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For a complete list, please refer to the Scottish Folk Directory mentioned in [4.4], or the Scottish Music information centre's book mentioned in [4.8]. Much of the information here was gathered from the Scottish Folk Directory. Many thanks to Blackfriars music for permission to use this.

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Aberdeen Folk Club now meets on Wednesdays 8.30pm at
The Blue Lamp on the Gallowgate in Aberdeen.


Clydesdale Folk Club Tel 01899-221236
Last Thursday monthly Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar.


Blackford Hotel: Friday night session


Crail Folk Club
Jill Saunderson 01333 312485, and
Bernie McConnell 01333 451126 (mob: 07764 161891)

Weekly Thursday 8.30pm Golf Hotel, Crail.
Singers and guests alternate weeks. Visiting singers or musicians welcome.


The Pheasant Pluckers F.C. runs fortnightly, in the Pheasant Hotel. Dalbeattie. On Thursday evenings from 9.00 till whenever; Sessions, Guests.-Sessions, Guests, etc.
For more info. contact; Phyllis Martin. (01556) 612306


Dunblane Folk Club Tel 01786-824092
Weekly Sunday

The Dunfermline Folk Club
The Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline
8.00pm for 8.30 start every Wednesday
Contact Gifford Lind 01383-729673.


Edinburgh Folk Club
Meets in The Pleasance Bar, The Pleasance on Wednesdays
Tel 01383-738922

Edinburgh University Folk Club (oldest folk club in Scotland) Tel Caroline Brett on 0131 667 6413


Mike and Elaine Rodgers 01651 891797

First and second Wednesday monthly (free) at 8pm Vale Hotel, Fyvie. All welcome.


Folk at the Egg. Tel 0141 634 1095 Bob or Roz Gilchrist
Second Monday or as advertised Eglinton Arms, Hotel, Eaglesham, Glasgow. Session/singaround most nights with occasional guest nights.


Glenfarg Folk Club contact Graham Brotherston on
01337 831116 or 07884 000840
Weekly Monday 8.30pm Glenfarg Hotel. Excellent guests, 1st class residents, appreciative audience, the main emphasis is enjoyment.


Haddington Folk Club
Gordon Pearson (info) Tel:01620 822925
Ian Turnbull (Bookings) tel:01620 822474
Weekly Wednesday 8.30pm: The Mercat Hotel (upstairs loungue),
High Street, Haddington.
Usual format is a sing around with guests every month or two.


Irvine Folk Club Tel 01294 551047 Joyce Hodge
Second Wednesday 8.30pm The Redburn Hotel, Kilwinning Road, Irvine.


Kilmarnock Folk Club Tel 01560 321102 Maggie MacRae
Weekly Thursday 8pm The Hunting Lodge, Glencairn Square
Alternate guests and singers/musicians nights.


Leslie Folk Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month for sessions at the Burns Hotel, High Street, Leslie at 8.30pm. All welcome. Contact George Fisher on 07813 987519.


Black Bull Folk Club Tel 0141 634 1095 Bob, Roz Gilchrist
Alternate Sundays or as advertised in The Black Bull Hotel, Main Street, Milngavie.


Montrose Folk Club Tel 01674-830658 Ken Bruce
Every second Tuesday 8.30pm Corner House Hotel, High Street.
Guest performers every meeting. All, including visiting singers and musicians, are welcome.


Nitten Folk Club meets every Thursday at 8.30 throughout the year in the Dean Tavern, Main Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian for a singaround. Guests appear on the first Thursday of every month September to May. The Annual Charity Concert is in early June and the ceilidh is held in November.

Contact details are:
Jim Weatherston
Tel 07850-869759 (Mobile)


Penicuik Folk Club meets at the Craigiebield Hotel, Bog Road, Penicuik Tel Brian Miller 01968-678153, Alan Murray 01968-678610 or
Brian Cherrie 01968-673930. The club holds a concert once a month (generally the second Tuesday of the month). All other Tuesdays are free Singers Nights.


Rosehearty Music Night, Every Third Friday Night in
The Bay Hotel, The Square, Rosehearty, for more information
contact John on 01346-571382. mailto:

Meets at
Stirling County R.F.C.
Bridgehaugh Park
on a Monday

Phone Contacts:
Bookings Bob Simpson 01786 811 627
Secretary Richard Kirby 01259 761 435


Stonehaven Folk Club

Meets on Friday nights at 8:30pm at
Heugh Hotel, Westfield Road, Stonehaven AB39 2EE

Artist Bookings contact Pat Popplestone: mailto:

General Enquiries or to get yourself added to the weekly email bulletin - contact: mailto:


Stow Folk Club Tel 01578-730444 Dave Herd
1st, 3rd, 5th Friday


Straiton Tel 01655-770638 Dave Hunter
Last Friday monthly Black Bull Hotel, Straiton, Ayrshire.
Guest artiste monthly and a warm welcome always given to floor singers.


Stranraer Folk Club Tel 01776-703487
Weekly Wednesday The Corner House, The Royal Hotel, Stranraer.
Regular guests.


The new Rowantree Folk Club meets in the Rowantree Inn, Old Mill Road Uddingston. It meets on the first, third and, where appropriate, fifth Fridays of each month, at 8pm. for up-to-date news and information. Tel. 01698 303407 (Carole Scott)


Ceilidh Place Tel 01854-612103
Ullapool, Wester Ross.
Many regular music events on different nights through the year.

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