Message from Simon Thoumire
It’s that time again! We are looking to hear your nominations for the 2014 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards!
Please tell us who you think should be nominated in the Trad Awards. You can nominate your favourite acts and organisations until Friday 17th October. We will then collate these nominations, take them to our Trad Awards panel who will agree on 4 nominations per category and the vote will go live on 10th November. Nominate here. http://projects.scottishcultureonline.com/scotstra dmusicawards/nominate-your-favourite-scottish-musi c-act-in-the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards/
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.
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.
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!!
**Top Night at Torphichen
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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