5374. 8pm. £6–£10. Traditional fun with ceilidh bands and a piper, and some international folk dances to complement the Scottish classics. Refreshments available.
East Kilbride FREE East Kilbride FolkFestival Various Venues, Times vary. A weekend of live folk music, children’s events and sessions in the historic old village area of East Kilbride. ■ Lanarkshire Songwriters East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Top song makers Tom Clelland, Peter Nardini, Frank Rae, Billy Stewart and others join forces to reveal their complex region. This time around, they perform original songs inspired by Lanarkshire’s rich history. 3Part of East Kilbride Folk Festival. Denholm ■ Denholm Folk Festival Various Venues, 07706 661951. Times vary. Prices vary. Way down in the Borders, the three-day festival of traditional music and concerts is now in its sixth year. Artists billed this year include Billy Mitchell, the Harbour Band and acid-croft dance floor fillers Shooglenifty. Check the website for full details.
Melrose ■ Rannok King’s Arms, 01896 822143. 8.30pm. £tbc. Top Danish fiddler, Michael Graubæk, and pianist Theis Juul Langlands play a variety musical style with a modern approach and Scottish twist to traditional tunes.
Glasgow ■ Taiko Drumming Course Sounds of Progress, Trongate, 01357 522008. 11am–1pm. £120. Learn powerful drumming in the Japanese ritual tradition with Europe’s foremost Taiko drum group. ■ Big Guitar Weekend RSAMD, Renfrew Street, 332 5027. Times vary. £Prices vary. See Fri 5.
Edinburgh ■ Cathal McConnell & Duncan Wood, Allan Macdonald and Robbie O’Connell & Dan Milner The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Pleasance, 8pm. £10 (£8). The veteran Irish singer/flute and whistle player McConnell with Woods, the North East fiddle stylist, plus MacDonald, the great Gaelic singer/piper, and a set of Irish and maritime songs and shanties form O’Connell/Milner. Part of the Carrying Stream Festival. ■ Salsa Celtica Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 8pm. £16. Party and celebration as the Scots/Latin fusion band have their 15th anniversary! See Thu 4.
Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Sun 7. Dundee ■ Alz Dixie Palz Apex City Quay Hotel, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, City Quay, 01382 434940. 1pm. £15 inc lunch. Rags, swing and stomps from banjo player/vocalist Alastair McDonald’s new band. Part of the Dundee Jazz Festival.
Glasgow ■ Matt Schofield The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. 7.30pm. £13. British blues guitarist. Edinburgh ■ Great Jazz Jam Session The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 8. ■ The Jazz Bar Big Band The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). See Mon 8. ■ Glamour & The Baybes The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 8.
Edinburgh ■ The Six O’Clock Blues The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Tue 9. FREE Steve Tyler Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Tue 9. ■ Tuesday Heartbreak Live Funkout The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 9.
Wednesday 17 Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. See Wed 10. FREE Fraser Urquhart Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. Relaxing piano. ■ Andy Park Nine-Piece The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £6 (£5). Glaswegian pianist and composer playing new material and modern jazz. ■ Mike Kearney Ka-Tet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Wed 10.
Glasgow ■ Andy Park Nine-Piece The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. 8pm. £6 (£5). See Wed 17. Edinburgh FREE Desafinado Henderson’s, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Thu 4. ■ Marco Cafolla Electric Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £4 (£3). Modern jazz and driving funk. ■ The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 4.
Dunfermline ■ Christmas with The Rat Pack Alhambra Theatre, 35 Canmore Street, 01383 740384. 7.30pm. £22.50. Beat the winter blues with the Christmas version of Frank, Sammy and Dean – The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, with seasonal classics including ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, ‘Let It Snow’ and many more.
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Glasgow ■ Salsa Celtica O2 ABC, Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £16.50. The Salsa Celtica Big Band is expanded to include many guests, and has been put together to celebrate 15 years of the band’s Scottish Latin dance adventure. Scots Gaelic singer/piper/whistle player Julie Fowlis joins them, as does Altan’s accordionist Dermot Byrne. ■ Steve Tilston St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. 8pm. £8 (£6). Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and frightfully skilled guitarist.
