Music, Folk & world

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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.

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.

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. You also get a cracking view of the fireworks when 2015 comes.

The Mound Precinct, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£40 / 0844 573 8455

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 back to top

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

The Castle Cinema, Builth Wells

Sat 29 Nov

£14 (£13) / 01982 552555

Chimney Boy, Faversham

Wed 3 Dec

£14 ( £13) / 07850 053748

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 30 Nov

£16 (£14) / 0151 666 0000

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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

The Pavilion, Exmouth

Fri 5 Dec

£20 / 01395 222477

Sat 6 Dec

£20 / 01395 222477

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Thu 4 Dec

£19 (£17.50; £16.50) / 01903 206206

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The Whistlebinkies

Traditional music on pipes, harp, flute, drum, concertina and fiddle from much-travelled Scots band.

Edinburgh Folk Club

Wed 10 Dec

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 2458

The Blas Collective

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

Bloc+, Glasgow

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0141 574 6066

Christmas Edition

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

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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

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 11 other places

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

John Smith

The well-travelled, Devon-born artist plays music of unashamed romanticism and warm lyricism on the acoustic guitar. Just don't try to Google him.

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Fri 28 Nov

£15 / 01618 341786

  • 20:00 – 22:30 John Smith Band on the Wall, Manchester

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£13.75 / 01978 290666

The Greystones, Sheffield

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£13 / 0114 266 5599

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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

The Platform, Morecambe

Fri 12 Dec

£14 / 01524 582803

Royal Naval Assocation, Uxbridge

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£8 / 01895 230071

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Fred Morrison

Scottish piper Fred Morrison has carved himself an international reputation with his powerfully exuberant, highly improvisational style.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Fri 28 Nov

£12 / 01851 708480

  • 20:00 Fred Morrison An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Sat 29 Nov

£12 / 01851 708480

  • 20:00 Fred Morrison An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Tolbooth, Stirling

Sat 6 Dec

£13 (£11) / 01786 274000

Girvan Traditional Folk Festival

A weekend community folk festival run by Girvan Folk Club featuring a range of open sessions, concerts, workshops and children's events.

Various venues, Girvan

Fri 1 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01465 712128

Sat 2 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01465 712128

Sun 3 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01465 712128

Lairg Music Festival

A day packed with competitions for all ages in fiddle, accordion, piano and bands.

Lairg Community Centre

Sat 20 Jun 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01549 402168

Scott Matthews

Solo artist from Wolverhampton whose folk/blues influenced sound can be heard on albums Passing Stranger and Elsewhere, the latter of which featured a duet with Robert Plant.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£20 / 020 7730 4500

The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Sat 13 Dec

Phone for prices / 0121 693 6333

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Mon 23 Feb 2015

£16.50 / 0161 907 5555

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Tim O'Leary

Trad folk.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free

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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

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

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