Wed 18 Jul 2018

Edinburgh Folk Club

Miriam Erasmus

Unreserved seating.
As a professional touring artiste in the '70s Miriam Erasmus was given the name “First Lady of Folk”, becoming one of the foremost interpreters of British Folk Songs. Her debut album Gypsy without a road on Mother Earth Music label, is now a collector's item and mentioned in Electric Eden by Rob Young.

Wed 06 Sep 2017

Edinburgh Folk Club

Tannahill Weavers

As they approach their 50th anniversary in 2018, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.
20:00 - 22:30 (doors 19:30)

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Bob Fox

One of Britain’s most respected and internationally acclaimed performers Bob has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 05 Jul 2017

Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally

Versatility and virtuosity combine so effortlessly on this thrilling tune set from Scottish duo Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally that it belies their short time together
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 28 Jun 2017


Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Tildon Krautz

Tilden krautz' music comes from urban, old-time and rural mountain folk/bluegrass.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulburn

With a mutual love of folk, roots and acoustic genres, their musical partnership has flourished and taken them to all corners of the UK, to Germany and the USA.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 07 Jun 2017

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 31 May 2017

Dan McKinnon

From the coffeehouses, pubs, and bars of his early beginnings in Atlantic Canada, Dan, “blessed with a gorgeous baritone voice, and an exceptional command of phrasing, light and shade” continues to convey his “finely crafted songs” to audiences through his yearly tours.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 24 May 2017

Pete Morton

Pete sings from the heart, delivering songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition from a very unique perspective. 
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 17 May 2017

Songwriting Competition

A wee feast of brand new songs performed live – judged by a jury for 1st, 2nd and 2rd prize. And the audience has a say, too – awarding a quaich to the most popular song.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 10 May 2017

Fred Morrison

Fred Morrison was born and raised near Glasgow, but it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides, that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 03 May 2017

Tom McConville

Tom was born on Tyneside and brought up in a pub on the famous Scotswood Road with clientele drawn from the Irish and Scottish communities.
20:00 (19:30 doors)

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Ragged Glory

Ragged Glory is a well-established, popular local group with one simple aim: to entertain. A four-piece band that just loves singing and playing together which is well regarded for the variety of songs that they perform and their glorious harmonies.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 19 Apr 2017

Cath & Phil Tyler

Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Ella Munro

Ella Munro is a young folk singer hailing from the Isle of Skye, on the west coast of Scotland.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 05 Apr 2017

Gerry Creen

Gerry Creen, Belfast born and bred, is acknowledged as one of Belfast’s finest singer songwriters. Having lived all his life in the city Gerry emerged from the vibrant Belfast folk scene of the 1960s and 70s.
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Judy Cook

A welcome visitor from the USA, Judy Cook has been touring Britain and the US as a professional musician for more than fifteen years.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 22 Mar 2017

The Fair Rain (ex Old Dance School)

The Fair Rain is a 7-piece contemporary folk band from England. Until 2015 the band operated under the name The Old Dance School, under which they released three studio albums and a live album.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Wizz Jones

Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950s.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 08 Mar 2017

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 01 Mar 2017

Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

Two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom; it is difficult to accept that these relatively young men, have a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Rachel Hair Trio

One of Scottish folk music’s most recognised, much-loved bands, The Rachel Hair Trio are renowned for their strong melodies, rootsy songs and majestic instrumental flair.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Charlie Stewart, Ross Miller & Luc McNally

Although Charlie and Ross usually play as a duo, on special occasions they're joined by guitarist and singer Luc McNally - no mean talent himself as you'll know if you've seen him at work previously (often with Eddie Seaman).
20:00 (19:30 doors)

Thu 26 Jan 2017

NEHH Presents... Girl Band

Girl Band are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.
20:00 - 23:00

Wed 04 Jan 2017

George Machray & Friends

Whether it’s quirky and funny ditties or poignant ballads, George Machray is your man. Hailing from east Lothian, singer-songwriter George Machray is best kent for his comedy and parody songs like ‘Hawkeye the Noo’ and ‘Grubby Thoughts’ – or, fiddlers beware, ‘No Fiddlers Like Folk Fiddlers’. He has a way with words…
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Wed 21 Dec 2016

Wendy Weatherby & Friends

Wendy’s wide musical interests have led her to sing and play at folk and jazz events worldwide. She has composed music for theatre and film and has vast recording experience.
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Wed 14 Dec 2016

Alastair McDonald

Alastair McDonald's programme is selected from a vast repertoire of traditional, contemporary & original material.
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Thu 03 Nov 2016


Winter Wilson have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead ("Songs for local heroes", as one punter said).
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Thu 27 Oct 2016

Harpeth Rising

Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Thu 20 Oct 2016


Hilary Spencer’s voice is a thing of beauty. Grant Baynham matches the baroque style of his songwriting with a guitar technique of gorgeous intricacy.
20:00 (19:30 doors)

Thu 13 Oct 2016

Sylvia Barnes & Sandy Stanage

Sylvia and Sandy have been working together since the 70s, when they were founder members of the seminal Scottish band "Kentigern". They perform widely at home and abroad, featuring the best of both traditional and modern music and songwriting.
20:00 (19:30 doors)

Thu 06 Oct 2016


n 2014, Simon Gall (Salsa Celtica) and Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) created Clype, a new project fusing sounds and styles from around the globe, borrowing from Scottish folk traditions as well as from the rhythms of Latin America and harmonic ideas of jazz.
20:00 (19:30 doors)

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Phil Hare

Phil Hare is an established acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter, recording artist and teacher based in Cambridgeshire.
20:00 (19:30 doors)

Thu 22 Sep 2016

David Francey

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers”.
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Thu 15 Sep 2016

Jez Lowe

Jez Lowe is not only one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Thu 08 Sep 2016

Arthur Johnstone & The Stars Band

Arthur Johnstone has been at the forefront of Scottish folk music for almost five decades. He has been described as "Scotland's greatest political singer" and has a voice that is as distinctive as it is passionate.
20:00 (doors 19:30)