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Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

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Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

Hi--- Where to go for good singer-songwriter music in Edinburgh? Or covers of the same? Could be anything from the Cranberries to Nick Drake, to Dylan, the Beatles, Pike Floyd, Coldplay, Johnny Cash etc. Where do people go in Edinburgh to hear good old school music?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

Hopefully someone will come up with some ideas but in the mean time we really like Sandy Bells https://www.sandybells.co.uk/ and The Royal Oak http://www.royal-oak-folk.com/ as well as The Captains Bar https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Rev…

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2. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

I second The Royal Oak

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3. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

Looks for gigs by - hipplepeople.com/The_Hipple_People/Welcome.h…

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4. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

As well as The HipplePeople, they also play regularly with 'This N That' &' Fane and the Cruiser' often found at the BMC club in Gorgie and the Leth Dockers club

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5. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

We went one night to a very packed standing room only Sandy Bells for great trad music (no modern folk), and a few nights later to the Waverly Bar where downstairs it was packed and people 'listening' to recorded music, while we were upstairs where five people were listening to four fellows playing great trad music; some of whom had also been playing at Sandy Bells

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6. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

Couple more -

https://www.efc1973.com

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7. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

Check out online a new venue "the fireplace" AT Waverley arches,new and a bit chaotic as yet but try and catch Wire and wool if you can,and see who else is playing

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8. Re: Best places for singer/songwriter o folk music in Edinburgh?

Finnegans Wake sometimes

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