Music, Folk, free events

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Sarah McQuaid

The Spanish-born singer-songwriter and guitarist plays traditional tunes alongside contemporary songs.

The Blue Anchor, Helston

Thu 29 May

Free

  • 20:00

Salsa Sabrosa

Salsa dancing with live percussion and tapas to start your evening off in suitably hot and spicy style.

La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow

Fri 25 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 2 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 9 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 581 3401

…and 39 more dates until 6 Feb 2015

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

Rory McLeod

The award winning Orcadian troubadour performs magical music with a broad spectrum of influence from flamenco and blues to Celtic and calypso rhythms.

Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Thu 14 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01384 374410

String Driven Thing

String Driven Thing are a folk rock band from Scotland, originally formed in the 1960s and led by husband and wife Chris Adams and Pauline Adams and featuring the electric violin of Graham Smith. This is a rare chance to see them up close & personal!

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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50 Shades of Blue

50 Shades Of Blue are Mark & L.J, a very hard working and positive acoustic duo from East Kilbride. Playing an uplifting mix of original and well known folk, bluegrass and blues. Foot tapping music for everyone to enjoy!

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Fri 16 May

Free / 0141 287 2550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 20:30

Edinburgh Unlimited

Bands and music showcase.

Pivo Caffè, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 4 Jun

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 2 Jul

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Folk In The Farmyard

Bring a picnic and enjoy a toe-tapping afternoon of folk music in Cherryburn's traditional Northumbrian farmstead.

National Trust: Cherryburn, Stocksfield

Sun 4 May

Free, plus admission £4.50, child £2.25, family £7 & £11.25 / 01661 843276

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Fun Night

A pipe band, Highland dancers and plenty of stalls to inspect.

Market Place, Wick

Sat 12 Jul

Free with collection

  • 19:00

The Golden Age of BellyDance

Hafla fundraiser celebrating the art of belly-dancing. Places are limited so please email the venue in advance.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 21 Jun

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

  • 17:00 – 21:00
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Harpeth Rising

Experimental instrumental arrangements and rich harmonies from the Nashville folk quartet.

The American Museum In Britain, Bath

Sun 11 May

Free, plus normal admission / 01225 460503

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies

A sing-along cabaret featuring pirates, lizards and Basque cyclists, hosted by Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies.

Black Box, Belfast

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Jack Badcock & Ciaran Ryan

Banjo, guitar and voice.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 20:30

Wed 30 Apr

Free

  • 20:30

Jeff Warner

Americana and folk from the veteran multi-instrumentalist.

Orpington Folk Club

Thu 2 Apr 2015

Free / 01959 532754

  • 20:15

Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson

The folk-rock duo from Cumbria plays contemporary Americana with traditional folk influences.

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 01539 433 845

  • 20:30
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The John Muir Way Music Sessions

Join Falkirk Folk Club for a night of traditional music and song inspired by the power and beauty of the natural world in celebration of John Muir and the opening of the John Muir Way.

Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert

Tue 6 May

Free / 01324 566000

  • 13:30

Quoit Bar, Falkirk

Fri 2 May

Free

  • 20:00

The Tolbooth Tavern, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Free / 0131 556 5348

  • 20:30

Jules And Rick

The duo performs folk.

Spyglass Inn, Ventnor

Mon 12 May

Free / 01983 855338

  • 20:30

Mon 16 Jun

Free / 01983 855338

  • 20:30

Old Man Pie

Five-piece folk outfit from West Yorkshire.

Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge

Fri 6 Jun

Free / 01422 835547

  • 21:00

Paddy Benedict

The singer-songwriter who is based in Box, performs his folk-pop originals.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Fri 27 Jun

Free / 01249 701628

  • 20:30

Peter Jagger Band

The singer-songwriter performs classic folk songs as well as original material.

The Beehive, Swindon

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01793 523187

  • 15:00
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Phil Trainor

The singer-songwriter and guitarist performs acoustic originals and his own take on classics from the 1960s to the present day and upbeat Irish ballads.

Ypres Castle Inn, Rye

Sun 11 May

Free / 01797 223 248

  • 19:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 01797 223 248

  • 19:00

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01797 223 248

  • 19:00

Pipe Band Parade

A pipe band parade featuring Highland dancers, a bottle stall, a toy tombola and a lucky dip.

John O' Groats, Caithness

Sun 6 Jul

Free with collection

  • 12:30

Princes Amongst Men Ft.Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir

Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir is a London-based mixed-voice choir specialising in traditional Bulgarian sacred and secular vocal music.

Upstairs At The Ritzy, London SW2

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0871 704 2065

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Ragged Glory

Contemporary folk with vocal harmonies performed by the four-piece.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Sat 3 May

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00

Fri 27 Jun

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00

Ray Johns

The singer-songwriter performs folk.

O'Grady's, Redcar

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01642 477624

  • 21:00
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