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Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources

GUEST,guest Ed SIlberman 14 Jan 14 - 02:37 PM
Jeri 15 Jan 14 - 10:36 AM
Jack Campin 15 Jan 14 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,leeneia 15 Jan 14 - 02:17 PM
Eric the Viking 15 Jan 14 - 02:24 PM
GUEST,guest, Zen 15 Jan 14 - 05:36 PM
Jack Campin 15 Jan 14 - 08:24 PM
Noreen 15 Jan 14 - 08:33 PM
Noreen 20 Jan 14 - 03:00 PM
FreddyHeadey 16 Feb 18 - 06:10 AM
Johnny J 16 Feb 18 - 07:11 AM
Tattie Bogle 17 Feb 18 - 03:40 PM
FreddyHeadey 11 May 18 - 06:59 PM
Jim Carroll 11 May 18 - 07:11 PM
Jim Carroll 11 May 18 - 07:15 PM
GUEST,Jack Campin 12 May 18 - 04:45 AM
The Sandman 12 May 18 - 04:46 AM
FreddyHeadey 17 May 18 - 07:39 AM
Joe Offer 27 May 18 - 12:37 AM
Jack Campin 28 May 18 - 03:35 AM
GUEST,Richard Robinson 30 May 18 - 12:28 PM
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Subject: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: GUEST,guest Ed SIlberman
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 02:37 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 10:36 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 11:35 AM

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


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 02:17 PM

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.


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 02:24 PM

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

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


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

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


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 08:24 PM

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.


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 08:33 PM

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 :)


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Noreen
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 03:00 PM

Reeeefresh, the noo :)


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 Feb 18 - 06:10 AM

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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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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Johnny J
Date: 16 Feb 18 - 07:11 AM

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


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 Feb 18 - 03:40 PM

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!


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 May 18 - 06:59 PM

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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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 May 18 - 07:11 PM

Just got this from a friend


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 May 18 - 07:15 PM

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


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

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.


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 May 18 - 04:46 AM

Jim , I went many years ago it was good


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs in June?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 17 May 18 - 07:39 AM

~~~~ festivals

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


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 18 - 12:37 AM

Ah! The click that refreshes....


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Subject: RE: Scottish Clubs, Sessions, Gigs, Resources
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 May 18 - 03:35 AM

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.


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

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.


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