This week

Autumn Sessions

The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street FK1 1NL
<p><strong>Barluath</strong>  Stunning set for our Tryst Concert <strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Session Night</strong>  Always welcoming<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barluath</strong>  Stunning set for our Tryst Concert <strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Session Night</strong>  Always welcoming<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes</strong> Performed for us last April at Falkirk Town Hall</p>
<p><strong>Archie Fisher</strong> Superb, as ever, at our Tryst Festival Concert<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes</strong> Performed for us last April at Falkirk Town Hall</p>
<p><strong>Archie Fisher</strong> Superb, as ever, at our Tryst Festival Concert<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Eilidh Grant</strong>  Fab night with Eilidh and her new line up</p>
<p><strong>O'Hooley & Tidow </strong> Memorable night with Belinda and Heidi</p> <p><strong>Eilidh Grant</strong>  Fab night with Eilidh and her new line up</p>
<p><strong>O'Hooley & Tidow </strong> Memorable night with Belinda and Heidi</p> <p><strong>Kelpies</strong>  Andy Scott's marvellous sculptures</p>
<p><strong>The Lazy Boys of Banknock  </strong>Mostly hermless</p> <p><strong>Kelpies</strong>  Andy Scott's marvellous sculptures</p>
<p><strong>The Lazy Boys of Banknock  </strong>Mostly hermless</p> <p><strong>Mairi Campbell  </strong>Captivating performance at Falkirk</p>
<p><strong>The Tonkerers</strong>  Celebrating the Steeple 200 Event</p> <p><strong>Mairi Campbell  </strong>Captivating performance at Falkirk</p>
<p><strong>The Tonkerers</strong>  Celebrating the Steeple 200 Event</p>

Other news

Songwriting Competition Results

panel and winners

Pictured above (left to right}: Scott Snaddon (2nd Prize), Josie Duncan (judge), Angie Wright (1st Prize), Fiona MacDonald (judge) and John McNally MP (judge)

Congratulations to the winners of Falkirk Folk Club's 14th Annual Songwriting Competition, held on Saturday 20 October 2018.

A huge thank you to everyone who entered a song and to all who came along and supported the event! As always it proved a great night with a wide variety of high quality entries.

Particular thanks to this year's judging panel members Josie Duncan, Fiona MacDonald and John McNally MP who had to undertake the difficult task of choosing the winning entries which were as follows:

First Place - Angela Wright - "Facebook"

Second Place - Scott Snaddon - "Face o' this Toon" 

Third Place - Murdoch Kennedy - "Shug the Spider"

The judging panel also gave special mentions to David Mullen for "It Doesn't Seem Fair" and Magnus Fernandes for "God Is My Rock 'n' Roll"

... and of course the competition would not be complete without the Audience Nomination for best song which went to:

Magnus Fernandes for "God is My Rock 'n' Roll"

Associated Organisations

Falkirk Folk Club is a member of the Traditional Music and Song Association, The Traditional Music Forum and Falkirk District Arts & Civic Council

Special events

Around Town and more....

Chords & Coffee  The Acoustic Cafe
Regular round robin and jam acoustic session of local musicians  Sundays 2.30pm : Free

Friday Nights at The Torphichen Inn with Hurroosh Folk & Country and everything else possibly thrown in. Good craic and lively From 8.30pm : Free


Sunday Nights at The Cally with The Tonkerers!. Folking it up every Sunday from 11 November 2018!  After a short break The Tonkerers return with their now traditional Sunday night residency in Falkirk - this time back to the re-established Callendar Arms where they first performed a residency no less than 7 years ago. The fun starts at 8pm : Free: No steps! (and plenty of easy at level on street parking a few yards from the door of the venue!)


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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