Following a buoyant start to its 2024 season, Edinburgh Folk Club’s weekly folk nights are set to continue into February and March with a wealth of folk talent and themed open mic nights.
Celebrating its 50th year at the heart of the capital’s traditional music scene, the beloved Club lights up Wednesday nights at Edinburgh’s Ukrainian Community Centre, bringing together performers and music lovers from all generations and backgrounds.
On Wednesday 7th February, celebrated fiddle player Alastair Savage will be joined by talented piano and accordion player Gregor Blamey and established whistle and flute player Ewan Robertson for a night of outstanding music.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14th February, the Club will host a special Valentine’s Themed Open Mic and Singers Night, where anyone is welcome to come along and share their talent or enjoy the music in the welcoming environment of the Ukrainian Community Centre.
The following Wednesday will see acclaimed Edinburgh singer-songwriter Adam Holmes delight the Folk Club audience with his masterful lyrics and enchanting voice, before contemporary three-piece folk group Rallion take to the stage on Wednesday 28th February.
The Poozies, who have been taking the folk scene by storm since 1991, will perform at Edinburgh Folk Club on Wednesday 6th March, while Archie Fisher, one of Scotland’s most highly regarded folk singers, will headline on Wednesday 13th March.
Wednesday 20th March will see the Club celebrate St Patrick’s Day with exciting new band Àirdan.
The final performance in March will come from Alastair McDonald, the renowned Scottish folk singer and banjo player who has performed for audiences all around the world.
Edinburgh Folk Club Chair, John Barrow, said: “It’s been wonderful to kick off 2024 with some incredible performances, and we’re excited to look ahead at what’s to come in February and March. If anyone has been thinking about coming along to one of our folk nights I would encourage them to book their tickets or pop down and join us for some fantastic music and fun at the Ukrainian Community Centre.
“As well as performances from some of Scotland’s finest musicians, we also have two themed open mic nights coming up which are always great fun and as always, everyone is welcome, so we look forward to seeing some new faces.”
For more information on Edinburgh Folk Club and to book tickets, visit: www.efc1973.com.