Music Folk

I Portobello Fun Fiddle St James ('hurch Hall. Roselield l’lace. Portobello. 2 —1. 30pm. £4 3. children £2). Informal. ltlll showcase of the traditional teaching courses (from beginner to adyanced fiddler) teaching courses led by Jenny (iardner and ('nca l.oening l-eel free to bring your own instruments for a mini-ceilidh and a "fun l'iddlc' plus tea. coffee and light rclreshiiieitts. I’tn'l of (kiln/Ii ( 'u/lm‘t'. I Cosmic Ceilidh Band Royy Art llouse. Royburgh Place. 2 5pm.

('.AN( '1'.l.l.l'.l). l’orlor(‘e1/it//i('ii/tim'. I The BIG Dance Base Family Ceilidh l)ancc Base. (it’assiiiarkct. 225 5525. 6. 30pm. £5 (children £3). .ltidith halo and Day id Scott of the (ilenelyan l)ance Hand pros ide the Inc iiitisic. for ages ()+. I'tll'l HI (It'll/(Ill (ill/“HT.

I Out of the Mouth of the Morning: Tales of the Celt Scottish Storytelling (‘eiitre. High Street. 556 957‘). 7pm. £8 (£6). Tales. book latinch and signing from author l)a\ id ('ampbell. w lllt cellist and singer Wendy Weatherby. Refreshments. l’orl of ('ei/u/li (iii/lure.

I Spring Equinox Ceilidh Dance Roxy Art House. Royburgh Place. 7pm. ('AN('lil.l.l~.|). l’orl o/ (kiln/I) ('ii/Iio‘e.

I The BIG Dance Base Ceilidh l)ancc liasc. (irassmarket. 225 5525. 8pm. £10 (£8). A night of traditional dancing with Iiye music from .ltidith l.into and Day id Scott of the (ilenelyan Dance Band. l’orl o/ ('ei/it/li ('ii/Iure. I Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Queen's llall. ('lei'k Slt'cel. ()()S 201‘). (Split. £12 £14. \Vorld—class contemporary West African music from award-winning y irtuoso ngoni (an ancient African lute ) play er Kotiyate and his band Ngoni Ba (‘the big ngoni') who play a quartet of iigoiiis - treble. mid range and bass with two percussionists. and ls'ouyate's wife. .-\lttl Sacko. on lead \ocals.

I Scottish Wildlife Trust Lothians Ceilidh Dance Southsitle ('ommunity ('enti'e. Nicolson Street. 6670—18-1. 8pm. £3 (£0: under 16 .5). Annual dance with (‘rowdiehouse pt'oyiding the Me music. Port or ('ei/id/i (ii/lure.


I The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Queen's Hall. Argy 11 Street. 01369 702S1)(l.7.3()pin. £17.5(l(£14.5()l. Three top pipers and a rock band with a modern spin. They won (iraham Norton's When Will I be I'illttttlly.


I First Ladies of Country Show Magnum 'l‘heatre. Harbourside. 01294 278381. 7.30pm. £19.50. Starry country entertainment fronted by Billie Jo Spears. Stella Parton. (‘hilli (Bold and lilaine Boyle.

Sunday 29


I First Ladies of Country Show Payilion 'l‘heatre. Rentield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £17.50~£22.50. See Sat 28.


FREE Dagda Folk Session l)agtla Bar. Buccleuch Street. (367 9773. 7.30pm. See Sun 22.

I Shore Poets Open Night The Lot. (irassmarket. 225 9922. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). This month the Shore Poets iny'ite you to join in and share your own work with them. With 'l‘racey Herd. and music from Sarah Northcott and Matt Stnith. Purl offer/till) (‘ii/Iiire.

I Wendy Arrowsmith Wee Folk Club. Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. 8.30pm. £3. Lincoln-based Scots singer/guitarist and award-winning songwriter with an eclectic repertoire from both sides of the Atlantic. Port of (‘t’f/fd/t Culture.

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Monday 30


I Michael Simons 'l‘ehai ()y na. ()tagt) lane. 35" 4524. 8pm. £2. Acotistic guitarist See Mon 23


FREE Lomond Folk Club: Open Sessions The Dog House lounge. Balloch Rd. 01 389 607300. Spin. See Mon 23.

Tuesday 31


I Ceilidh Club The Lot. (irassinarkct. 225 9922. 8pm. £6. Scottish dancing. liye music and callers to lead you through the steps. Tonight‘s hand is 'l‘i'adlab. l’or! of ('ei/it/h (’ii/Iim'.

