Traditional and folk music sessions in Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Last update August 2019.

All sessions and events are free to attend and open to all, unless stated otherwise. Click “Add comment” (left) to suggest changes. If you want to check whether a particular session is running, please visit our Facebook page or get in touch via the contact form.

Traditional music sessions in Aberdeen
Every Monday: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (9pm onwards)
Every Wednesday: The Cove Bay Hotel, Cove, Aberdeen (8.30pm till 11pm)
Every Thursday: Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen (9pm onwards)
Every Sunday: The Prince of Wales, Aberdeen (9pm onwards) 

Traditional music sessions in Aberdeenshire
Every Tuesday: Session, Aberdeen Arms, Tarland, 9pm onwards
Every Thursday: Session, Stonehaven, 9pm onwards (1st Thurs- Belvedere, 2nd Thurs – Marine, 3rd Thurs – Troupers , 4th Thurs – Queens : suggest checking the Facebook page (above) to confirm venue)
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: The Square, Kintore, 7.30pm
Fourth Thursday of month: The Black Bull, Inverurie, 7.30pm
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
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Folk clubs and song nights

Every Saturday evening, a free concert of traditional/acoustic music, 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

Open mic, Musa, every Monday, Aberdeen

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!