Music folk & world listings

Sunday 29 continued


I Eliza Carthy and Heather MacLeod The Venue. 17 21 (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £10. The Merctrry prize-nominee and offspring of Norma Waterson and Martin (‘arthy is a dab hand with a fiddle.

I Donal O’Connor Wee Folk ('lub. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Return Visit by a fine Irish singer/songwriter.


0 The Singers’ Gathering Howden Park (‘entrc. Weekend ticket £18 (£121. See Fri 27.


I Me Suena Tu Cara The Doric Tayern. .Market Street. 225 1084. 9pm. Free. See Mon 23.

I Greco Latinos ('abaret Voltaire. Blair Street. 220 6176. 1 1pm 3am. Free. See Mon 23.


I Folk’n’Friends The ('anons' (iait. (‘anongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. See Tue 24.

Wednesday 3


I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh Dance St Andrew's in the Sqtrare. off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 7.30 10.30pm. £5. See Wed 25.

I Song Session (‘al‘e Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. Free. See Wed 25.


I Rory McLeod lidinburgh l-‘olk‘ (‘1ub. (‘abaret Bar. the Pleasanee. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£5). ()ne-man musical powerhouse. Singer. guitarist. trombone player. rnotrth organ maestro. and foot percussionist.

I Absolute Beginners’ Ceilidh Dance Class Bruntsfield Primary School. Montpelier. Bruntsfteld.

347 9964. 7 9pm. £3 (£21. See Wed 25.


I Moonshiners Fallen Angel ('Iub. The lidge. (‘ochrane Street. off (ieorge Square. 8pm. Tickets £5. frotn Tickets Scotland. Argyle Street. 204 5151. Monthly New Aeotrstic eltrb presents the (ilasgow four-piece hand who play traditional and modern bluegrass mixed with innoy'aliy'e ttrnes. including original compositions. (ilasgow based Australian songwriter Helen Reeves sttpports.

0 Fine Friday [be at the Star. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Sqtrare. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8pm. £7 (£5). Anna-Wendy Steyerisori on fiddle. Kris l)reyer's guitar and vocals and .\'uala Kennedy on flute and whistles make sortie of the most enjoyable and accomplished sounds around.


I B/C Button Box Workshop Borotrghrntrir High School. 26 View forth. Bruntsfteld. 7 9pm. £20 (£161. See Thu 26.

I English Concertina Workshop Boroughtnuir High School. 26 View-forth. Bruntsfield. 347 9964. 7 9pm. £20 (£161. See Thu 26.

I A Highland Spectacular Queen‘s Hall. (‘lcrk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The Highland Band of the Scottish Division perform for country dancing. folk and pop. All proceeds go towards the Edinburgh Branch of SSAI‘A l’orces Help

62 THE LIST 10 Feb 4 Mar 2004


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 Carol Main.


I Rob MacKillop Merchants House. 7 West (ieorge Street. 334 9757. 12.45pm. £5 l£2 £4501. l-ine interpreter of Scottish lute and guitar.

I Cremone Trio (ilasgow l'niyet‘sily' (‘oncert Hall. l'niyersity Avenue. 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. ()hoe. clarinet and bassoon trio perform music by lhert. Villa- 1.ohos and Schikele.


I Errolyn Wallen Tron Theatre. 63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £8 l£61. A rare solo performance on piano and mice from Wallen. featuring Solo Willi Light with film from the Honey Brothers. I’urr of .Vt'it‘ li’l'ilol'l'ir’s;

I Prokofiev on Piano RSAMI). 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £6 t£4l. The academyk piano department performs works by Prokofiev. and Haydn's Sonqu in ('.

I Masterclass RSAMI). 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. liree. Kathleen Bride directs a harp masterclass.

I Lecture and Recital RSAMI). loo Renfrcw Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Free. Doyenne of American harpists. Kathleen Bride. talks about her teacher Marcel (irandjany and giyes a short recital. A wonderful chance to encotrnter music in an informal environment.

0 Cappella Nova - A Time for Peace St Andrew's in the Square. off Saltttiark‘ef. St Andrew 's Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £9 £12l£6.50 £8.50). Alan Tayener conducts a new work by .-\merican composer Robert Kyr. inspired by the renaissance composer Josquin I)espre/' Mass. Kyr has selected texts froru world religions and philosophies and set them to powerful. lyric titttsic of great harmonic richness.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Barony Hall. (‘astle Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £6.50 £19. As part of the S(‘()'s Dvorak centenary celebrations. Joseph Swenscn conducts this estrayagan/a of music by the great (‘Icch composer: Romance up II. It”) Hit/15m. lolk-lltspit'ed (.fl’t'll Sullr‘. and is himself the soloist in Dvorak's Uri/in (once/in.


I Frauke Mekelburg St (‘ecilia’s Hall. .\'iddry Street. 668 2019. 1.10pm. lirec. 1"r'atrke Mekelburg giyes a dance- inspircd organ recital incltrding works by Purcell. (iabrieli. (iastoldi. Hassler and Telemann.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra l'sher Hall. I.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10.75 £25.50. Alexander 1.a/arey conducts a performance of Khaehaturian's (iuyunr'lr: Suite and Tin/in (‘nnt-i'rru. featuring (iaik Kala/an as soloist. and Strauss' .S‘yniplioniu Dmnmlim.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal (‘oneert Hall. 2 Sauehiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50 £26. See [it 20.


