Here you’ll find links to the wider world of traditional music and song in Edinburgh and beyond.
* indicates events specifically aimed at under 18s.

If you spot any incorrect information or you want to suggest a site that you think could be added, please email us.
Last updated: 06/02/20.


Folk Clubs

Corstorphine Folk
Edinburgh Folk Club
Leith Folk Club
The Wee Folk Club
The World’s Room


(Elsewhere in the Lothians)
Almond Valley Folk Club
Balerno Folk Club
Haddington Folk Club
Linlithgow Folk
Nitten Folk Club (Newtongrange)
Penicuik Folk Club

Sessions and Pubs with Live Trad Music

Edinburgh has a lively and welcoming session scene.   It’s ever changing – best check the Gig Guide which is usually up to date with daily listings, or the Edinburgh Session Hub.


Carrying Stream
Edinburgh Festival Fringe (lots of trad music events!)
Edinburgh International Harp Festival
Edinburgh TradFest
Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin *
Fèis Dhùn Èideann *
Flute Fling
Make Music Day
Northern Streams
Scots Fiddle Festival

(Elsewhere in the Lothians)
Dunbar Traditional Music Festival
Linlithgow Folk Festival
The Muckle Sing
Tinto Summer School *

Choirs / Singing Groups specialising in Traditional Song

Castle Chorus
Còisir Dhùn Èideann / Edinburgh Gaelic Choir
Lothian Gaelic Choir
Sangschule (Linlithgow)

Music Shops