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Thursday 23 November 2017 at 8pm

The Lasses

Reserve seats by email at for the first visit to Falkirk Folk Club by this fabulous duo.

The Lasses have been playing together since 2012, when they met at a folk song session in Amsterdam. Sophie learned to sing traditional songs at The Royal Oak in Edinburgh, so she was well versed in Scottish folk, while Margot learned the American repertoire of traditionals from years of busking all over Europe. At that first meeting the women noticed how well their voices blend together and how much both love to sing songs with a good story, no matter if they are from the Appalachian hills, from English moors or Scottish highlands. After that first meeting things quickly went out of hand: The Lasses were invited by Luka Bloom to play in Ireland, toured the US twice with Portland-fiddler and songstress Kathryn Claire and recorded two albums with a third one on the way. 

fRoots wrote about their second album: “Clear-sighted treatments of songs from the US, Ireland, Scotland and England showing their understanding and love of storytelling in a song. A grower, and rather recommendable” 

£7 / £5 members

Thursday 30 November 2017 at 8pm

St Andrews Session Night

Likely to be a healthy contingent of Scottish songs going round the room this evening and some fabulously themed prizes in our St Andrews Raffle

A great night of songs and tunes no matter where they originate from and all welcome to join our National Day celebratory session night

Free

Thursday 07 December 2017 at 8pm

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra

Jez Hellard is a singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and simply stunning harmonica player. His band, The Djukella Orchestra, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and even reggae. Featuring one of the most captivating double-bassists you're likely to see and some of the finest instrumentalists on the UK scene, their blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire of powerful songs never fails to turn heads. Since hitting the road full time in 2005, Jez has played well over a thousand gigs; from the Glastonbury Festival to the Kispiox Valley, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Iberian Peninsular, gaining fans far and wide.

“Ridiculously enjoyable… an unequivocal thumbs up.” Folk Radio UK
“Beautifully crafted and stunningly delivered… a staggering jigsaw of musical invention and a sonorous voice that drags you into every song.” Folking.com
http://www.jezhellard.com

The word Djukella is a common insult in the Balkans, meaning mongrel, and goes some way to describe the mixed provenance both of the music and the musicians themselves.

Nye Parsons is a virtuoso double-bassist with a lyrical style which'll have you craning your neck for a better view. He's played with countless bands over a 30 year career and has worked with Jez since 2006.

Fiddlers James Patrick Gavin & Julie Rands-Allen from England, Alastair Caplin from the Isle of Lewis, Zoe Moffat and Cam Neufeld from Canada and Polish Maestro Piotr Jordan provide the top end, sometimes one at a time, sometimes two, depending on logistics. Dominic Henderson, on Uilleann Pipes and Whistles and Tommie Black-Roff on Accordion (James' band-mates in cutting-edge London folk trio, TEYR) complete the orchestra when budgets allow, creating oceanic depths of sound.

£7 (£5 members)