Music, Folk, free events

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Mic Edgar's Folkn' Blues Band

Folk and blues from Mic Edgar and his band.

Maggie May's, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 548 1350

  • 21:00

Thu 1 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

  • 21:00

Thu 8 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

  • 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 May

King Eider

Acoustic folk/blues five-piece.

Coda Music, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 622 7246

With Fin-Ray.

Record Store Day instore gig with country punks Fin-Ray.

  • 12:30

The Smugglers, Sunderland

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0191 514 3844

  • 21:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0191 514 3844

  • 21:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0191 514 3844

  • 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 25 May

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 21 Apr

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30
…and 28 more dates until 17 Nov

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 18 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 25 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 581 3401

Fri 2 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 581 3401

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Traditional Music Workshops

Monday night traditional music workshop for children and young people from Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council Schools. Ages 10–18.

Tolbooth, Stirling

Mon 21 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01786 274000

Mon 28 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01786 274000

Mon 5 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01786 274000

…and 4 more dates until 2 Jun

Weak Records Tour

A showcase of artists signed to Weak Records with acoustic Americana, roots and folk from The Jesus Taco, Tobias Thomhave, and Bobby Vacant & the Worn.

Dalriada, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 454 4500

  • 20:00

McChuills, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 552 2135

  • 21:00

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

The Wolf Sessions

Baz Simpson hosts these blues/folk open sessions.

Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0131 667 4268

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 667 4268

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Beatnik Night

Enjoy a beatnik night of funky,soulful music and spoken word performances with your dinner.

The Blue Chair, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0141 552 7849

BYOB £1.50 per person.

  • 19:00 – 22:30
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Eddy Morton

Folk-rock singer-songwriter performs his latest pieces.

Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Thu 17 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01384 374410

Thu 19 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01384 374410

Folk at the Tryst

Lively folk session.

Falkirk Folk Club

Fri 16 May

Free / 07535 097296

The John Muir Way Session Trail. All are welcome to bring an instrument and be part of the music. Part of Tryst Festival.

  • 20:30

Kent DuChaine

A night of hard driving blues from the steel guitar maestro.

The Blues Kitchen, London NW1

Tue 27 May

Free / 020 7387 5277

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Magnificient Motors Eastbourne

Two full days of vintage cars, motorbikes and buses to drool over, plus music from the Moonbeans, Ellie Ford, the Memphis Flyers, Eastbourne Shout and more.

Western Lawns, Eastbourne

Sat 3 May

Times to be confirmed / Free

Sun 4 May

Times to be confirmed / Free

Richie Muir Band

Nottingham-based acoustic guitarist and vocalist accompanied by his band.

The Southbank Bar, Nottingham

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0115 945 5541

  • 21:00
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Rusty Strings

The duo performs folk.

The Flower Pot, Derby

Wed 30 Apr

Free

  • 21:00

The Wild Myrtles

A cappella harmonies to lift the heart from Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the USA and Britain.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Portrait Gallery

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 18:00 – 18:30

Acoustic Open Session

An evening of relaxed acoustic music hosted by singer/songwriter Tom Clelland. Players of all styles and standards are welcome to join in or just sit back and enjoy.

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 01506 777666

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Mon 26 May

Free / 01506 777666

  • 19:30 – 22:00

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

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
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Folkworks Future Traditions: Final Year Recitals: Alex Cumming

Four days of short free concerts in which final Year students from the Newcastle University degree course in Folk And Traditional Music are assessed on their musical and performance skills. Alex Cumming is a traditional English singer, accordion player and member of The Teacups. Alex will be singing songs from his home…

The Sage Gateshead

Wed 4 Jun

Hall Two

Free but ticketed / 0191 443 4661

Folkworks Future Traditions: Final Year Recitals: Amy Leach

Four days of short free concerts in which final Year students from the Newcastle University degree course in Folk And Traditional Music are assessed on their musical and performance skills. Amy Leach is a Scots singer from Edinburgh. She will be singing songs from her own tradition as well as from Ireland and England…

The Sage Gateshead

Thu 5 Jun

Hall Two

Free but ticketed / 0191 443 4661

Folkworks Future Traditions: Final Year Recitals: Andy Parr

Four days of short free concerts in which final Year students from the Newcastle University degree course in Folk And Traditional Music are assessed on their musical and performance skills. Andy Parr will be playing instrumental music from the UK, Scandinavia and France on the English Concertina. He is passionate about…

The Sage Gateshead

Mon 2 Jun

Hall Two

Free but ticketed / 0191 443 4661

Folkworks Future Traditions: Final Year Recitals: Dan Foster

Four days of short free concerts in which final Year students from the Newcastle University degree course in Folk And Traditional Music are assessed on their musical and performance skills. Dan Foster is a fiddle player with Irish music at the heart of his playing who has, in the course of his four years on the Folk…

The Sage Gateshead

Mon 2 Jun

Hall Two

Free but ticketed / 0191 443 4661

Folkworks Future Traditions: Final Year Recitals: Ewan Duncan

Four days of short free concerts in which final Year students from the Newcastle University degree course in Folk And Traditional Music are assessed on their musical and performance skills. Ewan Duncan, Highland Bagpiper from Newtonmore will be performing a variety of material from his influences in traditional and…

The Sage Gateshead

Thu 5 Jun

Hall Two

Free but ticketed / 0191 443 4661

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