Calendar of weekly gigs

Admission is usually ...
£10 (general), £9 (usual concs), £7 (members), £5 (students)
... unless stated otherwise.

Previous events


Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Dowally have been described by Leith Folk Club as "grin-inducingly fun to listen to". They are the Edinburgh-based duo, Rachel Walker and Dan Abrahams. Their sound is contemporary original folk; rooted in the Scottish and Irish traditions but influenced by jazz, Klezmer, American old time and everything in-between. Rachel plays the fiddle and sings. Her expressive, raw and emotional sound has been developed over years of experimenting with the instrument and honing her style in the pub sessions of the city. Dan plays guitars and also sings. An engineer by day, active and prolific musician by night, Dowally is the perfect outlet for his compositions, evoking film soundtracks in the setting of a folk duo. Dowally have recorded 3 studio albums, the most recent being 'early bird // night owl', released in February 2021. This album features guest appearances from some of Scotland's finest folk musicians, including Phil Alexander (Moishe's Bagel, Eliza Carthy band), Graham Coe (The Jellyman's Daughter) and Michael Starkey (Wayward Jane).

£10 / £9 / £7 / £5

Lauren Collier Band

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Lauren Collier is a folk/traditional fiddle player and has recently completed the Traditional Music Masters course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Lauren also studied neuroscience and is a qualified biology teacher, but has been playing music professionally for the last 15 years.

​She has a particular interest in traditional and folk music from around the world and has travelled extensively to play in places such as Canada, Singapore, Kenya and India. Having recently played at the Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton in Canada and on Take the Floor Christmas show, she then completed filming for the HBO/Sony TV show Outlander as a fiddle player. Lauren will release her debut album in 2022.

£10 / £9 / £7 / £5

Jed Grimes

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

Traditional song, some from Jed's native North East of England, sung powerfully to complex guitar arrangements, delivered with great skill and humour. 'Brings traditional music into the 21st century!' (BBC R2). 'Superlative, intricate string virtuosity...aural magic!' (Fatea Records).

£10 / £9 / £7 / £5

Other events / info

Sat 13 Nov 2021 at 12:30pm (doors 12:00pm) until approx 1:30pm
Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture

Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre (Theatre), High Street, Edinburgh.
Admission free but ticketed.

Guest lecturer: Mairi MacFadyen

Wed 19 Jan 2022 at 8pm (doors/bar 7:30pm)

Ukrainian Community Centre
Singers / Open Mic night - all welcome
Admission £5 'on the door' only (not available through our online box office) to cover room hire costs