Music, Folk, free events

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Blueflint

Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads.

The Village, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 478 7810

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 478 7810

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 0131 478 7810

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Amit Sumal: Bollywood Singing

The emerging singer presents songs in the style of the cinema from the country that produces more movies than anywhere else.

The North Rotunda, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 08:00 – 22:00

The Gladstone, London SE1

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 020 7407 3962

A lovely candlelit monthly round table folk session, featuring the best in traditional Irish folk songs, American roots songs, and Scottish English and Welsh songs. Hosted by Irish trad folk three piece Eist, features guest singers and players.

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 020 7407 3962

A lovely candlelit monthly round table folk session, featuring the best in traditional Irish folk songs, American roots songs, and Scottish English and Welsh songs. Hosted by Irish trad folk three piece Eist, features guest singers and players.

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 020 7407 3962

A lovely candlelit monthly round table folk session, featuring the best in traditional Irish folk songs, American roots songs, and Scottish English and Welsh songs. Hosted by Irish trad folk three piece Eist, features guest singers and players.

  • 20:00 – 23:00
…and 21 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Folklore Tapes – Only Timelessness

Folklore Tapes is an ongoing research and musical heritage project covering and sound tracking the folklore of the UK in volumes of tapes housed in bespoke books, boxes and hand stamped envelopes. The live performance will include both the audio and visual material from the upcoming release, as well as a short factual…

The Drift Record Shop, Totnes

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 01803 866828

  • 19:30

Live Music

Mixed line-up of live acts from punk to folk to indie.

The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00
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Matheu Watson and Luke Daniels: The New World Drovers

New music inspired by the trade of cattle-droving. Featuring Ceri Owen Jones and Ceri Rhys Matthews.

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 01478 613750

  • 19:30

Cullipool Hall, Isle of Luing

Mon 28 Jul

Free

  • 19:30

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 2 Aug

Strathclyde Suite

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of New Music Biennial.

  • 21:30

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Sotho Sounds: Junk Funk

African music from musicians from the Kingdom of Lesotho who make their instruments form discarded junk.

Inverie Hall, Knoydart

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01687 462347

  • 20:00

Tim O'Leary

Trad folk.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 21:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free

  • 21:00

David Okumu / Shingai Shoniwa

The Invisible frontman Okumu and Noisettes frontwoman Shoniwa explore their African heritage in performance with SoundSational.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 1 Aug

Main Auditorium

Free / 0141 353 8000

Part of New Music Biennial.

  • 21:30

Jack Badcock & Ciaran Ryan

Banjo, guitar and voice.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 20:30
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Jinski

Drawing upon acoustic roots and country music, this talented duo sing songs of love, joy, loneliness and longing.

The Argyll Hotel, Ullapool

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01854 612422

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Ben Nevis Inn, Fort William

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 5613963

  • 21:00 – 23:00

The Greenhouse, Dingwall

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01349 867135

  • 12:30 – 14:30

Live at The Loft

Live music from the city's talented songwriters.

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 21:00 – 00:30

Louise Jordan

Acoustic folk songstress.

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Fri 15 May 2015

Free / 01539 433 845

  • 20:30

Smokin Shamrocks

Traditional Irish music session.

Fibber Magees: Robinson's Bar, Belfast

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 028 9024 7447

  • 22:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 028 9024 7447

  • 22:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 028 9024 7447

  • 22:00
…and 6 more dates until 24 Sep

Ugie Folk Festival

A small, intimate and friendly celebration of folk with concerts, pub folk nights and sessions.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01771 613352

  • 13:30 – 15:00
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The Smugglers, Sunderland

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0191 514 3844

  • 21:00

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

  • 13:00 – 20:30

Alan Hunter

Folk singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 15:30
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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 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 28 Jul

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30
…and 14 more dates until 17 Nov

Arnie

This group that comprises Arnie Cottrell, Graham Bushell and Rick Foot, performs its contemporary folk material.

The Platform, Southampton

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 023 8033 7232

With Graham & Rick.

  • 21:00

Dingwalls, London NW1

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 020 7428 0010

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 020 7428 0010

  • 19:30

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 020 7428 0010

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 27 Aug back to top