Welcome to Balerno Folk Club

Come and join the fun

Great music including Sangsters 3

We have something for everyone

Entertaining acts

Real Time are one of our favourites!

Ken McDonald

Great acts such as ken McDonald

The Gabs at Balerno Music Festival

Balerno Folk Club always plays a big part in Balerno Music Festival

Welcome to Balerno Folk Club

Balerno Folk Club meets most months on the last Tuesday in the function room of Balerno Bowling Club (a map with the ability to get directions can be found on the Where we meet page). As a monthly club we tend to book well-established professional (or semi-professional) artistes. We also try to provide a wide selection of talent so that there is always something for everyone’s particular taste in folk music.

We do not meet in July or August, when we have a couple of months off. Occasionally we run Charity Concerts and make donations to local charities. In December, we run a Christmas Ceilidh instead of a folk night and this is usually held on a Friday night a couple of weeks before Christmas. It is a mixture of dancing and singing, with the entertainment provided by our regular “floor spot artistes”.

In January there is a "Burns Nicht" which is regularly hosted by Ken McDonald, a much-respected local Burns enthusiast, with the entertainment provided by our own regular Club singers & musicians with additional recitations given by members of the local Burns clubs.

Acting as the link man and co-ordinating each folk night is our compere extraordinaire, Charlie Husband. Artistes regularly comment on his well-researched introductions.

As well as providing great entertainment, our club also runs a fantastic raffle (made possible due to the dedication of Jessna Husband who searches shops high and low for a variety of prizes).

At the AGM every year a committee and office bearers are elected and jobs shared out.