Folk Sessions in Glasgow

The folk music scene is thriving in in Glasgow. As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is home to every genre of sound, but indigenous traditional Scottish music hasn't been forgotten. If you're after your folk fix, want to check it out for the first time, or are simply looking for something a little different, get yourself to some of the best bars in the Glasgow for a sensational Scottish night out. Here are our pick of the pubs churning out a regular dose of folk sessions in Glasgow. 

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Sloans is home to sporadic folk sessions in Glasgow, but it also welcomes its very own resident ceilidh band every Friday, for a session of jigs, reels and sensational banter. Head down this week to catch these guys in action and try your hand (and your feet) at a dance or two. 

The Ben Nevis

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The Ben Nevis is home to folk sessions in Glasgow three nights a week. With Scottish trad music very much alive and well in the Argyle Street bar, contemporary players bring the session to every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 9pm. With cracking tunes and whisky flowing, it's a bustling Glasgow night out.

The Flying Duck

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Get yourself down to The Flying Duck each weekend for one of the most fun folk sessions in Glasgow. With free live music every Sunday night in Glasgow, it's home to some of Glasgow's finest trad players. Be sure to bring either your ears and your best tapping toe, or your instrument of choice, as players are welcome to join in too.