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Sessions in Scotland
Check out these Awesome websites:
Scottish Folk Clubs & Sessions www.scottish-folk-music.com/clubs.htm
Celtic Music Venues & Sessions Pubs www.footstompin.com/public/article/session_pubs
Traditional Music Sessions Pressbar www.pressbar.freeserve.co.uk/sessions
Music Events in Scotland www.musicinscotland.com/acatalog/Events.html
TMSA Tradional Scottish Music, Events, Festivals www.tmsa.org.uk/music-events-scotland.asp
The Glasgow Fiddle Club
Very Slow Session last Sunday in the month 7:30-9:30pm
Prepare fo the Pub 2nd Sunday in the month 7:00-9:00pm
for more information check out their website:
Are arranged by town/village in
alphabetical order. It is by no means exhaustive!
All these sessions have a regular track record. Nonetheless, there will be times when there will be no music,
particularly if a lot of the locals go off to festivals in the summer for example. Check it out by phone before you travel miles.
to add your favourite session. Give us location, day, time, a few words about
the ambience, phone number for the venue etc. If you spot any inaccuracies, let
The Blue Lamp - Gallowgate,
Aberdeen, Tel 01224 647472 -
Monday evenings, 9.30'ish till late...a legendary pub with a legendary publican...stand up Sandy Broon...!!
The Globe - North Silver St, Aberdeen,
Tel 01224 624258 -
Tuesday evenings, 9.00 till late..A mixed bag of singers and musicians...
The Lemon Tree - East North St,
Aberdeen Tel 01224 647999
Saturday afternoons, 12.30 to
2.30...Hosted by Aberdeen traddie band Banish Misfortune and sponsored by an oil company...what more
could you ask for..?
The Foundry Bar - East Mary St.,
Arbroath, Angus Tel 01241 872524
Wednesday and Friday Nights 9.00pm till midnight.
Accordians and fiddles, robust dance band music in a world famous session bar. Idiosyncratic customs such as
everyone taking a turn in picking the tunes to play. Go before you die….***
The Fisherman's Arms -
Thursday evenings - 9'ish...A fine
session with a mix of most things...***
The Carlogie House Hotel, Carnoustie, Angus
Wednesday Nights 9.00pm till midnight.
A laid back sort of session, with a good mix of singing, instrumental,
Scottish and a fair bit of Irish music played.
The Clachnaharry Inn, High St.
Clachnaharry by Inverness Tel 01463 239806
Thursday nights 9.00pm till midnight.
Good range of instruments and singers. Mostly traditional/folk. Information
supplied by Donald Jack of Champin At The Bit
The Colliston Inn, Colliston, by Arbroath, Angus
Monday Nights 9.00pm till midnight Very strict tempo dance music,
don't turn up here with your Bodhran! Accordians and fiddles, often wth Bass and Piano.
If you're an afficionado of dance band music this is the place for you. ***
The Tay View Hotel, Dunkeld, Perthshire
Hotel formerly owned by Dougie Maclean.
Sessions encouraged and can happen at any time.
Instruments available if you haven't brought your own. Very spontaneous.
Where to begin? literally dozens of sessions to
choose from. My favourite is:
Sandy Bell's Bar, Forest Hill Road,
Edinburgh Tel 0131 225 1156
Sunday afternoons 2.45 till yon time…A
cracking wee session dedicated to the memory of the late Ian Grant. Gentleman,
Master musician and Harmonica genius. What Ian Grant didn't know about pipe
music wasn't worth knowing. He shared it with us all freely.....he is greatly
The Newmarket Bar, Falkirk
Tuesday Nights 9.45 till midnight.
This usually follows on from the Falkirk Fiddle Workshop. The students (and tutors)
go up to the Newmarket and have a tune. Guess what? Stong bias towards fiddle music!**
The Railway Hotel, Friockheim, Angus
Monday Nights 9.00pm till midnight.
The indigenous session. Accordians and Fiddles. Another of these excellent north
Angus sessions featuring a dance band based repertoire. ***
The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire
Last Thursday evening of the the month.
Hosted by Pete Murray of the excellent Celtic Chords music shop in Stoney. ***
Aberdeen Arms Hotel, Tarves, Aberdeenshire
Session-Once a month - Last Sunday of every month
8p.m - 11.30p.m.
A nice mixture of music and song - mainly folk traditional, everyone welcome -
performers and audience.
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