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Scottish folk music sessions in Edinburgh


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Edinburgh Malones Irish Bar
Forrest Road
Edinburgh
Join us every Thursday night at Scotland's "Pub of the Year" for our lively informal Trad sessions. Musicians are very welcome. Thursday 9pm. Contact - Malones Irish Bar, 0131 226 5954, edinburgh@malonesirishbars.com.

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Edinburgh West End Hotel
35 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh
Sunday Sing-a-long-a-Shindig Sessions. Join us in voice, bring along an instrument or just lend your ears. Hosted by Chris Agnew from 5pm until 8pm every Sunday in the bar of the West End Hotel. Contact: Colin Mackay, 0131-225-3656, info@thewestendhotel.co.uk
Edinburgh Captains, South College Street, Edinburgh Captain's Folk Music Edinburgh. Captain's Folk Music has been running since May 2010. Great folk musicians based in Edinburgh are playing regularly. Tom Oakes-flute, Kathryn Nicoll-fiddle. Singer/ songwriters Bobby Nicholson, Martin Boland, Neil Thomson, Henry Ibbs, Carolyn Anona Scott, Jack Foster. Bagpiper: Ben Miller, Accordian- Amy Dawson. Some open sessions for folk musicians.Time: 8.30pm every evening, 4.00pm Sat, Sun. Cost: Free
Edinburgh St Bernard's Bar, Raeburn Place, Stockbridge Traditional Song and Tunes session - St Bernard's Bar, Raeburn Place, Stockbridge. On the SECOND Sunday of each month, in the upstairs room (buy drinks in ground floor bar). Also find us on Facebook! All welcome. Time: 3pm - 6pm. Free entry
Edinburgh The Newliston Arms, Kirkliston Monday evenings starting at 9pm. Players of all levels are welcome to come along. The repertoire is derived mainly from the Scots Music Group tune books. The playing level is generally intermediate.
Edinburgh The Three Monkeys, High Street, Portobello Tuesday evenings, starting from around 9pm. Small, friendly session. Repertoire is Scottish, with some Irish and other. Playing level is advanced. For more information, contact Pamela Carr.
Edinburgh The Antiquary, St Stephens Street, Stockbridge Session starts around 9.15ish, last tune at 12.15. This is a led session, often full of up tempo reels & jigs, with an appreciative audience in the bar. If you play an acoustic instrument or sing whether you are a beginner, or an experienced musician, in any music genre, you’ll feel welcome at the ‘tiq. Come along, play, sing, enjoy, teach, learn, and make new friends.
Edinburgh Athletic Arms (known as the Diggers), Angle Park Terrace, Shandon Usually starts around 9.15pm. This session has been running since 1993. It has a welcoming atmosphere, a distinctly unusual repertoire of tunes, and occasional songs. The session is held in the back room of the pub. (As the pub is very popular with Hearts fans, it is occasionally cancelled on nights when there is a big home game).
Edinburgh The Tass, High Street, at the junction with Jeffrey Street Wednesdays from around 9.15pm to exactly 11.45pm! A couple of tables are reserved for the musicians, on the right just inside the main door. This started as a SMG-led session, but has been independent for several years. Many regulars are current or past SMG students, and people new to the session scene are welcomed and encouraged, especially if they make themselves known. The pace is normally medium, most of the tunes are quite well-known, and there’s sometimes a song or two. Hugely popular with the tourists in summer.
Edinburgh Sandy Bells, 25 Forrest Road Known throughout the world. Music 7 nights a week from 9.00pm.
Edinburgh The White Hart Inn,
34 Grass Market
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9pm-12pm.
Telephone: 0131 226 2806
Edinburgh The Shore Bar,
3-4 The Shore, Leith
Wednesday from 9.30pm to 12.00am. Telephone: 0131 553 5080.
Website: www.theshore.com
Edinburgh The Royal Scots Club
29/31 Abercromby Place
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Telephone: 0131 554 1097.
Website: www.e-s-f.fsnet.co.uk
Edinburgh The Laird and Dog
5 High Street, Lasswade
1st Saturday of the month.
Telephone: 0131 663 9219.
Website: www.lairdanddog.btinternet.co.uk
Edinburgh The Black Swan
23/24 Sandport Place
Leith
Every Sunday from 7.30pm.
Telephone: 0131 553 7692

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