Folk & world

Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to Ruth Hedges at, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Ruth Hedges and Norman Chalmers.

I Kristina Olsen l.i\'e at the Star. St Andre“ 's in tlte Square. oil Saltiitarket. St :\lttlt'c‘\\"s Street. 548 (i020. 8pm. £7 (£5). lingagiiig. ol‘ten yer) l‘unn} singer/ songwriter. and a line guitarist.

I Amy Rigby, Amy Allison and Neil Cleary ’l‘ron 'l‘heatre. 'l'rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £‘). 'l‘riple bill ol‘ Cnlllttl'} -oi‘iented artists l‘rom Spit and l’olislt/ Shoeshine i'eeoi‘ds. Rigby adds a pop sensibilin to her adult :\lllel'lCtlltil. Allison tells skewed tales of lt)\‘e and ('leary brings a toueh ol' inelanehol}. I The Zulu Open Mic ()‘.\'eill‘s. Sattehiehall Street. 353 3‘)|5.

‘)pm midnigltt. l-‘ree. \Veekl) open—mic night.

Friday 28


I Martyn Joseph (‘ottier 'I‘heatre. llyndland Street. 204 515 I. 8pm. £l2.50. ('Iass} sttttg\\'t'ltL‘I‘/gllltttl'lst.

Saturday 29


I The Zulu Open Mic Brunsuiek (‘ellars. Sattehiehall Street. 33] I820. 4 7pm. liree. See Thu 27.

I Zuba (‘ottier 'l‘heatre. ll}ndland Street. 357 38(38. 8pm. £5. Reggae/ aeotistie /\\'orld musie aitd danee grooves from the (iliisgth-bttsetl baitd. \\ hose members hail l'rom Liberia. '/.itnbab\\ e. the Basque (‘ountry and Scotland.


I Greg Trooper 'l‘he l’leasanee ('abaret Bar. ()0 The l’leasanee. ()50 234‘). 7.30pm. £8. .\'e\\ Jerse} singer/ songuriter no“ based itt N;islt\'i|lt‘ “illt a country and lolk sound.


I Back 0’ the Moon lloxtden Park ('entre. lloxt den. 01506 433634. 8pm. £7 (£5). (iillian l’i‘atne on liddle aitd \oeals leads the _\outhl'ul Seots band.


I The Zulu Open Irish Trad Sessions \\'ax_\' ()‘(‘onnor‘s. West (ieorge Street. 354 5154. 4 7pm. l’ree. Acoustic jigs and reels.


I Tony McLoughlin Wee l-‘olk ('ltib. Ri)_\;tl ()ak. lnlirmar) Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. l‘ine Northern Irish singer/ songnriter.

I La Panda Facundia lil Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. l lpti) 3am. Free. l.i\ e Spanislt folk and lilameneo inusie. l'olltm ed b} l‘iesta Latina.


I Me Suena Tu Cara ’l‘he l)orie 'l‘aVern. Market Street. 225 I084. 830an l’ree. Four-piece .:\lri)/Spanislt/Bra/iliait band.

Tuesday 2


I Folk ‘N’ Friends the (‘anons‘ (iait. ('anongate. 55() 448 l. ‘)pin. l‘ree. \Veekl} lillllrs elttb.

I Agustito’s Big Band l-ll Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. l lpin 3am. l-‘ree. l.i\ e Spanish l‘olk and llameneo itttisie.

Wednesday 3


I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh St Andre“ 's it) the Square. ol'l' Saltntarket. St Andre“ 's Street. 548 (t020. 7.30 l0.30pin. £5. All welcome. tuition gi\en.

I Orquestra Scotland Brasil 'I‘lie Arches. :\rg} le Street. 505 I023. 8pm. £8 l£()). See pre\ie\\ aitd Hit List. right.

I Singing Session ('al'e Sotiree. St .'\lltll‘e\\s in the Square. St :\lltll‘e\\s Square. oil Saltinarket. 548 (i020. 8.30pm. l’ree. Singers and listeners \seleonte.


I Old Blind Dogs lidinbtti‘gh l‘olk ('ltib. ('abaret Bar. the l’leasanee. (>50 234‘). 8pm. £() (£4 £5). See llit l.lsl. right.

Thursday 4


I Back 0’ the Moon to e at the Star. St Andrew 's in the Sqttare. oll Saltntarket. St Andre“ 's Street. 548 (i020. 8pm. £7 (£5). See Slit 2‘).

Edinburgh I Orquestra Scotland Brasil ()lteett‘s llttll. ('lel'k Street. ()()8 2lll‘).

