Classical Music


I Songwriting Competition Falkirk Folk Club. The Polish Club. Arnot Street. 01324 613395. 8pm. Twelve new songs judged by a jury. and the audience. Get involved by emailing

songcomp(0 f’alkirkftilkclub.co.uk


I Eska Mtungwazi Tolbooth. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 8pm. £12 (£10). Born in Zimbabwe and raised in London. Mtungwa/i is a keyboard player. vocalist. songwriter and producer who has played with everyone from (iorillal. to psychedelic soitl singer Lewis Taylor. bassist Anthony Tidd's Philadelphia-based jail/hip hop project Quite Sane (with whom she won several awards and shared the stage with the likes of James Brown and The Roots). multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney and British ja/l nmsicians like Courtney Pine.


I Music in the Castle Folk Festival Benmore Centre. near l)unoon. ()1292 313205. 01369 706337. llatn 5pm.

£15 £27. Wee folk festival witlt concerts. ceilidh dancing. workshops and outdoor activities including abseiling. canoeing. hill-walking and gorge-walking. Phone for details.

East Kilbride

I Maurice Dickson liasi Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. 0| 355 261000. 8pm. £8 (£6). Folk/blues guitar picking from the singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland.


I Dick Caughan Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. £9 (£6). The leading Scots guitarist and socialist folk singer.


I The Duncan Johnstone Memorial Competition The National Piping Centre. McPhater Street. Cowcaddens. 287 551 I. From 9am. Annual competition for top class Highland pipers.


I Portobello Fun Fiddle Stramash St James' Church. Rosetield Place. Portobello. 0781 4657029. 2—4.3()pm. £3 (children £1 ). Come and listen to or join in (bring an instrument) with the Fun Fiddlers of Portobello. Children's and adult's performances. storytelling. a fiddling unicyclist. junk instrument- making stall. tea and scones. Special guest spots from Portobello~resident musicians including members of the Belle Star Band. Marion Kenny. Dave Francis. and Fiona Ross with Norman Chalmers. Part of Ceilidh Culture.

I Kim Edgar The Lot. Grassmarket. 225 9922. 8pm. £8 (£6). Rising star on the Scottish scene. Edgar is a great young songwriter who plays piano and guitar and has a line in arresting acoustic roots/pop. See preview. page 67. Part of Ceilidh Culture.

I Spring Equinox Ceilidh Dance Rudolf Steiner Hall. Spylaw Road. 337 3410. 7.30pm. £10 (£3—£6.50). Three sets of music to dance to, an organic bar and a raffle raising funds for Wiston Lodge and SAMH‘s Redhall Walled Garden. Part of Ceilidh Culture.


I Music in the Castle Benmore Centre. near Dunoon. 01292 313205.

1 1am—5pm. £15—£27. A wee folk festival. See Fri 21.


I Southern Tenant Folk Union The Goat. 1287 Argyle Street. 357 7337. 8pm. Free. Gospel-influenced six-piece with

their own mix of old-time. bluegrass and Celtic folk mUsic.


FREE Southern Tenant Folk Union Iilvis Shakespeare. 347 Leith Walk. 561 1363. 2pm. See (ilasgow

I Legends oi Zimbabwe The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm £27.50. World music and African rock from Oliver .‘vltukud/i and Thomas Mapfumo.

I Sinsheen Royal ()ak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Two of Scotland's finest traditional singers. Christine Ky dd and Barbara Dymock. tnix harmony vocals. guitar and bodhran. I’urt ofCeilid/t Culture.


I Music in the Castle Benmore Centre. near l)unoon. (11292 3132(15. 11am—5pm. £15—£27. See Fri 21.


I Music in the Castle Benmore Centre. near l)unoon. 0| 292 313205. I lam 5pm. £15-£27. See Fri 2|.


I A Celtic Collection Ramshorn Theatre. lngratn Street. 552 3489.

1.15 2pm. £3. Strathclyde I'niversity students perform a mix of traditional and contemporary ‘Celtic' music.

I Frlbo Platform. The Bridge. Westerhouse Road. Iiasterhouse. 276 9696. 7.30pm. £3.50» £6.50. Iidinburgh- based Scottish-Norwegian trio with beautiful vocals. fiddle and guitar.


