The following is a selection of folk clubs which take place across Scotland on a regular basis…
Every Wednesday from 8.30pm
The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU
First Saturday of the month, except January, June, July & August
Craigie Village Hall, Craigie, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA1 5LY
Normally every second & fourth Thursday at 8pm
Crail Town Hall, Marketgate, Crail, Fife KY10 3TH
Every Wednesday at 8.00pm. Folk Weekend last weekend in October.
The Glen Tavern, 110-112 Pittencrief St, Dunfermline KY12 8AN but some events take place elsewhere – see website for details.
Every Wednesday 7.30 for 8.00pm
The Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB. See also Edinburgh FC’s youtube channel.
Every Thursday at 8.00pm
The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NL
Meets on the third Friday of the month.
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7:30pm start.
The Salmon Bothy, Links Road, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire AB45 2SS
Also run occasional guest nights.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Folk at the Salmon Bothy are running weekly ‘Friday Frolics’—online performances streamed live on Youtube. Visit their website for details.
Concerts on 1st Wednesday (1.15pm) and 3rd Saturday (11am) most months of the year.
Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library, the Wellgate, Dundee, DD1 1DB
Every Monday. See website for guest list and times.
Backstage at the Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire, KY13 8AS
During the COVID-19 crisis, Glenfarg Folk Club are running online events. Check their website for more details.
Fortnightly club on Wednesday nights with guest artists.
Vineburgh Community Centre, Quarry Road, Irvine, KA12 0PS
Organisers of the Marymass Folk Festival – 50th year in August!
First Thursday of the month from 8pm, third Sunday of each month, from 2pm
Black Bitch Tavern, Linlithgow, West Lothian
National Accordion & Fiddle Clubs meet in various locations in Scotland and North of England. Open to the public and players alike.
Thursdays at 8.30pm, Guest night 1st Thursday of the month.
The Dean Tavern, 80 Main Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4NA
The first and third Fridays of the month at 8.00pm (not Jul/Aug)
Smith Memorial Hall, Abbotsford Rd. Darnick near Melrose, TD69AH
Scotland Live Folk Clubs:
The Tower, Helensburgh – monthly gigs
Various Venues, Aberdeen – monthly concerts at various times. email@example.com;
St Mary’s Club Rooms, Lanark – first Sunday of every month.
Scotland Live is an initiative of Hands Up for Trad! www.scotlandlive.scot