The Dreaded Lurgi
Falkirk Folk Club's Summer Programme continues to bring delight, surprise, light and joy, and in the abscence of sunshine, occasional brilliance, to the packed audiences at the Tolbooth Tavern
Our Summer Sessions have continued where they left off last year seeing an unprecedented response as have our two special special concerts first with The Young'uns and then The Feis Fhoirt Celidh Trail with Scott Gardiner & Johnny Kemp, both selling out with remarkable speed
The session nights have again enjoyed the company of people from far and wide on their visit to the area and they have delighted in taking part in the music having travelled from England, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, Linlithgow and Australia!
We look forward to meeting more over the course of the summer
Once in every lifetime.....Comes a 'gig' like this!
Radio 2 Folk Award Winners The Young'uns are on their way to Falkirk Folk Club for a special Summer Concert at the Tolbooth Tavern
Taking place on Wednesday 8 July, it's a fantastic opportunity to catch these rising stars of folk in the club's intimate and atmospheric venue
Here's just some of the quotes and accolades
“Magnificent…destined to become hailed national treasures before too long” ***** Maverick
“….a superb live act….beguiling audiences with irrepressible humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality” Colin Irwin
“Great singers and very very funny ” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“Powerful songwriting” The Guardian
“This irrepressible Teesside trio have, through their gritty and no-nonsense stance and entertaining, in-yer-face stage presence, fast become a must-see-must-book act at folk venues the UK over.” fRoots
“Folk music phenomenon” FATEA
Tickets are £10 and can be booked by contacting
From the Carron to the Rhine
Our fellow folksters swap Bainsford for the Bavarian experience, heading off to the towns tinned region , the Odenwald in Germany for a short tour and summer festival
The Tonkerers team up again with the fabulous Aaron Jones who played at Falkirk Folk club along with Siobhan Miller at the begimming of June
Aaron is with his band the Old Blind Dogs this time, headlining the festival event
We look forward to their return and hope they have a great time!
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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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.
Many thanks to all who donated to our fabulous Tryst Raffle and to the management & staff at the Deanston Distillery for their kind support in aid of Falkirk Folk Club with our star prize of a 12 Year Old Deanston Malt Whisky complete with a Classic Tour of the Distillery
Here's a bit about the Deanston, a fabulous place to visit and sample, and was featured in the film The Angel's Share
Located 8 miles from Stirling and just 45min from Edinburgh and Glasgow, Deanston Distillery sits by the River Teith at the entrance to the dramatic Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Having been a cotton mill for 180 years, Deanston was transformed into a distillery in the 1960's and has been distilling whisky using traditional methods ever since
The distillery's Coffee Bothy offers a wide selection of food. Daily specials, light lunches and soups are freshly made every day with speciality coffees and teas, cakes and scones
The beautful copper stills at Deanston
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.
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