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 Setanta The Star Cltib. Riverside C1ub.Fox Street. 56‘) 7287. 8pm. £6 (£4). Songs froin l'lster's Colin McAllister. with liddle. hammered dulcimer. concertina and more.


I Colum Sands Falkirk Folk Club. The Polish C1ub.Arnot Street. ()1324 6133‘)5. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50). Songs with conscience and humour from a member of the famous lrish singing family.


I Celtic Connections At The Bambury The Bambut'y. Yate Street. Camlachie. near Parkhead Forge. 550 3‘)54. 7pm. £2.50 (£1.50) Celtic Connections outreach presents Scots/Irish outfit Calasaig. indie rockers The Stipernaturals and project workshop groups Ready Penny (folk). (iraft (indie rock). Camlachie Stepdancers (traditional). a djembe jam. contemporary dance and sitiger/songwriters.

I Ozric Tentacles King 'l‘ut‘s Walt Wah Htit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £ 10 pltis bookiitg fee. A band ()1]! of time. named alter a fictitious breakfast cereal. Folk. jail. and dance influences converge in their bizarre prog rock sound.


I Catriona MacDonald 8- Friends Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 8pm. £8 £12 (£8 £10). Young star liddler from Shetland brings her core band of Bachue's [)ave Milligan on piano with Shooglenilty‘s bassist and drummer in Conrad lvitsky and James McKintosh. She's also making a Scandinavian connection with liddler Annbjorg Lien. and other guests include guitarist Tony McManus and ten pupils from Catriona's Newcastle l'niversity fiddle course.

I Fundraising Ceilidh Dance Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 667 0208. 7.30pm midnight. £7 (£6). The Cadgcrs Ceilidh Band play for this .-\ction.»\id fundraiser.

I East Lothian Strathspey & Reel Society Harry Miller Hall. Kirk 0' Field Church. 7.30pm. £0.70 (£0.35). lan Cunningham hosts an evening of music. song and dance.


I Cheb Mami Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. ()1786 274000. 7.30pm. £12 (£8).

Ozric Tentacles play King Tut’s, Glasgow, Fri 15 Mar

Matni has collaborated with Sting and Nitin Sawhney. fusing Algerian rai with hip hop. ragga and reggae in a another dimension of Afro-roots. He brings his band to celebrate the reopening of the refurbished Tolbooth.


I Dance! Danse! Danz! Opening Ceilidh Penicuik ‘Y‘. Kirkhill Road. 01968 674851. 7.30 -1 1.30pm. £5. Penicttik Y‘s weekend of dance workshops opens with a ceilidh dance. Mtisic from the H.L.l. Ceilidh Band.


I Rod Paterson and Pete Clark Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592 611101. 8pm. £8 (£6--£7). Classy Scots song attd fiddle frotn the Dunkeld duo.

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I Fundraising Ceilidh St Andrew's In The Square. ()ff Salttnarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. £7 (£5). Superb traditional singers Alisoit McMorland. (ieordie Mclntyre and the Flurydice choir in concert. Dance later to the (iovan Spoonful. in a fundraiser for the (iirvan Traditional Folk Festival.

I Free Reed Day RSAMI). Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10.30am-5pm. Free. Talks. workshops. demonstrations and performances from all manner of squeeze boxes. mouth organs. piano accordions. melodeons. jews harps etc. With Stuart liydeinan. Simon 'l‘houmire. Brian Mc.\'eill. Norman Chalnters. Freeland Barbour and others. To round off. an evening ceilidh dattce. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). I St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. £10. Mtisic from the Picts.


I Edinburgh Reel and Strathspey Society Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7pm. £5~£7. Massed fiddle fun.


I Karen Matheson Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Vl'ynd. 01786 274000. 8pm. £12 (£8). Capercaillie's admired vocalist previews songs from her latest album Time 7}) I’ull.

I Family Ceilidh Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. 01786473544. 7.30pm. £2. Live music and dancing with Archie Mac'l‘aggart. Catneron MacKichen and others.


I Oleg Ponomarev and Nigel Clark Cafe Cossachok. King Street. 553 ()733. 8.30pm. £3. (iypsy-jau fusion from the virtuoso guitarist and violinist. part of the group Kesha.


I Melanie O’Reilly and Sean 0 Nuallian Henry‘s Jazz. Cellar. Morrison Street. 467 5200. 3.30pm. £6. Dublin- based duo fuse Irish music and fill]. at a

and La Belle Angele. Edinburgh Sun 17 Mar

special St Patrick's Day event.

