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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

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (£9)

Mystere de l'est guest.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 3758

Mystere de l'est make their Scottish debut.

The Keilidh

Big ol' traditional knees up with the best in live traditional tunes. You also get a cracking view of the fireworks when 2015 comes.

The Mound Precinct, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£40 / 0844 573 8455

Kevin Gore

Contemporary acoustic folk from this Edinburgh singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free

Bob Cheevers

Americana and Delta blues from Nashville's Bob Cheevers, who cites Elvis, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis among his influences.

Berits & Brown, Motherwell

Fri 28 Nov

£10 / 01698 73311

Greyfriars Bar, Perth

Sat 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 633036

The Inn at Lathones, St Andrews

Tue 25 Nov

£10 / 01334 840494

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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

Show of Hands

Enigmatic folk duo performing original songs, top-quality vocals and harmonies.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 28 Nov

£22 (Children £14 under 16s) / 01256 844244

City Hall, Salisbury

Wed 26 Nov

£18.50 / 01722 434434

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Thu 27 Nov

£21 (£20) / 01935 422884

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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

Café Ceilidh: St Andrew's

An informal Scots music session all in the name of St Andrew, with members of Linten Adie and friends from the Scots Music Group.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0131 556 9579

Gamelan Naga Mas

Community group based in Glasgow playing classical Javanese, Balinese and modern compositions.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sat 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 222 2254

Special multi-media concept performance Gamelan Untethered,

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Scots Music Group Ceilidh

Fundraising ceilidh of traditional music and dancing.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£8 in advance, £10 on door (£6 in advance, £8 on door) / 0131 346 1405

Featuring the Canongate Cadjers.

Sat 13 Dec

£8 in advance, £10 on door (£6 in advance, £8 on door)) / 0131 346 1405

Featuring the Robert Fish Band.

Shetland Guitar Festival

Festival of guitar music including concerts and workshops, held in honour of one of Shetland's greatest musicians, 'Peerie' Willie Johnson, who died in 2007. The programme curated by Martin Taylor features performances from Tommy Emmanuel, Taylor and a special Shetland Guitar Heroes concert.

Mareel, Lerwick

Fri 6 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary / 01595 743843

Sat 7 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary / 01595 743843

Sun 8 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary / 01595 743843

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.

The Ram Club at The Old Cranleighans Club, Thames Ditton

Fri 19 Dec

£11 ( £10) / 020 8686 9421

Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13 (£11) / 01422 349422

Village Hall, Wood Norton, Dereham

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 01362 683731

Alastair Savage

Traditional and contemporary Scots fiddle music.

St Bride's Episcopal Church, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£10

Alastair is joined by Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano, Eddie McGuire on flute and Ewan Robertson on whistle/flute for an evening of traditional and contemporary Scottish music in aid of the St Bride's organ fund.

Amerrycana Christmas

Akin to a Christmas gathering with friends around the fire, the Downright Homespun Radio Company performs music, songs and other festive fun.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 13 Dec

£11 (Children £5) / 01721 725777

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Andrew Gordon

Scottish folk music.

Shieldbank Coffee Shop, Saline

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 01383 852621

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

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

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

Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 01862 871452

BYOB

The Railway, Bolton

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 01204 306450

The Blas Collective

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

Bloc+, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 574 6066

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0141 574 6066

Christmas Edition

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Blyde Lassies

Shetland folk duo Frances Wilkins and Claire White.

Wee Folk Club, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£5 / 0131 557 2976

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.

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

Edinburgh Highland Reel And Strathspey Society

A celebration of Scottish music.

St Anne's Parish Church, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£10 (£8; Children free) / 0131 346 4740

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