Glasgow School of Folk ONLINE

Hi folks,

we were really sad to have to postpone School of Folk 2020 to next year, but we couldn’t let lockdown get in the way completely, so decided to put a couple of days of workshops and craic online! We’ll be doing this on the 13th and 14th July

We will be hosting 5 x 1hr per day plus one evening event over zoom. We chose zoom instead of live streams, because that way you get to chat aswell, and it is a private event for those who have signed up.

To sign up, just drop us an email to and we’ll get in touch to let you know more.

Take care

Adam, LB, Calum & John

2020 Tickets now on Sale!

Hi folks, our bigger and better Glasgow School of Folk will run from the afternoon of the 12th of July to the afternoon of the 16th, in our new home – The Partick Burgh Halls.

Find tickets here –

On the Glasgow School of Folk Facebook page, we now have a private group where you can discuss travel, pub meetings etc. Just ask to join here – and we’ll approve as soon as we can.

We are very happy to announce that our brand new 5th tutor is the craic-tastic, incredible musician that is Anna Massie. She’ll be taking a mixed instrument class in the morning, and then mucking in with the SOF big bands in the afternoon.

News January 2020

Hi folks, we will be announcing more about July’s course very soon, but in the meantime here’s some other things that may be of interest!

Our tutors at Celtic Connections 2020

Adam Sutherland’s A Brew and a Blether – 23rd & 30th January – Join Adam Sutherland as he chats to some of the festival’s artists in the intimate and stunning setting of the newly refurbished Mackintosh at the Willow Tea Rooms, for a recording of his podcast ‘Adam Sutherland’s Interesting People’. – info

Adam Sutherland’s Tunes n Tales – 24th January – Adam will entertain you with a 50/50 mix of tunes and tales with a selection of his own music and engaging stories of his life and work – info

John Somerville will be performing The Voyage of the Hector as part of Costal Connections  – info

Calum MacCrimmon will be performing as part of the GRIT Orchestra at the opening concert and on the 18th January, before a very special gig with Breabach on the 17th January celebrating 15 years since they won the Danny Kyle Award. There’ll be loads of special guests, and did you know there’s even a special 15yr old whisky to celebrate?! – info

Laura-Beth Salter will be performing with Kinnaris Quintet at the New Auditorium on the 31st Jan, and with The High Rolling Sessions at the Drygate on the 30th. The drygate will be LB’s 2nd home throughout the festival, while she programs bands for The Late Night Sessions!

There wil also be a host of workshops taking place.  Visit to find out more

Summer School 2019

School of Folk darker logoSchool of Folk are delighted to announce we will be running our first adult summer school from the 9th-11th July 2019. All of the workshops will be held in various venues around the West End of Glasgow.

The morning sessions will be a chance to swot up on technique and repertoire on your chosen instrument, and then you’ll get to put all of that to good use in our School of Folk Orchestra workshops in the afternoon.

There will be evening events on the 9th and 10th (sessions and a ceilidh/concert).

You can purchase you tickets for Summer School of Folk 2019 at

School of Folk Flyer plus tutors