Late night events, Music, Folk

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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

Alan Anderson

An acoustic set from Alan Anderson.

Maggie May's, Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

Sun 17 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

…and 29 more dates until 6 Dec

Ceilidh Mhor

Lively ceilidh.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

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

Tue 5 May

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

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

Tue 12 May

£5 includes a choice of beverage / 0131 226 5954

  • 21:00 – 00:00 Ceilidh Mhor Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh
…and 7 more dates until 30 Jun

Trad Thursdays

Informal folk and traditional music session.

Malone's Irish Bar, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 226 5954

Thu 7 May

Free / 0131 226 5954

Thu 14 May

Free / 0131 226 5954

…and 6 more dates until 25 Jun

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

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Muckle Flugga

Trad Scottish music from this ceilidh band.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

Mon 4 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

Mon 11 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 33 more dates until 28 Dec

Atlantic Currants

Folk and Americana from the quintet.

The Barge, Gillingham

Fri 19 Jun

Free / 01634 850485

Atlantic Currants

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

The Ship Centurion, Whitstable

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 01227 264740

The Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs

Fri 8 May

Free / 01843 862013

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 28 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 5 May

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London

Tue 12 May

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 21:00 Beggars The Grape & Grain, London
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Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is not folk music. Or so he's been told. The Edinburgh-born songwriter discovered British traditional music whilst in exile down south and fell in love with what he heard. Indeed, his last album 'The Ballads of Peckham Rye' features an all-star cast from the folk world – Karine Polwart, Aidan O'Rourke and…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Big Room

£14.50 (£12.50) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 30 Apr

Free / 020 7998 3448

CC Smugglers

The Bedfordshire-based group plays lively country blues with elements of contemporary Gypsy swing and roots music.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Sat 23 May

£14

Coco & The Butterfields

Folk with a little difference

The Duke Of Cumberland, Whitstable

Sun 31 May

£12 / 01227 280617

Emily Portman & Sam Sweeney

Spellbinding BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winner Emily Portman and Bellowhead multi-instrumentalist Sam Sweeney come together to create an exciting new collaboration.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Mon 18 May

£14

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Emily Portman & Sam Sweeney

A collaboration between the BBC Folk Award-winning singer-songwriter and the multi-instrumentalist and member of Bellowhead.

Masonic Hall, Bath

Sat 16 May

£16 / 01225 463362

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

Fiddlefit

The fiddle and guitar duo performs folk and alternative country.

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 30 Apr

Olive Bar

Free / 01524 849 959

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

Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Join us at the multi award-winning WHISKI Bar and Restaurant for a vibrant footstomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music: fiddles, accordions, guitars and whistles…

Whiski, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Hawk

London-based noir alt rock four-piece.

The Waiting Room, London N16

Wed 29 Apr

£5 / 020 7241 5511

  • 21:00 Hawk The Waiting Room, London

Honeyfeet

The band plays soulful folk-hop with support from George Works and Talmont.

Hootananny, London SW2

Fri 1 May

£4 / 020 7737 7273

  • 21:00 – 03:00 Honeyfeet Hootananny, London

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

Kris Dollimore

Blues singer-songwriter and guitarist who has played with many international bands and artists such as The Damned, Adam Ant and Dee Dee Ramone.

The Barge, Gillingham

Fri 22 May

Free / 01634 850485

Last Pedestrians

The band plays psycho country-folk.

The Lion, Nottingham

Sat 16 May

Free / 0115 960 3450

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