. Glasgow

O Nailan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Popular meeting place. Traditional instrumental music.

0 Limited Edition Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Contemporary folk ’n’ country.


0 Edinburgh Folk Club Osbourne Hotel. York Place. 556 5746. Evening. Mike Whellans (to be confirmed). Ace mouth organ player and guitarist. singer. Check nearer the time.

o Lothian Morris Men Leith Community Centre. 7.30pm. New dancers and musicians (fiddle. squeeze box. pipe and tabor) sought. If interested. phone John Green. ()31 6682754.

0 Reverend Brothers Shore Bar. Leith. Evening. Anti-musicians‘ booze tip. Watch out for pink bodhran.

THURSDAY 30 Glasgow

0 Star Folk Club Calton Place. 8pm. £1. From the USA. Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie. Robin is female and plays the hammered dulcimcr. No strangers to these parts. they mix in some British tunes to their repertoire of American traditional songs and airs.

0 Red Neck Mothers 'I‘olbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. Country blues outfit.


0 Shetland Fiddlers West EndHotel. Palmerston Place. Evening. All welcome. with or without a fiddle.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Very late bar. Music and singing till way past midnight.


Please note that evening sessions begin at approx 8.30pm unless otherwise stated.



0 Mary Kiani Willy‘s Bar. Virginia Street. Evening. Younger singer. good voice. with keyboard or guitar accompaniment.

0 George McGowan Guintet Riverside.

Fox Street. off Clyde Street. l0pm—2am.


0 Art Farmer and the Brian Keddie Quintet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 10pm. Late bar. £4.50 (£3.50). Flugelhorn and trumpet maestro. See panel.

0 Spirits 01 Rhythm Basin Street.




A concert at high quality American bluegrass and country swing on the 22nd heralds a week-end ol lolk music overthe hills in Penicuik. Their mini-lestival has a ceilidh with pipers, dancers, guests and a late bar commencing 8pm Fri 24th in the Town Hall £2.50.

Saturday’s venue is the Navaar

House Hotel (on Bog Road) where there

is a singaround compered by Danny Kyle at 12.30pm and the usual instrumental session going in the bar. At 5.30pm Barbara McDermitt will be storytelling. There are exhibitions, stalls, records, instrument makers, crafts and Punch and Judy shows with light meals available lrom lunchtime.

Children are admitted tree, adults 50p. i

In the evening, same venue, 7.30pm £2.00, Blackeyed Biddy, a much enjoyed group of traditionalish players and singers share a concert with the beautiful vocal duets of Christine Kydd and Janet Russell, and guests. Christy Moore (see photo) is back in Edinburgh (17th). Out of Planxty by Moving Hearts, Christy continues his solo career, his concerts including more and more contemporary and sell penned song. Indeed his last album ‘0rdinary Man’ has but one song

Riverboat backdrop. New Orleans music. 0 Shore Bar Shore, Leith. Evening. Piano and bass supply background music.

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0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown‘s. St Vincent Street. 226 4685. 1.30—4.30pm. Brassy and loud Big Band settings.

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 3320352. Lunchtime.

0 George Penman Jazzman The Midas, St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Trad Band from way back when.

I (Blantyre Explosion)lromthetradition. i The instrumental accompaniment is

0 Jimmy Feighan Guintet with Shelagh

Buchanan Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime. Vibraphone and sax with smooth vocalist.

0 Tom McGrath Cumbernauld Theatre Bar. Lunchtime. The playwright at the piano and a good assortment ofother musicians in session.

0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. Evening. Piano bar has young mainstream singer.


0 Ronnie Rae Jr. Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.

0 Toto’s Swing Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. Lunchtime.

0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Banjo leader for arrangements ofclassic early jazz.

0 Tam White and the Dexters Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Bluesy soul/jazz. great vocalists, brass section and guitar/keyboard band.

. 0 Shore BarShore. Leith. Evening.

played mainly by his old mates lrom Planxty, albeit in stylestailored to suit, and using instruments from the synthesiserto the drum, played by Christy and quaintly spell on the album sleeve, the Bowrawn.

Songs with more political and social

establishment by Roy Bailey and Leon , Rosselson in their performance ‘No Cause Of Alarm‘ Glasgow 25th. They are without peer as visionary

and New Orleans venue.



0 Sophie Bancrolt Trio Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street. Evening. One of the best young singers in Edinburgh. 0 East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon.

; Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922.

? Evening.Straightearlytunes and arrangements.

0 Delta Devils Shore Bar. Leith.

Evening. Piano boogie. guitar and

vocals. Saloon Bar music.

E 0 Royal Mile Jazz Quartet The

3 Garrick. Spittal Street. Evening.

I 0 Saint Stephen Street Stampers Basin

Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening Riverboat. New Orleans.


I Glasgow

0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Superb sax and flute in newly decorated pub.

0 Kit Carey Jazz Band Esquire House. Great Western Road. 334 9491. Evening. New Orleans TradJazz.


0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar

.. House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. g 667 2828. Evening. ' 0 Swing ’86 Malt Shovel. Cockburn

Street. 225 6843. Evening. Hot club

vocals. 0 Delta Devils Gladstones. High g Street. Evening. Blues and Boogie in smallish venue.

SUNDAY 19 j Glasgow

0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shulllers Bonhams Wine Bar. Byrcs Road. Lunchtime. Trad and Dixieland in the West End.

0 Jan Cocktail Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening. A real fire. real wood panels. not too modern music.

0 Kit Carey's Jazz Band Duke of Tourainne. Ingram Street. 5520140. Evening.

0 Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. Lunchtime.


0 Driving Sideways Queen Victoria Bar. Duke Street. Leith. Evening. Blues. Rock, Reggae and Funk.

0 Swing '86 Gilded Balloon, Cowgate. Evening. The swing stylists.

0 Mike Hart's Society Syncopators L‘Attache. Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. Evening. Classicjazz with banjo; smooth vocals from Wendy Weatherby.

O Celsius Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Chamberjazz. Guitars. string bass. clarinet and titanium drum improvisations.

0 Melanie 0'Reilly and Francis Cowan Windsor Buffet. Elm Row, Leith Walk. 5564195. Evening. Mainstream vocals and guitar.

0 Tam White and the Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 2263816. Evenings. Soul/Rock band with brass.

o Basin Street Stompers Basin Street.

sound clarinet. sax. guitars and bass

and spectacles. 0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street,

Haymarket. Evening. Solid trad

band in Edinburgh‘s main venue for the early form of jazz.

0 Melanie D’Reilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar. Leith. Acoustic guitar

backed singer. mainstream jazz.



0 John Burgess Guintet Gladstones.

Royal Mile. 8pm. Young moderns. 0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Trad/swing band.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland Music.

0 Take 3 Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 6670845. Evening. Good Jazz as wallpaper.

0 Bob Busby’s New Orleans Band Ca ' Va Wine Bar. High Street. Evening.

THURSDAY 23 Glasgow 0 Rootsy Tootsy Blues Band Halt Bar,

Woodlands Road. Evenings. R & B. I

i 0 Burton, Clark, Coutts La Taverna,

Woodlands Road. Evening. Post be-bop. dynamic modern jazz.


0 Driving Sideways Gladstones. High Street. Evening. Loud Blues/Rock. o Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street,

3 HaymarketTerrace. Evening. Edinburgh’s main trad jazz venue.

Groups every night.

FRIDAY 24 Glasgow

0 George McGowan Ouintet Riverside, Rox Street. offCIyde Street. 10pm.

Haymarket Terrace. Evening. | Trio ofplayers with piano. bass and Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad

Late Bar. Small line-up for the Big

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