Kelso Folk & Live Music Club

Kelso Folk & Live Music Club welcomes everyone – there’s no ‘membership’, you become a member just by turning up at our meetings.

You have a choice of two different venues every Friday night to suit early or late or both. Our early session singaround (usually hosted by Andy Smith) starts at 8pm in the Oak Room of the Cross Keys Hotel – though occasionally it may be elsewhere in the hotel. The early session ends around 10:30pm.

There is no admission charge but donations (towards club funds and guest artists) are welcomed. The Cobbles Inn is an award-winning restaurant and Friday nights can be busy! Our session does not start before 9.30pm and on most typical Fridays, 10.00pm is when you are likely to catch the music and songs really getting going. Although there is more traditional content at the Cobbles Session, it is not just folk or celtic and a very wide range of material can be performed. Completely unaccompanied or solo stuff can fit in as well, despite the tradition of all competent singers and players joining in almost everything.

We generally have amplification and microphones, which can help if it’s a busy night. The last Friday of each month is often an acoustic evening specifically suited for trad players.

Check our webpage and the Kelso Folk & Live Music Club facebook page for updates.