band. ■ Ceolas The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8pm. £14. A celebration of the summer school in South Uist that offers tuition in Scottish music and dance. A showcase of Gaelic performing arts traditions from tutors and guest artists. ■ Gretchen Peters and Anthony D’Amato Mitchell Library, North Street, 353 8000. 8–11pm. £13. ■ A Little Bird Blown off Course (Eun Bheag Chanaidh) Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 8pm. £13. See Fri 31. ■ McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle and Paddy Callaghan Trio The National Piping Centre, 30–34 McPhater Street, Cowcaddens, 353 0220. 8pm. £15. The ensemble performs traditional and contemporary folk. ■ Celtic Connections Festival Club Walkabout, 128 Renfield Street, 353 8000. 10.30pm–4am. £8. See Thu 23. ■ Celtic Connections Late Night Sessions The National Piping Centre, 30–34 McPhater Street, Cowcaddens, 353 0220. 11pm. £5. See Thu 23.
Sunday 2 Glasgow ■ New Voices: Rachel Newton Mitchell Library, North Street, 353 8000. 1–2pm. £11. Singer, harpist and fiddler Newton (The Shee). ■ Hazy Recollections O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 2.30– 5.30pm. £10. See Sun 26. ■ BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 5–8pm. £13. Six finalists compete to win a prestigious award that has been the springboard for many folk careers, including those of Anna Massie, Catriona Watt, Ewan Robertson and James Graham to name but a few. ■ Jace Everett and L’Acoustica Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 353 8000. 7.30–10.30pm. £14. Nashville- based country singer responsible for the swampy theme tune to True Blood. ■ The Milk Carton Kids St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, 353 8000. 7.30–10pm. £13. Minimalist Americana duo of Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale. ■ Transatlantic Sessions Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30–10.30pm. £26–£29. See Fri 31. ■ Sadie & the Hotheads and Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. 8–10.30pm. £14. Rootsy pop band fronted by Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern. ■ Celtic Connections Festival Club Walkabout, 128 Renfield Street, 353 8000. 10.30pm–4am. £5. See Thu 23. ■ Celtic Connections Late Night Sessions The National Piping Centre, 30–34 McPhater Street, Cowcaddens, 353 0220. 11pm. £5. See Thu 23.
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Thursday 23 Edinburgh ■ Burns Night Edinburgh Folk Club, Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2458. 8pm. £15 (£12; members £8). An informal celebration of the national bard’s birthday.
Friday 24 Glasgow
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OF MONTREAL The disco-pop-psych-rock collagists Of Montreal (based in Athens, Georgia, contrary to what the band name may suggest) changed direction fairly dramatically on last year’s album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar – with founding member Kevin Barnes revisiting his roots and playing around with sounds from 60s and 70s bands he grew up with like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Big Star. ■ The Art School, Glasgow, Tue 18 Feb.
■ Burns Ceilidh Cottiers Theatre, 93–95 Hyndland Street, 357 4000. 7pm. £28. A three course Burns supper with a dram, toasts, poems and bagpipes all followed by a ceilidh (from 9pm). ■ Burns Celebrations Ceilidh The Ferry, 25 Anderston Quay, 01698 360085. 8pm. £8–£10 ceilidh only; meal and ceilidh £22.95. What better way to celebrate the life of The Bard than with a real old heilan’ stramash? The Tatties Ceilidh Band provide the jigs and reels and head chef Jack has prepared a special menu for the occasion. Dinner will be served from 6pm but if you just want to head along for the ceilidh, tickets are available for 8pm entry. Edinburgh ■ Whisky Kiss The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm–1am. £10. A cool take on traditional Scottish dancing with the ‘ceilidh in a club’ featuring Highland Hotties, breakdancers, trad folk and DJ Grum Stone playing club classics and contemporary house (with the band giving the house hits a ‘tartan twist’). ■ Burns 4 Beginners The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 07786 162990. 8–10pm. £5 (£2). Poems and songs by Robert Burns. ■ Ceilidh at The Counting House Counting House, West Nicolson Street, 667 7533. 10–11.30pm. £14 (£12). The
Annasach Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this ceilidh dance with a caller. Under 18s are welcome but must be accompanied by two adults over 25. Peebles ■ Outside Track Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7pm. £14 (£12; children £5). Folk band combining British and Canadian culture, delivering traditional music with a modern twist.
Glasgow ■ Burns Ceilidh Cottiers Theatre, 93–95 Hyndland Street, 357 4000. 7pm. £28. See Fri 24. ■ JJ Gilmour The Glad Café, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, 636 6119. 7.30pm. £12. The former frontman with the Silencers performs his Celtic rock banter. Edinburgh ■ Scots Music Group Ceilidh St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7.30pm. £8 (£6) advance; £10 (£8) on the door. Fundraising ceilidh of traditional music and dancing. Cast Off play live. ■ Ceilidh at The Counting House Counting House, West Nicolson Street, 667 7533. 10–11.30pm. £14 (£12). See
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Edinburgh ■ Pauline Alexander and Edwin Gallacher Wee Folk Club, Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. 8.30pm. £5. Original material and song interpretation from the folk and easy listening Glasgow duo.
Tuesday 28 Edinburgh FREE Cafe Ceilidh Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. 2–4pm. Relaxed day time traditional music session hosted by Linten Adie, for Scots Music Group. A celebration of Robert Burns Part of Burnsfest. ■ String Circle Fiddle Class St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. 7–9pm. £84 (£60). Learn to play the fiddle in a relaxed group in Edinburgh. Note: this course begins Tue Jan 14 and runs until Tue Apr 1.
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