Music, Folk & world

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Dougie Maclean and Friends

The final gig of the festival will see the festival legend joined by some rather talented contemporaries.

Perth Concert Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£22 / 01738 621031

Part of Perthshire Amber.

Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture

Dolina McLennan presents this year's folk music lecture.

Edinburgh City Chambers

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Carrying Stream Festival.

Bob Cheevers

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

Bonington Theatre, Nottingham

Wed 19 Nov

£12 (£10; £5) / 0115 967 0114

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Bob Cheevers Bonington Theatre, Nottingham

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Tue 4 Nov

£7.95 / 023 9282 6249

Grafton Hotel, Hull

Sat 22 Nov

£10 / 01482 443906

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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

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Harvest Ceilidh

Cosmic Ceilidh Band fundraising ceilidh for Reforesting Scotland and Refugee Survival Trust, with a licensed bar and raffle. There's also a freshly-pressed apple cocktail bar (which includes one non-alcoholic cocktail), and family friendly activities run by NonStuff from 7–8pm including sea shanties, crafts, games, magic…

Edinburgh Steiner School

Sat 1 Nov

£10–£15 (£5–£6.50; under 12s £3.50) / 07946 226 208

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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.

St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Dundee

Sat 8 Nov

£4 (Students £3; Children free)

Andrew Gordon

Scottish folk music.

Shieldbank Coffee Shop, Saline

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 01383 852621

Carrying Stream Festival

Annual celebration of the life and work of Hamish Henderson, the founding father of the Scottish folk revival. His legacy is celebrated with a range of events including storytelling, gigs, traditional music and poetry.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

Times & prices vary

Thu 6 Nov

Times & prices vary

Fri 7 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 5 more dates until 12 Nov

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

Devon Sproule

Honeyed, candid old style folk-pop from the young Virginia-based artist.

City Screen Picturehouse, York

Tue 4 Nov

£10 / 0871 902 5726

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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

Jamie's Scottish Evening

A Scottish evening, with a selection of traditional music, song, dance and dining.

The King James by Thistle, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

£60 (Children £36)

Ticket includes show, four course meal and drinks.

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

The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 16 Nov

£10 / 0191 230 4474

Colchester Arts Centre

Fri 21 Nov

£10 / 01206 500900

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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

Phone for prices / 07850 053748

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 30 Nov

£16 (£14) / 0151 666 0000

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Slow Session

Informal session led by experienced tutors from the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Nov

Free with day ticket or Supersaver / 0131 560 1581

Part of The Scots Fiddle Festival.

Sun 23 Nov

Free with day ticket or Supersaver / 0131 560 1581

Part of The Scots Fiddle Festival.

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The Yamato Drummers

A captivating and energetic performance of Japanese Taiko drumming from a company with 20 years on the road.

Bristol Hippodrome

Mon 20 Apr 2015

£15–£33.50 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 6 May 2015

£15–£33.50 / 08441 717620

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Fri 8 May 2015

£25–£27 (£23–£25; £5; Children £5 under 16s) / 0116 233 3111

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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

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

The Big Shoogle

A ceilidh and a half with music from the ever-raucous Big Shoogle.

Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 19 Nov

£20 (inc buffet and entry to prize draw) / 0141 357 4000

Billy Bragg

Self-styled 'progressive patriot' and veteran political activist who is still one of the UK's finest writers of love songs.

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 20 Nov

£20 / 0117 922 3686

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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

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 01205 363108

  • 19:30 Blackheart Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 01862 871452

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The Blas Collective

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

Bloc+, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0141 574 6066

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 574 6066

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0141 574 6066

Christmas Edition

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

Cappuccino Concert

The Friends of Wighton's monthly concerts (and a cup of coffee) at the Wighton Centre, with various guest musicians.

Wighton Heritage Centre, Dundee

Sat 22 Nov

£1 suggested donation / 07792 336 804

Featuring Caireadean Gaelic & Scots song.

Celebrate Linlithgow

A celebration of Linlithgow with arts events.

Various venues, Linlithgow

Thu 30 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 31 Oct

Times & prices vary

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