10th Anniversay Songwriting Competition 2014
Our 10th Anniversary Songwriting Competition
We greatly look forward to this year's event which takes place on Saturday 22 November in the St. Francis Xavier Hall
It's a fun night for participant and for the enthusiastic audience too, who get to play their part in this year's '2014 Audience Award'
Being a special anniversary year for the competition, we have increased the prize money and the number of awards
As always, there will be three highly respected and independent judges
This year's prizes are as follows
Door Entry is only £5 and you are encouraged to bring along your own refreshment. (There will be tea and coffee available)
For rules and how to enter click on the link here and good luck!!
Falkirk & The Homecoming
2014 represents a hugely significant year for Scotland with the topic of the nation's political future firmly in the global spotlight.
There's plenty to occupy us ahead of the momentous decision in the 18th September Referendum
This year marks Scotland's second Homecoming Year and, on the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the nation plays host to two of the world's great sporting events, The Ryder Cup and The Commonwealth Games.
All across the country there are celebrations and events to mark this historic year and, here in Falkirk, will also see the official opening of The John Muir Way and The Helix development with Andy Scott's Kelpies as it's stunning centrepiece and landmark
Falkirk Folk Club too, is keen to play it's part in this special year and is hosting a series of events between January and December to mark The Homecoming
We welcome back to Falkirk, some of the most acclaimed performers from the folk scene who have visited the club down the years
Along with the new and emerging talent, the tremendous participation of our local musicians and your company, we look forward to another highly exciting and successful year
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.
Sarah on Tour
Described as "having echoes of Joni Mitchell" and "a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey" , Sarah is once again on an exhaustive touring schedule. Those who saw her at Falkirk last year have the chance to catch her again on Sunday 22 November at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston
This concert will feature a selection of new tracks from Sarah's forthcoming album and favourites from her previous releases.
Tickets are available now from the following link Sarah McQuaid/Tickets
Vote Now Open!
MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014
Voting in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards is now open!
Congratulations to all the nominated acts and organisations for this year's awards
Among them are those who have performed at Falkirk Folk Club and some great talents who will visit us in 2015
You can vote using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/scotstradmusicawards. Voting ends on Friday 28th November.
Acts appearing at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014 include
Ceòl nam Fèis
St Roch’s Senior Ceili Band
Steele the Show
The ceremony and gala concert is on the 13th December in Inverness Leisure start time 7pm. Tickets will be available for sale on the 8th October from the Eden Court Theatre.
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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