Folk Clubs

Around Edinburgh …

Penicuik Folk Club(!)  *   Nitten (Newtongrange) Folk Club  *   Balerno Folk Club

Kirkcaldy Acoustic  Music Club * Haddington Folk Club * Leith Folk Club

In Edinburgh …

Edinburgh Folk Club  *  The Royal Oak – “The Wee Folk Club”  *  Edinburgh University’s “Folksoc”

Slightly Further Afield …

Dunfermline Folk Club * Linlithgow “Folk Club” * Peebles Folk Club

Rolling Hills Club – Melrose * Stirling Folk Club * Falkirk Folk Club

Glenfarg Village Folk Club

Nowhere near Penicuik, but I’m both a folkie and a narrow-boatie-person … so this is also getting an airing!

Folk Afloat Reborn

You may have heard of the legendary folkie boat trips that gained fame cruising on the Leeds Liverpool Canal in the late 1990’s. Well, they are back, but with a different boat in a different, but equally beautiful, part of England!

The 2015 Revival of Folk Afloat will be a relaxing two week cruise around the wonderful Leicester Ring aboard a traditional narrowboat. The varied route taking in parts of the Oxford Canal, the Grand Union Leicester Line, the River Soar, a short section of the River Trent, part of the Trent & Mersey Canal, and the Coventry Canal.

The route includes five tunnels, several aqueducts, and numerous locks. Crewing the boat will be communal with full instruction and advice provided by a very experienced commercial narrowboat skipper.

The boat will travel through countryside that is stunning, but of equal interest will be the opportunity to visit Leicester, Coventry, Loughborough, Rugby, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Burton, Market Harborough, Braunston, Fradley and Fazeley.

The boat will also pass through the outskirts of Nottingham and Derby. Each evening the boat will moor up close to a welcoming canalside hostelry where we will enjoy a delightful session of music and song in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

The venues for the sessions are to be confirmed. Food for all meals, inc full breakfast, lunch and the majority of evening meals is provided for on a communal catering basis.

Total cost including Boat Hire for TWO WEEKS and Food is Only £350 per person 18th September – 2nd October 2015 For further details contact Neil Cardwell 07887 607008 Or Email