-' The Easy Club, who transform Scottish music, playing on acoustic stringed instruments and percussion and using chord structures more usually found in swing jazz groups are in concert with Sileas in Portobello Town Hall on Fri 6 Dec. The band has just returned from ; the US and a new album including more sell-penned material and songs from Rod will soon be in the shops. The concert is one or a series or events in the hall promoted by the Department of Recreation ol Edinburgh District Council. Improving Services— Creating ; Gigs. i

0 Left Turns Ceilidh St Annes Community Centre. Cowgate (near Bannerman‘s Bar). Tickets £2 (£1). A fundraiser for the dismissed miners Christmas Appeal. The Wild Cigarillos will be playing for dancing. and other performers will be appearing during the course of the revels. 8pm till 1am. Late bar.


0 Radio Clyde Gordon Hotchkiss' Folk Programme. 8—9pm.

0 BBC Radio Scotland Take the Floor. 1 6.05-7.30pm.

0 BBC Radio 2 Folk on Two. 6—7pm.


0 Rab Noakes Glasgow Arts Centre. 8pm. Tickets£1.50 (£1 ). Distinctive voice. clean and clever guitar playing are married to self-penned or otherwise chosen songs. Rab has commanded a loyal following over the years. 0 The Broadcasting Band Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Michael Marta and Jim Wilkie team up with virtuoso accordionist Blair Douglas and a drummer and guitarist. A mix of contemporary and traditional music on Celtic themes. 0 Fiddlers Rally Glasgow Caledonian Strathspey and Reel Society. The Scottish Exhibition Centre. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50 child). An evening of Scottish Dance Music with soloist Anne Lorne Gillies in aid of the

Sileas are Mary McMaster and Patsy Seddon who perform on the two varieties of Scottish harp, one wire-strung and the other gut-strung. they will also be appearing at the Glasgow Tryst and with Flora McNeil oi Barra and Iain Mclnnes at Sprangeen's Christmas party in the Bedlam Theatre

on Fri 13 Dec. Tickets lorthe Bedlam

E and the Easy Club album can be

' obtained from Canongate Music,

? Blacklriars Street, Edinburgh,

! Scotland’s only specialist shop dealing

in folk instruments, music and records. (Norman Chalmers).

charity organisation ‘Second Chance’ for transplant surgery.


0 Liz and Maggie Cruickshank The singing sisters hold court at the Royal Oak. Infirmary Street, 557 2976.


Glasgow 0 Session in Vicky Bar Evening in

Victoria Bar. Bridgegate.


0 Groundswell Glench Hotel. Leamington Terrace. A gang of three. including one increasingly Oriental gentleman. playing music from more than one country. The usual government health warnings etc.

o Nobody's Business Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate. Swing, Blues and Folk from 4 nice boys enjoying every minute ofit.



0 The Irish Music Session The Stage Door Bar. Gorbals Street. 429 0932.

The reel stuff.


0 The Fiddlers Arms Grassmarket. Always tunes going in the corner. 0 Gill Hewitt The Royal Oak,

Infirmary Street. Lots of singing and quaffing.



0 Session in Vicky Bar Victoria Bar, Bridgegate. 552 6040.


0 Crown Folk Club 48a The Pleasance. Workshops in Tin Whistle. Fiddle. Singing and Guitar. 7.30pm.

0 The Barrie Band Bannerman‘s Bar. Cowgate. 556 3254. Big instrumental session in the back room.

0 Ian McNair Waverley Bar. St Mary's Street.




0 BBC Radio Scotland - ‘Tide and island' 1.40—2pm. Old and recently recorded music from the Celtic countries.


0 Amos and Rocks Edinburgh Folk Club at the Osbourne Hotel, York Place. Successful. much admired and travelled contemporary singer songwriting duo on their home ground should have the club full.

0 Alan Johnson Waverley Bar. St Mary‘s Street.

0 The Reverend Brothers The Shore Bar.The Shore, Leith.



0 Selanta The Star Folk Club. Carlton Place. 429 2558. 8pm. £1 (OAP 25p). Good local band with colourful instrumental line-up including Irish pipes and clarsach and especially the hammer dulcimer ofJack Bethel.


0 Highland Line Clancy‘s, Dundee Street. From the Beatles to Robbie Burns. Ian and Ronnie on guitar.

0 Shetland Fiddlers Society West End Hotel. Palmerston Place.

0 The Reverend Brothers Trades Council. Broughton Street Lane. Till 1am. Free. Music in the bar of the Trades Council. Organised by Left Turns. All welcome to join in or just to have a drink.




0 Jazz on Record Glasgow Rhythm Club. Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Come and listen, informal talks on Ragtime. New Orleans, Swing. Bebop. Avant Garde.



o Eggy Ley’s Hotshots Wilkie House,

Cowgate. 8pm. Buffet and late bar. Tickets £3.50, £2.50 concs. Featuring Fionna Duncan. the Alex Shaw Trio and Tam White and The Dexters. Eggy's multi-instrumental group from Southend on a British tour.

0 Terje Rypdal Trio Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Presented by Platform Jazz. 10pm. £3.50(£2.50 members). See panel.



0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown‘s. St Vincent Street. 1.30—4.30pm. Jazz from the Big Band era.

0 Frank Pantrini Quintet Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. Lunchtime. 0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows, Bath Street. 3320352. Swing Music. Lunchtime.

0 Margaret Murphy Alternate Weeks in Metropolitan Bistro. Ruthven Lane. Lunchtime.


0 Jazz in the Gallery City Art Gallery, Market Street. 2.30pm. Free. Steve Kettlcy/Dick Lee Duo at the Derek Roberts Exhibition.

0 Tam White and The Dexters Platform 1. Rutland Street. Tam with the 9 piece band.

0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime. Piano-based band.

0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street. Haymarket. Traddies having a good time in a different combination.



0 Bourbon Jazz Band Beacon Hotel. Park Terrace. Lunchtime. Dixieland Band.

0 Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar, TronTheatre, Parnie Street. Lunchtime.

O TZone Nico‘s. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1585. Cool modern. Lunchtime.


0 Mike Hart's Society Syncopators Learmonth Hotel, Learmonth Terrace. Lunchtime.

0 Robert Gray Band Blues Rockers on tour. Playhouse. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £4. £3.50.

0 Pete Baynes Melville Castle Hotel. Lasswade.

0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.

0 Capital Jazz Band Grosvenor Hotel. Grosvenor Street. Lunchtime.

O Contos Platform 1. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Latin Jazz with vibes.

o Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816.

o Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace.

0 Jack Findlay orTom Findlay Quartet Alternate weeks. Fingers Piano Bar. Frederick Street.



0 The Cotton Club Jazz Dance Disco. Scott Street. 3320712. 10.30pm—3.30am.


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