EDINBURGH FOLK CLUB ...
WHERE IS IT?
THE PLEASANCE CABARET BAR
60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
Car parking (free) is available in the (cobbled) Pleasance courtyard or metered until 6:30pm on the surrounding streets.
Disabled access to the venue is relatively easy here - it's a straight run in from the courtyard.
There are no disabled toilets at the venue.
There is no bus route along The Pleasance but a lot of Lothian Buses services run not far away along The Bridges etc.
Waverley railway station is fairly handy (less than a mile) to the north and about 10-15 minutes brisk walk while St Andrew Square bus station is just a little further away beside Waverley.
Sign up to the Edinburgh Folk Club's email circulation list above to receive info 'as and when'. This info will be conveyed mainly via the club's weekly newsletter each Monday during the club's annual season. The newsletter is packed with info about EFC as well as info from all over Scotland about folk clubs, gigs and concerts, festivals - what's going on generally around the country to inform the travelling folk fan.
The current edition of the newsletter can be read on our website here and it is also published on our FaceBook page. You can find all back issues of the newsletter to mid-February 2016 in this DropBox folder.
As well as listing Edinburgh FC's weekly gigs etc., there are also two news pages "EFC News" (subtitled, "We Hear") and "Frae A' The Airts". This latter page carries miscellaneous and idosyncratically offered bits of news about musical and other more general art-ie things. You'll be emailed about items appearing in "EFC News / We Hear ... " but not the stuff in "Frae A' The Airts".
KEEP TRACK OF CHANGES TO THE SITE
Keep track of changes to this website by using the tracking websites listed below. Edinburgh Folk Club offers these sites without making any claims about them. Please be careful ... just in case. We all know that there are some serious oddballs out there in cyberland.
These first two sites offer comments on other site tracking facilities and services:
RBA Information Services
... while these two sites actually 'do the job':
Automatic website change logs and notification.
A free online service
To be considered for a gig at Edinburgh Folk Club gig, email John Barrow (EFC performer) and send ...
1 a brief bio (one A4 sheet max) ...
- Word document format
- 'straight' text and no fancy formatting
- no pictures included on the sheet
- 12pt Times New Roman font
- 500 words maximum
2 Your website URL
3 A hi-res picture (JPG; 300 dpi)
4 Links to YouTube and / or other similar sites and audio link(s).
NB: Edinburgh Folk Club books ahead - at February 26 2017, we're pretty well booked throughout 2017 with some gigs now being booked for 2018 but therre are gaps in 2018.
We also offer opening or support spots of approx 15-20 minutes and have lots of these to fill. Unfortunately we cannot offer performers payment for these spots.
THE WEEKLY SHOWS
Edinburgh Folk Club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings for most of the year. At each Wednesday show, the club kicks off at 8pm but doors open around 7:30pm - and the bar is open then too.
There will usually be an opening act, sometimes two, before the night's first set from the main guest from about 8.20pm/8.25pm to shortly after 9pm.
After the break the show continues and normally ends around 10.45pm, maybe slightly later.
If you really, really want to go to a show at Edinburgh Folk Club it's ALWAYS better to book in advance.
Use the box office booking links with the shows or browse the box office here.
WHY EDINBURGH FOLK CLUB?
Edinburgh Folk Club, aka EFC, is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics.
In common with all other folk clubs, Edinburgh Folk Club is a non-profit organisation run by an entirely volunteer committee.
You do not have to be a member of Edinburgh Folk Club to be able to attend the club's weekly shows. Just turn up and pay the admission charge at the door. Or, better still, book in advance - see elsewhere on this page. Or even better than that - join the club and then book in advance!
Edinburgh Folk Club held its first meeting on Wednesday 3 October 1973 and has been in continuous existence since then.
Contact EDINBURGH FOLK CLUB ...
email: John Barrow
m: +44(0)7968 131 737
Usually better to email rather than call.
Click here to email items for inclusion in the club's weekly (usually) newsletter.
Editorial decisions on content are final.
ANNUAL SONG WRITING COMPETITION
EFC's annual Song Writing Competition will take place on Wednesday 6 June 2018.
All entries must be emailed to this address, by midnight on Monday 28 May 2018.
Go to the competition's webpage via this link for rules and procedures.
NB: All entries are to be submitted via email.