Scottish Sessions

This is a small select list of some of the sessions taking place in Scotland.Please note that information on this list is correct at the time of collating the list but Scotlandsmusic does not accept responsibility for any events which are cancelled or changed. Please check details with the venues given with each listing.

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Highland Music Sessions

The Balconie Inn, Dingwall – Sunday session, 8.30pm,"> 01343 813 164

The Beach Bar, Commerce Street,Lossiemouth - folk club weekly Tuesday, 8.30pm, 01343 813 164

Blackfriars Highland Pub, 53 Academy St, Inverness - various music nights - traditional, folk, country, blues, ceilidhs

Ceol Beo, Dores Inn, Dores village - 3 rd  Sunday of the month, 3-6pm

Clachnaharry Inn, Inverness - every Thursday from 9pm, 01463 239 806

Comm Bar, Thurso – Every Wednesday night, 9pm

Hootananny 67 Church St, Inverness, various dates and musicians, with sessions on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 01463 233651

Garth Hotel, Castle Road, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3HN – Session fortnightly on Wednesday, 8pm,

Glenfinnan House Hotel, Glenfinnan, Fort William, PH37 4LT – Session every Thursday hosted by the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, 9pm, 01397722235

Grassroots Cafe, 9 Craigard Road, Oban - Open session every Sunday 12 - 4pm.

The Mallard, Station Square, Dingwall – Summer session every Sunday, 3pm-6pm, 01349 866286

Mayflower Thistle Inn, Inverness - weekly ceilidh nights, 8.30pm

MacGregor's Bar, Inverness - sessions, ceilidh house, good food and more. Contact: 01463 719629

The Rod 'n Reel, Crianlarich, West Highland Way - every Saturday - 9pm

The Royal Hotel, Cromarty – session held on the last Friday of every month, poetry, song and range of ability welcomed, 8.30pm

Munlochy Sessions, Allangrange Arms, Munlochy. First Saturday of every month at 8.30pm

Nairn Trad Sessions Nairn Community & Arts Centre, King St, Nairn, IV124BQ  Every Wednesday, 7.30pmTel: 01667 459 667 | Facebook: Nairn Trad Sessions

Arisaig - Arisaig Hotel – Friday evenings from 9pm" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Arisaig Hotel Facebook page Various session days - check facebook page

Waterfront Restaurant and Bar,"> Thursday night session - Huntly Street, Inverness, Claik an' Clype Storytelling Circle, 1 st  Monday of the month, 7.30pm

Fort William Ben Nevis Bar - - Sessions 9- 11 Tuesdays

Fort William Grog and Gruel -"> Open session

Inverness - The Gellions – Tuesdays from 9pm">Facebook group"> Inverness - Hootanany’s – Wednesdays from 9pm."> Pub Facebook page

Inverness - MacGregor’s Bar – Sundays from 5pm">MacGregor’s Bar website

Skye & Lochalsh

The Bosville Hotel,  Portree – Wednesday, 01478 612846

The Cellar Bar, Dunvegan Hotel, Skye, Thursday evening from 9.30pm, 01470521313 (For further info contact Peter Morrison, 01470 521753, email:

Edinbane Inn, Skye, Wednesday evenings 8.30pm in summer and Sunday afternoons from 2pm, 01470 582 414"> Check website

The Old Inn, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SR –"> Trad session 9- 12, Thursday 8.30-11.15 Fridays -Jam session mostly songs.

Plockton Inn, Plockton village - Tuesdays (summer only) and Thursdays, 9pm, 01599 544222

Rockvilla Hotel, Main Street, Lochcarron – Musicians welcome any time, contact first, 01520-722379

Dornie Hotel - Dornie - Live music session from 9PM

Edinburgh area

The Antiquary, St Stephen’s Street, Stockbridge – Led session Thursday, 9.15pm,

The Black Swan, 23-24 Sandport Place, Leith – Every Sunday, 7.30pm, 0131 553 7692

Biddy Mulligan’s, 94 Grassmarket - live music Sunday to Friday,

Captain’s, South College Street, Edinburgh - 8.30pm every evening, 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday

Ceilidh Club, the Lot -

Edinburgh Folk Club, Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh - Wednesdays weekly, 8pm,

Finnegan’s Wake, 9b Victoria Street, Edinburgh – live music 7 nights, 0131-226 3816

The Hebrides Bar, 17 Market Street, Edinburgh - session musicians welcome anytime- Monday - Thursday 11am - midnight, Friday and Saturday 11am - 1am, Sunday session hosted by Sandy Brechin, 0131-220 4213

The Newliston Arms, Kirkliston – Monday night, 9pm, much of the repertoire is from Scots Music Group tune books.

The Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh - trad. and contemporary folk music/song, 7 days 0131 557 2976

Sandy Bell’s, 25 Forrest Road, Edinburgh - 9pm weekdays and 3pm weekends 0131 225 2751

The Shore Bar, 3-4 The Shore, Leith – Wednesdays 9.30pm-12am, 0131 553 5080

The Tass Bar, 1 The High Street, Edinburgh – Wednesday session 9.15pm

The Three Monkeys, High Street, Portobello, Edinburgh – Tuesday evening session, 9pm

West End Hotel, 35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh – Sunday Sing-a-long-a-Shindig session 5pm-8pm, 0131-225-3656,

Whistlebinkies, Edinburgh - - live music bar

The White Hart Inn, 34 Grass Market – Session Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9pm-12am, 0131 226 2806

Aberdeen area/Fife

The Old Blackfriars, 52 Castle Street, Aberdeen  AB11 5BB– Thursday night session 8.00pm - 11pm - singing sessions, 01224 581922

The Wellington,  Wellington Road, Nigg, Aberdeen  AB12 3GH 01224 873012 – Tuesday night session 8.00pm - 11pm

Malones,  90 Shiprow, Aberdeen AB115BZ  01224 565557– Sunday  night session 6pm - 8pm

Garioch Fiddlers,  Kintore Arms , Inverurie Aberdeen – Mondays 7.30 pm - 9pm

The Blue Lamp , 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU - Every Monday 8-11pm  Folk Club Wednesday night, 8.30pm, 01224 647472

Cellar 35, 31-35 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1NQ– Wednesday night open mic night, 8.30pm,

The Globe Inn, 13-15 North Silver St, Aberdeen, AB10 1RJ – Tuesday night session, 9pm, 01224 624258

Ma Cameron's, Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JG- fortnightly Sunday,

The Northern Bar 325 George St Aberdeen AB25 1EE 01224 636973

Prince of Wales, 7 St. Nicholas Lane, Aberdeen, AB10 1HF - Sunday night session, 8pm, 01224 640 597

The Bar of Newburgh Inn (Briggies),  Main St, Newburgh Aberdeenshire, Acoustic Music Session, First Sunday of the month 8-10pm

The Village Inn, Pitlessie, Fife, Live Music Group meets every 2nd Thursday 8.30 01333422119

Sessions in Aberdeen -

Glasgow area

Glasgow Burrell Folk Sessions - Pollock Park - last Sunday of the months in 2022 - July 31st, August 28th, September 25th only. Trad/ contemporary from a variety of cultures

Avant Garde, 34 King Street, Glasgow – Sunday session, 7.30pm

Babbity Bowsters, 16-18 Blackfriars Street (in the Merchant City) – Session on a Saturday 4pm-8/9pm, 0141 552 5055

The Ben Nevis, 1147 Argyle Street – Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, 9pm, 0141 576 5204

Cafe Source, 1 St Andrew's Square, Glasgow, G1 5PP – Singing session on Wednesday evenings as well as regular music sessions,

Clutha Vaults, 167-169 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4SP – Live folk and acoustic music five nights a week, 0141 552 7520

The Drovers, Inverarnan By Ardlui, North Loch Lomond, G83 7DX – live music at the weekends, 01301 704234,

Hootenanny, St Enoch Square, Glasgow – Sunday singing session, 2.30pm

Laurie’s Acoustic Music Bar, 34 King Street – Monday session, 8pm,

The Laurieston Bar, 58 Bridge Street, Glasgow – Monday session, 9pm,

The Howwood Inn, Main Street, Howwood, Glasgow, PA9 1BQ – impromptu sessions encouraged, acoustic instruments available to borrow behind the bar, 01505 703119

Òran Mór, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX – Open mic acoustic session every Tuesday night hosted by Ross Clark from Three Blind Wolves,

The Park Bar, 1202 Argyle St, City Centre, Glasgow G3 8TE (near Kelvingrove Art Gallery) –Highland music sessions Thursday – Sunday, 0141 339 1715

Scotia Bar, 112 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4LW – Friday session hosted by Frank O'Hagan and a Sunday session from 5pm, 0141 552 8681,

Sharkey's Bar, Old Rutherglen Road, behind Citizens Theatre - Monday session, 9pm-11pm, 01414293944

Uisge Beatha, 232 Woodlands Road – Thursday, 8.30pm and Sunday, 6.30pm, mixed tunes and singing,

The Victoria Bar, 159 Bridgegate / Stockwell St – Sunday session, 8pm as well as impromptu afternoon / evening sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Waxy O'Connors, Dundas Lane Bar, 46 West George Street – Session every Sunday 4pm - 7pm,

 Jayz Bar, 87 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow - Every Sunday 8pm -12pm. Open mic / sessions. 01471 649 8737

Stravaigin, 28 Gibson Street, GlasgowG12 8NX. Every Tuesday from 9pm - hosted by Cameron Grant  0141 334 2665


Black Watch Inn, Bank Street, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2BB – Session Friday night, 8.30pm

Drumtochty Tavern, Harrietfield, Logiealmond, Perth, PH1 3TD – Session Thursday evening, 7pm, 01738 880315

The Ericht Alehouse, Blairgowrie, PH10 6ND - Session on the 2nd Sunday of the month, 3pm, 01250 872469

The Pitcairngreen Inn, Pitcairngreen, Perth, PH1 3LP ­- Traditional music sessions - check with them as in abeyance In July 2018. 01738 583 022,

