Music folk & world listings

Friday 1 continued PAUL BRADY AND THE

course perform a programme of


I Mlsericordia St Vincent‘s Chapel. St Stephen Street Edinburgh. 7.30pm.

£8 (£5). Information 557 2397. The Life and Death of Richard Coeur-de- Lion.

Anne Marie Summers and Stephen Tyler. with story-teller and singer Thor Ewing. perform medieval songs and instrumental music on bagpipes. hurdy-gurdy. harp. lute. recorder and voice. associated with Richard I ‘Coeur-de-Lion'. along with tales of his life in Europe and the crusades. Also medieval music workshops. Sat 2. Sun 3. contact 523 7153.

I The Twa Sisters Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). Wendy Welch explores a range of spine-tingling tales. accompanied by dance choreographed by Steinvor Palsson and balladry and music from Jack Beck and Pete Clark. I Scottish/European Ceilidh Dance St Bride‘s Centre. Orwell Terrace. Dalry Road. 8pm. £6 (£4). Information from the Adult Learning Project. 337 5442. Some unusual dances and live music frorn SNAP.

I Schools Showcase Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2: family ticket 8). See Thu 3 I.


I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 5pm. Part of Celtic Connections. See Thu 3’]. I Blues Night The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 0901 ()22 0300. 8pm. £12. A feast of blues frorn American singer and multi-instrumentalist Kristina Olsen. Dutch guitarist Hans Theessink and Scotland‘s own Tam White's Shoestring Trio. Port of Celtic Connections. See Thu 3 l .

I Mercedes Peon and Susanna Seviane Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Double bill of young performers from Spain's Galicia. Singer Peon magnificently joins traditional and contemporary sounds in her band. and gaita (bagpipe) player/maker Seviane takes her family‘s music into the next generationi’urt ofCeltic Connections. See Thu 3].

I Salsa Celtica and Blazin’ Fiddles Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 8pm. £12.50. A night for dancing with the Latin/jazz sounds of Salsa Celtica and fiddle mayhem from Blazin' Fiddles. La Sonera Calavera support. I’urt ofCeltic Connections. See Thu 3].

I A Night Of The Gaels Cilasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 552 8198. 8pm. £8. Margaret Bennett isjoined by Gaelic performers from Scotland and Ireland for a candlelit concert. Part of Celtic Connections. See Thu 3].

I Back Of The Moon 8. Finlay MacDonald Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Some of Scotland‘s younger folk talents perform. including fiddler (iillian Frame's Back of the Moon and MacDonald‘s pipe-led band. Part of Celtic Connections. See Thu 5’].

I New Voices Revisited: Wendy Weatherby Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8. A revival of Weatherby's 2001 composition ‘Daybreak ()n The World‘s Edge‘. featuring voices. four cellos and the poems of William Soutar. Performers include Ron Shaw. Kevin McRae and Mick West. Port of Celtic Connections. See Thu .i/.

I Tim O’Brien: The Crossing with John McCusker The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 9pm. £12.50. John McCusker gives a solo performance on this double bill. followed by American singer ()‘Brien

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Presumed lost but rediscovered in his attic. a taped. live recording of the legendary 1978 traditional music concert by Paul Brady in Dublin's Liberty Hall, finally made it on to CD late last year an album that captures the sheer magnificence of the musicians who pushed through the period's great lrish renaissance.

Liam O'Flynn on uillean pipes. with Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine on frets (all from Brady's Planxty souj0urn) and the stratospheric skills of fiddler Paddy Glackin, flute player Matt Molloy. and concertina virtuoso Noel Hill are the foils for Brady‘s highly developed vocal skill and phrasing - not to mention his

astonishing ability on a rake of instruments. Twenty-odd years later. and missing only the flute player. the guys join Brady for the outstanding concert of Celtic Connections. But be advised: the tickets are costly even if the music is priceless.

I Paul Brady and the Liberty Bel/es play the Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. Fri 7 Feb.

who presents a live version of his album The Crossing. with guests including Michael McGoldrick and Kate Rusby. Part ofCeltic Connectimts. See Thu 3].

I Celtic Connections Ceilidh Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 10pm. £3.50. See Fri 1.

I Festival Club The Quality Central Hotel. Gordon Street. 221 9680. 10.30pm. £2.50—£5. Part ofCe/tic Connections. See Thu 3].


I Bill Taylor St Vincent's Chapel. St Stephen Street Edinburgh. 6—7pm.

£8 (£5). Information 557 2397. Specialist medieval and renaissance harpist and scholar. Bill Taylor gives an authoritative performance on period harps of pieces from the Robert ap Huw manuscript. This collection. written at the beginning of the 17th century. is believed to record music from the Welsh harp tradition of the l4th—l6th centuries and is the earliest known music notated specifically for



I American Folk Festival of the Blues Carnegie Hall. ()1383 314000. £7.30pm. £12.50—£l0. BB. Kings a fan of the singer/axeman from the Tex-Mex border. Iiugene ‘Hideaway' Bridges here with his band. Angela Brown with her Mighty 45s was Blues singer of the year in France a year ago. National steel playing. old-timey bluesman Michael Roach is from Washington and the east coast. and California's Catfish Keith is a dynamic one-man blues and roots revivalist.


