St George's Day Open Stage - Live at the Tolbooth
Malinky and Rose Room set for Tryst!
One of Scotland's finest singing groups MALINKY are to join the line up alongside CARRONCAST for our 2015 Folk at the Tryst Concert next month
It promises to be another stunning night of top quality music at the Falkirk Town Hall Studio
Also in this year's programme we are delighted to be welcoming Scotland's leading Gypsy Jazz ensemble ROSE ROOM for what will be another incredible night at the Tolbooth Tavern
We'll keep you posted with full details of this and all our Tryst festival Events
Sadly David Francey has had to postpone his tour plans for this year and won't appear at this year's Tryst Concert as had been previously advertised
Trad Talk 2015 : Crossing Points
Saturday 28 March
Representatives of Falkirk Folk Club will be at this year's event and look forward to meeting all those attending
Trad Talk is open to all and provides an excellent insight into the issues, projects and developments surrounding Scotland's folk and traditional scene
As traditions and artforms in Scotland feed off each other, and communities engage with their local heritage, this development day provides the perfect annual occasion for debate, information, inspiration, grumbles, ideas, friendships and strengthening networks.
With so much in Scotland at "crossing points", what can bring focus and energy to help realise the traditional arts ambitions and "make a difference"?
Book the day to receive further programme information. Price includes lunch.
Read more about this event here.
30% off tickets to two concerts when you attend this development day.
A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.
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.
John Muir Way Session with CarronCast
CORBIE INN, CORBIEHALL, BO'NESS,
SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2015 (8PM TO MIDNIGHT)
Following last year's highly enjoyable event, Falkirk Folk Club are delighted to return to the Corbie Inn at Bo'ness to host a music session celebrating the first anniversary of the John Muir Way.
CarronCast will lead the musical entertainment in the bar of this multiple award winning establishment. The latest awards won by the Corbie Inn include the Best Bar None Heart of the Community Award 2015 and the 2015 CAMRA Forth Valley Pub of the Year. Gail and her team provide first class hospitality at the Inn which is well worth a visit, and a particular treat for the real ale lovers amongst you.
Whether you are coming along to join in the music making or simply to listen and join in the craic, it promises to be a another highly entertaining night.
The event is also a featured event in the year's Falkirk Nature-Fest programme. Further details available at http://www.nature-fest.co.uk
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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