Folk &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 & World listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.


I Joe Burke 8: Anne Conroy- Burke The Star (’luh. Riverside (‘1uh. 1‘ox Street. 5697287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Veteran aeeordion star from the West of lreland. here xx ith lll\1t()\-plil_\‘111:_‘ \\ He and famoux \toriex.


I The Proclaimers (’orn lixehange. (‘ourt Street. 7.30pm. £17.50. Seotland'x uneompromixingI} —aeeented t\\ his return u ith muxie from their new alhum I’r'rsr'i‘t'rt'.


I Session l-‘alkirk l-‘olk ('1uh. the 1’o1i\h('|uh. Arnot Street. 01324 613395. 8.30pm. £1. Informal \exxitill.


I Ceilidh Dance St Britle'x ('entre. ()ru e11 'I‘erraee. .536 0.533.

7.30 11.30pm. £7 (£4 £2 under 12's). The Rohert I'Aixh Band pla) at lllix fundraiser for tlte Speeial Needs Information Point and lidinhurgh Sitter»


I Burns’ Heritage Festival Burnx National Heritage Park. .\1urdoeh'\ Loan. 01292 443700. ('elehrating the Bard in song. muxie and loud.


I Juan Martin And Arte Puro 10111000) 'I‘heatre. Jail \V'Htll. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £8 (£5.50). lilameneo meets uorld fusion guitar. \\ ith dance and \(illg.


I Russian Spectacular (‘aird Hall. ('it} Square. 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £9.50 £1 1.50. The (‘entral Band ol"1"he \Vhite Rusxian .-\rm_\ \\ ith guext \()1()i\l\ iron) the 1301\1101 Opera and daneerx iron) the Bellarumian National 1’o1k [)anee Aeadem};


I Salsa Alegre Albert llttllx. 1)umharton Road. ()1786 473544. 8pm. £7. ('1uh Latino presents an exening ol' \2t18tt rh} 1111118 and danee \\ ith a elaxx for beginners in their next e.\tt'a\agan/a. Salsa :\1egre.


I The Varaflames Rolhex 111111\. Rothex Square. (11592 61 1 101. 8pm. £8 (£6 £7). Songuriter Rah .\'oake\ \\ ith lti\ hand \\1iieh ineludex mouth organ

\ irtumo liraxer Spiers and (‘apereaillie httxxixl Iiuan Vernal.


I Ceilidhs At The Caley ('aledonian Brewer). Slatel'ord Road. 623 8066. 7pm 1am. £6 (£5). Danee in 1idinhurgh.\1a\t Vietorian hreuer}. 1.i\ e llltlSlL‘ lrom '1‘apxalteerie.

I Ceilidh Dance St 131'1t1e\ (‘enue ()ru e11 'I‘erraee. 346 1405. 7.30pm. £6. traditional Seottixh and 1l‘l\1tlllll\ie lor daneing. and an ll‘i\1) tep—danee perlormanee.

I Jenn Butterworth Band 'l'he Huh. (’axtlehill. Ro}al .\1i|e.473 2000.

7.30 10pm. £16. Singer and guitarist Butleruorth pl't)\’ttle\ the muxie at thix regular dinner eoneert. '1‘ieket priee ineludes t\\()-eot)r\e meal and glaxx ()1 nine. Bookings 4732067.


I Burns’ Heritage Festival Burnx National Heritage Park. .\1urdoeh\ Loan. 01292 443700. See 1'il'i 24.


I Celtic Discovery - Fiddlefest (‘aird Hall. ('it) Square. 01382 434940. 7pm. £9 (£5 £7). 150 fiddlerx from all ()Vel' Seotland. plux Highland 1‘ire. .'\i1\a Laurie and a team of daneerx iron) the R()_\al Seottixh (‘ountr} Dancing Soeiel}.


I Jason Ringenberg lolhooth ’l'healre. Jail \V} (id. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). liormer lrontman ol‘ .\’a\h\ ille'x Jaxon & 'l‘he Seoreherx. Support from aeouxtie gtliltll‘t\1/\()ltg\\ riter Tom ('1e11and.


