holders for the gig. Part of The Blend Festival. Folk
Edinburgh ■ The Jazz Bar Big Band The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Mon 22. ■ Tam White Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £13 (£11). Modern jazz-tinged blues from legendary vocalist Tam White. ■ Great Jazz Jam Session The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 9pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 22. Perth ■ Bobby Wellins & The David Patrick Trio Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, 01738 621031. 8pm. £13. See Sat 27. Konrad Wisniewski is added to the band for this show.
Glasgow FREE The Bottleneckers Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. See Tue 23. Edinburgh ■ The Six O’Clock Blues & Swing Train The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Tue 23. ■ Tuesday Heartbreak Live Funkout The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 23.
Glasgow ■ Rush Hour Jazz City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 5.30pm. £4. Strathclyde University BA Applied Music Jazz Majors present an occasional series of rush hour performances. ■ Live Jazz Tchai Ovna, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. A mixture of standards and originals played on guitar, drums and saxophone. FREE Mono Jazz Mono, 12 King’s Court, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. See Wed 24. FREE Marco Cafolla Jazz Quartet Blue Dog, 151 West George Street, 229 0707. 11pm. See Wed 24. Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5pm. See Wed 24. ■ Jazz Bar Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). See Fri 26. ■ Soul Society The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Wed 24.
Dunfermline ■ Brenda Cochrane – Just for Joe Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Lanarkshire singer Brenda Cochrane’s one-woman show looking back on her life and the influence of her late father Joe. Written with Elaine C Smith and featuring songs that made her reputation as ‘The Voice’.
Glasgow ■ East Dunbartonshire Schools Jazz Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). A programme of music by Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Jobim, Benny Goodman and John Coltrane. Edinburgh ■ Jazz Bar Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). See Fri 26. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 18.
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Glasgow ■ Maggie MacInnes St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). Songs in Gaelic and instrumental music from one of Scotland’s foremost clarsach players, accompanied by keyboard/accordion star Brian McAlpine of Session A9. Edinburgh ■ The Nightingale and the Rose: Musical Meeting Points of Christianity, Judaism and Islam in Medieval St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, 220 3234. 6.45pm. £10. Concert by Vivien Ellis and Giles Lewin. Part of the Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace 2010. ■ Rantum Scantum The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. Cheerful and skilled multi- instrumental duo play and eclectic mix of contemporary, Americana and traditional songs. ■ Ben Bedford The Village, South Fort Street, Leith. 8pm. Tickets £10, 07717885855. An invitation to join professional writers at the Listening Room International Songwriting Retreat in Gotland, Sweden, attest to the quality of this American story/songwriter and guitar man.
Stirling ■ Fiddlers’ Rally Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Annual concert from members of Stirling Strathspey and Reel Society, compered by Jim McColl.
Glasgow ■ Georgie Georgie Gaijic Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Virtuoso accordion master playing Russian, Hungarian and other Eastern European music. Edinburgh FREE Footstomping Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 9.30pm. Traditional Scottish music session.
Dunfermline FREE George Murphy Dunfermline Folk Club, Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn, 01383 729673. 8pm. The singer from Derry brings stories, songs and humour.
Glasgow ■ Michael Simons Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Glasgow guitarist playing folk, blues and beyond.
Edinburgh FREE Muckle Flugga Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 9.30pm. Trad Scottish music from this ceilidh band. Stirling ■ Clydebuilt Stirling Folk Club, Stirling County Rugby Football Club, Bridgehaugh Park, Causewayhead Road, 01259 218521. 7.30pm. Rootsy Scottish music..
Falkirk ■ three4five Falkirk Folk Club, The Polish Club, Arnot Street, 01324 613395. 8pm. £5. Roll up! Three folk acts for a fiver. Glasgow FREE Thank Folk it’s Tuesday Sloan’s, Argyle Arcade, Argyle Street, 221 8886. 7pm. The GU Celtic band host this folk and traditional session.
Glasgow ■ Friday Ceilidh Sloan’s, Argyle Arcade, Argyle Street, 221 8886. 8.30pm. £8 (£5; or two-course meal for £19.95). End-of-the-week ceilidh dance. Edinburgh ■ Chilli Dogs and Wing & a Prayer The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Pleasance, 556 6550. 8pm. £5 suggested donation. Blues, country and Americana to raise funds for Medicins sans Frontieres relief efforts in Haiti.
■ The Burly Ceilidh Club Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). Ceilidh night with tradional music from a variety of fine Scottish musicans every week.
