I Gene Parsons and Meridian Green and John Hinshelwood Band The Bein Inn. (ilenfarg. ()1577 83(1216. 8pm. Infortiiation ()138‘) 872520. ('Iassy' vocal harmony. beautiful fretvvork and a lifetime of songs from visiting l'S duo Parsons beitig otie of the original. legendary By'rtls. and an ex- Burrito Brother. (‘ontemporary country support from the John llinshelvvood Band. Small venue. check ticket availability.


I Gene Parsons and Meridian Green and John Hinshelwood The Riverside Club. Fox Street. 334 2176. Tickets £10. available froin Virgin Megastore. See Sat 1‘).

I Downtown at the Tron Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8.50. Traditional folk from Real Time (vocalist Judy Dinning. Kenny Spcirs on guitar and Joe Wright on fiddle). Highland support from traditional singer. guitarist atid accomplished moothie player Norman Stevvart.

I Oshinyandwa Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 2pm. Tickets by donation. 45-strong l'niversity of Namibia (‘ltoir in a musical dratiiatisation of the memories of tvvo elderly men atid their time iii Africa.

I Oshinyandwa Reiit‘ield St Stephen's (‘hurch (‘entre. Bath Street. 332 2826. 7.30pm. Tickets by donation. See above.


I Gillian Frame and Findlay Napier Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2‘)76. 8pm. £5. Fiddle. guitar and vocals from the (ilasgovv-based duo.


I Dan Bern The Arches. Argyle Street. ()‘)01 0220300. 8pm. £6 (£7). Neo-folk from songvvriter and storyteller.


I Harlem Gospel Choir Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2(11‘). 7.30pm. £13. World-famous black .\'evv York choir.


I Ledi Birds and Jean Watt Band Stirling Folk (‘lub. 'I‘erraces llotel. Melville Terrace. (11786 472268. 8pm. Vocal female ensemble from ('allander vvith fiddle. accordion. guitar and vocals.


I Rod Picot Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre. 'l'roiigate. 552 4267. ‘).30pm. £6 (£4). (iritty country -rooted lyrics from the cult sitiger/soitgvvrititig guitarist.


I L08 de Abajo Tolbooth 'I‘heatre. Jail Wynd. (11786 274000. 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). Mexican high-energy octet. signed by David Byrne's 1.tiaka Bop label. combine salsa. ska. ftiiik. rap. reggae and rock.

Wednesday 23


OLos de Abajo The Arches. Argyle Street. 0901 ()22 0300. 8pm. £10 (£8). See Tue 22. TropiPttnk is a combination of traditional l.atin rhythms. salsa. ska. ftitik. rap. reggae and rock. vvith influences from Prince. Steel Pulse. Ruben Blades and the Clash. .\'ovv ati eight-piece. the band evolved from a group of music students iii early ‘)0s Mexico ('ity. Part of Big Big World.


I Mr McFall’s Chamber Adam llouse. (‘liambers Street. 650 8058. 8pm. £5 (£3). lidinhurgli alt.c1assical outfit Mcl‘all's mix styles as part of the dialogues 2002 festival: from Weather Report to tango to rock. vv itli some contemporary liiiiiiish fusion sounds throvvn iti.

I Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies lidinbtirgli l-‘olk (‘ltib. (‘abaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 234‘). 8pm. Vocals. guitar. fiddle. keyboards and double bass from the North liast of lingland.


OOrchestra Baobab The Arches. Argyle Street. ()‘)01 0220300. 8pm. £15 (£13). Seminal fusion sotiiid front the great Senegalese band. Recently reformed alter 20 years. their Afro-Latin hybrid of (’tiban rhythms blended vvith Senegalese traditions has made them superstars at home. Part of Big Big World.


I Ralph McTell St Bride‘s (‘entre. )0 Orwell ’I‘errace. 346 1405. 8pm. £12. (‘elebrated songvv riter. nimble guitarist and the gtiy responsible for ‘The Streets of London'.

I Scottish Guitar Quartet and Preston Reed Queen‘s llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 8pm. £10 £15 (£5). ('urrently creating a stir. the S(i(‘) virtuosity creates a unique blend of iii/I.

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Show of Hands play Folk Club, Stirling, Mon 28 Oct; Folk Club,

Edinburgh, Wed 30 Oct.

Scottish. classical and vvorld music. featuring the lingers of Jed Brockie. Nigel ('lark. Malcolm .‘vlcliarlane and Kevin MacKen/ie. vvith the unique style and technique of guest guitarist Reed. They perform new material from their imminent second album I'tlf! .‘it‘t‘UlIlP/f.

I SPUNK Adam llotise. (‘hambers Street. 650 8058. 8pm. £5 (£3). Norvvegian free improvisation with live electronics. Part of the Dialogues liestival.

I Out of the Bedroom Waverley Bar. St Mary's St. 557 1050. ‘)pm midnight. liree. See Thu 17.

I Mystery Juice The Beat Jan. Basement. (‘hambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2 £3 (free before 10pm). (‘aledonian rootsy breakbeat blues and stagy(‘e1tic ftiiik.


