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Edinburgh Scottish Folk Music & History Guided Walking tour

Edinburgh Folk Music Guided Walking Tour

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Newly launched, this unique city walking tour finishes off in a venue to hear live Scottish traditional folk music from your guide! A recent 5 star review: “Visually stunning, intellectually engaging, & a pleasure all around. It really colored our experience with a warm and unforgettable memory. Exceptional to any tour I’ve been on prior.” Keith, USA.Experience the history and culture of Edinburgh combined with the musical heritage of Scottish music. Enjoy songs made well known by Robert Burns, Runrig, Bob Dylan & others.”Excellent guide & unforgettable.” Naresh, Ohio. 5 stars. ​The first part of the tour leads you through the historic city centre learning about history, culture & links to folk music. The 2nd half sees us visit either St Cecilia’s Concert Hall & Music Museum or a private room in the legendary Waverley Bar and taken on a musical journey. Tour guide John was born in Edinburgh and has been described by Living Tradition Magazine as a ‘master guitarist’.

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Stop At: St Cecilia's Hall & Music Museum, 50 Niddry Street Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 1LG Scotland

Waverley Bar ( on St Mary's Street) -

Depending on the actual day of the tour, we will spend the second half of the tour in this historic folk music venue and in a private room upstairs in the Waverley Bar. This is the part of the tour where you will hear songs and instrumentals from Scottish traditional folk music. There will be lots of opportunities for questions and relaxation. For this venue only, there will be a complimentary free drink such as a half pint of beer, small glass of wine, soft drink or coffee. The Waverley Bar is one of Edinburgh's folk music institutions and one of the venues at the forefront of the folk music revival in the 1960s. It developed a must visit reputation as a folk venue, playing host to a diverse range of acts such as Billy Connolly, Bert Jansch, Incredible String Band, The Clancy Brothers, The Corries and The Dubliners. It now holds regular folk music events.

St Cecelia's Hall and Music Museum

Depending on the actual day of the tour, we will spend the second half of the tour in this historic venue and in the actual Hall itself. This is the part of the tour where you will hear songs and instrumentals from Scottish traditional folk music. There will be lots of opportunities for questions and relaxation.

St Cecilia’s Hall and Music Museum is Scotland's oldest purpose-built concert hall built in 1763. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott were regular visitor to concerts here. The Music Museum displays a world class collection of over 400 musical instruments from across the globe including a rare 19th century Martin guitar and a special exhibition of bagpipes. This Georgian venue is a real hidden gem

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Bobby, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE Scotland

We will very briefly stop at the famous site.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

We will briefly visit this historic kirkyard.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Edinburgh Old Town, Old town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

We will visit a number of historic sites in this area, including hidden closes associated with Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Patrick Geddes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Riddle's Court, Riddles Court 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG Scotland

A quick look at this stunning/ historic courtyard.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Entry into either a private room in the Waverley Bar or St Cecilia's Hall/ Music Museum.
  • Tours guaranteed to go ahead regardless of size of booking.
  • Maximum size of tour is 10 people to ensure an intimate and quality experience.
  • Alcoholic Beverages - For the Waverely Bar tour there will be a small complimentary drink - whisky, half pint beer, small wine, soft drink etc.
  • Entry/Admission - St Cecilia's Hall & Music Museum

Departure Point
1846 Mound Pl, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, UK

Departure Time
10:30 AM

2 hours

Return Details
1: St. Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh, 50 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
2: The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary's St, Edinburgh EH1 1TA, UK

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