Music Folk

Wednesday 4


FREE Haftor Medboe Duo The Jam House. 5 Queen Street. 226 4380. 8.30pm. Featuring Medboe on guitars and the hard-working Paul Harrison on piano.

FREE Organism The Jan, Bar. I Chambers Street. 220 4298. I I.30pm. See Wed 28.

Thursday 5


FREE Real Live Jazz Session Rio Cafe. 27 Hyndland Street. 334 9909. 8pm~midnight. See Thu 22.


I Waterfront Jazz ()cean Kitchen. ()cean Terminal. l.eith. 555 6068. 5~8pm. (‘hilled jazz from bands including Rosy Blue Jazz. Trio and The Black Diamond Iixpress.

I The Ant Law Quartet The Jan. Bar. I (‘hambers Street. 220 4298. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). (‘ool. straightahead jazz from this foursome led by up and coming young jazz guitarist Ant Law. FREE Laughing Horse Meridian. I38 l.eith Walk. 554 4238. 9pm. A mash-up of comedy. jazz and blues in a Laughing Horse special. Featuring comedians Patil Pirie. Lizzie Mama and Barry McDonald. as well as music from James B (‘arr and the Fabulous (‘orvettes and

A ’ce (‘avaye FREE Rosy Blue Port ()‘I.eiih. 58 (‘onstitution Street. 9pm.

Iilectric blues five-piece. I’ari oft/1e l.eith festival.


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Thursday 22


I Angus MacColl and Gordon Walker The National Piping (‘entre. McPhater Street. (‘owcaddens. 287 55f l. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The last in the Highland Piping recital series presents two great (iold Medal winners.

I Tangleloot St Andrew‘s in the Square. St Andrew‘s Square. 559 5902. 7.30pm. £|0 (£8). Long-established band of (‘anadian roots/folkies in a muIti-instrumental line-up.


I Hdaje: African Connections The Bongo (‘Iub. Moray House. Holyrood Road. 558 7604. l0pm

3am. £5. Senegal's Samba Sene presents Afrobeat. soul and reggae with dancers. drummers. African food and special guests Big Fat Panda.


I Sarabeth Tucek and Jacob Golden ()ran Mor. (ireat Western Road. 357 6200. 7pm. £7.50. This young woman has already opened for Dylan. and her downbeat confessional songs are garnering great praise from aficionados on both sides of the Atlantic.

I John Miller 8 his Country Casuals and Tom Armstrong The Accies (‘lub. IIelensburgh Drive. Jordanhill. 8pm. £l0. Radio Sweethearts frontman Miller heads up a night of country fare.


I The Peatbog Faeries Queen's Hall. (.‘lcrk Street. 668 20l9. 8pm. £I6. High-energy fiddle and pipes-led

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contemporary tradition: one of Scotland’s great internationally travelling. grooving bands.

Saturday 24 , ;


Mia Riddle and Yvonne Lyon

(‘ity Halls. Recital Rooms. ('andleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £8. Indie-fiavoured I'S star songwriter. a favourite of Bob Harris. Support from the rising Scots singer-songwriter. See preview. page 66. Part of Glasgow Americana 2008.

Sunday 25


Groanbox Boys and David

Ferrard The Tall Ship at (ilasgow Harbour. Stobcross Road. 222 25l3. 8pm. £12. l'sing jtist voice. accordion. fretless gourd banjo and morris-type ankle hells. these two guys create a mesmerising proto folk. a roots basic. and are very entertaining. Support from Edinburgh-based songwriter David Ferrard. See preview. page 66. Part of (i/as‘gati' Americana 2008. I Lev Atlas and Nigel Clark (‘al'e (‘ossachok. Russian (‘ultural (‘entre. Albion Street. 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Two thirds of Koshka play sortie of the world‘s best known violin and guitar duets from (irapelli to (‘ossachok Russian and (iypsy favourites.


I Jed Grimes Wee Folk (‘lub. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Solo show from singer and guitarist. ex-folk-rockers Hedgehog Pie. Dave Burland. Rab Noakes and Keef Hardy.

