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Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources

14 Jan 14 - 02:37 PM (#3592067)
Subject: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: GUEST,guest Ed SIlberman

Im planning a trip to Scotland in June and hope to take in a folk club or two. My interest is more in traditional song than singer-songwriters or world music. And a good ol' sing-around or a tunes session would make me happier than a show. Looking at Edinburgh, Inverness, Portree, June 10 thru 15, give or take. Appreciate all leads. You can write to directly if you'd rather: ensilberman@aol.com


15 Jan 14 - 10:36 AM (#3592329)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jeri

Refresh


15 Jan 14 - 11:35 AM (#3592344)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jack Campin

The TMSA Keith festival might fit your interests, though maybe not your itinerary if you want to be in Skye at the same time.


15 Jan 14 - 02:17 PM (#3592390)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: GUEST,leeneia

It's been some years since I've been to the British Isles. But when I was there, I found that the a good way to find traditional music was to ask at the front desk of a hotel. The tourist office for the town you are in is another likely source.

We are planning a trip in June ourselves and are amazed to discover that not even festivals have info on the net about their 2014 events.


15 Jan 14 - 02:24 PM (#3592393)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Eric the Viking

Lossiemouth. Every Tuesday in the "Beach Bar." A mix of tunes and songs of all genres.

http://www.scottishcultureonline.com/groups/lossiemouth-folk-club/


15 Jan 14 - 05:36 PM (#3592434)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: GUEST,guest, Zen

If you're passing through Falkirk it has an excellent club every Thursday night starting at 8.30pm.


15 Jan 14 - 08:24 PM (#3592469)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jack Campin

a good way to find traditional music was to ask at the front desk of a hotel.

That might work in Portree or Melrose but not in a city.


The tourist office for the town you are in is another likely source.

Not likely at all in a big place. They'll just point you at commercially promoted concerts and say "sorry you're too early for T in the Park".

Music shops are usually a good bet. Any place with mandolins in the window is likely to know what people do with them.


15 Jan 14 - 08:33 PM (#3592471)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Noreen

I wrote something very similar, Jack- but the post got lost :(

In which part of 'The British Isles' did this work for you, leeneia? Try it anywhere in England- except perhaps in the North-East- and they won't have a clue what you're talking about.

I'd suggest The Wally Dug in Edinburgh, Ed- but it's the first Sunday of the month.

No doubt more people with ideas will be along shortly :)


20 Jan 14 - 03:00 PM (#3593927)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Noreen

Reeeefresh, the noo :)


16 Feb 18 - 06:10 AM (#3906112)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: FreddyHeadey

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Does anyone have a 'goto' listings favourite for
Folky stuff in Scotland?

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some for starters :

Scottish Folk Music (Facebook)
news & gigs
http://www.facebook.com/ScottishFolkMusic/posts/

Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland
Events\Clubs\Sessions listing & search
http://www.tmsa.org.uk/music-events-scotland.asp

"scottish-folk-music.com"
Clubs & Sessions listed alphabetically ; Gigs listed by the month
http://scottish-folk-music.com/clubs.htm

possibly the start of a new list of clubs from Fraser Bruce (Facebook)
www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=960596880758754&id=100004253538459

The Living Tradition
Scotland, alphabetical list of clubs
undated
http://www.livingtradition.co.uk/folkclubs-scottish

The Traditional Music Library (TML)
Scotland, clubs
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-clubs/scotland.htm

Chris Rust's Folk Music Map
(open in a browser, landscape, not 'maps')
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=56.46528619733714%2C-3.9328153233334433&z=8&mid=1d1L8gNDhc6JP84Wyt01-LSEcL_A

"Folk Directory"
Searchable by county
(dated if you click the page link)
http://www.folkdirectory.co.uk