I Kitchen Band Falkirk Folk Club. The Polish ('Iub. Arnot Street. 01324 613395. £5 (£4). (ilasgovv four-piece.


I The Wrigley Sisters llovvden Park. Ilovvden. 01506 433634. 8pm. £8 (£5). Tvvin talents from ()rkney. on fiddle accompanied by piano and guitar.


I Ellika and Solo St :\li(lt'e\\ ‘s in the Square. off Saltitiarket. St Andrevv 's Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £10 (£8). .»\fro- .\'ordic cold fusion vvhen vaedislt fiddler lillika l't'issell meets Senegalese kora player Solo (‘issokho. Part of Big Big “tit’ltl.

I Ralph McTeIl Royal (‘oncei't Ilall. Saticliieliall Street. 35.3 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50. See Thu 24.


I Eric Bibb Queen's Ilall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £15. ()titstanding performer gives the blues a vv ide range of influences from the Mississippi Delta through liurepe to Africa.

I Celtic Feet llenry's Jal/ (’ellar. Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £7. 'It'aditioiial reels collide vv itlt bebop and beyond. l'tilk/jit/l ftision that vvoi'ks. and is ftiti.

I Oshinyandwa St Bride‘s (‘eiitre. ()rvv ell Terrace. 346 1405. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Stiii 20.


I Traditional Talks Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wyiid. (11786 274000. 7pm. £4. The first in a series of talks about traditional music iii Scotland. This month the history of the Border Fiddle. vvith l-‘red l-’i'eeiii;tii.

Saturday 26


0 Odetta Royal (‘oncert llall. Satichiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £12.50 (£10.50). 60s activist. and star folk/blues singer from l'SA. given a National l-‘olk Museum lifetime .r\cliievetnent Avvard. here on a rare visit as part of Big Big \‘v'ot'ltl.


0 The Incredible String Band Queen‘s llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 8pm. Robiii Williamson. Mike lleron and (‘live l’almer from the original line-tip. viitli Lays-son l)ando and Bina Williamson. take the stage for ati annual reunion tour of the ttiost successful Scottish band. .-\t the peak of [SB popularity their albums vs ere only outsold by the Beatles. the Stones. Led Zeppelin and the \Vlto.

I Celtic Feet Ilenry 's Jan (‘ellaiz Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8 30pm. £7. See l‘t‘i 2.5.

I To Russia with Love Netlterbovv :\l'ts ('entre. High Street. 557 5724. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). livv an McVicat'. (‘hristine Kydd aitd Michael Kerins siiig and tell tales of their \ isits to it \\ ee slice of Scotland in the l'rals. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling l-cstival.

folk 8 world listings Music

61.; Big Big World This annual festival brings an embarrassment of riches to Glasgow and. to choose just two of a dozen or so great events. there‘s the dazzlingly eclectic

virtuosity of Cuban pianist Omar Sosa with his group. African

singer/instrumentalist N'Faiy Kouyate (pictured) and the re- formed legendary Afro, Cuban big band from Senegal. Orchestra Baobab. See listings for full details. See preview. Various venues. Glasgow. Wed 23 Oct—3 Nov.

Altan They carry a torch for traditional Irish music. and that means the real thing. not the get—to— tlie-end-of-the-tune-first style of so many contemporary Celtic bands. Beautiful songs too. in lrish and English. and a repertoire rooted in lreland's little Scotland ~- Donegal. See preView. Usher Halt Edinburgh. Mon 28 Oct.

The Incredible String Band They had been there. played it. and woven their own T-shirts long before the concept of ‘world music' entered the marketing man's mind. Based near Peebles. this grOtind-bi‘eaking band had a huge influence on eveiyone from the Beatles to Dylan to Led Zeppelin. With original members Robin Williamson. Mike Heron and Clive Palmer. they re- convene for an only partly-nostalgic national tour. Queen's Ha//. Edinburgh Sat 26‘ Oct.

I Fundraising Ceilidh St Brides ('entre. ()i‘vv ell Terrace. 346 1405. 8pm. £6 (£3). Raising money for the Rights Office. for tickets call (1131 6N7 633‘). Mtisic front 1)a llooley.

I Scottish Fiddle Orchestra t‘sher Ilall. l.othiaii Road. 228 1155. ".30pm. £10.51) £17.50.


I Kilmarnock Folk Weekend 'l‘lie lltititiiig Lodge. (ilencairn Square. 01563 522920. 8pm. £ 10 per day. (£5 per day l.

See Hi :5.


I Scottish Harp Day and Concert .'\1L‘\£1|1(1L‘1'(illisttll ()pera School. RS.-\.\Il). ('ovscaddetis Road. 1 1am 5pm. l‘ree. btit ticketed 270 8314. .\ major day —long event on the Scots small harp and clarsacli. Talks. vvoi'kshops. and performances on one of Scotland‘s most ancient instruments. iiovs played by more people than ever before. l’erforiiters include (‘atrioita Mackay. l’atsy Seddon. Wendy Stevvai‘t and Kttl't‘lt Marshalsay. ('oiicert at 7pm. £5 (£3). iii the Opera Studio.

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