Nomos singer Spillane is one of the most imaginative linglish language songwriters to have emerged in Ireland over decades. and has already established himself in the Irish charts. as well as winning the prestigious Meteor Ireland MUsic Award. He also collaborates with Irish poets arid broadcasts his own show in (iaelic. Part of Big Big World.


I Agustito’s Big Band lil Barrio. West Port. 2298805. 1 lpiii 3am. Free. See Tue 21.


I Emaline Delapaix Sweet Time Girl Tour I’aisleyAns Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. £5 (£3). Paisley's new Folk Roots Club latiticlies with the AUstralian singer and her band. They move through lullabies. folk. jazz roots. llaiiienco. cabaret and pop sounds.

Wednesday 29


OMarcos Valle and his Band The Arches. Argyle Street. 565 1023. 8pm. £14 (£12). Recently minted and back-catalogue songs from Marcos Valle. composer of the Frank Sinatra hit ‘Summer Samba'. Valle sings. plays guitar and keyboards. atid conjures tip the classic. latiguid. saiid-sea-and-saniba sound of sophisticated Brazilian popular music. He brings some of Brazil's finest mUsiciaiis in his group.

I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh St Andrew's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 5486020. 7.30—l0.30pm. £5. See Wed

I Singing Session (‘at‘e Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020.8.30pm. Free. See Wed 22.


I Archie Fisher tidinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 234‘). 8pm. £6 (bl—£5). ()fteii associated with his time-served role as the presenter of BBC Radio Scotland‘s 'I‘raveling Fol/t programme. Fisher is also renowned as a guitarist. composer atid interpreter of traditional song.

I Beginner’s Salsa Classes Botanic House Ilotel. lnverleith Row (formerly The Marina). 7—8pm. £4Fvery Wednesday. With Cuban salsa instructor Damian. Information 556 3076. 07813 808344.

Thursday 30


OVocal Baobab The Arches. Argyle Street. 565 1023. 8pm. £13 (£11). Havana-based band. heard iii the Gloria Rolando film lives of the Rainbow. atid brimming with vocal harmony. Afro- Cuban chants. and influences from rap. hip hop and reggae. Start of Si Cuba and part of Big Big World.

I Clutha Live at the Star. St Andrew‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020.7.30pni. £6 (£4). A welcome return to performance for this important Scottish band. initially fortiied in 196-1. Great tunes and songs. and authentically powerful vocals from Gordeanna McCulloch.

I Senorita Tron Foyer Bar. Tron Theatre. 10piii—laiii.Free. Late night dance grooves iii the bar. Part ofSi Cuba and Big Big World.

I The Zulu Open Mic O'Neill‘s. 457 Sauehiehall Street. 353 4371. 9ptii—midnight. Free. See Thu 16.


I Grand Union Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. The latest collaboration in the Grand Union Orchestra is with virtuoso Indian instrumentalists. singers. percussionists and jazzsoloists. plus six Scottish musicians.

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Thursday 1 6


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £7»£22. Finnish violinist and conductor John Storgards directs a programme infused with Italian vigour. including works by Respighi. Walton and Mendelssohn.

I Lunchtime Concert St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. 1.10pm. Free at door. Be whisked away to a different classical mUsic culture through the sounds of voice. tampura and tabla from Indian masters Gouri Choudhury and Vijay Kangutkar.


I Midday Concert RSAMI). too Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpm. £6 (£4). Multi—instruiiietited percussionists. Colin Currie and Sam Walton. perform music by Ravel. Bach. Koppell and Siegel.

I Masterclass RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Pechssion masterclass directed by Coliii Currie atid Sam Walton.

I Aled Jones Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauehiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £14.50--£18.50. Remember him when he was knee-high to a grasshopper and warmed the cockles of your granny's heart'.’ Years on. he‘s still at it from We're Ila/king in the Air to Songs of Praise. the Welsh gentleman always

sin 's right from the heart.

I ottish Chamber Orchestra Barony Hall. Castle Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £6.50—£1‘). See Thu 16.


ORoyal Scottish National Orchestra Pops Mozart By Candlelight L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11.50—£27. [Edward Gardner conducts an atmospheric candlelit performance of sortie of Mozart's most overplayed works: [fine Kleine Nae/itmusik and .S‘_\'niplioiiv no 38 “Prague '. The highlight will undoubtedly be the Clarinet Concerto. a work of rare beauty. featuring soloist John Cushing.

I Organ Recital Meliwan Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. [)avid Goodenough is today‘s featured soloist in grand organ showpieces by Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor and J ungen Sonata Eroiea. Inbetween come the rather gentler sounds of McDowell atid a tribute to Tallis by Howells.

