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Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£20 / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£23 (£21) / 01284 758000

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£21 / 01892 530613

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…and at 13 other places

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Bring in the bells with traditional music and dancing featuring The Ardoch Ceilidh Band and piper, also includes a dram and haggis.

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£37.50 / 0141 559 5902

The Keilidh

Big ol' traditional knees up with the best in live traditional tunes from Jimi Shandrix Experience, Hugh MacDiarmid's Haircut and The Smashers. You also get a cracking view of the fireworks when 2015 comes.

The Mound Precinct, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£40 / 0844 573 8455

Glasgow Mela

For over 20 years this huge outdoor festival has been celebrating the traditions of Glasgow's many and varied immigrant communities with a mix of international music, dance, activities and stalls.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

Sun 14 Jun 2015

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

Vin Garbutt

Witty and honest songwriting from the elder statesman of folk.

Faldingworth Memorial Hall, Market Rasen

Sat 3 Oct 2015

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01673 843036

Royal Naval Assocation, Uxbridge

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£8 / 01895 230071

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Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots, indie, world and traditional music festival celebrating the links between Celtic music and cultures across the globe. An international cast of over 2000 musicians descend upon Glasgow, to create over 300 events. These include ceilidhs, workshops, talks, dancing, art exhibitions, free events…

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 0141 353 8000

…and 15 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Feis An Eilein – Skye Festival

Summer arts festival celebrating traditional Scottish music on the Isle of Skye. Interspersed with history and archaeology walks, charity cafes, whisky tasting, open galleries and artist events.

SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle Of Skye

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

Sat 4 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

…and 56 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Cecil Sharp House, London NW1

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£25

  • 19:30 – 22:30 Kate Rusby Cecil Sharp House, London

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Thu 23 Apr 2015

Butterworth Hall

£21 (Children £16 under 16s) / 02476 524524

Kevin Gore

Contemporary acoustic folk from this Edinburgh singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Dec

Free

Xmas Eve afternoon show.

Wed 31 Dec

Free

Early Hogmanay show.

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free

…and 3 more dates until 28 Jan 2015

Simon Mayor and Hilary James

World-renowned virtuoso mandolin player Mayor plays with Hilary James – a singer with 'a voice like an angel' and sometimes a mandobass the size of herself. The duo's repertoire spans folk, traditional, Celtic, swing, blues and classical music, employing a diverse range of instruments from banjo to double bass.

Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13 (£11) / 01422 349422

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Stornoway

Up-and-coming indie-folkers Stornoway, an Oxford band with a nice line in roof-raising, majestic folkedelia.

Cambridge Junction

Tue 28 Apr 2015

£15 / 01223 511511

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£14 / 01424 229111

Engine Rooms, Southampton

Tue 21 Apr 2015

£15

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Alastair McDonald

Glasgow-born folk musician, known from countless radio and TV shows.

Edinburgh Folk Club

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 2458

Anthony John Clarke

Northern Irish singer/songwriter known among other things for his bright red guitar.

Bodmin Folk Club @ The Mason's Arms

Fri 25 Sep 2015

Phone for prices

Faldingworth Memorial Hall, Market Rasen

Sat 19 Sep 2015

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01673 843036

The Lyceum Tavern, Newport

Thu 24 Sep 2015

Phone for prices / 07966 754366

Argyllshire Gathering and Oban Highland Games

Some of the biggest piping competitions in the world, as well as traditional Highland games with track and field events, music and much more.

Mossfield Park, Oban

Thu 27 Aug 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01631 564354

Balerno Music Festival

This community-run music festival returns with folk and classical concerts, workshops and a distinctly family-orientated feel. The 2014 festival featured performances from Balerno Theatre Company, the Pentland Singers and folk courtesy of Real Time, George Duff and Kevin Macleod. The Church Hall will act as a social hub…

Various Venues, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 07710 703372

Thu 1 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 07710 703372

Fri 2 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary / 07710 703372

…and 9 more dates until 11 Oct 2015 back to top

Blackheart

Musical boy/girl duo deliver wit, charm and a unique crossbreed of folk, country and rock.

Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£10; £9 adv

The Blas Collective

'Folk flavoured sessions' from this collective led by Jenn Butterworth.

Bloc+, Glasgow

Mon 12 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 574 6066

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 574 6066

Burns Night

An informal folky celebration of the national bard's birthday.

Edinburgh Folk Club

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£12 (£10; Members £8) / 0131 650 2458

The Cat Empire

Latino-ska-funk hoedown from this Melbourne six-piece. Look, no guitars!

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 14 Jun 2015

£20–£45 / 020 7589 8212

Celtic Connections Late Night Sessions

Not ready to go home yet? Join this informal session with a drink in hand and perhaps you'll catch a unique meeting of musical minds as various festival performers collaborate.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Times vary / £5 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Times vary / £5 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Times vary / £5 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

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Celtic Connections Opening Concert

This year's festival opens with the live world premiere of Martyn Bennet's final masterpiece Grit. Reconstructed by violinist and composer Greg Lawson for an orchestra of folk, jazz and classical players the performance features approximately 80 musicians and singers.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Thu 15 Jan 2015

* £24 (premium seats - limited availability), £21 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Ceol Cholasa

Four-day folky fest on the Island of Colonsay with some great acts appearing. The line-up is announced closer to the time but the 2014 festival featured Bella Hardy, Battlefield Band, Rura, Kathleen MacInnes, David Francey and Mairearad & Anna. There is also a series of workshops and a ceilidh.

Colonsay, Isle of Colonsay

Thu 17 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 18 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 19 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 20 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott

Moore is one of Ireland's leading solo artists, Moore mixes traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary. Here he is joined by musician and producer Sinnott to promote new album Folk Tale.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Fri 30 Oct 2015

£27.50 / 0141 552 4601

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 5 Jun 2015

£35 / 028 9033 4400

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£35 / 028 9033 4400

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Sun 17 May 2015

£30–£33.50 / 01492 872000

Dan McKinnon

Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter playing traditional music from the North Atlantic.

Stirling County Rugby Club

Sat 30 May 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01786 478866

Danny Kyle's Open Stage

The open stage night made famous by Celtic Connections – a chance to see new musical talent before the young guns make it big, with the winners announced at the end.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free non ticketed / 0141 353 8000

Part of Celtic Connections.

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