Perrier award-winning King backed by the guitar stylings of Ford.
I New York Jazz (‘abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176.
8.30 I 1pm. £6. Trumpeter (‘olin Steele joins the quartet. See Sat 27.
I Hamish McGregor’s ‘Swingtime’ 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 2265097. 9pm midnight. Free. Jazz. showcase from the jump-jive quintet. I Jam Session 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 2265097. 9pm midnight. I‘ree. See Mon 15.
I Freddie King ()xygen Bar & (irill. 3 -5 Infirmary Street. 557 9997.
1 1pm 2am. Free. Jan. vocals from King and his entourage.
I The Glenn Miller Orchestra Royal (‘oncert Ilall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50 £21. See Sun 28.
I John Rae New Jazz Henry's Jazz (‘ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £tbc. Drummer John Rae‘s newlish) band featuring the talents of Ryan Quigley. Konrad Wis/.niewski. .Martin Kershayy. I’aul Harrison and Aidan ()’I)onne11.
I New York Jazz Sextet ('abaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176. 8.30 1 1pm. £6. 'l’rombonist (‘hris (ireiye joins (‘olin Steele and the original quartet (see Sat 27).
I Jimmy Wood Quartet 8() Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 2265097. 9pm. Free. Sax-led cool modern jazz.
I Chaos Theory ()xygen Bar & (irill. 3 5 Infirmary Street. 557 9997. 11pm. 1’ree. ()riginal funky unit with trippy jaH. yocals.
I Ronnie Findlay Trio with Madeleine Pritchard Bar 185. Buchanan Hotel. 185 Buchanan Street. 332 7284. 7.30pm. 1-‘ree. See Wed 17.
OSaIsa Celtica and Shooglenifty: Adios ‘03 I'sher Hall. I.othian Road. 228 1155. 8pm. £16 £18. Salsa (‘eltica cook up a latin storm.
New Year’s Day
I The Michael Deans Quartet Beer Cafe. (‘andleriggs. 552 9815.
9 1 1.45pm. Free. See Thu 1 1.
I Candiru Featuring Jim Mullen Bret, 39 43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3 6pm. l-‘ree. The hot trio feature the guitar talents of guest Jim Mullen.
I Campbell Considine and Stewart Harrison Duo 'I‘he Supper (‘lub. Merchant Square. (’andleriggs. 9pm. See Sat 13.
I Ronnie Findlay Trio with Madeleine Pritchard Bar l85. Buchanan Hotel. 185 Buchanan Street. 332 7284. 7.30pm. liree. See Wed 17.
I The Michael Deans Quartet Beer (‘afe. ('andlcriggs. 552 9815.
9 I 1.45pm. l‘rce. See Thu 1 l.
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I Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson 1.iye at the Star. St Andrews in the Square. off Saltniarket. St :\ltdt‘C\\"s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £7 (£5).
I Paddy Reilly Royal ('oncert llall. Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £15. Veteran lrisli folksinger and part time I)ubliner in his own slit)“.
I Runrig Barron land. (iallowgatc. (187(1 903 3444. 7.30pm. £13.50. Seminal ('eltic/(iaelic rock from legendary Scots band.
0 Flook! Queen’s Hall. ('lei'k Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12 t£10). Brilliant Irish music-based a1l-iiisti'umcntal quartet. led by Brian Finnegan’s outstanding inyentiyeness on \yooden flute. Wllll alto llute. accordion. guitar and bodhran. Sec preyieyy.
I The Zulu Open Mic Brunsyyick ('ellars. Sauchiehall Street. 331 1820. 4 7pm. l‘ree. Anything goes.
I Runrig l'slier Hall. 1.otliian Road. (1870 9113 3444. (i.3()pttt. £13.50. SL‘C Hi 12.
I The Sadies and The Good Parents The Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. £9. Dallas and 'l'rayis (inod (the Sadies) cook up their unique blend of country and surf. yy ith bluegrass support. See prey icyy.
I Irish Session Waxy O'Connor-K. \VL‘sl George Street. 35-1 51.54. 4 7pm. Free. Informal reels. jigs and Iiornpipes. . Kesha ('ztlc ('ossacliols‘. Rtlssiatt ('ultural ('entre. King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). 'lerrilic trio of Nigel (‘lark lguitar). ()leg I’ononiarey (\ iolin) and l.ey .'\llils (\‘lttlllll playing Russian. gypsy. jaw and Isle/titer.
