■ FUSION Music Night Ramshorn Theatre, 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. 8pm. £13. An evening in support of the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre in Glasgow, featuring local musicians. 100% of the proceeds will be going to the charity, so get on down. FREE Brodie Jarvie & Matthew Herd Rio Café, 27 Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 9pm. Funky jazz from this bass and sax duo. Edinburgh FREE The Gentlemen of Jazz Harry’s Bar, Randolph Place, 539 8100. 2.30pm. See Sat 9. FREE The Mellotones The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. See Sat 9. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). See Sat 9. ■ Fish Fry The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm–3am. £5 (£3). See Sat 9.
Glasgow FREE Live Jazz Café Rogano, 11 Exchange Place, 248 4055. 1.30pm. See Sun 10. FREE Perdido The Inn, Station Road, Bearsden, 942 6752. 8–11pm. See Sun 10. Edinburgh FREE Ken Scott and Dougie Urquhart Café Grande, 184 Bruntsfield Place, 228 1188. 7pm. Lively jazz. ■ Stormy Sunday Blues Night The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Blues night featuring James Carr & The Engines, Bex Marshall and The Offenders. FREE The Whighams Jazz Club Whighams Wine Cellars, 13 Hope Street, 225 8674. 8.30pm. See Sun 10.
Monday 18 Edinburgh ■ Polar Bear and Tut Vu Vu The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £10. Electronics, jazz and punk influences from this progressive quintet. ■ Catfish Keith The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 8pm. £12. Revered ‘new king of slide guitar’ delivers some foot-stompin’, deep delta blues. ■ The Jazz Bar Big Band The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). See Mon 11. ■ Glamour & The Baybes The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 11.
■ The Graham Fitkin Ensemble The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £10 (£7; schoolchildren free). An evening of vibrant non-stop music featuring some of Britain’s best musicians playing everything from bass to harp, in this nine-piece headed by composer Fitkin. Part of the sound festival 2010. ■ Mike Kearney Ka-Tet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Wed 13.
Glasgow ■ The History of the Big Bands King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £17–£19. See Tue 19. Edinburgh ■ Red Shift The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £6 (£5). See Wed 20. Thursday 7
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Glasgow ■ Girlyman and The Porch Song Anthology Stereo, Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7.30pm. £10. Two quartets. UK debut for the Independent Music Award winners, the Atlanta college-born band who sing three-part harmony in intensely modern feel that harks back a couple of pop generations. Support from Glasgow’s own feel good quartet. See caption, left. Part of the Glasgow Americana Festival. ■ James Keelaghan Trio St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £10 (£8). The fine, popular Canadian singer/songwriter is joined by bassist David Woodhead and fiddler Zav RT. Edinburgh ■ The Kathryn Tickell Band The Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance, 650 2656. 7.30pm. £14 (£7 students). The doyenne of Northumbrian pipers is also a first class fiddler, and leads one of the most assured bands on the scene. FREE Nobles Folk Night Nobles Bar, Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. Mixed line-up of local folk and tradition players.
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Glasgow ■ The History of the Big Bands King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £17–£19. Darius Campbell (aka Pop Idol’s Darius Danesh) on a tour of big band and swing. Edinburgh ■ The Six O’Clock Blues The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Tue 12. ■ Tuesday Heartbreak Live Funkout See Tue 12.
Glasgow ■ The History of the Big Bands King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £17–£19. See Tue 19. ■ Red Shift The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. 8pm. £6 (£5). John Kenny leads this octet featuring five trombones. Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. See Wed 13.
Glasgow FREE OK Amigos Lauries Bar, King Street, 552 7123. 8–11pm. A unique blend of Latin, blues and funk. Edinburgh ■ Fundraising Ceilidh Roxy Art House, Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). The Robert Fish Band provides the live music at this night of traditional Scottish dancing. ■ Edinburgh Ceilidhs Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, 339 5374. 8pm. £6–£10. Traditional terpsichorean fun with ceilidh bands and a piper, and some international folk dances to complement the Scottish classics. Refreshments available.
Saturday 9 Glasgow ■ Taiko Drumming Course Sounds of Progress, Trongate, 01357 522008. 11am–1pm. £120. Learn (loud) drumming in a Japanese tradition with Europe’s foremost Taiko drum group. ■ Frazey Ford CCA, Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 4.30pm. £12. One
third of Canada’s Begood Tanyas, the female vocalist has a new solo album Obadiah coming soon. Part of the Glasgow Americana Festival. ■ Celilo Brel, Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7.30pm. £5. From Portland, a modern take on Americana mixing indie rock, pedal steel and raw impassioned vocals. Edinburgh ■ Big Shindig Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, 477 3500. 8pm. £25. Big fundraising ceilidh for The Children of Songea, with live music from the Or Ceilidh Band, hot buffet and a raffle. ■ Genticorum The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £12 (£10). Award-winning (Best in Canada) Quebecois power trio combine fiddle, flute and frets in North American and European styles.
