Music, Folk, free events

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Folk Friday

Relaxed folk night.

The Tolbooth Tavern, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 629 4500

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 629 4500

Fri 15 May

Free / 0131 629 4500

…and 31 more dates until 18 Dec

New Edinburgh Choir

Relaxed choir with an indie/folky vibe.

Argyle House, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Free

Thu 7 May

Free

Thu 14 May

Free

…and 5 more dates until 18 Jun

Open Mic

Acoustic Open Mic hosted by the Southside Sessions. All musicians/styles are welcome, acoustic guitar, jam session options and good vibes provided.

The Butterfly and the Pig @ the Corona, Glasgow

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0141 258 1811

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Open Mic The Butterfly and the Pig @ the Corona, Glasgow

Tue 5 May

Free / 0141 258 1811

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Open Mic The Butterfly and the Pig @ the Corona, Glasgow

Tue 12 May

Free / 0141 258 1811

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Open Mic The Butterfly and the Pig @ the Corona, Glasgow
…and 33 more dates until 29 Dec

Jayz, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 387 9046

  • 20:00 – 00:00 Open Mic Jayz, Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 387 9046

  • 20:00 – 00:00 Open Mic Jayz, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 387 9046

  • 20:00 – 00:00 Open Mic Jayz, Glasgow
…and 33 more dates until 27 Dec

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.

…and 26 more dates until 31 Aug

Lewis Gibson and Friends

Weekly night of original music featuring Edinburgh singer-songwriters, including William Douglas, Daniel McGeever, Austen George, John McIntosh and more special guests throughout the month.

Rose & Crown, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 226 5646

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The Listening Room

Acoustic open mic session.

The Blue Blazer, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 229 5030

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 229 5030

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 229 5030

…and 84 more dates until 18 Dec 2016

Martin Carthy

The respected English folk singer and guitarist.

Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Thu 28 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01384 374410

Matt Dunn

Acoustic covers and mash-ups from the artist.

Biddy Mulligans, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1246

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

Tue 5 May

Free / 0131 220 1246

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

Sunday Sessions

Live folk music, with Bloody Marys and coffee there for the drinking.

The Flying Duck, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 564 1450

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 564 1450

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 564 1450

…and 33 more dates until 27 Dec

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 back to top

Traditional Scottish Music Session

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

Whiski, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3095

Tue 5 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

Tue 12 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 33 more dates until 29 Dec

4Square

4Square play their music with finesse, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band.

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Fri 8 May

Free / 01539 433 845

  • 20:30 4Square Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Abby Wong

The singer-songwriter creates alternative folk music with support from Chris Sagan, Harry Vinnicombe, The Ackerleys.

The Bedford, London SW12

Wed 20 May

Free / 020 8682 8940

  • 20:00 – 23:00 Abby Wong The Bedford, London

Adam Barnes

Alt folk singer-songwriter from Oxford performs from his back catalogue.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Fri 29 May

Free / 01235 515144

Alan Anderson

An acoustic set from Alan Anderson.

Maggie May's, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 548 1350

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 548 1350

…and 30 more dates until 6 Dec back to top

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 Bricklayer's Arms, Sevenoaks

Sun 26 Apr

Free

The Ship Centurion, Whitstable

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 01227 264740

The Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs

Fri 8 May

Free / 01843 862013

BabaJack

The Tewkesbury-based blues and folk outfit fronted by Becky Tate, who co-writes with Trevor Steger.

Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge

Thu 30 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01384 374410

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
…and 7 more dates until 30 Jun

Ben Williams

The singer-songwriter performs with support from Gecko, Joe Waller, Kate Thomas, Safar.

The Bedford, London SW12

Wed 27 May

Free / 020 8682 8940

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Bengal to Bethnal Green

Performance celebrating Bengali music and arts in East London.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 10 May

Main Space

Free / 020 7613 7498

Celebrating Bengali music and the arts in East London.

Sun 14 Jun

Free / 020 7613 7498

A monthly series of concerts featuring much-loved singers and musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra, directed by international tabla star Yousuf Ali Khan.

Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fri 22 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sat 23 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Beyond Roots

Rekesh Chauhan (piano) and Kousic Sen (tabla) in concert.

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Fri 1 May

Free / 0844 800 0410

Blackheart

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

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sat 20 Jun

Free / 01722 321744

  • 12:00 – 14:00 Blackheart Salisbury Arts Centre

Bluegrass/Americana Jam Session

Bassist John Allan and mandolinist Wilf James host a monthly bluegrass jam session. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced pickers. Acoustic instruments only please.

Bar Gumbo, Glasgow

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0141 334 7132

Mon 25 May

Free / 0141 334 7132

Mon 29 Jun

Free / 0141 334 7132

…and 8 more dates until 29 Feb 2016 back to top