9 Kathryn Williams a. Neill

MacColl Cabaret Voltaire. Blair

Street. 2206176. Doors 7pm. £15. Delicate. powerfully sympathetic playing and a new album lii'o just released by the duo. Formerly with Rusby et al. Williams‘ understated. original vocal and songwriting style now joins with the son of Iiwan MacColl and Peggy Seeger. Support from Marit Bergman. I Columcille Music Workshop McDonald Road Library. McDonald Rd. 529 5644. 1015—] 1.45am. £4 (£2.50). The Columcille Ceilidh Dance Band lead these workshops. open to everyone but especially geared towards welcoming people with learning disabilities. Part of Ceilidh Culture. FREE Cate Ceilidh Scottish Storytelling Centre. High Street. 556 9579. 2—3.30pin. An informal Scottish music session (join in. if you want) with Lintin Adie and the Scots Music Group. Part ofCeilidh Culture. I Sileas Leith Folk Club. The Village. South Fort Street. 478 7810. 7.30pm. £8. The heart of the Poozies —- harp. fiddle and vocal duo Patsy Seddon and Mary MacMaster back performing as a duo. I Ceilidh Club The Lot. Grassmarket. 225 2299. 8pm. £6. With the Roundhouse Ceilidh Dance Band. Part ofCei/idh Culture.

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Glasgow Kathryn Williams & Neill MacColl Classic Grand. Jamaica Street. 847 0504 7.30pm. £15. See Tue 25. FREE A Celtic Collection Crawfurd Cafe/Bar. University Of Strathclyde. .lordanhill Campus. Southbrae Drive. 950 3438. 1.15-2pm. See Tue 25. I Eska Mtungwazi Band The Old Fruitmarket. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 8pm. £10. See Thu 20. I Michael Simons Tchai Ovna. Deanston Drive. 649 7258. 8pm. £2. See Wed 19.


I Central Scotland Circle Dance Ceilidh Kirk O‘Field Parish Church.

Brown Street. l’leasance. 332 2'58 l—4pm, £8 (£6; children free) A ceilidh w ith a difference everyone dances together in a circle .‘vlusic from the Balkans. Middle Izast. South America and Scotland. I’tirt of ('t'tltdh Culture~

I Jackie Levin Cabaret Voltaire. Blair Street. 220 6176 "pm. £7 The Fife songwriter collaborated with novelist Ian Rankin on his last album, Part of Ceilidh Culture

I The Alexander Brothers Brunion Theatre. I.ady well Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £10. Scotland's pretnier kilts-and-accordion entertainers provide all evening of songs. humour arid music for all.

I Stewart Hardy and Frank McLaughlin The l’leasattce (‘abaret Bar. Pleasance. 8pm. £7 (£6.. The pair hail from Iingland's northeast and Scotland with footstompmg fiddle and guitar. I’urt otCeilidh Culture.


FREE Duniermline Folk Club Session l)unfermline Folk Club. Thistle Tavern. Baldridgeburn. 01383 729673. 8.30pm. Sing a song. play a tune. tell a story. or just listen.


I Mr McFaIl’s Chamber tiasigate

Theatre & Arts Centre. liastgate. 01721 725 777. See Wed 19.

Glasgow I Martyn Wyndham-Read St

Andrew's in the Square. St Andrew's

Square. 559 5902. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Veteran songwriter. traditional singer

and expert on traditional Australian music.

I Mr McFall’s Chamber liasiwood

Park Theatre. Iiastwood Park. Rouken (ilen Road. (iiffnock. 577 497(). 7.30pm. £12 (£8). See Wed 19.

I EastFest Platform. The Bridge.

Westerhouse Road. Iiasterhouse. 276 9696. 7.30pm. £3 £5. Night of local talent. folk. indie and singer-songwriter action with a mixed line-up featuring Maeve ()‘Boyle. Daniel Ilealy. The Miss's and Ashley Lawson.


I Reinventing the Reel Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £15 (£l2). Double bill of Scottish attd Irish

contemporary tradition. Top

instrumentalists all: I.au on fiddle.

accordion and guitar with songs from Kris Drever. while the Ross Ainslie/Jarlath Henderson Trio deconstruct music for Irish and Scottish bagpipes. Part ofCei/idh Culture.

