Events

We are planning to hold various other socials throughout the semester to socialise outside of regular FolkSoc activities.

In 2022/23 we have enjoyed a board game night, ceilidhs and karaoke!

Let us know if you have an idea for something we could do together!

In 23/24, Folksoc turns 65! To celebrate, on the 10th of February, we’re holding workshops with three wonderful musicians – Michael Biggins, Siobhan Miller, and Tom Oakes – and are ending with a birthday ceilidh at the Counting House!

Còmhla le Chéile is an annual gathering of university folk societies from around Scotland and Ireland (usually in November). It’s a great weekend of meeting people from all the other folk societies, and is full of sessions and workshops. There’s even dinner and a ceilidh!

Each year, a different society gets to host the event.. and for Còmhla le Chéile 2024, it’s our turn! Keep an eye out for details.

We organise a weekend away during Semester 1 for spending time together and playing music.

Previous trips have included going to Ireland, Inverness, Callander, Anstruther, Nethy Bridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Grantully and Pitlochry.

Check out the photos in our Gallery to get a sense of what we get up to!

Every year before Semester 2 starts, we all head off on a weeklong trip for boardgames, walks, and most importantly tunes!!!

We often try to go to places with a local folk scene, so we can connect with other folk communities across the country. This has led to some great pub sessions, lots of local songs, and even on occasion some dancing…

Previous weeks away have been in Earby, Allendale, and many more!

Have a look at our Gallery to see photos from our most recent trip!

In May, FolkSoc makes an annual trip to the Orkney Folk Festival for gigs, sessions, dancing, and general folkery.

This year the Festival takes place from 23-26 May 2024. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on our plans for this year’s festival!