Saturday 18


I 17th Century Scottish Lute Music National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 3pm. Free. Another great chance to see with your ears. Following what has become a growing tradition of contextualised mUsical performances in Scottish galleries. Robin MacKillop (lute) performs a series of laments and dances from the Rowallan. Straloch. Weniyss and Balcarres manuscripts to accompany and illumine Gerard Soest's painting of Lady .llargaret Hay. Countess of Rothurghe. I 65 7— I 753 .

OMoscow Radio Symphony L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10—£20. The first orchestra to be established in the L'SSR carries its

historical reputation with pride. playing with the phenomenally committed. direct and rich musical expression for which RUssian orchestras are famoUs. (Of course. the best of a tradition comes hatid in hand with the worst. namely the embarrassing absence of women on stage.) Nevertheless. you won‘t hear a sound like it outside the Soviet bloc. .so don‘t miss it while it's here. Emil Tabakov conducts a programme of Wagner. Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

I The Amaryllis Consort Canongate Kirk. 153 Canongate. 668 201‘). 8pm. £10 (£5—£7). Acclaimed vocal ensemble perform madrigals by William Byrd. Thomas Morely. Thomas Tomkins. John Wilbye arid ()rlaiido Gibbons.


I Banquet of Musick: Mlsericoridla St Andrew's in the Square. Off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 3pm. £5 (£4); students £1. Extensive programme of medieval music from one of [Europe's top early music duos who combine the improvisation of folk with music from niediaeval manuscripts.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Pops Mozart By Candlelight Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £I3—£28. See Fri 17.


I Edinburgh Quartet Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £9 (£2.50—£6). The outstanding Edinburgh-based quartet perform an intelligently programmed triptych from the repertoire. rich in variety and contrast: Haydn‘s Quartet in Bflat. op 50. Shostakovich's Quartet no 5, op 92 and Dvorak‘s Quartet in (i. op [06.

I City Praise 2003 L'sher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 I 155. 8pm. Free but ticketed. ()rigin Scotland presents an evening of celebration with the non- denotiiinational ()rigin Band and Singers. or email infonoriginministryorg for tickets.

Monday 20


I A Feast of Song MacRobert. University of Stirling. 01786 466666. 8pm. £8 (£5). Welsh principal performers come together for a programme of arias. duets. trios and quartets from La Traviata. Tosca. Carmen. Rigoletto and Don Giovanni.

Tuesday 21

Glasgow I Duetto Felice Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 1.15—2pm.

£2.50. Remember your pre-school recorder group'.’ Now forget it this is nothing like you think. Don't miss this wide-ranging and ear-opening programme of recorder solos and duets. including works by Telemann and Ryohei Hirose.

I Rush Hour Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 5.30pm. Free but ticketed. Keith Brion conducts the music of American composer of Armenian/Scottish descent performed by the Academy Wind Orchestra. featuring John Wallace on trumpet.

I Indian Classical Music Recital RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Vocalist Gouri Roy Chowdhury and tabla player Vijay Kangutkar perform music from the classical Hindustani tradition.


I Scottish Opera - The Magic Flute Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £1 l—£52.50. Scottish Opera's new

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra A new sponsorship deal with SW means you don't just see the RSNO in the concert ball. but also in the commercial breaks. Usher Hall. Edinburgh. Fri 77 Oct; Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Sun 19 Oct.

Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra While Glasgow opens with Leipzig. Edinburgh turns to the Soviet tradition and another of the world's finest with Tchaikovsky's ballet music for Sleeping Beauty and the amazing pianist Nikolia Demindenko as soloist in Rachmaninov‘s first Piano Concerto. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 78 Oct.

Leipzig Oewandhaus Orchestra The Royal Concert Hall's new International Classical Season opens with style and an orchestra (pictured) whose tradition goes back to the 1750s In a typically solid programme. it plays Brahms“ Haydn Variations. Dvorak's Violin Concerto and the Concerto for Orchestra by Bartok. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sun 26 Oct.

production of The Magii~ I’lute. Mozart's operatic foray into the underworld of masonic symbolism. There‘s much more to this work than meets the eye a beyond Papageno‘s comic birdsong and the slightly kooky three ladies lie layer upon layer of emotional intensity: Tamino‘s trials of fire. Pamina's contemplation of suicide and the Queen of the Night‘s lierce maternal pride. Conducted by Vincent de Kort and directed by Jonathan Moore.

I Edinburgh Quartet St Cecilia's Hall. Cowgate. 1.10pm. Free at door. Peter Nelson's string quartet Perseverance sits alongside Mozart's [)l.S'.S'()It(1Il(‘(’. Not exactly an encouraging juxtaposition of titles. but they're not to be taken at face value.

Wednesday 22


I The Celtic Tenors Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £13.50-£17.50. Traditional folk and Celtic songs performed by the po ular classic stars. I Edinburgh Qu tar Quartet Glass Arcade. School of Agriculture. King‘s Buildings. 1.05pm. Free at door. Unless you work or study there. it's a bit of a trek. but worth it for some lunchtime musical sustenance.

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