Anstruther ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife AIA Hall, High Street West. Times tbc. £10. See Sun 21. Stirling ■ Lyra Celtica Stirling Folk Club, Stirling County Rugby Football Club Bridgehaugh Park Causewayhead Road, 01259 218521. 8pm. £7. Lively, multi-instrumental trio led by Newcastle area accordionist Lynn Tocker.
Glasgow FREE The Blas Collective The Rio Café, Hyndland Street, 334 9909. 8.30pm. ‘Folk flavoured sessions’ from this collective led by Galloway guitarist Jenn Butterworth.
Edinburgh ■ Shavnabada St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, 229 1142. 7pm. £10. A concert by the Male Voice Choir from Georgia, organised by Thornlie Primary School in aid of the Datuna Charity Appeal. ■ Gordie Tentrees Leith Folk Club, The Village, South Fort Street, 07502 024852. 7.30—11pm. £8. The roots-music songwriter from the Yukon was recently a finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition. ■ Ceilidh Club: Heeliegoleerie The Lot, Grassmarket, 225 9922. 8pm. £6. The award winning ceilidh dance band perform a mix of both traditional and new Scottish music for dancing. Callers guide you through the steps. FREE Open Music Session Captains Bar, South College St. 8pm. Lively informal session with Kirsty Jacqueline Lingard on fiddle. Crail ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Legion Hall, Nethergate. Times tbc. £10. See Sun 21.
Edinburgh FREE Easy Chair The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, 220 4298. 6pm. Laidback folksy sounds from Graham Laird and Mike Bennet. ■ Lyra Celtica Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, The Pleasance, 650 2458. 7.30pm. £8 (£7; members £5). Accordionist Lynn Tocker and her band. See Mon 22. ■ LAU and Inge Thompson The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £15—£17 (£11—£13). Expect original and sophisticated music making from the multi-award winning Scots/English trio of Aidan O’Rourke on fiddle, Martin Green on modified accordion and Kris Drever on guitar and vocals, as they bunk up with Martin’s other half on accordion and vocals. FREE Open Music Session Captains Bar, South College St. 8pm. Open session with Martin Boland. Colinsburgh ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Colinsburgh Library, Main Street, 01334 413009. Times tbc. £10. See Sun 21.
Glasgow ■ Archie Fisher St Andrews in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 01294 833100. 8pm. £8 (£6). A mixture of Scottish traditional and contemporary songs from the veteran performer, broadcaster, songwriter and guitarist. Edinburgh FREE Folk Night Nobles Bar, Constitution Street Leith, 629 7215. 9.30pm. See Thu 18..
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Cupar ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Fisher & Donaldson, Crossgate, www.fisheranddonaldson.com Times tbc. £10. See Sun 21. Falkirk ■ Anthony John Clarke Falkirk Folk Club, The Tolbooth Tavern Tolbooth Street, 01324 613395. 8— 11pm. £6 (members £5). Northern Irish singer/songwriter known for his bright red guitar.
Kirkcaldy ■ Chloe Hall Trio Acoustic Music Club, Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive, 01592 653645. 8pm. £10. Rare visit from the charismatic Australian singer who combines vulnerability with wit. She’s backed by bassist Chris Mildren and percussionist Teal Bain- Roben.
Newburgh ■ Newburgh Accordion and Fiddle Club The Ship Hotel, High Street. 7.30pm. Non-members £3.50; musicians free. All are welcome, especially box and fiddle players. Stirling ■ Stirling’s St Andrew’s Day Celebrations 2010 Various Venues, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com Times vary. Prices vary. Ceilidhs, concerts, workshops and traditional music events all make an appearance on the menu of Stirling’s five-day St Andrew’s festivities.
Glasgow ■ Nuala Kennedy Stereo, Renfield Lane, 222 2254. 7pm. £11. The very fine Irish flute player and singer performs from her pan-Celtic repertoire with the help of some special guests. See Profile, page 63. ■ Shindig in the Square: St Andrew’s Festival Ceilidh St Andrews in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 559 5902. 8pm. £12 (£10). A weekend of music and dancing in celebration of Scotland’s patron saint with live music from Acharacle’s button-box star Fergie MacDonald and his Ceilidh Band. Edinburgh ■ The Baghdaddies The Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance, 650 4673. 8pm. £9 (£6). Blistering Balkan beats and gypsy fusion from Newcastle’s Baghdaddies. ■ Edinburgh Ceilidh Dances Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, 339 5374. 8pm. £6—£10. Traditional fun with ceilidh bands and a piper, and some international folk dances to complement the Scottish classics. Refreshments available.
Angus FREE Angus St Andrew’s Day Festival Town Centre, Monifieth, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com Times vary. A two-day celebration of Scotland’s patron saint featuring a food market, contemporary music, a dance and a chance to learn how to research your own Scottish history.
Dundee ■ Haight-Ashbury, Felix Champion The Doghouse, Ward Road, 01382 206812. 8pm. £5. Sweet female harmonies are applied to songs about drinking too much whisky, courtesy of the headliners. Pittenweem ■ King Creosote’s World Tour of Fife Old Men’s Club, School Wynd. Times tbc. £10. See Sun 21.
Renfrewshire FREE St Andrew’s Day Celebrations Various Venues,
www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com Times vary. See Thu 25.
