10,000 Maniacs, before a solo career over the last 15 years, performs some of her latest material. ■ She’koyokh Klezmer Ensemble Forest Café, Bristo Place, 220 4538. 8pm. £tbc. See Fri 14.F FREE The Whistleblowers Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 10pm. A mixture of Scottish and Irish, with a few contemporary tunes thrown in for good measure.
Dundee ■ Mr McFall’s Chamber & Michael Marra Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£10). See Tue 18. Dunfermline FREE Folk Session Dunfermline Folk Club, Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn, 01383 729673. 8pm. Sing a song, play a tune, tell a story, or just listen and enjoy.
Glasgow ■ Salsa Celtica Eastwood Park Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 7.30pm. £16 (£12). Edinburgh’s famed dance groove machine brings its bagpipes and fiddle to the percussion, keys, horns and sax’s mix of jazz, African, Latin and Celtic rhythms. ■ Folk Fae Fife Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, 357 4524. 8pm. £2. Interesting music from the Kingdom of Fife. ■ Ulli Bögershausen St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). German guitarist performs classical music and folk songs. Edinburgh ■ Rantum Scantum The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Thu 13. FREE Stan Reeves Ghillie Dhu, Rutland Place, 222 9930. 7pm. See Thu 13. FREE The Gorms Whiski, High Street, 556 3095. 10pm. See Thu 13.
Newburgh ■ Newburgh Accordion and Fiddle Club The Ship Hotel, High Street, 01738 551639. 7.30pm. Non- members £3.50; musicians free. All are welcome - especially box players and scrapers.
Dumfries and Galloway ■ Knockengorroch World Festival Knockengorroch Farm, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas. £82 (£77; under 15s £38; under 11s free). The four day event features Irish brilliance from Lunasa, Scotland’s 13–strong Treacherous Orchestra, Fife music industry champion King Creosote, Ska Cubano – combining ska and mambo, cumbia and calypso, and folk and contemporary fusionist Hungarians Besh o Drom. This year the festival will feature revival ska from The Beat, category defying dance music from festival veterans Eat Static, Also featuring The Ukrainians, Pathaan, Kissmet, Jesca Hoop, Flutatious, Zubzub, Sheelanagig, Mungo’s Hi Fi Soundsystem, Kakatsitsi Drummers, Keltrix, Den Collective, Captain Slackshop’s Mezzanine Allstars, Cold Up Norf Records, Sequoia Soundsystem and Edinburgh based new music night Limbo with a curated collection of unsigned Scottish talent. Plus, the surreal and hugely popular headset disco, workshops, cinema, dance performances, fire shows, cabaret, a healing area, camping, real ales, good food, stalls and more, with impromptu new music collaborations – and the festival’s open mic slots. A bus will run from Glasgow and Edinburgh to the site on Thursday. Check www.knockengorroch.org.uk for full details.
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Glasgow FREE Kelvingrove Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 1pm. Free lunchtime organ recitals every day by different organists. Edinburgh ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Pires plays Beethoven Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8.50–£26 (concessions available). The SCO’s 2009/10 season draws to a close with a visit from one of today’s most sought after classical musicians, Portuguese pianist Maria Joao Pires, for Beethoven’s lovely Piano Concerto No 4. Mendelssohn’s Overture to The Fair Melusine and Mozart’s Symphony No 39 also feature. Trevor Pinnock conducts.
Glasgow FREE Canty: Songs in Stone Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, 552 0634. 4.15pm. Medieval clarsach player William Taylor joins the ensemble for medieval chant and polyphony to mark the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of the Abbey of Cluny. ■ Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Pires plays Beethoven City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11–£24 (concessions available). See Thu 13. Edinburgh ■ Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Retiring collection. Pianist Ji- Yeoun You gives a lunchtime recital. FREE Chopin Piano Concertos National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, 624 6431. 7pm. Chamber music version for piano and string quartet of Chopin’s Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 2. Tickets from the info desk. ■ RSNO: Elgar’s Cello Concerto Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). Stéphane Denève conducts a brilliant RSNO Season Finale, the highlight being a performance by award- winning cellist Natalie Clein of Elgar’s hair-raising Cello Concerto. Schumann’s Symphony No 4 opens the concert, while Janácek’s orchestral rhapsody Taras Bulba provides a colourful finish.