Glasgow ■ Invitational Pipe Band Competition Radisson SAS Hotel, Argyle Street, 204 3333. 12.45pm. £10 per heat; £15 final; £20 all day. Two knockout heats in the afternoon and a grand final at night. Edinburgh ■ Scots Music Group Ceilidh Dance St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £8—£10 (£6—£7). Crowdie House provide the live music.
■ Ghillie Gigs Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). Live Scottish music.
Edinburgh ■ Sonny Condell Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £8. Irish songwriter from 70s stars Tír Nan Óg, and a subsequent stream of solo albums. ■ Ceilidh Club The Lot, Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £6. Dance with callers to lead you through the steps. Live music from the Scott Leslie Ceilidh Band. FREE Footstomping Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 9.30pm. See Sun 21. East Kilbride FREE Michael Haywood and Laura Grime East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 2pm. Michael Haywood (sax and clarinet) and Laura Grime (fiddle and keyboard) perform music based on the theme of landscape. Part of Young at Heart Festival.
Wednesday 24 Edinburgh ■ Dana & Susan Robinson Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, 650 2458. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). Californian folk and old-time Americana/Appalachian music duo.
Thursday 25 Glasgow ■ Claude Bourbon St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). French-born guitar virtuoso plays a solo set of jazzy blues mixed with elements of world music. ■ Folk Fae Fife Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Great music from the Kingdom of Fife. Laura Wood organises musical friends from the Kingdom to bring light to Glasgow.
Edinburgh ■ Rantum Scantum The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Thu 18. Dunfermline ■ Mike Heron Abbot House, Abbot House Heritage Centre, Maygate, 01383 733266. 8pm. £4. Founder member (alongside Robin Williamson) of the legendary psychedelic group The Incredible String Band.
Glasgow ■ Spring Ceilidh Dance Glasgow University Union, University Avenue, 339 8697. 7.30pm. £15. The Rusty Nails provide the music at this dance to raise funds for Volunteer Tutors Organisation. ■ Donald Black and Mary Kathleen Burke St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £12 (£10). Scotland’s foremost traditional harmonica player (with Donnie MacKenzie on guitar and Ross Wilson on keyboard) specialises in West Highland airs and dance tunes, is joined by Scots-domiciled Irish songwriter and singer/guitarist Burke. ■ Wing & a Prayer Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Folk/blues duo. ■ Friday Ceilidh Sloan’s, Argyle Arcade, Argyle Street, 221 8886. 8.30pm. £8 (£5; or two-course meal for £19.95). See Fri 19.
Edinburgh ■ Josh Rouse The HMV Picture House, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7pm. £16.50. The veteran American singer- songwriter performs songs from brand- new album, El Turista, which explores Brazilian rhythms and culture. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Guid Crack: Ceilidh Culture Club Night Waverley Bar, 1 St Mary’s Street, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3 (suggested donation). Fergus McNicol hosts a night of storytelling and music at a special edition of the monthly storytelling club. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Newfangled Folk The Lot, Grassmarket, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10 (£9). Three of Scotland’s top emerging folk artists perform music from their recent albums. Songwriters Kim Edgar, Yvonne Lyon and David Ferrard play guitar, piano, accordion, fiddle, percussion, and sing in three-part harmony. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Sangstream and Friends The Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, 228 1155. 7.45pm. £9 (£8). Guests and friends join the Edinburgh folk choir for an evening of mainly Scots songs. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Edinburgh Ceilidhs The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 339 5374. 8pm. £10 (£8 in advance). Traditional fun with ceilidh dance bands and a piper, plus international folk dances to complement the Scottish classics. Refreshments available. ■ Burns‘n’Blue : The Songs of Robert Tannahill The Pleasance, Pleasance, 228 1155. 8pm. £9 (£7). Celebrating the songs of the thwarted (ultimately suicidal) Paisley poet and songwriter (1774-1810). Songs and instrumental accompaniment from John Morran, Wendy Weatherby, Sandy Brechin and Marc Duff, interspersed by words from Fred Freeman. Part of Ceilidh Culture.
■ Ghillie Dhu: The Burly with the Canongate Cadjers Ghillie Dhu, Rutland Place, 228 1155. 8pm. Dinner and ceilidh dance £25 (ceilidh dance only £5). The Canongate Cadjers take to the stage at this week’s Ceilidh night. Part of Ceilidh Culture. Dundee FREE Everyman The Bread, Constitution Road, 01382 200005. 8.30pm. Acoustic blues and folk trio.
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