Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante
Matt McGinn Night Linlithgow
Pete Seeger spoke of his fondness for Matt and each year has sent a communication, a letter, postcard, or in recent years, has e-mailed the organisers of the Linlithgow event
The words of support and, as he put it, to "KEEP MATT SINGING!" would be read out at the beginning of the concert
This year, the fabulously anarchic and popular event takes place on Saturday 8 March at the Linlithgow Academy Theatre
The Matt McGinn Night is a major fundraiser for the Linlithgow Folk Festival and all entertainers give their services free as a gesture of support.
Tickets, priced £10, can be obtained from:
Linlithgow Folk Festival Association on 01506 510132
via email at
the Black Bitch Tavern, Linlithgow
Norman Cummings Textiles, High Street, Linlithgow
Falkirk & The Homecoming
2014 represents a hugely significant year for Scotland with the topic of the nation's political future firmly in the global spotlight.
There's plenty to occupy us ahead of the momentous decision in the 18th September Referendum
This year marks Scotland's second Homecoming Year and, on the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the nation plays host to two of the world's great sporting events, The Ryder Cup and The Commonwealth Games.
All across the country there are celebrations and events to mark this historic year and, here in Falkirk, will also see the official opening of The John Muir Way and The Helix development with Andy Scott's Kelpies as it's stunning centrepiece and landmark
Falkirk Folk Club too, is keen to play it's part in this special year and is hosting a series of events between January and December to mark The Homecoming
We welcome back to Falkirk, some of the most acclaimed performers from the folk scene who have visited the club down the years
Along with the new and emerging talent, the tremendous participation of our local musicians and your company, we look forward to another highly exciting and successful year
3 May 1919- 27 January 2014The world says farewell to one of folk music's most inspirational, influential and legendary figures
Pete Seeger set the stage for a national, indeed, global folk revival introducing generations of Americans, and people from across the world, to take an interest in their folk music and heritage
In many ways he set the moral compass for folk musicians and songwriters who have followed and for many of those who perform today, challenging injustice and articulating protest in song
A truly great, formidable, compassionate and brave artist
"The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known." Pete Seeger
Article by Stuart Miller
The wonders of the Kist o Riches
A tremendous resource, the Kist o Riches website contains over 30,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information.
Great information, offers and lively discussion
An excellent site to visit, download music, keep up to date with the latest releases or join in the forum discussions. Click on the banner above to take you to the webpage
For information on traditional music projects, opportunities and performances happening throughout Scotland click on the banners belowScotland's traditional music network (Falkirk Folk Club-affiliated member)
You can now become a member of Falkirk Folk Club for just a Tenner!!
Yes, this year's membership has been set at the flat rate of a £10 for all and can be paid anytime now.
It's a great way to show support for the club and of course, there's the benefit of discounts for many of the club's events throughout the year too!
"We have enjoyed another tremendous year with top quality performances not only from high profile musicians but by the emerging talent and those being newly discovered on the scene" Stuart Miller, Club Organiser
"Over the past few years Falkirk Folk Club has grown thanks to the enthusiasm of club members, visiting artists, guests and the unparalleled support from the proprietor and staff of The Tolbooth Tavern. This base has allowed the club to become an active part of the community. Through 'Carron Cast', and developing links with the Falkirk Arts and Civic Council, Community Trust, Social Projects and local groups, the club is building a strong and fond reputation in the town with acknowledgement coming from the Scottish folk fraternity and Falkirk Council While maintaining the high standard of entertainment on Thursday nights, the social side is most worthwhile and important to our continuing success" Sam Hughes, Committee Member
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.
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