Glasgow 0 Glasgow Tryst Festival See Panel.


0 St Andrews nght Concert The Edinburgh Fiddlers with the Tri-Service Bands, Kevock Choir and the Highland Dancers onueen Victoria School, Dunblane. In aid of the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen‘s Association. Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 7.30pm. Tickets £4 to £2.



0 Glasgow Tryst Festival See Panel.

0 Eddie Walker Black Bull Hotel Folk Club, Milngavie. Eddie‘s latest album ‘Picking My Way‘ shows off his very fine guitar technique, his choice of songs less so.


0 Harpways Glenelg Hotel, Leamington Terrace, 229 6481. Wendy on clarsach and Alan on guitar/mandoline on quick trip up from Lancaster to play in Glasgow Tryst.

0 Nobody's Business Bannerman's Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Guitar, sax, clarinet and bass swinging in the vaults.



0 Regular Irish Music Session Stage Door Bar, Gorbals Street, 429 0922. Beside the Citizens Theatre. The authentic Irish traditional music scene in Glasgow.


0 Traditional Dancing with Live Music 14 Buccleuch Place. 7.30—9.30pm. Reels and other dances from Scotland and England but excluding the Country Dance repertoire. No experience necessary and a friendly welcome guaranteed. For more info. phone John Nuttall 447 41 17 in the evenings.

O Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Longest running session in Edinburgh. Always full.

0 Gill Hewitt Royal Oak, Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Singing session led by Gill on vocals and banjo.


O Vicky Bar Session Victoria Bar, Bridgegate. Depends on who is on. Probably people still here from the Tryst weekend.


0 Ian McNair Waverley Bar, St Mary’s Street. Fine singer/guitarist in parlour-sized upstairs bar.

0 Crown Folk Club 48a the Pleasance. A weekly workshop in tinwhistle, fiddle, singing and guitar. 7.30pm. If you want to learn folk music, get along.

0 The Barrie Band Bannerman’s Bar, Cowgate, 556 3254. Music till midnight from a mixture of Edinburgh’s instrumentalists.


0 Jim Knight The Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. Music here every night of the week. Bar open until 1am. Check 557 2976. Very informal session.


0 BBC Radio Scotland - ‘Tide and Island’ 1.40—2pm. Music from the Celtic countries.


0 Nightiar with Maggie Maclnnes Third Eye Centre, Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. Tickets £2 (£1.50 cones). Charlie Harrigan and Willie Hosie join with Maggie, her clarsach combining with guitar and other instruments to perform ‘Songs from Scotland and the heart‘.


0 Edinburgh Folk Club Visit to the club by the Balerno Roadshow, a useful ploy in having a good night on the cheap and conserving the Club funds. 8pm. Osbourne Hotel, York Place. Admission charged.

0 The Reverend Brothers lrish-based pagans in the Shore Bar. Leith.

0 Alan Johnson Waverley Bar, St Mary’s Street. Scottish traditional and contemporary songs and acoustic guitar.


0 BBC Radio Scotland - ‘Travelling Folk' 8.20—10pm. Hosted by Archie Fisher.


0 Eddie Walker Star Folk Club, Carlton Place. £1 (25p OAP) 429 2558. Time served, eloquent guitar picker with penchant for transatlantic songs, rags, blues and folk jazz.


0 Lett Turns Session Trades Council, Broughton Street Lane. Mae Shaw is back from her trip on behalfof Left Turns to East Germany and should sing a song or two, in the company of the residents The Reverend Brothers. All welcome. Late bar. Free.

