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The Royal Oak is a real Scottish pub that has made its name as a live music venue. Steeped in history and atmosphere it is only a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile. With a fine tradition of musical entertainment every single night of the week you can hear mainly folk songs with a mix of other acoustic styles. The Royal Oak not only gives visitors the chance to hear some great tunes, but it also acts as a focal point for many of Edinburgh’s traditional musicians.

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Festival Folk At The Oak

1-31 Aug   8:30pm  £6

Edinburgh's famous Folk Living Room presents 31 nights of acoustic traditional

and folk music in a welcoming, intimate

setting, each night featuring a different

singer, musician or group.

Early booking recommended.

Folk, Acoustic (click here for listings)


We open from:

11:30am Mon-Sat

12:30pm Sun

OPEN ‘TILL 4am in Aug.

Free Live Folk Music

1-8, 10-25 Aug  5pm     £9 (£7)

A chance to see award-winning songwriter

and leading fingerstyle guitarist in one of Scotland's most intimate music venues.

An Intense  performer and incredibly talented musician, his beautifully crafted folk-tinged songs will  transport you on a uniquely Scottish  journey.   Folk, Acoustic

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Aug 4-9,11-16,18-23   12:00  (2h)



7 days a week in the Bar       Also daily concerts in the Lounge

Simon Kempston

 2-8, 10-25 Aug     5pm     £9 (£7)

These two accomplished singer/songwriters return after last years’ four star sell-out Fringe debut with a showcase of original and traditional Celtic music. Songs of love, politics, pandas and trams... ‘Nicholson's songs are funny, often with a political edge or element of social commentary ... both are very talented men’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Rock solid quality songwriting’ (Leith Festival). ‘Pete Seeger has sadly passed, but now we have Kevin Gore’ (Leith Folk Club). ‘Quality voice’ (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘The same world Robert Burns so divisively captured in the minds of common folk’ (Volition Scotland).

Bobby Nicholson & Kevin Gore