Wonderful Winter Warmers!
Another superb gathering of artists are lined up to take us through these early days of 2015
Award winning musicians, some making their debut appearances at the club, are joined in this programme by a wealth of exciting and greatly experienced performers from Scotland's thriving folk scene and beyond
We look forward to meeting them all in the coming weeks and also to hear our own fabulous local musicians at the many events here at the Tolbooth Tavern
Full details on our What's On page
Andy Scoops the Double!
With the club's Annual Songwriting Competition reaching it's tenth year no-one had ever managed to repeat the success of winning the coveted trophy and top prize
However, this year, again to a packed hall and in a fabulous atmosphere, Andy McKean brought another excellent song to the table to win over, not only the judges, but also to secure the "audience vote" too
We thank our independent panel of judges once again for their professionalism and support in adjudicating. They had an un-envious task in selecting from such a high standard of songwriting with a brilliant and highly entertaining mix of styles which all made for a fantastic night at the St Francis Xavier Hall
All sixteen entrants deserve the highest praise for their contribution to the contest and many thanks also go to Robert McElroy as host & competition organiser
Here is the final result
1st Fantasies & Lies Andy McKean
2nd Hey! Lets Go To Falkirk Pauline Vallance
3rd An Englishman Lost In Scotland Mark Malarkey
4th The Road To Kingdom Come David Byrne
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.
Glasgow's January Gems
Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From 15 January – 1 February 2015, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.
Falkirk's Karine Polwarth appears at this year's festival on 27th January in the Mitchell Library
The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.
click on the logo for full details
Join the Club!
You can become a member of Falkirk Folk Club for just a Tenner!!
Yes, this year's 2014/2015 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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