Glasgow FREE BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Hear and Now City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. The BBC SSO continues its support of contemporary composers with a concert dedicated to the works of German-born Matthias Pintscher, whose music has been attracting much attention on the continent but has rarely been heard here. Max 4 tickets per applicant. ■ RSNO: Elgar’s Cello Concerto Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£32 (concessions available). See Fri 14. Edinburgh ■ Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Retiring collection. Italian a capella group, Il Coro della Virgola, gives a lunchtime performance. ■ Edinburgh Academy Summer Concert The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £6 (£3). A varied
programme of all kinds of music, from chamber ensembles to bands and soloists. ■ Ben Kearsley Pilrig St Paul’s Church, Pilrig Street, Leith Walk, 07816 479241. 7.30pm. £5. The classical guitarist performs 19th- and 20th-century music from Spain and South America. ✽✽ Sherlock Meets his Violin Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8.50–£20. A celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the ‘Sherlock’ violin (made from a tree that grew in the garden of Conan Doyle’s childhood home) in aid of SOS Children’s Villages’ Haiti Orphans Appeal. ■ Sospiro St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham Street, 7.30pm. Tickets at door. £8 (£6). A trip to France with music by Lully, Charpentier and the Requiem by Andre Campra, one of the other leading lights in French opera of the baroque period. ■ St Margaret’s Singers Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 7.30pm. £7 (£5). A concert of motets, Scots songs and spirituals. ■ Tabla Alba Old St Paul’s Church, 39 Jeffrey Street, 556 3332. 7.30pm. £7. A concert by some of the country’s finest Indian classical musicians. Vocalist Sharad Sathe and tabla player Vijay Kangutkar perform together, with Sathe demonstrating the Gwalior Gharana style of singing.
Glasgow FREE Live Music in the Bandstand Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. 2–4pm. A variety of musical ensembles perform every Sunday this summer in the peaceful surroundings of the Victorian Walled Garden. Please phone for details of individual bands. FREE Kelvingrove Sunday Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 3–3.45pm. Sunday promenade concerts with different organists. ■ Amicus Orchestra St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). James Lowe conducts the orchestra and guest soloist Maximiliano Martin, through Delius’ Walk to the Paradise Garden, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Brahms’ Symphony No 3. ■ Chamber Orchestra Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Talented young musicians from the RSAMD’s Junior Academy perform. ✽✽ Sir James Galway Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15–£28. The inimitable James Galway has been lauded the world over for his entertaining, genre-crossing style. Here ‘the man with the golden flute’ proves that at 70 he’s still no slouch when it comes to technique either in his birthday celebration concert. He is joined by his wife (and fellow flautist) Lady Jeanne Galway and pianist Michael McHale. ■ Flute & Guitar Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Andrew Robertson (guitar) and Yvonne Paterson (flute) perform a programme of classical, easy listening and Latin American music. Edinburgh ■ St Giles’ at Six St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 6pm. Retiring collection. Heriot Watt University’s orchestra performs Mozart’s Symphony No 38 (‘Prague’) followed by Rameau’s Les Boreades Suite.
Edinburgh ■ Lunchtime Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 226 0673. 12.15pm. Retiring collection. Michigan’s Alma College Choir gives a performance. ✽✽ Queen’s Hall Fundraising 668 2019. 7.30pm. £35. Celebrating the Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street,
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✽✽ Queen’s Hall Fundraising Concert Scottish pianists extraordinaire, the renowned classical artist Steven Osborne (pictured) and leading jazz exponent Brian Kellock, take the Queen’s Hall’s Steinway pianos through their paces in the company of Ulrich Gerhartz, Steinway expert from Germany, who will explain the fascinating history of these very special instruments. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 17 May. ✽✽ Angela Hewitt with the Basel Chamber Orchestra Glasgow’s International Classical Season ends in superb style with one of the world’s greatest players of Bach’s extensive output of music for keyboard. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Thu 20 May. ✽✽ Sherlock Meets his Violin Final chance to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a one-off performance featuring storyteller Mike Maran in tales from the author’s era and a new piece by contemporary composer James Clapperton. Ani Batikian plays the violin, made from a tree growing in Conan Doyle’s Edinburgh home, and it’s all in aid of orphaned children in Haiti. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 15 May. ✽✽ Sir James Galway The legendary man with the golden flute celebrates his 70th birthday year, not to mention sales of over 30 million recordings, with a recital which also features another fine flautist, his wife, Lady Jeanne. Together, they will captivate and engage in Galway’s inimitable style. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sun 16 May.
Steinway craftsman’s art as illustrated by exclusive performances from pianists Steven Osborne and Brian Kellock. Drinks and canapés at 6.45pm. Sally Magnusson is compere.
Tuesday 18 Edinburgh ■ The Gough Duo St Mary’s RC Cathedral, York Place, 8pm. £5. The duo brings its unusual but surprisingly enjoyable combination of organ and violin to St Mary’s.
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