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Kim Richey and Linnhe

Carson Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. £9. Sophisticated country/pop from the ()hio woman who played Live Iiarth last year. See preview. page 66. Part o/‘G/asgoii' Americana 2008.


I The Tannahill Weavers Stirling Folk ('Iub. Stirling (‘ounty Rugby Football ('lub. Bridgehaugh Park. (‘ausewayhcad Road. 0| 259 2l852 I. 8pm. ()ne of Scotland's longest-lasting folk outfits. the Tannies music leads on harmony vocals. fitite. fiddle and bagpipes.

Tuesday 27 ,


Jason Ringenberg Blackt'riars.

Bell Street. 552 5924. 8pm. £l0. Rootsy from the hog farmer and Jason 8; the Scorchers frontman who's got a nice sideline as children's entertainer Farmer Jason. See preview. page 66. Part o/‘G/asgow Americana 2008.


I Dana and Susan Robinson l.eith Folk (‘Iub. The Village. South Fort Street. 478 7810. 7.30pm. £6. (ientle American singing. poetic songwriting. and guitar. banjo and more from the talented couple.

I Ceilidh Club The Lot. (irassmarkel. 225 9922. 8pm. £6. ('eilidh dance with live bands and a caller to teach the steps. Music from 'I'radlab.

Wednesday 28


Doghouse Roses, Stevie

Jackson and Stephen Maguire The Twisted Wheel. Queen Street. 22l 485 l. 8pm. £6. (ilasgow folk/country/blues duo fronted by vocalist Iona MacDonald plus an escapee from Belle and Sebastian. See preview.

page 66. Par! o/‘Glasgow Americana 2008.

FREE Singing Session Morrison‘s Bar. (‘Iyde Street. below Riverside (‘lub 8.30pm. 'I‘raditional song. All welcome. I Michael Simons Tchai ()vna. Deanston Drive. 649 7258. 8pm. £2. Glasgow-based guitarist playing folk. blues and beyond.


I Kevin Burke Iidinburgh Folk ('Iub. (‘abaret Bar. The Pleasance. 650 2458. 8pm. £7 (£6). From the legendary Bothy Band. to his own Open House. fiddler Kevin Burke remains one of Ireland‘s greatest. and certainly the most laid—back of fiddlers.

I Seckou Keita Quartet Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm.

£10 £l2. l.ed by Malian kora player and drummer. ex-Baka Beyond. the quartet create luminous improvised textures with sounds rooted in Senegal. Italy. Iigypt or the (iambia.

I Laura Cortese l.eith Folk Club. The Village. South Fort Street. 478 78l0. 7.30pm. £8. Singer. songwriter. fiddler and occasional dancer. (‘ortese plays fiddle under her rootsy voice and over rock/folk drummer Neil (‘Ieary.


I Sinsheen Mercat Hotel. High Street. ()Ib20 82 2925. 10.30pm. £5 (£3). ‘Sunshine' is (‘hristine Kydd and Barbara Dymock. one of Scotland's finest singing duos. with their mix ancient tradition and contemporary songs in harmony vocals. with acotistic guitar and bodhran. Presented by Haddington Festival Folk ('lub.


I Groanbox Boys 'l'olbooth. Jail Wynd. 0I786 274000. 8pm. £l2 (£l0). Brilliant sub—roots from the IS See Sun 25.

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Rachel Harrington St Andrew‘s in the Square. St Andrew’s Square. 559 5902. 7.30pm. £13. Three extraordinary voiced singers. and multi-iitstrumental talents who blow fresh air through bluegrass. Harrington hails from rural Oregon and is touring with Zak Borden on vocals. mandolin and guitar. See preview. page 66. Part oft/1e Glasgow Americana l'estii'al.


I Groanbox Boys l.eith Folk (‘lub. The Village. South Fort Street. 478 78I0. 7.30pm. £6. Astonishing American primitive roots duo. See Sun 25.

