Music, Folk, Festival

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Glasgow Americana

Blues, country and folk fest following in the footsteps of the fondly remembered Big Big Country festival.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 1 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07960 152333

Thu 2 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07960 152333

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07960 152333

…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Scots Fiddle Festival

Held over three days, this exciting, fiddle-fuelled weekend includes concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, stalls, sessions, festival clubs, and ceilidhs.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Perth All Scotland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

The 65th annual festival of its kind. Kicking off with a ceilidh, the event takes in competitions and championships during the day before finishing with the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of Scotland's top musicians.

Salutation Hotel, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01738 492949

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01738 492949

Big Burns Supper

Stars from across the country congregate as Dumfries celebrates the birth of the Baird with a vast selection of dance, theatre, visual arts, live art and comedy, turning Burns' Night into a festival of contemporary arts.

Various venues, Dumfries

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

…and 6 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Blazin' in Beauly

The brainchild of Blazin' Fiddles, designed to immerse visitors in the music of the Highlands and Islands through concerts, sessions, talks and workshops – making this one of the finest fiddle festivals around.

Beauly

Sat 11 Oct

Times vary / £15–£18 (under 16s £9–£10)

Sun 12 Oct

Times vary / £15–£18 (under 16s £9–£10)

Mon 13 Oct

Times vary / £15–£18 (under 16s £9–£10)

…and 4 more dates until 17 Oct 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

Fri 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 26 Oct

Times & prices vary

Food & Fiddle Fortnight

Celebrate the delicious eats and quality sounds of Royal Deeside & the Cairngorms at this annual foodie and music festival.

Royal Deeside & The Cairngorms

Fri 3 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 19 Oct

An Lanntair Ceilidh Festival

A series of ceilidhs through new year week, with workshops for those that wish to brush up on their footwork.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices vary / 01851 708480

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01851 708480

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01851 708480

Ullapool Guitar Festival

One for all lovers and players of the six-string with a combination of workshops, concerts, late night sessions and a trade fair with several top manufacturers of bespoke guitars.

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Fri 3 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07740 423554

Sat 4 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 07740 423554

Aberfeldy Festival

Community festival with film screenings, street entertainment, storytelling, workshops and fireworks alongside a bumper line-up of bands.

Various Venues, Aberfeldy

Fri 31 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01887 822997

Sat 1 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01887 822997

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African Drum Village

Scotland's only festival dedicated to drumming, with African beats echoing around the landscape of Glenisla. With the emphasis on friendly, relaxed fun, workshops are provided for all the family to learn how to sing, play and dance African style.

Scottish Outdoor Education Centre, Meigle

Thu 6 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times vary / £200 (ages 5–16 £50 and must be accompanied by parent/guardian; under 5s free) / 01899 221115

Ticket price includes accommodation, food and drink.

Bristol Folk Festival

Two days of folk music featuring Seth Lakeman, The Full English, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and Heg & The Wolf Chorus. Plus workshops, ceilidhs, market and Bristol's much loved Morris dancing.

St George's Bristol

Sat 2 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

  • 11:00 – 22:30

Sun 3 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

  • 11:00 – 22:30

Ceolas

Annual summer school focusing on the connections between Scottish traditional music, Gaelic song and dance, with expert tuition and workshops plus lectures, demonstrations, concerts and ceilidhs, all in the spectacular surroundings of South Uist.

Various venues, South Uist

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01878 700154

Mon 6 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01878 700154

Tue 7 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01878 700154

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jul 2015

Chester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

With an awesome line up and some of the hottest names in the business stepping on stage, this is one music festival not to miss. Featuring headliner Steve Cropper alongside Animals and Friends, Billy Walton Band, The Hitman Blues Band and the New York City Horns, Mākuini and Lucy Zirins

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sat 18 Oct

£27

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Cottier Chamber Project

The Cottier Chamber Project is a lively, genre-hopping festival unto itself in the wider orbit of Glasgow's West End Festival. Hosted by the enterprising chamber group Daniel's Beard, it brings top-flight professional chamber musicians to the West End and promotes chamber music, jazz, nu-folk and world music to Glasgow…

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 19 more dates until 26 Jun 2015 back to top

Denholm Folk Festival

A wee folk festival for a wee village. The weekend's programme includes evening concerts, workshops and an open stage competition. The main events are joined by continual sessions for uninterrupted foot-tapping.

