Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Please take a moment to read the Community guidelines and learn how to use the Community.

Love Scotland and want to share your stories – why not have a look at all the recent discussions and make a contribution or start a new discussion? Visiting Scotland and looking for some advice – why not ask a question or start a discussion or simply explore all the great content?

Join the conversation today and share your #scotspirit.

Music Sessions In Scotland

Any one got any recommendations for good traditional music pub sessions in Scotland, where folk are welcome to join in as well as listen.  To get things started there are a few here in Orkney that I would recommend, The Reel in Kirkwall has a session Sat nights from 8pm onwards and the The Pomona in Finstown has a session on the last Friday of each month from about 9pm onwards.  


  • johnmurrayjnrjohnmurrayjnr Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    The Boathouse in Anstruther, Fife has great Sunday sessions including Open Mic. 

    Also, Fife's own King Creosote is playing throughout Scotland. He will give you beautiful Scottish-Folk experience in some fantastic locations including the stunning Birnam Arts Centre in Perthshire (I know - not a pub).

    You might have heard of Birham as William Shakespeare mentioned Birnam Wood in Macbeth! 

    The Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Garden is also here as Beatrix often visited Birnam with her family.
  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited December 2016
    Balloch, at the south end Loch Lomond, is a small village with lots of pubs that hold live music sessions at the weekends. On a Monday night in Balloch the local folk group play in The Corries Coffee Shop and if you can sing, or if you bring your musical instrument along, you can join in with the traditional music!   

    Of course, if you're not a singer or don't have your instrument at hand, it's just as great to just sit and soak up the atmosphere and listen to the music!! :)
  • VisitScotlandSarahWVisitScotlandSarahW Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    The Aberdeenshire village of Tarland hosts traditional music sessions every Tuesday night at 9.00 pm in the Aberdeen Arms hotel. 

    Local musicians, including the very well known Scottish fiddler Paul Anderson perform, however you are welcome to bring your own instrument and join in!  :)
Sign In or Register to comment.