Edinburgh Live Music - Let's Go! Pages

Live Music in Edinburgh: Information on Venues, Regular Gigs, Open Mic nights, Folk music sessions, Edinburgh Gig Listings etc.

Edinburgh Open Mic nights:


Mondays:

Boda Bar Leith Walk: Chan Bang (jam session)
Usually led by Roberta Pia (Banana Sessions)
http://www.bodabar.co...

Tuesdays:

Open Mic night at Nobles Bar, Leith. Nice pub.
http://www.facebook.c...

Black Rose Alternative Open Mic
http://www.blackroset...

Thursdays:

Open Mic Night at Sofi's Bar, Leith
https://www.facebook....

Open Mic Night at the Parlour Bar, Leith
https://www.facebook....

Late Night Open Mic from 11pm at Banshees
http://www.thebanshee...

Fridays:

The Ryries Open Mic @ Upstairs at Ryries
A free drink for every performer at Edinburgh's only open mic on a Friday night!
Head here to book a slot: https://www.facebook....

And come and have a chat with us as well as vote on theme weeks:
https://www.facebook....

Saturdays:

Out of the Bedroom, Montague Bar:
http://www.outofthebe...
http://www.facebook.c...
One of Edinburgh's longest running open mic nights, now moved to a Saturday night. Recommended. Run and hosted by local musicians.

Sundays:

The Listening Room. Blue Blazer. One of the most friendly, chilled out and mutually supportive open mics in Edinburgh. Good pub too. Totally acoustic (no pa/mike) but it's a small room. Run and hosted by local musicians for 10 years - different host and headliner each week.
http://thelisteningro...
http://www.facebook.c...


Regular Folk music sessions:

Royal Oak: (every night until 2am!)
Sandy Bells: (every night)
Antiquary: (every Thursday night from 9pm) Recommended: nice pub and lots of space.
The Tass: most nights
Captain's Bar (every night)
Blind Poet: most nights

Also check out Leith Folk Club: http://www.leithfolkc...

Other recommended regular (weekly/monthly) live music nights in Edinburgh:

Acoustic Edinburgh. First Tuesday of every month at the Third Door (ex Medina). Free. Highly recommended.
http://www.acousticed...

Edinburgh Unlimited. Second Wednesday of every month at the Third Door (ex Medina). £2
http://www.facebook.c...

Jazz Bar, Roots night - Sunday night approx every 5 weeks: see Jazz Bar website listings. £4
http://www.thejazzbar...

Limbo: (Voodoo Rooms) Monthly.
http://www.limbolive....

Secret Cd's: (Voodoo Rooms) First Wednesday of each month
http://www.secretcds....

Nobles Thursday Session with Hailey Beavis/ The Jack o' Diamonds Scrimshaw Shanties :
(Nobles have free live music every night of the week except Mondays)
https://www.facebook....

New monthly roots/folk/American night at the Voodoo Rooms from Wednesday 7th March, run by Adam Holmes of Adam Holmes And The Embers. Sounds promising.



Edinburgh Gig Venues:

Queens Hall (probably the nicest venue in Edinburgh, good acoustics and decent bar prices). Capacity 900 (mix of standing and fixed seating - much less if cabaret or row seating used). http://www.thequeensh...
http://www.theskinny....
Nearest pub: Greenmantle.

The Caves. Nice atmospheric venue. Capacity around 200 for main room.
http://thecavesedinbu...
Nearest pubs: Bannermans; Holyrood 9a.

Sneaky Pete's. Very small and pillar can obstruct view. Capacity 110.
http://www.sneakypete...
Nearest pubs: Brewdog Bar; Under the Stairs.

Electric Circus. Capacity 350 standing. (much less if cabaret seating used).
http://www.theelectri...
Nearest pubs: Doric; Halfway House.

Voodoo Rooms: Capacity around 200/250 (Ballroom).
http://www.thevoodoor...
Nearest pub: Cafe Royal, Guildford Arms. Bar in venue.

The Jazz Bar. (Not just for jazz!)
http://www.thejazzbar...
Nearest pub: It is a pub/bar.

Liquid Rooms. Avoid upstairs unless you can get a space at the front. Capacity 800.
http://www.liquidroom...
Nearest pub: Bow Bar.

Wee Red Bar. Student bar of ECA (Cheap bar prices). No stage so hard to see the band if you are not at the front. Capacity 200.
http://www.weeredbar....
http://www.theskinny....
Nearest pubs: Blue Blazer; Dragonfly; Doctors.

Henry's Cellar Bar. Small basement venue off Lothian Road. Capacity: Around 100 to 150?
https://www.facebook....
http://www.theskinny....
Nearest pub: It is a bar/pub. The pub above it (Lebowski's) does good pub food though.

Corn Exchange. Large venue outside of centre. Lacks atmosphere, expensive bar and often poor sound.
Capacity 3000. http://www.ece.uk.com...
Nearest pub: None!

HMV Picturehouse. Lothian Road venue. Not bad as larger venues go, but expensive bar/crap beer. Can lack atmosphere if gig is poorly attended due to large size of venue. Capacity 1500. http://venues.meanfid...
Nearest pub: Red Squirrel.

Usher Hall. Good acoustics. Capacity 2300. 3 levels with fixed seating on middle and upper tiers and standing or seating on ground level. Top level is a long way from the stage!
http://www.usherhall....
Nearest pub: Red Squirrel.

Studio 24 and the Bongo Club also have occasional gigs.

[Nearest decent pub listed for each venue to assist Meetup organiser for before and/or after gig drinks!] :)


Edinburgh gig listings:

Song by Toad:
http://songbytoad.com...

Edinburgh Gig Guide: (mostly pub gigs)
http://www.gigguide.c...

Ripping Records:
http://www.rippingrec...

The Skinny (can filter by city for just Edinburgh gigs):
http://www.theskinny....

Edinburgh and Glasgow Gigs: (Google Calendar of recommended gigs)
http://www.Edinburgha...


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