Glasgow ■ Kevin Welch and Alana Levandowski City Halls: Recital Rooms, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11. The veteran Texas ‘log cabin dweller’ was part of the super US trio Kane Welch Kaplin, and is here supported by Canadian roots singer Levandowski. Part of the Glasgow Americana Festival. ■ From Russia with Lev Café Cossachok, Trongate, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Russian, classical and gypsy melodies from classy violinist Lev Atlas. Edinburgh ■ Ewan McLennan Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £tbc. Ballads and airs from intricate guitarist/singer McLennan.
Monday 11 Glasgow FREE Brel Sessions Brel, Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Folky jam session with an indie edge from Laura Wilkie (Rachel Sermanni Band) and Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow). FREE Alex Maclean Rio Café, Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 9pm. Singer-songwriter.
Glasgow FREE The Blas Collective Rio Café, Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 8.30pm. ‘Folk flavoured sessions’ from the collective led by guitarist Jenn Butterworth. Edinburgh ■ Stringjammer Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £6. Loosely led by bassist- instrumentalist Conrad Ivitski Molleson, Stringjammer offer quirky multi- dimensioned, often funky take on acoustic music. ■ Ceilidh Club The Lot, Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £6. Ceilidh dance with callers to lead you through the steps, featuring live music from Heeligoleerie.
the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). Highly skilled guitarist and singer explores his Scots traditional roots. See Sun 10. Edinburgh ■ Heidi Talbot Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £15 (£13). The former singer with Irish-American band Cherish The Ladies takes her own band of folksters (with fiddler hubby John McCusker) on tour to promote new album The Last Star. ■ The Shee The Bongo Club, Moray House, Holyrood Road, 473 2000. 8pm. £10. Scottish-based folk, bluegrass and acoustica with an adventurous twist from this talented, skilled and young all-women instrumental and vocal sextet. FREE Nobles Folk Night Nobles Bar, Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. 9pm. See Thu 7.
Glasgow ■ WaterAid Big National Ceilidh Dance GUU Debating Chamber, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 7.30pm. £10. Part of a national fundraising initiative for WaterAid with events taking place all over the UK. Edinburgh ■ Roy Bailey, Dick Gaughan and David Ferrard Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 204 5151. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Celebrate the acclaimed left wing activist singer/guitarist’s 75th birthday, with support from the incomparable Leith troubadour and the young Scots/American. ■ Teannaich Pollock Halls, Holyrood Park Road, 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Dance to the funky Ceilidh band with mandolin.
Glasgow ■ Taiko Drumming Course Sounds of Progress, Trongate, 01357 522008. 11am–1pm. £120. See Sat 9. Edinburgh ■ Harvest Ceilidh Rudolf Steiner Hall, Spylaw Road, 7pm. £10 (£6.50). The Robert Fish Band and friends play at this fundraising ceilidh for Redhall Walled Garden and Hud Yer Wheesht. Licensed bar and raffle. ■ Samba Sene and Diwan The Bongo Club, Moray House, Holyrood Road, 558 7604. 7pm. £7–£8. Dancey, jazzy grooves and Afro-beats from Senegal.
Sunday 17 Edinburgh FREE Well-Being Mela St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace, 572 0125. 11am–3.30pm. Artists from across the community come together for this event featuring drummers, pipers and dancers and art activities for all ages. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival..
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Edinburgh FREE Easy Chair The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Laidback gentle sounds from Graham Laird and Mike Bennet. ■ Taiko Drumming Course St John’s Church, Princes Street, 01357 522008. 7.30–9.30pm. £120. See Sat 9. ■ Andy Irvine Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, 01309 691170. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). Great Irish singer and fretman. See Sun 10.
Thursday 14 Glasgow ■ Ewan McLennan St Andrew’s in
Glasgow FREE Brel Sessions Brel, Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. See Mon 11.
Tuesday 19 Glasgow FREE The Blas Collective Rio Café, Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 8.30pm. See Tue 12.
Edinburgh ■ Stairheid Gossip Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £6. All female a cappella group specialises in Scots/American traditional songs.
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