The Morgan Lee Band
Folk to the fore in Falkirk
Two fabulous 'sell-out' concerts with five excellent acts brought folk and traditional music into this year's Tryst Festival with remarkable style
The Tolbooth Tavern was the venue for a fantastically intimate gig with Barbara Dymock and Chris Marra. With support by Pauline Alexander, it was captivating entertainment from start to finish
Friday nights Hoolie gave local folk musicians the opportunity to play for the enthusiastic regulars and visitors to the Tolbooth Tavern bar, which they did so with aplomb
The children had a great time at the Music and Dance Workshop experimenting with Scotland's traditional instruments and creating their own Scottish dance routine
Brian McNeill lead an afternoon Fiddle Workshop before taking part in our full house Folk at the Tryst concert at The Town Hall Studio along with the wonderful Barluath and CarronCast
Our sincere thanks go to all our musicians taking part this year, to all the organising team and to everyone for the tremendous support for all of this year's events
In recent weeks
'simmertime,sausage rolls an' wine'.....Andy strummin...........fiddler banjoed..
spitfire memorial unveiled Grangemouth...Tryst Coo....ready for the street parade
2013 Falkirk Council Sports & Arts Awards
Representatives of Falkirk Folk Club were delighted to receive an award, on it's behalf, at this years Falkirk Council Sports and Arts Awards ceremony which took place at the Town Hall.
Club Treasurer Jean Harris and Organiser Stuart Miller joined individuals and groups from throughout the district whose achievements last year in the fields of sport, the arts, music and literature were given recognition by the council.
The presentation of the award was made by Provost Pat Reid in veiw of the club's "achievements in the field of Folk Music which are considered to be of great merit and which have brought recognition to the Falkirk area"
Thanks to all at the club for the continued and excellent support which has resulted in this award being given.
Membership for 2012/2013
Falkirk Folk Club is enjoying a record year for membership with the introduction of great discounts on events and seeing the continued quality and range of musicians appearing at the club's terrificly intimate and atmospheric venue at The Tolbooth Tavern.
We have so many activities happening throughout the year with guest artists visiting from around the world, there's never been a better time to join us and to help us support Folk and Traditional music in Falkirk
Alongside some wonderful and creative local talent, we'll host an excellent variety of concerts, workshops, session nights, competitions and special events. There are superb opportunities too for local musicians to learn, play and perform at the club venue and to take part in Falkirk's Annual Tryst Festival events, main concert and other exciting and innovative projects.
Annual Membership ( Sept 2012 to Sept 2013) is £15 / £10 concessions
Falkirk Folk Club is proud to support and is an affiliate member of the following organisations
Work well under way on The HelixThe landscape around the Grangemouth Canal Basin and Carron Lock is changing rapidly as work on The Helix Project continues. For more details on the project click on the Helix box below.
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.
Trip to Germany
Local Folksters head for Hamburg
Several of our friends are heading off to Germany for a week of gigs and activities in the Odenwald and Hamburg areas. Hope you all have a great time!
Falkirk is twinned with the Odenwald region of Germany and Creteil in France
The club has welcomed visitors from both areas and has seen many of it's members and musicians participate in events organised in Germany, France and Scotland. (click on the images below for more information and news on Falkirk's Twinning Association)
The morning after the gig in Beerfelden and Charlie, Stuart & Sam find a more lively prospect for the band
Below, The Tonkerers in photogenic form....crucially, before the bar opens!
Click on photo for Alex Burt's video "Our Town"
Making the German papers,.... " is that the court round-up?"
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.
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