What's On

Thursday 01 June 2017 at 8pm

Session Night

We jump into June with another fun night of music and song

All welcome to join in 

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Hooray For Hollyrood!

Free

Thursday 08 June 2017 at 8pm

The Quiggs

“The Quiggs” is a husband and wife duo that has emerged on to the
Scottish folk scene. Stephen Quigg is a long established folksinger and
former member of the legendary band “The McCalmans” and Pernille
Quigg, originally from Denmark, is a folksinger and songwriter.
Together they comprise “The Quiggs”. Stephen and Pernille share a
common feeling for the tradition of folksong and both know a good song
when they hear it. They have toured together in Denmark, Germany and The
Netherlands with great success. The combination of songs performed
together in close harmony and a few songs sung solo interspersed with a
bit of humour has received much praise from the audiences and
organisers. A concert with The Quiggs is a chance to hear folksong in
its simple, yet highly expressive form, including beautiful harmonies
and songs that seek the audience's participation. The duo has released
the album "River of Time", which received fine reviews and airplay on
several programmes in BBC.

More information at http://www.stephenquigg.com/

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£7 / £5 members

Thursday 22 June 2017 at 8pm

Sally Simpson & Catriona Hawksworth

Tonight we welcome Sally Simpson and Catriona Hawksworth who form a striking and dynamic fiddle and piano duo playing repertoire from the Scottish traditions alongside new compositions. Their music is primarily influenced by Scottish music whilst also incorporating elements of traditions from further afield. Their sound is intimate and personal, focusing on the link between the two musicians, making full use of dynamics and textures, whilst respecting the traditions from which their music is taken. Sally and Catriona have played together for many years having coincidently followed similar musical paths. Both musicians began playing at a young age, learning classical as well as folk and traditional music. They then developed their playing at the RSAMD Junior Academy, followed by some time studying at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton. Sally then went on to study Scottish Traditional Music at RCS, graduating with a 1st Class Honours Degree. Catriona is currently studying Folk and Traditional Music at Newcastle University. Both spent a year abroad in Sweden through the Erasmus programmes at their respective universities, which gives their music a unique edge. Having performed together at a young age, winning the Orkney Folk Festival Open Stage in 2012, they are now returning to their duo format, and will soon record an album to be released in summer 2017.

Artist website: http://sallysimpsonmusic.co.uk/sally-and-catriona/ and you can listen at https://soundcloud.com/catriona-hawksworth-1/sets/sally-and-catriona

We can also look forward to original songs and fantastic harmonies from the visiting floorspot we have lined up for this show in the shape of Friction Farm comprising guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay from South Carolina. Their album Every Mile Is A Memory, earned the duo a spot as Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists in 2011. They combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. More information at http://www.frictionfarm.com/index.html

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£7 / £5 members

Thursday 06 July 2017 at 8pm

Ella Munro

Ella Munro is a young folk singer hailing from the Isle of Skye, on the west coast of Scotland. After studying for five years at the prestigious national centre of excellence in traditional music in Plockton she then went on to gain a place studying scots song at the Royal conservatoire of Scotland under the outstanding tutoring of Fiona Hunter and Rod Paterson.

During her time in Glasgow she has performed supporting well known acts such as the Paul McKenna Band, Archie Fisher, Blue Rose Code and many more. Ella has also performed at many high profile venues such as Eden Court, Edinburgh folk club, the Star folk club and others. She also frequently performs at local folk clubs in Glasgow and further afield and is indeed becoming a regular on the folk club circuit with performances at The Wee Folk Club, the Sutherland Sessions, Leith Folk Club, Stonehaven Folk Club and others. Ella’s passion for both traditional and contemporary music can be seen in her varied repertoire of scots songs by the likes of Dick Gaughan and Angus MacNaughton (to name but a few) to her self-penned songs, rapidly gaining awareness in the folk scene.

£7 / £5 members

Friday 21 July 2017 at 7pm

Auld Hat - New Heids at the Faw Kirk

A special 'out-of-house' event being held in the atmospheric sanctuary at Falkirk's Trinity Church.

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A licensed bar will be available in the Trinity Church Hall from 6.45pm

An introduction to tonight's special event from Fraser Bruce:

"In early 2016 our show/band/showband, "Auld Hat - New Heids" was but a twinkle in its daddy's eye. Many people were mourning the passing of the 'fun' days of the Scottish Folk Scene of the 1960's/70's, when practically every town of any size had a thriving folk club packed with people laughing, having fun and singing along to the chorus songs popular at the time.

Personally, I love nothing better than sitting in a crowd, singing their hearts out. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to try and recreate those days but in theatre/ festival venues and involving top quality musicians familiar and equal to the high standard of younger musicians currently on the 'scene'.

Our show brings back many of the old favourites.

Songs, not forgotten but these days rarely aired are delivered with the cheeky but passionate ways of my little brother and me (Fraser & Ian Bruce).

Our virtuosos  Pete Clark (fiddle) and Gregor Lowrey (accordion) are simply stunning instrumentalists......and singers!!!

And all this to a slideshow backdrop of some of the characters dead and alive who drove the Scottish Folk scene in the second half of the twentieth century.

So. One year on, February 2017, we have already played many of the major Scottish theatres. Return visits are already in the diary and following a particularly successful Celtic Connections concert on 29th January 2017, many more prestigious venues have been in touch.

We're ecstatic at the response. Thank you everyone."​

Fraser Bruce

£12