Pulse -ating starter in run up to festival!
Another excellent line up of acts for this year's Homecoming programme
Our Spring & Tryst Events are off to a healthy flyer with The Chickpeas, an extraordinary 5-piece band from Scotland's second centre of civilisation
The great music continues with visits by Jim Malcolm, Flossie, Archie Fisher, CarronCast and Barluath
There's also plentiful opportunity for participation with the John Muir Way Session Trail inviting musicians, and all, to a series of venues across the district to join in and enjoy the music
Keep an eye on the website for full details on all that's happening or get in touch at
(The Chickpeas are fom Glasgow!.............1st?..Falkirk surely,.. naw?)
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.
Great information, offers and lively discussion
An excellent site to visit, download music, keep up to date with the latest releases or join in the forum discussions. Click on the banner above to take you to the webpage
For information on traditional music projects, opportunities and performances happening throughout Scotland click on the banners belowScotland's traditional music network (Falkirk Folk Club-affiliated member)
Come and join the Session Trail!
To mark the opening of The John Muir Way, Falkirk Folk Club is hosting a series of acoustic sessions and events in a variety of venues across the districtAll are welcome along and to join in or just sit back and enjoy the music
The first event on the trail is on Easter Monday (21st April) at THE CORBIE INN at Bo'ness. The Lazy Boys of Banknock along with members of CarronCast will provide the music welcoming contributions from the floor. Following on from the torchlight procession through the town the event is FREE and the music begins at 9pm. Fantastic selection of real ales too!
On Sunday 27 April we reach the MUIRAVONSIDE COUNTRY PARK CAFE from 1pm-2.30pm. Drop in for a coffee or snack, enjoy and feel welcome to take part in the music
THE QUOIT BAR, Main Street , Redding is the cosy setting for an acoustic session night from 8pm onwards on Friday 2 May. An excellent venue whose regulars have a reputation for providing great music
THE TOLBOOTH TAVERN is our next stop coinciding with Falkirk's Tryst Festival. Bring along your voices and instruments on Friday 16 May for another lively session in the bar
The trail continues with further sessions planned and on Saturday 14 June we have two special events at Falkirk Town Hall when JIMMIE McGREGOR presents FROM DUNBAR TO YOSEMITE-THE JOHN MUIR WAY - 2.30PM : £10/£8.50
THE LAZY BOYS OF BANKNOCK bring their dynamic and colourful repertoire and apparel to the Town Hall on the night of Saturday 14 June at 8pm : £6
You can now become a member of Falkirk Folk Club for just a Tenner!!
Yes, this year's 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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