Music folk 8 world listings

Folk 8. world continued

Friday 18


0 Croft No Five ()ran Mor. Great Western Road. 08700 132652. 8pm. £12.50. Youthful samples. sequences and phast Scottish pholk. Part oft/1e West [ind Festival.


I Latin Extravaganza: Susana Baca, Lila Downs and Yusa L‘sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £l4—£l6.50. All-women Latin line-up: Baea is the numero uno Afro-Peruvian singer. Downs‘ vocals combine rootsy Mexican balladry with American folk and jazz traditions. and Yttsa is Havana's exciting young troubadour.


I Roger McGuinn Carnegie Hall. Dunfermline. 7.30pm. £18.50. [ix-Byrd man. and once Judy Collins' guitar man and arranger. McGuinn still carries a torch for folk and traditional music his latest Grammy-notninated project being "Treasures Frotn the Folk Den‘

Saturday 1 9


0 Bert Jansch Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £13. Veteran 60s ground-breaking acoustic guitarist with his unique blend of fingerpicked celtic folk. and jazzy blues. Part of the West 15nd I'es‘tival.

CD The Fraser Speirs Band and Guests ()ran Mor. Great Western Road. 08700 132652. 8pm. £8 in advance—£10 on door. Virtuoso Glasgow harmonica player Fraser Speirs playing a mix of Rab Noakes' originals plus blues. country and pop. Part oft/1e West [5an Festival.

I Carnival Mayhem! Carnival Arts. 2nd Floor. Albion Street. 552 8637. 8pm. £5. l)Js. bands. cabaret and positively encouraged cross-dressing .

0 Skipinnish ()ran Mor. Great Western Road. 08700 132652. 8pm. £12.50. West Highland music from the great Tiree dance band. with accordion. pipes and Gaelic vocals. Part of the West find festival.


I Ceilidh Dances at the Caley Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 228 5688. 7pm. £6 (£5). See Sat 12.

I Masked Ceilidh Dance Rudolf Steiner Hall. Spylaw Road. 624 1972.

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8pm lam. £9 (£6). The Belle Star Band play in aid of the Centre for Human Ecology.


0 Shooglenifty Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 0870 220 l 1 16. 8pm. £12.50. Acid crofters at work. The world famous Edinburgh-based neo-folksters. Part of the West 15nd festival.

0 The Whistlebinkies and Friends The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. Stobcross Road. 222 2513. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). An evening of traditional Scottish music and song from the great Glasgow-based art folk band. l’arl oft/w West 15nd Festival.

Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm.

Great Pakistani singer. and the only female

Muslim devotional singer from the Sufi

tradition. she sings popular music. ghazals

and thumri. in Sittdi. Punjabi and l'rdu. QAndy White Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8-10pm. £8. The Belfast acoustic guitarist and singer promotes his latest album ‘boy 40'. Part oft/1e um lint! Festival.

I Jazz from Russia Cafe Cossaehok. Russian Cultural Centre. King Street. 553 0733. 9pm. £5 (£31. Jazz standards from a group of talented young musicians.

I Beth Nielsen Chapman Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. I'S country star.

I The Clachies Bar 185. Buchanan Hotel. Buchanan Street. 332 7284. 5pm. Free. See Sun 13.


I Bill Hill Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. ()ne originals on the Scots folk scene. and very funny.

Glasgow 0 Martin Carthy Cottier Theatre.

Hyndland Street. 0870 220 l 116. 8pm. £8.

Since the 60s. he's been the doyen of tinglish folk singers. and a brilliant

acoustic guitarist and musician. I’arl aft/1e

West [5nd Festival. GYaman Tehai-Ovna. ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. Free. See Mon 14. Part aft/1e 112’s! 15ml Festival.

Edinburgh I Music Day 2004 Danish Cttltttral Institute. [)oune Terrace. 225 7189. 5pm.


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For her latest endeavour, Kathryn Williams has turned away from her own songbook to others‘ for inspiration with an album of covers. The Spread of her choices is comfortineg predictable in places: Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Lee Hazelwood, and pleasantly surprising in others: Nirvana, Ivor Cutler, the Bee Gees. Suffice to say, every song has her own unique, soft focus sheen and these shows - performed as a trio - will bring the frail magic out in any song she tackles. (Mark Robertson)

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I Abida Parween Roval Concert Hall.

Free. A musical soiree with a variety of musicians and styles as part of Fete de la Musique.

I Me Suena Tu Cara The bone Tavern. Market Street. 225 1084. 9pm. Free. See Mon 14.


0 Brian Kennedy Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 204 5151. 8pm. £18.50. [Tnique vocal purity from the M()R lrish singer/songwriter. Part of the West 16ml Festival.

I Ramsay Midwood and Randy Weeks Lauries Bar. King Street. 552 7123. 8pm. £8. liarthy. gritty and soulful singer/songwriter with a folk-rock bluesy sound.


I Folk’n’Friends The Canons' Gait. Canongate. 556 4481. 9pm. Free. See Tue 15.


