Music, Folk, free events

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Old-Time Folk Session

Open mic session for folk artists.

The Harrison, London WC1H

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 020 7278 3966

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Neil Thomson

Traditional folk singing.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Free

  • 20:30

Tue 12 Aug

Free

  • 20:30

Tue 19 Aug

Free

  • 20:30

Tue 26 Aug

Free

  • 20:30

50 Shades of Blue

Acoustic duo from East Kilbride, playing original and known folk, bluegrass and blues.

Thistle Tavern, Dunfermline

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 01383 729673

  • 20:00 – 23:00

The Smugglers, Sunderland

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0191 514 3844

  • 21:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0191 514 3844

  • 21:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0191 514 3844

  • 21:00
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Acoustic Open Nights

Hosted by Tom Clelland. A ‘turn up and play’ event with all styles of music welcome. Come along and join in or sit back, relax and listen. PA is not provided.

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 01506 777666

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Acoustic Sunday

An afternoon of music, magic and comedy – the unique surroundings of the crypt contrasting with a relaxed, fiesta spirit.

St Peter's Church Crypt, London N1

Sun 3 Aug

Free

This edition features TGYM, Morris Folk Choir, Libby Desborough, She & I, Mark Mathews Music, plus a handful of open mic spots.

TGYM - http://www.tgym.co.uk/

Morris Folk Choir - http://www.morrisfolkchoir.org/

Libby Desborough - www.soundcloud.com/libbydesborough

She & I - https://twitter.com/Sheandi_music

Mark Mathews Music - http://www.markmathews.com/

Plus a handful of open mic slots available!

  • 13:00 – 20:30

Alice Rose + Seth Elton

Quirky, clever upbeat and thought-provoking tunes from Alice Rose mixed with the darker melancholy of Seth Elton. Two great singer songwriters.

Cool Cat's Cafe, London SE5

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 18:00 – 01:00

Alistair Anderson: Panning for Gold

A collaboration between Alistair Anderson, accordion; Wendy Doyle, steel pans; Adam Cogdon, DJ and Laura Connolly, clog dancer, combining the West Indian sound of the steel pans with the characteristically North Eastern sound of clog dancing.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of New Music Biennial.

  • 13:00

Andrew Forrest

Great Bands Great Music Great Beer

The Vigo Inn, Sevenoaks

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 01732 822465

  • 21:00 – 23:30

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 01732 822465

  • 21:00 – 23:30
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Andrew Mill

Trad folk on bagpipes, guitar and vox.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Free

  • 21:00

Antihoot Open Stage

Anti-folk hero Lach hosts this open mic free-for-all featuring music, comedy, poetry, stories, magic and more.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 18 Aug

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30
…and 13 more dates until 17 Nov

Apple Of My Eye

The seven-piece band performs contemporary and traditional folk.

Stories, London E8

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 020 7254 6898

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Dingwalls, London NW1

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 020 7428 0010

  • 19:30

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 020 7428 0010

  • 19:30

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 020 7428 0010

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 020 7428 0010

  • 19:30

Barluath

The five piece band includes a variety of instruments such as pipes, flute, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and vocals.

Orpington Folk Club

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Free / 01959 532754

  • 20:15
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Ben Smith

Birmingham-born singer-songwriter and musician who blends American and English folk styles.

The Flower Pot, Derby

Wed 6 Aug

Free

  • 21:30

The Black Feathers

The duo, who hail from Cirencester, performs English folk and Americana roots. With support from Matthew Carter, Glenda Huish, Jonny Pugh.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 01722 321744

  • 12:00

Blueflint

Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads.

The Village, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 478 7810

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 0131 478 7810

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Bogtrotters

Five-piece Irish folk band from Manchester.

Bootleggers, Kendal

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 01539 723824

  • 18:00

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

Folk from Newcastle vocalist Jackson accompanied on cello, violin, mandolin and bell plates.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Fri 12 Sep

Stalls Foyer

Free / 0844 907 9000

  • 12:30
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The John Hewitt, Belfast

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 028 9023 3768

  • 21:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 028 9023 3768

  • 21:00

Tue 19 Aug

Free / 028 9023 3768

  • 21:00

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 028 9023 3768

  • 21:00

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford 20th Year

Yard Of Ale and Guests The festival's best free music event, 20th year hosted by Yard Of Ale, Scotland's favourite folk 'n' fun band and guests - Sandy Tweeddale, FCUkulele, Bedford Falls, Gallo Rojo, and On The Wagon. Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford. Free. Yard Of Ale and Guests 20th Year! Yard of Ale…

The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4312

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 23 Aug

Cauldstane Slap

Accordion led folk session

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Free

  • 21:00

The Cedars

Saturday nights in our tiny pub/venue are all about the atmosphere. It's a packed house party over two floors- uptempo roots music- alt folk, gypsy jazz, rockabilly, Americana and all points in between- three great bands on the night and free entry. Support comes from Simon Stanley-Ward.

The Gladstone, London SE1

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 020 7407 3962

  • 20:30 – 23:00

Celtic Session Lead By Alastair Caplin

Celtic, Scottish & Irish tunes that have been passed down for 100's of years warming the soul and inflaming a throng of stomping feet, bringing friends old and new together in our musical hub that is Jamboree.

Jamboree, London E1W

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 07713 867881

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 07713 867881

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Tue 19 Aug

Free / 07713 867881

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 07713 867881

  • 19:00 – 23:00
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