Music folk & world listings
Folk 8: world continued
I Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Weekly. attd tiny basement Sunday folk club featuring folk and traditional tnusic. Tonight. two of Scotland‘s best women traditionalists. (‘hris Miles and (iordeanna McCulloch.
I The Listening Room The Blue Blazer. Spittal Street. 22‘) 5030. 8pm. Suggested donatiott £2. Acoustic sounds with harpis't Phamie (iow.
I La Panda Facundia [it Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. l lpm—3am. Free. See Sttn 14.
I Folk ‘N’ Friends The (‘anons' (iait. ('anongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. See Tue 16.
I Agustito’s Big Band til Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. I lpm—3am. Free. See Tue 16.
I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh St Andrew‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 7.30—10.30pm. £5.
I Singing Session (‘at‘e Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Salttnarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. Free. See Wed 17.
I The Zulu Open Mic Brunswick ('ellars. Sauchiehall Street. 331 1820. 4—7pm. Free. See Thu I 1.
I Do Svidania 2003! (are (‘ossachok. Rttssiatt (‘ultural Centre. King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. Polkas. waltzes and klezmer tnusic frotn accordionist (icorgie (iajjic.
I Live Irish Session Waxy ()‘(‘onnor's. West (ieorge Street. 354 5154. 4—7pm. Free. See Sun 14.
I La Panda Facundia til Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. 1 1pm 3am. Free. See Sun 14.
Edinburgh I Scottish Fiddle Orchestra t‘sher
Thomas Maptumo plays the Venue, Edinburgh, Sun 14 Dec
72 THE LIST ‘» ‘. Dot; 2003—8 Jan 2004
Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11—£l8.50. User 15() elbowsjittk and diddle. performing a mix of reels. jigs and waltzes itt aid of Action Medical Research (Scotland).
I Folk’n’Friends 't‘lie (‘anons‘ (iait. (‘anongatc. 556 4481. ‘)pm. Free. See Tue 16.
I Agustito’s Big Band til Barrio. West Port. 22‘) 8805. I 1pm 3am. Free. See Tue 16.
I Nearly Ne'erday Ceilidh St Brides centre. ()rwell 'l‘errace. llaytnarket. 346 1405. 7.30pm. £l0t£5) accommpanied child £1. (‘eilidh on down with Auld Spice.
I Glasgow’s Hogmanay. See feature. I Hogmanay Ceilidh Dance St Andrew‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 8pm latn. £tbc. See iii the New Year with the music. I Hogmanay Ceilidh Dance (‘ottier Theatre. llyndland Street. 357 5825. ‘)pm—2am. £15. l.iye band.
I Edinburgh’s l'logmanay See feature.
0 Salsa Celtica and Shooglenifty: Adios ‘03 l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 8- 11.30pm. £16 £18. Two world-class lidinburgh bands. Salsa (’eltica parade their expanded line-up of bagpipes. trumpets. timbales and bongos plus (‘uban singer ()swaldo ('hacon. The Shoogles show off their new line up. including an antipotlean mandolin maestro.
I Live Irish Session Waxy ()'('onnor's. West (icorge Street. 354 5154. 4 7pm. Free. See Sun 14.
I Wee Folk Club The Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2‘)76. 8.30pm. Weekly. attd tiny basement Sunday folk club featuring folk and traditional music.
I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh St Andrew's itt the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 7.30— 10.30pm. £5. See Wed 17.
I Singing Session (‘at‘e Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. Free. See Wed 17.
Classical & opera
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I Competition RSAMI). 100 Rettfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Free. The (ioyernors' Recital Prize Competition in Singing.
I Opera School Workshops RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £8 (£5). (ieofft'ey l)o1ton directs this informal presentation of work in progress from opera stttdcttts. accompanied by piano.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sattchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50- £26. Stefan Asbury conducts a yaried programme of Prokoftey's Rmm'n and Julie! (excerpts). Scottish wunderkind James .\lac.\li11an’s Percussion ('onccrto \i’ltf. li'ni. [immunity] with soloist (‘olin Currie. attd 'l‘chaikoysky’s Symphony No 5. I Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir Henry Wood Hall. 73 (‘laremont Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £8. Special ('hristtnas concert.
