Folk Clubs / Sessions

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). While the club has not restarted in its old format Geoff Ross has started organising session nights every second Wednesday in the Cross Keys at 8pm.

Innerleithen Music Sessions

Informal acoustic, music session, every Thursday at the St Ronan’s Hotel, Innerleithen. From 8pm – 11pm in the breakfast room.All welcome.

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

Lockerbie 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 Acoustic Sessions

We meet on alternate Sundays in the Cross Keys, Peebles. Music starts at 3:30pm

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.

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

A new session has started in the Heatherlie House Hotel on the last Friday of the month.

Contact details – [to follow]

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 Music 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 welcome to sing, play music or just listen and soak up the ambiance!

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 from 8:30 pm. 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, especially traditional tune players.

As usual, all musicians etc at any level are always welcome.

Currently no additional weekday sessions other than any impromptu ones.

Can be contacted on this email