This week

Session Night

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

May's Folk Flourish!

Falkirk Tryst Festival 12th - 21st May


Folk and Traditional music features throughout this year's Falkirk Tryst Festival with the folk club hosting and supporting a great range of events across the programme

Carron Cast present their new show Bairns, Boots & Bru in the beautifully atmospheric Faw Kirk whilst Joe Allison and his musical friends bring us Once Upon a Tryst and Fair at Chequers on Grahams Road

The excellent Barluath are at the FTH Studio for a Scots and Gaelic celebration "Failte!", a showcase event which also features the award winning Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir  and the Miller Academy of Irish Dance


There's music and events taking place in a great variety of venues across the town offering fantastic entertainment in some brilliantly intimate settings

You can catch the Lazy Boys Of Banknock at Coffee On Wooer, Tryst Unplugged at the Acoustic Cafe, Philadelphia singer Lizanne Knott at the Tolbooth Tavern and The Tonkerers in our Folk Finale at Sporsters

In addition there are live performances at the Bean Row Pottery and at the Falkirk Bandstand

And that just the folk & trad! 

The festival has a huge range of activies involving Falkirk's plethora of vibrant community groups offering music, blues, classical, indie, choral and more There's Storytelling, Dance, Theatre and Spoken Word, Literature, Drama and Magic!

And again, this year, there are some fabulous craft and health workshops

All kicks off with the opening Tryst Session Night on Thursday 11 May on the eve of the 10 day Festival

It's a great community led festival and we look forward to seeing you at one of the many events and activities

 

Checkout the brochure online at http://www.fdacc.org.uk

's math a rinn thu!

Huge well done to the Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir following a stunning 1st Place in the youth choirs competition at the Glasgow Music Festival

We look forward to their performance at this year's Tryst Festival and Stirling Mod

Special events

Jim Leishman

Members of Falkirk Folk Club were very saddened to hear news of friend and musician Jim Leishman who passed away on Monday 24 April

Jim was a regular contributor, member and great supporter of the club and for many years served as one of it's accounts auditors

The club welcomed his vast wealth of local knowledge and history which Jim put to excellent use creating his own songs about the town and it's bairns

On club session nights he brought great enjoyment with his trademark medleys on box or harmonicas often with a mix of Scots, Irish or American folk tunes and would soon have the whole room joining in with their instruments and voices or tapping their feet

Jim would always be very supportive of others who braved to write and perform their own songs, always there with a gentle word of compliment and encouragement, a small, supportive act hugely appreciated by club's songwriters

We remember him with great fondness and send our best thoughts and condolences to all Jim's family

The funeral service for Jim will take place 10am at Falkirk Trinity Church on Monday 15 May


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.

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