About Edinburgh Folk Music Walking Tours
The tours are an exciting new experience for the visitor to Edinburgh who wants to learn about the history and culture of the city and combined with the musical heritage of Scottish traditional and other folk music.
"John is an excellent guide. He is erudite, polite , and knows how to adapt to the wishes of the tourists. It was an unforgettable trip. Thanks again! " Naresh, Ohio ***** 5 Stars
"We had a great couple of hours with John learning new facts about Edinburgh history then enjoying the variety of folk music played to us. I would definitely recommend this trip." Jo & group of 6, Newcastle ***** 5 Stars
"The tour is visually stunning, intellectually engaging, and 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. ***** 5 Stars
We lead you through some of the hidden and popular places in Edinburgh city centre and setting the historical and cultural background. We will find out about links to folk music and the characters of Edinburgh en route. You will be taken on a musical journey featuring 10 folk songs tunes from the rich treasure trove of Scottish traditional and other folk music.
About your tour guide
Your tour guide was born and bred in Edinburgh and went to school and university in the heart of the city centre. Playing guitar since age 12, he has been steeped in folk music and other genres for many years. His musical credentials have seen him described by The Living Tradition magazine as a 'master guitarist'. He is passionate about Edinburgh, its surrounding countryside and hills. He has climbed over 240 of the Scottish Munros - mountains over 3,000 feet !