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 Ian Davidson Live at the Star. St Andrew's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£4). WeeI-kent songwriter whose songs have been covered by Peggy Seeger. Archie Fisher and Adam McNaughton.


I Ceilidh Dance Riverside Club. Fox Street. 248 3144. 8pm. £6. Music from Rerre 'I'erre.


I Off Kilter Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 7.30pm.

£8.50 £14.50. Tickets 228 l I55. Dance Base presents an innovative. iconoclastic show taking Scotland apart in dance. with live music and film. Brilliant. original choreography with music from Celtic Feet. Martyn Bennett and others. and original projected video/artworks from Arts in Motion. A major touring production. here part of Ceilidh Culture. OWelcome Ceilidh with Da Hooley lidinburgh Harp Festival. Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 478 8446. 6.15pm. £5. Opening of this year’s Iidinburgh International Harp Festival. Part of Ceilidh Culture. OMichael Marra North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. Pennywell Court. 315 2|5l. 7pm. £8 (£5). Inspiring. witty and amusing songs from the Dundee bard. Part of Ceilidh Culture. OCrasdant Iidinburgh Harp Festival. Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 478 8446.

7.30- 8.30pm. £9 (£7). Welsh instrumental band mix triple harp with fiutes. fiddle. accordion. guitar and pibcorn Welsh stock-and-horn. Part of Ceilidh Culture.

OMairi Maclnnes and William Jackson Iidinburgh Harp Festival. Mcrchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 478 8446. 7.30- 8.30pm. £9 (£7). Songs in (iaclic and Iinglish with gut and wire harp. Part of Ceilidh Culture.

I Edinburgh Argyll Association Ceilidh St George's West Church. Shandwick Place. 7.30pm. £5. Songs and music from I)ugald (iillespic. Mairi Macintyre. Penicuik Young Fiddlers and more.


OCatriona Mackay and Simon Nieminski with Cliar St Mary‘s Iipiscopal Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 225 6293. 7.30 10pm. £10 (£8). Concert of clarsach and small harp in group contexts includes the world premiere of Parallel Dimensions for clarsach and organ by Scottish composer Iiddie McGuire. Part ol‘ Ceilidh Culture.

I Grand Ceilidh Dance Night Southsidc Community Centre. Nicolson Street. 662 0900. 8pm. £6 (£2 £4). I.ive bands.


I Scottish Guitar Quartet 'I‘olbooth. Jail \Nde. ()l 786 274000. 7.30pm. £8 (£5.50). Top Scots outfit


Edinburgh International Harp Festival Celtic, Paraguayan. Spanish, jazz and contemporary classical are only some of the styles on offer at this plucky annual event. See preview. Various venues. Edinburgh, Fri 2—Wed 7 Apr.

Ceilidh Culture showing off the capital’s rootedness with night of Scandinavian music and song, and a magnificent terpsichorean take on contemporary Scotland. Various venues, Edinburgh, Fri 2-Thu 75 Apr.

Kila A band who are are wild, hugely energetic. highly percussive, eccentrically vocal. shamanistically tranced out. and Irish (pictured). See preview. Queen’s Hall, Edinbugh, Thu 75 Apr

covers all areas from ja/I through latin. blues. classical to contemporary undefined.


I The Clachies Bar IXS. Buchanan Hotel. Buchanan Street. 332 7284. 5pm. Free. Regular Scottish and Irish traditional music session.

Edinburgh 0 Nuria Areny Iidinburgh Harp Festival. Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 478 8446. 3 4pm. £9 (£7). The Spanish harp repertoire from the 1701 and 1801 centuries. Part ol Ceilidh Culture. I Bob Speers Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Irish singer/songwriter. with special "ticsl Mattie Collins from (ilasgow. Calluna and Ann & Charlie Heymann Iidinburgh Harp Festival. Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 478 8446. l0pm. £10 (£8). Thoughtful arrangements from the Scotland-based trio. with occasional guest vocalist. who play small harp. flute and fiddle. The l'S—domicilcd Heymanns play 14th century-style harp. cittern and button accordion. Part of Ceilidh Culture.


OGrannie Hambly Iidinburgh Harp Festival. Merchiston Castle School. Colinton Road. 478 8446. 3 4pm. £9 (£7). A selection of traditional dance tunes and slow airs from the harp repertoire of the I70] and l8th centuries. Part of Ceilidh Culture.

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