I The Zulu Open Mic ()‘Neill‘s. Sauchiehall Street. 353 3915. 9pm—-midnight. 1-‘ree. Weekly open-mic night for musicians and entertainers.

I Festival Club with Gibb Todd The Quality (‘entral llotel.

10.30pm late. £3.50. live bands. food. bars and sessions. I’ur! (iffy/tic

( 'rmnr'r'lrrms'.


I lain Anderson in Conversation The Piping (‘entre. 1pm. £1. See Thu 22. I’url rg/‘(t'llir‘ ('mtm'r‘lirms‘.

I BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk lixhibition Hall. 2pm. Free. Archie Fisher hosts a recording with music and discussion from the festiyal. l’urr ri/‘(t'lric

( 'mtm'r‘tirms.

I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage [Exhibition Hall. 5pm. Free. See Thu 22. l’url of ('cllir~ ( ’rmnm‘limis‘.

I Talks and Debates The Piping Centre. 6pm. Free. Piping masterclass with Alasdair (iillies and (iordon Walker. l’ur! o/‘(t'llir‘ ('mmcr'lirms'.

I Bagad Kemper and Susana Seivane Main Auditorium. 7.30pm. £12.50 £14.50. l'ifty-strong group of champion bagpipes. bombardes. drums and accordions from Brittany. Support from young star of (ialician piping. l’url of (chic ('rmm'r'lirms.

I Croft No 5 and Nusa The Arches. 8.30pm. £12.50. Fast and furious jigs and reels with attitude. and decks.

I Rock Salt and Nails and Saltfishforty King Tuts Walt Walt llul. 8.30. £10. Roots rock front Shetland and the north.

I An Turus: Christine Primrose and Brian O’Headhra with Fiona Mackenzie The Piping (‘entre 8pm. £8. The Journey a celebration of Scottish and Irish (iaelic song. Purl (iffy/tic ('rmru'r'lirms‘.

I Juliet Turner and John Spillane Tron Theatre. 8pm. £10. Irish sitiger/songwriter with a poppy folk/country style joins forces with award-winning (‘ork sitiger/songwriter Spillane. I’urt u/t‘rllir' (‘mim'rtiunsp

I Salsa Celtica Main Auditorium. 8pm. £12.50. lidinburgh-based internationally acclaimed mix of Jazz. African. Latin and (‘eltic rhythms (and bagpipes). with support from fingerstyle guitarist Ian Melrose. l’ur! rift'r’llir'

( 'mmr’r‘limts.

I Alasdair Fraser and Friends (ilasgow Cathedral. 8.15pm. £12.50. The great l'S-exiled Scottish fiddler and his pals. in an atmospheric concert by candlelight. l’urt urn/m-

( 'rmm’r‘lirms‘.

I Bert Jansch and Bernard Butler Barrowland. 8.30pm. £16. The ground-breaking guitarist with his unique blend of folk. blues and jazz. teams up with ex-Suede and McAlmont collaborator sitiger/songwriter Butler. I’ur! (t/‘(ir’llit‘ (THIIH’t’IITHlS.

I Celtic Connections Ceilidh lixhibition Hall. 8.30pm. £6. The Scott llaryey (‘eilidh Band. an all-new dance floor and drinks promos. I’ur! ri/‘(rltir‘ (‘mtm'r'limt.s.

I Festival Club with Gibb Todd The Quality (‘entral Hotel. 10.30pm. £3.50. See Thu 22. I’m! (iffy/Irv (‘mtnr’r‘tirmsp


I Burns’ Supper Kirk ()‘l’ield Parish Church. Brown Street. Pleasance. 332 2758. 7.30—10pm. £5. Burns‘ supper with speakers. singers. pianist and a piper.

Laura Boosinger and her Band St Bride‘s (‘entre. ()rwell Terrace. 346 1-105. 7.30pm. £10. ()utstanding interpreter of old-time mountain music from the Southern Appalachians.

Celtic Connections You can't avoid Celtic Connections just now. and why should you when it covers not just the beauties of the ancient Scots song tradition in Sheila Stewart. but the inflated posturings of Bob Geldof. and the wonderfully jazzy and woefully underheard Esbjorn Svensson Trio. Truly. something for everyone. Various venues. Glasgow, Thu 22 Jan—Sun 7 Feb.

Laura Boosinger Forget rhinestones. frills and men in funny hats. this is not Nashville Laura Boosinger (pictured) brings the authentic music of the Southern Appalachians in a great trio with fiddler Kirk Sutphin and Amanda Luther on double bass. St Bride ’3 Centre, Edinburgh. Fri 23 Jan; Tron Theatre. Glasgow, Sun 25 Jan.

Jock Tamson’s Bairns The Bairns are back for their annual home gig at the BBC Radio 2 Award Winning Edinburgh Folk Club. Formed in the late 708. the five original members still fly the flag for high quality Scottish music. albeit with a lightness of touch and a sense of humour. Edinburgh Folk Club. Wed 4 Feb.

Saturday 24


I Piping Concert Main Auditorittm. 1pm. £10. The House of lidgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band with soloists Alasdair (iillic‘s. (iot'tlon \Valkct'. ('ltt'is Armstrong and fired Morrison. l’ur/ of (‘U/lft‘ (.(HHH't‘II-(HM.

I The Young Tradition: Gaelic Song The Piping (‘entrc. 2pm. £6. Vocal line-up comprising Jttlic liowlis, Kathleen (iraham. Maeye .‘ychinnon. [)arren .\lac1.ean. James (iraham and (ireum l.awrie. I’urr urn/m- (‘rmm'r‘tirmsp

I The Zulu Open Mic Brunswick (‘ellars. Sauchiehall Street. 331 1820.

4 7pm. Free. See Thu 22.

I Danny Kyle’s Open Stage lixhibition Hall. 5pm. Free. See Thu 22. Part of (HIV ('mtltr't'limts.

I Talks and Debates The Piping (‘entre. 6pm. l‘ree. I’urr u/‘(t'lrii- (‘rmnr'i'timrv See Thu 22.

I Carlos Nunez .‘ylain Auditorium. 7.30pm. £16 (£14). ('rowd-pleasing performer on the recorder and native (ialician bagpipe tgaita). drawing on flamenco, fado. gypsy, North African and ('uban styles. l’rlrl (ll-(‘l’llft' ('Ullllr’t‘lfrms.

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Randy Newman

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