I Michael Marra Bellxltill (‘uliural ('entre. John Street. ()1698 302999. 8pm. £6 (£4). 1)undee\ hext equal. and Scotland's ittoxl meaningful \ongu riter.


I Jason Ringenberg ‘l'ron 'I‘lieaire. '1‘rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £7.50. See Sat as

I Folkanthon (‘tlle (it)\\;1L‘11()1\. Rtlelttlt ('ultural ('entre. King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Free. Violiltixt 1.e\ :\t1a\ p1a}\a mi\ ()1.Rll\\ltllt.(i_\p\'\ and .v\rmenian l‘o11t muxie.


I Russian Spectacular t'sher Hall. 1.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm.

£9.50 £11 (£8.50 £10). See Hi 24.

I The Listening Room the Blue Bla/er. 2 Spittal Street. 229 5030.

8 10pm. £2 \uggexted donation. (iathering ol' \inger/ song“ riterx presented h} Peter .\1iehael Run an of .v\eou\tie l‘nderground. l’erl'ormerx tonight inelude lhh} and Brand).

I Ian Bruce \Vee liolk (’1uh. Ro)a| ()ak. Infirmar) Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. \Vee r000). big \oieed Seottixlt 101k \eene regular.


I Burns’ Heritage Festival Burnx National Heritage Park. .\1urdoeh\ Loan. 01292 443700. See Hi 24.


I Brian McAlpine and Gavin Marwick 'I‘olhooth 'I‘heatre. Jail \V) (id. 01786 274000. 1.30an 1‘ree. Ke}hoard\. aeeordion and attitude from former l’earlfisher/Iron Horse .\1e.-\1pine and iron 110r\e litldlel' .\lar\\ie1\.


I Baamfest Celtic Showcase Ramxhorn 'Iheati‘e. Ingram Street. 552 3489. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). Students from Strathe1_\de 1'ni\er\it_\ \ BA Applied .\lll\1L‘ degree eourxe present a programme of traditional Seottixh and ll‘ixlt muxie.


I Doug Hoekstra lite Village. 0011) 1-011 Street. 478 7810. 8pm. Quirk). original .\'a\h\ iiIe-hased guitarixt/ \ongu riter einharkx on a tour ()1 the (K. I Acoustic Underground \Vllixlleltilllxlex. S0011] Bridge. 5.57 .51 1-1. 10.30pm 2.30am. 50 \illfJL‘l'/\()lt}_‘\\1'11e1‘\ take to the \tage. Part of the [idinhurgh Rudi.

Stirling I The Proclaimers Albert Hall» 1)umharton Road. 01786 . 73544.

7.30pm. £16.50. See Thu 23.

I The John Wright Band Stirling 15o1k ('luh.'1ei'i'aee\ Hotel. .\1e1\ i11e 'l‘erraee. 01786 472268. 8pm. £7.50 (£6).'1‘rio iron} the Seottixh Borders featuring \‘oealixt .1o1m\Vright. \\ ith guitar and fiddle.

Tuesday 28


I Doug Hoekstra 13111 Note ('al'e. King Street. .553 1633. 9pm. the. See Mon 27.


Wednesday 29


I Tom Paxton R()_\al (‘oneerl Hall. Sauehiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. Legendar}. \enerahle t'S folk \inger.

\\ ill) 34 albums under llix hell. lttlll‘\ the [K \\ ith \peeial gllexl .'\nn lllllx.


I The Wrigley Sisters litlinhurgh Folk ('1uh.('aharet Bar. the 1’1eaxanee. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). Highl} talented \xorId-traxelling instrumental duo from ()rkne}; aka (xx in\ .lennil'er ( liddle) and Ha/e|\Vrig1e} (piano/guitar).

I Beating of the Retreat tidinhurgh ('axtle. th}lll .\Ii1e. 225 9846. 8pm. 1)onation.'1‘1)e .\1a\\ed Pipes and 1)l'llltl\ ol the Seottixh Selto01\ (‘onihined ('adet 1"oi‘ee on the ('axtle lixplanade.

I Kin Allstars The Beat .1a// Basement. ('hamherx Street. ()781 1 375374. 10pm 3am. £4 (£3). .'\eou\tie iamhoree l'eaturing ('ajun hand 1.e\ .\ll\el'e\. Seotx harpixt l’hamie (ion and Seandinax ian 1611\1e\ .'\1thing. Part of the 1idinhurgh R0811.


