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Portpatrick Folk Festival

A weekend festival in a picturesque seaside village, with concerts at the village hall and sessions at harbourside pubs on the Friday and Saturday.

Various Venues, Portpatrick

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Sep

Times & prices vary

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

A delicious staple in the Dundee calendar, with food and drink tastings, chef demonstrations, live music and competitions including the World Jampionships. Once they've had enough to eat, shows and face-painting are on hand to entertain the kids. Special guests announced nearer the time, but last year there were…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 5 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 433815

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

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

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

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FordFest

A family friendly festival to raise money for the Fordhall Community Land initiative. There's live music and real ale and cider from local breweries for the grown ups and Jester Jack, face paintings and family games including welly wanging and barrel rolling for the kids. Camping is available for £10 a tent.

Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton

Sat 6 Sep

£12 in advance, £15 on the door (Children free) / 01630 638696

  • 11:00 – 23:00

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

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

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

Penfest

A community arts festival, with poetry, music and art at the forefront. Events include the Penicuik Turner Prize Exhibition and craft sessions for all ages, with enough music and storytelling to keep the grumpiest of young visitors happy.

Various Venues, Penicuik

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 7 Sep

Times & prices vary

Mon 8 Sep

Times & prices vary

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Bathgate Music Festival

A community-led music festival, including the Party in the Park, where a funfair accompanies the music. Live@lunch gigs cheer up the middle of the day, if you simply can't wait for the evening's fun.

Various Venues: Bathgate

Thu 4 Sep

Times & prices vary. / 07500 608651

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary. / 07500 608651

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary. / 07500 608651

Sun 7 Sep

Times & prices vary. / 07500 608651

Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle

Sat 13 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Blas Festival

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

Various venues: Highlands & Islands

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

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 & prices vary

Sun 12 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 13 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 4 more dates until 17 Oct

Ceol Cholasa

Four-day folky fest on the Island of Colonsay with some great acts appearing. This year’s line-up features Bella Hardy, Battlefield Band, Rura, Kathleen MacInnes, David Francey, Mairearad & Anna and others. There is also a series of workshops and a ceilidh.

Colonsay, Isle of Colonsay

Thu 11 Sep

Times & prices vary

Fri 12 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 13 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 14 Sep

Times & prices vary

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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

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

Douglasdale Folk Festival

Small, friendly and affordable festival with something to suit every folky's taste in a programme of concerts, workshops and pub sessions. This year's line-up features Tannahill Weavers, Pilgrim's Way, Heather Young and 2011 Open Stage winners The Daddy Naggins & Gordon Neil.

St Brides Centre, Douglas

Fri 19 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07851 861384

Sat 20 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07851 861384

Sun 21 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07851 861384

Dunbar Traditional Music Festival

As it approaches its silver anniversary, the DTMF has a back catalogue filled with some of Scotland's best loved music names, including Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, Sandy Legget and Ian Davidson. A range of trad music to suit most tastes, with a family concert on Sunday afternoon and workshops for all ages. 2014's line-up…

Various venues: Dunbar

Fri 26 Sep

Times vary / Free (fish supper: prices vary) / 07764 170399

Sat 27 Sep

Times vary / Free (fish supper: prices vary) / 07764 170399

Sun 28 Sep

Times vary / Free (fish supper: prices vary) / 07764 170399

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

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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

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

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)

Isle of Jura Music Festival

Island festival of Scottish traditional music which encourages local talent with concerts, workshops and sessions, and completes the bill with established acts to give them something to aspire to.

Craighouse, Isle of Jura

Fri 26 Sep

Times vary / 01496 820362

Sat 27 Sep

Times vary / 01496 820362

Sun 28 Sep

Times vary / 01496 820362

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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