I John McCusker Band North Kirk. John Street. 01968 678397 or 01968 678610. £10 (£8). Presented by Penicuik Folk Club. The BBC Folk Musician of the Year 2003 is joined by accordion guru Andy Cutting. gttitar maestro lan Carr and Fine Friday's Kris I)rever on bass.

Wednesday 23


I St Andrew’s in the Square Ceilidh Dance St Andrew's in the Square. off Salttnarket. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 7.30-— 10.30pm. £5. See Wed 16. 0 Cliar ()ran Mor. Great Western Road. 08700 132652. 8pm. £10. Gaelic singers Arthur Cormack. Maggie MacDonald and Mary Ann Kennedy. with guitar and fiddle from Ross Martin and Allan Henderson. and Ingrid Henderson on piano and clarsach. Part of the 112's! [ind Festival.

0 Brian Kennedy (‘ottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 204 5151. 8pm. £18.50. See Tue 22. l’arl oft/1e West [ind festival. I Song Session Cafe Source. St Andrews in the Square. St Andrews Square. off Saltmarket. 548 6020. 8.30pm. Free. See Wed 16.


I Suzanne Vega The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. £17. World-famous .\'ew York buddhist. with her highly original. literate and catchy songs. I Dick Gaughan lidinburgh Folk Club. Cabaret Bar. the Pleasance. 650 2349. 8.30pm. £6 (£5 1. An endangered species as a Scots communist. (iaughan has three decades of social and political songwriting and performance skills to call on. and he's still one of the great ballad performers.


0 John McCusker Band with Kate Rusby ()ran Mor. Great Western Road. 08700 132652. 8pm. £15. Fiddler and tnulti-instrumentalist John McCuskcr (ex- Battlefteltl Bandl performs with his wife. the Mercury Music prize winning vocalist Kate Rtisby. Part of the West [5nd festival. 0 James Grant Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 0870 220 l l 16. 8pm. £12.50. The ex-l.ove and Money frontman delivers his soft focus country-tinged

songwriting. I’arl oft/1e ll'es! [ind festival. 0 Heather Macleod Brel. Ashton

Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Songs from the eclectic. rootsy Storntm'ay-born contemporary singer. I’ttrt oft/re 1122s! 15an Festival.

I Gaelic and Scots Song RSAMI). Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Year 1 students from the BA (Scottish Music) course perform Gaelic attd Scots song.

I Jim King Live at the Star. St Andrew's in the Square. off Saltmarket. St Andrew‘s Street. 548 6020. 8pm. £6 (£4). Personable Scots sitiger/songwriter.

Classical &opera

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.

Thursday 10


I Opera School Showcase RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £8 (£51. A chance to talent-spot the opera stars of the future as Maxine Braham directs students of the Alexander Gibson ()pera Studio in their annual showcase.


0 Orchestra of Scottish Opera St Andrew‘s and St George's Church. George Street. 0141 332 9000. 7.00pm. £5. String and wind sections of the orchestra perform in two contrasting halves. the first featuring the woodwind and horns in Straitss’s Serenade ()p 7. along wit/I Dt'rn‘ak 's' [lie/v ('Zet‘it State. In the second. hear the strings in Grieg followed by Schoenberg’s wonderfully romantic Kirk/(me .Yuc/tr. in the composer's own arrangement.

I Cappella Nova The Sacred Heart Church. 28 Lauriston Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £9 £12 (£6.50 £8.50). (’anty. the female voices of Cappella Nova. perform miracle stories and songs of love and praise in the style of the troubadors with harp. organ. recorders. bells and percussion backing.

I RSNO ScottishPower Proms: From Russia with Love lishcr llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £5 ~-£24. Alexander Lazarev conducts the launch concert in the summer proms series with some big Russian classics Borodin‘s Svmp/tmrv m) 3’. Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto in) 2 and Rimsky-Korsakov's .St'lte/iel'aiat/e.


I Competition RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Free. The Governors’ Recital Pri/c Competition for piano.

I Scottish Opera - 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. Puccini's tear-jerking love story is transferred from 19th century Paris to present day New York in Stewart Laing’s perceptive reworking. A fine cast. particularly the male qttartet of struggling artists. is under the musical directorship of conductor Richard Farnes.


I RSNO ScottishPower Proms l'sher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £5 £24. Bjarte lingeset conducts a performance of Beethoven’s evergreen l‘fft/t Svmp/tmtv pltts Schubert's ( 'ii/inis/tetl .S'vmp/tmrv and Mozart’s ('(ntt‘w'rofln' Flute and Harp.


I Opera School Showcase RSANII). 100 Renfrew Street. 5.32 5057. 7.15pm. £8 (£5). Sec Thu 10.


I RSNO ScottishPower Proms Kids Prom in Flight t'shcr llall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 3pm. £9 (£4). Gerard 1)oherty conducts a fun and exciting programme of classics from film and pop aimed for 5 l2-year-olds.