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Thursday 18 April 2019 at 8pm

Avocet

This week, Falkirk Folk Club is pleased to welcome Avocet. The wistful combination of Vocals, Clarsach, Guitar and Double bass has seen the trio play a number of shows in Celtic Connections and festivals throughout Scotland. They have recently been signed to Dutch/Scottish record label Mink Records, opened for Ralph Mctell, received a Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections and sold out their shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

After spending time recording at the Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam their new EP is available on all major platforms.

Ralph Mctell on Avocet "Some of my closest friends were in Pentangle and a comparison is not out of place... a very special group"

Some links:

Avocet EP: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ffDk1Ag8XpxQYHw7s9BIF

Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GYHml7izhQ

Mink Records Avocet Page: http://www.mink-records.com/index.php/artists/avocet/

Avocet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Avocetunes/

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

***NB: as an extra treat, tonight's floorspot will be provided by Andy Newall (info at https://www.birnamcdshop.com/product/andrew-j-newall/ )***

£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 25 April 2019 at 8pm

Spring Sessions

Free (donations welcome)

Thursday 02 May 2019 at 8pm

Quicksilver

This week Falkirk Folk Club welcome back Quicksilver who are Hilary Blyth and Grant Baynham. They were early visitors to the wee room on a night when we were almost snowed in and those in attendance will remember a special night. Then in 2016 they visited us on the day of the UK's EU membership referendum. Whatever turmoil, political or otherwise, may come upon us on 2 May 2019, some light relief is guaranteed if you come along to see Quicksilver at Falkirk Folk Club! 

Here is what they say about each other! -

Grant on Hilary - "Hilary has one of the most staggering voices in British acoustic music. Most folk fans will know it well from her work with top trio Artisan. If you haven’t yet heard her live, then the CDs will be, firstly, a quite-possibly-life-changing treat and, secondly, a demonstration of her breath-taking range of tone and mood. And now I get to play and write for her.  Yahoo!"

Hilary on Grant - "After four years on BBC1’s “That’s Life!” Grant Baynham became a household name. He is a formidable songwriter and has an energy and enthusiasm which create a high-powered performance of material from virtually every genre you can imagine. He’s also one of the funniest people I have ever met. Is it possible to be formidable and hilarious at the same time? With Grant anything is possible!"

For more information visit the Quicksilver web site at http://quicksilveruk.com/index.html

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

£7 (£5 members)