time county from a band on the American roots circuit with cajuu. hillbilly. bluegrass and blues. Part of Big Big Country.

I Eddie Walker Live at the Star. St Andrew‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew’s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£4). Original folk-blues from the singer/ragtime guitarist.


I Jim Lauderdale Queen's Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10. Popular songwriter with country roots.


I Pat Green The Arches. Argyle Street. 565 1023. 8pm. £10 (£8). Texas music phenomenon who's been likened to John Fogerty. Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. Part of Big Big

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I John Miller a. the Country Casuals and The Moonshiners Tolbooth. Jail W'ynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Radio Sweethearts' singer plays his own brand of honky tonk country.


I Slaid Cleaves Royal (‘oncert Hall: Strathclyde Suite. 2 Sauchiehall Street. ()141 353 8000. 8pm. £11 (£9). listeemed US country folk songwriter performs new material from his latest album ‘Wishbones‘. Part of Big Big

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I Los Straitiackets (irand ()le ()pry. Paisley Road Toll. 429 5396. 8pm. £1 1 (£9). Quentin Tarentino- endorsed sounds with famoust rambunctious fender-led performances. Part of Big Big Country.

I The Clachies Bar 185. Buchanan Hotel. Buchanan Street. 332 7284. 5pm. Free. See Sun 2.


I Slaid Cleaves Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10. See Sat 8.

I Sunday Startime King‘s Theatre. l.even Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £10. Scotland‘s ‘Ambassador of Song‘ Peter Morrison showcases an evening of music and laughter alongside his actress daughter Jackie. comedian liddie l)evine and fiddler Simone Welsh.

I Tom Clelland Wee Folk (‘lub. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Gentle Lanark-based songwriter of ‘Little Stories' fame.

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I John Martin Band and Eva Abraham Royal (‘oncert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £20. His ‘()ne for the Road‘ tour with special guest liva Abraham brings the legendary Glasgow guitarist and songwriter (his songs have been covered by everyone from Wet Wet Wet to liric Clapton) home from his lrish exile. See preview.

I Tish Hinojosa Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £9 (£7). San Antonio-born singer whose mentors include Linda Ronstadt. limmylou Harris and Patsy (‘line —7 performing her songs of love and loss as Part of Big Big ('uunlry. .


I Me Suena Tu Cara The Doric Tavern. Market Street. 225 1084. 9pm. Free. See Mon 3.

Tuesday 1 1


I Folk’n’Friends The (‘anons' (iait. (‘anongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. See Tue 4.

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I Dayna Kurt: Tron Theatre. Trongatc. 552 4267. New Jersey singer/songwriter with a blues inflection. Part of Big Big

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I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh Dance St Andrew‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 7.30 10.30pm. £5. See Wed 5. I Song Session (‘at‘e Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. Free. See Wed 5.


I Harriet Earls and Colman Connolly Edinburgh Folk (‘lub. (‘abaret Bar. The Pleasance. 8pm. £6 (£5). New duo with harp. uilleann pipes. little and whistles.


I Beneche Live at the Star. St Andrew‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£4). Youthful l‘usion of Irish and Scottish music and song from (‘eltic (‘onnections ()pen- Stage award winners.


I Fraser Fifleld Trio Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Piper. soprano sax. and low whistle player from Salsa (‘eltica over jazzy electric guitar grooves from (iraeme Stephen.

Dick Gaughin & Brian McNeill LIVE at Carnival Arts Centre 34 Albion St Glasgow, Saturday 8th May, 7.30pm

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see and hear two of Scotland’s

leading performers combine their energies

into a feast of wit, biting social comment and musical synergy.

This concert is a benefit for the Scottish Socialist

Party and the Morning Star.

Tickets available on the door priced £7 and £10.

folk 8 world listings Music

Richard Thompson

+ special guest Jim Moray

Wednesday 19 May 7.30pm £17.50 + £1.50 booking fee

"Britain's greatest living singer-songwriter. And that is not an Opinion, that is a fact"

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Omara Portuondo Monday 3 May, 8pm

Cesaria Evora Friday 28 May, 8pm

Susana Baca + Lila Downs + Yusa Latin Voices

Friday 18 June, 7.30pm

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