I New Voices: Mary MacMaster Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 1pm. £6. Harpist MacMaster premieres her new composition for harp quartet. Performers include Scots Corrina Hewat and Patsy Seddon. with Brittany’s Kirsten Nogues. l’urt ofCe/tic Connections. See Thu 3]. I Classic Connections Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. lptn. £9.50 (child £5). Christopher Bell and the Orchestra of Scottish ()pera Children's Classic Concerts play a selection of Celtic favourites. Part ofCeltic Cmtnections. See Thu 3].

I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage Final Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 5pm. Free. The best new talent on the CC music scene. Previous winners have included La Sonera Calavera and Pipedown. Part of Celtic Connectirms. See Thu 3].

I The Dubliners’ 40th Birthday Party Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50_£l8. The line-up has evolved since 1962. but the Dubs remain

one of Ireland's best-loved bands. Port of Celtic Cmtnectimts. See Thu 31.

I The Iron Horse: A Fond Farewell Royal Concert Hall. 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Stalwarts of the 90s folk scene. the Iron Horse play a final gig. with a few old faces expected. Part of Celtic Crmnections. See Tltu 5’].

I Oysterband and Cara Dillon The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 0901 022 0300. 8pm. £12. English roots rockers the ()ysters play in a variety of formats. from duo to nine-piece. with gttests. Performers include Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman. Port ofCe/tic Crmnections. See Tltu 3]. I North East Ceilidh The Piping Centre. 30~34 McPhater Street. Cowcaddens. 287 551 1. 8pm. £8. Celebrating the traditions of music and dance from the song-rich north-east of Scotland. l’ort of‘Celtic Connections. See Thu 3].

I Hothouse Flowers The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 9pm. £16. Reformed in 1997. Ilothouse Flowers continue to explore the Celtic rock genre. l’ttt‘t UfCeltic Cmtnections. See Thu .i/.

I Festival Club Final Night The Quality Central Hotel. Gordon Street. 221 9680. 10.30pm. £5. Your last chance at this year's Celtic Connections. with host (iibb Todd and a north-east Ceilidh.

I Voice Of The Accordion (‘al'e Cossachok. 10 King Street. 5530733. 8.30pm. Free. Georgie (iajjic presents a selection of folk and classical favourites.


I Auld Reekie Ceilidh Band Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3.

I The Listening Room Blue Blazer. Spittal Street. 229 5030. 8pm. £2 donation. Acoustic presentation by Acoustic L'nderground. hosted by Peter Michael Rowan. Tonight. songwriter and guitarist Andi Neate. Support from Tom Rouse.

Monday 4 Stirling I Deaf Shepherd Stirling Folk Club. Terraces Hotel. 4 Melville Terrace. 01786 472268. 8pm. £7 (£5). One of Scotland’s most popular traditional bands. playing beautiful island melodies. raging tunes and mournful low land ballads.


I BA Applied Music Concert Hutchesons' Hall. 158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Students from Strathclydc I'niversity's applied music

traditional arid contemporary Celtic music.

Wednesday 6


0 James Keelahan and Oliver Schroer [Edinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £5 (£4). Hailing from Canada. singer-songwriter Keelahan and fiddler Schroer visit Scotland for the first time to show why they're becoming increasingly popular on this side of the Atlantic.

I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Boroughmuir Hiin School. 26 View-forth. Bruntsfield. 337 5442. 7.30—9pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Learn popular ceilidh dances in this informal environment. no partner necessary.

Glasgow I Rod Picott and Chelle Rose

. Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm.

£6 (34). New kid on the Nashville block. Picott's been likened to Waits. Hiatt and Earle. Rose's roots are in Tennessee and she sings about ‘em.

I BA Applied Music Concert Recital Studio. L'niversity of Strathclyde. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3476. 1.15pm. Free. See Tue 5.

I Rory McLeod The Star Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Multi-instrumentalist and fortner circus clown McLeod lives up to his name as a travelling tromboning troubadour.

Friday 8


I Steve Kettley’s Odd Times Henry's Jazz Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. World music and jazz collide in this new outfit from Salsa Celtica’s saxophonist and ilautist.

Saturday 9


I Ceilidhs At The Caley Caledonian Brewery. 42 Slateford Road. 623 8066. 7pm—-lam. £6 (£5).


I Irish Singers Circle St Andrew‘s In The Square. Off Saltrnarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 2.30pm. £5 (£3). Kevin and [Ellen Mitchell host the evening.

I An Evening Of Music And Readings (iilmorehillG I 2. 9 I'niversity Avenue. 330 5522. 8pm. £10 (£7). Julie Doherty. Alasdair (iray. Sandie Ct‘aigie and Bernard MacI.averty read. with live musical interludes.

I An Evening With Peter llkey Cafe Cossachok. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Free. Iinjoy a programme of soothing music from the guitarist.


I Tich Frier Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Singer/guitarist and funny

I The Listening Room Blue Blazer. Spittal Street. 2295030. 8pm. £2 donation. Acoustic presentation by Acoustic I'nderground. hosted by Peter Michael Rowan. Support frorn Graeme Mearns.


I MacAlias Stirling Folk Club. 'I‘erraces Hotel. 4 Melville Terrace. ()1786 472268. 8pm. £5 (£4). (iill Bowman and Karine I’olwart offer up some finely honed lyrics and memorable melodies.