Various Venues, Denholm

Fri 7 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 8 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 9 Nov

Times & prices vary

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

Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

A programme of family activities for the daytime and early evening of Hogmanay, including traditional music, children’s activities and Scottish food and drink.

George Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

Hebridean Celtic Festival

The picturesque Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris provide a fitting backdrop for this family-friendly festival that showcases Celtic, traditional and contemporary music with a strong focus on Gaelic culture. Last year's line-up included Donnie Munro, Cara Dillon, Rachel Sermanni, Big Country, Duncan Chisholm, The…

Various Venues, Hebrides

Wed 15 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Thu 16 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Fri 17 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Sat 18 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival

A week-long celebration of cycling with a packed programme of guided mountain bike and road rides, evening rides, school events, the BIG Day (a family fun cycle day in Aberfeldy) and evening entertainment culminating in the Etape Caledonia, a 81-mile bike race round Highland Perthshire.

Perthshire

Sat 2 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01887 829802

Sun 3 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01887 829802

Mon 4 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01887 829802

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The House Folk Festival

Three nights of traditional Scottish music with various artists performing in an intimate and historic setting in the Trossachs. This year's acts include Eilidh Munro, Les Trois Blondes, Rairen, Gary Anderson and Gordon Walker.

Kinlochard, Aberfoyle

Wed 5 Nov

Times & prices vary (rover ticket £40)

Thu 6 Nov

Times & prices vary (rover ticket £40)

Fri 7 Nov

Times & prices vary (rover ticket £40)

Innerleithen Music Festival

An established Celtic music festival that augments its line-up of local musicians, sessions, traditional singing, street events and workshops with international stars. This year's guests include Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Boys of the Lough, The Shee, Fiona Hunter & Mike Vass, Carol & Alan Prior, Fisher…

Innerleithen Memorial Hall

Fri 21 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01721 725777

Sat 22 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01721 725777

Sun 23 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 01721 725777

Islay Sessions

A small and cosy traditional music festival set to brighten up the otherwise dreary month of November. It brings cheer in the form of outstanding musicians from the Scottish traditional and folk scenes. The weekend is filled with pub sessions, workshops for all ages, concert performances and, if you desire, the whisky for…

Various Venues, Isle Of Islay

Fri 7 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 8 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 9 Nov

Times & prices vary

Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival

A weekend of traditional music celebrating the twin tenets of Scottish folk music, the accordion and fiddle, with a series of gigs and ceilidhs on Skye.

Various Venues, Isle of Skye

Thu 21 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

Fri 22 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

Sat 23 May 2015

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

Kelso Country and Western Festival

A Western-themed affair, complete with line dancing tuition, a fast-draw competition, a ladies' afternoon tea (Western attire compulsary) and of course, live music. Dave Cash is the compere.

Springwood Hall, Kelso

Fri 10 Oct

Times vary / £21–£26 for a single day ticket; £37–£42 for a two-day ticket; £51–£56 for a three-day ticket (Children £8–£15; under 5s free) / 01324 871042

The October round-up includes John Taylor Band, Next of Kin, City Sinners, Duke Boys, Desert Wind, Roy Orbison Tribute (Steve Place), Blue Horizon, Clearwater, Chasin` the Wind, Luke & Mel, Paul Jackson, Jim Clark and Dave Cash.

Sat 11 Oct

Times vary / £21–£26 for a single day ticket; £37–£42 for a two-day ticket; £51–£56 for a three-day ticket (Children £8–£15; under 5s free) / 01324 871042

The October round-up includes John Taylor Band, Next of Kin, City Sinners, Duke Boys, Desert Wind, Roy Orbison Tribute (Steve Place), Blue Horizon, Clearwater, Chasin` the Wind, Luke & Mel, Paul Jackson, Jim Clark and Dave Cash.

Sun 12 Oct

Times vary / £21–£26 for a single day ticket; £37–£42 for a two-day ticket; £51–£56 for a three-day ticket (Children £8–£15; under 5s free) / 01324 871042

The October round-up includes John Taylor Band, Next of Kin, City Sinners, Duke Boys, Desert Wind, Roy Orbison Tribute (Steve Place), Blue Horizon, Clearwater, Chasin` the Wind, Luke & Mel, Paul Jackson, Jim Clark and Dave Cash.

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