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Scottish Folk Clubs and Festivals

If you're in Scotland on vacation, visit one of the Folk Clubs listed below. You will find a friendly welcome and the chance to hear some wonderful music. Apart from the Clubs shown below you should check the local paper in the area you are visiting, or simplest of all, just ask the local Scots.
Scottish Traditional Music Festival Calendar 2003. Scottish Folk Clubs Listings.
Folk Music In N.E.Scotland.
The Scottish Folk Directory.

Aberdeen Folk Club
Meets every Monday night, 8pm 'til 11.30-ish in "the Loft" at O' Donaghues, Justice Mill Lane

Aberdour Folk Club
Meets first Thursday of the month in the Woodside Hotel, Aberdour.
Contact: Jean Watt on (01383 860540 or Ian Richard on 01383 735023

Auchtermuchty Festival, Fife, Scotland.

Aviemore Folk Club
Meet every second Friday (from 20th March) in the Alt na Craig Hotel.

Association of Fife Folk Clubs... Great folk and acoustic music around Fife, Scotland.

Clydesdale Folk Club
Meets last Thursday of the month in the Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar.
Contact: 01899 221236

Crail Folk Club
Meets Thursdays in the Golf Hotel, Crail.
Contact: Jill Saunderson on 01333 450909 or Elma Harkins on 01333 730742

Dalgety Bay Folk Club (Fife)
Meets monthly on a Friday at 8.00pm in Dalgety Bay Sailing Club.
Admission is by ticket only.
Details from Colin S Hay (Chairman)Tel: 01383 822732
Dalgety Bay Folk Club, 8 Doune Park, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 9LX

Dunblane Folk Club
Meets every Sunday.
Contact: 01786 824092

Dunfermline Folk Club
Meets Wednesdays in The Roadhouse, Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline.
Contact Gifford Lind on 01383 729673 or Mike Brown on 01383 724799

Earlsferry 19th Acoustic Music Club, Meets in the Golf Tavern, Earlsferry - fortnightly Thursdays from 8.00pm

East Barn Folk Club
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month in
Carmondean Community Centre,Fells Rigg,Livingston,West Lothian.
Started December 99 no membership required just come along and play sing or
just listen. Bring your own refreshments!

Edinburgh Folk Cub, Pleasance Cabaret Bar 60 The Pleasance Edinburgh Phone :- (0131) 650 2349

Traditional Music Sessions in Edinburgh.

Fyvie Folk Club
Meet at the Vale Hotel in Fyvie on the 1st & 2nd Wednesday of the month.
The 1st Wednesday is the Folk club proper.
The 2nd Wednesday is a session night.
Contact: Mike and Elaine Rodgers on 01651 891797 or Laura Riley on 01224 712844

The Girvan Folk Music Club.

Girvan Folk Music Festival.

Glasgow Folk Club
Meets every 2nd Monday in the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Eaglesham, Glasgow.
Contact: Bor or Roz Gilchrist on 0141 634 1095

Glenfarg Village Folk Club
Contact: Graham Brotherston on 01383 738922 or 07909 690918.

Grantown-on-Spey's Traditional Music Festival.

Guildtown Bluegrass Festival is held in the idyllic village of Guildtown in rural Perthshire - the scenic heartland of Scotland, six miles from the historic city of Perth.

Haddington Folk Club
Meets in The Pheasant Hotel, Market Street, Haddington, East Lothian.
Contact: Gordon Pearson on 01620 822925

Houston Folk Club Every Thursday from 8:00 pm in the Carrick Centre, Main Street, Houston. Contact Bob Beattie, 01505 323 290

Huntly Folk Club
Meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the "Auld Pit" in Huntly.
Contact: Keith Cockburn on 01466 793808 or Colin Campbell on 01466 794055.

Irvine Folk Club
Meets every second Wednesday in the Redburn Hotel, Kilwinning Rd, Irvine.
Contact: Joyce Hodge on 01294 551047

The 36th Marymass Folk Festival Irvine, Ayrshire Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th August 2003.

Keith Folk Club
Meet every 1st Thursday in the month at the Fife Arms in Keith.
Contact: Bob Sharp on 01542 882826.