I Groanbox Boys l.cith l-‘olk (lab. The Village. South liort Street. 478 7810. 8pm. £8. (‘aptiyating American duo dig the roots of roots in assei'tiye. literally foot-stompin’ skill on banjo. mouth harp. instruments long forgotten or re- inyented. A great reminder that music is best liye.

Wednesday 1


I Mike Silver and Johnny Coppin lidinburgh liolk ('lub. ('abaret liar. The Pleasance. 650 2458. 8pm. £7 (£6). Veteran. yastly experienced singers. songwriters and performers - and refined instrumentalists. guitarist Silyer and pianist ('oppin join forces for a night of singular music. I’m! offer/till) ('u/Iure. FREE MacPoIvo The White Hart Inn. (irassmarket. 622 7| 18. 9pm. See Wed



I lXtravaganza Concert Palace Theatre. (ireen Street. 01563 55-1900. 7pm. £5 (£3). A new composition for children. commissioned from choral composer (iaVlli Reid in conjunction with arranger Julian Richards. The piece is based on the life and works of Robert Burns and inyolyes pupils from Krokeiiioa Skole in Sandeljord. Norway. pupils from Northern Ireland. and approximately 150 pupils from the liast Ayrshire Primary Schools (‘hoiiz

Thursday 2


I Mike Silver and Johnny Coppin St Andrew's in the Square. St Andrew‘s Square. 559 5902. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Two celebrated talents together on piano and guitar. with songs from the last 30 years. See Wed 1.


I Lothian Gaelic Choir (‘olumcille (‘entre. New-battle 'l'errace. 447 7404. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). An evening of award-winning (iaelic music and song. Port of ( 'ei'li'tl/i ('u/Iiire.

I Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War The Pleasance Cabaret Bar. Pleasance. 8pm. £7 (£6). Author Daniel (iray w‘eayes the narrative of his book (Homage to ('uledom'o ) with Scottish and Spanish protest songs performed by The Wakes to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of Spanish Civil War. The Wakes are the ‘(ilasgow Irish l-‘olk'n Roll bunch of Hooligans and ()utlaws’ (their own words). Port o/‘Ceilitlh (ii/titre.


I Falkirk Folk Club Session Falkirk Folk Club. The Polish Club. .Arttot Street. 01324 613395. 8.30pm. £2. Informal night of mUsic and song.


I The Way of the Drum Hamilton Town House. Cadzow Street. 01698 452299. 7.30pm. £10. Japanese ritual drum music from the Taiko Dojo Drummers.


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Thursday 19


I Stringfest Lunchtime Concert RSAMI). I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lPIn. £5. ('elebrated American bassist Jeff Bradetich returns to the RSAMI).

Joined once again by Academy pianist

Jtllla lynch.

FREE Instrumental Masterclasses RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2.30pm. British bassist Harry (Buy shows young bass players how to get to the top of their game. while .‘ylaya llomburger and Dan Sty ffe giye itisights into playing baroque \ ioliti and bass respectiyely.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: The Story Tellers 3 (‘ity Halls. ('andleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10 £23 (£8 £21 ). Award-winning conductor Michal l)\\oi'/yli\kl leads Richard Strauss' septilchral tone poem Death and Trony/igurolimr. which depicts the death of an artist. Prokofiey 's Romeo ont/ Juliet and .\lo/art's Alina (front/e I'.’ .\'o/)i'l (‘ore and limit/tote. Juli/lute sung by Ailish Ty nan. With a pre-concert prelude and post-concert coda.

I 97th Glasgow Music Festival (ilasgow (y'arious \enues). Annual festiyal featuring amateur bands. orchestras. choirs aitd soloists, who are appraised by a team of professional adjudicators. l-oi' y'enues. dates and times. see

w w w.glasgow musiclestiy' l'ntil Sat 21 March.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bach and Mozart Queen's Hall.

87 S‘) (‘Ierk Street. 668 2111‘). 7.30pm. £8 £26 (£6 £19.50). Internationally renowned pianist Piotr Anders/cw ski

joins the S('() for a performance of

Mo/art‘s I’iuno (’ont'erto in I)’ Hot (K 456) and Piano Concerto in (‘ motor (K 4‘” I. Bach's ()i'erlure. Lucio Sillu and Mo/art's Diverlintenm in If [lot are also on the programme.


