Theatre, 98 Ingram Street, 552 3489. 1.15–2pm. £4. Jazz students from the university perform under the direction of Stewart Forbes. Edinburgh The Six O’Clock Blues The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Donation. See Tue 23. FREE Steve Tyler Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant, 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. 7pm. See Tue 23. Tuesday Heartbreak Live Funkout The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Tue 23.

Wednesday 1

Glasgow FREE Mono Jazz Mono, 12 Kings Court,, King Street, 553 2400. 8pm. Monthly residency with a house quartet of Lorne Cowieson, Euan Stevenson, Andy Sharkey and Jim Drummond. Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 3pm. See Wed 24. Klabbes Bank The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 467 3660. 8pm. £10. Young Swedish jazz collective led by Klas-Henrik Hörngren with a popular sound. Mike Kearney Ka-Tet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Wed 24.

Thursday 2

Glasgow Klabbes Bank The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 467 3660. 8.15pm. £10. See Wed 1. Edinburgh The Freaky Family The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11pm. £2 (£1). See Thu 18.

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Thursday 18

Edinburgh Martin Carthy The Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance, 650 4673. 7.30pm. £tbc. The hugely admired, veteran English singer and brilliant guitar stylist returns to the Capital with his vast repertoire of traditional songs. FREE Open Acoustic Session Captains Bar, South College St. 8pm. Acoustic music from the Banana Session folks, with a chance to join. FREE Folk Night Nobles Bar, Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9.30pm. Local singers, bands and performers. Falkirk Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland Falkirk Folk Club, The Tolbooth Tavern Tolbooth Street, 07535 097296. 8.30pm. £tbc. Northern Ireland-based singer/ Campbell performs a blend of jazzy acoustic pop, folk and traditional songs accompanied by Latin, African and Irish percussion.

Stirling Chris Stout and Catriona McKay Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274000. 8pm. £12 (£10). The two virtuoso players Stout (fiddle) and McKay (harp and piano) perform together as part of the famous Shetland group Fiddlers Bid. Here they play their exciting blend of complex traditional forms and self- penned compositions, as heard on their joint album, White Nights.

Friday 19

Glasgow Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller Album Launch Classic Grand, Jamaica Street, 847 0820. 7pm. £6. Some beautiful, authentic Scots traditional singing can be heard from the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2008, as they release their second album, Shadows Tall. Edinburgh Ceilidhs at the Merlin The Merlin, Morningside Road, Southside, 447 4329. 8pm. £6. Ceilidh dance open to all, with music from the Canongate Cadjers. An experienced caller will lead first-timers through the steps. FREE Tom Oakes and Kathryn Nicoll Captains Bar, South College St. 8.30pm. Traditional music session led by some grand players.

Falkirk Burns and the Auld Alliance Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, 01324 506850. 7.30pm. £8 (£1). Ceol Alba fuses Scots songs with classical music.

Haddington FREE Haddington Pipe Band Lennoxlove House, 0844 357 7611. 5.15pm. The pipers mark the opening of this year’s programme of events. ‘Part of the Lennoxlove Book Festival 2010.’

Saturday 20 Glasgow Bearsden Fiddlers Rally Milngavie Town Hall, Station Road Milngavie. 7pm. £8 (children £2). Massed fiddles, with special guests Bruce Davies and Amy Corfield. Tom Paxton City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £20. Veteran US singer and songwriter has

The legendary Afrobeat musician returns to Scotland for the first time since 2002. He’s been busy; releasing his second studio album Africa for Africa (see review, page 66), as well as singing in Johannesburg at the World Cup opening ceremony. His live shows convey all the rough, ‘aggressive’ energy of his music (his own description of the latest release), backed by his band The Positive Force and a vibrantly dressed group of traditional African dancers. Picture House, Edinburgh, Wed 1 Dec; The Arches, Glasgow, Thu 2 Dec.

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been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the North American Folk Music Alliance and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Edinburgh FREE Allan Johnston & Friends Captains Bar, South College St. 4pm. Original songs, vocal harmony, banter, plus multi-instrumental licks and songs from the English and Celtic traditions.

Falkirk Peter Morrison’s Scotland on Parade Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, 01324 506850. 7.30pm. £12–£13 (£8; under 16s - £10; groups 8+). The big voice is joined by friends Andy Kane and Liam Stewart in a brand new Scottish show, just in time for St Andrew’s Day. Also featuring comedian Ron Dale and the Morag Alexander Dancers. Galashiels Mary Gauthier and Ben Glover String Jam Club, Salmon Inn Bank Street, 353 8000. 8pm. £20. Sharp observation and a big dose of humour from the Louisiana-born songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player.

Glenrothes Chris Stout and Catriona McKay Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 8pm. £10 (£8). High class instrumental prowess and compositional talent, on fiddle and small harp, from two of Scotland’s finest players. See Thu 18.

Hamilton The Big Shoogle Almada Suite, West Wing Almada Street, 01698 455363. 7.30pm–midnight. £15. A ceilidh and a half with music from the ever-raucous Big Shoogle. Ticket price includes a buffet. Houston James Grant and Fraser Spiers Fox & Hounds Pub, South Street, 01505 612448. 9pm. £12. The ever-dapper Grant plays an acoustic gig with legendary moothie maestro Fraser Speirs.

Sunday 21

Edinburgh FREE Acoustic Music Sessions Captains Bar, South College St. 4pm. Live acoustic session led by Kathryn Nicoll on fiddle. Mary Gauthier and Ben Glover The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 353 8000. 7pm. £15—£17. See Sat 20. FREE Rantum Scantum Captains Bar, South College St. 8pm. An eclectic duo mix contemporary, Americana and traditional songs. St Andrews King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Barron Theatre, North Street, 01334 461701. Times tbc. £10. The eclectic indie musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the admired Fence Records tours his favourite north-east Fife venues, playing a different album from his back catalogue each night. Joining him at various points along the way are musical friends including Gummi Bako, Withered Hand, HMS Ginafore and Ziggy Campbell.

Monday 22

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). Edinburgh FREE Roy Henderson Captains Bar, South College St. 10pm. Acoustic Americana, folk and rock.

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