Music, Folk & world

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The Gorms

Upbeat Scottish/Irish music.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh
…and 32 more dates until 18 Dec

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

The Art School, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£9–£11

Big Fat Balkan Bash as the club celebrates eight years with special guests Kumpania Algazarra.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£9–£11 / 0131 558 3758

Big Fat Balkan Bash as the club celebrates eight years with special guests Kumpania Algazarra.

Millport Country & Western Festival

A rootin' tootin' weekend of country and western gigs across several venues on the Isle of Cumbrae. Bands appearing this year include Ellis County, Paul Taylor, Stillwater, Western Express, Pete Shaw, Carson City, Donna Wylde, Smokin' Gunns, and McKenzie. Diana Dawson will host two line-dance workshops and the Silver…

Millport Town Hall

Fri 4 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

Sat 5 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

Sun 6 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

Muckle Flugga

Trad Scottish music from this ceilidh band.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

Mon 4 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 34 more dates until 28 Dec

Girvan Traditional Folk Festival

A weekend community folk festival run by Girvan Folk Club featuring a range of open sessions, concerts, workshops and children's events.

Various venues: Girvan

Fri 1 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 2 May

Times & prices vary

Sun 3 May

Times & prices vary

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Mark Olson

Lead singer and songwriter from the classic Jaybirds line-up.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 22 Apr

£13 / 0141 352 4900

With Monica Queen.

Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, London E11

Mon 20 Apr

£15; £12 adv / 07904 210218

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Mark Olson Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, London

The Railway Inn, Winchester

Sun 19 Apr

The Barn

£15; £13 adv / 01962 867795

The Chilli Dogs

Country, blues and Americana with a hint of Western swing.

The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 23:00 The Chilli Dogs The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 23:00 The Chilli Dogs The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh

Thu 7 May

Free / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 23:00 The Chilli Dogs The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh
…and 11 more dates until 23 Jul

Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott

Moore is one of Ireland's leading solo artists, mixing traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 13 May

£30 / 01256 844244

Barrowland, Glasgow

Fri 30 Oct

£27.50 / 0141 552 4601

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 5 Jun

£35 / 028 9033 4400

Sat 6 Jun

£35 / 028 9033 4400

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Jenna Reid & Kevin MacKenzie

The Shetland-born fiddle player, known for her work with Filska and Dóchas, is joined by guitarist Kevin MacKenzie for marches, reels and more.

Edinburgh Folk Club

Wed 22 Apr

£10 (£9; Members £7) / 0131 650 2458

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Cecil Sharp House, London NW1

Sat 25 Apr

£25

  • 19:30 – 22:30 Kate Rusby Cecil Sharp House, London

The Cheese And Grain, Frome

Sun 24 May

£21.50 / 01373 455420

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Sun 26 Apr

£21 / 0113 243 0808

  • 19:30 Kate Rusby City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

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The Yamato Drummers

A captivating and energetic performance of Japanese Taiko drumming from a company with 20 years on the road.

Bristol Hippodrome

Mon 20 Apr

£15–£33.50 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 6 May

£15–£33.50 / 08441 717620

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Fri 8 May

£25–£27 (£23–£25; £5; Children £5 under 16s) / 0116 233 3111

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…and at 3 other places

Balerno Music Festival

This community-run music festival returns with folk and classical concerts, workshops and a distinctly family-orientated feel. The 2014 festival featured performances from Balerno Theatre Company, the Pentland Singers and folk courtesy of Real Time, George Duff and Kevin Macleod. The Church Hall acts as a social hub for…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Wed 30 Sep

Times & prices vary / 07710 703372

Thu 1 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07710 703372

Fri 2 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07710 703372

…and 9 more dates until 11 Oct

Dunfermline Folk Weekend

Opening with a family ceilidh on the Friday evening, the weekend proceeds with a selection of workshops, sessions, open stage, family events and concerts, run by a folk club that's been in existence now for over 50 years.

Various venues: Dunfermline

Fri 30 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 31 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 1 Nov

Times & prices vary

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

The Boileroom, Guildford

Sat 23 May

£20 adv / 01483 440022

The Borderline, London W1D

Fri 22 May

£27.25 / 0870 060 3777

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 6 Jun

£20 / 01539 725 133

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…and at 10 other places

Martin Carthy

The respected English folk singer and guitarist.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Fri 8 May

£15 (£13.50) / 01235 515144

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Mon 14 Dec

£12 / 01424 229111

Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Thu 28 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01384 374410

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Roddy Frame

Aztec Camera wunderkind-turned-elder statesman of intelligent, melodic, wistful Scotpop.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Fri 7 Aug

£28.50

Part of Magners' Summer Nights.

The Treacherous Orchestra

Scottish folk maestros who use electric mandolins, flutes, pipes and fiddle to create their huge and undeniably danceable sound.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 20 Jun

£14; £12 adv / 01704 533333

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Wed 10 Jun

£16 / 0115 846 7777

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

£13.50 / 0141 357 6200

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Alastair McDonald

Glasgow-born folk musician, known from countless radio and TV shows.

Leith Folk Club, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Jun

£9 / 07502 024852

With Bare.

Alastair Savage

Traditional and contemporary Scots fiddle music.

St Mary's Episcopal Church, Aberfoyle

Fri 24 Apr

£10 includes wine and nibbles

Alastair is joined by Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano, folk music legend Eddie McGuire on flute, Perthshire fiddle ace Pete Clark and multi-instrumentalist Ewan Robertson for an evening of traditional and contemporary Scots fiddle music.

Annabelle Chvostek

Solo tour from Chvostek, who was formerly one third of Canadian singing trio The Wailin' Jennys.

Abington Village Hall

Sat 16 May

£12 / 07795 454568

The Admiral, Glasgow

Tue 19 May

£11.47–£13.50 / 0141 221 7705

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Tue 12 May

£10 / 020 7485 9899

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Anthony John Clarke

Northern Irish singer/songwriter known among other things for his bright red guitar.

Bodmin Folk Club @ The Mason's Arms

Fri 25 Sep

Phone for prices

The Lyceum Tavern, Newport

Thu 24 Sep

Phone for prices / 07966 754366

Argyllshire Gathering and Oban Highland Games

Some of the biggest piping competitions in the world, as well as traditional Highland games with track and field events, music and much more.

Mossfield Park, Oban

Thu 27 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01631 564354

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

World music from award winning ngoni (West African lute) player Bassekou Kouyate.

The Scala, London N1

Fri 8 May

£18 / 020 7833 2022

Sun 31 May

£18–£20.25 / 020 7833 2022

Ba Power album launch.

Blackheart

Musical boy/girl duo deliver wit, charm and a unique crossbreed of folk, country and rock.

Princess Theatre & Arts Centre, Burnham-on-Sea

Fri 1 May

£12 (£10) / 01278 784464

  • 19:30 Blackheart Princess Theatre & Arts Centre, Burnham-on-Sea

The Blas Collective

'Folk flavoured sessions' from this collective led by Jenn Butterworth.

Bloc+, Glasgow

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0141 574 6066

Mon 11 May

Free / 0141 574 6066

Mon 25 May

Free / 0141 574 6066

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