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.

Tuesday 30


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.

Wednesday 7


I Ronnie Findlay Trio with Madeleine Pritchard Bar l85. Buchanan Hotel. 185 Buchanan Street. 332 7284. 7.30pm. liree. See Wed 17.

Thursday 8


I The Michael Deans Quartet Beer (‘afe. ('andlcriggs. 552 9815.

9 I 1.45pm. l‘rce. See Thu 1 l.

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 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.

Thursday 18


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.

Saturday 20


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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