South Ayrshire ■ South Ayrshire St Andrew’s Day Celebrations Various Venues, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com Times vary. Prices vary. Five days of St Andrew-flavoured frolics, with highlights including a re-enactment of the battle of Rullion Green, a mini tattoo and ‘A Taste of Ayrshire’, the brand new food festival with an emphasis on marine produce. St Andrews ■ St Andrews Festival Various Venues, 07914379320. Times vary. Prices vary. A celebration of all things Scottish in honour of the patron saint, featuring a concert by Amici Cantate and diverse attractions across the city, including performances from the Edinburgh String Quartet and gypsy jazz maestro (and son of Django) Lulo Reinhardt, along with the Scottish Power Kite Festival, an ice rink, live cooking demonstrations, a torch lit procession and, of course, a big fireworks display. Part of St Andrews Festival 2010. See www.standrewsfestival.co.uk for further details. FREE Chloe Matharu UNDERCOVER@, South Street, email@example.com 6—9pm. Very talented young singer and St Andrews’ student, Matharu performs traditional music with influences from India to Wales. Part of the St Andrews Festival 2010. FREE The Red Hot Chilli Pipers UNDERCOVER@, South Street, firstname.lastname@example.org 6—9pm. The unique brand of ‘bag rock’ (that’s bagpipes plus rock) with driving tunes and an energetic stage show. Expect everything from ‘Flower of Scotland’ to Coldplay’s ‘Clocks’, via AC/DC and Deep Purple. Support comes from St Andrews-based singer Matharu (see above). Part of the St Andrews Festival 2010.
Stirling ■ Stirling’s St Andrew’s Day Celebrations 2010 Various Venues, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com Times vary. Prices vary. See Thu 25.
Glasgow FREE Shindig George Square, Array 7—10pm. George Square is transformed into a sea of Saltires and a celebration of Scottish culture with a free concert featuring some top Scottish musicians on Saturday night and a ceilidh dance on Sunday. ■ RSNO: A St Andrew’s Day Party with Phil and Aly Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £12—£32. Scotland’s most celebrated box and fiddle duo rejoin the RSNO to do what they do best in an evening of music, banter and entertainment for St Andrew’s Day. The concert also features 15-times world champions, the House of Edgar Shotts, Dykehead Pipe Band and Glasgow favourite, folksy songstress Eddi Reader, so expect a night of barnstorming music. John Logan conducts. Edinburgh FREE Edinburgh St Andrew’s Day Celebrations 2010 St Andrew Square, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com Times vary. The capital celebrates Scotland’s patron saint in grand style with events including song and dance sessions, poetry classes, the adrenaline-filled St Andrew’s Day challenge and the Battle of the Bands. ■ Faith Music - St Andrew’s Day Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, 556 9579. 3—5pm. £8 (£6). Take the national saint’s day as an opportunity to celebrate all of Scotland’s faiths, with music and song from around the world. FREE Allan Johnston & Friends Captains Bar, South College St. 4pm. See Sat 20.
FREE Burnsong Live The Scottish Parliament, Queensberry House, Holyrood, 0800 092 7500. 6—7.30pm. A showcase of the past winners and competitor from Burnsong competitions. For free tickets see www.scottish.parliament.uk. ■ St Andrew’s Concert Craigmillar Park Church, Craigmillar Park. 7pm. £8 (£6). The Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society plays Scottish traditional fiddle music. ■ Nuala Kennedy Bongo Club, Holyrood Road 558 8844. 7pm. £11. The Edinburgh-based Irish singer and super flute/whistle player, with her top notch band. ■ Karen Matheson The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £16 (£14). Providing the Gaelic vocals of Glasgow- based Capercaillie, Matheson has a beautiful vocal style. Carnoustie FREE Angus St Andrew’s Day Festival Carnoustie, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com 10am—3pm. See Fri 26.
Darvel ■ The Peatbog Faeries with Iain Morrison Town Hall West Main Street, 01560 322437. 7.30pm. £17.50. The high-octane, musically adventurous pan- Celtic trance dance band join Hebridean songwriting troubadour and piper Morrison. ‘Part of the Darvel 4 Seasons Music Festival.’ Dumbarton FREE St Andrew’s Day Celebration Dumbarton Burgh Hall, Church Street, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com 7.30pm. Celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of traditional and contemporary Scottish music at an evening of performances and audience participation events, including workshops in the basics of fiddle, accordion and drums.
Dundee ■ Dundee Fiddlers Rally Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7pm. £14 (£11). Up to 150 musicians and guest artists from around Scotland combine to provide a unique musical spectacle. ■ Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes Chamber of Commerce, Panmure Street. 7.30pm. £20. Ace guitarist Albert Lee is joined by Gerry Hogan (guitar), Pete Wingfield (piano), Brian Hodgson (bass) and Peter Baron (drums) for an evening of quality rockabilly/country rock. Glenrothes ■ The St Andrew’s Ceilidh Dance Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, 01592 611101. 8—11pm. £tbc. Dance the night away to Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeants and the necessary St Andrews’ night stovies.
Monifieth FREE Angus St Andrew’s Day Festival Monifieth Theatre, High Street, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com 7–9.30pm. See Fri 26.
Peebles ■ Downright Homespun Radio Company’s Annual Christmas Compendium Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £6. Akin to a Christmas gathering with friends around the fire, the Downright Homespun Radio Company performs music and songs, and tells a number of tall tales with a festive slant. ■ Kieran Halpin Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The popular Irish singer-songwriter whose songs touch on universal themes. Renfrewshire FREE St Andrew’s Day Celebrations Various Venues, www.scotlandswinterfestivals.com Times vary. See Thu 25.3