This week

Autumn Sessions

The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street FK1 1NL
<p><strong>Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail</strong> Our privelege to host this project each summer. Always a highlight of the year.</p>
<p><strong>Ivan Drever </strong>Live album recorded at Falkirk Folk Club</p> <p><strong>Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail</strong> Our privelege to host this project each summer. Always a highlight of the year.</p>
<p><strong>Ivan Drever </strong>Live album recorded at Falkirk Folk Club</p> <p><strong>Myles Wallace  </strong>A legend and guaranteed to get the whole room smiling</p>
<p><strong>CarronCast</strong>  Our unique performance project going from strength to strength</p> <p><strong>Myles Wallace  </strong>A legend and guaranteed to get the whole room smiling</p>
<p><strong>CarronCast</strong>  Our unique performance project going from strength to strength</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> <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>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>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>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>

Other news

Ian Ludbrook

Club members and friends are very saddened to hear news of Ian Ludbrook who passed away on 1 November 2019 following his battle with cancer.

Ian was a friend and a stalwart and long time member of Falkirk Folk Club who contributed greatly to our activities over many years, most recently in his role as a Club Auditor. Ian was a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter with enormous and wide ranging knowledge and interests. Although originally from Stockton-on-Tees, Ian worked in the Falkirk area for many decades as a town planner, starting with Stirling County Council. His knowledge of the Falkirk area was exceptional and possibly unmatched. Winning the Folk Club Christmas quiz (or any quiz for that matter) would prove impossible if Ian was part of an opposing team.

Ian is pictured above entertaining those gathered at a Falkirk Folk Club session, perhaps singing his song about when Buffalo Bill came to Falkirk or maybe giving his rendition of the Blackleg Miner or 'Wor Georgie's lost his penka'.

We will greatly miss our friend and send our heartfelt condolences to all of Ian's family and friends.

New CD release from Ivan Drever: Live at Falkirk Folk Club

The concert Ivan performed for us in March 2019 was recorded and has been released as a live CD. You can obtain a copy and view video of his performance via his web site http://www.ivandrever.co.uk/

History of Falkirk Folk Club

Fraser Bruce is putting together a history of folk clubs in Scotland. It would be great to get a firmer idea of the early days of Falkirk Folk Club and other contemporaneous folk music events in the Falkirk area. I particular, it would be great to know if anyone has a defnite recollection of the start date of the Bicycle Shed era and whether the Club operated continuously thereafter? There have been suggestions that it folded after the Bicycle Shed days and other suggestions that it has operated continuously.  Any recollectins of early acts would be great as well. When did you first visit? Who was performing? What do you particularly remember about the Club? We'll be reminding you at forthcoming Club events and we'll co-ordinate a response to help Fraser with his research.

Songwriting Competition 2019

This year's Falkirk Folk Club Songwriting Competition will take place at St Frances Xavier Hall on Saturday 19 October 2019. Doors 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Watch this space for furthe details and get writing your winning song! Always a fun and inspiring night with fabulous prizes for the winners and a first class judging panel.

A special evening with the Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail and CarronCast

Falkirk Folk Club will be hosting the Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail and CarronCast at a special event in the St Francis Xavier Hall on Saturday 20 July 2019 (doors 7pm for a 7.30pm start). Tickets are £7 and can be purchased on the door but please let us know in advance if you are intending to come along so we can set out the hall for the numbers anticipated. You can let us know by email at   or text Charlie 07766 205 397 or Roz 07517 787 345. For further details see the What's On page (link above).

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  North Star
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


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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