Mudcat thread "pub sessions"(mostly 2010)
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=130149


~~~~ gigs

Ents24
Gig guide - edit town &. radius
https://www.ents24.com/whatson/near/crianlarich/radius/111/genres/celtic,folk,world...



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The Session
https://thesession.org/sessions/search?day=&q=scotland

UKsessions
only a handful for Scotland at present
http://www.uksessions.net

Musical Traditions(mustrad)
(I couldn't find anything for Scotland on my tablet)
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/sessions.htm

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16 Feb 18 - 07:11 AM (#3906130)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Johnny J

I'd be a bit careful talking about 'The British Isles' while touring Scotland and Ireland.
;-))


17 Feb 18 - 03:40 PM (#3906347)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Tattie Bogle

Well done, FreddyHeadey for such a comprehensive list for 2018.
The OP was in 2014, and had the pleasure of meeting Ed at a couple of sessions in Edinburgh During 2014: another "power to your elbow" for Mudcat!


11 May 18 - 06:59 PM (#3923754)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: FreddyHeadey

Some more links, mostly from another thread (for Aberfoyle\Stirling)
thread.cfm?threadid=164102 
(check there for other suggestions but I didn't find active sites through Google)


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Simon Thoumire
His calendar page is empty but apparently you can get a weekly email of events by signing up
http://simonthoumire.com/calendar/ 

Scottish Folk Music Scene
- Upcoming Events Public group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/813074498751112  

Scottish Folk Music
? http://www.facebook.com/ScottishFolkMusic/posts/ 

TrACS
Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland
Music \ Storytelling \ Dance \ News \ Resources \ Languages \ Arts \ Events \
& Forum
http://www.tracscotland.org/tracs/traditional-music/traditional-music-forum/tmf-members 

Hands Up For Trad
https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/handsupfortrad/ 
?but it all seems to be 2015-2017, nothing in the calendar for example

Folk Club Map
There are a few Scottish clubs & sessions on this
(use a browser)
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1plE0C69JOiO8FotbmDlDvE2qxbM&ll=56.78308879023095%2C-4.056215306647914&z=8 

BOX AND FIDDLE \ ?NAAFC
The "National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs"
"... a national association of clubs dedicated to Scottish traditional dance music.
In approx. 70 clubs in Scotland and Northern parts of England, players and audience meet monthly to share their love of this type of music."
http://www.boxandfiddle.com/clubs.html 



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11 May 18 - 07:11 PM (#3923759)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jim Carroll

Just got this from a friend


11 May 18 - 07:15 PM (#3923761)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jim Carroll

Whoops
Just got thiis from a friend NEWCASTLETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Know nothing about it, but I know it's in a beautiful area and if we'd still have been living in the UK we'd be there like a shot
Good luck with what you decide
Jim Carroll


12 May 18 - 04:45 AM (#3923823)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: GUEST,Jack Campin

Newcastleton is smaller than it used to be but the people who run it know what they're doing.

If you camp by the river, make sure your tent is midgeproof and load up with industrial quantities of repellent.


12 May 18 - 04:46 AM (#3923824)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: The Sandman

Jim , I went many years ago it was good


17 May 18 - 07:39 AM (#3925154)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: FreddyHeadey

~~~~ festivals

UK Folk Festivals - Scotland
http://www.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk/scotland.php


27 May 18 - 12:37 AM (#3927298)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Joe Offer

Ah! The click that refreshes....


28 May 18 - 03:35 AM (#3927521)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Jack Campin

One I hadn't heard of before and only just found out about: Newton Stewart & Minnigaff, 6-8 July. Can't find a website about it that works on my phone but might be worth looking into if you're going to be in the southwest.


30 May 18 - 12:28 PM (#3928000)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: GUEST,Richard Robinson

I read Jack's mention of Newton Stewart, and it was the first I'd heard of it. Then I went out to the shops. Standing in the queue at Wilko's, the next bloke looked at me and said "Aren't you the saxophone player ? Where did I see you, was it Newton Stewart ?". (To which I replied "That's right, clarinet, never been there, Newcastleton ?". We agreed on Moniaive). He seemed to have a good opinion of Newton Stewart, anyway. The website has a few pubs that claim to welcome musicians (I'm a session animal). I might go & have a look ...

I agree with the comments about Newcastleton - not as much energy in the sessions as there used to be, watch out for the midges, but can still be nice. I think there's been new blood on the committee for the last few years, making a bit of a difference. Good weather helps.

