Traditional and folk music sessions in Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Last update 30th May 2017.

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Traditional music sessions in Aberdeen
Every Monday: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (9pm onwards)
Every Tuesday: Foodstory Cafe, Aberdeen (approx 8pm-10.30pm)
Every Tuesday: The Globe Inn, Aberdeen (9pm onwards)
Every Wednesday: The Cove Bay Hotel, Cove, Aberdeen (9pm onwards)
Every Thursday: Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen (9pm onwards)
Every Friday: Foodstory Cafe, Aberdeen (approx 8pm-10.30pm)
Every Sunday: The Prince of Wales, Aberdeen (9pm onwards) 

Traditional music sessions in Aberdeenshire
Every Tuesday: Session, Aberdeen Arms, Tarland, 9pm onwards
First Thursday of month: Northern Lights at Hatton of Fintray, 7.30pm
Second Thursday of month: Music session, Redgarth, Oldmeldrum, 7.30pm
Third Thursday of month: Grant Arms, Monymusk, 7.30pm
Fourth Thursday of month: The Smiddy at Daviot, commencing this month.
First Friday in month: Ugie Folk Club, Longside football club, Longside near Peterhead
First Friday in month: Music session, Drumoak Church Hall, 8pm onwards (£2 entry)
First Sunday of the month: Newburgh Inn, Newburgh, 8pm onwards
Second Sunday of the month: The Stag, Banchory, 2-6pm
Third Sunday of month: Tarves Folk Club, 8.30pm to 11 ish, Aberdeen Arms, Tarves

Folk clubs and song nights

Every Saturday evening, a free concert of traditional music / singing, Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen, from 9pm.
Aberdeen Folk Club
 meet every Wednesday in the Blue Lamp, 8.30pm.
Aberdeen TMSA meet 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8pm at the Sportsmans Club, 11 Queens Road, Aberdeen
Second Friday of the month: Fyvie Folk Club, the Vale Hotel, Fyvie, 8pm onwards
Second Friday of the month: Folk at the Hub, Cults, 7.30pm
Third Friday of month: Folk at the Salmon Bothy, Portsoy, 7-10.30pm
Every Friday evening: Stonehaven Folk Club, Community Centre, Stonehaven, from 8.30pm

Open mic nights
Trad, folk and acoustic open mic, last Friday of each month, the Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, 9.30pm onwards.
Open mic, Musa, every Monday, Aberdeen

Learning 
SC&T runs classes in traditional music, song and dance for adults, several nights a week. Sign up for a class + learn to play or sing + come to a session!