Edinburgh ■ Aly Bain, Ale Moller and Bruce Molsky St Bride’s Centre, Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £15 (£13). Traditional Shetland/Scots and Nordic music with an American fiddling twist from three veteran performers. ■ Juan Martin: Virtuoso Guitar The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £17.50 (£15.50). An exhilarating night of flamenco dance and music from international guitar maestro Juan Martin. FREE Folk Night Nobles Bar, Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. 9.30pm. Local bands and performers. Falkirk ■ No Man’s Land Falkirk Folk Club, The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, 07535 097296. 8pm. £tbc. ‘The Sorrows of War, the Desire for Peace,’ performed by Kate and Sandy Paterson, Robert McElroy and friends.
Kirkaldy ■ John Lilly The Polish Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive. 8pm. £5. Tel 01592 653645. Award winning yodeller and Jimmy Rogers and Hank Williams aficionado from West Virginia. Friday 5
Glasgow FREE Big Guitar Weekend Early Evening Concert City Halls: Recital Rooms, Candleriggs, 332 5027. 7pm. Award-winning RSAMD student Ian Watt performs alongside colleagues from the Vocal Studies department. ■ Big Guitar Weekend RSAMD, Renfrew Street, 332 5027. Times vary. £Prices vary. Three days of concerts, tutorials and workshops centred on the world’s most versatile instrument, featuring Pavel Steidl amongst others. The weekend is rounded off with a showcase concert featuring soloists and ensemble performances. Edinburgh ■ Adam Brown St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, 668 2019. 1.10pm. £tbc. Adam Brown performs classical and Spanish guitar works including Antonio Lauro’s Virgilio, Preludio de Adios by Alfonso Montes and Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape with Bells. ■ Jim King, Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan and ■ Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Pleasance, 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Night of Scots traditions in song and the launch of a new CD Where Ravens Reel. Part of the Carrying Stream Festival. ■ Edinburgh Ceilidh Dances Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, 339
Denholm ■ Denholm Folk Festival Various Venues, 07706 661951. Times vary. Prices vary. See Fri 5.
East Kilbride ■ East Kilbride Folk Festival Concert East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6). Featuring local talent and established acts, an evening of folk showcases from Cockalorum, The Cameron Brothers, and Glasgow Songwriter 2009 winner Jamie Marshall. Part of East Kilbride Folk Festival. FREE East Kilbride Folk Festival Various Venues, Times vary. See Fri 5. Kirkcaldy ■ Fife Strathspey & Reel Society Adam Smith Theatre, Arts and Theatres Trust Fife Ltd, Bennochy Road, 01592 583302. 7.30pm. £10 (£8; children £4). Fiddlers from across Scotland come together for extravaganza in the company of Lord and Lady Elgin. The guests include soprano Collette Ruddy and the Dunnikier Primary School Choir. The event is In aid of Fife Young Carers.
Leven ■ Iain Matthews Inn at Lathones, Largoward, 01334 840494. 9pm. £15. Songs from the Matthews’ Southern Comfort frontman and sometime Fairport Convention vocalist/guitarist.
Paisley ■ Voices in Paisley Festival Ceilidh Dance Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, 889 0711. 7.30pm. £10. A band, a bar, some musical entertainment and the chance to Strip the Willow. Part of the Voices in Paisley Festival 2010. St Andrews ■ Green Pea Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, 01334 475000. 1.30pm. £8 (£6). ‘Sound Scribbler’ Pascal Ayerbe creates music haphazardly from whatever he can find. Backed by clarinet, saxophone and guitar/accordion, the show is quirky and a lot of fun.
Sunday 7 Glasgow ■ Lev & Friends Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Violinist Lev Atlas presents his Russian, Hungarian, Gypsy, and jazz, classical and folk fusion. ■ Big Guitar Weekend RSAMD, Renfrew Street, 332 5027. Times vary. £Prices vary. See Fri 5.
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