Isle of Mull ■ Bellevue Rendezvous An Tobar, Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, 01688 302211. 8.30pm. £10 (£8). Gavin Marwick (fiddle), Ruth Morris (nyckelharpa: keyed fiddle) and Cameron Robson (bouzouki and guitar) combine musical traditions from Sweden to Macedonia, adding a few original compositions along the way. The trio recently launched their second record, Salamander, at Celtic Connections. Stirling ■ Blend Schools Concert Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 1.30pm. £tbc. Concert offering local youngsters a chance to develop their skills in trad music. Part of The Blend Festival. FREE Doghouse Roses Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7pm. Atmospheric folk and blues duo consisting of Paul Tasker and Iona Macdonald, with skilful guitar playing and vocals. Part of The Blend Festival.
Glasgow ■ Newfangled Folk Woodend Tennis & Bowling Club, Chamberlain Road, 959 1428. 8pm. £10. Sound In The Suburbs presents a top young trio of songwriter/instrumentalists in a candlelight concert to mark the WWF’s Earth Hour. Kim Edgar, Yvonne Lyon and David Ferrard play guitar, piano, accordion, fiddle and sing in three-part harmony. Tickets from 07804447511. Edinburgh ■ The Power of Song Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. 10am–4pm. Advance bookings £13 (£8) per workshop, £17 (£11) on the day. Edinburgh’s Scots Music Group present a day of workshops with top tutors: Harmony with Ali Burns;
Gaelic Song with Mary Macmaster; Ulster Songs with Mark Dunlop; Songwriting with Scott Murray; The Story in the Song with Ruth Kirkpatrick, and Songs with the Wee Ones (parents and children) with Patsy Seddon. Discounts for day tickets and Scots Music Group members. For details, see www.scotsmusic.org or 555 7668. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Ceilidh Collective: Family Ceilidh Dance Rudolf Steiner Hall, Spylaw Road, 228 1155. 2—5pm. £7 (£4.50; under 12s £3). Family fun with ceilidh band Hud Yer Wheesht, to raise funds on behalf of Post Natal Depression Services and the British Resource Centre. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Portobello Fun Fiddle: Spring Fiddle Fling St James Church Hall, Rosefield Place, Portobello, 228 1155. 2pm. £5 (£4; under 12s £2). A family feast of Fun Fiddlers and fairy cakes. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Ceilidh Collective: Spring Equinox Ceilidh Dance Rudolf Steiner Hall, Spylaw Road, 228 1155. 7pm. £10 (£6.50, under 12s £3). Hud Yer Wheesht perform at this Spring Equinox event. All bar/door profits will be split between the mental health charities: SAMH’s Redhall Walled Garden and Wiston Lodge. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Scottish Wildlife Trust Lothians: Lothians Annual Ceilidh Dance Southside Community Centre, Nicolson Street, 228 1155. 8pm. £8 (£6; under 16s £5). Crowdiehouse Ceilidh Band helps raise money to support the protection of local wildlife. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Ghillie Gigs Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. 10.30pm. £5 (£25 inc dinner from 7.30pm). See Sat 20. Glenrothes ■ Sierra Maestra Rothes Halls,
Withered Hand Jarvis Cocker recently showed his love for this outstanding Edinburgh-based, quirky alt.folk
singer/songwriter, when he played song ‘Providence’ on his BBC6 music show. We’ve been fans of Dan Willson’s flaky, one-liner-laden melodies ever since he ironically pondered, ‘How does he really expect to be happy, when he listens to death metal bands?’ on his beautiful, ‘Religious Songs’ EP. See also, Single of the Fortnight, page 66. ■ Mono, Glasgow, Thu 18 Mar; Limbo, with Pictish Trail, Les Enfant Bastard and John Egdell, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Sat 20 Mar.
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Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 7.30pm. £15 (£13). This top Cuban band has performed worldwide for 30 years, including Glastonbury. Stirling FREE Music in the Bar Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. Noon. Start the weekend with this family-friendly traditional music session in the bar. Part of The Blend Festival. ■ Distil Filmworks Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 2.30pm. £3. Hear the results of months of film soundtrack music-making workshops, with ten pieces of footage from the Scottish Screen Archive and soundtracks newly composed by members of the workshop group. Part of The Blend Festival. FREE Music in the Bar Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7pm. A free traditional music session in the bar with Norwegian fiddler Annlaug Borsheim and Kevin McKenzie on guitar. Part of The Blend Festival. ■ Shooglenifty with DJ Dolphin Boy and Guests Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £14 (£12). Need a bit more ‘acid croft’ in your life? This is the band that defines it. Part of The Blend Festival.