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Springtime in Paris (’aird Hall. (‘ity Square. 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £12.50 (children free). Stephane Deneye conducts a selection of Paris- inspired works: Mo/art's Symphony No 3] (‘I’uris 'l. Pouletic"s ('ont‘erlo for Two l’i’unos and Convert t'lttmtpetrt'. and rounded ofl' with ()ffenbach's Guilt" l’orrsienne with its quintessentially French ('an-(‘an With pianists Frank Braley and liric Le Sage. and harpsichordist Jory \'inikour. PIUs pre— and post-concert ey‘ents in the foyer.

Friday 20


I Friday Lunchtime Concert Series RSAMD. I00 Renfrew Street. .332 5057. 1pm. £9 (£6). Two of Scotland's best up-and-eoming young bass players perform.

FREE New Instruments / New Works RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 5.30pm. New works by Rory Boyle and Gareth Williams in celebration of the completion of the build of a new violin and double bass. to be performed on the instruments. which are gifts to the RSAMI).

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Bach and Mozart City Halls. Candleriggs. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £1 l—£24 (£8.50-£l8). See Thu 19.

I Stringfest Evening Concert RSAMl). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 505". 7 30pm £5 l‘im ('obb. the principal double bass of New York's Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. is touted by RS.~\.\11) Bass liellow. Tom Martin. l-‘ollow ed by an eyemng of law with Norwegian y irtuoso Dan Sty ffe

I 97th Glasgow Music Festival

(ilasgow (\.irious yenuesl. See Thu 19


I Edinburgh University Wind Band Reid (‘oncert Hall. lidinburgh l'myersity. liristo Square. 650 2427. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). .\1oryeii liell conducts

Saturday 21


FREE Stringfest Double Bass Masterclass RSAMI). l()() Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 2pm. Tim ('obb and Tom Martin shares some insights into how to get your lingers around the string behemoth.

FREE Lecture: Jeff Bradetich on Bach Suites RSAMI). l00 Reiiliew Street. 332 5057. 5.30pm. The celebrated .-\lttet‘ican bass player discusses Bach's Sit Surrey lo) I'nou'om/mniet/ ( 'e/lo. commonly held to be among the greatest works for the instrument.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Springtime in Paris Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 3.53 8000. 7pm. £10 £32 (concessions ay'ailable). See Thu 19.

I Phaedra and Ariadne auf Naxos RSAMI) (New Athenaeum Theatre). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £18 (£14). Postgraduate opera students present Britten's last \oeal work. I’lmetlrti. follow ed by Richard Strauss' ‘opera within an opera‘. Arimlne out Notos. Timothy l)ean conducts.

I Bearsden Choir: Choral Celebration Barony Hall. ('astlc Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £15 (£13). Sinfonia Alba joins the choir for works by Puccini. Parry. Handel and more. including the world premiere of a new commission by (His er Searle.

I Glasgow Chamber Choir: Bach - Cantatas, Motets and a Mass llyndland Parish (’hurch. 79 81 llyndland Road. 7.30pm. £10(£6). A selection of Bach's incomparable sacred works. including ('Iiri‘st log in York's/Hinder) and .llissu lirei'is in (1' minor. Tickets ayailablc on the door. FREE Music for Lent (ilasgow l'niy'ersity Memorial Chapel. The Square. off l'niy'ersity' Avenue. 7.30pm. The l'niyersity of Glasgow and the RSAMl) perform works including Pergolesi's Stu/mt Mule/1 Donations go to the Beatson Pebble Appeal.

I 97th Glasgow Music Festival (ilasgow (yarious y'enues). See Thu 19.


I Edinburgh University Brass Band Reid ('oncert Hall. lidinburgh l'niy‘ersity. Bristo Square. 650 2427. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Angus Tully conducts. I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir (‘anongate Kirk. 153 (‘anongate. 8pm. £7 (£5). A celebration of the quintessentially linglish music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. featuring Serenade to Music. 3’ .S'liukespeure Songs and 4 Last Songs.


I Milngavlo Choir Cairns Church. 1 l Buchanan Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The choir performs Brahms' monumental German Requiem. Phone 0141 956 2897 for tickets.

St Andrews

I St Andrews Chorus Younger Hall. North Street. 01334 462226. 7.30pm. £tbc. Edward Caswell directs a performance of Bach's S! John Passion. with a pre-concen talk by Michael Downes.