The following is a selection of folk clubs which take place across Scotland on a regular basis…
Aberdeen Folk Club
Every Wednesday from 8.30pm
The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU
Ardersier Folk Club
Every Tuesday from 7.30pm
Wendy’s Cafe, The Old School, Ardersier
Craigie Folk Club
First Saturday of the month, except January, June, July & August
Craigie Village Hall, Craigie, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA1 5LY
Crail Folk Club
Normally every second & fourth Thursday at 8pm
Crail Town Hall, Marketgate, Crail, Fife KY10 3TH
Dunfermline Folk Club
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.
Edinburgh Folk Club
Every Wednesday 7.30 for 8.00pm
The Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB. See also Edinburgh FC’s youtube channel.
Falkirk Folk Club
Every Thursday at 8.00pm
The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NL
Folk at the Salmon Bothy
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.
Friends of Wighton – Dundee
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
Glenfarg Folk Club
Every Monday. Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.
Gateside Memorial Hall, Main Street , Gateside, Cupar, Fife, KY14 7sy
Irvine Folk Club
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!
Linlithgow Folk Festival Association
First Thursday of the month from 8pm, third Sunday of each month, from 2pm
Black Bitch Tavern, Linlithgow, West Lothian
National Association of Accordion & Fiddle Clubs (NAAFC)
National Accordion & Fiddle Clubs meet in various locations in Scotland and North of England. Open to the public and players alike.
Nitten Folk Club
Thursdays at 8.30pm, Guest night 1st Thursday of the month.
The Dean Tavern, 80 Main Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4NA
Rolling Hills Folk Club
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;
Clydesdale Accordion and Fiddle Club
St Mary’s Club Rooms, Lanark – first Sunday of every month.
Scotland Live is an initiative of Hands Up for Trad! www.scotlandlive.scot