Penicuik Folk Club Home Page

Hello people. The virtual singarounds are proving to be quite fun. If you want to join us at 8pm on a Tuesday evening for a couple of hours of singing, playing, chattin or just listening , please let us know through the contact form.
We’re happy to welcome you as a singer, player, or listener … all are valuable! We’re using Zoom for this, which should be available on all laptops, tablets and phones.

Sadly, we’re going to have to stop singing to one another for a bit.  The Coronavirus pandemic and the government advice make it impossible for us to continue to meet on Tuesday evenings for the time being.

Please use the free Tuesdays to learn some new songs, polish up some old tunes, write a silly poem or decide what you’d like the “performers” to perform when we get back in business.

Hopefully this won’t last too long.  As soon as it’s safe for us to start meeting again, I’ll be in touch.

Cheers – stay well and WASH YOUR HANDS!


Please contact us here for any enquiries or to ask us add your name to our email list.  We promise that will not bombard you with junk email …  just keep you up to date about once/month on our activities.

Meets every Tuesday in the Shottstown Miners’ Club
which has good disabled access(*) and closes at 11pm.

We meet in the Miners’ Club‘s lounge bar – a large, comfortable (but also cheery and COSY!) room that is large enough for most of our concerts and all of our singers’ nights. We will also be able to use the club’s large function room for any larger concerts, apart from the occasional collaboration with our pals in Penicuik Community Arts Association.

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The only other things you need to know is that there is a good car park  and that the door may be locked when you arrive, but a member of the club’s staff will open it very quickly if you ring the wee bell!

Now for the rest of the normal web page …
We are a small-but-perfectly-formed(!), broad-minded and friendly folk club. We have a concert once/month (roughly) and a friendly, hosted, songs-and-tunes session on all other Tuesdays (except when that falls on something like Christmas Day).

We enjoy and welcome all sorts of music – from big ballads to country classics and from tempestuous tunes to poignant pibrochs. Our “hosted” singing/tune sessions offer a relaxed and supportive evening of listening, joining in, airing your new songs or finding your musical feet. If you want to chat about what we do before trying us out – please contact us using the contact form or ring Alan on 01968 678610.

Singer's night in the Roadhouse, late 2013
Singer’s night, late 2013

There are other folk clubs run by our friends in the Edinburgh area – for example Edinburgh, Leith , Balerno and Nitten. We try to support rather than compete with one another! We also work with the Penicuik Community Arts Association – a group with broader interests than folk music, but often overlapping with ours.

We’ve started work on a fuller set of FOLK LINKS to help you to find other sources of folkish enjoyment in our area!