What's On

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.


£7 (£5 members)

Saturday 20 October 2018 at 7pm

14th Annual Falkirk Folk Club Songwriting Competition

Calling all songwriters! Falkirk Folk Club's 14th annual SONGWRITING COMPETITION takes place on Saturday 20th October at the St Francis Xavier Hall in Falkirk at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). With a panel of independent judges, trophy & £100 for 1st place (2nd £50, 3rd £25), the 2018 Audience Nomination and the famous Falkirk Folk Club raffle - whether you are competing or just coming along for the entertainment and craic it is always a great night. We have already received several song entries but there are still spaces available for any songwriters from Falkirk or further afield who would like to enter - we just ask that your song has not been entered in any other competition. 
To enter, please email and we'll send on further details to you.

Teas & coffee and nibbles will be available and you are welcome Bring Your Own 'refreshment' 

****Important : Please note 'No Nuts/Peanuts' at this venue****

Audience admission £5
Song entry £10

Audience admission £5. Song entry £10 (includes admission)

Thursday 25 October 2018 at 8pm


Fiona Lander and Paul Mason make a very welcome return to Falkirk Folk Club as they tour their brand new album 'Stand Together'.

This multi-instrumental duo bring a variety of influences including jazz, classical and rock to the world of folk music. Instrumental virtuosity, first class song writing, wonderful variety and choice arrangements couple with beautiful and sometimes haunting delivery as well as a gentle sense of fun to guarantee wide appeal for thier show.

As organisers of Northumberland's successfull BAAfest all acoustic music festival, all of Fiona and Paul's hard work has been putting Bellingham firmly on the music map for almost ten years. This makes it a particular pleasure to return the favour by organising a show for them!

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£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 15 November 2018 at 8pm

Steve Dan Mills

Falkirk Folk Club is delighted to welcome American singer songwriter Steve Dan Mills.

Steve was the co-founder of Speed Limit 35, one of the first folk rock bands in the American South. He has been enjoying a solo career since the mid 70's performing at many festivals as well as the UK's top folk and acoustic clubs. 

Steve's songs have been recorded by major artists such as Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill.Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has been covering the title cut from this CD, "Inside Out Lookin' In".  His music has been described as "the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing." He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. His masterful story telling, based on his rich and challenging life experiences, lays the groundwork for each song in a most engaging manner. He elicits tears and laughter and instills hope in his audience.

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£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 22 November 2018 at 8pm

Alan Reid

Falkirk Folk Club is honoured to welcome Alan Reid as our last guest of 2018. Alan was an ever-present member of Battlefield Band from 1969-2010 when, after four decades, he decided that it was time to bow out, in order to develop his writing and to follow other musical paths and partnerships. 

The 'Batties' have been pre-eminent in Scottish traditional music for over 30 years. They have toured all over the world, made over 20 recordings and worked with such diverse artists as Garrison Keillor, Van Morrison and Mike Oldfield. Their albums have won awards in Germany, Britain and the U.S. Throughout this time, Alan has been at the 'engine room' of the band, his keyboards underpinning the bagpipes and the fiddle. Alan was the first to use keyboards as an integral part of a traditional folk band and the depth of his melodic playing and punctuated rhythms have so defined Celtic music that his, and Battlefield Band's influence can be heard in many of today's younger generation of Celtic musicians.

Alan is also a gifted singer and songwriter, his solo and harmony singing have been to the fore throughout Battlefield Band's history. His songs have been a feature of the band's repertoire since the early 80's and have been noted for their story telling element, lyricism and their strong melody. In 1998 his first solo album 'The Sunlit Eye' featuring new songs, original tunes and two of his favourite Burns' songs was released. His song and tune book 'Martyrs, Rogues and Worthies' was released early in 2001.

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£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)