0 Ian McNair with Ronnie McDonald are at Clancy‘s in Dundee Street, 9L12pm. As Highland Line they perform a mixture ofcontemporary, 605 and traditional material on vocals and guitars.

o The Shetland Flddlers’ Society West End Hotel, Palmerston Place, 225 3656. All welcome.


the accent on instrumental music, has Billy Jackson and Billy Ross-founder members oi Ossian who still perform as a duo and Harpways, Wendy Stewart and Alan James, playing. Also appearing at this concert will be Ron Shaw on cello, Alasdair Fraser on bagpipes and whistles and Manlred Malzahn on strings. Collectively they comprise Highground, and play music composed by Ron. The otherconcert devotes itself exclusively to song. Dena Graham is a Gaelic singer with a line and unusual voice. Tam Reid is from the bothy tradition of the North East and Heather Heywood has a wide repertoire of folk songs. Stramash, in whole or in part will host the evening in the Trades Hall, Glassiord Street, 7.30pm, £2.

After all this head overto the informal ceilidh in the Blackfriars, Bell Street, till midnight. No admission charge.

On Sunday Hamish Henderson, whose song demanding Nelson Mandela's freedom was subsequently collected by a lolklorist in South Africa! will lead two hours of music and verse organised by Chapman magazine in the company of Raymond Vettesse,

. Leonard Duinn, Gillean Somerville, Jo Miller; Babbity Bowster, 16 Blacktriars Street, 4.30 - 6.30pm, programme donauon.

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Billy Jackson and Billy Ross are two of the performers and participants in a weekend of ceilidhs, concerts, competitions, workshops and sessions centred on the old merchant city of Glasgow on and around St. Andrews Day. This last little old folk festival of the year is co-organised by the T.M.S.A and the Glasgow branch of Forum who are concerned with the preservation and promulgation of the traditional arts. There are 14 events between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, the venues all being within easy walking distance of one another. There are two ceilidhs on Friday evening to choose from, one in Sloans Restaurant in the Argyle Arcade with The Levellers Ceilidh Band, 8pm, £2, and the other is in the Star Club, Calton Place, 8pm, £2. Both will keep you up late.

The piping competition on Saturday torthe Lord Provost's Duaich commences at 9.30am and runs through till 6pm. Entry is by programme (£1 .50) and the event is held in the City Chambers, George Square. There are three instrumental workshops in the Trades Council, Glassiord Street. The clarsach is demonstrated in both its wire and gut-strung forms by Mary McMaster and Patsie Seddon from 12 noon -1pm. Three styles of fiddle playing are given expression between 2 and 3.30pm by

FRIDAY 5 Angus Grant from the West Coast, Glasgow Sunday afternoon there will . Alistair Hardie from the North East and be a workshop in Babbity Bowster, 2 - Edlflblll'gh Ali Bainlrom those islands halfway to 2.30pm, £1 —three varieties otsmaller

Norway. The tin whistles of John Gahagan and Ian Kirkpatrick are unleashed between 3.30 and 4.30pm. Admission to each workshop is £1. There is a singers' workshop in the Victoria Bar, Bridgegate, 2 - 6pm. (Free). The two all-afternoon sessions in the Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross and the Blacktriars round the corner in Bell Street are also free.

pipes, the Lowland Scottish or Border Pipes, with Rab Wallace, the Northumbrian small-pipes, with Chris Miller and the Uillean, or Irish pipe with Pat McNulty. John Gahagan will also be there to answer questions on the nearly complete set of Springburn low-pipes recently unearthed and undergoing conservation and restoration in the Kelvingrove

A concert in the Satinwood Room, Museum. An ill wind that nobody blows City Chambers, 7.30pm, £2.50, with good. (Norman Chalmers).

0 Easy Club with Slleas Portobello Town Hall. 7.30pm. £2 and £1 conc. See Panel.

0 Encounters Adam House, Chambers Street. £3. An evening of Scottish, German and Swiss folk song and music, with High Ground who are an Edinburgh trio playing original music in the traditional form with pipes, cello, guitar and bouzouki played by Alasdair Fraser, Ron Shaw and Manfred Malzahn. Also on the bill are the Edinburgh

University German Singers.

The List 29 Nov— 12 Dec 21