I Luath Ceilidh The Village. South Fort Street. I.eith. 478 7810. 7pm. £5 (£3). Presented by l.uath Publishers. A programme of poetry. music. story and images from the Northern Isles hosted by Christine de Luca and Robert Alan .lamieson. l’urt ofCeilidh Culture.

I Sangstream Stockbridge Parish Church. Saxe Cohurg Street. 3320122. 8pm. £8 (£6). The big Edinburgh-based Scots folk music choir. Part ofCei/idh Culture.


I Jenna Reid Band with Bellevue Rendezvous Tolbooth. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 8pm. £12 (£10). From Shetland. the fiery Filska and Dochas fiddler promotes her own new album with a band that includes fiddler

Bethany Reid: Harris Playl‘air. piano:

James Thomson. fiute; Iain Sandilands. percussion. and Duncan Lyall. bass. Acoustic trio Bellevue Rendezvous is

fronted by Gavin Marwick. fiddle. with

Ruth Morris. nyckelharpa. (Scandinavian keyed fiddle) and

Cameron Robson on bouzouki. playing pan-European music. Later The Blend

DJ till midnight. Pre-concert bar support from young local band Sgiobalta. Part of The Blend.


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Glasgow I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sitllc‘lileltdll Street. 35“ SIX)“ 7 311p)“ £10 £30. Star of British bi.iss playing. :\l|\()li Balsom. is tonight's RSNO guest soloist Ill llaydn's limit/wt ('ont't'ito which sits between Mendelssolin's Svm/ihonv .Vo 5‘ St Ulll\l| .ind .\Iac.\li||an's powerful orchestral bit [he ('ontevvtott ot Ivo/u'l (ioiidtt' Conducted by Carlos Kalmai Pie-show discussion between Maiciis Pope and .-\lison Balsom at 6.45pm

Scottish Ensemble: Bluegrass

Across the Water(‘ity Halls. ('andleriggs 353 80011. 7 30pm £3 £14.50 (inc cone). lixtiaordinary American double bass player. l-ngar Meyer. crosses boundaries in this showcase concert display mg his classical virtuosity as well as his impressive improvisations.Tonight opens his first titatot' l'K tour FREE Cello Masterclass RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 10am. Ticketed. ('olin ('at'l leads the masterclass. l’tu't ol RSI-UH) Strmetevt Boos. FREE Kelvingrove Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art (iallery & .‘vltiseum. Argyle Street. 2769599. Mon Sat lpnt. Free lunchtime organ recitals every day by different organisls. I Lunchtime Recital: 21st Century Cello RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £7 (£5). Robert Irvine gives a recital of (iiles Swaye's Suite No / for Solo Cello. Sltlltt'l Hancock's .Vetv Work. Marek I’astec/ny 's Solo Sonata "I'he litistern' and Sally Beamish‘s .‘v’en- Work for Solo Cello. l’ttl't of R5145”) String/est 2008. I Organ Recital: Kevin Bowyer (ilasgow l’niversity Memorial Chapel. The Square. ()ff I'niversity Avenue. 1.10—2pm. £tbc. Kevin Bow yer plays llatnish MacCunn's ()H’I'ltll't‘ "I'he lxtnd of the Mountain and the Hood. David ('legg's A Church Seri'iu interrupted hv u Tllllll(l('l'.\l()I'Itl. Adalberto (iuuini's Jurmum Swine. (iiles Swayne's Riff-raj] and Dick Koomans' [lasso ()vtittuto. FREE Composer Talk RSAMI). 1()() Renfrew Street. 332 5(157. 2.30pm. Ticketed. Sally Beamish talks about her new cello compositions. I’urt nfRS/L‘lll) String/est 2008. FREE Building a New Instrument RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Ticketed. I.uthiers give the inside track on building instruments. Part of R.SAMI) String/est 2008. FREE Piano Masterclass RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6.30pm. Ticketed. With Rolf Hind. I Celebrity Evening Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Solo cellist extraordinaire. Colin Carr. shows off his bowing skills. I’urt (if/(SAM!) String/est 2008.


I Faust Festival Theatre. 13 —29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.15pm. £9—£28. An Edinburgh Grand Opera production of Goethe's dark tale of the man who sells his soul to the Devil. Sung in French with English supenitles.

I The Gondoliers King's Theatre. 2 chen Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £10—£16. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Edinburgh perform Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. the duo's sunniest and brightest light opera.

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