Late night events, Music, Folk

35 events

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Ceilidh Mhor

Lively ceilidh.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Ceilidh Mhor Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Ceilidh Mhor Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Ceilidh Mhor Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh
…and 11 more dates until 30 Jun

Traditional Scottish Music Session

Every Tuesday musicians perform Scottish folk music complete with fiddles and banjos.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 37 more dates until 29 Dec

Alan Anderson

An acoustic set from Alan Anderson.

Maggie May's, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0141 548 1350

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0141 548 1350

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0141 548 1350

…and 34 more dates until 6 Dec

Ewen Forfar

Blues and country.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 30 Mar

Free

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Luke Jackson

AMC sell-out 2014! Luke, a rising young roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who was nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2013) for both the Horizon Award (Best Emerging Talent) and the Young Folk Award. With a bold, show-stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Trad Thursdays

Informal folk and traditional music session.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 226 5954

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 226 5954

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0131 226 5954

…and 10 more dates until 25 Jun

Tuesday Jamnastics with Lewis Gibson

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

Nobles Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 629 7215

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0131 629 7215

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0131 629 7215

…and 24 more dates until 29 Sep

Will Varley

Rambling folk troubadour.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Fri 29 May

£8 ( £6) / 01227 769075

Atlantic Currants

The four-piece performs Americana, plus Celtic and English folk.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 01622 757705

The Louis Armstrong, Dover

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 01304 204759

The Ship Centurion, Whitstable

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 01227 264740

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Beans on Toast

Sounds from English 'drunk folk singer'.

The Rocking Chair, Sheffield

Sat 9 May

£8

Beggars

Irish folk group.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London
…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr

Brixton Market's Bedtime Stories

The Agile Rabbit Pizzeria in Brixton Market presents an idiosyncratic musical programme curated by Drummer Dave De Rose (Moloko, Mark Ronson, Mulatu Astatke) featuring multifaceted array of London's finest sonic projects. Thursdays in April 9-10pm

Agile Rabbit, London SW9

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 020 7998 3448

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 020 7998 3448

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 020 7998 3448

…and 2 more dates until 30 Apr

Coco & The Butterfields

Folk with a little difference

The Duke Of Cumberland, Whitstable

Sun 31 May

£12 / 01227 280617

Eugene Doonan

Irish music by the singer from County Fermanagh who is now based in Hertfordshire.

Irish Centre, Leeds

Sun 31 May

Phone for prices / 0113 248 0887

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Fiddlefit

The fiddle and guitar duo performs folk and alternative country.

The Bell & Crown, Canterbury

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 01227 784639

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

Wed 3 Jun

Free / 01227 784639

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

Folk Session

Local folk singer-songwriters and groups perform.

The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

Thu 2 Apr

Olive Bar

Free / 01524 849 959

  • 21:00 – 23:00 Folk Session The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

Thu 9 Apr

Olive Bar

Free / 01524 849 959

  • 21:00 – 23:00 Folk Session The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

Thu 16 Apr

Olive Bar

Free / 01524 849 959

  • 21:00 – 23:00 Folk Session The Gregson Centre, Lancaster
…and 2 more dates until 30 Apr

The Furrow Collective

The foursome comprising Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman, Alasdair Roberts and Rachel Newton performs a range of traditional folk songs.

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sun 29 Mar

Jim Marshall Auditorium

£14.50 / 01908 280800

Jd And The Longfellows

Psychoskiffle, urban country and thigh slappin' sounds from South-East London five-piece JD and the Longfellows.

The Barge, Gillingham

Sat 23 May

Free / 01634 850485

Leanabh An Oir Golden Child

The Mischa Macpherson Trio performs contemporary and traditional Celtic folk.

Sheffield Theatres

Fri 15 May

Studio

£11; £7.50 disabled ( £5; Children £5 under 18s) / 0114 249 6000

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Louise Distras

the acoustic punk songstress performs from her debut album Dreams from the Factory Floor.

Sound Food And Drink, Liverpool

Thu 28 May

Free

With special guest USA folk troubadour Bryan McPherson.

Ma Polaine's Great Decline

The band plays its own style of broken-down roots music; from painfully sparse bitter-sweet love songs, to fearsome tales of revenge, alongside country-soul ballads and infectious vaudevillian tango.

Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1V

Fri 1 May

Donations welcome / 020 7739 6176

Sat 2 May

Donations welcome / 020 7739 6176

Mambo Jambo

The roots duo of Pete Jack and Frankie Banham mix, bluegrass, Latin, Balkan, soul and folk music.

The Fish Pond, Matlock

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 01629 760240

Manteca

The band formed by Colombian singer Martha Acosta and bass guitarist Don Fiora plays groove-laden Latin jazz with funk, salsa and soul.

Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London E14

Sat 25 Apr

£10–£40 / 020 7715 5818

  • 21:45 Manteca Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, London

Matt Dunn

Acoustic covers and mash-ups from the artist.

Biddy Mulligans, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 220 1246

  • 22:00 – 01:30 Matt Dunn Biddy Mulligans, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1246

  • 22:00 – 01:30 Matt Dunn Biddy Mulligans, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1246

  • 22:00 – 01:30 Matt Dunn Biddy Mulligans, Edinburgh
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