Bar. the Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). See Mon 24.


I Bruce Davies Dunfermline Folk Club. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. ()1383 729673. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Local guitarist. singer and songwriter.


I Aly Baln and Phil Cunningham Coitier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £13.50. Bain's fiddle and Cunningham‘s piano box. joined with their combined sense of humour. guarantees a full house. Part of the West End festival.

OStacey Earle and Mark Stuart St Andrew‘s In The Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £10. Steve Earle‘s lit- tle sister and her husband bring their family folk and country from the US. I Brian Peters and Gordon Tyrall The Star Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Mon 24.

Friday 28 '


I Summer Ceilidh 2002 Town Hall. High Street. Portohello. 657 3291. 7pm—midnight. £7 (£5). The Belle Star Band provide the music for dancing at this charity ceilidh dance raising money for local theatre company RiteStyle.

I The Coal Porters and Sunshine Delay The Village. South Fort Street. 478 7810. 8pm. £6. This relatively new pub venue that appears to being growing in stature as agreat wee live venue provides the setting for melodic bluegrass originals from Sid Griffin‘s five-piece acoustic outfit. with support from Sunshine Delay.

I Talgh na Gaidhlig Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm—midnight. £15. Benefit for the new Gaelic resource centre. Ceilidh dance and buffet with the Pentland Ceilidh band.


I Duncan McCrone Cross Keys Inn. Queen Street. 01698 359326. 8.30pm. Former Clydesider promotes his new album Just a Glasgow Buy.

WORLD ZUBA Cottier Theatre, Glasgo

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A new 4-track CD. Mangowanda . has just been released. and its purpose. according to the band's manager/man Friday. Ed Freshwater. ‘is to get the band a record deal. And raise their profile. It's been a couple of years now since they

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Supporting Papa Wemba or Kid Creole, playing a stormer with the Bhundu Boys or, creating the uninhibited dance scenes with Shooglenifty at last weekend's Arran Folk Fest: Glasgow-based Zuba specialise in putting smiles on people's faces. Zuba actually means ‘cheer up‘ in Bassa. the Liberian language of Jerry Boweh. lead singer. guitarist and founder of a unique eight-piece outfit that boasts members from Uganda. France, Zimbabwe. the Basque


I Up the Clyde and Doon the Don Scotland-Russia Society. Belmont Crescent. 339 9706. 6pm. £4.50 (£3). Annual celebration of Russian and Scottish folk music. featuring regular performers from Glasgow‘s twin town Rostov on Don. playing accordion. fiddle and piano. Before the music. there will be a Shashlik (Russian barbecue).

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 7.30pm. £6. Live music from the Sandy Leggett Band.


I Who Let the Dogs out Again Ceilidh Dance St Peter‘s Church Hall. Lutton Place. off South Clerk Street. 665 1430. 8—1 1.30pm. £5. BYOB. A caller will be on hand to explain the dances. with music from the Thunderdogs.

I Ceilidhs at the Caley Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 623 8066. 7pm—1am. £6 (£5). Dance in Edinburgh's last Victorian brewery with music from Teannaich.

I Ceilidh Dance St Bride‘s Centre. ()rwell Terrace. 667 0208. 7.30pm—midnight. £6 (£5). Supporting ActionAid. with music froin the Canongate Cadgers Ceilidh Band. Call for tickets. or email kmts(a‘cheerfulcom I African Connections Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8pm—Iam. £tbc. An evening of drumming. dance. food and HIV awareness. hosted by the Waverly Care charity. for the African community. family and friends.


I Savourna Stevenson and Charlie McKerron Wiston Lodge. Wiston. ()1899 221225. 8pm. Brilliant harp player Stevenson and Capercaillie fiddler McKerron join forces.


I The Coal Porters String Jam Club. Salmon Inn. Bank Street. 01750 20538. 8pm. £5 (£4). See Fri 28.


I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 7.30pm. £6. See Sat 29. I Livingstone‘s Kabinet Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £6 (£4). Musical duo (Scotland‘s Pete

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Livingstone is now based in Denmark). combine a cabaret stagccraft and ramshackle rhythmic drive reminiscent of 1920s Weimar Germany with contemporary sounds.


