Here you'll find all the information you need to know about Edinburgh Folk Club and our gigs.
How to find us
Car parking is free after 5:30pm and is generally available on Royal Terrace.
Royal Terrace is a one-sided street, (houses on one side only) which takes some pressure off car parking.
Also, don't be put off by all the "Residents Only" car parking. The rule is ... don't park in these bays while the meters are in operation but, after that, all spaces are up 'for grabs'!
A lot of Lothian Buses services run not far away along Leith Street, Leith Walk and London Road.
Waverley railway station is less than a mile to the south west and about 10-15 minutes brisk walk while St Andrew Square bus station is just a little further away near-ish to Waverley.
Wheelchair access to the venue is relatively easy - three steps off the street on to the short approach 'runway' to the main door.
There is a ramp to help negotiate these steps. After that it's straight run in (albeit with one small step at the main door).
The room in which we run our gigs and the lobby bar are adjacent on the ground floor, so once you're in the building there are no more steps. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet also on the ground floor.
How to play Edinburgh Folk Club
Performers Looking for Bookings
To be considered for a gig at Edinburgh Folk Club gig, please don't use the folk club "contact" form, but instead 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).
We also offer weekly opening or support spots of approx 15-20 minutes. Unfortunately we cannot offer performers payment for these spots. Dave Francis takes bookings for these typically up to six months in advance.
Contact Edinburgh Folk Club
Edinburgh FC chair ... email: John Barrow
m: +44(0)7968 131 737
Usually better to email rather than call.
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Annual Songwriting Competition
EFC's annual Song Writing Competition will take place Wednesday 25 May 2022.
NB: All entries are to be submitted via email.