Music, Folk & world

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Grainne Duffy

The enigmatic singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland plays blues rock and soul.

100 Club, London W1D

Tue 24 Jun

£12 / 020 7636 0933

With Laurence Jones and Stark.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Fri 25 Apr

£10 / 028 6632 5440

  • 21:00

The Greystones, Sheffield

Fri 20 Jun

£12 / 0114 266 5599

  • 20:00

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 26 Apr

£22.50

  • 19:30

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 29 May

£25 / 08432 086000

  • 19:30

Perth Concert Hall

Sat 20 Sep

£20 / 01738 621031

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Millport Country & Western Festival

A rootin' tootin' weekend of free country and western gigs across several venues on the Isle of Cumbrae. Past acts on the billing have included Lazy Dog and Carson City.

Various Venues, Millport

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Sep

Times & prices vary

The Treacherous Orchestra

Scottish folk maestros who use electric mandolins, flutes, pipes and fiddle to create their huge and undeniably danceable sound.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 31 May

£17.60 / 01224 641122

  • 19:30

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Fri 25 Apr

£15 / 01997 420124

Tolbooth, Stirling

Sat 26 Apr

£14 / 01786 274000

  • 20:00

Oban and Lorn Strathspey & Reel Society Present The Fiddlers' Rally

Fiddlers from around the area gather to perform and swap tunes.

Corran Halls, Oban

Sat 26 Apr

£8 (£6.50; Family £20) / 01631 567333

  • 19:00 – 22:00
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Sam Baker

Poetic singer-songwriter from Austin, who had to relearn how to play guitar after his hand was injured in a bomb blast.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 28 May

£15 / 01256 844244

  • 19:45

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Wed 4 Jun

£15 adv / 01214 442081

  • 19:30

The Maze, Nottingham

Sun 8 Jun

The Maze

£15 adv / 0115 947 5650

  • 19:30

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Scots Music Group Ceilidh

Fundraising ceilidh of traditional music and dancing.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£8 (£6) advance; £10 (£8) on the door / 0131 346 1405

Da Hooley guest.

  • 19:30

Sat 24 May

£8 (£6) advance; £10 (£8) on the door / 0131 346 1405

Featuring Canongate Cadjers.

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Jun

£8 (£6) advance; £10 (£8) on the door / 0131 346 1405

Thunderdog Ceilidh Band play live.

  • 19:30

Ceol's Craic

Monthly Gaelic club and platform for Gaelic art and culture. Children under 14 welcome until 10pm.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 31 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 352 4900

This New Collaborations night features Margaret Nicolson (na h-Òganaich), Calum Martin, Ceitlin Smith, Innes Strachan (Niteworks), Ian Smith (Trail West) and Alasdair Whyte, plus Julian Corrie (Miaoux Miaoux) and Niteworks.

Fred Morrison

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

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sun 18 May

£10–£12 (Children £6) / 01309 691170

  • 19:30

Billy Bragg

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

Beverley Racecourse

Fri 20 Jun

£24

  • 19:30

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 20 Nov

£20 / 0117 922 3686

  • 20:00

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Thu 1 May

Sold out / 0844 249 4300

With Plus Special Guest Seth Lakeman.

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Blas Festival

A massive celebration of the culture of traditional music and Gaelic in the Highlands of Scotland.

Various Venues (Highlands)

Thu 4 Sep

Times & prices vary

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 9 more dates until 15 Sep

Fife Traditional Singing Festival

A celebration of traditional singing for singers and enthusiasts. The weekend includes concerts, singarounds, sessions, workshops and talks.

Falkland Village Hall, Fife

Fri 16 May

Times vary / £8–£12 individual events (Weekend £36)

Sat 17 May

Times vary / £8–£12 individual events (Weekend £36)

Sun 18 May

Times vary / £8–£12 individual events (Weekend £36)

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 2 May

Times & prices vary / 01465 712128

Sat 3 May

Times & prices vary / 01465 712128

Sun 4 May

Times & prices vary / 01465 712128

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Julie Fowlis

Award-winning Gaelic singer/multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis presents a solo set.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 26 May

£18 (£17) / 01527 577330

  • 20:00

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Sat 24 May

£17 (£15) / 01434 652477

  • 19:00

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Sep

£17.50 / 0131 668 2019

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Kent DuChaine

A night of hard driving blues from the steel guitar maestro.

The Blues Kitchen, London NW1

Tue 27 May

Free / 020 7387 5277

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Elme Hall, Wisbech

Sun 25 May

£3 / 01945 880959

  • 16:15 – 18:30

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 23 May

£13 / 01293 553636

  • 19:45

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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.

Cecil Sharp House, London NW1

Sat 17 May

£15

Performing his Prodigal Son and Kind Letters albums back-to-back.

Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

Thu 23 Oct

£15 / 01225 461700

  • 20:00 – 22:30

City Screen Picturehouse, York

Fri 16 May

£20 / 0871 902 5726

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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Taiko Drumming Course

Learn powerful drumming in the Japanese tradition with Europe's foremost Taiko drum group.

Headhunter Studios, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Beginners – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 18:30 – 20:00

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Improvers – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 20:15 – 21:30

Wed 7 May

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Beginners – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 18:30 – 20:00

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Improvers – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 20:15 – 21:30

Wed 14 May

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Beginners – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 18:30 – 20:00

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Improvers – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 20:15 – 21:30

Wed 21 May

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Beginners – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 18:30 – 20:00

£70–£120 for ten weeks / 01357 522008

Taiko Night Course: Improvers – Please note, this course runs 19 Mar–21 May 2014.

  • 20:15 – 21:30
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Tim O'Leary

Trad folk.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 21:00

Fri 23 May

Free

  • 21:00

Alastair McDonald

A celebration of Scottish life.

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sun 11 May

£5 / 0131 557 2976

Part of TradFest.

Alastair Savage

Traditional and contemporary Scots fiddle music.

Cathedral of the Isles, Isle of Cumbrae

Sun 29 Jun

Free donation

  • 15:00

Holy Trinity Church, Ayr

Fri 27 Jun

£8 (Students £5; Children free) / 01292 610702

  • 19:30

Kinross Parish Church of Scotland

Sat 28 Jun

£10 (£8; Children free) / 01577 862570

  • 19:30

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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

  • 20:15

Mansfield Folk Club

Mon 14 Jul

Phone for prices / 01623 825382

  • 20:30

Prospect Inn, Runcorn

Mon 3 Nov

£5 / 01928 561280

  • 20:30

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 28 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01631 564354

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