These days there are very few places on earth where World Music remains inaccessible. In fact no matter which part of the globe you are from and however obscure you may think the local music is, you can bet the music has followers in the West. You can bet that there is some Western Musician experimenting with the music, or the instruments used to produce the music.
Scotland is no exception. This November there are a number of interesting acts worth seeing. The Mutagen Tailor Drummers will be playing at The Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Fife. They will be performing on the 2nd of November at 8pm, if you are considering seeing them.
The thundering rhythms of the huge drums inter weaved with layers of other sorts of percussive instruments and subtle bamboo flutes are unforgettable. The group has been touring rigorously for years as Europe's number one taiko drum group. Their distinct style is gritty and passionate, but retains much of their traditional feel within a progressive spirit.
Salsa Celtica is also a band worth seeing, especially if you are looking for alternative styles of music to add to your collection. Their music is a synthesis of traditional Scottish and Irish folk with a strong salsa influence. The combination has taken them all over the world. They have been a hit at a number of jazz world and salsa festivals. The band has been featured in a film and has topped New York and Los Angeles salsa charts.
Obviously if you are staying at an Edinburgh city centre hotel or somewhere central in Glasgow, there will be plenty more live music to see. Staying at a Cairngorms hotel or a hotel in Fife might offer a more luxurious and relaxing stay, but for good night life, head for one of the major cities.