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Thursday 16 August 2018 at 8pm

The Summer Sessions

Banjos welcome, honest. Join us in the wee room for a fun night of songs, tunes and good company

All welcome and it's free!

main pic : Deliverance (Duelling Banjos) composer and much, much more Eric Weissberg 79 today

Free

Thursday 23 August 2018 at 8pm

The Summer Sessions

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 30 August 2018 at 8pm

Mark & Cindy Lemaire

Mark Lemaire is known for his unique guitar style: he incorporates masterful fingerpicking, slap-and-tap harmonics, hand percussion, and a delicate touch that goes straight to your heart. While Mark's solo guitar pieces stand as complete statements, his harmonies with Cindy Lemaire are so perfectly matched that they seem like two people with one voice
 
The music ranges from subtle, pin-drop delicate solo guitar to raucous sing-alongs

While the music is beautiful, the experience of simply being together is a key part of the evening

Mark’s music is informed by his years as a recording engineer and producer for everyone from the San Francisco Symphony to Rolling Stones’ producer Jimmy Miller. Mark and Cindy tour the US, Sweden, England and Scotland

Mark and Cindy are a pleasure to listen to and fun to just be with

Reserve your seat now at

“Mark's guitar playing is exemplary, breathtaking at times, and Cindy has a wonderful voice. The rapport with the audience creates something very special: it is almost a communion.” -Tony Streeter, Ragged Trousered Folk
 


 

£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 06 September 2018 at 8pm

Friction Farm

Regulars will remember Friction Farm performing a floorspot for us on their last UK tour, and we are delighted to welcome back for a full show.  This modern-folk duo are a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.

Friction Farm's lyrically rich, harmony-driven songs have earned them spots as Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists. They are winners of the South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competition and have performed as official showcase artists at the Southeast, Southwest, and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conferences.

Performing internationally and throughout the US, Friction Farm feels at home on the road and on stage. Audiences lean into their stories, laugh at their humor, are inspired to do a little good in the world, and sing along once in a while.

Book your seat now by email at or by text 07766 205 397.

£7 (£5 members)

Thursday 13 September 2018 at 8pm

Ninebarrow

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who areimpressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equallypassionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling. The duo were recently nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist and also for ‘Best Duo’ in the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016. Most recently, Ninebarrow’s second album, ‘Releasing the Leaves’, was released to wide - spread critical acclaim. Recorded and produced in the duo’s own studio and mastered by Mark Tucker (whose other credits include Show of Hands and Fairport Convention) the album received a raft of stellar reviews including five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Dance and Song Magazine produced by the EFDSS. Receiving airplay on national and regional radio stations across the UK, including the multiple plays on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, it was described by Suzi Klein on BBC Radio 3 as demonstrating the duo’s harmonies ‘to perfection ’. It was also awarded four stars by The Telegraph and listed in the paper’s Top Folk Albums of 2016 as well as featuring in several other ‘Best Albums of 2016’ awards lists. Following the critical acclamation that the duo have received, they’ve been in high demand and have been receiving bookings at a plethora of folk clubs, music venues and festivals across the country. As well as headlining in their own right,  Ninebarrow have also provided support for some of the folk greats, including Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands and Fisherman ’s Friends. They were selected by Cambridge Folk Festival as one of five ‘showcase’ artists in 2016 and were described by the festival as being a group destined for ‘great things in the future’ Engaging, charismatic and humorous - Ninebarrow are winning new fans wherever they go. See them live, and you’ll quickly understand why.

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£7 (£5 members)

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)