in the Edinburgh and Lothians
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
These are all sessions that welcome
visitors. If traveling any distance, you'd
always be advised to check dates and times
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.
Room :: The
Warld's Room :: Seòmar
Ryrie's Bar, 1
Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EY
(tel 0131 337 0550 )
About the third
Friday of each month, 8pm (doors open
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.
Session website; www.theworldsroom.com
(dead link) Facebook
|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 !
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Do you run a session not listed here ?
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adding a page/pages for singing sessions in
other areas !