Thursday, 27 October 2011

Lots of diary dates coming up - so pay attention!

Friday 28 October, 7.30pm - TMSA Young Trad Tour comes to Howden Park centre, Livingston - your best chance to see it near to Edinburgh! Box Office 01506 777666 or

Saturday 5 November, 2-5pm - TMSA National AGM, National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G2 0RT.(Plus another opportunity to see the TMSA Young Trad Tour in the evening at the same venue - 7.30pm start: Box Office 0141 353 0220).

Sunday 6 November - your last chance to see the TMSA Young Trad Tour on tour in Scotland at Coldingham Village Hall Box Office:

Tuesday 8 November - Branch AGM at 6.45pm followed by our regular monthly Singers Session from 8pm, downstairs at the Royal Oak, Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT.

Sunday 13th November - Carrying Stream Festival Session, 3.30pm - 7pm approx. Downstairs at the Royal Oak we will be commemorating the life of Ray Fisher, who sadly passed away just a few weeks ago. So if you know any songs that were in Ray's repertoire, do bring them along: if you don't, just come and sing or play whatever you know/like best! The session will be hosted by Susan and Paul Streater.
See: and several clips of her singing on Youtube.

As well as our session, Edinburgh Folk Club will be holding the 10th Carrying Stream Festival in memory of Hamish Henderson at the Pleasance from 9th-16th November (our session being in partnership with EFC). Full details soon to appear on their website at:

Tuesday 13 December - our monthly Singers' Session which can have a festive theme or not. It all depends on what you want to sing (as long you won't get arrested for it! ;) 8-11pm at the Royal Oak as usual.

Tuesday 10 January- why not make a New Year's resolution to sing more and come to our friendly monthly Singers' Session? 8-11pm at the Royal Oak as usual.

Saturday 18 February - Muckle Sing 2012. Details coming soon of this fun day in Linlithgow.
In the meantime if you are looking to get your vocal cords in shape – you could visit the Scots Music Group website for details of their song groups and classes at as there is still room in a number of them.

Tuesday 14 February- what better day to sing about songs of love (and death - well that's usually what most folk songs are about!!) at our friendly monthly Singers' Session? 8-11pm at the Royal Oak as usual.

Tuesday 13 March- you don't need to be as mad as a March hare to come to our friendly monthly Singers' Session! 8-11pm at the Royal Oak as usual.

Friday 23 March - The Music & Songs of Mining Concert, The Pleasance. This will be part of Edinburgh's Ceilidh Culture and being organised in partnership with TMSA Glasgow Branch.

Tuesday 10 April- Our friendly monthly Singers' Session, 8-11pm at the Royal Oak as usual.

13-15 April - Northern Streams 2012 featuring music, song and dance from Scotland and Scandinavia - also part of Edinburgh's Ceilidh Culture.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Next Singers' Sessions and Branch AGM

If you like singing - particularly songs that have a something folky about them - why not come along to our regular monthly Singers' Session in the Royal Oak downstairs lounge (Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT) next on Tuesday 11 October, from 8pm until 11pm? There's no admission charge and all who want to sing are welcome - whatever your ability or even language!

The November Singers Session will be on Tuesday 8 November, preceded by the Branch AGM starting at 6.45pm. Please come along to hear about the year's achievements and how you can be part of the next year's successes including if you have ideas for other activities.