Music jazz listings

I Saturday 28 continued

I John Burgess Quartet Brel. 39—43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3- 6pm. Free. Tenor saxophonist Burgess fronts this innovative foursome. drawing on influences as diverse as (‘obain. Radio Head and Dylan.


I Laura MacDonald International Quintet Henry's Jazz, (‘ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £6 £8. The s;i.\(ipliotiist celebrates the release of her second album. slirukertiiigs; with a hand that features Americans Donny Mc('as1in (sax) and Antonio Sanchez (drums) alongside our ovvn Steve Hamilton (piano) and Aidan O’Donnell (bass). I 8OQSt House Band 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 2265097. 9pm midnight. Free. See Sat 2 l.

I Rodade Samba Henry’s Ja/r (‘ellatz 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. Hip swinging Brazilian grooves led by Mario ('aribe on bass.

Glasgow I Paul Towndrow and Friends Beer Cafe. ('andleriggs. 552 9815.

2pm. Free. See Sun 22.

I Laura MacDonald International Quintet 't‘ron Theatre. 63 'I'rongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8 (1.6). See Sat 28.


I Jazz Brunch ()xygen Bar & (irill. 3-5 Infirmary Street. 557 9997. 2—5pm. Free. See Stilt 22.

I Open Mic Henry's Jazz. ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. 1.5. A chance for aspiring musicians and singers to perform with Todd (iordon and a piano trio led by David Patrick.

I Bill Kyle’s Sh" Hot Jazz Quartet ()xygen Bar & (irill. 3 H5 Infirmary Street. 557 9997. 9pm—midnight. Free. See Sun 22.


I 4 Jazz Burnbrae. Milngavie. 942 5951. 8pm. Free. See Mon 23.

I Monday Club (‘at‘e Source. 1 Si Andrevv‘s Square. 548 6020. 8pm. £5

LAURA MACDONALD INTERNATIONAL QUINTET Saxophonist Laura MacDonald is joined by two Americans, Donny McAslin (tenor sax) and Antonio Sanchez (drums), and two Scots, Steve Hamilton (piano) and Aiden O’Donnell (bass), in this International Quintet. They celebrate the imminent release of her second album. Awakenings, although the disc will feature the sextet which premiered the original commission (a New Work

award from the Scottish Arts Council) last year. Several of

the compositions had Scottishsinflected melodies, ~' and the sophisticated " interplay of her ensemble

writing was consistently impressive.

I Henry's Jazz Cellar.

Edinburgh. Sat 28 Feb

and Wed 3 Mar: the

Tron. Glasgow. Sun 29


60 THE LIST ti? For)»: Mar 200-”.

donation (Members free). Hot Hackers Dixieland are the special guests this month at the burgeoning Monday (‘lub.


I Singing and Swinging: Craig McMurdo and Alyson Orr Brunlon Theatre. Ladyvvell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £12 (£9). (’raig McMurdo is joined by Alyson ()rr and the Sn ing Kings 'I'rio performing songs from the American composers (‘ole Porter. Irving Berlin and Rogers and Hart.

I Jam Session 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 2265097. 8.30 1 1.30pm. Free. See Mon



I Millar-SpencehTravis: Acoustic Standards Henry's Ja/r (‘elltttl 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. See Tue 24.

Wednesday 3


I Laura MacDonald International Quintet Henry's Ja/l ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £6 £8. See Sat 28'.

I Fleamarket Funk (‘abat'et Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176.

1 1pm 3am. £2. See Wed 25.


I The Moonshiners 'I‘he lidge. S7 (‘ochrane Street. 204 5151. 8pm. £5. The Fallen Angels ('lub features (ilasgovv-hased bluegrass band playing traditional and modern tunes. They are

joined by Helen Reeves vyith her

Americana-tinged songs.

I The Michael Deans Quartet Beer (tire. (‘andleriggs. 552 9815.

9 l 1.45pm. Free. See Thu 19.


0 David Berkman American Quartet Henry's Ja/l (‘ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £9. ()riginal compositions and the odd standard given his ovvn unique spilt froin the pianist. who leads his ovvn Nevv York-based band featuring Dick ()alls on sax. Johannes Weidenmuller on bass and Nasheet \Vaits on drums.

