mixes country, Latin, jazz and rock’n’roll. Seth Lakeman and Delta Maid The Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 225 2564. 7pm. £17. An original take on folk roots from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee. Roxy Ceilidh Dance Roxy Art House, Roxburgh Place, 629 0039. 7.30pm. £10 (£6.50). CANCELLED. Edinburgh Ceilidh Dances Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, 339 5374. 8pm. £6–£10. See Fri 5. Fiddle 2010 Assembly Rooms, George Street, 220 4348 . Times vary. £Various. A whole weekend of non-stop fiddle music with concerts, plus recitals, master classes, talks, workshops, stalls, dances and sessions. It also includes a full programme of classes and sessions for young people. Bars, food and café. Friday events include: Heat the Hoose (8pm) starring Shooglenifty and Daimh’s Gabe McVarish and friends. Saturday’s grand concert opens with up-and-coming youngsters Twelfth Day and includes Irish/US duo Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill who extemporise on traditional melodies. Plus Danish virtuoso Harald Haugard and singer Helene Blum.

Livingston Taiko Drumfest Howden Park Centre, Howden, 01506 777666. 7.30pm. £13 (£9.50). Japanese drumming spectacular with fantabulous costume and dynamic dance, featuring over 30 of the UK’s top taiko drummers. Neilston Chris Stout and Catriona McKay Crofthead Hall, Molendinar Terrace, 880 5790. 7.30pm. £12.50. Superb, sophisticated original and traditional music from Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona McKay (harp and piano) who play together as part of Fiddlers Bid. Here they perform an absorbing and exciting blend of traditional Shetland tunes and modern compositions, as heard on their joint album, White Nights.

Saturday 13

Glasgow Sara Watkins and Winter Mountain CCA, Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. 7.30pm. £12. Fallen Angels present the famed singer-songwriter, fiddle player and one-third of Nickel Creek - now with her first solo album. Edinburgh FREE Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture Edinburgh City Chambers, High Street, 529 4003. 12.30pm. Shelia Stewart talks on ‘Hamish Among the Travellers’. Part of the Carrying Stream Festival. Fiddle 2010 Assembly Rooms, George Street, 220 4348 . Times vary. £tbc. See Fri 12.

Peebles Aly Bain, Ale Moller and Bruce Molsky Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre,

Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £14 (£12). Shetland, Scandinavia and the US in the same fiddling bag. See Thu 4. Stirling Skerryvore Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments from the ‘boy band of Scottish traditional music’, as they launch their new album.

Sunday 14

Glasgow Kris Drever & Friends St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 01224 647472. 8pm. £14. Lau’s Orcadian guitarist and vocalist, joined by Capercaillie keysman Donald Shaw and fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker for an eclectic night’s music. From Russia with Lev Café Cossachok, Trongate 103, 553 0733. 9pm. £6. Russian, classical and gypsy folk melodies from top violinist Lev Atlas.

Edinburgh Hugh Masekela & The Mahotella Queens Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. £18.50–£22.50. Catch two of the Rainbow Nation’s finest and most famous musical exports in an energetic and uplifting musical collaboration. Africa’s greatest jazz trumpet player with Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola and their three-part vocal harmonies, Mbaqanga township music and fast-paced mgqashiyo dancing. Bellowhead The Liquid Room, Victoria Street, 353 8000. 7pm. £16. Rare visit from the legendary English folk big band that have earned a big reputation as an entertaining, dynamic and innovative live outfit. Sally Barker: The Joni Mitchell Project York Place, 7.30pm. £10. Reinterpretations of Joni Mitchell’s songs from Poozies singer and guitarist Sally Barker. Mary Ann Kennedy and Na Seòid The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £15 (£12). The seven-strong ensemble showcases some of today’s finest young male Gaelic singers, as mentored by musician and broadcaster Mary Ann Kennedy. FREE Scots Fiddle Festival Assembly Rooms, George Street, 220 4348 . 7.30pm. See Fri 12. Winter Wilson Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £5. Collaboration between Lincolnshire musicians Kip Winter and Dave Wilson. East Kilbride Gallant Men East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). The sung and spoken story of the 14 men from Lanarkshire who won the Victoria Cross, with slide- show illustrations of artworks inspired by their histories.

FOLK Music


Edinburgh Mcmaster Hay Voodoo Rooms, West Register St, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £6. Poozies - and Sting’s - harp/electro harp player and vocalist with her partner percussionist and an original slant on traditional music and modern song.

Tuesday 16 Glasgow FREE The Blas Collective Rio Café, Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 8.30pm. See Tue 9.

Edinburgh Tich Frier Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30pm. £6. The wee man with the big voice entertains with driving guitar and a wicked sense of humour. Ceilidh Club The Lot, Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £6. Ceilidh dance with callers to lead you through the steps, featuring live music from accordionist Norman Mackay’s Ceilidh Experience.

Wednesday 17

Edinburgh FREE Easy Chair The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. See Wed 10. Chris Stout and Catriona McKay The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £12 (£10). Intricate, accessible and original arrangements from classically trained but eclectic traditional music experts on fiddle and harp, known internationally for their performances in Shetland group Fiddler’s Bid. See Fri 12. Dunfermline FREE Dunfermline Folk Club Dunfermline Folk Club, Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn, 01383 729673. 8pm. Local folk artists.

Thursday 18

Edinburgh Martin Carthy The Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance, 650 2656. 7.30pm. The superlative and important singer, guitarist and custodian of English traditional songs. FREE Folk Night Nobles Bar, Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. 9.30pm. See Thu 4. Falkirk Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland Falkirk Folk Club, The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, 07535 097296. 8.30pm. £tbc. Northern Ireland based singer/songwriter and keyboard player Campbell performs a blend of acoustic pop, jazz, folk and traditional songs accompanied by Latin, African and Irish percussion.

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Thursday 4

Glasgow FREE Kelvingrove Organ Recitals Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. 1pm. Free lunchtime organ recitals every day by different organists. FREE Lunchtime Concert: Piano Recital Glasgow University Concert Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Graeme McNaught performs works by Schumann to celebrate the composer’s bicentenary. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Romantics Unbound City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £10–£23 (£8–£21). The world premiere of Scottish composer Sally Beamish’s Homage à Brahms opens this concert, followed by Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 17 featuring soloist Ronald Brautigam, and finally Brahms’ singularly lovely Symphony No 4. Andrew Manze conducts. Mnozil Brass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5027. 7.30pm. £13 (£10). Taking its name from the Viennese pub where these one-time conservatoire students met, the ensemble performs a joyful and occasionally absurdly comic selection of pieces. Edinburgh Midlothian Schools Festival of Music Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Pupils from Midlothian schools showcase their skills at this ever-popular event, with a range of ensembles including ceilidh groups, big bands, rock bands and orchestras.

Dunfermline The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland Concert Series Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 602302. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Military band concert featuring a variety of styles, from big band to classical pieces. Also a chance to see the famed Royal Marines Corps of Drums. Paisley FREE Lunchtime Recitals Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St James Place, Moss Street, 889 0711. 12.30pm. A series of five recitals by students from the RSAMD. Part of the Voices in Paisley Festival 2010. Schools for Singing St Andrew’s Academy, Barrhead Road, 889 0711. 7pm. £5 (secondary pupils £2.50; primary pupils free). Two concerts

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