Kelso Folk & Live Music Club meets at The Oak Room, Cross Keys Hotel session at The Kelso Folk & Live Music Club promotes music making in traditional and contemporary fashion, both in a cabaret-style setting and in the more informal environment of a Scottish pub session with open mic. All are welcome and the many regulars involved try to make visitors feel a part of the circle. The earlier evening acoustic meet is in The Oak Room at the Cross Keys Hotel, which fronts onto the town square. It is a cabaret-style evening held in a comfortable lounge, with food and drink available from the bar. It runs from 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm. This is a really relaxing place to hear a diversity of musicians and singers, and a great venue for performing.
The Cobbles Inn pub session runs from 10 pm, when you may find acoustic traditional music kicking things off. From 10.00pm you will find two or three singers who anchor the session. By 11pm we usually welcome musicians and singers from the Cross Keys and also from other Borders activities (Friday is a popular night). It’s not unusual for performers to arrive after midnight if they’ve been to gig first. The night ends by 1am.