I The Proclaimers 'l‘lie (irand Hall. London Road. 01563 523590. 7.30pm. £16.50. See Thu 23.


I The Tannahill Weavers (’arnegie llall.1ia\t Port. 01383 314000. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6 £7). ()ne ()1 Seotland'x hanged—running lolk handx. the \Vea\er\ Pet'lornt their ('eltie thunder \\ ill) pipex. litltlle. l'retx. little and harmon) \oeal\.

Thursday 30


0 Cara Dillon ‘l‘he :\rehe\. .>\i‘g'\1e Street. 0901 022 0300. Split. LS. the ri\- ing star of the )ounger folk \eene and

\\ inner of Radio 2 Folk .r\\\ard\ l'or hext neueomer. Ireland‘s Dillon ltttx an ;l\1()ltixltiltgl} pure Northern \oeal \t)1e. See pre\ ie\\.

I Bill Jones lite Star (‘luh. 1{l\el‘\ltle (‘1uh.1"o.\ Street. 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). 1.a\t )ear'x \\ inner ol' the 13136

1’o1k \eueomei' auard. Jones makex

\\ ider \\;t\e\ \\11111lL‘1‘\111:_'111‘L'illltl\1\111 on aeeordion. piano and little.


I Mystery Juice The Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. 1-ree. .\'e\\ alhum release from ('aledonia'x maxterx ol hreakheat hluex and \hou manxhip nii\ing ('ellie rap and folk/funk \\ ith equal ahandon.


I Tom Paxton 1.inlithgo\\ .r\eadeni_\. Braehead Road. 01506 842923. Veteran l'S l'olkie. See Wed 29.


I Kenny Spiers l-‘alkii-k 1‘oll\('101\. the Polish (‘1uh.:\rnot Street. 01324 613395. S.30ptti. £5 (£4.50). Singer/song“ riter \\ e11 into“ n 101' his role in the John Wright Hand. perliorming his mi\ ()1 trad Seotx and more modern Illtl\le.

folk & world listings Music

Baaba Maal Making the term 'world music' much more than just a marketing exercise. Baaba tvlaal's sophisticated music filters his Senegalese traditions (his father was a mue/zin) through his Western education (law and music in France) and love of music technology. You might even have heard his soundtrack on Black l-lawk Down. Glasgow Roya/ Concert Ha/I. Wed :3.

Cara Dillon lf England has Kate Rusby and Scotland is represented by Karine Polwart. then Cara Dillon is the current Irish et‘tuivalent as ‘the great young traditional vocalist. In her late 20s she's already tasted semi-stardom. Californian producers and music- bi/ hype through her spell in Warner Bros hopefuls Equation. but her heart's still in the beautiful singing style of her native Donegal. The Arches. Glasgow. Thu 30.

Sierra Maestra Latin. and especially Cuban music always pulls a crowd onto the (‘fancefloor 3ven when it's punted from club turntables. Hear. feel and see the real thing when the dO/en strong song {111(1'1'11‘)’1111‘.1 machine of Cuba's Sierra Maestra sets fire to ldinburgh. Queen's Ha/l. Thu 6.


I Ceilidh Dance Renl'reu l‘el'l'}. ('1_\de1’1aee.287 5511.9)301. £6.1.i\e niuxie from the (itll‘) Blair ('eilidh Band.


I Burach 1’aixle} .v\rt\ ('entre. \eu Street. 88" 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Sand) Breehin'xaeeordion<1ed \oeal/inxtrumental enxeinhle take no prixonerx.

Saturday 1


I Festival Of Americana the liquid 1{()()lll.\liel()ri;l Street. 225 2564. 3.30pm. £12 £14. .'\n all da) eelehration ol' muxie ol'.v\meriean origin. \\ ilh Dana 1)i\on(h1ue\). 1.1g111\()ttl 13) Nine (RN13 ). 1’aul Harrison’1'rio(ia//). l'nion .'\\ enue (eountr) ) and High Voltage (roelx'n'roll ).

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