Music, Folk & world

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The Gorms

Upbeat Scottish/Irish music.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0131 556 3095

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

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 0131 556 3095

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

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh
…and 39 more dates until 18 Dec

Kevin Gore

Contemporary acoustic folk from this Edinburgh singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Mar

Free

Wed 18 Mar

Free

Wed 25 Mar

Free

The Chilli Dogs

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

The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 0131 556 4481

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

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 556 4481

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

Thu 26 Mar

Free / 0131 556 4481

  • 20:30 – 23:00 The Chilli Dogs The Canons' Gait Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen, Edinburgh
…and 17 more dates until 23 Jul

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

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

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Kate Rusby

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

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 16 Apr

£25 / 01284 758000

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

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Ewan Wilkinson

Scottish folk from this young Borders singer and guitarist.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free

Feis An Eilein

Summer arts festival celebrating traditional Scottish music on the Isle of Skye. Interspersed with history and archaeology walks, charity cafes, whisky tasting, open galleries and artist events.

SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle Of Skye

Fri 3 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

Sat 4 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

Sun 5 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01471 844207

…and 56 more dates until 30 Aug

Lairg Music Festival

A day packed with competitions for all ages in fiddle, accordion, piano and bands culminating with a prizewinners concert and guest band.

Lairg Community Centre

Sat 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01549 402168

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Fri 13 Mar

£12 adv / 0113 275 2411

The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club, Shipley

Fri 5 Jun

Phone for prices / 01274 585140

St Mary's Church Hall, Marlborough

Sat 16 May

£15 / 01672 512465

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Stockbridge Pipe Band Fundraising Ceilidh

An evening of music and dancing with the Pentlands Ceilidh Band and Stockbridge Pipe Band. All dances called.

Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 21 Mar

£8 Tickets £8 for adults, £5 for under 16s, under 10s free. Children very welcome / 0131 556 8893

Alastair Savage

Traditional and contemporary Scots fiddle music.

Crathie Kirk, Ballater

Sat 11 Apr

£10 (£8 Tickets available via phone or at the door. Price includes tea/coffee) / 013397 42344

Alastair presents a solo recital of Scots fiddle music featuring music by Niel Gow, James Scott Skinner and Alastair's own compositions.

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

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.

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The Blas Collective

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

Bloc+, Glasgow

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0141 574 6066

The Boys Of The Lough

Popular group, who use fiddle, flute, voice and the pipes to perform folk music in the Irish and Scottish traditions.

The Braw Wee Emporium, Glasgow

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 665 2240

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Mon 16 Mar

£16.50 (£14.50) / 0131 665 2240

The Cat Empire

Latino-ska-funk hoedown from this Melbourne six-piece. Look, no guitars!

O2 Academy Bournemouth

Tue 30 Jun

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Academy Bristol

Thu 2 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Academy Oxford

Wed 1 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

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Celter Schmelter

Irresistible Eastern European Jewish dance music.

Traverse Bar Café, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

£10 / 0131 228 5383

Ceol Cholasa

Four-day folky fest on the Island of Colonsay with some great acts appearing. The line-up is announced closer to the time but the 2014 festival featured Bella Hardy, Battlefield Band, Rura, Kathleen MacInnes, David Francey and Mairearad & Anna. There is also a series of workshops and a ceilidh.

Various venues: Colonsay, Isle of Colonsay

Thu 17 Sep

Times & prices vary

Fri 18 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 19 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 20 Sep

Times & prices vary

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Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott

Moore is one of Ireland's leading solo artists, Moore mixes traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary. Here he is joined by musician and producer Sinnott to promote new album Folk Tale.

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

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Thu 14 May

£30–£34.50 / 01223 357851

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Colum Sands

Talented Irish singer-songwriter from the renowned Sands family.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Tue 5 May

£9 / 0141 221 7705

Dàimh

Taking its name from the Gaelic word for 'kinship', Dàimh includes members from Canada, the US, Ireland and Scotland.

The CatStrand, Castle Douglas

Fri 20 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01644 420374

  • 19:30 Dàimh The CatStrand, Castle Douglas

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Thu 26 Mar

£15 / 01738 860066

  • 19:00 Dàimh Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Dan McKinnon

Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter playing traditional music from the North Atlantic.

Stirling County Rugby Club

Sat 30 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01786 478866

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

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