Music, Folk & world

72 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Balkanarama

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

Glasgow School of Art

Sat 25 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0141 353 4500

Featuring Smash Kafana.

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.

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

Clannad

The internationally renowned Donegal-based band with their wispy Celtic sounds.

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 31 Oct

£30 / 028 9033 4400

Celebrate Linlithgow

A celebration of Linlithgow with arts events.

Various venues, Linlithgow

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 27 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 4 more dates until 31 Oct back to top

Fairport Convention

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

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

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£20 / 01704 533333

Also on at:

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 Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sun 26 Oct

£12.50 / 01224 642230

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Mon 23 Feb 2015

£16.50 / 0161 907 5555

Also on at:

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)

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.

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.

back to top

Dunfermline Folk Weekend

Opening with a family ceilidh on the Friday evening, the weekend proceeds with a selection of workshops, sessions, open stage, family events and concerts, run by a folk club that's been in existence now for over 50 years.

Various venues: Dunfermline

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

Kate Rusby

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

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 6 Dec

£26.50 / 01274 432000

Harrogate Theatre

Fri 19 Dec

£25 (Children £20 under 16s) / 01423 502116

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 30 Nov

£23 / 08432 086000

Also on at:

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

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Fri 8 May 2015

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

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 18 May 2015

£20.50–£24.50 / 0131 529 6000

Also on at:

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

back to top

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

Also on at:

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

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

BYOB

Also on at:

back to top

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

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.

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

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

back to top