Music, Folk

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Musical double act Phil and Aly bring together a feast of musical talent and witty banter.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 8 Sep

£20 (Children £18; Seniors £18; Students £18) / 01475 723723

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Fri 23 Aug

£23 / 01334 475000

Sat 24 Aug

£23 / 01334 475000

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 1 Aug

£19.50 (£18.50; Children £18.50) / 01383 602302

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Dunbar Civic Week

A week-long programme of community events starting with a parade from Bleachingfield Centre to Lauderdale Park commencing noon on Sat 16 Jun.

The Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar

Sun 16 Jun

Free

  • 11:30 – 16:00

Mon 17 Jun

Free

  • 11:30 – 16:00

Tue 18 Jun

Free

  • 11:30 – 16:00
…and 5 more dates until 23 Jun

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds and performers from all over the world, with massed pipes and drums, military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle. The 2019 show is called 'Kaleidoscope', in celebration of symmetry.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 19 Jul

£23.50 / 01727 844488

Barrfields Theatre, Largs

Thu 3 Oct

£20–£21 / 01475 689777

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Thu 5 Sep

£24.50–£34.50 / 020 7730 4500

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…and at 9 other places

Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Mon 30 Dec

£27.50 / 01383 740384

Ayr Town Hall

Sat 28 Dec

£29.50–£32.50 / 01292 611222

Birmingham Town Hall

Thu 28 Nov

£27.50 / 0121 345 0600

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…and at 3 other places

Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships

Piping competition also featuring Highland dancing, heavy events and children's entertainment.

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Legends of American Country

Country music tribute show featuring songs by Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash.

Airdrie Town Hall

Fri 22 Nov

£21.50 / 01698 403120

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 31 Jan 2020

£20.28 / 01786 473544

  • 19:30

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 11 Jan 2020

£21.50 (Seniors £20; Students £20) / 01475 723723

The Beacon Theatre

£21.50 (Seniors £20; Students £20) / 01475 723723

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Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra is the country's foremost large ensemble for traditional music.

Inverurie Town Hall

Sat 28 Sep

£21.59 / 01467 621610

York Barbican

Sat 26 Oct

£24 / 0844 854 2757

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Chorley Little Theatre

Fri 27 Dec

£14.30 / 01257 264362

Glusburn Institute, Keighley

Sat 7 Dec

£15 / 01535 630223

The Jimmy Shand Story

Brandon McPhee leads a celebration of the life and music of the Scottish accordion player. Narration by film and TV star Dave Anderson.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 26 Oct

New Auditorium

£23.65 (includes booking fee) / 0141 353 8000

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Thu 10 Oct

£21.50 / 01698 403120

Concert Hall

£21.50 / 01698 403120

The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen

Fri 25 Oct

£21.50 / 01224 592755

Midstock Festival

Family-friendly music festival whose 2018 line-up included 2 Unlimited, Example & DJ Wire, Mauro Picotto, The Darkness, Ash, Noisettes and Ian Van Dahl.

Dalkeith Country Park

Fri 30 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 654 1666

Sat 31 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 654 1666

Scots Music Group Ceilidh

Fundraising ceilidh of traditional music and dancing.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Jun

Free / 0131 555 7668

Café Ceilidh:: Summer Stramash

  • 14:00 – 16:00

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

£9 (£7.50) / 0131 555 7668

Ceilidh Caleerie

  • 20:00 – 23:30

Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Thu 21 Nov

£13–£27.75 / 01303 228600

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 4 Apr 2020

£13–£28 / 0844 871 3020

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Mon 18 Nov

£13–£27.75 / 0844 871 7646

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

Seated event with some standing in the event of a full house. Doors 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start.

The Old Ship Inn, Nottingham

Wed 11 Mar 2020

£13.20 / 07913 413 934

Stramash, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 623 4353

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Creed Bratton

Star of The Office US and former member of the Grass Roots plays his solo folky songs.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Wed 2 Oct

£14.85 / 0113 275 2411

Bush Hall, London W12

Sat 28 Sep

£17.60 / 020 8222 6955

The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Mon 23 Sep

£14.85 / 0161 276 9350

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Doune the Rabbit Hole

A boutique music festival that produces a strong line-up of music, theatre, comedy and spoken-word performances.

Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith

Fri 19 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01877 385223

Sat 20 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01877 385223

Sun 21 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01877 385223

Eriska

Folk-fusion band from Glasgow.

The Arisaig Hotel

Fri 5 Jul

Free

  • 21:00 – 23:30

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Wed 10 Jul

£6–£12 / 01478 613750

  • 19:30 – 22:00

The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

Tue 2 Jul

£10 / 01854 612103

  • 20:00 – 22:00

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Festival Folk at the Oak

Twenty-nine nights of the best local and international folk music showcasing a different artist each night. There are only 30 seats so book early to save disappointment.

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Jul

Royal Oak Lounge

£8 (£6) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 30 Jul

Royal Oak Lounge

£8 (£6) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 31 Jul

Royal Oak Lounge

£8 (£6) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 more dates until 25 Aug

Kenny Young and the Eggplants

'The most brilliant left-field Brooklyn band you've never heard of' (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) 'mix brainy, funny lyrics with a fine sense of what makes pop music wonderful, and are intensely dedicated to showing their audience a good time' (Dr Demento). Claiming to be from Brooklyn (but perhaps from another galaxy…

Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC, Edinburgh

Thu 22 Aug

Main Room

£12 (£10) / 07968 131737

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Main Room

£12 (£10) / 07968 131737

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 24 Aug

Main Room

£12 (£10) / 07968 131737

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Wee Folk Club

Changing folk and acoustic lineup every Sunday evening.

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£6 / 0131 557 2976

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sun 23 Jun

£6 / 0131 557 2976

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sun 30 Jun

£6 / 0131 557 2976

  • 20:30 – 22:30
…and 75 more dates until 13 Dec 2020

Angels of the North

A concert featuring 400 voices from North East Primary Schools, joined by the talented pupils from the Bommel Musical Theatre School.

The Sage Gateshead

Tue 9 Jul

Sage One

£12 / 0191 443 4661

Budapest Café Orchestra

Recreating the stirring sounds of their home town, the band mix violin, accordion and balalaika to create Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and dances.

New Deer Public Hall, Turriff

Wed 18 Sep

£13