Folk Music in Edinburgh – where to go




Folk music plays an important part in Scottish culture. There are a number of places in Edinburgh where you can enjoy this genre of music. It’s definitely a great way to meet people and have a good time.

Here are the venues where you can enjoy folk music on a regular basis:

Royal Oak
1 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

Folk music every day of the week.

Sandy Bell’s Edinburgh
25, Forrest Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2QH

Sandy Bell’s is one of the great folk music venues in Edinburgh, known by musicians and lovers of traditional music worldwide. Every night from 6pm.

Captain’s Bar
South College Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

Traditional Scottish music sessions on various days of the week from 8.30pm, please check calendar.

Edinburgh Folk Club
at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar
60 Pleasance
Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

Every Wednesday from 8pm.

Leith Folk Club
at Victoria Park House Hotel
221, Ferry Road
Edinburgh, EH6 4NN

Folk music every Tuesday from 7.30pm.

Offians Bar
185, Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8DZ

Folk music on Sundays from 5-8pm.

Whiski Bar
119 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1SG

Every day of the week from 9.30pm.

The Black Cat Bar
168 Rose Street
Edinburgh, EH2 4BA

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30pm.

Click here for the map so you can see where all these venues are and also check where are the best ceilidh and Scottish dining in Edinburgh.