Festival Music hitlist
This article is from 2009.
The ex-Dresden Doll has never been dull or predictable, and she’s as riveting as ever in her new solo guise.
HMV Picture House, 08444 999 990, 22 Aug, 7.30pm, £12.50.
If you’re a fan of the likes of Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band then go watch these Glaswegian folk-rockers before they disappear into the recording studio.
Electric Circus, 226 4224, 25 Aug, 8pm, £4; Stereo, Glasgow, 26 Aug.
Il Ritorno d’Ulisse
Come to Scotland to see South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company put on a Monteverdi opera about an ancient Greek. Odysseus: surely the most universal hero of them all.
King’s Theatre, 529 6000, 23, 25 & 26 Aug, 8pm, £10–£30.
Benbecula Records: The Final Vinyl
It’s the end of an era as Scotland’s own trailblazing electronica label calls it a day. This is their final live event.
Wee Red Bar, 229 1442, 21 Aug, 7pm, £8.
The Caledonia Sessions
Pick up the beat of the Scottish Enlightenment through this series of informal concerts from Concerto Caledonia and guests.
The Hub, 473 2000, 20, 22, 24 & 26 Aug, 9.30pm, £17.
The hirsute Ayrshire prog rock loons unveil songs from their new album due out this autumn for the Edge Festival. ‘Mon the Biffy!
Corn Exchange, 443 0404, 21 Aug, 7pm, £18.50.
Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment
One of the world’s best period ensembles plays Haydn. With outstanding mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato.
Usher Hall, 228 1155, 22 Aug, 8pm, £10–£39.