Glasgow ■ Lev Atlas and Nigel Clark Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Two thirds of Koshka perform some of the world’s best-known guitar and violin duets from Grapelli through Russian to Cossachok gypsy favourites.
Edinburgh FREE Ceilidh Culture Concerts National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Scottish tunes. Visit www.nms.ac.uk/events for the full line- up. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Shore Poets: Readings with Music The Lot, Grassmarket, 228 1155. 8pm. £4 (£3). Poetry by Mike Stocks, Diana Hendry and Gordon Dargie with music by ukulele wizard Dave Burnett. Book at www.shorepoets.org.uk Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Wee Folk Club: Landermason Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 228 1155. 8.30pm. £5. Fiona Lander and Paul Mason perform their jazzy contemporary folk. Part of Ceilidh Culture. FREE Footstomping: Traditional Scots Music Whiski, High Street, 228 1155. 9.30pm. Celebrating traditional Scottish music. Part of Ceilidh Culture. Stirling ■ Sierra Maestra Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £14 (£12). With a sound recalling the 1920’s origins of contemporary Cuban music, the group, now 30 years old, has played a huge part in the popularity of Latin American music. At 7pm there is a pre- gig Cuban Disco, which is free to ticket holders for the gig. Part of The Blend Festival.
Glasgow ■ Yaman Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Indian classical sitar and flute music. Edinburgh ■ Canongate Cadjers: Roadhouse ‘Meltdown’ Ceilidh Dance The Merlin, Morningside Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). Ceilidh evening suitable for dancers of all abilities. Part of Ceilidh Culture. ■ Tam White Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £13 (£11). Top quality modern jazz-tinged blues from legendary Grassmarket-born vocalist White. FREE Footstomping: Traditional Scots Music with Muckle Flugga
Whiski, High Street, 228 1155. 9.30pm. Resident Ceilidh band Muckle Flugga performs from their repertoire of trad Scots dance tunes. Part of Ceilidh Culture. Stirling ■ Stushie Stirling Folk Club, Stirling County Rugby Football Club, Bridgehaugh Park, Causewayhead Road, 01259 218521. 7.30pm. £tbc. Young trad folk band from Callander.
Glasgow FREE Thank Folk it’s Tuesday Sloan’s, Argyle Arcade, Argyle Street, 221 8886. 7pm. See Tue 23.
Edinburgh ■ Annlaug Borsheim Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £6. The Norwegian fiddle player (both the normal one and her local variant, the Hardanger) accompanied by fluent jazzer Kevin MacKenzie on guitar. ■ Ceilidh Club The Lot, Grassmarket, 228 1155. 8pm. £6. Ceilidh dance band Heeliegoleerie performs both traditional and new Scottish music and dancing. Part of Ceilidh Culture. FREE Andrew Gordon The White Hart Inn, Grassmarket, 228 1155. 9pm. Over-18s show. Performing a selection of Scottish songs. Part of Ceilidh Culture. FREE Footstomping: Traditional Scots Music Whiski, High Street, 228 1155. 9.30pm. See Sun 28. Paisley ■ The Ivan Drever Band Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 887 1010. 7.30pm. £12. Sensitive tunes and superb songs from Kris’ dad, to raise funds for Celtic Music Radio 1530AM.
Edinburgh ■ Woody Pines Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, 650 2458. 8pm. £8 (£7). Great old timey outfit from North Carolina. Part of Ceilidh Culture. Dunfermline FREE Dunfermline Folk Club Session Dunfermline Folk Club, Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn, 01383 729673. 8pm. Informal folk session.
Glasgow ■ The Tannahill Weavers St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £10 (£8). One of Scotland’s longest-running folk bands perform their trademark driving pipes/fiddle/flute take on traditional Scots songs. ■ The Treacherous Orchestra The Ferry, Anderston Quay, Broomielaw, 01698 360085. 8pm. £15 (£12.50). The rumbustious noise emanating from this collection of the country’s leading younger players – John Somerville (accordion), Ali Hutton (bagpipes, whistles), Innes Watson (fiddle), Éamonn Coyne (banjo, mandolin), Barry Reid (guitar), Adam Sutherland (fiddle), Bo Jingham (flute), Michael Bryan (guitar), Fraser Stone (drums), Ross Ainslie (bagpipes, whistles, mandolin), Kevin O’Neill (flute), Duncan Lyall (bass), and Martin O’Neill (bodhrán and percussion) – will probably sink the ship, but the audience will be having too much of a good time to notice. Edinburgh ■ A New History of the Picts by Stuart McHardy — Book Launch Blackwell, South Bridge, 228 1155. 6pm. Free (ticketed). McHardy imaginatively explores the Picts and the influence they have had on Scotland’s past and present. Part of Ceilidh Culture.