0 Sitar Recital Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Tickets from Kalpna Restaurant 667 9890or Shamiana Restaurant 228 2265. Interarts-Visual present a classical sitar recital by Buthaditya. one of the top few sitar players in India today.

0 Nelson Rail Concerts Nelson Hall. McDonald Road Library (off Leith Walk) 556 5630. 8.00pm. Tickets free at door. Daphne Godson (violin) and Sheila Desson (piano) open the 1985/6 season of the Nelson Hall monthly concerts.




0 Recital, Claremont String Quartet The Burrell Collection. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws. 7.00pm. £3.50 (conc £2.50) (series discount available). Tickets from Ian Budd. 21 Dunvegan Drive. Glasgow G64. Bishopbriggs. This Glasgow—based quartet comprising of members ofthe Scottish National Orchestra gives the first of a series of four concerts in the splendid surroundings ofthe Burrell Collection. On the programme are quartets by Beethoven (Op 18 No 2). Shostakovich (No 8 Op 1 10) and Dvorak (the American).




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The Chilean Group lnti Illlmani has been playing together for almost 20 years and in exile since 1973 when Allende was overthrown. They remained In ltaly where they had been appearing at a festival, and with so many ol their friends in the Chilean New Song Movement vanished, arrested or murdered Ilite Victor .iara, lntl Illlmani have continued the stntggle for a democratic Chile with that most potent weapon their music. Atterfhe coup the new government in Chile banned the movement's songs, their costumes and instruments. Now where have we heard that before?

Hired by the BBC to make the music for a documentary The Flightoi the Condor-which was a huge success, composing for Ballet Rambert, and

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0 Scottish Opera in Prospect, Lecture Magdalen Chapel. Cowgate. 1.15pm. Tickets free at door. An insight into the forthcoming attractions in Scottish Opera's new season in Glasgow and Edinburgh by Dick Telfer. Scottish Opera’s distinguished archivist. Operas on offer this season include The Magic Flute. Oberon with a new libretto by Anthony Burgess. Weill’s The Rise and Fall ofthe City of Mahagonny. The Marriage of Figaro and Britten's The Turn of the Screw. O Masterclass Music Department. Napier College. Sighthill Court. 1.30pm. Free. Tickets. please contact: Neil Butterworth. Head of Music 453 6111.An opportunity not to be missed for clarinettists ofall ages and standards. World famous Jack Brymer gives a Masterclass arranged through the Music Dept of Napier College.

0 Srl Chinmoy, Peace Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road 661 8403. 8.00pm. Tickets free. You‘ve probably never heard of him but Sri Chinmoy has played to 13.000 in Paris, 5.000 in London. 30.000 in Germany. more thousands in the US and Canada. He is described as an Indian spiritual teacher. a man of peace bringing people together in its

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touring the world, lnti llllmani have gained a huge respect lor their music which is a distillation of the folk lonns and instruments of their culture arranged with intelligence and superb musicianship. All singers, they play a bewildering variety oi instruments with an uncanny sense ol rhythm and dynamics born of years oi making music together. A very beautiful sound, they are appearing at the Usher hall, Edinburgh, on 5 October. Len Turns will support together with Sprangeen another group of six who perform Scottish music on clarsachs, ilute, fiddle, double bass, concertlnas, temple bells etc. . . Another, unremarkable, fact is that they are all the same gender, liite lntl llllmani, only dllierent.


cause. As he puts it himself. this player offlute. harmonium. ‘cello and Indian esraj. he ‘introduces meditation into the world of mediation.’ (See also Open List).



0 Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Lecture Stevenson Hall, St George‘s Pl, 332 4101. 2pm. Free. Professor Hugh Macdonald will give a talk on the Chamber Music of Debussy and Ravel.


0 The Ouatrain, Recital Queens Hall. Clerk St, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3.00. Rhona Cowan. Myra Brown. Roger Crook and Tom McMillan accompanied by Nancy Crook, with guest flautist Lex McDowall. Programme to be announced.


Glasgow ; 0 The Corries Theatre Royal. Hope

Street, 332 3321. 8pm. £5. £4. £3.

Edinburgh '

0 North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland Street, 225 2433. Popular folk songs in matching shirts.



0 The Corries Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 3321. 8pm. As above.

0 Franltle Armstrong's Voice Wortshop Glasgow Arts Centre. Washington Street, 221 4526. 4—6pm. £1.

0 Afternoon Session Victoria Bar, Bridgegate, 552 6040.

0 Maria Tolly Glasgow Arts Centre. Washington Street, 221 4526. 8pm. £1.50,£1. From London, hard hitting Socialist contemporary singer/songwriter.


0 lntl Illlmani Sprangeen and Left Turns, Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155.

0 Liz and Maggie Cruiclrshanlt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Edinburgh‘s McGarrigles.



0 Chieftains Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £5. £4. Ireland‘s musical ambassadors, Sean Keane. fiddle, and Matt

Malloy, flute, have just released an album as a duo.

0 Music Session Victoria Bar, Bridgegate, 552 6040.


0 Kate and Anna McGarrigle ' Playhouse. 7.30pm. £4.50. The i sisters back from North America


with their wonderfully wry and poignant self-penned songs, some traditional, some in French. Tasteful backing musicians and. at best. exquisite harmony singing.

0 Freddie Thompson and Willie Beaton Glenelg Hotel. Leamington Terrace, 229 6481. Unique fiddling, singing and crack.

0 Nobody's Business Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Accoustic guitars. clarinet.sax,dood1esac!



0 Hungarian Gypsy Group Lorne Hotel. 2—4.30pm. All week afternoon coffee with Hungarian Gypsy Group. Kelvin Park.

0 Irish Session Stage Door, Gorbals Street. 429 0922. With Jimmy McCue and others.


0 Mainly Scottish session Fiddlers Arms, Grassmarket. 229 2655. Neil and Ann and whoever else is in.

0 GI" Hewitt Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Singer and Song session.



0 Session Victoria Bar. Bridgegate, 552 6040.


0 Jim Knight Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Guitar/songs session.

0 Iain McNair Waverley Bar. St Mary’s Street. Quiet little upstairs bar.

0 Neil (Box) and Ann (fiddle) West End Hotel. Palmerston Place, 225 3656.

0 Barrie Band Bannerman‘s Bar, Cowgate. 556 3254. Fiddle, small pipes, strings. flutes.



0 Chieftains Playhouse. 7.30pm. £4. £3.50.

0 Reverend Brothers Shore Bar. Leith, 553 5080.

0 Alan Johnstone Waverley Bar, St Mary‘s Street. Scots songs/guitar.

O Seannachie Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Girl singer, fiddles, flute. mandoline. bodhran.



0 Last chance for afternoon with the Gypsy Band.

0 |(notve 0' Gail Star Folk Club. Calton Place.


0 Len Turns Session with Reverend Brothers. Trades Council. Broughton Street Lane. All welcome.

0 Shetland Fiddlers Society West End Hotel, Palmerston Place, 225 3656. 0 David Potter Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976.

0 Iain McNair Waverley Bar. St Mary’s Street.

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