I Langholm Folk, Jake Cogan, The Beggar Girls, Viara lvanova and Rodrigo Garcia Bermejo Bannerman's Bar. Niddry Street. 466 2009. 9pm. £4. Langholm Folk play traditional Scottish music. Jake (‘ogan is a raw. powerful singer. and the night will be given a global tinge by the vocal harmonics of The Beggar (iirls and Viara lvanova. I’ar! allot/vies! lirlinhmg/i.


I Seckou Keita Quartet Tolbooth. Jail Wynd. 0I786 274000. 7pm. £12 (£l0). (‘aptivating kora (west African harp/gourd) music. See Wed 28.

Glasgow Crooked Still ('(‘A. Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 8pm. £l2. (‘lassy

alt.blucgrass from the top Boston-based

quartet. Part of Glasgow Americana



I Sevdah Instrumental Workshops Alison House. Iidinburgh University Faculty of Music. Nicholson Square.

l 4pm. £10. Merima Kljuco. accordion:

i Tony Pesikan. Bosnian percussion; and

Aidan Burke. viola and fiddle are performing tomorrow in Opera (‘ircus' presentation of Nigel ()sborne's Bosnian opera Diflerences in Demolition at the Queen's Hall.

I Quid Crack Club Waverley Bar. St Mary‘s Street. 556 9579. 7.30pm. £3 donation. Iidinburgh‘s storytelling club welcomes all to listen or contribute to the spinning of yarns. There is a monthly guest performer.

East Kilbride I Allison Crowe Iiast Kilbridc Arts ('entre. ()ld (‘oach Road. 01355 261000. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Acclaimed ('anadian pianist with the arrestineg beautiful vocal style returns to Scotland after her major success at last year‘s Northern Lights Festival. Glasgow Kinky Friedman Tron Theatre. 552 4267. 2pm. £l6/£l4. Matinee show added due to exceptional demand. See below. and www.fallenangelsclubcom Kinky Friedman Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £l6/£I4. SOLD OUT but matinee show scheduled this afternoon. See above. See preview. page ()6. Part a/‘(ilasgow .rimericana 2008.


I Chris Stone and Frank Burkitt l.eith Folk (‘Iub. The Village. South Fort Street. 478 78l0. 7.30pm. £6. The barefoot fiddler from Aussie band Iiilean Mor is joined by Edinburgh-based singer- songwriter Burkitt. I’ari oft/1e l.eith l'esliral.

Edinburgh I Christy Moore Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 8pm.

£22.50 £26. Moore is one of Ireland's leading singers. ex-Planxty and Moving Hearts. mixing traditional song with contemporary sociopolitical commentary. and an easy stage presence. He‘s accompanied by guitar star Declan Sinnott.

I Tam White’s Shoestring Band (‘ruz. The Shore. l.eith. 553 6699. 4pm. £l0. Modern blues/soul jan, from legendary vocalist Tam White. backed by ace harp player Fraser Spiers and Neil Warden on guitar. I’ari o/‘i/ie l.eiili I-estit‘al.

I Wendy Taylor, Allie Robertson and Tony Mitchell Wee Folk (‘luh. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. A collaboration of voice. harp and guitar.

Glasgow I Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott Royal (‘oncert Hall: Main Auditorium. Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £22.50 £26. Ireland's star folk singer. See Sun I.


I Lau l.eith Folk (‘lub. The Village. South Fort Street. 478 7810. 7.30pm. £l0. Aidan ()‘Rourke (fiddle). Kris Drever (guitar and vocals) and Martin (ireen (accordion) are superb tradition- based musicians from the West Highlands. Orkney and Iingland. and make intense. contemporary. unpigeonholeable. acoustic music. l’ari aft/1e l.eiI/i I'esiii'al.

I RB Morris l.eith Folk (‘lub. The Village. South Fort Street. 554 45l0. 7.30pm. £8. A sort of country music from Tennessee. froin the poet. playwright and actor who inspired the likes of Lucinda Williams and Steve Iiarle. ‘Blistering rock'n'roll. beat poetry. hillbilly twang. spiritual musings and road-weary. punch—drunk tales from life‘s other side.‘ I’ar! afl.eil/t festival.