The Tap Inn, Perth Road, Birnam PH8 0BQ – Open session on Mondays, 8.30pm

Strathearn Artspace, Crieff, Neil Thomsen 07967910388. Once a month on the first Thursday of the month

Stirling area

The Lade Inn, Kilmahog, Callander – Thursday evening 9pm – 1am,

The Old Rectory Inn, Leny Road, Callander, FK17 8AL – Session every Wednesday, 8.30pm,

Tappit Hen, Dunblane – Tuesday evening, 9pm,

The Tolbooth - Stirling's live music venue Traditional music classes led by Gillian Frame, Innes Watson and others


Asta Golf Club House, Asta, Shetland – Informal session 2nd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm,

Da Noost, 86 Commercial St, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0EX – Session every Friday, 9pm, 01595693377

Douglas Arms, 67 Commercial Street, Lerwick – Tuesday session, 9pm, 01595693787

The Lounge Bar, 4 Mounthooly Street, Lerwick, Shetland


The Bothy Bar, The Albert Hotel, Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall– Sunday session, 9pm, 01856 876 000

Ferry Inn, John Street, Stromness, Orkney – Thursday session May – September, 9pm, 01856 850 280,

The Wrigley Sisters Centre of Music, The Reel, 3 Castle Street, Kirkwall – Saturday session, 8pm, 01856 871 000,

Scottish Folk Clubs

Ardersier Folk Club, Wendy's Cafe The Old School, Ardersier IV27SY Tuesday 7.30pm

Aberdeen Folk Club, The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU – Every Wednesday with monthly guests, 8.30pm, 01224 586980,

Breakish Folk Club, meets on the first Monday of the month in Breakish Hall near Broadford at 8pm, Lis Philips 01471820086

Craigie folk Club Craigie Village Hall, Craigie by Kilmarnock Ayrshire KA15LY  Every 1st Saturday of the month.

Crieff Folk Club , Strathearn Arts, 2 Comrie Rd, Crieff PH74AX Usually every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Crail Folk Club , Community Hall St Andrews Rd Crail KY103UH 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

DALRY FOLK CLUB 14 New Street, Dalry, Ayrshire, KA245AGEvery last Friday of the month January–May and September–November, 7.15pm |

DUNBLANE FOLK CLUB The Dunblane, 10 Stirling Rd, Dunblane, FK159EP Most Sunday evenings, 8pm Facebook: Dunblane Folk Club">

DUNFERMLINE FOLK CLUB The Glen Tavern, Pittencrief Street, Dunfermline, KY128ANEvery Wednesday, 8pm Guest nights, sessions (last Wednesday of the month)

EDINBURGH FOLK CLUB Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace,Edinburgh, EH75AB Every Wednesday, 8pm (except July, August & Christmas)Tel. 0796 813 1737 |">

FALKIRK FOLK CLUB Various venues in and around Falkirk Most Thursdays, 7.30pm—see website for details. A great mix of guest nights, sessions and events all year round.Tel. 0776 620 5397 |">

GLENFARG FOLK CLUB Gateside Memorial Hall, Gateside, Fife, KY147SYEvery Monday with booked guests approx three weeks eachmonth and a sing-around session once or twice a month.For details see the club’s website"> and the Glenfarg Folk Club page on Facebook. Tel. 0738 834 6833 |">

IRVINE FOLK CLUB Vineburgh Community Centre, Quarry Rd, Irvine, KA120PSEvery other Wednesday, 8pmTel. 01294 551 047 |">

KELSO FOLK & LIVE MUSIC CLUB The Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD57HL Every Thursday, 7.30pm Every Friday, |">

KIRKCALDY ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB The Polish Ex-Servicemens Club, Kirkcaldy, KY25TA Every Thursday, 7.30pm

NITTEN FOLK CLUB Function Hall, The Dean Tavern, Newtongrange, EH224NA Every Thursday, 8.30pm Tel. 0131 538 1085 |">

Penicuik Folk Club, The Roadhouse Pub, 136 John Street, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 8NJ – Every Tuesday, 8.30pm,

STONEHOUSE FOLK CLUB St Nina’s Church Hall, Vicars Road, Stonehouse, ML93EBEvery 2nd & 4th Friday of the month (September to June)

STORYLANDS SESSIONS THEMED OPEN MIC. NIGHTS Ptarmigan Dome, Loch Insh Outdoor Centre, Kincraig, PH211NU Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Early Show 5pm, Late Show(with special guest) 8pm

STRANRAER FOLK CLUB Stranraer FC Fitba’ Bar, 9–15 N. Strand St, Stranraer, DG97LDEvery Wednesday evening, 8pm Tel. 0796 989 0590 |

SESSION AT STRAVAIGIN 28 Gibson St, Glasgow, G128NXSession every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 8pm Tel. 0141 334 2665 |

TIN HUT FOLK CLUB Gartly Community Hall, Huntly, AB544PX Last Thursday of the |

TMSA ABERDEEN BRANCH MONTHLY SESSIONThe Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen, AB154YL Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8pm Tel. 01224 314 795 |">