Eberhard "Paddy" Bort
Falkirk Folk Club members and friends were deeply saddened to hear news of the sudden and untimely death of Edinburgh Folk Club's chair, Paddy Bort
Scotland has lost an ispirational giant of the folk and traditional music movement
Walking into Edinburgh Folk Club or The Wee Folk Club at the Royal Oak, whether as performer or patron, would inevitably meet with his warm and enthusiatic welcome
His exhuberance, great passion, great knowledge and dedication encompassed him in his role as host to musicians and visitors from all parts of the world
And in Falkirk, we learned so much, having set the bar high, he influenced our work greatly, not only at our guest nights and events but also in our active role supporting traditonal music and cherishing the best aspects of our cultural heritage
Our thoughts are with all family and friends at this time
We will greatly miss him
We can shed tears that he is gone,
Or we can smile because he has lived
We can close our eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or we can open our eyes and see all that he has left.
2017 Memberships Available
Why not join and become a member of Falkirk Folk Club and enjoy the membership benefits of discounted tickets, workshop events and more
It costs £10 for the year and is a great way to show support for the club and it's work done to promote folk and traditional music throughout Falkirk and beyond
You can now donate to Falkirk Folk Club
As a not-for-profit organisation, the aim of Falkirk Folk Club is to promote and provide a platform for the live performance of Folk and Traditional Music and Song in the Falkirk area.
We would be delighted to have your support in helping to raise funds which will ensure that we can maintain the high quality, range and variety of events throughout the year encouraging participation at all levels.
With our members, friends and associates active across the community we will continue to raise the profile of Folk and Traditional Music and enable enjoyment of its’ rich heritage and tradition to Falkirk’s diversity of groups and ages.
We would be most grateful for any donation of any size that you can afford to make.Be it £1, £2, £5, €10 or $50, every pound. dollar or euro will be used to ensure that Folk & Traditional Music remains at the heart of Falkirk's cultural development.
To donate, simply click the button at the top of the page and you will be redirected to the PayPal website.
There’s no need to have a PayPal account to use this option.