7.30pm. £8 l£()l. See Wed 3.


I Kieran Halpin l‘alkii'k loll. (‘iulx The Polish ('ltib. .'\l'llt)l Street. 0| 324 ()l33‘)5. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50). Irish l'olksinger/songxtritei' \\ ill) a do/et) albtnns.


I John Rae’s Big Feet Queen's Hall. (ilerk Street. ()()8 20l‘). 8.30pm. £‘) U l l£(i). See pi'e\ie\\ and Hit List. right.

Saturday 6


I John Rae’s Big Feet RSAMl). Renl'reu Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £l0.50 (£3). See l'il‘l 5.

Amy Allison plays the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 27 Nov


I Ceilidh St Bride's ('entre. ()rwell 'l'et‘i‘aee. 346 I405. 7.30 1 1.30pm. £8 l£5). Join the Robert l-ish Band for an e\‘ening ol' music and dance. l‘tindi‘aiser tor the Adult Learning Project.

I Gouri Roy Chowdhury St ('eeilittis llttll. Nidtlt') Street. ()68 20I‘). 7.30pm. £() (£4). Resident artist \\ ith the Seottlslt Academy ol Asian Arts. \oealist (intll'i performs elassieal Hindustani inttsie.


I Andrea and Georgie (‘al‘e ('t)sstteltt)k. Rtissitttt (‘tlltut'ttl (‘entre. King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. £3. lltisband aitd \s'il'e duet ol \‘lUllll and aeeordion play liastern litiropean tttusie.


I Peter Nardini Wee l-‘olk (‘lulx Royal Oak. litlii‘ttt;tt‘_\' Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm £3. Brilliant. bleak humour from the l.anarkshire st)llg\\‘l'llCl‘/tll'llSl. I La Panda Facundia lil Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. l lpitt 3am. l"ree. See Sun 30.

Tuesday 9


I Traditional Music Concert RSAMI). Renl‘reu' Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. l‘ree btit tieketed. 'l‘i'aditional tunes and songs in (iaelie and Seots. performed b} students it) Year III of the BA lSeottisli .\lttsie) eotti'se.


I Folk ‘N’ Friends The (‘anons’ (iait. (’anongate. 55b 448l. ‘)pm. lnl'ormal l'olk etening. l‘ree.

I Agustito’s Big Band lil Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. l lpitt 3am. l-‘ree.

See ltte .2.

Wednesday 10


I St Andrew’s in the Square

Ceilidh Dance St Andrew's in the Square. oll Saltinarket. St .'\ll(ll‘L‘\\"S

Street. 548 (i020. 7.30 l0.30pm. £5.

folk & world listings Music

Old Blind Dogs They emerged as a mongrel modern take on ancient traditions from the North East and Aberdeen, but over two decades and an ever-evolving line-up. have become a consistent draw at home and abroad. headed up by Jim Malcolm's warm vocals and Rory Campbell’s great piping. Edinburgh Folk Club. Wed 3 Dec. Orquestra Scotland Brasil Gaelic songstress Alyth McCormack. alongside Fiddler's Bid bowman and harpist Chris Stout and Catriona MacKay, are the Scottish folk section of an astonishing ensemble who went to Brazil to collaborate in the hugely successful workshops and concerts. Now they‘re reciprocating and taking their Brazilian friends on a sponsored tour. See preview. Arches, Glasgow, Wed 3 Dec; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Thu 4 Dec. ; '- John Rae’s Big Feet Drummer John Rae’s Celtic Feet dovetailed post-bop jazz with high-end instrumental traditional folk in an innovative. energetic fusion. Here he goes a step further. adding the Power of Scotland Big Band. and the Isle of Islay Pipe Band. See preview. Queen '3 Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 5 Dec; BSA/V10, Glasgow, Sat 6 Dec.

I Singing Session (‘al‘e Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Sqttare. ol'l‘ Saltmarket. 548 (i020. 8.30pm. l’ree. Dance upstairs. See Wed 1


I Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson lidinbttrgh Folk ('lub. ('abaret Bar. The l’leasatiee. ()50 234‘). 8pm. £(i (£4 £5). lix-Battlelield singer brings a pal tip limit the Midlands.


I Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson l.i\'e at The Star. St .-\ndre\\"s iii the Sqttare. ol‘l‘ Saltinarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 (i020. 8pm. £7 l£5l. See \Ved ll).


I Christmas Party lialkirk l-‘olk (tub. The Polish (‘ltib. .»\rnot Street. 01324 ()l33‘)5. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50).

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