Folk Clubs

Clydesdale Folk Club

The CFC meets on the last Thursday of the month in the Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar, Scotland.

The Club is based at “The Elph”, which is centrally located on the High Street close to the top pedestrian crossing and opposite the Corn Exchange. We either use the upstairs bar (up to 30 people) or the upstairs lounge (up to 70 people). Drinks are usually available downstairs and if you plan your evening properly then “The Elph” serve really good meals.


Denholm Folk Club

( See separate page for details). Held at the Auld Cross Keys Inn, Denholm (Nr. Hawick) [for venue phone (01450) 870305] – alternate Thursdays 8:30pm


Innerleithen Folk

Meets in the main bar of the Traquair Arms Hotel, Traquair Road, Innerleithen, from about  8:30 till 11 pm every second Thursday.

It is on the alternative Thursday to the Peebles Folk Club.

Email: innerleithenfolk@hotmail.co.uk


Kelso Folk Club

The Kelso Folk and Live Music Club holds two weekly Friday night sessions which are open to all.

  • The early session (8.00 – 10.30pm) at the The Oak Room, Cross Keys Hotel is an acoustic floor spot session.
  • The late session (10.00pm until closing) at the Cobbles Inn, Bowmont Street, mixes traditional tunes and songs with popular acoustic evergreens on an ‘all join in’ basis with the occasional standout solo, or a wee group doing something too difficult for the rest of us!

For information and guest artist first enquiries, contact Kelso Folk & Live Music Club at kflmc@live.co.uk


Lockebie Folk Club

Brig Inn
Lockerbie

Meets every Tuesday 8.30 pm
Contact: John Montgomery Tel- 07816650706 or e-mail Johnmon1958@hotmail.com


Rolling Hills Folk

The Rolling Hills Folk Club in October 2017 celebrated its eleventh birthday. You’ll find us in our new home in the beautiful village of Darnick in the Scottish Borders. We meet on the first and third Fridays of the month, in the Smith Memorial Hall. If you find yourself in this part of the Borders you know you will be in for a special welcome. Please come and join us either to listen or to participate. We look forward to meeting you.

For more information go to www.rollinghillsfolkclub.org.uk


Newcastleton Folk Session

Newcastleton Folk Music and Song Session meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Grapes Hotel starting at 8pm.
For latest news, festival news and blog see newcastletonfolkclub.blogspot.co.uk
(Festival website:  www.newcastleton.com)

Peebles Folk Club

We meet on alternate Thursdays in the Neidpath Inn, Old Town, Peebles. Music starts at about 8.45pm and continues till around midnight. Sometimes, the Neidpath Inn generously provides soup or sandwiches.

If you are a singer or player (or both), whether expert or beginner, you will be made very welcome. The sessions are informal, and aimed at encouraging people to join in.

Contact kennethsimpson123@hotmail.co.uk or check out the Club’s website peeblesfolkclub.moonfruit.com for more information.

Selkirk Folk Club

Acoustic Music Session in Selkirk

Our music session is held on the last Friday of the month Selkirk Music Session in the Town Arms, Selkirk

Usual start time of 8.30.

Players and Singers – Whether you sing or play an instrument you are welcome to come along to our informal session. Everyone gets a chance to perform. We support traditional music but all styles of acoustic music are welcome.

Contact – Brian Cherrie, 07704 125 230.


Sting Jam Club – Selkirk

The String Jam Club is the premier monthly live unplugged music venue in the Scottish Borders featuring headline acts from throughout Britain as well as up-and-coming local musicians.

Launched in 1997 by singer-songwriter Allie Fox, who is the host and resident musician, the String Jam Club is famous for showcasing great eclectic music and for its friendly atmosphere.

All musicians and all styles of music are welcome to contribute to the now legendary open mic spots.

The String Jam Club now meets

The County Hotel, 1-5 High Street, Selkirk, Scottish Borders TD7 4BZ
We’re on the 2nd Sat of the month. Just about to announce 1st 3 gigs of the year.

Yetholm Folk

Folk/open music sessions at the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm.

They are held in the bar of the Border Hotel every second Saturday of the month throughout the year starting at 9.00pm. Everyone is welcome to perform and listen. So far we have been having sessions with anything from 2 to 12 musicians and singers and it would be great to have more coming along.

We also have a weekly sessions every Thursday (moved from Wednesday) at the Border Hotel in Kirk Yetholm. The sessions start at 8.00pm and go on till closing time. They are open to everyone and we are hoping to attract more musicians who may be busy at weekends.

Can be contacted on this email john.yetholmfolk@btinternet.com