0 Glyndebourne Touring Opera: Theodora Festiyal Theatre. 1.3 2‘) .\'ico1son Street. 52‘) 6000. 7pm.
£10.50 £44. A rare chance to see Peter Sellars' rapturoust receiycd l‘)‘)6 production of Handel's Them/mu. (ilyndebourne‘s greatest triumph of the past decade. Set in Rotttatt times. the ot'atorio is an account of two (‘hristian martyrs. The updated production replaces togas with orattge boiler suits. rcyealing a chillingly titttely meditation on imperialism. martyrdom and the fragility of the human spirit. (‘onductcd by French harpsichord yirtttoso limmanuelle llaitn. a star of this year’s lidinburgh Festiyal.
I Newtongrange Silver Band and the Kevock Choir Queen's llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. £6 £8 (£5 £7). The two Scottish musical layourites at this titne of year join forces for A (‘oncert for (‘hristmas with seasonal classics and the chance to join in with sottte well-known carols too.
I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers (‘anongate Kirk. 153 (‘anongate. 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£2—£3). .\'oe1 ()‘Regan directs Spanish Renaissance attd early Baroque music for (‘hristmas by Victoria. Morales. Guerrero attd Robledo. Pride of place goes to the festiye six-yoice .llfs‘s‘rl (ium/t'untus by Victoria. which is based on the tnotet .luht'lurt' Um by .\lorales.
I Glasgow Chamber Choir St Mary's (‘athedraL 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Frikki Walker conducts a ('hristmas concert featuring works by Palestrina. Poulenc. Sumsion. chelink attd Walker.
I Midday Concert RSAMI). too Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpttt. £6 (£4). Bryan Allen directs the Academy Big Band featuring top jau trttmpeter liddie Seyern.
I Glasgow Hospitals’ Christmas Carol Concert Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sattchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £5 £14. [an .\1c(‘rorie conducts this popular annual festiyc concert. celebrating 25 years of raising funds to support the work of Sargent (’ancer ('are for ('hildrcn.
THE BEST CLASSICAL 8 OPERA
Glyndebourne on Tour Visiting Scotland for the first time since 1971. this glitzy. world famous opera house brings three stunning productions. Bit cold for champagne and picnic hampers outdoors. but at least on stage there will be some of what happens in rural Sussex in the summer. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 71—Sat 73 Dec.
BBC Young Musician of the Year For the first time in its illustrious history. pretty much all of the 8805 Young Musician of the Year 2004 will be held in Scotland. Pick your winner now from the first rounds covering keyboard. percussion. strings, brass and woodwind. Semi-finals in February are next. Academy Concert Hall, RSAMD. Glasgow, Mon 75—Frl 79 Dec.
Dunedin Consort Forget the huge choral forces of some Messiahs — the Dunedin’s authentic interpretation takes a minimalist approach for Handel's most famous oratorio. A magical way to experience some Christmas music that's just a bit different from sing-a-long carols. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 23 Dec.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £12. (iarry Walker conducts the world premiere of l.yell (‘resswell's Slim/outs lift/mu! Sun. an epic exploration of exile. identity attd belonging. combining tnttsic theatre and narration. (iarry Walker cottdttcts. with the great ('athcrine Wyn-Rogers as the mezzo soloist. and Ian .\lcl)iarmid (of Star llitrs fante) as narrator. The progratnme begins with Strayinsky's ()rp/tt'us.
0 Glyndebourne Touring Opera: ldomeneo Festiyal Theatre. 13 2‘) .\'icolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7pm.
£10.50 £44. This acclaimed production of .\Io/.art's tnasterpicce comes straight front its premiere at the summer (ilyndebourne festiyal. Itlﬂllll’llt'll is one of Mozart’s lesser known and uttderperformed works a tale of filial piety. betrayal and sacrifice set against the backdrop of ancient Greece. Home to some of his tnost exquisite yocal writing. ldomeneo has the depth of (‘osi with all of the youthful yigour of lintftihrung aus dcntScnul
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra l'shet' llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £1().75-»£25.50. See Thtt l 1.