What's On

Thursday 20 September 2018 at 8pm

September Session Night

Join us for a night of music and song in the wee room at the top of the stairs. Bring your instruments and voices or simply sit back and listen and join in the craic.

Free

Thursday 27 September 2018 at 8pm

Bob Hall & Hilary Blythe

Falkirk Folk Club are delighted to welcome Bob Hall and Hilary Blythe. A dynamic duo performing an eclectic mix of roots music, boogie, blues, jazz, folk and original songs on piano, bass, guitar and mandolin.

Building on Bob’s long career as an internationally acclaimed blues and boogie pianist and Hilary’s experience as a world traveller and folk artist, Bob Hall & Hilary Blythe have created a unique entertainment combining elements of roots music from many sources.
A multi-award winner, Bob is best known for his piano accompaniments to nearly all of the legendary American bluesmen of his generation, and his work with many British rock idols. On linking up with Hilary his tastes broadened to include old time folk music: his interest in the genre and wry humour now permeate their repertoire. As a song-writer, the flavour of traditional blues and country music can be heard in his many original compositions. His quirky mandolin playing has been honed in recent years by participating in regular string band jam sessions in Florida.
Hilary began as a singer of British songs and has taken her talents round the world, including a spell in Hong Kong where she was a founder member of the Honk Kong Folk Society. Widely travelled in the USA, Hilary has visited many regions well off the tourist tracks and has acquired a considerable body of traditional and early American songs to accompany her British roots. Accomplished on both guitar and bass, Hilary possesses an extraordinary voice which can be both impassioned and charming.
Together Bob and Hilary have gathered a range of songs that defy categorization, but have a firm grounding in the very best of American and British roots music.

Book your seat by contacting or by text 07766 205 397

£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 04 October 2018 at 8pm

Hannah Rarity

Falkirk Folk Club are excited to announce an extra special show forming part of Falkirk Storytelling Festival 2018.

Hannah Rarity’s sublime voice imbues the music she performs with a depth of emotion that is inimitable. It’s this ability that has seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers. Winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, her status as a rising talent has been further consolidated by her Scots Singer of the Year nomination at the 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards and feature as ‘One to Watch in 2018’ in The Scotsman.

Falkirk Folk Club is delighted to welcome Hannah and her band to the intimate surroundings of our regular venue upstairs at the Tolbooth Tavern.

Please note that this is a first floor venue with stair only access and due to licensing restrictions we are unable to allow access to persons under 18 years.

Tickets can be purchased from Falkirk Folk Club. Limited ticket allocations are also available for sale from the Howgate Centre and from eventbrite by following the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hannah-rarity-tickets-48892388450

£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 31 January 2019 at 8pm

The Local Honeys

All the way from Kentucky and visiting Falkirk Folk Club for the first time we are excited to welcome The Local Honeys as our 'first foot' act for 2019.

From the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and the foothills of the Appalachians, Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley are two exceptionally talented young women who will be bringing the folk music of Kentucky to the 'wee room'.  Having been the first women to graduate their state university’s degree programme in Traditional ‘Hillbilly’ Music, The Local Honeys have gone on to win various songwriting accolades, among them the ‘Chris Austin Songwriting Award’ from MerleFest. Their debut album ‘Little Girls Actin’ Like Men’ includes both traditional and original songs and showcases the Honeys ability to tear into hard-driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound and tell a damn good story.

£7 (£5 members)