0 Cappella Nova - A Time for Peace (irey friars Kirk. (irey friars Place. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9 £12 (£6.50 £8.50). See PH 20.

I Edinburgh University Chamber

Orchestra Reid (‘oneert Hall. lidinburgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 t£4l. Richard Lewis condtrcts a programme that includes Debussy 's Pry/rule (1 l'u/n'es-nrii/i d'rmlinun'.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. ('Ierk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 £22. See Fri 20.

I Edinburgh Symphony Baroque (‘anongate Kirk. 153 ('anongate. 07957 497373. 8pm. £8 (£41. ('hristopher‘ Ford directs the liyely and talented baroque orchestra and choir iii a performance of baroqtre classics: Vivaldi‘s (i/nriu in I). Bach‘s Iimrcr ()rumrio and an unspecified ('unrulu.


I Trio Belle Epoque St Mary ‘s Parish (lunch. the Sidegate. 01620 823738. 7.30pm. £10 (£8 children freer. The Haddington Mttsic('1ub present this London based trio playing classics from Mo/art. Beethmen. Kagel arid ruore.


I Edinburgh University Music Society Symphony Orchestra

(irey friars Kirk. (ircy friars Place. (17989 856251. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). James Lowe conducts a programme that includes l)\'orak‘s Symphony no 9 in ii minor.

I Bartok in Glasgow St Andrew ‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew ’s Street. 548 6020. 3pm. Free. Members of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform works by Bartok and l.is/t. featuring 1)e/so Ranki on piano. ('all 08700 100 300 for tickets.

I Thank you for the Music ABBA - The Symphonic Royal ('oneert Hall. 2 Satrchichall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12.50 £23.50. liour West lind soloishloiti their meal forces with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for a celebration of all that is the Swedish sensation. Abba. You know what to expect.

Tuesday 24


I Edinburgh Quartet Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489.

1.15 2pm. £2.50. The quartet perform string works by Haydn and lilgar.


I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Reid ('oncert Hall. lidinbtrrgh l'niyersity. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. 1"r'ee. lir‘ic \on lblcr conducts the talented \oeal ensemble in a programme of music that includes Harris. Mendelssohn. Raclttttatlinoy and Stray insky.

Wednesday 25


0 Minnesota Orchestra Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15 £25. ()smo \‘iinska. former chief condtrctor of the BB(' SS(). leads his ctrrrent 100-piece orchestra in a performance 01 KL‘I'nls' (.(l/nlll‘ ll‘llt’l'l. 'l‘chaikoy sky 's Tin/in (‘unt'i'rru featuring the great Joshua Bell as soloist. arid Pr'okoliey 's Runn'n unil Juliet.


I Scottish Ensemble Royal ('oncer‘t Hall. 2 Satreltichall Street. 353 8000. 7.45pm. £11 £13 (£3 £l0i.'1‘hc Scottish linsemble presents a neat programme of related works. Percy (iraiuger‘s Iii/l. Sung ('u/lr't‘lrnnl lilgans Suspiri lui' stringy iun/ liar/r: Vaughan Williams' (in'i'm/ccn-s fantasia and Kenneth Leighton's I’tlllltl.\\' ()t'li'l.‘ Homage In Peru (imingi'r. The real highlight of the eycning. howeyer. should be the world premiere of bright yotrng Scot Stuart MacRae's (‘r'l/u ('uni'i'rlu pcrforttted by the outstanding young cellist l.i-Wei.

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Cappella Nova - A Trme for Peace While certain citizens of the US were waging war against Saddam Hussain, American composer and peace campaigner Robert Kyr was busy using his musical ‘weapons of Mass construction' to write a new live movement work modelled on the form of a Mass. Hear its premiere. at which Kyr will be present. sung by the choir who commissioned it. St Andrew '3 in the Square. Glasgow, Fri 20 Feb; Grey/friars Kirk. Edinburgh. Sat 27 Feb.

Minnesota Orchestra Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska. the former chief conductor of the BBC 880. IS back in Glasgow. but this time with the tOO-year— old Minnesota Orchestra. With him is stunning American violinist Joshua Bell. whose performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto will no doubt prove why he is regarded as one of the best in the world. Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. Wed 25 Feb.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra It's not only the BBC 880 that is celebrating Bartok at the moment. as the SCO teams up his Music for Strings Percussion and Celeste with Legends by Dvorak. a fellow eastern European composer who was also greatly influenced by folk music. With the great Dvorak interpreter Sir Charles Mackerras conducting. this should be one of the highlights marking the centenary year of his death. Queen '3 Hall. Edinburgh. Thu 4 Mar.

Queen's littll. ('Ierk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £7 £22. Sir ('harles Mackerras continues the S(‘()'s llyorak celebrations with a selection of the ('lech composer’s [J'L’t'IIt/L and two works by Hungarian- bor'n Bartok: his elegiac Hiri'rlnnmln and astonishingly energetic limit lur Strings. I’r'l't'll\\lrill tIIIt/ ( ‘('/('\I('.


I Composer’s Workshop RS.\.\tl). 100 Renfrcw Street. 332 505". 1 1am. 1"rec. (ior‘don McPherson. headofRS.-\.\11)\ composition course. directs the Hebrides linsemble in rehearsing a short piece by student composer .\1au Huguid. prior to their Midday ('oncer‘t.

I Hebrides Ensemble Rs_-\.\tl). ltlt) Renfrcw Street. 332 505.7. Iprn. £6 t£4i.