EFC's NEW SEASON - #45 - starts here!

The programme of events for September to December 2018 (inc) is now complete - SEE BELOW for the start of it.

Good progress is being made in sorting out the programme from January to June 2019 (inc) - and there are some really good looking gigs in prospect.

The full giglist for September to December 2018 is at bottom right of this page.

IMPORTANT: The EFC AGM takes place at 8pm on Wednesday 5 September 2018 in the usual venue - downstairs in The Royal Oak, Infirmary Street. All are welcome but only fully signed up EFC members can vote.

Wednesday 12 September 2018
Showtime 8pm

The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

<<< In Preparation >>>


Wednesday 19 September 2018
Showtime 8pm

The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

<<< In Preparation >>>


Wednesday 26 September 2018
Showtime 8pm

The Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

Tickets: Edinburgh FC's on-line box office
(and at the door from 7:30pm)


Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world. He has performed in over 30 countries around the world confirming the universal appeal of the songs and stories with which he observes the minute and often humorous details of life.

On his travels Colum soon discovered that many of his songs had arrived before him carried by singers in their live shows or recordings - the likes of Andy Irvine, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Roy Bailey, Mick Hanley, Gerard van Maasakkers, Rosemary Woods, Iain McIntosh and Enda Kenny.
He has toured all over Ireland and the UK as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada,
Germany and Denmark. Colum is working currently on a new album due for release in summer or late 2018.

" ... Colum's gift is of breaking down cultural barriers through choice words and eloquent music. (John O'Regan, Rock 'n' Reel)
"An unforgettable, wonderful performer. I've just seen him play to 2500 people in the Australian National Folk Festival's biggest venue and make everyone feel as if they were

sitting in his lounge room. He's warm, witty, moving and funny”. (Steve Barnes, Director, Fairbridge Folk Festival)


Welcome to the official website of the internationally renowned Edinburgh Folk Club - probably the best folk club in the world!
This site began on Monday 15 June 2015 and continues to develop.  Bookmark it now.

No longer a nominee for Club of the Year 2017!

Edinburgh Folk Club is ... CLUB OF THE YEAR 2017 by popular vote (Sat 2 Dec 2017).

SEASON #45 2018-2019

Please use the "book tickets in advance" link alongside each gig to order advance tickets.


(#45 2018-2019)

Wed   5   AGM Royal Oak, Infirmary Street

... then at Pleasance Cabaret Bar for
Wed 12   Ninebarrow - boxo in preparation
Wed 19  The Daddy Naggins - boxo in preparation
Wed 26  Colum Sands
- boxo in preparation

Wed   3   Ransvik - boxo in preparation
Wed 10   Blueflint - boxo in preparation
Wed 17   Mike Wilson and Damien Barber - boxo in preparation
Wed 24   Quicksilver - boxo in preparation
Wed 31   BrÒg - boxo in preparation


Wed   7   Ribbon Road  - boxo in preparation
Wed 14   Pete Coe and Fisher Lassies  - boxo in preparation

Wed 21   Findlay Napier  - boxo in preparation
Wed 28   Archie Fisher  - boxo in preparation

Wed   7   Jez Lowe Band Christmas Show with Benny Graham  - boxo in preparation
Wed 14   Song Writing Competition
  - boxo in preparation


EFC has asked the performers who you will often see doing the opening spots on club nights, to join the list of resident performers which we're just beginning to compile. So far we have - with many thanks - and in alphabetical order ...

Alan and Carole Prior
Allan and Rosemary McMillan

Dave Francis
Gilly Hewitt
Jean Bechhofer
Maureen Brack
Nancy Nicolson
Tony Mitchell
Trish Santer