I The Listening Room The Blue Blazer. Spittal Street. 229 5030. 8—10pm. £2 suggested donation. Featured songwriter tonight is Jim Bryce. with support. See Sun 23.

I Pipedown Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Award-winning Edinburgh-based quartet who recently released their classy. bellows-pipe led debut CI).


I Andrew Warren and Neil Lee Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 1.30pm. Free. Traditional music from Warren on the small pipes and Lee on harmonica.


I Calluna Stirling Folk Club. Terraces llotel. Melville Terrace. ()1786 472268. 8pm. £5 (£4). All-women harp. flute. fiddle and cello ensemble with a classy take on contemporary Celtic. with a few songs.


I Aimee Mann The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £tbc. .‘vlann fronted 80s pop group Til Tuesday now she's gone soft and lyrical as witnessed by her soundtrack for .l/Iugno/iu.

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I Hotclub Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. King Street. 5530733. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Top class music from guitarist Nigel Clark. violinist ()lcg Ponomarev and vocalist Lynn ()'.\'eill.


I Cantrip lidinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. the l’leasancc. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). Young Scottish live-piece play Scots and Irish.

East Kilbride I Finlay MacDonald liast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()Id Coach Road. 01355

recorded the first album and this is much more their current sound. 80 you won't be able to buy it in Virgin or HMV. but you can buy it at gigs and the independent stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh.’

Skanking African guitar. a strong reggae pulse and sunny vocal harmonies underscore all the band's songs. mainly written by Jerry. with at least one by vocalist Nereo Bello. With her lyric in Basque and all of Jerry's in Basso. there

can't be many in the audience who'll understand the words

of the songs. but so what: the multicultural band's intention. and great ability. according to Ed. is to make you 'forget about everything. just have a good time '

(Norman Chalmers)

folk & world listings Music


% Stacy Earle US songwriting star Steve Earle has a little sister who also writes. if from a different perspective. Stacey (pictured) plus husband Mark Stuart take you to their relaxed new country. St Andrew ’3 /n The Square, G/asgow. Thu 27 Jun.

iii-“'3 Zuba and La Sonera Calaveras Pounding out African. reggae-rhythmed world beats and Cuban son for a midsummer dance party as part of Glasgow’s West End Festival. See panel below. Colt/er Theatre, Glasgow, Sat 22 Jun.

iii“: Kesha Glasgow‘s West End Festival brings us some twin fiddle virtuosity ex-Loyko Russian Oleg Ponomarev and Lev Atlas who join star guitar man. Glasgow's Nigel Clark. in Kesha. their trio dedicated to gypsy. Russian and klezmer music. Colt/er Theatre. Glasgow. Tue 25 Jun.

261000. 8pm. The young piper. who was the first graduate from the RSAMI) Traditional Music degree to make a solo Cl). plays his new music in traditional style.


I Session with Chris Wilson I)unfermline Folk Club. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. 01383 729673. 8.30pm.

' Free. Folk session with young Rosyth

singer/songwriter Chris Wilson filling the guest slot.


I Kent Duchaine The Star Club. Riverside Club. Fox Street. 569 7287. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). A night of blues from the LS steel guitar maestro.

I The Be Good Tanyas and Darden Smith St Andrew‘s In The Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £10. Back again. the Be Good Tanyas bring their country- tinged Americana. with support from cult Texan singer-songwriter Smith.


I El Cometa All-Stars The Bean Jazz Basement. 1 Chambers Street.

0781 I 375374. 9pm. £2—£3 (free before 10pm). Edinburgh's finest Latin-jazz exponents. made up from members of Salsa Celtica. the East Coast Jazz Project and Freshly Squeezed. bear down with heavy urban Latin rhythms. Edinburgh's favourite Venezuelan singer. Carlos Pena. provides the vocals.


I Steve and Martin Betty Nieol‘s. Iliin Street. 01592 200282. 8.30pm. Free. Live traditional music from this popular duo.

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