Kelso Folk and Live Music Club guest bookings can be found by looking at our Calendar, including a history of past appearances. As of early 2016, we have some uncertainty about available dates for our possible choices of venue in the town, and guest concert plans are not finalised.
We would like to present at least four guests on selected nights during the year, in addition to any special events coinciding with local high days and holidays such as St James’s Fair, Civic Week, motorcycle and scooter meets; and our calendar special nights like Hogmanay, Burns’ Night, St Andrew’s Night.
With both an early evening acoustic meet at The Oak Room of The Cross Keys (8.00pm) and a pub session with open mic at the Cobbles every Friday night (10pm), Kelso is a great place for any singer or musician to add to weekend or vacation itineraries. Since our regulars play and sing every week of the year, and the format is informal, we will often find a slot to allow talented visitors to do two or three numbers solo, as well as joining in in turn or together with others. There is no club rule in Kelso to prevent accompanying something you know – our audience members sing along, our musicians frequently create fine arrangements ‘from the floor’. We know when to let a solo singer or instrumentalist have no accompaniment at all and our regulars are good at ‘reading’ others!
This is a very friendly folk club and our decision to put ‘and Live Music’ in the name was deliberate – there’s almost no limit to the genre of music you are welcome to try out as long as it suits a small room setting. We would like to meet you, and we hope you would like to meet us. Just be sure, if you are new to the club, to make yourself known to others.