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” serves really good meals.

Denholm Folk Club

( See separate page for details). Sorry to inform you that the folk club has cancelled all meetings, whether sessions or guest nights for the foreseeable future. If and when the club restarts in its old or different format information will be posted here.

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.


Kelso Folk Club

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

  • The early session (8.00 – 10.30pm) at 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 inquiries, contact Kelso Folk & Live Music Club at

Lockebie Folk Club

Brig Inn

Meets every Tuesday at 8.30 pm
Contact: John Montgomery Tel- 07816650706 or e-mail

Newcastleton Folk Session

Newcastleton Folk Music and Song Session meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Grapes Hotel starting at 8pm.
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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 or check out the Club’s website for more information.

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

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

The 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.

String 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.

Stow Folk Session

Stow has a folk session in The Station House (which has been refurbished as a new community hub) on the first Sunday of every month running from 3pm to about 6pm. All are welcome, listeners as well as musicians and singers. We’ve been going for about 18 months and have had some fantastic sessions with a large diversity of instruments as well as the usual fiddles and guitars!

The contact email is

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.

Currently no additional weekday sessions other than any impromptu ones.

Can be contacted on this email