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


I Mike Whellans Live at the Star. St Andrevys in the Square. St Andrew s Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£4). The outstanding one—man blues band. Whellans \\ as once one of the Boys of the Lough. and is back living in Scotland after years in Denmark.

I The Zulu Open Mic ()‘.\'eill‘.s. Sauchiehall Street. 353 3915.

9pm midnight. Free. Weekly open-mic night for musicians and entertainers.


I The Dick Smith/Mike O’Reilly Band llovy den l’ark ('entre. 8pm. £8 (£5). World class bluegrass masters from the IS.


I Ceilidh Dance Riverside ('lub. Fox Street. 248 3144. 8 11.45pm. £6. Music from Rerre 'Icrre.


I Dick Gaughan North lidinburgh Arts ('entre. Penny“ ell ('otirl. 315 2151. 7pm. £6 (£4). The great Scots socialist troubadour.


I Alan Lomax in Scotland 'I‘olbootlt. Jilll \Vynd, 01780 274000. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). liyvan McVicar gives a talk on the legendary American folksong collector's \ isit to Scotland in 1951.


I The Zulu Open Mic Brunsvviek ('ellars. Sauchiehall Street. 331 1820. 4 7pm. Free. See Thu 19.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside ('lub. l‘~().\ Street. 248 3144. 8 ll.45ptti. U). See l'll't 20.


0 The Highland Annual 'l‘eviot Student l'nion. Bristo Square. 9pm 3am. Tickets £8 (£6) (musicians \\ ith instruments £4) ayailahlc at the door. tidinburgh l’niversity Highland Society presents its annual bash. Dance to Fergie .\1ac1)onald and Skipinnish. listen at the ceilidh to ('hristinc Primrose. Brian 0’ Headhra and Fiona MacKen/ie. (’alum- Ailig MacMillalt. Julie Fovylis. Allan .\lac1)onald and (‘loud 9. Also. a big instrumental session in the upstairs bar. See .\ltlsiL‘ previevv.


I Ben Sands \Vee Folk ('lub. Royal ()ak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. ()ne of the popular Northern Irish family.


I John Morran and Leo McCann 'l‘olbootll. Jail \Vy'nd. 01786 274000. 1.30pm. Free. Deaf Shepherd and Malinky members in an informal folk session.

Edinburgh I Me Suena Tu Cara 't‘he l)oric 'I‘ayern. Market Street. 225 1084. 9pm.



Highland Annual Edinburgh's annual Gaelic blow-out over three bars. Traditional songs, prize- winning piping. accordions. fiddles. whistles. clarsach and endless dancing to the top Highland bands the legendary Fergie MacDonald. as well as Skipinnish and Cloud 9 (pictured). Teviot Union, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, Sat 27 Feb.

if: The Singers’ Gathering

A weekend devoted to songs and singing. rooted in the Scots tradition. There are concerts. workshops and tuition from performers such as senior songsters Adam McNaughton and Archie and Ray Fisher. and young ‘uns John Morran and Karine Polwart. Howden Park Centre. Livingston, Fri 2 7—Sun 29 Feb. Fine Friday One of the most enjoyable and individualistic of the current bands. Edinburgh-based Fine Friday's delicious blend of fiddle. flute and guitar is more than the sum of its parts. There's also classy guitarist Kris Drever's unusual way with a song. Live at the Star. Glasgow, Thu 4 Mar.

Free. Four-piece .-\fro/Spanish/Bra/ilian band.

I Greco Latinos ('abaret Voltaire. Blair Street. 220 6176. l lpm 3am. Free. the bands Tubeki (contemporary (ireek) and l’ena (Latin .'\merican folk). .-\fro-('uhan. Latin. Salsa. (ireek music and vvorld beats from DJ Henriques and friends.


I Bruce Davies Stirling Folk ('luh. Best Bar None. l'pper ('raigs. 01259 218521. 8pm. ()utstanding singer/ songvvriter.

Tuesday 24


I Folk’n’Friends The (’anons‘ (iait. ('anongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. Friendly informal folk club.

Wednesday 25


I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh Dance St Andrevv 's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrevv's Street. 548 6020. 7.30 10.30pm. £5. I Song Session ('afe Source. Si Andrevys in the Square. St Andrevvs Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. Free.


I Bruce Molsky lidinburgh Folk ('lub. (‘abaret Bar. The l’leasance. 650