Music, Folk, free events

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Alan Hunter

Folk singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Fri 28 Nov

Free

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Polish Wednesdays

Featuring Polish beers and vodka from the bar and Polish DJs on the decks. There's a blues jam from 7pm and comedy on the mezzanine.

Beresford Lounge, Glasgow

Wed 3 Dec

Free

Wed 10 Dec

Free

Wed 17 Dec

Free

…and 2 more dates until 31 Dec

The Tatties Ceilidh Band

A mix of modern and traditional music for a unique ceilidh experience.

The Corinthian Club, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0141 552 1101

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 28 Nov

Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 0141 581 3401

…and 51 more dates until 4 Dec 2015

Dalriada

Traditional Irish music.

Fibber Magees: Robinson's Bar, Belfast

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 028 9024 7447

  • 22:00 Dalriada Fibber Magees: Robinson's Bar, Belfast
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Live Music

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

The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Live Music The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Live Music The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Live Music The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Live Music The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh

Old Nick Trading Company

The Nottingham-based threesome performs self-penned Americana and folk with a range of influences.

The Lion, Nottingham

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0115 960 3450

Dunfermline Folk Club Session

Informal folk session. Share a story or a song, play a tune or just kick back and listen to the home grown talent.

Thistle Tavern, Dunfermline

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01383 729673

Gillywolfe

Folk on fiddle, guitar and vocals from Becka Wolfe and Sam Gillespie.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Guid Crack Club

Regular storytelling club involving song and music aplenty.

Waverley Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 557 1050

Broth, Breid and Bannocks

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Louise Jordan

Acoustic folk songstress.

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Fri 15 May 2015

Free / 01539 433 845

Acoustic Sundays

A daytime arts event, showcasing a range of talented musicians of different genres and screening six short films. Accompanied by homemade food and local drinks.

St Peter's Church Crypt, London N1

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 020 7254 1668

With Ben Murphie, Our Man In The Field, The Happy Places, Ringlefinch, Louise Jordan and Robbie Skitmore & the Spanish Harlem Incident. Plus a craft fair and fish finger sandwiches.

Atlantic Currants

Multi-instrumental Maidstone-based four-piece band.

The Elephant, Faversham

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Barluath

A modern take on folk from the Glasgow-based six-piece featuring pipes, flute, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and vocals.

Orpington Folk Club

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Free / 01959 532754

BBC Radio 2 at Celtic Connections

The BBC is delighted to be part of Celtic Connections again, and this year returns to the CCA in Sauchiehall Street, in the heart of the city. BBC Radio 2 will broadcast two live programmes from the festival, featuring guests and live music performances presented by Mark Radcliffe. Tickets for this event will be…

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Celtic Connections.

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BBC Radio Scotland at Celtic Connections

The BBC is delighted to be part of Celtic Connections again, and this year returns to the CCA in Sauchiehall Street, in the heart of the city. BBC Radio Scotland will be broadcasting five nights of live music. These will be very intimate shows with performances from rock, indie, folk, jazz, world and Americana…

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Celtic Connections.

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Celtic Connections.

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Celtic Connections.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Jan 2015

Beggars

Irish folk group.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 16 Dec

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London
…and 4 more dates until 27 Jan 2015

Ben Smith

Birmingham-born singer-songwriter and musician who blends American and English folk styles. With support from Zoe Spencer.

Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Thu 11 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01384 374410

Blueswamp Southern

Acoustic Blues Band featuring Bob Dayfield

The Hind, Leicester

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0116 255 0936

Bob Taylor

Guitar and vocals duo, Bob Taylor and Adela Ryle will provide the coffee morning entertainment from their repertoire which features songs by Bob Dylan, Hoagy Carmichael and Van Morrison.

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01323 737677

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Bob Taylor Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library
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Caddy Cooper

Acoustic Blues, Country and Folk singer songwriter, Caddy Cooper is a travelling soul.

Elephant & Castle, Amersham

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Free / 01494 726 410

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 2 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 16 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

…and 2 more dates until 30 Dec

Celtic Session With Alastaire Caplain

Celtic, Scottish & Irish tunes.

Jamboree, London E1W

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 16 Dec

Free / 07713 867881

…and 2 more dates until 30 Dec

Charlotte Carpenter

The singer-songwriter performs with a folk sound, supported by Box Of Light.

The Old Blue Last, London EC2A

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 020 7739 7033

The Coal Porters / Anna Lucas

Lead by ex-Long Ryder, Sid Griffin's Coal Porters are one of the best acoustic bluegrass bands in the UK, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies.

Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, London E11

Wed 17 Dec

Free / 07904 210218

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