Music, Folk, free events

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Sofi's Open Mic

Sing, play or even recite anything you like (even the spoons) at this open stage.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

…and 7 more dates until 28 Dec

Cafe Ceilidh

Relaxed daytime traditional music session hosted by traditional music group Linten Adie.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 346 1405

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 346 1405

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0131 346 1405

Dalriada

Traditional Irish music.

Fibber Magees: Robinson's Bar, Belfast

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 028 9024 7447

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

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 028 9024 7447

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

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 028 9024 7447

  • 22:00 Dalriada Fibber Magees: Robinson's Bar, Belfast
…and 8 more dates until 29 Nov

Fiddlefit

Great up tempo good pub music as it used to be! Songs and tunes from all genres for all to enjoy!

The Bell & Crown, Canterbury

Wed 17 Dec

Free / 01227 784639

  • 21:00 – 23:00 Fiddlefit The Bell & Crown, Canterbury

The Lobster Pot, West Malling

Sat 6 Dec

Free

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Fiddlefit The Lobster Pot, West Malling

Old Endeavour, Dover

Sat 13 Dec

Free

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Fiddlefit Old Endeavour, Dover

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Interactive Music Workshop

Interactive African music workshop with Moroccan musician Omar Afif.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 332 6535

Part of Africa in Motion.

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Lean On Me: North Edinburgh Time Bank Singers

If you can breathe, you can sing! North Edinburgh Timebank singers showcase the transforming power of communal singing in their performance of various rock, folk, pop and world music songs. 

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 315 2151

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Live Music

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

The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 557 0234

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

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 557 0234

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

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 557 0234

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Live Music The Phoenix Bar, Edinburgh
…and 6 more dates until 19 Dec

Louise Jordan

Acoustic folk songstress.

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Fri 15 May 2015

Free / 01539 433 845

Tango Libre

A weekly 'Tango Salon', with live music to dance to and of course tapas to fuel those moves.

La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 581 3401

  • 20:00 – 00:00 Tango Libre La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 581 3401

  • 20:00 – 00:00 Tango Libre La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0141 581 3401

  • 20:00 – 00:00 Tango Libre La Bodega Tapas Bar, Glasgow
…and 56 more dates until 3 Dec 2015

Tuesday Jamnastics with Lewis Gibson

An open but orchestrated jam night hosted by Lewis Gibson of The Mighty Midas Touch.

Nobles Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 629 7215

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0131 629 7215

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 629 7215

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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 2 Nov

Free / 020 7254 1668

Gunpowder, Treason and Mulled Cider

James Ross hosts an open mic session as well as acoustic guitarist Tim Fulker, blues singer Dan Tredgold, Mario Lottari, Aman Doktor and Nelson & Friends

Film screening is The Lady In Number 6 and there are stalls from second hand projects and a swap shop so bring clothes, books, toys, etc (nothing electrical)

Alastair Savage Trio

Traditional and contemporary fiddle music from Savage and his collaborators Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass).

Glasgow University Concert Hall

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4092

Andre Luz

Andre Luz will be performing his usual beautiful mix of Samba, Bossa Nova and MPB. Andre's silky smooth voice and excellent mix of samba jive have been delighting audiences all over London and Brazil.

Made In Brasil, London NW1

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 020 7482 0777

  • 20:00 – 22:00 Andre Luz Made In Brasil, London

Made In Brasil, London NW1

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7267 4868

  • 20:00 – 22:00 Andre Luz Made In Brasil, London

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 020 7267 4868

  • 20:00 – 22:00 Andre Luz Made In Brasil, London

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01323 737677

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Andy & Marilyn Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Atlantic Currants

Multi-instrumental Maidstone-based four-piece band.

The Elephant, Faversham

Sat 29 Nov

Free

The First and Last, Maidstone

Sat 8 Nov

Free

Good Intent, Rochester

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 01634 843111

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Dingwalls, London NW1

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 020 7428 0010

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

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

The John Hewitt, Belfast

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 028 9023 3768

  • 21:00 Brouge The John Hewitt, Belfast

The Caves Of Cong: Josie Nugent & Brian Stafford

Arrangements of Irish airs and tunes, with accompaniment from Alan Burke, Edel McLaughlin and special guests.

Culturlann Ui Chanain, Londonderry

Fri 7 Nov

Free

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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 28 Oct

Free / 07713 867881

Celtic Session With Alastaire Caplain

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 28 Oct

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 07713 867881

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 07713 867881

Coco & The Butterfields

Folk with a little difference

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 7 Nov

Front Room with Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

The Company Of Fools

A showcase of local performers and musicians.

Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 01497 821762

Cous

Acoustic folk curated and headlined by Cous.

The Monarch, London NW1

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 020 7482 2054

  • 19:30 Cous The Monarch, London
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