This week

Maurice Dickson & Catherine Ashcroft

The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street FK1 1NL
<p><strong>Barluath</strong>  Stunning set for our Tryst Concert <strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Session Night</strong>  Always welcoming<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barluath</strong>  Stunning set for our Tryst Concert <strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Session Night</strong>  Always welcoming<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes</strong> Performed for us last April at Falkirk Town Hall</p>
<p><strong>Archie Fisher</strong> Superb, as ever, at our Tryst Festival Concert<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes</strong> Performed for us last April at Falkirk Town Hall</p>
<p><strong>Archie Fisher</strong> Superb, as ever, at our Tryst Festival Concert<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Eilidh Grant</strong>  Fab night with Eilidh and her new line up</p>
<p><strong>O'Hooley & Tidow </strong> Memorable night with Belinda and Heidi</p> <p><strong>Eilidh Grant</strong>  Fab night with Eilidh and her new line up</p>
<p><strong>O'Hooley & Tidow </strong> Memorable night with Belinda and Heidi</p> <p><strong>Kelpies</strong>  Andy Scott's marvellous sculptures</p>
<p><strong>The Lazy Boys of Banknock  </strong>Mostly hermless</p> <p><strong>Kelpies</strong>  Andy Scott's marvellous sculptures</p>
<p><strong>The Lazy Boys of Banknock  </strong>Mostly hermless</p> <p><strong>Mairi Campbell  </strong>Captivating performance at Falkirk</p>
<p><strong>The Tonkerers</strong>  Celebrating the Steeple 200 Event</p> <p><strong>Mairi Campbell  </strong>Captivating performance at Falkirk</p>
<p><strong>The Tonkerers</strong>  Celebrating the Steeple 200 Event</p>

Other news

Seasoned Songwriters Add Flavour To The Pot

Local songwriters and CarronCast performers Willy Thomson and Andy McKean join Brian McNeil and a variety of immensely talented musicians from the Falkirk area.

A musical feast created and directed by acclaimed Falkirk musician Brian McNeill (The Battlefield Band) and performed by some of the most talented musicians and community groups from the area - Sylvia Barnes, Willy Thomson, Andy McKean, Sing Forth Community Choir, Falkirk Fiddle Workshop, Falkirk Traditional Music Project and the Falkirk school ensembles.

Includes performance of The Kelpies Suite and new music from David Scott's team at University of West of Scotland.

The Falkirk Music Pot is a Creative Place project commissioned by Falkirk Community Trust in partnership with Falkirk Council. Falkirk was the Winner of a Creative Place Award in 2014. The Awards are supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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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.

Special events

Trad Talk 2015 : Crossing Points

Saturday 28 March

£28.00

Representatives of Falkirk Folk Club will be at this year's event and look forward to meeting all those attending

Trad Talk is open to all and provides an excellent insight into the issues, projects and developments surrounding Scotland's folk and traditional scene

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As traditions and artforms in Scotland feed off each other, and communities engage with their local heritage, this development day provides the perfect annual occasion for debate, information, inspiration, grumbles, ideas, friendships and strengthening networks.

With so much in Scotland at "crossing points", what can bring focus and energy to help realise the traditional arts ambitions and "make a difference"?

Book the day to receive further programme information. Price includes lunch.

Read more about this event here.

30% off tickets to two concerts when you attend this development day.

A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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

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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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