Singing Sessions
in the Edinburgh and Lothians area, Scotland.

There are many regular music sessions in the Edinburgh area, some of these traditional, and some of these specialising in song. The list here is certainly not complete, but are those known to the website's administrator.
These are all sessions that welcome visitors. If traveling any distance, you'd always be advised to check dates and times in advance.

Wally Dug
                              singing session
Traditional Song and Tunes Session
Canons' Gait Bar, 232 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DQ
, Edinburgh EH4 1HN
Normally the second Sunday of each month, 3pm to 6pm, cellar bar. There's always a wide mix of Scottish and English, accompanied and unaccompanied, well-known and more unusual. Always some good join-in songs and often some marvelous big sounds. This is the session that was previously at the Wally Dug, Ryrie's, and the St. Bernard's Bar.
Free entry.
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World's Room
                              Session Logo
The World's Room   ::   The Warld's Room   ::  Seòmar an t-Saoghail
Ryrie's Bar,
1 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EY (tel 0131 337 0550 )

About the third Friday of each month, 8pm (doors open 7.30).
Each session normally has one or two invited guest singers, who perform a selection of songs, and the evening is further filled with a wide selection of floor spots. There is a definite emphasis on unaccompanied song.
Many fine singers regularly attend, and it's a fine session for joining in or just watching and listening.
Entry £5
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Winton Arms,
The Winton Arms
Pencaitland, East Lothian EH34 5DN
Third Thursday of each month, starts 8.30pm in the wee bar (left rather than right as you go in the front door).
A very easy-going sing-around where absolutely anything goes. Quite a bit of country and popular songs, but all sorts of others, such as things from the traditional scene, and some new writing. Usually quite a few guitars on the go as well !
Free entry.
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Do you run a session not listed here ?  Please get in touch if you'd like it added; [email protected]  I'd also consider adding a page/pages for singing sessions in other areas !  

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."  Thorin Oakenshield, in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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