Music folk & world listings

Wednesday 2 continued


I Lyra Celtica l)i.infermline Folk Club. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. ()1383 729673. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Lively. multi-instrumental band fronted by accordionist Lynn Tocker.

East Kilbride

I Shetland’s Music liast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. ()1355 261000. 8pm. £7 (£5). Top young fiddle-players Jenna Reid and Kevin Henderson from Shetland.


I Kathryn Williams and Karine Polwart Tolbooth. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £12.50-—-£|4. Folk- llavoured [English soft rock from Williams. with stronger songwriting from rising Scots songwriter Polwart.


I Ralph McTell Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £14.50. Popular and prolific singer/ songwriter and guitar player weaves personal tales and political issues. and celebrates 30 years on the road.

I Hans Theesink St Andrew‘s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£4). Dutch- born and Airstrian-based singer/guitarist and blues revivalist. one of the most sought-after artists on the international blues scene.


I Carol Laula Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. ()1236 732887. 7.45pm. £9 (£6). Renowned. pure- voiced Glasgow songstress with her own band.


I Ruth Martin and Attic Light Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 9.30pm. £8. An appealing blend of country-tinged emotive folk rock.


I Festa Brazil Carnival Arts. 2nd Floor. 34 Albion Street. 552 8637. 8pm. £5.‘Barzi|ian night of tropicalia style live music froin Cafe Carioca and the (ilasgow Satnba School with l)Js .Mr Peaches and Dog de Jaya.


0 June Tabor Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £14 (£12). The great interpreter of traditional song. ballad and contemporary lyrics. lingland‘s chocolate-voiced June Tabor performs with her tasteful trio on piano. violin. viola. saXophone and clarinet.


I Kesha Cafe Cossachok. Rtissian Cultural Centre. King Street. 5530733. 9pm. £5 (£3). Acoustic gypsy-jail. fusion from Nigel Clark (guitar). ()leg Ponomarev (violin) and Lev Atlas (violin).


I Live Music Meadows Festival. the Meadows. 1pm. Free.

I In Flagrant Delicht Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 7.30pm. £10 (£4 £6). Story. song and poem with Michael .Marra with Lil Lochhead.

I Murray MacLeod Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976.



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An unmissable triple bill bringing together three unique voices in Latin American music. This stellar line-up features the sounds of Afro-Peru, modern Mexico and contemporary Cuba;

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8.30pm. £3. Humorous and original songs. and mean linger-pickin‘ guitar.


I St Ronan’s Tattoo Traquair House. ()1896 830323. Noon—5pm. St Ronan's tattoo features pipe bands. family fuii. music. side shows. beer tent and food.

Glasgow I Yaman 'I‘chai-()vna. ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. Free. Sitar music.


I Me Suena Tu Cara 'I‘he Doric Tavern. Market Street. 225 1084. 9pm. Free. See Mon 31.

Tuesday 8


I The Squiggly Gigs 'l‘chai-Ovna. ()tago1.ane. 357 4524. 8pm. £1.50. Featured sitiger/songwriters.


I Cathal McConnell’s Birthday Party Pleasance Cabaret Bar. the Pleasance. 8pm. £5. With (ieorge Duff. Adam Jack and many more musicians and singers. The 1-‘ermanagh-born founder of the Boys of the Lough is 60. He‘ll be here too. with his flute and his songs.

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


I Andy White Cafe Royal Bistro Bar. West Register Street. 557 4792. The acoustic guitar player froin Belfast promotes his latest album. Boy 40.


I Blazin’ Fiddles 'l‘olbooth. Jail \Vytid. 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). The faiiious. formidable and fun line-up of expert Scots fiddlers.

Wednesday 9


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 \Ved 2.

I Song Session Cafe Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. Free. See Wed 2.


I Annual Songwriting Competition lidinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. the Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £5. l'p to 25 new songs from introspective angst to political comment and beyond.


I Kate Howden and Paul Jones l)unfermline Folk Club. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. ()1383 729673. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Lancaster-based duo.


0 Capercaillie ()rari Mor. Byres Road and (ireat Western Road. 8pm. £15 plus booking fee. Standing only. (ilasgow's (iaelic popfolkers launch this year's West lind Festival at the latest West lind venue. I Frank McLaughlin and Gillian MacDonald Live at the Star. St Andrew’s in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£4). Mainly traditional Scots songs and times from this guitar. pipes and vocal duo.

St Andrews

I Emily Bruce and Steve Jones Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. 01334 475000. 8pm. £10 (£8). Respected sitiger-songwriter of soulful blues liniin Druce is joined by guitarist Steve Jones.


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 Carol Main.


I Competition RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 5pm. Free. Ye Cronies ()pera Award Competition.

0 La Boheme Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm.

£19.50) £39.50. The first new production of this classic work by Scottish ()pera since 1988.

I NYOS Staffa Award Pollok llouse. Pollok Country Park. 2060 l’olloksha\\s Road. 616 6410. 7.30pm. £15 inc interval wine and canapes. Three finalists compete for the prestigious Staffa Award run by the National Youth ()rchestras of Scotland. At a time when young bassoonists are thin on the ground. it is astonishing that two are up against Celine Saout on harp.


I Scottish Opera Festival Theatre. 13-29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 1.30pm. £6 £12 (family ticket £30). Based on the Classical (ireek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Scottish ()pera present their first ever opera for children. For ages 8- 14.

I Hebrides Ensemble: Rush Hour Concert St Mark's Church. Castle Terrace. 668 2019. 6pm. £5 (£3). Final of the rush hour concerts featuring Martin Butler's Set/1mm! .\'atturna and Brahms’ l’iana Quartet no 3 in C minor. I George Heriot’s School Junior Concert Queen's llall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7pm. £4 (£2). Pupils from Primary 4 to Primary 7 perform a wide selection of music including choirs. recorder groups. string and wind ensembles. Tickets available from the school office.

Friday 28


I Music for Malawi Ramshorn

Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489.

5.15 6.30pm. By donation. An informal music session by the Strathclyde

l'niversity Chorus and BA Applied Music ensembles conducted by Alan Tavener.

I Endellion String Quartet Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.45pm. £7.50. Third of the lindellion series performing Mozart's String Quintet in l) and Britten's Quartet .VU .i.


I Scottish Opera Festival Theatre. 13 29 .\'icolson Street. 529 6000. 10am 8; 7pm. £6 £12 (family ticket £30). See Thu 27.

Saturday 29


0 La Boheme Theatre Royal. 282 i Hope Slrch 332 9000. 7.15pm. £19.50~£39.50. See Thu 27.

I Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra Concert RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). A delightful summery programme featuring soloists Alison McNeill. soprano. and limin Callaghan. flute. and including (lluck and Mozart arias. Mouqiiet's I.(l_flllll' (IV Part and llaydn‘s London Symphony.


I Scottish Opera Festival 'I‘heatre. 13 29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 2.30pm at 7pm. £6 £12; family ticket £30. See Thu 27.