I Ozric Tentacles, The Ruffness and Sempiternal Hoon La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close. 225 7536. 8pm. £10 -£12. See Fri 15. Support comes from local drum 8; bass/ dtib six-piece The Ruffness and psych rockers the ‘Hoon.

I Aileen Carr Wee Folk Club. Royal ()ak. lnftrmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. lix-Ceolbeg and Palaver. she's at the intimate venue. solo.

I Open Mic Southern Bar. Sotith Clerk Street. 667 228‘). 7pm. Free. All styles welcome. bring your own instrument.

I The Listening Room The Blue Blazer. Spittal Street. 22‘) 5030. 8-10pm. £2 donation. Mellow folk. rock and more at this weekly sitiger/songwriter‘s evening presented by Peter Michael Rowan. tonight with the Peggy Vestas.

Monday 18


I Setanta Stirling Folk Club. Terraces Hotel. Melville Terrace. ()1786 472268. 8pm. £5 (£4). See Thu 14.

Tuesday 1 9


I Tolbooth Music Club Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. ()1786 274000. 6pm. Free. ()pen mic night hosted by Taj \\'y'/gt)vvski.

Wednesday 20


I Tam White lidinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 234‘). 8pm. £6 (£4 -£5). Brilliant lidinburgh bluesman in an ideal small setting.

I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Boroughmuir High School. Viewforth. Bruntslield. 7.30 -‘)pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Learn ceilidh dances informally: no partner necessary.

I Kin Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. West Register Street. 557 47‘)2. ‘)pm. £1 (performers free). New venue for a weekly acoustic open stage. Poetry. comedy. songs and music. Performers welcome -- book a slot before ‘)pm.


I Maw And The Wean Dunfermline Folk Club. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. ()1383 72‘)673. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). (iraeme (ittss and his Mutn with songs and tunes on the banjo-ukulele.


Jim King The Star Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 56‘) 7287. 8pm. £6 (£4).


I Eddie Walker Falkirk Folk Club. The Polish Club. Arnot Street. ()1324 613395. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50). ()riginal folk-blues from this singer and exceptional ragtime guitarist.


I Hill Wiltschinsky Craigend Visitor Centre. Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Near Milngavie. ‘)56 6100. 7.30pm. £12.50. Acclaimed guitar duo.


I North Sea Gas (iranary Bar. Menzies Belford Hotel. Belford Rd. ‘)pm. Free. .\'ow with liddler. singer aitd multi— instrtimentalist Tim 0' Leary. the time- served (iastnen take new directions.


I Scottish Women Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. ()1786 274000. 7.30pm. £ 1() (£6.50). Showcase of(iae1ic and Scots song featuring live (iaclic

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I Scottish Women Or Boireannaich Albannach as it is in Gaelic takes a dozen great Scots and Gaelic women singers. with Musical Director Brian McNeill and an accompanying band. on a Celtic Connections-sponsored tour. See preview. Tol/booth. Stirling, Fri 22 Mar; RSAI‘VID, Glasgow. Tue 26 Mar; Queen '3 Ha//, Edinburgh, Thu 28 Mar.

I Catriona MacDonald The youthful Shetlander and female Blazin' Fiddler, is headlining her own Capital show. Tony McManus' guitar and Dave Milligan's piano join the Shooglenifty rhythm section and a svelte Scandinavian guest in a night of vibrant string things. Queen's Hall. Edinburgh, Fri 75 Mar.

I The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band These Canadian bagpipe superstars are quite the spectacle with a memorable stage show and magnificent musical ability and arrangements. Watch out for the dancers too. Royal Concert Hall,

:3 Glasgow, Wed 27 Mar.

singers. live Scots singers and live instrumentalists including Ray Fisher. Sheena Wellington. lshbel MacAskill. Mairi Maclnnes. Margaret Bennett. See preview.


I Dick Gaughan Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 015‘)2 6| 1 101. 8pm. £8 (£6- £7). Charged lyrics. politics. and great traditional song from the leading Scots songsmith and troubadour. He‘s a line guitarist too.


I Charity Benefit Concert ()ltl Printworks. .\'orth Frederick Street. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). An evening of music and performance poetry with John Burns. Sounds of Progress aitd Shatner’s Bassoon. Tickets at the door.


I Scottish Women - Singing Workshop Tolbooth 'l‘heatre. Jail \Vynd. ()1786 274000. 10.30am. £6 (£4). A great chance to meet. sing and pick up tips from some of the best (iaelic and Scots vocalists around. To book a place call: ()1786 274141. See music preview. I Terr In The Terraces Stirling Folk Club. 'l'ert'aces Hotel. 4 Melville Terrace. ()1786 472268. Annual event features performers Je/ Lowe. Judy Dinning and Back 0' the Moon.

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