Kelso Folk Club
This club meets every friday at 8.30 pm in the Red Lion pub in Kelso. Situated behind the Cross Keys Hotel and a 2 minute walk from the town square. The sessions are free and informal with a mix of Scottish, Irish and American music on offer. Age is restricted to over 16's.

Kilmarnock Folk Club
Meets every weelk on Thursday at the Hunting Lodge, Glencairn Square.
Contact: Maggie MacRae on 01560 321102

Kirkcaldy Folk Club
Meet usually on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at the Path Tavern, Mid Street, Kirkcaldy.
Contact: Sandy Forbes, 70 Ava St. Kirkcaldy KY1 1PN
Tel: 01592 200282
Fax: 01592 269230

Kirkcaldy Betty Nicol's pub
Meet every Thursday night about 8.30pm in Betty Nicol's pub
297 High Street, (Harbour end) Kirkcaldy.
Contact: Sandy on 01592 200282
Entry is free as it is heavily subsidised by the pub (who are to be congratulated for doing so). The club is held in the back room of the pub and is away from the bar and the chattering classes. It has a very informal atmosphere and a good listening audience.

Kirkmichael Guitar Festival.

Leslie Folk Club
Meets every Thursday.
Contact: Anne Marie Walker on 01592 74548 or Ian Hall on 01592 757341

Festival on the Loch is a new and exciting event brought to you by the Lochwinnoch Music Society.

Lomond Folk Club Every Wednesday from 8:30 pm in the Highlander Bar, Main Street, Alexandria. Musicians and Singers welcome. Also the last Friday of each month in the Waterfront Diner, Balloch, starting at 9:00pm.

The Lomond Folk Festival is held annually during the month of July at Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond.

Lossiemouth Folk Club meets every Tuesday at 8.30 p.m. in the Beach Bar, Lossiemouth

Milngavie - Blackbull Folk Club
Meets every second Sunday (September to May) at the Black Bull Hotel.
Contact: Bob or Roz Gilchrist Tel: 0141 6341095.

Montrose Folk Club
Meets every second Tuesday in the Corner House Hotel, High Street, Montrose.
Contact: Ken Bruce Tel: 01674 830658

The Orkney Folk Festival.

Penicuik Folk Club and Festival.
Meets every Tueday of the month in the Navaar House Hotel, Bog Road, Penicuik.

Pittenweem Arts Festival.

Rosehearty Folk Club
Meets every 3rd Wednesday in the Bay Hotel, The Square, Rosehearty.
Contact: Gavin on 01346 571382

Rowantree Folk Club meet on the first, third and fifth (when appropriate) Fridays of each month in the Rowantree Inn, Old Mill Road, Uddingston. Tel. 01698 303407, or visit the website for dates and details of guests and singers' nights.

The Shetland Folk Festival Society.

Star Folk Club, Glasgow's premier acoustic music venue.

Stirling Folk Club Meets every Monday in the Terraces Hotel, 4 Melville Terrace.
Contact: Isobel Methven on 01259 218521

Stonehaven Folk Club
Meets every Friday in the St.Leonards Hotel, starts approx. 8.45p.m.
Contact:Trudi Clayton 01569 767666

Straiton Folk Club
Meets on the last Friday of month in The Black Bull Hotel, Straiton, Maybole Ayrshire.
Contact: Dave Hunter: 01655 770638

Sutherland Folk Festival from the 31st August to the 28th September 2002.

Tarves Folk Club
Meet on the last Sunday of the month at the Aberdeen Arms in Tarves.
Contact: Lucy on 01651 851214

Taybank Hotel
Friday nights at the Taybank Hotel and Bar in Dunkeld.

Uddingston Folk Club
Meets in the Rowntree Inn, Uddingston sorry don't know when.
Contact 01786 464751

Ullapool Folk Club
Meets on various nights throughout the year.
Contact: 01854 612103

Ugie Folk Club
We meet 1st friday of every month at The Crichie Inn, Stuartfield, Aberdeenshire
A warm welcome to any singers, players and listeners who wants to hear some good live music. Annual festival weekend and concert nights
Contact: Bill Buchan Tel: 01346 582081

The Wee Folk Club meets in the Royal Oak every Sunday at 20:30 in Edinburgh.

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