7pm. £8 (£5). Madcap traditional band with gals from top hands Poozies. l’ine Friday and Drop the Box.

I Me Suena 1n Cara The Doric Tavern. Market Street. 225 108-1. 9pm. Free. Four piece Afro/Spamsh/BraziIian hand.

I Greco Latinos (‘aharet Voltaire.

Blair Street. 2206176. 1 lprn 3am. Free.

A night of Mediterranean music from


So maybe his live shows have become as much chat as songs these days but Bragg remains one of our truly valuable, politically astute protest singers. And every time the chat is getting a bit long, he brings us back with one of his plethora of quality tunes, something his recently released double CD Can I Paint You a Picture attests. (Mark Robertson)

I Usl iei' Hall. Edinburgh, Tim I8 i‘vlzii‘.

resident hands 'l‘ubeki (contemporary (ireek) and Pena (Latin American folk). Afro-Cuban. Latin. Salsa. (ireek music and world beats from DJ llenriques and friends.

Tuesday 9

Edinburgh 0 BBC Radio 3 World Music

Awards llsher llall. l.othian Road. 228 I 155. 7.30pm. £10 £15.See feature and llitlist. right.

I Folk’n’Friends 'l‘he (‘anons' (iait. (‘anongate. 55644:“. 9pm. liree. All welcome to the friendly weekly folk cluh.


I Michael Marra Paisley Arts (‘entre. New Street.887 l0l0. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Another piano-led set from a man who could arguath he called Scotland's best songwriter. See Sat (3.

Wednesday 1 0


I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh Dance St Andrew's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 5-18 (3020. 7.30 l0.30pm. £5. Tuition given.

I Song Session (‘at‘e Sottrce. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Saltmarket. 5-18 (3020.24.30an l-‘ree.


I Jim Condie and the Distant Cousins lidinhurgh liolk (‘luh. (‘aharet Bar. the l’leasance. 650 234‘). 8pm. £6 (£5). Top lidinhurgh bluesman and his hand.

I Absolute Beginners Ceilidh Dance Class Bruntslield Primary School. Montpelier. Bruntslield. 3-17 9064. 7 0pm. £3 (£2).


I Paco Pena Flamenco Company Theatre Royal. llope Street. 332 9000. 7.30pm. £20 t‘o. Three nights of song. guitar. percussion and dance from Spain’s finest.

folk & world listings Music

Fine Friday Anna-Wendy Stevenson on fiddle. Kris Drever on guitar and vocals and Nuala Kennedy on flute and whistles. making some of the most enjoyable and accomplished sounds around. See preview. Live at the Star, Glasgow, Thu 4 Mar; Edinburgh Folk Club, Wed 77 Mar.

BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards Ibrahim Ferrer. Kazem Al Sahir. Daara J (pictured). Ojos de Brujo. Sevara Nazarkhan. DJ Dolores, Think of One. Warsaw Village Band and Rokia Traore are among the award winners hopefully playing at this prestigious ceremony. See feature. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Tue 9 Mar.

thequeenshall Edinburgh

Fri March 7.30pm


Box Office: 0131 668 2019

with special guests from Japan

Hana Yui

"If ever there was a musical incarnation of raw physical power.Taiko drumming has to be it. Mugenkyo have brought their energetic Taiko performance to Edinburgh, receiving whoops of Joy from the audiences ...lhe drummers use calculated. (liscziplined movements. as the soft patter of raindrOps grows into a deep rumble. Just when you think it could not get any more powerful. it doubles Ill intensity.

This show is not to be missed."

Edinburgh Evening News

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