Rudsambee perform at St Gile‘s Cathedral, Edinburg
I Rudsambee St (tiles‘ ('allicdral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. 1’rec. Wide- ranging repertoire of Scottish. (iaelic. West African. Middle liastern and Scandinay'ian music. ()riginal arrangements and compositions from this l9-strong community folk orchestra.
I Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited The Venue.
17 21 (’alton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. £15. A modern take on traditional Zimbabyye music. Shone nibira. played on western instruments and \y ith an added political message.
I Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Weekly. and tiny basement Sunday folk club featuring folk and traditional music.
I The Listening Room The Blue Bla/cr. Spittal Street. 229 5030. 8pm. Suggested donation £2. Venue for original acoustic songs and instrumentals. 'l‘his \yeck’s guest is 1.ynsey Hutchinson.
I La Panda Facundia til Barrio. West Port. 229 8805. 1 1pm 3am. I‘ree. 1.i\'e Latin sounds.
Tuesday 1 6
I Folk’n’Friends 'l‘lie ('anons' (iait. (’anongate. 556 4481. 9pm. 1‘rec. liriendly. informal \\ eeldy folk \enue. I Agustito’s Big Band lil Barrio. West Port. 229 8805. l lpni 3am. I‘rec. 1.i\c Spaniin and flamenco music folloyy cd by l'iicsla Latino.
Wednesday 1 7
I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh Dance St Andrew 's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew 's Street. .548 6020. 7.30 10.30an £5. 1.i\e hand.
I Singing Session (‘al‘e Source. St Andreyys in the Square. St Andreyys Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. I‘ree. (‘eilidh dance upstairs. singers in the cafe
I Phamie Gow Band litlinhurgh liolk ('Iub. (‘abaret Bar. 'I‘lie l’lcasancc. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£4 £5). The celebrated young 1idinburgh-lmsed harpist. pianist and composer \y ith her full lttllld. 1.;lsl L‘tillL‘L‘l‘l ()1. l'.l‘i(”s 2(103 programme.
I The Zulu Open Mic ()'.\‘eill‘s. Sauchiehall SII‘L‘L‘I. 35.3 .3915.
9pm midnight. 1‘rcc. Sec "Hm I l.
h, Sun 14 Dec
folk & world listings Music
Flook! This is what happens when you get four of the very best instrumentalists in contemporary British traditional music and let them gel for a few years. An exciting. loose-Iimbed. quicksilver and often very moving exchange between frets. skins and flutes — including the rarely heard alto flute — with the occasional rude accordion to make you feel at home. See preview. Queen '3 Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 72 Dec.
Salsa Celtica and Shooglenifty: Adios ‘03 Hogmanay's best bash takes over the capital's Usher Hall when this pair play at home for a change. Scotland's leading salsa specialists have expanded to a big band for the occasion. and the nation's acid-croft groovemeisters greasing their fiddles and banjos in preparation. But remember — the gig ends before the Bells. Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Hogmanay.
I Christmas Ceilidh Dance ('ottier 'I‘Iieatre. llyndland Street. 357 5825. 9pm. £3. l.i\‘e Scottish music.
I The Zulu Open Mic Brunsyyick (’ellars. Sauchiehall Street. 331 1820.
4 7pm. I-‘ree. See Thu 1 1. Edinburgh
I Xmas Ceilidh Assembly rooms. (ieorge Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £l2t£8). I’estiye ceilidh with Robert I‘ish Band.
I Irish Session Waxy ()’('onnor's. West (icorge Street. 354 SIS-l. 4 7pm. l'il‘CC. SL‘L‘ Sun 14.
I From Russia with Lev (‘afe ('ossachok. Russian ('ultural ('entre. King Street. 5530733. 8.30pm. £3. Rtissian. classical and gypsy \ iolin. \yith l.e\ :\ll;ls.
I Traditionally Christmas Queen's Hall. ('Ierk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 l£4 £6). Stars from the [Is traditional scene including Karen Matheson. lili/a (‘arthy. |)ean Owens. and bands such as Shine. I)eaf Shepherd and Mystery Juice join together for a concert recorded by BB(' Radio Scotland for a ('hristmas I)ay Broadcast. performing classic (‘hristinas songs. traditional carols and original material.
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