singer. she also writes her own. l’urt u/Big Big

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I New England Contradance (‘alton (‘enti'c. Montgomery Street. 1.45pm. £3. ('aller from the States. and a live dance hand. All welcome.

I Nick Keir Wee l’olk (‘Iub. Royal Oak. liifit‘iiitit'y' Street. 557 2970. 8pm. ()ne of the Big Macs sings solo.


0 Kirkmichael International Guitar Festival Various venues. Kirkmichael. Tickets atid information (11055 750549/750543. Some evetils free. Late night Festival (‘lub. Weekend festival of guitar styles encompassing jazz. blues. folk. classical. flamenco. country. rock and roll. and celtic with the cream of world perforiiiei's. See Hi 25.


I Black Star Steel Band Lochwinnoch. 2pm. £4 (£2.50). Tickets 0870 220 l l 10. Part of the outdoor I'i's'tii'u/ on the Loch.

I Salsa Celtica Lochwinnoch. 3.30pm. £10 (£7.50). Tickets ()870 220 l 1 10. Latin dance with bagpipes. percussion. fiddle atid horns. Part of the outdoor I'k'stii'ul (Hi the [.m'h.

I Horse (with her Band) and Firework Concert with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Lochwinnoch. 8.30pm. £15 (£12.50). Tickets ()870 220 l 1 10. Songs from her new album in an orchestral setting. ()utdoors at the l-i's'tii'u/ (m the Loch.

Monday 28


I The Handsome Family Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4207. 8pm. £8.50 (£0.50). S()L1) ()lfT. Darkly comic songs from cult Chicago-based husband and wife team Brett and Rennie Sparks. l’urt (if-Big Big ('uimtry.


I Acoustic Underground \Vhistlebinkies. South Bridge. 557

51 14. 9.30pm—2.30am. free. Open mic night for songwriters.

Tuesday 29


I Tandy, The Guthries and Blue Rodeo Renfi'ew l‘iel‘t'). (‘Iyde Place. 287 551 1. 8pm. £8.50 (£0.50). Triple bill of (‘anadiaii country rockers. Blue Rodeo have sold 2.5 iiiilltoii albums. I’ttrt «it Big Big ('otmtrv.

I The Handsome Family Tron 'l'heati'e. 'I‘rongatc. 552 4207. 8pm. £8.50 (£0.50). See Mon 2801


0 Ifang Bondi Bongo (Tub. New Street. 558 7004. 8.30pm. £7 (£0) Nearly here a few years ago (they had a crash on the .-\08) this star (iambian octet was formed in the 70s. and fuses iiiodei'n Western iiistrtiiiieiits with the native fiddle. vocals. flutes and. espe— cially. the iiiesttiei‘tc harp-like kora.

I Felicidade lil Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. 10pm 2am. l-tee. Resident 0 7 piece Latin baiid with guests.

Wednesday 30


I Mary Chapin Carpenter Royal (‘oiiccrt llall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £14 £22.50. Doyenne of the 80s alt.countt‘_v itioveiiietit.

I Mary Gauthier Ti‘oi) ’l'lieatre. '1'rongale.552 4207. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Boasting a colourful past. (iatithiet' sings her own brand of ‘country iioii" from award-w inning albums Drug Qui'i'ltv In Limousines and l)itit' Kilt/int. Part of Big Big ('oimtl'v.


I Kevin Montgomery and Guests The Attic. l)_v er's ('lose. ('ovvgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £10 (£7 in advance). Alllel'leitll singer-songw riler Kev iii Montgomery is joined by a backing batid comprising Robert Reynolds and Patil l)eakin of The Mavericks atid guitarist Doug Pettiboiie. Atistin-based singer songwriter Trish Murphy fills the support slot.

I Mundy Turner l-Ltlinhurgli l-‘olk (‘lub. ('abaret Bar. The Pleasaiice. 050 234‘). 8pm. £0 (£5). Antipodean singer- soiigw riler duo featuring lay 'l'urncr and ('atherine Mundy on guitar. fiddle and piano.


I Celtic Wah Wah Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 22f 0324. 7pm. l'iiddles. pel'etissiolt. vocals and dance rhythms front thrash celtic groovci‘s.

I Jez Lowe The Star ('ltib, Riverside (‘1ub. l‘ox Street. 50‘) 7287. 7.30pm. £0 (£4). Accomplished. absorbing singer/fret player. here without his Bad Pennies band.

I Michael De Jong Tron 'l‘lieatre. Trongate. 552 4207. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Ten years in (‘alifornia playing with blues legends Albert King and John Lee Hooker. and a stint in New (Means with Professor Longhair gives De long enough of a ('V. l’urt ofBig Big ('mmtry.


I Sexteto Caliente lil Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. 10pm 2am. liree. Resident band with sitiger Lino Rocha play salsa. rumba and son.


I Jim Malcolm lialkirk Polk (Tub. Arnot Street. 01324 013395. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50 members). ()ld Blind l)ogs‘ singer. moothie player and guitarist.


I Michael Marra Tron Theatre. 'l‘rongate. 552 4207. 8pm. £10 (£8.50). Scotland's wittiest songwriter. from the plains of Dundee. I’urt (if/fig Big (’nmitry.