Thanks for the list, Freddy.


25 May 19 - 12:42 PM (#3993910)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: GUEST

anything else?


25 May 19 - 02:01 PM (#3993922)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Jack Campin

Try the Edinburgh Session Hub on Facebook.

There's a new monthly session at the George and Abbotsford in Melrose, 3-6pm last (or 4th?) Sunday of the month - next one tomorrow.


26 May 19 - 06:37 AM (#3994000)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: FreddyHeadey

Scotland's Music
" ... small select list of some of the sessions taking place in Scotland....
 ... info@scotlandsmusic.com"
  (bit it's undated - Guest maybe you could check it out & let us know if it's worth watching?)
https://www.scotlandsmusic.com/Explore/SessionsAndClubs


26 May 19 - 06:48 AM (#3994001)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: FreddyHeadey

East Sutherland - calendar
... anything that's within kinda travelling distance of here, such as ...
Ardgay, Bonar Bridge, Rosehall, Clashmore, Dornoch, Dingwall, Lairg, Tain, Ballintore, Ardross etc.
  | Regular Sessions | Bands n Gigs | Other Local Calendars
http://www.CraicNGigs.co.uk 


26 May 19 - 02:14 PM (#3994052)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Jack Campin

The scotlandsmusic site seems to be about ten years out of date. The Tass in Edinburgh changed its name about then and the Clutha in Glasgow was obliterated by a falling helicopter.


26 May 19 - 09:03 PM (#3994093)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Tattie Bogle

The scottish-folk-music.com site is better, but still depends on those in the clubs and sessions submitting updated info to the administrator of the site to keep it up-to-date.

However, there is now an absolute plethora of Facebook sites on which people advertise their gigs, sessions (see the same gig ad 10 times in one day?) etc. Just do a search on "groups" in Facebook, nominating folk music as your interest and you'll be deluged with potential groups and pages to join! Here are a few for starters:
Scottish Folk Music
What the Folk's Up
Houseconcerts in Scotland
Fiddles in Scotland
And most folk clubs have their own FB groups now.


27 May 19 - 04:42 AM (#3994106)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: GUEST

spare us facebook, really, there must be a better way?


27 May 19 - 05:52 AM (#3994120)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Jack Campin

There isn't.

Maintaining an accurate and comprehensive list is more work than anyone has time to do, even when they're getting paid for it.


27 May 19 - 06:16 AM (#3994128)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Tattie Bogle

Like it or loathe it, Facebook IS a very effective way of transmitting info re gigs and sessions. And some clubs have taken to "live streaming" of guest nights, which is also done via the Facebook platform.


27 May 19 - 04:34 PM (#3994243)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: FreddyHeadey

It's easy to get dragged in but Facebook can be quite good, I agree.
The search isn't bad if people have used the 'right' words in their post.
I couldn't find "What the Folk's Up" though TB.

btw
GUEST
Date: 27 May 19 - 04:42
were you
GUEST
Date: 25 May 19 - 12:42 ?


28 May 19 - 12:18 PM (#3994319)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Eric the Viking

Irvine folk club, Wednesday evenings. Houston folk club, Thursday evenings. Greenock Acoustic sessions, Monday evenings. The Waterside, Largs, Wednesday afternoons, a loose session. The Waterside, Largs, monthly trad session, Sunday.


28 May 19 - 03:19 PM (#3994349)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Jack Campin

Last Sunday's Melrose session didn't happen. There's a trad session in the Cloudhouse Cafe in Stow on the first Sunday of each month, 3pm to 6pm - mix of tunes and songs. Stow is both on the Borders Railway and the X95 bus route, easy to get to by public transport from Edinburgh, Midlothian or the central Borders.


28 May 19 - 07:11 PM (#3994383)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Tattie Bogle

Mea culpa, Freddy: it's "What's the Folk's ON", not "UP"!
What the Folk's On


30 May 19 - 08:21 AM (#3994450)
Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: GUEST

Info on the Newton Stewart weekend is on www.tradmusic.com - don't fancy the guests much but looks like plenty of sessions going on.....